Unbeknownst to many, there is actually a traditional chart of appropriate anniversary gifts that people can give to couples. 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. You can also make your own gifts. For instance, buy two towels and stitch their initials on the cloth. Think Memories Memories can be great gifts to people. But as memories are abstract, you can only give photos, music and even cards instead. Why not take a picture of the couple and have it framed? Go to a local craft store and have the picture concerted into a cross-stitch pattern that you can make. One can actually buy pillowcases that are weaved with golden or metallic threads. There are also leather products that come in gold colors. One of the most popular is of course lamp shades that are made of golden metal. 8. It may be the most common piece of gift that a person can give in any occasion but giving a golden photo frame can also be special by putting a great picture of the couple in the picture frame. Put a personal reminder Even the simplest gift item can be a reminder of the relationship and of good times if you know how to create that atmosphere of romanticism. For instance, if you have bought a mug, why not put your names inside a heart using craft paint? Or maybe buy a t-shirt and then design them with the lyrics of your theme songs? Some even suggest giving a book about Kama Sutra or maybe a book in the Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus series. Another great first anniversary idea is a photograph that you can frame. Choose a photo that best reminds you of your good times together and then have it framed. You can even have it enlarged in developing centers. You can also place the year that they are celebrating their anniversary. This way, they can use the handkerchief as display or souvenir of the occasion that they are celebrating. Towels Another standard gift item that is usually monogrammed is the towel. You can also include under this category bathrobes and face towels, which are often used in the house.