Great gift items that you can have engraved are metal canisters for the kitchen, jewelry boxes, pens and jewelry. Key chains can also be engraved as well as ceramic items such as mugs and plates. In fact, why not give them a whole set of chinaware with their initials engraved at the back? That will be a great personalized anniversary gift. If a trip is too expensive, the family members can settle for a frame made of gold, which has a picture of everyone that can be hung in the living room wall. 6. A basket full of cookies and other goodies can be given as another way of congratulating the couple for making it this far and wishing the best for the future. The person can get a luggage set made of the same material with plane tickets inside to celebrate the anniversary away from other people. Those who are more modern choose to give an item that either has glass or crystal. This can be a necklace or some glassware, which can be enjoyed with a romantic dinner at home. Giving a first anniversary gift is also very crucial as the gift will probably be remembered for all the time that you will spend together. So what do you give? Unless you have a million dollar stashed away in the bank and you can afford to give a diamond ring, the only alternatives are gifts that may be cheap but very sweet. Family members can combine this with a collage containing pictures that both will surely love. People who have no clue what to give should avoid getting perfumes since this could be something the couple does not like. The best things to put in the basket to play safe are some books since reading is something everyone enjoys. Some people do not have the time anymore to make gifts. With people constantly on the go, they cannot anymore devote time to knit a sweater or make a photo album. As compromise, some people just buy items that are already made and then make it more personalized by adding design elements such as embroideries and stitchings.