Unique Paper Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

The first wedding anniversary is a momentous one. It should be a stylish celebration, bringing back happy memories of the wedding day, and maybe the honeymoon. Perhaps it is your friends and family who are celebrating. Maybe you are searching for ideas for your husband or wife. Here I have some suggestions as to unique gifts which will leave a lasting impression.

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Vintage Glass Message in a Bottle

For those of you looking for something truly unique for a paper wedding anniversary, this more than fits the bill. A personal gift is definitely more thoughtful. This is an attractive vintage glass bottle, with a cork in the top. Down the side are the words, “message in a bottle”. As a neat touch, the words are in traditional typewriter font, in black.

Here’s where the magic happens! Inside the bottle is a piece of parchment style paper, with a piece of rustic string tying it. The paper is blank, with the intention that you write your own words, either to the happy couple, or your husband or wife. It’s certainly a quirky way to get your celebratory message across. A romantic idea would be to write a love poem on the paper, which would look even more special if using a gold or silver pen.

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The cork removes easily and there is no problem replacing it back again. The only downside is that the bottle doesn’t come with a gift box, but obviously you could find one of your own. It makes a memorable keepsake and would look lovely displayed on a windowsill or dressing table. It is also suitable for placing in a bathroom with a seaside or nautical theme.

The bottle weighs 322g, measures 22cms tall and has a diameter of 6.5cms. The paper itself measures just under A5 size, leaving plenty of room for the message. The manufacturer is Homes on Trend and it is available on Amazon.

Overall, I would recommend this product, as by personalising the message, it’s completely unique, and shows that some thought to the gift. The lack of a gift box lets it down slightly, but considering the affordable price, isn’t really a problem, as you will be able to buy your own. Perhaps you could add a copy of the book or movie to go with it.

Message in a Bottle Media Facts

To some people, the words “Message in a Bottle” may recall to mind either a book, movie or song. The book of this name was written by Nicholas Sparks and is an epic love story, set in the charming city of Wilmington. It tells the story of a man and his memories, with themes of lost love and making the right choices. It was turned into a movie in 1999, starring Kevin Costner and Robin Wright.

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The song was recorded by The Police in 1979 and was their first UK number one hit single. The lead singer of the band, Sting, describes it as his personal favourite track of all the material they have ever recorded. The lyrics symbolise loneliness and realising there are other people who feel the same. The band actually performed it at Sting’s wedding, when he married Trudie Styler in 1992.

Anniversary Balloon Box

This gift would be a delightful surprise for the happy couple on their first wedding anniversary. Inside a gorgeous gift box is a large colourful helium balloon, with a fun design to put a smile on anybody’s face! It is carefully packed with tissue paper, and the balloon measures 18 inches. For an extra touch of luxury and thoughtfulness, you can add a cute, cuddly teddy bear, delicious chocolates or a bottle of red or white wine. You could even splash out by including a bottle of champagne! For those who leave things to the last minute, next day delivery is available.

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Folding Book Lamp

This lamp is really unusual, and being designed in the shape of a book, fits in with the paper anniversary theme. The clever design allows it to fold flat giving it the appearance of a book, and it has an exterior crafted from white maple wood, which is not only attractive but durable and long-lasting. Once it is fully opened, you can see the pages, which are made of high-quality Tyvek paper and are water resistant.

Not only is it beautiful to look at, but the lamp gives off a soft glow, making it ideal for a bedroom. It has flicker-free and anti-glare features, so as not to cause eye strain, and is lightweight and fully portable. The lamp has a rechargeable battery with a useful USB cable fitting. My grandson has one of these in his bedroom, as it gives off just enough light to keep away the darkness, let allows him to sleep undisturbed.

