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    35 Meaningful One-Year Anniversary Gifts That'll Make Your Partner Smile

    Who says paper gifts have to be boring; from DIY books to heartfelt prints, watch the surprise on their face as they gently tear open these gifts.

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    1. A mini fill-in-the-blank book with numbered prompts for you to tell them all the reasons why you love them — as if they didn't already know.

    A reviewer holding the book titled "What I Love About ______ by _____" with the names filled in
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    Promising review: "I’m not good at words of affection and that’s my husband’s love language. I was nervous knowing I’d have to fill in a lot of 'what I love about you,' but their instructions were perfect and the prompts are so easy. I just filled in the first thing that came to mind and I had a super-thoughtful gift and my husband got to hear some of what I love about him. We had some laughs too; you can make it as silly or romantic or dirty or appreciative as you want with your responses." —McKenzie L Stewart

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in 12 other options, including books for specific recipients).

    2. A custom roll of toilet paper to show your partner you're really on a roll. It offers humor and sentimentality that your loved one is sure to treasure.

    A product photo of toilet paper embroidered with "Happy 1st 'paper' anniversary Honey Buns. We're on a roll! Love, your wifey"
    3 Star Military Mom/Etsy

    3 Star Military Mom is a mom-owned Etsy shop that specializes in custom embroidered keepsakes. Message the seller with date, names, and thread colors desired.

    Promising review: "The personalization was perfect. From the colors to the quality of the lettering, I couldn't have asked for more. My husband got a kick out of the gift and was extremely impressed that it was actually embroidered." —Carrie Holmes

    Get it from 3 Star Military Mom on Etsy for $14.75+ (available with or without a date).

    3. A personalized print featuring the lyrics from your first dance, or that one special song — no speakers required. It even comes with a customizable frame, ready to be displayed for all to see.

    A product photo of song lyrics written in the shape of a heart with the couple's name written below and the date
    Amazon

    Chudoff is an Amazon Handmade shop located in Texas that specializes in custom prints. 

    To customize, choose from a drop-down menu the paper size, paper color ($5 extra for black paper), and the three foil colors (gold, silver, or copper), then type the couple's first names, the date, and the artist and song name.

    Promising review: "I am totally amazed over how beautiful it is. The paper is nice and thick and it's well made. It was also well packed and well protected. Another thing that amazed me was how quickly it arrived." —Laura

    Get it from Chudoff on Amazon Handmade for $27 (available framed and unframed).

    4. A Love Lingual card game to help you connect on a ~deeper~ level. Take turns picking a card and answering questions about sex and intimacy, family, yourself, your relationship, and more. Prepare to get in your feels and reminisce about your favorite memories together.

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    Promising review: "Got this for my husband for our anniversary this year and we absolutely love these cards! They provoke such good, deep, loving, funny, and insightful conversations with your partner. We like to answer a couple each night at dinner!" —Celest Rayanne

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    5. A jar full of messages in capsules reminding your loved one you're thinking of them. They can start their day with a heartfelt message from you, or you can even fill it with unique date night ideas to spice things up.

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    Each jar contains up to 90 pill-inspired holders that hold one piece of paper. Simply uncap the pill, untie the paper, and write whatever secret message you have.

    Promising review: "This is a gift that requires time to put together! You must take apart each pill and take out a tiny little scroll. The size of the paper is very similar to that of a fortune cookie. But it is well worth the time and effort! Different colors and different faces on each pill. The only issue I had with it is that the glass bottle is very thin, which made me nervous it was gonna break easily. But it did arrive in perfect condition to me." —Ash Mc

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two sizes and six different colors).

    6. A framed art print that can help add a little romance to your walls. Some reviewers just advise putting the print in a higher-quality frame.

    A white print of two sketched hands holding pinkies hanging on a blank wall
    Minimaliste/Society6

    Promising review: "Came quickly and in great condition. I live in Alaska so I was worried about damage during transit. The frame is a little cheap looking on the seams, but the print is wonderful and very easy to hang." —Sarah L.

    Get it from Minimaliste on Society6 for $34.99+ (available in six sizes and eight frame colors).

    7. A custom origami print to commemorate your big day. Have it personalized down to almost the exact outfit you were wearing by sending in a photo of your choice. For pet owners, you can even include your furry friend!

    Product photo of a framed origami blue suit, lace wedding dress, and small dog hanging on a wall
    Joayo Crafts/Etsy

    Joayo Crafts is an Asian-owned Etsy shop that specializes in making custom origami frames and cards for special life events. To customize, message seller photos for reference.

