So, your wedding day has been and gone, but there’s another big marriage milestone coming up – your first wedding anniversary. While it’s the first of many, starting off on the right foot with a thoughtful gift that’ll wow your spouse as well as carry sentimental value is certain to go down well.
To help you choose a present that’s as special as the occasion, we’re here to share our top first wedding anniversary gift inspiration.
A beautiful framed wedding venue print
For a meaningful gift that’s completely nostalgic for couples who tied the knot at Clearwell Castle, purchase one of our stunning framed wedding venue prints.
Our Clearwell Castle prints were created by local artist David Brindley, a professional who specialises in architecture & landscape and has been creating incredible commissions for the last four decades.
Our framed prints are already popularly used by couples as a unique guest book idea on their wedding days and make the perfect first-anniversary gift.
A perfectly located mini-break
Venture back to where you made those wedding memories in person by booking a mini-break to the Forest of Dean. Clearwell is a fantastic place to spend the weekend and celebrate your first wedding anniversary in style. There are also tons of local activities and attractions to add to your itinerary for a truly romantic getaway.
A date idea for every week of the year
For a whole year of making memories, treat your spouse to 52 Date Night Cards from Thispaperbook.
The box can be personalised with your names and a date or phrase for an extra special touch. The fact that the cards are made from paper also carries sentimental meaning as MyDayRegistry explains:
“Essentially, the paper serves as a reminder that you’re writing the story of your lives together, page by page. Your first anniversary marks the completion of the first “chapter” in your marriage. Additionally, paper is delicate and fragile, and this serves as a reminder that your new marriage, while still strong, will require a lot of work to keep it that way. Things are still new because –in a sense– the ink hasn’t completely dried yet.”
A memento of your wedding day
The paper theme continues with our next first wedding anniversary gift idea. The First ‘Paper’ Wedding Anniversary Newspaper from TheOccasionalPress is top-rated by couples around the world and enables you to creatively display all the highlights of your special day in print form.
This handmade item is lovingly gift-wrapped and available in several sizes and layout/font options, meaning you can create your very own special edition.
A personalised cushion for the happy couple
If you didn’t invest in one of our personalised cushions in the run-up to your wedding day, your first anniversary is the perfect excuse to do just that. Clearwell Castle cushions can be personalised to your requirements to ensure a lasting, hugely comfortable memento that you’ll love having around the house.