Paper Rose Bouquet

Now, this is something different and would be particularly appreciated by a music loving couple. This is a beautiful, handcrafted bunch of paper roses, cleverly created from vintage music sheets. Each one is attached to a rustic wooden stick for display purposes, but this can be removed, should you wish to use the roses as a buttonhole for a special occasion. The music sheets are a lovely selection of different shades, including cream, grey and mauve. They are the same size as the head of a natural rose, and the stick measures 15 cm. There are five or six in a bunch, and it is free standing. It is also available as being crafted from old maps, making this option perfect for couples who enjoy travelling.

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Share Your Story

I hope you enjoyed this article, and if you have any questions about the vintage glass message in a bottle, or the other gifts, or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Perhaps you would like to share your story, as to how you celebrated your first wedding anniversary?

36 thoughts on “Unique Paper Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas”

  1. These paper Anniversary gifts are quite unique.  My uncle’s wedding anniversary is very fast approaching and I will love to give him a gift that he will really value so well. I will love to give him The Vintage Glass message in Bottle. I like the piece of parchment paper in it where I can write whatever I want to wish in it. It’s really an attractive Vintage glass and I will love to give it to them. 

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  2. Wonderful review on the unique paper wedding anniversary gift. This is really awesome. It is really cool and an awesome way to make a person feel loved and important on a glorious occasion. This will be a perfect gift for my cousin that is having his wedding anniversary next month April. I don’t have to stress myself on what gift to buy them as they are well-to-do persons.  She’s gonna like it. Thanks for this article. 

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    • Hi – thank you for your comments. I am pleased you enjoyed my review and have now found an appropriate gift. I hope your cousin enjoys his anniversary. All the best, Diane

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  3. Hi Diane,

    I have not read this type of unique idea before. After reading your article, I have learned the new concept of Wedding Anniversary gift. I am going to celebrate it next month. I think that your unique idea will give us the best surprise. I love the Anniversary balloon box with folding book lamp. I am going to check those item’s availability in Amazon. Thanks for sharing this informative review.

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    • Hi – thank you for reading and leaving comments. I am glad you learnt something new and I hope you  have success in finding the gifts. All the best, Diane.

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  4. This is an amazingly interesting article. For me yeah, it’s the vintage glass message in a bottle. I personally feel that’s one of the best ways to give your spouse that awesome surprise and also put an amazing smile on her face. The fact that it allows you to write your own words means you can pour out your emotions into it giving her just the perfect gift.

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  5. Wow. This is perfect for persons who has everything and you don’t really know what to buy them. Telling the person words on how you feel about them will go a long way, they will treasure it forever. I love the idea of the message in a bottle, so romantic, In fact it’s the perfect gift for my boys, and I think it will be perfect for anniversary.

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  6. Excellently,  I absolutely love what I read in this insightful article because it is full of great information. This is fascinating and interesting to me. This is a great idea of presenting gift innovative and creative, I would definitely make use of this in my next presentation of a gift. Am happy to come across your post. Thanks for the review of the message in a bottle. Best regards 

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    • Hi – thank you for reading and leaving comments. I am glad you found my article interesting and would consider buying this gift. All the best, Diane.

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  7. Hi there

    This is a really lovely post. I really found this as a fantastic idea. This pure romantic. If I could send these kinda messages to my lovely girlfriend a few times, it will surely increase the longevity of our love life. The bottle is what can be kept for good memories for years to come. Simply good decorations and very romantic

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  8. Message in a bottle! How passionate and romantic. This is a unique idea. Wanting to give a gift to someone who has almost everything he or she needs. It’s a way to simply and effectively communicate with someone.

    Especially for a wedding anniversary and birthday occasions. Am happy to have learnt a new way to pass an effective message across to people that matters.

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  9. This website is very cool and well put together! I love the niche for weddings! Great products that you are selling also, and I really liked how you promoted the products related to weddings. You cant tell that you put a lot of effort into this website and quite a lot of time… keep up the amazing work! I love it!

