Picking out a gift for the first anniversary can be difficult. Most couples feel like the first anniversary is the hardest to buy for — the marriage is still new and full of romantic feeling and both spouses want to mark the occasion in an especially memorable way.
The traditional gift for the first anniversary is paper, while the modern approach calls for clocks.
Clocks speak to relationships in a similar sentiment. The clock represents the movement of time, and with time comes good times, change and challenge. The clock is another reminder to spend time nurturing your relationship for the years to come.
Buying some stationary or a wall clock might seem simple enough, but the nuance is what will set your gift apart.
A sundial connects that tradition to the past and also speaks to the cycles of your relationship as part of the cycle of the seasons and the movement of the planet. If you want to really get sentimental with your anniversary gift giving, take a large box and begin filling it with the things that helped bring you together to begin with.
That’s in part why paper has been the traditional gift for the first anniversary for well over 100 years.
Paper is both fragile and withstanding, just like the early years of your marriage.
Perhaps you’re still paying off your wedding while you are searching for a first anniversary gift–that doesn’t mean you should skip the occasion.
Your marriage is in its infancy and the groundwork you both lay now will help solidify a happy and successful commitment.