Our first wedding anniversary is quickly approaching (middle of next month). We are planning a trip (still undecided as to where – yeah, we need to get on that) but I would also like to get KC a gift as well. I think it would be cool if we could stick to the ‘lists’ of what to get for each anniversary. I was doing some web-browsing and found out that there are 2 different lists for Anniversary Gifts.
There is the Traditional List and the Contemporary List (found here):
|7||Wool (Copper)||Desk sets|
|9||Pottery (China)||Leather goods|
|12||Silk, Agate||Pearls, Colored gems|
|13||Lace, Moonstone||Textiles, Furs|
|14||Ivory, Moss Agate||Gold jewelry|
|26||Star Sapphire (blue)||Original pictures|
|32||Conveyances (e.g., automobiles)|
|42||Improved real estate|
|46||Original poetry tribute|
|48||Optical goods (e.g., telescope, microscope)|
|49||Luxuries, any kind|
|65||Star Sapphire, Gray|
|67||Star sapphire, purple|
|75||Diamond, diamond-like stones, gold|
So I can choose from Paper or Clock if I stick with the ‘lists’.
- For clock I was thinking Watch (because I’d like a new watch too 🙂 ) and then realized that Watch is actually listed for 15yrs. Hmm, so I guess that means I can’t do watch. I could get him a clock, but we don’t have many clocks around the house and I don’t know where I would put a clock.
- Ok, so paper. I’ve done my share of picture books and photo albums so that’s not going to work. I’ve done tickets to sporting events before as well (and with his wacky summer Ultimate schedule, who knows where we will be on what weekend). I love the idea of the architectural letter pictures of last names as seen on a few etsy shops. I purchased a few prints from one of these shops for a wedding gift this past year and they looked great (I think it might be more for me than for him though)!
What did you get your SO for a first wedding anniversary gift? Did you stick to the traditional or contemporary list or just get something you thought he/she would like? Any suggestions for me?
P.S. A 10-carat Diamond after 100yrs?!?! I wonder if anyone has ever been married for 100yrs.