Each year, there is a corresponding element and modern anniversary symbol that people can use as guide in looking for traditional anniversary gifts for couples. For instance, the first year anniversary is symbolized by paper and the clock while the second year anniversary is symbolized by cotton or straw and the Chinaware. Some even prefer it that way because the gifts are more personalized and more fitting to the people who will receive them. One problem though is the actual process of making the gift. 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. Buy plates with gold markings or a border that is made of gold. Finding a chinaware like this may seem difficult but this is something that will definitely put a smile on the couple s face. 4. Key chains and key holders are also great gift ideas for wedding anniversaries. Why not buy something that really matches. Here are some ideas that may help you come up with wedding anniversary gift with just a few dollars in your pockets. Make your own gift This will require a lot of effort and well, you really have to devote a lot of time in making the gift; But if you really don t have the money, this is the cheapest way that you can come up with a gift. The couple always talked flying down to Florida but was shocked to see two first class tickets to the Bahamas. Mary got out of bed and started to pack but Jack had already done that. There were two bags in the closet, which were ready so there was already nothing to worry about. Two hours after freshening up, there was a knock on the door. You can even make the making of photo albums a tradition every year. This will actually help preserve the memories and will help you maintain your bond. Another paper idea for an anniversary gift is to laminate or frame your marriage certificate or any paper that remind you of each other. This can be something as small as movie tickets from your first date or a bus ticket the first time that you rode home together.