Anniversary Gifts

I recently celebrated my 11th wedding anniversary with my lovely wife. in the process of buying gifts for one another, we were reminded of the fact that we are not, in any sense of the word, all that traditional.

See, traditional wedding gifts (in the Western European tradition) are a well-established list by now. There’s an updated list as well, but it’s the same sort of stuff, really. You’ve got various materials (wool, paper, wood, various metals and alloys), or you’ve got items like various gemstones or clocks or whatever.

Now me, I have a very specific set of likes and dislikes. The traditional presents aren’t going to do much for me, at least not until I get my loom set up and start weaving my own textiles with the wool. So the wife and I came up with what we think are an excellent list of new anniversary presents for couples to buy each other. They are full of practicality and whimsy. See for yourself:

  1. Office Supplies
  2. Something practical but fun
  3. Books
  4. Groupon Jewelry
  5. Something whimsical and impractical
  6. Cat-themed
  7. Phone cases
  8. Matching Tattoos
  9. Face mug
  10. Write a song or poem
  11. Comic Books
  12. Cardigans
  13. Video Games
  14. Funky Glasses
  15. Tombstones because OMG we are old
  16. Better office supplies you’re fucking adults now
  17. Fun socks

Any other suggestions?

3 thoughts on “Anniversary Gifts

  1. Great list… my husband gives me a silver charm for my bracelet each year, which signifies something that happened during that particular year, and then I always give him a book and write something special inside. We are going on 24 years next month and it’s fun to look back at those charms on my bracelet and remember all the fun times we’ve had.


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