Anniversary Gift Guide: First Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

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  • January 21, 2016

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We’re talking Anniversary Gifts on the blog today! Thanks to guest blogger, Kara, we’ve got a round-up of rad ideas for your first wedding anniversary gift. Tradition says the gift should be Paper focused (and a Carnation if you’re giving flowers and Mother of Pearl if there is a gemstone involved) but we’re just focusing on the paper aspect today. We’ve got some ideas from local DC vendors and small biz Etsy vendors. Check it out and let us know what we missed!

#1. Custom illustrated family portrait Custom Family Portrait

Get a custom illustrated picture (on paper!) of your family or you and your partner and hang it on your wall. These are TOO CUTE.

#2. City & Neighborhood Prints

You could pick the city you live in, where you got married, or where you visited for your honeymoon, regardless of the place, City Prints makes awesome paper prints of locations. Or, shop local with our girls at Cherry Blossom Creative and get a DC Neighborhood Print. We proudly hang our H Street print at the bottom of our stairs :)

#3. Cute Anniversary Cards

Maybe your gift isn’t paper, but your Anniversary Card certainly can be. We love these anniversary cards from Aisle Always Love (and also their entire shop has great anniversary & wedding gift ideas!).

#4. Letterpress Workshops!

Instead of buying something on paper … how about you and your partner spend your first anniversary MAKING SOMETHING (on paper). Attend one of Typecase Industries’ letterpress workshops and make your own artwork or sign to hang in your home!

#5. Vintage Book Frames

Frame a wedding picture or honeymoon picture or really any other picture in one of these super cool, vintage book turned picture frames from Vintage Book Frame. Especially perfect if you or your partner is a book worm!

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