Anniversary Gift Ideas from Shutterfly
In less that two weeks my husband and I will be celebrating our eight wedding anniversary. We had a small private ceremony with just a few family and friends the day before a big winter storm was heading into Baltimore. It was small and intimate. I’ve been talking to my husband about renewing our vows for our 10th anniversary. Since it’s so close to the holidays our anniversary usually takes a backseat to Christmas. This year I had the opportunity to work with Shutterfly on a post featuring holiday gift ideas for teachers and I decided to also squeeze in some goodies for the anniversary.
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Shutterfly and their sister site Wedding Paper Divas offer lots of amazing options for weddings and their photo gifts section is the best place to start when you’re looking for amazing gifts to give your spouse for an anniversary gift. I’ll be sharing gifts for the first ten years of anniversaries that you can easily find and personalize at Shutterfly. These are the traditional gift ideas for wedding anniversaries in the US.
Year One – Paper
Year one is the paper gifts year and a photo book is a great gift idea for your spouse. You can fill it with photographs of your first year of marriage, your wedding, or even your dating years. It’s all up to you how you decide to fill the pages with memories from you past.
Year Two – Cotton
These woven blankets are perfect for snuggling up with when it’s chilly out. You can design it anyway you like and since it’s made from cotton it’s a winning option for the second year anniversary gift.
Year Three – Leather
The leather journal can be used to write down your thoughts, keep important notes and dates, or just about anything you want to use it for. It’s also great for the third wedding anniversary gift because of the leather cover.
Year Four – Linen/Silk
Linen is the suggested gift for the fourth wedding anniversary and these monogrammed linens are the perfect gift and addition to your linen collection. It’s a great way to celebrate your union, all while adding style and flair to your linens.
Year Five – Wood
Wood is the gift for year five, if you plan to use the traditional suggestions. I choose this beautiful sixteen space wood picture frame as a gift to my husband this year. In it are photographs of us over the years. I loved looking at all the pictures of us over the years and seeing how we’ve changed. I think I’ll do a family portraits one the next time I plan to make the frame.
Year Six – Iron
Year six is iron and these ornaments are great gifts that can also be used to start family traditions. We are slowly building our ornament collection with special additions that have special meaning to our family. This is also a tradition you can continue each year, adding and building signature pieces you can pass on to your children.
Year Seven – Desk Organizer (Modern)
I added this modern gift idea to the list for year seven. It’s recommended that you give gifts of desk sets or pen & pencil sets. This set is perfect for organizing your desk while admiring your spouse, kids or family. I just love the sleek and modern design.
Year Eight – Linens (Modern)
I’ve shared linens before but Shutterfly has a nice selection of linens on their site including pillow shams, blankets, duvets, throws and more.
Year Nine – Pottery
When I think of pottery I think of glasses and mugs. There are lots of options to choose from on the Shutterfly including photo mugs and mason jars like this one I picked out for my husband. He’s from the south so when I saw these mugs I knew I wanted to get him one for our anniversary. He favorite mug broke earlier this year so this will be a great gift.
Year Ten – Tin/Aluminum
Metal prints are starting to become very popular and for the tenth year of marriage you can surprise your spouse with a collage of memorable metal prints showcasing your life over the years, how your family have grown or relive your wedding day.
Remember to shop Shutterfly for all your gift needs whether you’re shopping for an anniversary, the holidays or just purchasing prints of your favorite photos. They have you covered.