PERFECT First Anniversary Gifts for Him and Her

I'm Anna, the designer for Paper Anniversary by Anna V. My mission is helping you find perfect first anniversary gifts for him and her. The tradition is to give something made of paper for the first anniversary. I make paper jewelry from exotic papers from all corners of the world, evoking feelings of adventure and discovery. These feelings are what the First Anniversary is really about: Reliving the excitement of budding love, and looking forward to the adventures that lie ahead. You can't go wrong by buying your wife this elegant, traditional, hand-crafted paper jewelry.

What makes Paper Anniversary Special?

I use only the finest papers from around the world, including Japanese Chiyogami Paper, Katazome-Shi paper and Nepalese Lokta Paper. My jewelry is hand-crafted, making it a memorable and unique first anniversary gift. Each piece of Paper Anniversary jewelry is glazed & hardened for protection, so it can be adored for years to come. I also use fine Sterling Silver.

Free Personalization for Mens Gifts

Our mens gifts include complimentary customization with your wedding vows or wedding song. The words are professionally inscribed on paper. What a sentimental, meaningful way to honor your unique marriage!

A memorable first anniversary gift they will cherish

It's hard to find a great gift for your paper anniversary, but I have helped countless spouses find thoughtful paper first anniversary gifts that their loved ones actually want. They will be touched that you hand-picked a piece of jewelry to be worn for years to come. Women adore my jewelry because it’s lightweight, eye-catching and truly unique from anything else they have.

The recipe for a perfect first wedding anniversary gift

Pair my jewelry with champagne and a personalized note. “My love, this paper reminded me of the lanterns we saw our first night in Shanghai. As we walked under the red lights, I knew I wanted you forever. To a lifetime of adventures.”  Voilà!

Why do we have the tradition of giving paper on the first anniversary?

The age-old tradition is to give paper for the first wedding anniversary. But why such a common material as paper? For thousands of years, paper has been used to eternalize words and promises. Paper represents the blank page on which you write your future. This is such a fun tradition to inspire your first anniversary gifts for him or her!


Guys, great first anniversary gift for your wife!
-Dave C., Virginia
"My husband smiled and cried as he realized what his gift was. It really made our first anniversary memorable!"
-Jenny, Wisconsin
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"My wife loved her gift and I got bonus points for being original. Win win! Thanks!"
- John P.
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"This was absolutely the greatest first anniversary gift ever! My husband and I were blown away by the creativity."
- Brooke & Steven, Maine