Or if you already have several candidates in mind, knowing what wedding anniversary year they are celebrating can help in narrowing down the choices. This will make your job easier and more manageable. In fact, it can save your feet from needless suffering going from one store to the other looking for an appropriate gift. If they are going to use the mugs at the office or at work, ask them to exchange mugs and take the one with the initials of the partner. This way, the mugs will serve as reminder of the person when at work. Handkerchief This is actually the standard item that you can have monogrammed. You can place both of their initials on the cloth or put a design that will remind them of each other. By examining your talents, you will more be able to analyze what you can and cannot do. This is also one way to come up with a gift. After all there is no point in wishing that you can give matching sweater to the couple when you cannot even sew a straight line. Determine first what you can do and then come up with an appropriate gift. Love is the topic of all times that culminates in a sacred exchange of vows in marriage. On every wedding day, one could give a significant definition to it. The question is, what is love? Answer it today and answer it again after ten years. The difference in meaning is all about growing up together, something which can never be comparable to living with a friend or another family member. If you have for instance a photo that you have kept that reminds you of a special time together, why not frame it or put it in a nice picture frame. You can make a caption that explains how you felt at that moment in the photograph. Your partner will find this really sweet. Besides, it will strengthen your bond more than any gift would as you will both be transported by the happy memory. The couple can decide to give something to each other similar to what happens during Christmas or the spouse decides to offer this to the other. According to tradition, this should change every year. The longer that the couple stay together, the more extravagant the gift can become. During the first wedding anniversary, people in the past usually gave each other something made of paper.