Anniversary Gift Guide
If you’re celebrating a wedding anniversary, old etiquette recommends you give a gift that follows the traditional list—paper for the first year, cotton for the second and so on. You can thank etiquette queen Emily Post for starting the anniversary gift-giving convention back in 1922, and the list was modified by the American National Retail Jewelers’ Association in 1937 to form the guidelines we follow today. Later, a second “modern” list was created. It’s unclear when and where this one originated, but even with the addition of appliances and musical instruments, it seems equally stuffy at first glance.