11 Fabulous First Anniversary Gifts Under $250

Shop these first year anniversary gifts that are perfect for you and your mate.

Convention dictates that the first anniversary is marked by paper gifts and clocks, but don't let those rules limit your gift choices. Here are our favorite traditional (and creative) gifts, plus a few outside the box options.

  1. Sign Here

    Photo by Crane

    Your honey will definitely appreciate monogram stationary if you pick colors and fonts that correspond with their personality.

    SHOP NOW: Savannah engraved correspondence card, starting at $6 each, Crane.com

  2. Take Notes

    Photo by Kaufmann Mercantile

    A luxe, reusable notebook is a perfect gift for an artist or writer.

    SHOP NOW: Refillable leather notebook, $109, KaufmannMercantile.com

  3. Drink Up

    Photo by Crate & Barrel

    Toast to your first year, and all the years to come; bonus points if you find a bottle of wine made in the part of the world where you were married.

    SHOP NOW: Mingle decanter, $50, CrateAndBarrel.com

  4. On Time

    Photo by Kaufmann Mercantile

    Choose a space in your home that you both enjoy and share, and commemorate your special day by hanging a new clock on the wall.

    SHOP NOW: Lemnos maple wall clock, $119, KaufmannMercantile.com

  5. Picture Perfect

    Photo by Artifact Uprising

    Show your love without spending a fortune; just upload your 12 favorite shots from your first year of marriage and celebrate your anniversary every day.

    SHOP NOW: Wood calendar, $30, ArtifactUprising.com

  6. Jet Set

    Photo by Jayson Home

    Maybe you can't afford the plane tickets yet, or you want to remember the special place you visited on your honeymoon. Either way, these city guides are an adorable way to show your love.

    SHOP NOW: City guides, starting at $10, JaysonHome.com

  7. Art, History

    Photo by Serena & Lily

    Art truly makes a house (or apartment) a home, so choose a piece together, or pick out something that reminds you of him.

    SHOP NOW: “Rain Study #3: by Julia Rymer, $175, SerenaAndLily.com

  8. Main Frame

    Photo by Barney's

    If you haven't gotten around to framing your wedding pictures yet (don't worry, you're not alone) the first anniversary is the perfect occasion to do so.

    SHOP NOW: Lacquered wooden picture frame, $115, Barneys.com

  9. Sweet Dreams

    Photo by Bloomingdale's

    This cheery pillow sends a clear message and would brighten up any bedroom.

    SHOP NOW: Alexandra Ferguson pillow, $90, Bloomingdales.com

  10. Hang On

    Photo by Net-A-Porter

    You plan a date for the big night, but be sure to send him this link well in advance.

    SHOP NOW: Lulu Frost gold-plated multi-stone earrings, $250, Net-A-Porter.com

  11. Time Out

    Photo by MoMA Store

    Chances are, he'll be really excited that you geeked out and got him a futuristic projecting clock.

    SHOP NOW: Braun projecting clock, $105, MoMAStore.org