    -RJ

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  10. Wow. I’m glad I came across your site. This is really interesting, this gift idea is really good and it will be my next gift to give my friend who is about to celebrate his paper wedding anniversary. I will keep following your site to get informed on the best suitable gift for each wedding anniversary. Thanks for sharing this information.

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  11. Oh my God! What a fantastic idea! I am happy that I found this website very inspiring .

    It could romantic if I send such message to my future husband I bet he could not resist on it.

    I like that idea and you are so innovative too.

    Thank you for sharing with us this wonderful post.

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    • Hi – thank you for your lovely comments.I am glad you find my website inspiring. Keep reading for many other unique gift ideas. All the best, Diane

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  12. This sounds like an excellent idea for a gift, and it’s something that very few people would probably think of. Too many gifts are given that the recipient can’t really use, or is something that would be used up and gone one day. This bottle is something that can serve as a keepsake for many years to come, and also be a nice decorative piece.

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    • Hi – thanks for dropping by and reading my review. This really is a unique gift and something to be treasured. All the best, Diane 

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  13. What an excellent idea for a sentimental gift. This is perfect for the person who has everything and you don’t know what to buy them. Instead, you can think up the words to tell this person just how you feel about them and they will treasure it forever.

    I like that the gift is vintage style, as it makes for a great ornament as opposed to a plain bottle that you wouldn’t know where to put. 

    , Of course, having the bottle up where all can see is also intriguing, as people will want to open the bottle and read the message. So all I can say now is that if you do give this as a gift, make sure the message is well thought out and worthwhile.

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    • Hi – thank you for your nice comments. This is an ideal gift for any occasion, and looks lovely on display. That’s a good point about others wanting to read the message; best not to write anything naughty! Good wishes, Diane

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  14. Hello Diane,

    I love the idea of a message in a bottle. So romantic!

    I don’t think the lack of a box is a big deal because it is a great price. Where I live in Canada we have great Dollar Stores where you can buy beautiful gift boxes at really great prices.

    I have heard the song but I don’t think I have ever watched the movie. Your article has inspired me to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Hi – thank you for commenting. We don’t have Dollar Stores in the UK, we have Pound Shops, which I guess are a similar thing, ideal for gift boxes and wrapping paper. The movie is great, but its a bit of a tearjerker! All the best, Diane

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  15. What a great idea!! Such a simple but effective way to contribute to a special day. Definitely, a gift that would come from the heart with having to think about what to write. The size is appropriate as well, easy and unique. I am a bridesmaid for a wedding in a few months, this would be perfect. Very cute!!

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  16. Very thoughtful gift makes me think of the movie, message in the bottle. Very romantic. I think I’m gonna write the message in gold colour. We can probably write notes and put   them in there and we can read them together when we   feel like it. That would be so nice!   Thank you for sharing this thoughtful gift. Perfect for anniversary.

    Happy Holidays

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    • Hi Nuttanee – thanks for stopping by. That’s a great idea to add your own notes as well. Keeps the romance alive! All the best, Diane

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  17. Hi Diane,

    I love your site. I think the message in a bottle is a great gift idea! But, I must admit, I am disappointed that no gift box in available. I was also wondering if any personal lettering could be added to the message in a bottle lettering on the outside of the bottle. I would like to add the names of the couple as well if possible. it’s not a deal breaker, i still love the gift idea!

    Thanks for sharing this great gift idea!

    Chas

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    • Hi Chas – thanks for your reply. Unfortunately the design is standard and can’t be changed. It’s still a great gift as the message is where you can make it unique and personal. All the best, Diane

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  18. A message in a bottle is a really cute and original gift idea. Sometimes I’m just stuck on gift ideas and this is the ideal solution. The truth is its the perfect gift for my boys- they are only 6 and 7 but they would seriously love it!  I’m already imagining the millions of questions they would ask!

    Thanks for the great idea:)

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    • Hi Hollie – thanks for your comments. Of course, this works for other occasions, not just anniversaries. Actually, my grandson would probably love it too! All the best, Diane

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