Best 1 Year Wedding Anniversary Gifts

October 4, 2019

Congrats! You’ve almost made it! A full year being married. How does it feel? It’s been a whirlwind, right? First you had to prepare for a wedding (even small ones or eloping take a lot of thought!), then perhaps a honeymoon, and then, let’s hope, the actual honeymoon period. It’s probably gone by so quickly and now you’re suddenly staring down your 1 year wedding anniversary and really need to find a great gift. After all, you want to keep the magic going, and sure, love and attention are the most important, but a really great 1 year wedding anniversary gift will definitely help.

Now, being that it’s your 1 year wedding anniversary, you probably are feeling a lot of pressure to really nail the perfect gift. After all, everyone remembers their first of most everything. But don’t be stressed — we here at MASSE are here to help you find the perfect 1 year wedding anniversary gift! MASSE offers recommendations for 1 year wedding anniversary gifts from real people who have both given and received the items in question. And we don’t allow any paid reviews or sponsored posts, so you can feel confident that the anniversary gift you choose legit made people happy (and will therefore likely work again!). You can keep the marriage momentum going well into the second year with a heartfelt gift, so the 1 year wedding anniversary gift is high stakes stuff. We won’t let any shady online spammers mess it up for you!

So, what makes for a good 1 year wedding anniversary gift? Let’s start with what to avoid: you likely have a home filled with stuff from your wedding registry (a lot of which you probably didn’t want in the first place), so you definitely don’t need to buy a toaster or set of dishes. And you also don’t want it a 1 year wedding anniversary gift to be much like a birthday gift — there’s got to be a bit more romance in it than that. A 1 year wedding anniversary gift should be personal, special, and help keep the magic of that first year of that beautiful first year of marriage burning.

Below, you’ll find some great options for 1 year wedding anniversary gifts for both him and her, from gorgeous jewelry to items that can help you continue to make — and record — your memories together. Because in the end, the best 1 year wedding anniversary gift is the first step to celebrating a second wedding anniversary.

  • Women's Beige Leather Strap Watch 32mm 97L146


    By Bulova

    Time seems to both pause and fly by when you’re with the person you love, both of which are amazing feelings that make having a watch even more necessary — after all, you’ve still got schedules to follow, even in the throes of love. But this Bulova beige leather strap watch isn’t just some utilitarian timekeeping device, but a gorgeous rose gold-colored stainless steel timepiece with a sunray dial and a warm strap. One very happy MASSE user, who received the watch as a gift, called it “simple classic style with not too much bling,” and we love that it’s understated yet elegant.

  • Fresh Flowers


    By Farmgirl Flowers

    Every couple is unique, but some gifts and gestures are still considered universally romantic. A beautiful bouquet of flowers is at the very top of that list, especially when it’s filled with fresh, gorgeous stems from boutique florists like Farmgirl Flowers. This California-based florist creates stunning bouquets, and this one features 25 stems that will blow your mind. Not only that, but they come in recycled, biodegradable coffee bags, which hold the flowers tight and are environmentally friendly. MASSE users also love the “fabulous packing” and “cute pin and card” that are included. They also offer overnight shipping, which means you can grab this last minute without sacrificing quality.

  • Chatelaine Earrings with Blue Topaz


    By David Yurman

    We’re going to presume that you’ve pretty much filled your wife’s quota of rings for the time being, so if you’re looking to add some new jewelry to her collection for your 1 year wedding anniversary, we suggest going with some simple, stylish earrings. These Chatelaine Earrings from David Yurman absolutely fit the bill, especially with glowing blue sapphires at backeted by sterling silver facets. MASSE shoppers call David Yurman’s gemstones “stunning” and say they make for a very lovely gift. We agree!

  • Our Q&A a Day: A 3-year Journal for 2 People


    By Potter Gift

    Communication is the most important aspect of a marriage, but it’s not always easy to be open and honest with your partner. Our Q&A a Day, a lovely co-journal from Potter Gift, reopens those lines of communication by providing daily prompts for both people in the relationship, with questions that help you remember the things you love about someone while also offering opportunities to tell them things that might not come up in daily conversation. Plus, it only requires a sentence or two of writing, so it’s not at all a hassle. It has room for three years, and when you’re done, it’ll serve as a reminder of those wonderful early years of marriage!

  • Camel Check Tie


    By Burberry

    Sometimes you want to go with a smart, timeless staple to celebrate a new marriage. As one MASSE user said in their review, this Burberry tie is a “classic” and looks great with both casual and more dressy clothing. Your wedding may be a year in the rearview mirror, but you likely have plenty more nuptials to attend over the next bunch of years, and this tie makes a great 1 year wedding anniversary gift — after all, deciding what to wear to those weddings should be way easier than figuring out what to wear at your own.