If you’re looking for 1st anniversary gifts for your wife, it will be helpful to take a look at our list below. Discover meaningful gifts to commemorate this special day. Whether you are going on the traditional route to celebrate your paper anniversary or the modern way to celebrate this occasion, we have the perfect gift your wife is going to love.

The first wedding anniversary is also known as “paper anniversary”. Traditionally, couples exchange gifts made of paper during their paper anniversary. Paper are thought to symbolize the blank pages for couples to write their new chapter in life. And, clock, the modern addition to the first anniversary gift, symbolizes the precious time a married couple is going to spend.

In this article, we have brought together both modern and traditional paper gifts perfect for celebrating being in a sweet marriage for 365 days.

Read on to discover best paper anniversary gift ideas for wife.

Celebrate 1st Wedding Anniversary

Best Gifts for Paper Anniversary

1. Precious Moments Figurine

A sweet couple holding hands promises to keep their love alive for the rest of their lives. This lovely figurine is sure to remind you and your wife of all the memories made from “Year One” in the marriage. It is meticulously sculpted of fine bisque porcelain and expertly hand-painted. This figurine makes a romantic first anniversary gift for her.

A Whole Year Filled With Special Moments
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2. Our Adventure Book

A thoughtful paper gift that your wife is going to appreciate — a special memory book just like the one in Pixar Up movie. Hardcover with thick craft paper. It is designed for couples to record down their life adventures and love stories.

Memory Book
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3. To My Wife Necklace 

Melt her heart with this gorgeous necklace on your first wedding anniversary day. The gold heart-shaped pendant symbolizes your love & affection and the sparkling diamonds will let her shine bright.

This necklace comes in a box with a beautiful message to express how deep is your love.

Heart Necklace for Wife
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4. La Lune Belle Fleur Planner

A pretty planner to keep her organized and stay motivated. This undated planner with helpful tools is divided into different sections to help you keep track, prioritize, and work towards your goals. Features goal overview section, action plan section, monthly and weekly sheets, and more.

5. Use it, take action and gain control of your life.

Productivity Journal
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6. Hello Beautiful Wall Art 

You can also get this beautiful art print for the paper anniversary. It is handmade with luxe gold foil and premium matte card stock. Place it on her dresser or work desk to greet her every day. It will make her happy for sure.

Paper Poster
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7. Best Wife Ever Coffee Mug

Show how much you adore her with this cute mug for your best wife ever. 13 ounces capacity. It will definitely become her new favorite mug!

Best Wife Ever Coffee Mug. Wedding anniversary gifts for her
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8. Mini Alarm Clock

Something thoughtful and useful. This cute little alarm clock will make sure your wife wakes up on time. It is non-ticking so it won’t disturb your rest and the dial is easy to read with the large display. Also, the alarm sounds loud enough to wake up even the heaviest sleepers.

Clock Gift
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9. Carnation Flower Gift

Carnation carries the meaning of young and passionate love. To celebrate your first year together as a married couple, you can get a bouquet of fresh carnations or gift your wife this tote bag filled with carnations.

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6. The Book of Us: A Journal of Your Love Story in 150 Questions

A book designed for couples to remember and cherish their important moments together. With 150 intriguing questions on the topics ranging from “Before I met you, my love life was…” to “One of the reasons I think we lasted so long as a couple is that…”.

Fill it with your heart content and present it to your other half. It makes the sweetest gift to celebrate paper anniversary.

Journal of Love
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10. Wifey Travel Mug

Such an adorable tumbler that your wifey will surely appreciate. This travel mug is made from high quality stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation. It will keep beverages hot or cold for hours.

Gold Foil Stainless Steel Insulated Tumbler
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11. With Love from My Kitchen

For her who loves cooking. This is a wonderful cookbook loved by moms and wives since 1989. It allows users to keep all her favorite family recipes in one place. This cookbook is divided into several sections for you to fill in your recipes and keep them organized.

Recipe Book
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12. Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel

Bring your wife to tour the world’s best 500 places on your 1st wedding anniversary. This impressive coffee table book compiles the most unmissable sights and attractions in the world from the big name mega-sights such as the Eiffel Tower to lesser-known hidden gems in secluded parts of the planet. Filled with breathtaking illustrations and insightful descriptions, this book will inspire you to plan for the next trip together.


Travel Guide
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13. Me, You, Us: A Book to Fill Out Together

Cute activity to do together as a married couple. With the creative space and interesting prompts, this book allows you to jot down whatever silly thoughts and sweet memories that pop into your brain. You will have fun getting playful together, and you will also end up with an amazing time capsule to look back on.

This memory-creating book is such a special gift to celebrate your paper anniversary together!

Fill in Love Book
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14. Unicorn 3D Art Puzzle

Get creative when picking the paper gifts. Get this awesome unicorn head to mount on the wall. It is made of strong paperboard with numberings. It is pretty easy and fun to put together. Your wife is going to have this magical creature in the house.

Abstract Paper Wall Art Decor
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15. Boxclever Press Deluxe Password Book 

Paint her life with colors. Surprise your wife with a colorful paper gift. This beautiful notebook is super useful to keep passwords and other secure information close at hand. With no title on the cover and magnetic closure, it will keep your details safe.

16. Red Pomegranate and Bird Painting Decorative Fan

Oriental style paper fan to decorate the room. This fan is finely hand painted on Korean mulberry paper. A pair of lovebirds is sitting on the branch accompanied by red pomegranates. It will fill your space with peace and harmony feel.

Paper Fan
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14. Vintage Pewter Table Clock

Clock is the modern gift for the first wedding anniversary. Let’s add some whimsies to your bedside or mantle with this vintage-style clock. The distressed design and the rusty appearance creates aged, rustic look that you will like.

Vintage Clock
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18. Adesso Dune Table Lamp

Another idea that matches the paper theme. A minimalist style table lamp that casts soft and warm light. Feature: natural crinkle paper shade and wood base that supports the steel pole. Solid and well constructed. A nice lamp to add coziness in your bedroom.

Paper Lamp
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19. Stenders Flower Power Fizzy Bath Bombs

Pamper her with this set of luxurious bath bombs made from all natural ingredients. Tennis ball sized, lovely colors, pleasing floral scent. Luxuriate in soothing chamomile extract, rich almond oil, and healing aloe juice. It leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturized.

Luxury Bath Bombs
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20. Books

20a. The Aviator’s Wife: A Novel 

If she is loves reading, book is an excellent choice. The Aviator’s Wife: A Novel is a wonderful historian fiction about Anne Morrow Lindberg’s marriage to the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh. This book narrates the story of triumphs, struggles, and pains in their troubled marriage. A fascinating book that depicts Anne’s voice, her way to find her own life and establishing her own identity.

The Aviator's Wife
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20b. The Fault in Our Stars 

Romance book loved by thousands of readers. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is an inspiring novel that tackles big subjects like life, death, and love. It is the story of Hazel, a teen girl living with terminal lung cancer. She meets Augustus (a cancer survivor who lost a leg due to his past cancer), in a support group and soon they fall in love. A breathtaking story filled with life, hope, joy and love. A book that will bring out every emotion in you.

The Fault in Our Stars (Hardcover)
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That concludes our list of best gifts for paper anniversary. Thanks for reading.

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