Classic Anniversary Gifts, Revisited

18 Jan

The origins of traditional anniversary gifts we know and love are unclear. However, it’s possible they may date back as far as the Middle Ages, when they were chosen to symbolize the strengthening of a marriage over time. Even though the practical needs of gifts like iron or cloth have given way to things like jewelry and clocks, custom anniversary gifts are still a wonderful way to commemorate the bond with your partner. Although there are any number of gift choices, the classic anniversary gifts are as timeless as ever. No matter the anniversary, FYP has the perfect gift for modern interpretations of the classics!


Gift a copper monogrammed note card with copper pen for a custom anniversary gift

First Anniversary - Paper

Paper? At first glance it may not come across as an elegant anniversary gift, but we disagree. Part of what makes a first anniversary so special is because it’s often the first year of building a home together. So for a first anniversary, our matching note cards and envelopes are a wonderful way to commemorate the new beginnings of your household. Your monogram and address will make a stylish impression on family and pen pals alike!We also have to admit this was a tough one for us. Not to brag, but with so many different stylish and elegant paper items, it was tough to narrow it down. If you’re not feeling like stationery, personalized Recipe Cards or Luggage Tags also make a wonderful commemorative anniversary gift.

paper family thanksgiving recipe card makes a great anniversary gifts

Second Anniversary - Fiber

We love anniversaries because they’re a great time to not only reflect on good times, but plan future adventures! For trips big and small, our 100% cotton Block Initials Tote will be a trusty companion. If you’re looking for something more travel-specific, our Classic Initials Jute Travel Bag with custom monogramming will be the perfect addition to your luggage. The cotton and jute of these thoughtful anniversary gifts will wear in over time and hold fond memories for years.

Customized tote bag with pink script hanging from green cupboard

Third Anniversary - Leather

When it comes to things that get better with age, few things match quality leather. For a modern spin on the classic third anniversary gift, our leather coasters are a durable and stylish way to add a touch of personalization to your home and to impress your guests for many years. If you’d like to take your home bar to the next level, our personalized linen like cocktail napkins make a great companion to these coasters (and offer a subtle nod to linen, another classic anniversary gift).

Personalize your own leather coaster with your name

Fourth Anniversary - Flowers

Flowers are one of those great anniversary gifts that brighten up a space like nothing else can. To commemorate your fourth anniversary, consider going with one of our many floral designs. Pairing your names with your favorite flowers or botanicals will make for a stylish gift. Unlike the real thing, these will last longer than a couple of weeks!

Personalized photo/full color napkin with floral design

Fifth Anniversary - Wood

Wood is a durable and beautiful material, but how to gift it? At FYP, we have the answer. Where a wooden anniversary gift once might have meant furniture, there are lots of ways to put a fun spin on this idea. Our Wooden Watch Box is durable, stylish, and will protect your loved one’s watches for the long haul. Since watches are an increasingly popular anniversary (and wedding) gift, a watch box is that much better as an anniversary gift. The only problem is that we don’t make watches (yet)! 

Not into watches? For a different direction, our cutting boards are made of durable and eco-friendly bamboo. Since the kitchen is a place where such wonderful memories are made, a kitchen accessory that will age well with time is a wonderful gift!

Personalized wooden watch box and engraved hip flask make a great anniversary gifts

Get Customizing!

No matter which anniversary you’re celebrating, personalized anniversary gifts will make your celebration belong to you and your partner. Check out our custom watch boxes, stationery, and more!


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