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First Anniversary Gift Ideas

Last month was Aaron and I’s first wedding anniversary! I cannot believe that our wedding was already a year ago!! The traditional gift category for the first anniversary is paper. So I had to brainstorm ideas on paper products to get my husband and that definitely wasn’t easy! I ended up getting him an autographed picture of John Travolta from his favorite movie – Pulp Fiction. He loved it and it was so special to see his face when he realized it was autographed! For me, Aaron purchased a custom watercolor painting based off of one of our wedding pictures! Talk about thoughtful!! And, to top it all off, he had the artist hand-deliver it to our home as a bonus surprise! I was completely shocked and elated to get to meet this fellow creative!

So, if you’re looking for the perfect anniversary gift for your first wedding anniversary here are three ideas!

    1. Custom watercolor painting of the two of you. Obviously this is my number one choice :) There are a few artists out there that do this style of work, but my personal favorite is Simply Jessica Marie:
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    1. Custom calligraphy framed wedding picture. This is a chance for you to hire a calligrapher to write your wedding vows, or your first dance song lyrics on a framing-mat and then you can put your favorite wedding photo inside the picture! Caddy Corner Designs has a beautiful example of this type of work:
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    1. If you’re a little more into the DIY type of paper gifts, then you can get a large framed map and then cut out pictures of the two of you from each state. It then becomes a gift that you can continue to build onto as the two of you travel in your marriage! (Image Credit)
      first wedding anniversary gift - paper gift

 

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Bridesmaid Jewelry Gift Ideas

Your bridesmaids are a huge part of your life, and you want them to know how they are a huge part of your love story and life. A great way to give back to them is by gifting them with essentials for the big day so that they have less to financially cover for the big day. Accessories can really cap off an outfit and complete the look. They truly are the icing on the cake. Cohesive jewelry will make you bridal party just that more polished, and Thomas Laine has pieces that they will wear for the rest of their lives.
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From earrings, to bracelets, pins to hair pieces, you really can’t go wrong with a little extra sparkle to any bridal party. With many different metals, colors, and looks, there is something for everyone and every wedding. They truly are heirloom quality pieces that won’t put a kink in your wedding budget.
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Thomas Laine jewelry has been featured in many magazines, articles, and even on stars spotted on the red carpet. What better way to spoil your ladies gifting them with the perfect capstone to their fabulous outfit? Whenever they wear this gift in the future, they will think fondly of the day they got to wear it celebrating your big day with you.
And why stop at your bridesmaids? Flower girls, your mother, future mother-in-law, and any other important women in your life would love any of these timeless pieces.
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Uncommon Wedding and Wedding Party Gift Ideas

Searching the internet to find the perfect yet sustainable /environmentally friendly gift for your bridesmaids, groomsmen, and bride? Well we have some great ideas for you today! UncommonGoods is on a mission to create a marketplace of products that are all sustainable from earth friendly, to handmade, to organic, and even to recycled products. They feature creative, and unique products that you can feel confident in purchasing. Plus, the best part of shopping with UncommonGoods is their mission to give back – “we created the Better to Give Program in 2001, which allows you to select a non-profit organization to receive a $1 donation from us at checkout. UncommonGoods has donated over $1,000,000 since we created this program.” Now that’s spreading the love :)

So now that you’re completely sold with shopping on this incredible website, here are some of our favorite unique gift ideas for your wedding from UncommonGoods:

 

Unique Gift Ideas for your Groomsmen:

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City Map Glass | Flask Book Box | Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs Cufflinks 


Perfect Gifts for your Bridesmaids:

uncommongoods gifts for gal pals

Rose Quartz Platter | Farm Fresh Spa Experience Tin | Birthstone Definition Necklace


Personalized Wedding Gift Ideas for your Bride:

uncommongoods gifts for your new wife

Hearts Connect-Four Game | First Dance Personalized Art | Personalized Faux Boise Vase


Please note, this blog has been sponsored by UncommonGoods. Thank you for shopping!

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At Home Date Idea: Let’s Be Kids Again

Most of the time, you realize that it’s been forever since you and your loved one went on a date together. Your schedules are crazy, you just want to relax, or the budget doesn’t allow for it. So that’s where this great blog post comes in. We are starting a new series of At Home Date Ideas and I can’t wait to share the first one with you.

For my first idea I wanted to let out our inner kid behavior, so I’m positive it’ll be a fun one. Start with Mickey Mouse pancakes in bed! Now who wouldn’t want that? Some sausage, orange juice, and maybe spice it up with some Champagne.

simple cheap date idea at home

Head downstairs and I test you to leave all electronic devices upstairs! Still in your pajamas, gather all the blankets possible. I’m sure you know what’s coming next. FORT TIME! This is so fun and I still enjoy doing it with my significant other. Build a fort in the living room and close all the blinds. So cute and romantic!

simple cheap date idea at home

By this time, y’all are in the mood for some serious down time. Then pop in a DVD of your childhood favorite movie. Maybe Sleeping Beauty, The Incredibles, or Monsters Inc. (my personal favorite.) Make some buttery popcorn into a big bowl and bring it into your fort. This time together will be restful and recharging; something I’m sure the both of you need.

simple cheap date idea at home

After the movie, head outside for a brisk walk. Head to the nearest park or down to the river, where y’all can chat and hang out outside. If it’s too cold/hot, do a mini in home workout that has both of you laughing. I’m sure your abs will be hurting more from that. Maybe see who can hold a plank longer?

After that, I’m sure its time to rinse off. So put some bubbles in a nice warm bath and relax. You both need it. Enjoy this time together without any interruptions. Both of you get caught up in everyday life that has you not spending enough time with each other. I hope that you enjoy this post and stayed tuned for the next In Home Date Idea!

simple cheap date idea at home

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Small Ways to Show Your Significant Other You Care

Ever come home from a long day at work just wanting to rest and order in take out, but the dog ripped your favorite pillow, your AC went out, and the kids haven’t done their homework. I’m sure everyone always has those tough days where they just want some kind of comfort and reaffirmation. This would be a great cue to pick up on as a significant other to do something nice for them. Here are some ideas that will make her heart beat 10x faster:

  1. Surprise her by making dinner
    When she gets home from a tough day at work, which you already know about from talking with her, she comes into you in the kitchen making dinner. Throw something in the crockpot, put some chicken in the oven, or have steaks out on the grill, this will ensure a happy happy significant other. [Image Credit Link]
  2. Massage at Bed Time
    After all the dishes are clean and the kids (dogs, cats, birds) are in bed, tell her to come next to you. Play some music and give her a short massage.
  3. 10 Free Coupon Book
    These are always fun to give! 10 Free coupons that they can use whenever they want. Here are some examples: 1) go to a nice dinner, 2) one free massage, 3) foot rub, 4) do the dishes for a week, 5) breakfast in bed. So cute and so simple! [Image Credit Link]
  4. Messages throughout the House
    I have always been a sucker for sweet messages from my loved ones! I know you all remembered when your mom used to write on your napkin for your school lunch. How about do this around the house? Messages on the bathroom mirror, in the refrigerator, on her favorite DVD case, or on her nightstand. These simple gestures can sure go a long way. [Image Credit Link]
  5. Spa Day
    Now every girl (or guy) needs a spa day once in a while. Book an appointment for your significant other on a day where you know they are completely free. Give them the day off by letting them have a stress free day by themselves (or with friends). [Image Credit Link]

These are only a few ways to make your significant other feel special. You should be making them feel special each and everyday. Thanks for checking in!

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