    Promising review: "Wow, the origami anniversary gift came out better than I could have ever expected! Song’s attention to detail on the garments and incorporation of flowers is what makes her work special and sets it apart from similar crafts. I am very appreciative of how Song took the time to work with me to include my wedding color and scheme, and for involving me in the creative process. I think her passion for her craft shows in the work that she does and the piece I received is a perfect example." —John Terbio

    Get if from Joayo Crafts on Etsy for $106.50+ (available in six different sizing options).

    8. An unconventional type of letter they can hold close to them at night. Have your words woven into a custom blanket made from 100% cotton they can cozy up on the couch with.

    Product photo of a lined paper-inspired folded blanket with "Dear Monica, I thought the night you said 'yes' was the best one of my life. Now I know it's every night on the couch under a blanket," written in cursive
    Uncommon Goods

    Click "customize" to add a personalized message up to 400 characters.

    Promising review: "My wife gets to read my thoughts of our love everyday! There are no words to describe how wonderful this gift was. The tears of joy that rolled down her face, I gently removed her tears and wrapped her with this heartfelt blanket!" —Bobby Junker

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $160+ (available in two sizes).

    9. Or a Humdrum Paper Company card if you're looking to go the traditional route. Show your light and punny side and share a sweet message reminding them of all the reasons you adore them using the blank space provided inside.

    Product image of a white greeting card with a doodle of two aloe plants and the message "aloe you vera much"
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I’ve gotten this card for many different occasions — for my boyfriend’s birthday, Mothers Day, etc. It’s so cute and has a blank inside so you can write whatever you want!" —aykm7

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6.

    10. A 3D pop-up card to upgrade your card-giving game with. Your loved one can enjoy looking at a beautiful cherry tree-inspired design, along with any sweet message you craft.

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    Promising review: "For the price, I was a bit skeptical about the quality, but was I wrong. My wife LOVED it. The quality of the card is amazing as well as the attention to detail. For the price, it's totally worth every penny!!!" —GA

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    11. A paper airplane necklace that won't fly away. Customize it with both your initials or their name. Soar with them throughout the day whenever they wear this small personalized keepsake.

    Posh Totty Designs/Etsy, Posh Totty Designs

    Posh Totty Designs is a woman-owned Etsy shop and small business that specializes in custom jewelry.

    Promising review: "The quality is beautiful and the engraving is perfect. I also messaged to ask if they could possibly get it to me a couple of days before the latest delivery date (as I was returning to uni), they were super helpful got back to really quickly and I received my item on the earliest given delivery date, so with time to spare!" —Maya

    Get it from Posh Totty Designs on Etsy for $69.60+ (available in three metals, two chain lengths, clear or black text, and can personalize up to five characters max).

    12. Love Poems by Pablo Neruda to express feelings of passion you don't quite know how to put into words. The book features 64 pages of romance-infused poems that will send your loved one's heart aflutter.

    A product photo of the light pink cover of the book titled "Love Poems" by Pablo Neruda
    New Directions Publishing Corporation

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in four different editions) or from Bookshop for $10.99 (to support local bookshops).

    13. A Madewell paper clip necklace that represents your unbreakable link and infinite love for each other.

    A close-up of a model wearing three gold paperclip necklaces
    Madewell

    The necklace was made to be collarbone length and features a gold-plated chain to style with almost any outfit.

    Promising review: "Wore this necklace out a few times so far. Good quality and has a nice heaviness to it. It's also chunkier than what I thought, but very cute and it’s becoming a staple." —Angie919

    Get it from Madewell for $44.

    14. Knock Knock's What I Love About You checklist when you want to express what you love about your partner without writing a detailed letter. Plus, it's a cute note to leave behind in the morning on your way to work.

    A product photo of a purple notepad titled "What I Love About You" with "to", "from", and a space for the date. There's also a blank space for "And furthermore" notes
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    Take a few minutes to tell your favorite person what you "just gotta say" and if they get the award for "best kisser" that day.

    Promising review: "This is just the best. I love how it is customizable in so many ways. It is super fun — friends at work ask for them all the time so they can fill out and give them to whom they want." —Jenny Casteel

    Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in 12 other options).

    15. A custom song lyric bouquet covered with lyrics from a significant song the two of you share. Since it's made from paper, they can preserve it forever.

