The new anniversary gift list

Traditional gift etiquette has long offered a list of gifts that were appropriate for wedding anniversaries by number. The 1st anniversary was paper, 2nd was cotton and so on…

Now, there’s a new, modern list for gift-givers to consider as an alternative to the traditional items (which, of course, some people still stick to.) I scrolled through this modern collection of numbered gift suggestions and found myself laughing. Some of the entries are just so…unexpected. For instance, you have to be married 47 years to get books? But on your 44th anniversary, you get groceries. Don’t worry, though, because on your 41st anniversary, you get LAND, so you have someplace to put the books and the groceries. And the cotton and paper everyone else got you years ago.

Just for fun, and perhaps for gift ideas, check out the going list: http://www.chipublib.org/008subject/005genref/giswedding.html

And let me know what you think. I’d love your suggestions for some of those blank spaces.

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