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Our guide to wedding anniversary gifts

Paper alternatives to the traditional list of anniversary gifts

Our guide to wedding anniversary gifts

Wedding anniversary gifts are a wonderful way to commemorate each year of you and your partner’s love. They’re keepsakes to look back on in the years to come, capturing precious memories from your marriage journey. The traditional list of wedding anniversary presents can serve as inspiration for the hitched and soon-to-be hitched – from the early years consisting of paper, flowers and copper, to the more significant milestones of silver, ruby and gold. However, it can be difficult to find the traditional anniversary gifts by year, so we’ve picked out a few Papier presents you can use as elevated alternatives.

1st wedding anniversary paper gifts

Wedding anniversary gifts begin with paper, symbolizing your unwritten future ahead. Only a year on from the big day, your memories of your wedding are as vibrant as ever, so you want to capture them with a gift that’s equally as special. At Papier, paper is what we do. You could mark the occasion with a thoughtful journal, personalized set of notecards or perhaps a photo book filled with precious moments of your first year as a couple. Explore our first anniversary gifts or discover the perfect one for you in our first wedding anniversary gifts guide. P.S. You can solve the 5th anniversary gift of wood with all our paper delights too.

3rd wedding anniversary leather gifts

Third anniversaries are celebrated with leather. As the pages of your story together continue to fill, why not choose a present that gives you a place to plan, inspire and document your lives together. Our leather notebooks combine luxurious quality and stunning designs to form a timeless gift they’ll reach for everyday. Personalize with initials to create a keepsake they’ll love even more.

4th wedding anniversary fruit & flowers gifts

Fruit and flowers are the fourth wedding anniversary gift. We have a range of beautiful fruitful and flowery designs across our desk delights, that can serve as a wonderful symbol of the traditional route. Alternatively, you could spark a new shared passion with a gift that represents discovering new fruits and flowers. Inspire fresh fruity dishes with our recipe journal, or dream up exotic floral destinations using our travel journal.

6th, 7th & 11th wedding anniversary metal gifts

As you enjoy more years together, the traditional list of gifts can become quite hard to follow. Iron is your 6th, copper your 7th and steel your 11th. It’s important to remember not every year has to be a grand gesture, just another small token of your love for one another. Our selection of pens are a simple, but thoughtful, alternative for these anniversaries, as well as something they can use everyday. Pick them a wonderful Wave or Groove rollerball pen from our collection to mark another year of you.

25th & 50th wedding anniversary silver & gold gifts

Reaching a silver or gold milestone is extremely special. By now, you’ve written a whole story together, and there’s still even more magical pages to fill. Our selection of foiled pieces can complement a grander gift or act as a luxurious, but cost-effective, alternative. Find a planner, notebook or journal they’ll love with gold or silver details to put some shine on your wonderful achievement together.

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