    Product photo of folded paper flowers decorated with typed lyrics in a vase
    Tree Town Paper/Etsy

    Tree Town Paper is a small, family-run Etsy shop that specializes in custom paper crafts and laser-cut gifts.

    Before adding it to the cart, type the title and artist of the song lyrics you want, and specify if you want colored paper.

    Promising review: "I am not an emotional person by any means, but I nearly cried when I opened these up. They are perfect! I chose two songs that are special to my fiancé and me for these flowers and they are going to be an amazing addition to my wedding bouquet. Thank you so much!" —ashley thompson 

    Get it from Tree Town Paper on Etsy for $50.50.

    16. A letterpress print of your vows to commemorate your wedding. Personalize it with a beautiful frame to decorate your walls with, and your loved one can remember your sweet words whenever you want to relive the big day.

    A model holding up a white print with blue cursive script and the couple's name and date written in smaller print underneath
    Minted

    Get it from Minted for $158+ (available in two sizes, framed or unframed, frame moulding, and 20 font colors).

    17. A leather tree of life journal for showing your plans to grow with one another. For the writer in your life, they also have a place where they can jot down their ideas while thinking of you whenever they open it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "When you open the package, you can tell it's made from genuine leather. It has a wonderful smell and characteristic 'imperfections' such as small scratches in a few places that you cannot avoid with leather. It gives it a charming, rustic, and unique feel. I find it enchanting! I started writing with felt-tip pens, and they did not smear or bleed through the sturdy paper." —J. Ness

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95+ (available in two other sizes).

    18. A coloring book your loved one can wind down with after a long day. It comes with romantic quotes and pictures of hearts and animals for them to fill in.

    A reviewer photo of an open coloring book with "Love" colored in pink and glitter surrounded by flowers
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    Don't forget to pair it with some bright markers or colored pencils.

    Promising review: "I was looking for an adult coloring book that wasn’t as detailed as the usual ones because I lose interest if it takes me two weeks to color one picture LOL. This one is perfect and even nicer than I was expecting. I really like the dark back on each page but I did have just a tad of bleed-through, but I did use gel pens and now I know to put a little extra protection between the pages, even though the pages are heavy paper and great quality." —Karen D.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    19. A Rael face mask kit, because they'll love slipping one of these on after a long day. Upgrade their skincare routine with these bamboo yarn–infused masks ready to soothe and hydrate skin.

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    This variety set includes 20 masks aimed to target specific skin needs including a collagen set, hydration mask set, tea tree set, and vitamin C set.

    Promising review: "My skin is super sensitive and combo-oily. I have a pretty aggressive skincare routine and only introduce a single new product one at a time — no more than once a week. I bought these back in December and have not had any reactions beyond healthier glowing skin. The tea tree one is my favorite, I just bought the multipack of those because I went through them so quickly. I typically will do one sheet mask per week, along with another face mask (e.g., charcoal). All of the masks are supersaturated with the essence. Highly recommend." —Natalie

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (also available in single five-pack sets).

    20. A custom star map to show how out of this world your loved one is. Whether it's your wedding day or first date, personalize the map to represent a significant moment the two of you share.

    A product image of the night sky and constellations with "the night we said 'i do'" written underneath along with printed coordinates and the date
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    DreamTree Prints is an Amazon Handmade shop based in Florida that specializes in custom handmade prints.

    Promising review: "Love it!! Bought it for my husband with our wedding info and the location of the church we got married at. It’s on nice thick paper and printed very clear and crisp. A perfect easy gift to put in a frame of choice. He really loved it and we have it displayed on the wall." —LC

    Get it from DreamTree Prints on Amazon Handmade for $24 (available in three sizes — up to $26 extra, three font styles, and can customize the title, names, location, and time under the "customize" drop box).

    21. Or a New York Times custom anniversary book for feeling nostalgic together. The personalized book features the front page of every New York Times for each year of your relationship.

    A product image of two books: one closed and titled "The New York Times Anniversary Edition" and the couples names and date engraved at the bottom, the other book lays open with showing New York Times front pages
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I had no idea they send a magnifying glass with the product as well since some of the text could be more difficult to read for some, so that was an awesome surprise! They also add extra important historical headlines in the very back too, but which I also had no idea about. Another awesome surprise!" —Autumn 

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $99.95+ (available with or without a magnifying glass; has a 20-page minimum).

    22. A paper plate your partner won't throw away. Made from porcelain, this plate is crumple-proof and it's microwave and dishwasher safe.

