1st Anniversary Gifts You Now Know You Need to Give

1st Anniversary Gifts You Now Know You Need to Give

Emily Post wrote her first book "Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home" (popular as "Etiquette") in 1922. In this famous book, Emily wrote a guide to anniversary gifts for every five years after the first one, up to the 75th. These token were meant to celebrate the years of togetherness and love. Over the years, Emily's generations have kept the book up-to-date with the changing and modern times.

A little praise is not only merest justice but is beyond the purse of no one. - Emily Post

Though a century has passed since the original list was published, many still like to refer to it for ideas and inspiration. After all, finding the perfect gift for your loved ones is a scared and thoughtful task.

In this post, we have tried to provide you with a new twist to the art of gifting on your anniversary. Nothing can replace the experience of good quality time but these presents can make those moments more special and memorable.

1st Anniversary Gift: Paper or Clock

Traditional list mentions paper and the modern list mentions clock as the perfect first anniversary gift. 

A journal made from recycled cotton textile waste perfectly fits this occasion. Use it to document your memories, thoughts or leave "love or appreciation notes" for each other - there are plenty of ideas of make good use of these. A few years from now, you can look back at those writings to reflect on the moments.


Featured: Red Cotton Paper Journal, Elephant Diary with Tassel String

Another fresh take on "clock" as a pressie could be a compass to remind your partner that your north is always in the hands of the partner. A sweet gesture to commemorate the true feelings.



Featured: Pocket Brass Compass with Leather Case

Not only all the gifts mentioned in this article handmade, they support livelihood of people who made them. When you gift these, it is a win-win for yourself and our artisans. If you would like to read more about the impact your purchase can make, read our article on the Aksa's Social & Environmental  Impact.


Concluding Notes 

You may take the above ideas as an inspiration to spark some other that may deem fit for yourself, or take cues for a lovely couple's special upcoming occasion. After all, who doesn't love to receive a well meaning and thoughtful Fair Trade gifts? 

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