Paper 1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Mark your first year of wedded bliss with gifts as meaningful as they are memorable. The first wedding anniversary is traditionally the paper anniversary Rackhams carefully selected 1 year anniversary presents offer a range of exquisite treasures crafted to capture the essence of your journey together. From personalised stationery to bespoke art prints, each item is a testament to your love story. Discover the perfect token of affection to commemorate this milestone. Explore now and make your 1st anniversary truly unforgettable.

Paper First Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

This special milestone, often referred to as the paper anniversary, marks one year of love, growth, and shared memories. As you reflect on the journey you've embarked on together since your wedding day. It's time to celebrate with a thoughtful and meaningful gift. At Rackhams, we understand the importance of finding the perfect token of affection to commemorate this occasion. To help guide you through the plethora of options available, we've curated a selection of 1st wedding anniversary gift ideas tailored to inspire and delight.

Why is the first anniversary known as the paper anniversary?

The tradition of celebrating the first wedding anniversary with paper dates back to the Victorian era. Paper symbolises the blank page of a new chapter, ripe with possibilities and potential. Just as a couple's first year of marriage is filled with moments to be written, drawn, and cherished, paper represents the foundation upon which your relationship is built. From love letters to photographs, paper holds the memories of your journey together, making it a fitting symbol for this milestone celebration.

What are some traditional paper anniversary gifts?

  1. Personalised Stationery: Elevate the art of correspondence with custom stationery featuring your initials, wedding date, or a meaningful quote. Whether you prefer classic elegance or modern flair, personalised stationery adds a touch of sophistication to every note you write.
  2. Art Prints: Transform your home into a gallery of love with a beautiful art print. Choose a piece that speaks to your shared interests or represents a special memory from your first year together. From minimalist designs to vibrant illustrations, art prints offer a timeless reminder of your bond.
  3. Photo Albums: Preserve your favourite moments from your first year of marriage in a stunning photo album. Fill it with snapshots from your wedding day, honeymoon, and everyday adventures as a couple. A photo album allows you to revisit cherished memories time and time again, creating a visual narrative of your love story.
  4. Customised Map: Commemorate your journey as a couple with a customised map highlighting significant locations in your relationship. Whether it's the city where you first met, the venue where you exchanged vows, or the destination of your dream honeymoon, a customised map serves as a reminder of the places that hold special meaning to you both.
  5. Literary Gifts: For book lovers, consider gifting a special edition of a beloved novel or a personalised book embossed with your names and wedding date. Alternatively, you could write each other love letters or create a journal to document your adventures together.

How can I choose the perfect paper 1st anniversary gift?

  1. Reflect on Your Relationship: Think about the experiences and moments that have defined your first year of marriage. Consider your shared interests, hobbies, and inside jokes as inspiration for your gift selection.
  2. Consider Practicality: While sentimental gifts hold significant meaning, practicality shouldn't be overlooked. Choose a gift that aligns with your partner's lifestyle and preferences, ensuring that it will be cherished and used for years to come.
  3. Embrace Personalisation: Adding a personal touch to your gift enhances its sentimental value. Whether it's engraving a special message or customising a design to reflect your unique bond, personalised gifts show thoughtfulness and care.
  4. Plan a Meaningful Gesture: In addition to your chosen gift, consider planning a romantic gesture or experience to accompany the celebration. Whether it's a candlelit dinner, a weekend getaway, or a heartfelt letter expressing your love and appreciation, the thoughtfulness behind the gesture will be cherished just as much as the gift itself.
  5. Explore Rackhams Department Store: Visit our website to explore our curated collection of 1st wedding anniversary gift ideas. From luxurious stationery sets to exquisite art prints, we offer a range of options to suit every taste and budget. Our knowledgeable staff are also available to assist you in finding the perfect gift to celebrate your first year of marriage.


Your first wedding anniversary is a momentous occasion worthy of celebration and reflection. Whether you choose a traditional paper gift or opt for a personalised keepsake, the most important aspect is the sentiment behind the gesture. At Rackhams Department Store, we're dedicated to helping you find the perfect token of affection to commemorate this special milestone in your journey together. Explore our selection of 1st wedding anniversary gift ideas and make this anniversary one to remember.