A first anniversary as a married couple is a huge milestone. They say that the first year of marriage is the hardest as the couple learns to live with each other’s faults day in and out. If you have a couple in your life who has made it through their first year of marriage, it’s a great idea to get in on the celebration. That means the search is on for the best 1st anniversary gift ideas for couples.
Surprise the couple in your life with a thoughtful and creative gift. A gift can show them how much you care about their happy union. The traditional first anniversary gift is paper, while the modern gift is a clock. You can choose one of these themes or get the happy couple something that’s truly unique to them. If you’re having trouble coming up with ideas, don’t worry. We’ve gathered up 50 of the best 1st anniversary gift ideas for couples:
This arrangement includes an adorable X and O carved from pineapple. It’s also packed with strawberries covered in delectable semisweet chocolate, pineapple hearts, honeydew melon, and so much more.
This gift comes with the best of both worlds. It includes a bouquet with white and peach flowers with touches of lavender and a box of a dozen strawberries covered in semisweet chocolate.
Let your loved ones send heartfelt messages to each other anytime with this sweet spinning heart box. Whenever you send a message, the chunky heart on the box spins to alert the recipient who can then read the message on the mirrored screen inside.
Looking for practical 1st anniversary gift ideas for couples? Give your loved ones the gift of healthy eating. This countertop blender pulverizes ice in seconds to create creamy frozen drinks and smoothies that help you get in your daily dose of fruits and veggies.
Give the couple in your life the gift of an even more intimate and strong relationship. This set includes 100 conversation starters that can encourage couples to maintain strong communication and to solidify their connection every day with deep, thoughtful conversation.
Waking up is the hardest part of the day. Make it just a bit easier for the couple in your life with this light that wakes you up naturally, using a combination of sound and light that mimics natural sunlight.
Let the couple in your life learn the ins and outs of cooking for two with this cookbook. It has been expertly developed to deliver guaranteed-to-work recipes for two, innovative cooking strategies, waste-saving tips, and so much more.
8. Vayu Pot
This matte porcelain planter is like a piece of art in itself. Add a large, luscious plant, and your gift is guaranteed to be the couple’s favorite piece of décor in their new home.
Help the couple in your life commemorate this time in their life with this hands casting kit. It includes everything they need to make a plaster cast of their hands entwined together that they can keep for years to come.
Out of this big wide world, the couple in your life beat the odds and found each other. This puzzle commemorates that feat with an areal view of the spot they met and the words, “We found each other” spelled out in puzzle pieces.
For the couple that loves to entertain, this cheese board is made with marble and wood for cheese, charcuteries, and appetizers. You can also personalize it with your couple’s initials for a truly unique touch.
For the well-traveled couple, this adventure map displays all their conquests and adventures. You can choose up to eight locations along with a custom, personalized message.
Get the couple in your life a sleeping bag for two. While the outer shell is durable and waterproof, while the inside is soft, silky, and surprisingly comfortable.
14. Fondue for Two
Treat your loved ones to a date night at home with this fondue kit. It comes with a ceramic fondue dish, a small candle to heat up your cheese or chocolate fondue, and two serving prongs.
Made of 100% cotton, this afghan will make a beautiful accent piece for your couple’s home. It features an elegant design with delicate fringe in a warm, natural color with a personalized touch.
Made of premium craft paper in a honeycomb structure, this stool will make a unique and wonderful addition to your loved ones’ home. It comes in red, black, brown, and white to fit in with any décor.
This stunning paper cut silhouette features the silhouette of a couple in a romantic embrace. You can personalize it with the couple’s wedding date underneath along with their names in the sky.
Let your loved ones create a romantic starry date night right in their own living room. It uses a direct diode laser, precision glass optics, and holographic technology to create a relaxing environment in any room.
This gift combines both the traditional and modern gift themes. It’s made of high-quality FSC certified paper with a working clock mechanism that features the hour, minute, and second hands in black.
Give the couple in your life the gift of a better night’s sleep. This pillow is soft and comfortable while also remaining supportive and even wicking away heat to keep you cool.
This diffuser connects to your smartphone to allow you to adjust timing, scents, and intensity. It comes with four different scents: velvet wineberry, vanilla chiffon, lavender, and yuzu citron.
Get your loved ones a custom made portrait of them on their wedding day. This portrait completely recreates your look on your wedding day with a ton of details that really bring the image to life.
Your favorite couple loves each other to the moon and back. Commemorate that sentiment with this collage that includes up to 18 of the couple’s favorite photos arranged into a moon shape and your choice of frame.
It’s tradition to enjoy a slice of the couple’s wedding cake on their first anniversary. Made by a leading American glassmaker, this cake plate ensures they do it in style.