    A product image of three multi-sized white porcelain plates designed to look like paper plates
    Food52

    Get it from Food52 for $36+ (available in three sizes).

    23. An Our Adventure scrapbook to relive some of your favorite memories together. The kit comes with almost everything you'll need to unleash your inner creative, including DIY stickers, watercolor pens, self-adhesive photo corners, postcards, washi tape, lace scissors, and a gift box.

    A reviewer holding a scrapbook titled "Our Adventure Book"
    amazon.com

    If they're into crafting, it also makes a great date night activity.

    Promising review: "I had ordered an adventure book from Amazon before and it was such poor quality so I was a bit worried about ordering this one. When it arrived, it was better than the previous one I ordered. It comes with stickers that I didn't expect and pens, too. The bookends were firm and did not bend. I was bummed that the book was held together by a string because it doesn't make it very firm and the pages wiggle around a lot when you open it. The inside pages were of good quality." —Dani M

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three kits).

    24. A papier-mâché bowl that will cause their face to crinkle with surprise. Made from recycled paper and handcrafted in Haiti, this could make a perfect display piece for almost any home.

    A product image of a white paper maché bowl filled brown tumbleweed
    Bloomist

    Promising review: "Beautiful bowl. It's decorative on its own or used as a planter or filled with something decorative." —Sandra G.

    Get it from Bloomist for $108+ (available in sizes M or LG).

    25. A Love Actually–inspired doormat the rom-com fan in your life may appreciate. Designed with the infamous quote, "To me...you are perfect," your partner will have to try not to swoon each time they're greeted with this.

    A model standing in front of brown doormat with "To me...you are perfect" written in black
    Bloom With Claire/Etsy

    Bloom With Claire is a woman-owned Etsy shop located in Omaha, Nebraska, that specializes in unique doormats.

    Promising review: "I love my doormat and the raised texture is really unique. It's already rained twice and my doormat looks the exact same. I will be ordering another one soon — one can never have too many doormats!" —Gina

    Get it from Bloom With Claire on Etsy for $49.50.

    26. A Natico paperweight and decision maker to help any indecisive partner make a choice. For the couples that can't determine what to do on date night or what to order for dinner, this paperweight will take the stress out of it while helping your loved one stay organized.

    A product image of the paperweight engraved with "pass the buck", "maybe", "reorganize", "no", "tomorrow", "sit on it", "yes", and "today"
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Anytime we have a disagreement he has to consult the spinner. This is a very weighted heavy spinner. It looks great on a desk without looking like a toy or something silly." —OlTom

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in another color).

    27. A Kindle Paperwhite for your favorite bookworm to dig into their next read. If you're short on space, a Kindle can provide your partner with a virtual library to fill with as many books as they desire.

    Product photo of a black Kindle showing six books in black and white
    Amazon

    The glare-free display comes with a paper-inspired design that'll make your bookworm feel as though they're reading an actual paperback. It's also made to be waterproof, so bathtime can be relaxing. One single charge can also last weeks and with an adjustable light, you can read more comfortably any time of the day. If you prefer listening to a book, don't forget to connect your wireless earbuds to the built-in Bluetooth. 

    Promising review: "I have vision issues (glaucoma) and the glare on the phone screen has become a problem. I also found that apps used a lot of battery capacity and I'm using my phone instead of the landline, so I need it to be free. This Kindle had all the features I wanted: Bluetooth capacity and it's waterproof. So far, I absolutely love it. It was easy to set up and download my books. It fits nicely in my hand and is light and thin. It is much easier to read because of less screen glare. I've used it in bright light (kitchen fluorescent) and just about no light (bedroom with lights off), and both were just fine." —Kasia

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99.

    The latest version of the Kindle Paperwhite is also available for preorder and comes with more storage and faster page turns.

    28. An origami wall clock to show how timeless your love is.

    Product image of an orange origami clock hanging above a brown wooden shelf
    Studio Snowpuppe/Etsy

    Studio Snowpuppe is a small, family-owned Etsy shop that specializes in custom paper lantern products.

    Promising review: "Very original and thoughtful design. It makes the perfect first-anniversary gift as it's representative of both the traditional (paper) and modern (clock) anniversary themes. Finally, one thing to be aware of is that this gift ships from Europe, so if you are in the US (or possibly anywhere outside the EU), give yourself some extra time. It took DHL about 26 days to deliver my gift. Not the end of the world, but something to be mindful of." —Matthew

    Get it from Studio Snowpuppe on Etsy for $47.06 (available in six colors).

