Below are some great gift items that you can tinker with and embroider for a more personalized touch. Hats off. One idea is to give matching hats or caps to the couples. There are a lot of head gears that you can choose from, bonnets, straw hats and berets. What you can do is to embroider their names in the hat or cap. First Anniversary Gift Ideas Celebrating one s anniversary for the first time is perhaps the most special and the most anticipated. Unlike the succeeding anniversaries, first year anniversaries are special because it is an affirmation of one year of romance for couples. Besides, this is the period in the relationship when love and reminiscing is still in the air and couples still find the time to celebrate the day that the relationship or the marriage started. Some people may notice that these come in different colors such as white, brown or opaque. If the ideal size can t be found in the grocery, then the best place to get these will be the gift or craft shop. Anniversary gift baskets can carry other things aside from food. If the friend really knows that couple well, the contents could be something that the two enjoy. The resort was great. The couple was serenaded during each meal, there was enough time to go snorkeling and watch the sunset. The entire gift ended with a card that told Jack wrote to Mary saying "thank you" for the many happy years together and how much the man loved the wife. The 25th anniversary present was like a renewal of how much Jack cherished Mary. This is perhaps the reason why gifts during anniversary celebrations seem to be the same gifts year after year. People no longer make an effort to find appropriate gifts for the couple. They just buy whatever is available in the store. Hence, the multitude of plates, photo albums and picture frames that couples receive when they celebrate wedding anniversaries. You can even out some personalized designs on the gifts. You don t even have to stitch it yourself. There are craft stores that provide stitching services. Engrave away. Another way that will make your gifts more personalized is to engrave the initials or names of the couple into their gifts. Great gift items that you can have engraved are metal canisters for the kitchen, jewelry boxes, pens and jewelry.