11 actually exciting paper gifts for a first anniversary
Case in point: those first anniversaries. Letter writing might be a dying art, but you’d never know it from the dozens of stationery shops planted throughout each and every American city. How much decorative paper can one couple use?
Of course, I’m sure some newly married couples are still exhausted from all the wedding hoopla of the previous year and don’t really care if they get anything at all. But for those couples that do kind of, sort of care about anniversaries, we’ve rounded up a few more creative “paper” gifts to make the first one a little more enjoyable.
It totally counts.
Bing | Paper and leather choker
Paper and leather choker, $153, marni, theoutnet.com
Personalized liquor labels
Slap it on a pricey, limited edition whiskey to make the gift he really wants a little bit more charming.
Bing | Personalized liquor labels
Personalized liquor labels, $10 for 2, simplypersonalized.com
Something to hang over all that china and flatware you registered for last year.
Bing | Paper lantern
Rhododendron chandelier, $898, anthropologie.com
Like glamping for your kitchen.
Bing | Paper placemats
Paper place mat sets, $20, neimanmarcus.com
Probably designed with first anniversaries in mind.
Bing | Paperclip necklace
Crystal paperclip necklace, $575, lanvin, neimanmarcus.com
Non-stuffy versions might actually make you want to finish those wedding gift thank you notes.
Bing | Stationery
Personalized cards, $48 for set of 25, agadabout.com
Message in a bottle necklace
A budget-friendly option (it's the message that matters).
Bing | Message in a bottle necklace
Secret message in a bottle necklace, $16, fredflare.com
This example says "Script Ideas" with a "To my very own Spielberg: keep writing. Love, me" detail. It's so adorable I want to buy it for no one in particular.
Bing | Custom journal
Bespoke journal, $595, anyahindmarch.com
Glancing at cute wedding photos can probably make a lot of things less stressful. Even writing to-do lists.
Bing | Photo notepads
Photo notepad, $12.99, pinholepress.com
Include yourself and make it a shared experience/concert/game/whatever. It's the best way to disguise a sorta selfish present.
Bing | Tickets
Bruce Springsteen concert in L.A., starting at $98, stubhub.com; season tickets to Yankees games, starting at $4,760, mlb.com