The Perfect Anniversary Gift

Year one of marriage has been awesome for Ben and I, but as many of you newlyweds out there can attest to, we are not just rolling in tons of money. Don't get me wrong, we have what we need, and more than what we need most times, but our budget is very tight from time to time. So when it came time to give anniversary presents, I wanted to create something sentimental, but budget friendly.

I am a mushy, emotional kind of gal. I save every ticket stub, sentimental note, and most things that others would label as "trash". I love a gift that makes me remember a special moment, or time with the ones that I love. So I wanted my gift for Ben to capture some of my favorite memories from our journey together so far. So I whipped up this little print. It has maps of the city where we got engaged, married, and honeymooned. It is really simple, but so cute. 

I used Photoshop to do everything, and loved how the finished product turned out. I designed the print myself, and had it printed at a copy shop in town, for just $3! 

Then I went to Dirt Cheap (it is sort of like Goodwill but is a salvage store, so they have items from Targets that have been affected by on) and bought this large frame for $2.50!!!

I spray painted the frame, added a matte (only $4, and it is too small...oops!) and then added the print. There you go, super cute and personal anniversary present! This was so simple and really cost efficient, and it only cost me $9!! 

So if you are Photoshop savvy, take your stab at creating this print or something similar! Or if you are not, I will gladly create one for you. I have had several people ask me to design this print or something similar for them, and would love to create one for you! Just email me at to place your order. 

Also, I love this gift for a one year anniversary print! (not that it is bad for any other year) BUT, traditionally one year is the gift of paper, so this is perfect if you and your hubby choose to go the traditional route! 

What are you favorite gifts to give? Are you a sentimental gift giver like me? 

Another great anniversary gift is one of these custom cutting boards that my sweet husband makes! Ben is always brainstorming more projects for us to tackle, and this was one of those ideas I threw out there, and he started. Each of these cutting boards are wood burned by Ben, and he takes such time on each one. He puts a lot of love into these little guys, so the winner of this awesome giveaway will be one lucky person! Want to win a cutting board? Enter below!


Enter to win below, as always all entries will be verified! Open to all US residents older than 18 years. Good luck! The giveaway will run until July 1st at 12 AM. Winner must claim their prize within 48 hours of being emailed.