It could be something he's been meaning to pick up for himself or a new book you think he'll love.I've mentioned this book before, but Bill Bryson's is a fantastic travel memoir. If you both are constantly working, there’s no better way to unwind than than a relaxing day at the spa. Get your own treatments, and meet up after for a relaxing dinner. Even if the concert doesn’t fall on the exact anniversary date, grab tickets and spend the night rocking out to you both love. You’ll both feel good about yourselves when you’re done.
This one will only work if you’re both open to ending up anywhere. But you can use a lot of creativity in figuring out a traditional paper gift to give your spouse on your first anniversary. It's the traditional first anniversary gift, but let's face it — it brings to mind something that's disposable and that's not something you want to associate with your marriage. If you’re looking to spread the love, head to your local soup kitchen or another volunteering opportunity and spend your day together helping those in need. If your anniversary falls in the summer, head to a theme park and be kids for a day.