The modern wedding anniversary list was introduced in 1937 by the American National Retail Jewelry Association and as you can imagine has a lot of jewelry on it! But to be kind it also has practical anniversary gifts that are useful to married couples today.
Another positive for the modern anniversary list is that it provides alternative gifts for years where the traditional gift is not a possibility today. For example your 14th anniversary is traditionally celebrated with ivory which you could interpret as the color ivory or use the modern ethical choice of a gift made from the tagua nut, take a look at the modern anniversary list for your 14th anniversary gift and you could have gold! No longer do you have to wait 50 years as you would on the traditional list!
Also the modern anniversary list has every anniversary on it, whereas the the traditional has every anniversary until the 15th and then every 5 years after.
There is definitely a place for all of the anniversary lists, you can mix them up as you celebrate your anniversaries or stick rigidly to one for a challenge!
As you can see there are some very strange anniversary gifts on the modern list! Take your 44th anniversary with groceries! Seriously that must be one of the most unromantic anniversary gifts there is! Well that is until you see that your 4th anniversary is celebrated with appliances!!
We love a new bit of tech as much as the next couple but is it romantic?
The best answer is that it can be - seriously, we are not kidding you!
Here are some ideas to turn the unromantic gifts on the modern wedding anniversary gift list into something that will wow.
Enjoy finding the perfect gift.