Traditional Anniversary Gifts

This is the only thing made of tin with which I am familiar.

This is the only thing made of tin with which I am familiar.

Have an anniversary coming up and don’t know what to get your partner? These are the traditional anniversary gifts for each milestone year:

1st: paper

5th: wood

10th: tin (is anything even made out of tin anymore?)

15th: crystal

20th: china

25: silver

50th: gold

75th: diamond

Now, Emily Post says that guests attending an anniversary party are supposed to bring the appropriate category of gift. However, I think celebrating anniversaries that are not your own is SUPER WEIRD and except for a 50th anniversary, they should not be public things. My grandparents had a MARVELOUS 50th anniversary party and as far as I know, no one brought gifts (my cousins and I had to wear color-coded teeshirts to make it clear which of my grandparent’s five kids we belonged to, which, at 12, was gift enough.)