How to find a cool paper gift
Is your first-year wedding anniversary just around the corner, and you still haven’t found the perfect present for your better half? Lack of time or imagination could be the main reasons why you have delayed your anniversary gift for so long. Also, not being able to read people’s minds could prove another reason why you are still pending.
But, without wanting to rush you or add any more pressure, you do realize that the paper anniversary is an important milestone in each relationship and should be treated likewise. Obviously, there are countless of possible gifts available in shops both for men and women, but not many are personalized to actually symbolize the union between two souls which have reached the first milestone in their couple life.
If you are still searching for that one particular gift for your significant other, we have compiled a comprehensive shopping guide which, hopefully, will make your life easier. Below you will find a set of tips and tricks to help you make the perfect shopping choice, as well as a list of possible items which we think your significant other will appreciate.
How we chose the coolest paper gifts
As we previously noted, the paper wedding anniversary marks the first important moment in your life as a married couple. It is said that all happy couples must go through a huge fight before their first year anniversary so that they will come stronger and more united than ever afterward.
However, we wish you skip the fighting part and concentrate more on the “making love not war” syntagm and cherish each other like in the beginning. Here are some pieces of advice to follow for an unforgetting 1st year anniversary:
Avoid cheesy and too commercial gifts
Chocolates and flowers may seem like the easiest path to a woman’s heart, but there are also the most common gifts you could offer. Now, don’t get us wrong – it is always a good idea to bring your beloved one flowers and sweet treats, but in such extraordinary moments we suggest something more meaningful.
You should also avoid all other commercial gifts like cute plush animals and boring anniversary cards. Instead, you should at least try to go over the top and create something special and unique for your significant other.
Although it may sound cheap and anything but luxurious, paper gifts should definitely be included at least as a part of your present for your 1st year wedding anniversary. There are countless options for you to explore, both online and offline.
However, online stores always come with new and inventive ways to use the paper, and you may find yourself surprised by some of the wonders one can create out of mere paper.
If you are the romantic kind, we suggest investing in a memory book. They come in all ranges of sizes, colors, dimensions, and styles and will certainly make a thoughtful gift. You can start collecting memories and expose them for posterity.
A good memory book contains enough blank pages but also many other accessories like picture frames, celebration prompts, beautiful quotes, and much more. This type of memory book won’t cost you a fortune either, and it will make a great conversation starter if placed somewhere visible in the living room.
But we do suggest filling it up just a little bit. You can start by adding the first picture of you two together or a significant moment in your relationship’s early stages. No matter what is it, make it count and meaningful!
Jewelry is always a good idea, both for men and women and especially if your man is more of the rock personality. And, even though the category can be easily opened with ultra-expensive diamond and gold jewelry, we figured out some other options for the not so financially powerful people.
To celebrate the wonderful milestone which is the paper wedding, we suggest you give old jewelry a twist and opt for those made out of paper. Yes, sort of origami and kind of childish at first, but we guarantee they will produce a wow effect and can look extremely well if integrated into the right outfits.
Origami jewelry is the most popular available options and, apart from the fact that they come in countless shapes, sizes, forms, colors, and designs, they also come with decent price tags of around twenty dollars, depending on their complexion.
For the playful, forever young and childish wife we suggest opting for an Origami butterfly ring in her favorite colors and prints.
If your wife is nothing but conventional but still wants to maintain a touch of elegance and luxury, we reckon a pair of paper and sterling silver earrings will be a great alternative. They also come in plenty of designs, sizes, and colors. But the main feature of these earrings is that they are extremely lightweight – you won’t even feel them in your ears.
Last but not least, women who rather stick to original precious metals could opt for a silver pendant in the shape of the famous Origami bird. This is by far one of the most original gifts which will perfectly mold on the paper theme you are celebrating. Beautiful, unique, and in silver – the pendant is flawlessly crafted to last you up to your silver wedding anniversary.
Other paper-like gifts
Since the theme of the wedding anniversary remains paper, we also thought of some other great and fun gift ideas to match the description and bring a bit of joy in your relationship.
A beautiful Origami wall clock may not seem like your first choice for an anniversary gift, but we suggest you it will look cool in your living room and will certainly draw attention on a highly pigmented wall. You can keep track of the best years and most beautiful memories with this clock which has a unique, minimal, and elegant design. Similar to the silver above Origami pendant, this gift will cost you around forty dollars, depending on the retailer, but will certainly count for a highly original present.