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Great first wedding anniversary gift ideas for your husband

Great first wedding anniversary gift ideas for your husband

Your first anniversary is a very special time, and you want to buy your husband something that is also special, as well as sentimental. It can be challenging to find the perfect gift. Jewelry, which is essential for today’s stylish man, is a wonderful gesture of love. Consider these following tips on what jewelry, or what complements to jewelry, can serve as the ideal gift for your husband on your first anniversary.


Do consider cufflinks

Cufflinks are a subtle yet charming complement to any man’s outfit, and are essential for any man who considers himself “business chic.” Choose sterling silver cufflinks, as they will go with essentially every French cuff shirt.

Do give a wrist watch

Men love watches, and a timepiece says a lot about its owner. It‘s the finishing touch the elevates an outfit to refinement. Consider a vintage watch such as the Rolex Air King 1400, made of stainless steel and featuring an 18K white gold bezel and ebony dial. Or, perhaps the TAG Heuer Carrerra WV211B-1 stainless steel watch would be perfect for your guy.

Do purchase a ring

Even though you gave him a ring a year ago, he would love another. Rings are the most popular male jewelry item to date. Stick with the classic silver and gold designs, an excellent choice for a masculine ring, or get flashy and unconventional with a piece such as a 14K yellow gold diamond and ruby ring.

Do buy him a necklace

Most men wear necklaces that have meaning, express their personality, or that states simplicity - consider these aspects when you’re looking to buy a masculine necklace for your husband. Never go over the top. Think Mr. T, and then go in the opposite direction.

Do give the gift of Scotch

The man who appreciates fine jewelry is certain to appreciate a fine Scotch. A classy man needs a classy, easygoing Scotch to wind down from the day. Perhaps purchase the Glenlivet 15-year aged Scotch, or Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch whiskey - an American classic.


Do not blow your budget

When you shop around and find reasonable prices, you can still surprise him with a luxury gift like a pair of Tiffany cufflinks. Check out the pre-owned luxury watch market to find an affordable timepiece.

Do not underestimate the power of personalization

Engraving his initials on an antique pocket watch, the case back of a luxury watch, or a signet ring is a sure way to create an instant classic.

Do not make another trip to the mall

While you're shopping around, let your keyboard do some of the legwork for you. Check sites like eBay, 1stdibs, Etsy and even flash sale sites such as One King's Lane for great deals on future family heirlooms.

Do not wait until the last minute

Rather than rushing to the mall and buying a gift that you'll forget about/he'll likely toss or donate in a year, look for gifts that are meaningful. Don’t wait until the last minute and start looking a couple of months ahead of time.

Do not worry if you wait until the last minute

Most jewelers offer rush, secure shipping for online customers. Most jewelry stores are open with extended hours during the holiday season. If you do happen to wait until the last minute, don’t worry. If you want to spend a little extra, you can always have the gift rushed.

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Whether it’s a special watch, cufflinks or a ring, there are many unique jewelry pieces that you can purchase for your husband on your first wedding anniversary. Consider these tips to find the perfect piece that your husband will cherish for years to come.

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Lee Raymond JosephsonPartner/Vice President

Lee Raymond Josephson, vice president and partner of Raymond Lee Jewelers, is a shining example of success resulting only from hard work. Lee is the second generation of self-made men. His father, Jeff Josephson, built the now 30-year-old Raymon...

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