Wednesday, September 2, 2015

First Anniversary Gift: Paper (For $100 and Under)

Mike's and my first anniversary is coming up later this month (seriously, time is FLYING)!  I really like the idea of the "traditional" gifts (maybe it's because I can at least narrow ideas down a little - haha), so I started brainstorming and came up with ten gifts for him or her that are all under $100. To be honest, most are actually under $50, so they're all great deals!


And don't worry, I didn't give away my gift for Mike.  We both decided to make our anniversary gifts to each other two trips to see the Eagles play this fall: Monday Night Football opener in Atlanta and in October at the Carolina Panthers - SO EXCITED!

Today I'm linking up with my favorite ladies, Macy and Nikki, for Wedding Wednesday!
  • What did you get your husband or wife for your first anniversary?
  • Did you go the traditional route (paper), modern route (clocks), or neither?

24 comments:

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

Happy anniversary! I'm not sure what I would get for T but with paper as the theme, I'd definitely have lots of items on my wish list...bring on the pretty stationery and cute planners!
xoxo B | The Sequin Notebook

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

Wow! Has it really been a year?! For our first year, we wrote letters to each other after our wedding, and had to wait until our 1 year to open :)

Ashley said...

I think I would have a hard time coming up with a paper gift to give my fiance at our one year...I definitely like the tickets idea!!

P!nky said...

Our 2 year anniversary is coming up next week, what day did you get married? September weddings are the best weddings in my mind ;)! Happy, happy almost year anniversary!

For our one year gift, we actually bought another painting together to add to our Everhart collection. The 2nd anniversary traditional gift is cotton and I'm kind of stuck because we don't need anymore clothes or sheets. Maybe I'll get us some fun kitchen towels?

BLovedBoston said...

I think tickets to an event or for a trip are a great first anniversary present idea!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Emily said...

So exciting it's almost your anniversary! I love brainstorming gifts that are a fun twist on the traditional gifts! Since this was our second year (cotton) I gave Freddie tickets to an Astros game with a giant tub of cotton candy. Haha, a little stretch but it works ;)

Macy G said...

YAY!!! I am so happy to see you back, if even just for a week! Gah Eagles :( haha. I would LOVE for Dave to give me Ravens tickets for our anniversary next year. I might have to save this to a group board we have.

Carly Messmer said...

Great picks! I gifted Adam "paper" tickets to the Greenbrier Classic. I liked mixing an event into the gift.

xo, Carly - soak and simmer

Jordan {FORMER KENNEDY} said...

Love these ideas! We get married next month and I was already thinking about 1 year gifts. I figured we'd go with tickets to a game (for him) and a concert (for me). You'll be in my city for the opener! Have fun and let me know if you need any ATL advice :)

Svetlana Holt said...

Happy anniversary! I haven't gotten far enough to begin thinking about our first anniversary but I love the idea of a map to mark all of the places we've traveled or tickets to something special for us to do/see together!! - Svetlana @Life with a Side of Wine

Rebecca Harasym said...

Happy Anniversary! I think these are such cool finds for an anniversary gift. Paper can be a hard theme but you nailed it. My husband and I are like you and just do some trips as gifts. Those are the best gifts! :)

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

Rebecca Jo said...

Tickets are genius!
& I love the deck of cards!!

christina @ the new mrs said...

So much to love here - our anniversary is coming up this weekend too! I have a similar post in my drafts folder, ha! But also I live right here in Eagles country so I love that that's what you guys picked as your gift to each other! We did a trip but I guess plane tickets can count as paper too now that I think of it!

Lauren Honeycutt said...

Love the world map idea! I'll keep that in mind for the future!

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

Tickets are a great idea! Can't wait to see what you got that great guy of yours (and of course what he did for you!). I'm guessing something super creative ;)

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Such great ideas! I can't believe soon we will be celebrating our one year! It feels like yesterday I was still planning it!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Happy Anniversary!! Anniversaries are so amazing. It's a special day just for the two of you!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

What awesome gifts! Going to see the Eagles play will be so fun! And love that it fits into the paper category, genius!!

Jen said...

Gosh I can't believe it has almost been a year! Time has flown!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Love the tickets idea! And your first anniversary gift to each other sounds AMAZING! I've always wanted to go to a Sunday or Monday night game - you guys will have a blast! <3

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

I have a DIY world map in my home so that is a great gift! ;) The card holder is nice too.

Laura Darling said...

These are such great ideas! I wish I would've thought of them for my first anniversary!

Julie said...

Cute ideas!!

Island Living Midwest || A Healthy Living + Fitness Blog said...

Happy anniversary! Love all these special ideas but I like yours better! Football any day! :-)

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