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. By tradition, gifts that are often given to couples celebrating their first anniversary are made of paper. This is true for all, whether they are close or not to the couples. 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. 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. As compromise, some people just buy items that are already made and then make it more personalized by adding design elements such as embroideries and stitchings. 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. This is where the problem starts. Sometimes hard to find gifts that the couple will like. 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. Still with the right attitude and some great tips, you can actually survive the experience relatively unscathed. Here are some of those tips. Know what he needs. There is really no sense in surprising gifts if the person will not be pleasantly surprised. This always happen whenever the gifts that are bought are already exact copies of gifts that were previously given or those that the person will not have any use at all.