Many new couples need help with home repairs and even making a certificate for a day of helping them paint a room or move furniture could go over big.Another way to help out the new couple on their 1 year anniversary is to think of paper products they might use.Or watch an online tutorial about painting with watercolors or oils.Create your own "masterpiece" together of a favorite memory while playing romantic music. After an out-of-the-ordinary meal, talk about the hopes and dreams that you have for your life together.Look around your own home for paper items you really appreciate yourself, and see if you can turn it into a first anniversary gift idea.Feel free to think outside the box too, you could do gift certificates (which are still usually printed on paper, though you might have to watch out for plastic gift cards), tickets to a local arts or sporting event, or even help them celebrate their wedding anniversary with paper gift certificates to restaurants or hotels. Other ideas might include personalized cards or calendars.
How about using the traditional list for your wedding anniversaries and then the modern list for your anniversary of the day you met?My mother had a system, a photo of the wedding, a card from the reception and a page from our guest book all framed in a beautiful collage for my husband and I. Other more high end options might be to have a special photo turned into an oil painting for that 1st anniversary gift.Other around the house ideas for 1st wedding anniversary gifts are framed artwork, books on favorite subjects, or even his and hers magazine subscriptions.Then repeat your wedding vows out loud to one another and ask God to bless your marriage. About a month before your anniversary, send your spouse on a scavenger hunt.Put together clues or riddles that lead to items that you've placed around town.
Then look through your album of wedding pictures, or watch your wedding video if you have one.