My fifth wedding anniversary is tomorrow (Wow! Five years already?!) and Mr Napping and I get to send the boys to grandma’s and spend the day together. Yippee!
We opted this year for no gifts (haha, except some additions to the date night jar and a couple other things I’ll show you next week…), but traditionally, there are certain gifts you are supposed to give your sweetheart on the anniversary of the day you wed. For us, it was the gift of wood… (no comment). We were supposed to exchange gifts made from wood. I debated on a set of wooden bowls we’d love, but I just can’t get myself to fork over $80 for a set of bowls that my little guys will mar in no time.
But, in honor of your special day, whenever it may be, here are a few ideas for you. Not counting up in years yet? That’s okay. Sometimes you don’t need a reason to give a gift. Those are the best gifts of all.
Here’s a quick little run down on what you’re supposed to gift:
First Anniversary – Paper (Traditional) or Clocks (Modern)
Second – Cotton (T) or China (M)
Third – Leather (T) or Crystal (M)
Fourth – Flowers (T) or Linen (M)
Fifth – Wood (T) or Silverware (M)
Sixth – Iron (T) or Sugar (M)
Seventh – Wool (T) or Brass (M)
Eighth – Bronze (T) or Appliances (M)
Ninth – Pottery (T) or Leather (M)
Tenth – Tin/Aluminuim (T) or Diamond Jewelry (M)
Fifteenth – Crystal (T) or Glass (M)
Twentieth – China (T) or Platinum (M)
Twenty-fifth – Silver (T) or Sterling Silver (M)
Thirtieth – Pearl (T) or Diamond (M)
Thirty-fifth – Coral (T) or Jade (M)
Fortieth – Ruby (T&M)
Forty-fifth – Sapphire (T&M)
Fiftieth – Gold (T&M)
but his favorite goodies will always go over well.
Especially if they are homemade.
FOR THE TRAVELER:
Ha, yeah, I can’t afford that either.
Try out this at-home date instead where
your imagination is the limit to your adventures.
FOR THE EARLY-RISERS:
This is soo NOT me, but my hubby would love it.
Get up together and go somewhere pretty.
Watch the sun rise together and share a yummy breakfast.
Get the details on putting yours together HERE.
Do you have any fun anniversary gifts?