Traditional Anniversary Gifts
Traditional Gifts in the US and UK
As you can imagine many of the traditional gift types we enjoy today have a long history. Being transported to the New World by settlers. Because of this we have taken many of our ideas from these traditions, but not all of them. It is especially interesting to see where things don't overlap. Where cultural differences have shifted the type of gifts we give.
If you feel that these list are, well, a little bit dated we're with you. These gifts tend to show their age. Or better the age that they were assigned to the given year. Thankfully for us we don't need to give tin for our tenth anniversary. No, thanks to the librarians at the Chicago Public Library we have an updated list with more useful suggestions. Suggested modern gift list created by
|7th||Desk sets/pen and pencil sets|
|8th||Linens and lace|
|11th||Fashion jewelry and other accessories|
|12th||Pearls or colored gems|
|13th||Textiles or furs|
|85th||The wife's birthstone|
|90th||Engraved marble or granite*|
*The 90th anniversary gift has always left me a little bit confused.
And for those of you who, this may be new to (anniversary gifts), well all we can say is. We hope you like sleeping on the couch.
Other Gift Ideas
Don't worry, these are the only types of gifts you can give.