Choose your couples’ favorite book and turn it into a beautiful paper bouquet they will treasure for years. This charming gift fits right in with the first anniversary paper gift theme.
Looking for 1st anniversary gift ideas for couples who love to travel? For world travelers, this beautiful keepsake map allows your favorite couple to mark off each of the places they visit. It comes personalized with the couple’s names and the date of their wedding.
27. The Kissing Mugs
These porcelain mugs fit together just like your favorite couple. Each of the mugs looks like a friendly face and when they fit together, the handles form a heart shape.
Give them a delectable dinner date at home with this crate full of Italian cooking staples. It’s packed with balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, pesto, olives in extra virgin olive oil, and pecorino Romano.
These sheets are extremely comfortable with a 1500 thread count level of softness and are made of a high-performance smart fabric. They’re designed to wick away moisture while regulating body temperature for a better night’s sleep.
Give the couple in your life the gift of a cleaner home with less work. Sweep dust, crumbs, and pet hair up to the vacuum and infrared sensors will automatically vacuum it all up.
Take your favorite couple back to their younger days with this ice cream maker. It creates frozen treats in any flavor you can dream up with the help of a heavy-duty motor, insulated freezer bowl, and mixing paddle.
For the coffee-loving couple, there’s no better fit than this coffee maker. It’s a fully automatic machine that uses revolutionary brewing technology to create traditional espresso beverages and coffee.
If you’re looking for sentimental 1st anniversary gift ideas for couples, this sign will quickly become the most cherished piece of décor in your loved ones’ home. It includes their names in beautiful script, along with a heart and the date their union was established.
Made of galvanized, rust-proof metal, this beverage tub will look right at home at your favorite couple’s next backyard gathering. It comes personalized with any message up to 16 characters and a year.
Serve up the perfect gourmet meal with this dinner for two. It includes spinach and cheese pastry appetizers, bacon-wrapped filet mignons, mashed potatoes, black truffle green beans, and chocolate cake.
Get them a journal that will commemorate their anniversaries for years to come. This journal is intended to be filled out each year with prompts, photo pages, and elegant envelopes.
37. Folded Book Art
This book art is created using a preloved hardback novel that’s laser-cut to create the names of your loved ones with a heart. It’s the perfect paper-themed gift for a first anniversary.
For the foodie couple in your life, this oversized serving bowl is the perfect pick. You can personalize it with any two-line message along with your choice of theme.
This fun art print makes a décor piece out of their wedding song. It features the first piece of music from their wedding song, along with their names and wedding date.
Designed to honor your loved one’s big day, this wedding photo album uses premium-quality materials, including cloth binding and paper made of plant-based fabrics. The end result is a personalized book your loved ones will always keep on display.
In a beautiful Parisian-themed box, this set includes 24 delectable macarons. It includes several delicious flavors, including raspberry, rose, caramel, pistachio, orange blossom, and so much more.
This cookbook features a mix of savory, sweet, and harvest-inspired recipes. It’s perfect for a new couple who’s learning to cook for themselves — as well as a crowd.
Let your loved ones turn their favorite cell phone snapshots into physical photographs with this smartphone printer. It’s easy to print from your smartphone, but can even print photos taken from a digital camera.
Get your favorite couple a “his” and “hers” set of bathmats. Made of cotton and rayon and in smart black and white, they add a charming touch to any bathroom.
For over 40 years, the pour-over method has been the best way to brew coffee without bitterness or sediment. This coffee maker is made of high quality, heat-resistant glass.
46. Blue Apron
Blue Apron provides all of the ingredients you need for a healthy, home-cooked meal without having to go to the food store and gather up ingredients. You can choose from an ever-changing mix of meat, fish, vegan, Weight Watchers approved, diabetes-friendly, and so much more.
Commemorate the moment your loved ones’ paths first crossed with this intersection photo print. It comes personalized with their names and the important dates they share as they look forward to their next path together.
These “his” and “hers” bath towels are made from Turkish cotton for an ultra-plush experience that’s simply divine. They become softer and more absorbent with every wash.
49. Google Home
Get the lovebirds their own personal assistant, Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. You can ask it questions, ask it to play music, and manage your calendar.
50. S’mores Maker
Looking for fun 1st anniversary gift ideas for couples? S’mores aren’t just for camping anymore. This s’mores maker brings it inside with a roasting chimney, grill top, four roasting sticks, and ceramic tray.
Whether the couple in your life loves staying home and watching Netflix or hitting the open trails, you’ll find the perfect gift in this collection of amazing 1st anniversary gift ideas for couples. You’re sure to make their first anniversary just a bit brighter with a thoughtful and unique gift.