Saturday, September 04, 2010

Anniversary Gifts

Jeffrey and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary next summer, hopefully in a better way than we celebrated our 24th this summer. For those of you who don't know, we had a tornado come through our neighborhood on the evening of our anniversary. We certainly won't forget that particular anniversary anytime soon. When looking through a list of anniversary gifts by year, you do not see tornado listed next to 24th anniversary.  Actually, they don't list 24th anniversary, so maybe that can be added!? 

Seriously, I really don't recommend a tornado as a great way to celebrate. The dinner and glass of wine on the deck beforehand was rather nice, though.

Speaking of that list of anniversary gifts, I'd heard that the 25th anniversary is silver and 50th is gold, but I didn't know what the traditional gifts were for other years. For instance, did you know that 3rd year anniversary gifts are supposed to be leather? And 9th anniversary gifts should be pottery?  Or what about just being totally untraditional and giving Anniversary Toilet Paper? (seriously)  Or I suppose 1st anniversary is paper, so that would be appropriate.

The list is rather fun and a good way to get some ideas for anniversary gifts. There's something for every year 1-20, then it skips to 25 and then to 50. I guess they figure once you've been married for at least 20 years you should be pretty good at coming up with anniversary presents on your own.

So here's my question for you: What kind of traditional or NONtraditional anniversary presents have you gotten or given? And what were your favorites? Anybody get that toilet paper?

1 comment:

  1. Well, for our seventh Anniversary Don gave me a house....


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