Paper flowers take a long time to make and show thought and they never die and hopefully that will be the same with your love. There are instructions for making paper flowers on How Stuff Works.
If you are not handy with craft work the folks at Just Paper Roses do excellent work.
This category offers many choices of style and price.
Clocks or watches can be a simple functional gift that shows you care and there are many inexpensive options.
If you have a large budget the sky is the limit, from gold to jewels, you can purchase a never to be forgotten first anniversary gift.
A website which features unique anniversary clocks as well as more traditional clock selections is Lawson Watch & Clock.
It was 1922 when Emily Post published the first known list of traditional anniversary gifts categories.
Post’s 1922 list included gifts for first, fifth, tenth, fifteenth, twentieth, twenty-fifth and fiftieth anniversaries.
Lovepop makes creative 3D pop-up cards that stand out as memorable keepsakes.
Paper as the traditional first anniversary gift gives you many directions to go with original ideas to make that anniversary date special.
If you did not save one many newspapers will sell you the paper from a particular date.
Give your spouse a bouquet of paper flowers, what an impression that will make if you actually make the flowers yourself.
Not a poet, how about framing a drawing or photograph of the two of you enjoying a special time together.