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The 40 Best 1-Year Anniversary Gifts to Give in 2023

From traditional to modern, these anniversary presents will set the tone for years to come.

Headshot of Samantha LawyerBy Samantha Lawyer
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The first year of marriage is filled with accomplishments worth celebrating. Since successfully planning a wedding and officially tying the knot, you may have taken an exotic honeymoon, moved into a new home, thought about having children, or simply enjoyed settling into a comfortable routine with one another. Regardless of how you’ve spent the past twelve months, by the time your anniversary arrives, you and your partner will have plenty to commemorate, and exchanging thoughtful one year anniversary gifts is a meaningful way to do so.

When deciding what present to give your partner, you may choose to go the traditional or modern route, both of which have symbolic ties to the early stage of your relationship. The traditional first year anniversary gift material is paper, which is fitting given that it’s delicate, yet with careful preservation can last a lifetime. The modern first year gift is a clock, also appropriate as it indicates the passage of time and can encourage you to reflect on the change that comes with it. Other sources of inspiration for milestone anniversary gifts include the first year metal (gold), the first year color (yellow), and the first year flower (carnations).

With all this in mind, our list of the best 1-year anniversary gifts is filled with sentimental ideas for your one year anniversary. Whether you opt for something traditional, modern, or totally unique, you’ll be starting your marriage off on the right foot by taking care to choose something special for your loved one.

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one year anniversary gifts for him

H-DEWALL Customized Song Lyrics Canvas

Customized Song Lyrics Canvas
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one year anniversary gifts for him

H-DEWALL Customized Song Lyrics Canvas

$18 at Amazon
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If your partner gets all the feels every time your wedding song comes on, they'll likely be touched by a print customized with the lyrics. Along with your names and wedding date, the center also features a photo of you for added personalization.

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for avid travelers

UncommonGoods Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map

Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map
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for avid travelers

UncommonGoods Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map

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This mounted map comes with 100 pushpins to start marking all of the places you've traveled as a couple. It can be personalized with your names and anniversary date, plus it comes framed and ready to be displayed right away.

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etsy's pick

InTheBookUS Personalized Our Anniversary Journal

Personalized Our Anniversary Journal
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etsy's pick

InTheBookUS Personalized Our Anniversary Journal

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Start an anniversary tradition with this keepsake journal, which includes a double-page spread for each anniversary for adding photos and notes about your favorite memories from that year. You can take turns filling it out, or complete it together as a way to celebrate and reflect on your time together.

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Minted Our Vows Art Print

Our Vows Art Print
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Minted Our Vows Art Print

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It's been a year since you exchanged vows, so a refresher can't hurt. This art print displays both of your vows along with your names and wedding date so you can keep coming back to the promises you made to one another.

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gifts under $25

FLUYTCO Love Lingual: Card Game

Love Lingual: Card Game
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gifts under $25

FLUYTCO Love Lingual: Card Game

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With nearly 9,000 5-star Amazon reviews, this card game has proven to be a hit amongst dating and married couples alike. With questions inspired by couples psychologists, the game is designed to bring you closer in areas such as family, intimacy, couple, individual, and past and future.

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under $10

Knock Knock What I Love About You Today Pad

What I Love About You Today Pad
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under $10

Knock Knock What I Love About You Today Pad

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A simple yet still sentimental gift, this note pad offers daily prompts that you can fill out to make each other feel loved. Wrap it up, or surprise them by filling out the first page already.

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UncommonGoods Intersection of Love Photo Print

Intersection of Love Photo Print
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UncommonGoods Intersection of Love Photo Print

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This personalized print is understated enough to appeal to spouses with even the most minimalist decor style. The street signs, printed with both of your names and significant dates, commemorate the moment when the two of you first crossed paths.

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etsy first year anniversary gifts

KarasVineyardWedding First Anniversary Ornament

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First Anniversary Ornament
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etsy first year anniversary gifts

KarasVineyardWedding First Anniversary Ornament

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If your anniversary falls around the holidays (or even if it doesn't), this paper ornament could be the perfect addition to your Christmas tree this year. It comes in your choice of paper color, as well as charms customized with your initials, anniversary date, and anniversary year.

