A Perfect Gift On Paper: Celebrating the Joys of Your First Anniversary

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The occasion of a first anniversary brings with it the symbolic expectation of growth, commitment and a profound sense of love between two people. Making sure the day is truly special for your spouse is therefore critical and no better way to do that than by giving the perfect gift! But more than just any gift, it is important to realize the significance of this first milestone in any married couple’s life and thus, giving that perfect present will set the tone for a wonderful journey ahead for the two of you.
While traditionally, paper is the traditional anniversary gift for the first year, there are several alternatives, each of which say what your heart truly wants to say. The key is to find something that goes beyond a materialistic gifting, to something that is meaningful and that would both of you would cherish forever.
Ideally, the gift should reflect the bond between the two of you, your evolution as individuals and as a united couple – something that celebrates how far you have come.
Jeweled accessories, such as a watch, bracelet, or necklace, can be whimsical yet personal reminders of the couple’s union. Jewelry often carries this dual symbolic identity of being a luxurious yet personal item – manifested in material form. Not to mention, it’s the perfect way to show that you truly understand just how special the day and your spouse is.
Or perhaps a surprise holiday package to a destination that is special to both of you would be a great idea. Travelling together is all about having fun, making memories and creating new experiences – what better way to do that then with a first-anniversary vacation. It would bring in the feel of the exotic and can provide the perfect romantic backdrop.
For the city dwellers, couples can always opt to take a couple of days off from their 9-5 and explore the city with fresh eyes and ears. Going on a culinary walking tour or taking a guided class together are some great ideas to try out. It can be both calming and exciting at the same time.
For those who are feeling a little adventurous, outdoor activities, such as skydiving, bungee jumping, mountain biking or rock climbing, are perfect ideas. Such activities are a great way to bond, helps constructive communication, express vulnerability and try something new.
No matter you pick, what matters is that you give something that symbolizes the couple’s connection, something that celebrates the uniqueness of the union in an irreplaceable and undeniable way. After all, the best gifts are those that come from heart and soul.