    29. A Vigorfun art set for them to create their next masterpiece with. Whether they love painting or sketching, this kit includes a mix of acrylic paints, colored pencils, oil pastels, and more for them to "draw you like one of their French girls."

    A reviewer image of a wooden art set with four compartments and assorted colored pencils, oil pastels, and paints
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness!! What a great set!! Very few additions were purchased to complete my needs. Oils are slightly poorer quality than expected, however, I still have completely enjoyed this set." —KBruneau

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    30. A paper jewelry box to give your greatest ~treasure~ a place to store their trinkets in. Each box is handmade and no single one looks the same, so it's one of a kind — just like them.

    Product photo of a red paper jewelry box printed with multi-colored leaves and holding gold jewelry inside of it
    Anthropologie

    Promising review: "I needed a little jewelry box to fit a ring, a couple of pairs of earrings, and some necklaces and this was perfect for me. It seems to be of great quality and should last me at least a few years. It's not big enough for any solid bracelets, but it has room for probably four to five pairs of earrings in the slots and quite a few rings and necklaces if they're not chunky. The color is slightly more gray than green, so be aware of that." —hannahjean1

    Get it from Anthropologie for $28 (available in two colors).

    And if you're looking for some non-paper-themed options to woo your partner with, check out a few more suggestions below.

    31. A charcuterie board filled with fine cheeses and snacks to munch on during a romantic celebratory picnic. The foodie in your life will definitely thank you later.

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    The bamboo board comes with a sliding draw with cheese knives, so you can cut the cheese with ease.

    Promising review: "I bought this cheese board as a housewarming gift and she absolutely loves it. It is heavy in weight and of very good quality. The trays for the crackers are great and keep them from rolling off like they would on a traditional board. We also love the fact that you have the matching knives right there and that the tray slides in for easy storage." —terip

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    32. A massage ball and massage oil to treat them to a romantic night in. The calming scent of lavender will also really help set the mood.

    Reviewer photo of massage oil and massage roller placed on top of its packaging
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    The oil includes ingredients such as grape-seed oil, sunflower oil, and sweet almond oil to help nourish and hydrate skin. Consider this duo just a few of the things from Amazon that make perfect gifts.

    Promising review: "I love the scent, it is not too overpowering. The oil is also not sticky and feels so smooth on the skin. I had spilled some on our bedsheets but when it dried you couldn't even tell anything was spilled there, so that was a relief. My fiancé likes using the massage ball when he gives me massages because he deals with a lot of carpal tunnel issues and it helps save his hands." —Philipe Glubke

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    33. A Yopicks magnetic couples bracelets for reminding them of your undeniable attraction to each other. Customize it with the date you first met, your initials, and more to remember you're always stuck with each other.

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    Promising review: "I was looking for something really cute and sweet for my boyfriend and me. I came across this and fell in love instantly. We have been wearing them for a few days now. Every time we hold hands, our magnets connect, and it's really nice to have that reminder of our commitment to each other." —Lili Tillit

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in eight other styles, three metal colors, and can customize the name engraving before adding to cart).

    34. A box of chocolate-covered cookies so your sweetie can indulge their sweet tooth.

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    Choose from a selection of white chocolate– or dark chocolate–covered cookies topped with nut brittle, caramel chocolate chips, roasted shelled sunflower seeds, white candy crunch, craisins, dark chocolate chips, drizzled chocolate, rainbow nonpareils, and candied shredded coconut.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a Valentine's Day gift for my girlfriend, it was a nice change of pace from the standard box of chocolates. She enjoyed them a lot, and there was a nice assortment of flavors. I was afraid they would be hard, but they weren't at all. It's a nice gift to give someone when you want to change things up." —JD

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    35. And a pair of kissing mugs for the mornings you want to avoid a coffee breath kiss.

    Reviewer photo of red and white mugs with painted faces put together to look as if they're kissing
    amazon.com

    The mugs are made with porcelain and come with matching spoons for stirring in your favorite creamer. They're also microwave and dishwasher safe, making them practical gifts under $25.

    Promising review: "So cute and adorable! I love these mugs for their creative design. They’re quite functional for drinking out of (though the square sides are a bit awkward) and excellent to put on display in my kitchen. People always comment on them! Just another way to symbolize the love between my wonderful husband and me." —Bethany Hale

    Get it from Amazon for $24.90.

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