The modern gift that is recommended for the first year is the clock, perhaps to symbolize the continuous passage of time. Of course you need not give an actual paper as gift. Although you can probably give a notepad or some papers with a personalized letterhead, it does not have to be an actual paper. If the couple is into the arts, perhaps some goodies and tickets to a play or concert that both love or has just been recently opened in the opera or theater. Family members can combine this with a collage containing pictures that both will surely love. People who have no clue what to give should avoid getting perfumes since this could be something the couple does not like. Tips On Buying The Perfect Wedding Anniversary Present Buying the perfect gift is hard enough without being limited by an occasion, especially one that has limited choices such as a wedding anniversary. Still shopping for the perfect gift need not be harrowing like it usually is. Here are some tips that may make your wedding anniversary gift shopping a little bit blissful. Buy a gold jewelry, whether a ring, a necklace or a bracelet and put their engraved names on it. This is a great gift especially for couples who are fond of wearing matching everything even when they are really old. 3. Buy plates with gold markings or a border that is made of gold. Finding a chinaware like this may seem difficult but this is something that will definitely put a smile on the couple s face. don t do it the other way around. Service it up Another way to give a gift without really spending a cent is to offer your services for free. One idea is to give a voucher of free laundry for a week to the couple or offer to take care of the kids while they go on a second honeymoon trip. You can also give them a blank voucher. Put a personal reminder Even the simplest gift item can be a reminder of the relationship and of good times if you know how to create that atmosphere of romanticism. For instance, if you have bought a mug, why not put your names inside a heart using craft paint? Or maybe buy a t-shirt and then design them with the lyrics of your theme songs?