The first wedding anniversary is also known as “paper anniversary”. Traditionally, couples exchange gifts made of paper during their paper anniversary. The modern addition to first anniversary gifts is the clock.

If you’re looking for 1st anniversary gifts for her, it will be helpful to take a look at our gift guide below. We have selected 19 great anniversary gifts for wife, including 17 traditional paper gifts and a modern clock gift. These ideas are unique, romantic, and meaningful. She will adore them for sure!

Scroll down to read Paper Anniversary Gifts for Her (Updated: 2017).


Paper Anniversary Gifts for Her | 1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Wife


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. Makes a great first anniversary gift for her.

Precious Moments Figurine - 1st wedding anniversary gift ideas
Precious Moments Figurine

2.   Our Adventure Book

Thoughtful paper gift for her — a special memory book just like the one in Pixar Up movie. Hardcover with thick craft paper. Designed for couples to record down their life adventures and love stories.

Our Adventure Book from Pixar Up Movie. First Wedding Anniversary Paper Gift Ideas.
Our Adventure Book

3.   Dogeared Pearls of Love Necklace 

Melt her heart with this gorgeous pearl necklace on that special day. Featuring a lustrous round freshwater pearl with a delicate gold chain. It looks feminine and classy.

This necklace comes attached with a meaningful message card to remind her how much she is loved.

Dogeared Pearls of Love Necklace. Paper anniversary gifts for wife.
Dogeared Pearls of Love Necklace

4.   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.

Hello Beautiful Wall Art - Paper Anniversary Gifts for Her
Hello Beautiful Wall Art

5.   Best Wife Ever Coffee Mug

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

Best Wife Ever Coffee Mug. Wedding anniversary gifts for her
Best Wife Ever Coffee Mug

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 significant other. It makes the sweetest paper anniversary gift.

The Book of Us (Paper anniversary gift ideas)
The Book of Us

7.   Wifey Travel Mug

Such an adorable tumbler that your wife will surely appreciate. Attractive pink color with a silver word. 16 oz insulated. Perfect for enjoying coffee on the go.

Wifey Travel Mug (Anniversary gifts for wife)
Wifey Travel Mug

8.   Inspirational Planner

A stylish planner packed with positivity to encourage women to keep 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, meal planner section, workout overview section, and more.

There are wisdom quotes for each month. Use it, take action and gain control of your life.

Inspirational Planner - Paper Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her
Inspirational Planner

9.   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.

With Love from My Kitchen (Paper Anniversary Gifts For Wife)
With Love from My Kitchen (Spiral-bound)

10.   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.


Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel | Paper Anniversary Gift Ideas
Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See… Ranked

11.   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.

Such a unique paper anniversary gift for both of you!

Me, You, Us: A Book to Fill Out Together. First wedding anniversary paper gift ideas
Me, You, Us: A Book to Fill Out Together

12.   Unicorn 3D Art Puzzle

Awesome unicorn head to mount on the wall. Made of recyclable cardboard. It looks unique and colorful. Pretty neat and fun to put together. Your wife is going to love this magical creature in the house.

Unicorn 3D Art Puzzle. Paper gifts for wedding anniversary.
Unicorn 3D Art Puzzle

13.   Red Pomegranate and Bird Painting Decorative Fan

Oriental style paper fan to decorate the room. Finely hand painted on Korean mulberry paper. A pair of lovebirds is sitting on the branch accompanied by red pomegranates. Bring in peace and harmony feel to the environment.

Red Pomegranate and Bird Painting Decorative Fan | Paper anniversary gift ideas for her
Red Pomegranate and Bird Painting Decorative Fan

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 Pewter Table Clock | Modern first anniversary gifts
Vintage Pewter Table Clock

15.   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.

Adesso Natural Paper Table Lamp - paper gifts for anniversary
Adesso Natural Paper Table Lamp

16.   Love Bomb 

Pamper her with this set of luxurious bath bombs made from all natural ingredients. Tennis ball sized, cute colors, pleasing scent. Luxuriate in healing shea butter, natural oil, fresh fragrances and flower power. It leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturized.

17.   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
The Aviator’s Wife

18.   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)
The Fault in Our Stars (Hardcover)

19.   C.R. Gibson Fleur Rouge Password Journal

Stunning red journal for her to keep passwords and other secure information close at hand. With alphabetical tabs that allow you to look and update your passwords effortlessly. Easy to use, compact in size. Fits nicely in any purse.

C.R. Gibson Password Journal
C.R. Gibson Password Journal

That’s the 19 Paper Anniversary Gifts for Her handpicked by Vivid. We hope the above gift guide helps.

We wish you to have a happy 1st anniversary celebration with your beloved wife. Thanks for reading.


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