Here are some tips that may make your wedding anniversary gift shopping a little bit blissful. Know the year Each wedding anniversary year has a corresponding material that serves as symbols. This can help you get some ideas on what to give as wedding anniversary gifts. Or if you already have several candidates in mind, knowing what wedding anniversary year they are celebrating can help in narrowing down the choices. Hence, the multitude of plates, photo albums and picture frames that couples receive when they celebrate wedding anniversaries. Unbeknownst to many, there is actually a traditional chart of appropriate anniversary gifts that people can give to couples. Each year, there is a corresponding element and modern anniversary symbol that people can use as guide in looking for traditional anniversary gifts for couples. Examples of beautiful gifts that you can create at a lesser cost: - Oil painting or Acrylic painting of a romantic landscape, still life, and relevant artistic style/themes fit for silver anniversary gift - Homemade embroidered bedroom sets like quilts, flat sheets, pillows case sets - Framed Cross-stitched display designs, as wall accent The example of works will be most valued by the celebrants because of the amount of time spent on finishing them. Below are some anniversary gift ideas that might just work with your husband or partner. Know what they need Look for things that they might need. For instance, do they need a mug or a thermos at home? Do they need a bag where they can put their laptop? Do they need a tie that they can match with their new corporate suit? A good example could be soaps and body lotions with a free gift certificate to the spa. 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. 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.