We love anniversaries around here and winter anniversaries are some of my favorites. I actually (secretly) wish we had a winter wedding. Although I wouldn’t change our beach wedding for the world. Winter weddings have a romantic warmth about them. I think deep reds and soft whites. Snow and warm fires. A beautiful woodland scene out of a fairy tale…. a girl can dream.
If you are getting ready to celebrate your winter anniversary, below is a list of personalized and creative gifts to give your spouse for the first 5 years of marriage.
1st year wedding anniversary gift (paper anniversary):
A first home, state map print. Buying your first house together is a big and exciting decision. Building your home together is a lifetime of adventure. Celebrate that moment and your first wedding anniversary with a paper printed map of the location.
2nd year wedding anniversary gift (cotton anniversary):
A push pin world travel map, personalized with your family name and established date and matched to your home decor. Planning and going on adventures together will keep things interesting and fun. Plus you’ll be able to bond over pinning all of your travels.
3rd year wedding anniversary gift (leather anniversary):
Engraved sheet music on leather. A snippet of your song or the music you walked down the isle to will be a cool and refined gift that will look great in any home decor.
4th year wedding anniversary gift (fruit & flowers anniversary):
We say skip the gifts! Instead, spend a romantic day together themed around fruit & flowers.
Start the day off with fruit and yogurt or strawberry covered waffles in bed. Take a walk through your local park and pick wildflowers (if it’s warm in your local), or head over to your local Botanical Gardens for a romantic indoor stroll. Enjoy a romantic fruit filled dinner (try one of these amazing recipes) and end the day with flower petals on the bed for some adult time together. =)
5th year wedding anniversary gift (wood anniversary):
A wood engraved personalized map. Totally custom and designed just for you, you can create a map of your favorite adventure, where you said yes or any special location to you.