Fourth Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional fourth wedding anniversary of fruit and flowers is said to represent creativity, fertility, hope, and renewal. Now, fruit and flowers seems pretty self explanatory, but there are some fun options out there!

Of course having flowers delivered is always a welcomed gesture, but does your bride like something a bit more hands on? Check out Year of Seeds; this kit contains 12 small earthenware pots and a different flower to grow each month. How adorable! Still looking for something not so expected? You're in luck because flowers are all the rage in fashion these days. A beautiful statement necklace would be lovely!
necklace | year of seeds | fresh flowers
Who wouldn't want a fruit basket delivered to your doorstep every month? But let's try and think outside the box a bit. When I think of fruit, I automatically associate it with a great bottle of wine {or champagne!}. Or you can also buy all of the ingredients, plan a date night at home, and make your own fruit infused alcohol. Quality time together and doing something out of the ordinary are sure to please!
veuve | fruit infused alcohol | fresh fruit



Second Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional second wedding anniversary gift of cotton signifies durability and the need for a marriage to remain strong. I've also read that it symbolizes that by the second year of marriage, the couple is comfortable with each other :) There are so many cotton options, but here are a few of my favorites.

Lee and I recently had a conversation about his favorite oxford button down and how buying a second one would be probably be a good idea. If your husband is anything like mine (or me!), having a few tried and true items will make dressing in the morning a bit easier and his wardrobe timeless. Fine his favorite fit and why not throw a manly monogram on it? This is the south after all.

Canvas is another great option and these Lands End totes are a classic favorite. My first grade teacher gifted one to me for my high school graduation and I still use it to this day! Or why not buy new luggage for the two of you and take a vacation!

dress shirt | tote bag | luggage
Still haven't printed any of your wedding photos? What a great opportunity to relive your wedding day and take the time to pick some of your favorite moments to cherish forever.  Gallery wrapped canvas prints make a statement no matter what the photo is of and with the internet at your fingers, they are so easy to print and have shipped right to your front door.

Crisp linens and fluffy bedding are always welcome in my house! Use your anniversary to make your bedroom a place you enjoy relaxing in. It's easy to put the master bedroom at the bottom of the redecorating list but it really does need to be a haven you find peace in at the end of the day.

canvas print | bedding
I'm sure your spouse would love any of these gifts regardless of the time of year. Use this list as a guide for Christmas shopping that's sure to please!

First Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Happy Tuesday, ladies! Let's hop right in and take a look at some of my favorite gift ideas for first wedding anniversaries.

Monogrammed stationery is at the top of my list for almost any occasion, but for a wedding anniversary it's particularly charming if the bride has taken her new husband's name. Such a sweet sentiment when coming from the proud groom. 

In this digital world, a beautiful pen might not get used as much as it would have in past generations, but I would jump at every chance! Men and women alike will both appreciate the gesture. {Have it engraved with your wedding date for bonus points!}

Tickets. The options are endless! Take your husband on a date to see his favorite band or football team and promise not to complain :). Lee and I are taking a trip to New York City for our anniversary and I plan on printing our boarding passes from the United app {digital world, remember :)} and framing them to keep. Do the same with your tickets to help hold on to that memory.
Where did you and your husband fall in love? Is there a city that is significant to your relationship? Find a drawing or print that helps tell your love story. With so many creative artists on Etsy, it will be hard to choose one!

The vows that you recited in front of your family and friends are so meaningful, but so easily forgotten in the day to day. This beautiful print from Southern Weddings is the perfect reminder to celebrate those very important words.
city print | vows
Lastly, if all else fails, a love letter can mean so much more than a gift ever can. Tell your spouse exactly how many days you've loved them with this personalized card and have it framed afterward. Fun fact: I wrote my vows on Emily's 'You're My Very Favorite' card <3
romantic card