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First wedding anniversary gift ideas

By March 13, 2018March 15th, 20184 Comments

First wedding anniversary gift ideas –

The Paper Anniversary

First wedding anniversary gift ideas – in my last blog Traditional Anniversary Gifts By Year we found out the historical origins of wedding anniversary gift giving. This also revealed that the first year anniversary is traditionally represented by giving the gift of paper.

Saloukee for many years have produced an array of paper jewellery which has been shipped worldwide as an ideal 1st anniversary gift for her. We continue to enjoy making gifts especially for these special occasions.

We also wanted to share the work of some other brilliant makers. We have admired these along the way and had to share them with you as lovely first wedding anniversary gift ideas.

Custom couple portraits

I love these gorgeous custom couple portraits by the talented Nia Tudor who is a freelance illustrator based in South Wales.

Nia says ” I’m a lover cats, colourful things. You’ll often find my family and I out exploring the countryside, visiting castles and manor houses. My inspiration comes from my family and our love of children’s books, every day life, colour and pattern.”

These prints can be customised reflect skin colour, hair, height and clothing. Prices start from £80. MORE HERE.

Everlasting paper flowers

I love flowers but it’s always a little sad when they don’t last. I found a lovely solution and one that I think makes a thoughtful first anniversary gift idea. What about A Petal Unfolds contemporary handmade flowers which will last much, much longer.

Maker Sue says “I began making paper botanicals in 2013 and prior to this was awarded a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the University of Brighton.

All my pieces are made from hand cut and shaped crepe paper. I’m regularly commissioned to make flowers for various design projects, from making flowers for events, window displays and product launches, to contributing tutorials to paper craft publications.”

These really are stunning and available in a number of flower types, prices start from £17 for a single stem. MORE HERE.

Personalised anniversary print

I’m always a sucker for something sentimental that celebrates a memorable date and this find does just that. The Old English Company has a selection that are absolutely worth a look.

They say “This unique personalised anniversary print from Old English Company makes a great gift to celebrate an anniversary. The anniversary personalised typography print has been designed to list the time from your special date.”

Available in an array of colours and sizes, priced at £13.95, what’s not to love! MORE HERE.

This month will also see me making new work in paper to celebrate my 10 years in business. I have set myself the challenge to make a new piece of jewellery per month for the rest of the year. Each month will be themed by the materials of the anniversaries 1-10.  Do follow me on Instagram to track my journey,


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