By Colleen Sullivan

5 Creative “Bronze/ Pottery” 8th Anniversary Gifts

Year 8 of marriage is celebrated with gifts of bronze or pottery. I’m sure like me, you’re having trouble coming up with many viable gift ideas made out of these materials. Pottery is tough beyond dishes and bronze leaves me thinking of olympic medals and plumbing pipes. After a few hours of brainstorming I’ve come […]

By Colleen Sullivan

5 Creative “Wool/ Copper” 7th Anniversary Gifts

Year 7 is the year of copper & wool. Wool represents comfort and durability so it’s a fitting gift for couples that make it past the 7-year mark. Think soft and warm accessories. If you’re celebrating a winter anniversary, you’ll have no problem here. Otherwise, I’m afraid you’ll have to face the challenge of finding […]

By Colleen Sullivan

5 CREATIVE “IRON/ CANDY” 6TH ANNIVERSARY GIFTS

Congratulations on completing the 6th year of marriage! To celebrate, tradition says that you should gift your partner candy or iron. Interesting, right? I’m beginning to wonder who came up with this list of “traditional” anniversary gifts. This year was a little difficult to pull together because iron doesn’t exactly lend itself to a romantic […]

By Colleen Sullivan

5 Creative “Wood” 5th Anniversary Gifts

On to year 5, where tradition says you should gift your spouse something made of wood. This material is a bit more challenging for female gift picks, but I think I’ve come up with a few ideas that will work for both hubby and wife. By the way, if you missed any of my traditional […]

By Colleen Sullivan

5 Creative “Fruit/Flowers” 4th Anniversary Gifts

Oh, dear. When I saw what the customary anniversary gift for the fourth year of marriage is I knew this week would be a challenge. As tradition has it, you should celebrate your fourth year of marriage with Fruits and/or Flowers. Though this wasn’t an easy one, I think I came up with a few […]