Okay, this post may be jumping the gun a little, but I thought it was some interesting information on gift giving AFTER the wedding. Below is a list that I came across that shows what kind of gift you would give as an anniversary gift at certain milestones of your marriage. Some of these make total sense to me while others are puzzling…
For example, to celebrate your ten year anniversary (a pretty big milestone, I’d say), you’re supposed to give a gift of tin or aluminum? Hi, honey, happy anniversary. Here’s some foil? Or how about the fact that you have to wait until your 60th anniversary to hope for some diamonds? We’ll be so old by then that we won’t know if it is a diamond or a piece of tin foil rolled into a little ball. Can’t we switch 10th and 60th year anniversary gift themes?
1st Anniversary – Paper
2nd Anniversary – Cotton
3rd Anniversary – Leather
4th Anniversary – Linen
5th Anniversary – Wood
6th Anniversary – Iron
7th Anniversary - Copper or Brass
8th Anniversary - Bronze or Electrical Appliance
9th Anniversary - Pottery
10th Anniversary - Tin or Aluminium
11th Anniversary - Steel
12th Anniversary - Silk
13th Anniversary - Lace
14th Anniversary - Ivory
15th Anniversary - Crystal
20th Anniversary - China
25th Anniversary - Silver
30th Anniversary - Pearls
35th Anniversary - Coral or Jade
40th Anniversary - Rubies or Garnets
45th Anniversary - Sapphires
50th Anniversary - Gold
55th Anniversary - Emeralds
60th Anniversary - Diamonds
But first thing’s first. The first anniversary is supposed to be a gift of paper. So…um…what could you give? Here are some ideas that revolve around the idea of paper:
How about some tickets to an upcoming concert or to the movies?
Personalized stationery with both your names?
A framed newspaper from your wedding day?
A framed poem or reading from your ceremony?
A photo album?
A gift certificate?
A subscription to their favorite publication?
A love note?
Here are some questions I have for you, good readers: Did/would you stick to the “paper” theme for your first anniversary gift? What would you like to get for a first anniversary gift?? What unique gift did you give as a first anniversary gift?