When I got married, I was determined we'd give creative versions of the traditional and contemporary wedding anniversary gifts...
So far, we've done the following...
For John: Subscription to the New York Times and a donation to the American Forestry Organization
For me: Art paper, lots of it
Contemporary: Cotton or China
For John: 100% cotton hammock
For me: the Martha Stewart embroidery starter set with 100% cotton embroidery floss.
Contemporary: Leather or Crystal/Glass
For John: leather-handled basket with leather barbeque gloves and leather-accented barbeque supplies
For me: a Coach purse (woot!)
a joint gift, a beautiful new set of bedding (linens, get it?)
Contemporary: Wood or Silverware
a joint gift, home improvement supplies, including wood-handled hammers, etc. etc. for the house we had just bought
We did... um, nothing for this year, we were stumped, and apparently lazy.
And for this year...
Traditional: Copper or Wool
Contemporary: Brass or Desk Sets
We are doing: hm. 2 days to decide.
John gave me a gorgeous copper tea kettle, and I gave him a copper mixing bowl with a new salt grinder and some fancy salt. Thank goodness he's a cook, it makes for easier gifts.
10 months ago