Compiled from discussions on alt.wedding.
Traditional Modern Alt. Modern 1 [paper] plastics clocks 2 cotton cotton/calico china 3 leather leather crystal/glass 4 flowers linen/silk/nylon appliances 5 [wood] wood silverware 6 candy/iron iron wood 7 copper/wool copper/wool/brass desk sets 8 bronze/pottery bronze/appliances linens 9 pottery/willow pottery leather 10 [tin] aluminum diamond 11 steel steel jewelry 12 silk/linen silk/linen pearl 13 lace lace textiles/fur 14 ivory ivory gold 15 [crystal] glass watches 20 [china] china platinum 25 [silver] silver silver 30 pearl pearl pearl 35 coral coral/jade jade 40 ruby ruby/garnet ruby 45 sapphire sapphire sapphire 50 [gold] gold gold 55 emerald emerald/turquoise emerald 60 [diamond] gold diamond 75 diamond diamond/gold diamond
People frequently ask me if I can think of some examples of a particular kind of gift. Most often, the question is about paper as a first anniversary gift. Here are some ideas: