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. The third year anniversary has leather and crystal or glass in the list while the fourth anniversary year dictates the traditional gift as something made up of books, flowers and fruit while the modern gift has electrical appliances on the list. You can give as gifts items that are made of paper. And there are a lot of items that you can choose from. One great gift idea is to give a book for the anniversary. Partners can give each other books of poetry or books that have romantic content. Some even suggest giving a book about Kama Sutra or maybe a book in the Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus series. Whether you have known the man half of the couple for most of your life or have only known for a couple of years, gift hunting for a man can be really frustrating. While gift ideas for the woman abound, there seems to be a scarcity of what you can give to a man in his wedding anniversary. Still with the right attitude and some great tips, you can actually survive the experience relatively unscathed. Once you have found something that they need, personalizing it is much easier. You can embroider his initials on the gift item. You can even embroider both your initials on the item. Stick to what they can wear Another way to find something that you can give to your husband or partner on your anniversary is to find something that they can wear. These come in different sizes so the right one should be chosen to be fit all the items. Some people may notice that these come in different colors such as white, brown or opaque. If the ideal size can t be found in the grocery, then the best place to get these will be the gift or craft shop. Anniversary gift baskets can carry other things aside from food. Use plain white handkerchief not only to make the designs more visible but also because the color is often associated with marriage or nuptials. Besides, giving them handkerchiefs does not mean that they have to really use it. Depending on the material of the handkerchief that you will be gifting them with, they can use it as display inside the house.