Do you own a copy of the first movie you held hands to? Were there restaurants, museums, bars or other places from which you can get gift cards, a sweatshirt or some other reminder of the time you spent there together? Fill the box with gifts tied to the things that made you fall in love in the beginning, then close it up and decorate it.
5. Scavenger hunt. A scavenger hunt can be a fun way to tie together a number of small, special gifts. Leave meaningful clues throughout the house ("The first place we kissed when we moved in"), that direct your spouse toward a big gift or to you. Along with clues, leave smaller gifts like a favorite book, a framed picture of the two of you or a note detailing your upcoming dinner reservation at the restaurant where you got engaged. Have fun with it and your spouse will too.
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These five sentimental first anniversary gift ideas are sure to bring some joy to a special occasion. No matter how you choose to celebrate the day — traditional or modern, sentimental or reserved — take some time to make great new memories for you and your spouse.