The first wedding anniversary is always special. The theme for this year is paper. Granted, it sounds boring when pictures of flashy jewelry, expensive perfumes and such and such flashes before your eyes, but the good news is that all these gifts will follow in the later years. For now, focus on paper and what will be a good gift with this theme. Try some Chinese paper lanterns that you can hang up over the dinner table, or a unique paper painting to adorn your living room.
A decade into the marriage and still going strong? Nice. The official theme for the tenth anniversary is tin or aluminum. Gift ideas for this year that revolve around tin and aluminum? You can make it a funny one, by stacking up the fridge with cans of his or her favorite drink. On a more serious note, tin or aluminum photo frames, or a door sign that has your names carved on it or maybe even wind chimes.