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The One Year Anniversary Gift for Men: Year of The Paper Gift

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As the days go by, you take a glance at your calendar, realizing that it’s already been a year since your wedding day! Time flies quickly, doesn’t it? We want to whole-heartedly congratulate you! Surely it’s been a year intertwined with whole new experiences that you’re going to treasure for a lifetime. However, the occasion sets a task that requires meticulous thinking - coming up with first-year anniversary gifts.

Normally, you’ll want to give your partner something deeply meaningful, as it is the ideal time to proclaim your love and appreciation!

Additionally, the gifts for the first year of marriage are traditionally paper. On the other hand, this custom has been recently modernized into clocks. But, as you may know, we aren’t that big on traditions. What we strongly encourage, though, is letting our creativity run wild, resulting in unique presents that will surely leave an everlasting mark. In a way, we’re coming up with our own customs for creative gifting for the first year and all the ones that follow!

Before we start giving our ideas for a year of the paper gift, we would like to provide you with information about the meaning and origin of the tradition and how it has evolved over the years. Mainly, the paper represents a blank slate of the life that’s coming ahead – you and your partner are the sole writers of this divine story.

Furthermore, the threads that keep paper together symbolize the immense strength that your relationship conveys. And, since paper’s incredibly versatile, your ideas can go far and wide when curating the perfect anniversary gifts for men!

As far as the origin goes, the paper gifts tradition dates back to the Victorian Era. More so, it was Emily Post, an American writer, who established the idea of giving anniversary presents year-by-year in her book titled “Etiquette, with each year having its own unique symbolism. We love books! and highly recommend adding this one to your collection!

Wedding Etiquette

The Post Family Collaboration


In the past, couples would take a rather simple approach, writing down their feelings of love on a piece of paper. This timeless form of eternalizing words still holds on to this day and portrays an unparalleled sense of intimacy.

The Story Of Us Journal

Deepen communication and strengthen your bond.


However, like most things in life – traditions included – undergo a modernization process. With that said, first-year anniversary gifts turned from paper into clocks. It represents eternal love and honors the time you and your partner will spend together, in deep adoration and indescribable respect. How about we get more innovative with our paper anniversary gifts for men and infuse them with creativity!

Custom Origami Clock

It's always time for love.


Since we strive to bring tradition and modernism together, we have come up with the ultimate year of the paper gift! A unique origami paper clock. It is fully customizable, thus evoking an enticing, romantic bohemian vibe. You can put in both of your names, the date when your new life chapter began, and other details you find significant to your love story. Whenever you look at the time, you’ll always be reminded that it's always time for love. What makes this gift truly special is that the paper used for the clock can be styled down to the last detail, to perfectly represent the man of your dreams!

Zine Luxe Subscription

Encourage your partner to have a moment of blissful offline presence.

starting at $190 - 12 months subscription

A zine subscription from The Little Press is a gift that is meant to spark joy, or inspiration to journal or style, or be creative in a unique way. These poetic monthly or bi-monthly telegrams are so cool and unique, your husband will absolutely get a kick out of them. With themes such as: Oasis, Times, Love Poems, Snakeskin, The Moon, The Wanderer, The Sun & The Moon and Meditations. You’ll be taken back to the olden days because there’s nothing sweeter than receiving mail full of love!

Paper Art with Heart

Imprint various words that are meaningful to you.


Get a carefully-crafted media piece for your loved one! If your man is a fan of pop art, he’s might love this collage made of paper.

Messy Love Abstract Heart Painting

Art by Kirsten Koza.


A work of art can also remind us of love. Just like your relationship, a work of art is one-of-a kind. Express your emotions and decorate your walls with art on paper.

Foil Metallic Song Lyrics

Personalized paper with gold, copper, silver or rose gold foil.

We all have that one song - that makes us instantly move, takes us back in memorable type, or simply reminds us of the person we love the most! So, why not make it into a first-year anniversary gift? You can pick out the song your husband or both of you adore and print the lyrics out in a circular motif. Like a wise man once said - whatever you can’t say with words, say it with a song.

Custom Map

Remember your love story and meaningful locations.


Trail the lines that brought you and your beloved together! You can fully customize a map of all the significant places for both of you. We cannot think of a more romantic and bohemian way to celebrate the one you love the most!

Nautilus Paper Art

If he loves the ocean he'll love this paper sculpture.


The open waters carry a sense an unmatched sense of mysticism – it’s why so many people are drawn to the beauty of it. If your husband is one of them, the best year of the paper gift you can give is an exquisite nautilus paper sculpture, layered to produce an eye-catching three-dimensional effect.

3D Paper Art

Art sculptures by MinkArt.


Additionally, the sculptures can be shaped in various ways, depending on your liking. These intricate and detailed art pieces will provide the perfect bohemian decoration.

Wooden Paper Origami Clock

Sculptural minimalist clock art piece.


The beauty of polarity in the color white with wood framing in this sculptural clock is a work of art that balances bohemian spirit and minimalist intent.

Book of Feathers

by artist, Malena Valcarcel


The book of feathers is an incredibly poetic bohemian gift, that will leave your loved one in awe! It can be a great addition to your library, evoking warm feelings whenever you look at it.

One Perfect Year

Share photos of your love story