Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Anniversary Gifts

A few months before our 1 year wedding anniversary, the husband and I decided that we would buy each other "traditional" gifts each year. With our 3 year wedding anniversary gift coming up this Monday, I decided to share the official list:

Traditional Anniversary Gifts by Year:

First: Paper
Second: Coton

Third: Leather
Fourth: Fruit or Flowers
Fifth: Wood
Sixth: Candy or Iron
Seventh: Wool or Copper
Eight Bronze or Pottery
Ninth: Pottery
Tenth: Tin
Eleventh: Steel
Twelfth: Silk or Linen
Thirteenth: Lace
Fourteenth: Ivory
Fifteenth: Crystal
Twentieth: China
Twenty-Fifth: Silver
Thirtieth: Pearls
Thirty-Fifth: Coral
Fortieth: Ruby
Forty-Fifth: Sapphire
Fiftieth: Gold
Fifty-Fifth: Emerald
Sixtieth: Diamond

For our 1 year anniversary, I gave him coupons for an amusement park {paper} and a leather-bound journal {paper}. He gave me the entire Twilight Series {paper}.

Last year, I gave him 2 shirts from j.crew {cotton} and he surprised me with this pillow {cotton} I had been drooling over for months:

Gorgeous, huh? He went onto my blog and sneakily found out the exact name/style so he could order it online, but THEN they were out of stock so he somehow managed to find it at some other random site. I think I'll keep him. :)

The traditional gift for this year is supposed to be leather. I was racking my brain for literally months, trying to think of something leather that he'd actually want. So, when it finally came to me, it was such a huge relief because he is really going to love this gift! I'll be sure to post pics next week.

hmm...I wonder what he'll be giving me? Oh well, I guess I'll have to wait and find out on Monday! But that's OK because I LOVE surprises!

Do you and your spouse give each other traditional gifts? If so, what are some gifts you have given and received in the past?


Fork said...

The hubs and I are coming up on our Cotton anniversary. I love the traditional gifts, but it's tough to come up with something creative! Thanks for the suggestions!

emily said...

We have never exchanged "traditional" gifts, but now I'm thinking about it since our 7th is a couple of weeks away.

christine, just bella said...

It's our 3rd wedding anniversary on Tuesday and I've been racking my brain for something original and leather! Can't wait to see what you guys did! Happy Anniversary to you!

Christen said...

Great post! Where is the pillow from?

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