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UncommonGoods Personalized Faux Bois Vase

Personalized Faux Bois Vase
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UncommonGoods Personalized Faux Bois Vase

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With or without a bouquet of fresh flowers, this personalized vase will make him or her smile on your anniversary. Handcrafted from stoneware clay and designed to look like initials carved into a tree, it's a gift that will last just as long.

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carnation gifts

Ashley Chiang Carnation 3D Art

Carnation 3D Art
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carnation gifts

Ashley Chiang Carnation 3D Art

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While you can also choose her birth flower or her personal favorite bloom, this handmade, paper quilled carnation is a thoughtful present that checks off not one, but two traditional first-year anniversary gift themes.

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best anniversary gifts for couples

Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book

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Color Series Photo Book
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best anniversary gifts for couples

Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book

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Save a spot next to your wedding album for a photo book showcasing your first year of memories as a married couple. Choose between gold, silver, and copper foil and from a number of vibrant or muted colors for the soft-touch cover, as well as three different shapes for the die-cut design.

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Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe

Super-Plush Robe
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Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe

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If you're missing the spa treatments from your honeymoon, plush robes might be the next best thing for you and your spouse. These ones from Brooklinen are made from 100% Turkish cotton, and are ideal for both drying off and lounging around the house.

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Custom Stationery

Custom Stationery
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Custom Stationery

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This clean stationery design features your names in jewel-toned print, and is ideal for writing everything from letters to thank you notes from your household.

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one year anniversary gifts for her

Mejuri Croissant Dôme Hoops

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Croissant Dôme Hoops
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one year anniversary gifts for her

Mejuri Croissant Dôme Hoops

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Just because there isn't a gemstone associated with first anniversaries doesn't mean the jewelry for this year won't feel special. These trendy croissant hoops are made from gold vermeil (a thick 18k gold layer on sterling silver), and are a staple she can wear every day.

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paper anniversary gift for him

PaperAnniversaryLove Custom Cufflinks

Custom Cufflinks
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paper anniversary gift for him

PaperAnniversaryLove Custom Cufflinks

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He can wear his heart on his sleeve with these cufflinks, which can be personalized with your wedding vows, first dance lyrics, or other words of significance. One happy customer wrote, "My husband was so surprised, especially when I explained how they were made of paper for the paper anniversary."

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CLOUDNOLA Flipping Out Flip Digital Clock

Flipping Out Flip Digital Clock
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CLOUDNOLA Flipping Out Flip Digital Clock

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Reminiscent of the clocks found in old train stations, this clock features rolling flaps that mark the minutes as they go by. It's both a whimsical and practical take on the modern one year gift.

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first year anniversary flowers

UrbanStems The Athena

The Athena
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first year anniversary flowers

UrbanStems The Athena

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This elegant floral arrangement is bursting with romance, and can be a sweet reminder of the earliest stages in your relationship. It's especially fitting for a one year anniversary since it includes carnations, the official flower, as well as roses and delphinium.

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Anthropologie Fiorella Flutes, Set of 4

Fiorella Flutes, Set of 4
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Anthropologie Fiorella Flutes, Set of 4

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Add some ornate champagne flutes to your collection that you can break out for special occasions (such as future anniversaries). This set of four crystalline glass flutes features elegant, ornate gold etchings of florals and vines.

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Tory Burch Small Ever-Ready Zip Tote

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Small Ever-Ready Zip Tote
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Tory Burch Small Ever-Ready Zip Tote

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This Tory Burch tote in "Sunset Glow" is a cheerful accessory she can use during the spring and summer months, plus it's in keeping with the one year anniversary color. It's also lightweight and water-resistant for increased durability.

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wellness gifts

Hatch Restore

Restore
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wellness gifts

Hatch Restore

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This smart device is much more than an alarm clock, given all of its functionality designed to promote healthier sleeping habits. Its features include soft light, calming sleep sounds, and gentle morning "sunrise" alarms to ease into the day.

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Samantha Lawyer

Sam Lawyer is a lifestyle writer and television producer based in New York City. She’s been contributing to Woman’s Day for nearly five years, and covers a variety of topics from gifting, to health, and entertainment. Her work has additionally been featured in Cosmopolitan, Country Living, and Good Housekeeping. When she’s not writing or producing, you can find her binging her favorite Bravo shows or getting walked by her French Bulldog.

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