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birthstone jewelry? Here is a list of birthstones:
January - Garnet
February - Light Purple Amethyst
March - Blue/Green Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Light Green Peridot
September - Blue Sapphire
October - Multi-Color Opal
November - Golden Topaz
December - Turquoise or Blue Zircon
Anniversary Gift Ideas
Anniversary Gift Ideas Year by Year,
the First Nineteen Years
by: Elly Kendall
impossible to remember what gift is traditional for each
anniversary. This article is perfect to print out or post
on your website for easy reference. Plus gift ideas for
each anniversary makes it easy, youll never miss
getting the perfect anniversary gift again.
The traditional gift for the first anniversary is paper.
An addition of the newspaper from the year you were married,
an old edition of a classic book like Gone with
the Wind, a postcard thats of a place meaningful
to both of you, board games, plane tickets, football or
baseball tickets, photo album filled with memories, write
a love letter, drawing or pictures for your cabin, home
or office or a gift voucher are all great ideas.
The second anniversarys traditional gift is cotton.
New bed linen, attractive underwear or lingerie, cotton
towels, a hammock, personalized T-shirt, cotton clothing
or a cotton canvas shopping bag with your photo on the
Leather is the traditional gift for the third anniversary.
Leather, boots, shoes, vest, skirt, pants, wallet, gloves,
purse, belt, luggage or briefcase will do nicely. But
how about something a bit more updated like leather cell
phone case, leather framed photo or leather throw pillows?
Traditional gifts for the fourth anniversary are fruit
or flowers. Of course having a fruit basket or flowers
delivered to the home or office is appropriate. However,
sharing a fresh fruit cocktail, floral bubble bath with
floral scented candles set about and rose petals scattered
across the bed sounds a lot more fun, exciting and romantic!
The traditional gift for the fifth anniversary is wood.
This is a very good year for practical gifts like wooden
deck furniture, frames or wooden utensils for the kitchen
and new wood fencing. The romantic side of wood could
include a weekend in a log cabin, camping in the woods,
a walk in the woods, wooden plaques or signs engraved
with words of love or an artistic wooden sculpture.
Iron is the traditional gift for the sixth anniversary.
Golf clubs, iron sculptures, wrought iron furniture, iron
skillets, a new iron or an Ironwood tree are good ideas.
Dont forget the possibility of tools, hardware,
a wrought iron bed or a set of weights.
Traditionally, wool or copper are gifts for the seventh
anniversary. Gifts of woolen socks, scarves, blankets,
hats, coats and copper kettles make very nice presents.
A new wool suit, copper sculpture or copper fireside accessories
are a bit more upscale.
The eighth anniversarys traditional gift is bronze.
This is the year to make an impression with a bronze sculpture,
antique bronze bell or a trip to a tropical beach with
a bronzing lotion for the two of you.
Pottery is the traditional gift for the ninth anniversary.
Planters, vases, bowls and coffee mugs fall into this
group, so does joining a pottery class together!
Traditional gifts for the tenth anniversary are of tin
or aluminum. Personalized license plate, tin of caviar,
tin toy car, tin signs or plaques and vintage aluminum
serving pieces are fun ideas.
The eleventh anniversary traditional gift is steel. Stainless
steel cookware, watches and steel engraved key chains
are great but a Calypso steel drum, steel ice bucket and
cocktail shaker or modern steel sculpture are unique gift
Silk and linen are the proper traditional gifts for the
twelfth anniversary. Silk lingerie, bed linens, linen
table clothes, napkins, handkerchiefs and silk or linen
clothing will surely be appreciated.
The thirteenth anniversary traditional gift is lace. Women
buy that slinky, lacey lingerie for the men to enjoy!
Okay, lace doilies, tablecloths and lacey curtains work
too but they arent near as much fun.
The fourteenth anniversary calls for the traditional gift
of ivory. If you have the big bucks this year splurge
on a piano or a trip to the Ivory Coast of Africa. The
rest of us can enjoy ivory colored bed linen, scrimshawed
ivory desk sets or key chains, ivory colored clothing
or personalized ivory colored stationary.
Crystal is the gift for the fifteenth through the nineteenth
anniversaries. Crystal vases, decanters, candlesticks
and crystal faced watches are very traditional. Crystal
chandelier earrings or a crystal chess set are more up
to date. Billy Crystal movies are fun.
Tradition is wonderful and I hope this list helps in your
anniversary gift choices. Many times these anniversary
gifts end up as our family heirlooms of tomorrow.
About The Author
Elly Kendal writes for Log Cabin Fever Gifts & Decor.Visit
our web site for the complete article "Anniversary
Gifts Year by Year for One Hundred Years". Shop for
unique anniversary, birthday and Christmas gifts with
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