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Gift Giving Occasions

Gift Giving

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There are many reasons why people give gifts to one another. After all, we are social creatures and we enjoy showing our appreciation and recognition for and of others. We often do this by giving gifts.

We give gifts to celebrate holidays such as Christmas. We also enjoy gift giving to celebrate milestones such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and retirements. We give gifts to honor our mothers and fathers on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. It has become tradition and is an expected ritual for many holidays and occasions.

We also give gifts to celebrate special events such as graduations, to welcome a new baby, moving to a new home and recognition of a new job.

Another reason we like gift giving is to show our affection to someone we care about. Gift giving has become a perfect way for many of us to do this, especially on Valentine’s Day.

Companies give gifts to their employees to show appreciation for their valuable contribution to the company.

When it comes to giving gifts, online shopping has made this task so easy. You can find a wonderful selection of gifts with a wide range of prices. You can have a gift shipped to your doorstep or to the doorstep of the gift recipient.

Occasions for Giving Gifts

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In the past, it was customary to give gifts on special occasions such as Christmas, birthdays and weddings. But, today gifts are now expected for just about any occasion one can imagine. The average family spends well over a thousand dollars on gifts each year.

Some of the major gift giving holidays and occasions are listed below.:

Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Baby Christening/Baptism
Baby Shower
Bachelorette Party
Bachelor Party
Boss’ Day
Bridal Shower
Customer Appreciation
Employee Appreciation
Father’s Day
Get Well
Good Bye
Grandparent’s Day
Grand Opening
Job Promotion
Job Anniversary
Mother’s Day
New Baby
New Home
New Pet
New Job
Passed a Big Exam
Rosh Hashanah
Secretary’s Day
Special Accomplishment
Teacher Appreciation
Thank You
Thinking of You
Valentine’s Day
Weight Loss
Welcome to the Neighborhood
Yom Kipper

The above list is not all-inclusive and is only a guideline. There may be other occasions that require gift giving of some sort based upon your preferences and beliefs.

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Anniversary Gift Guide

Anniversary Gift Guide

Is your anniversary here again? Don’t know what to buy your better half? Hopefully my traditional anniversary gift guide can help make it a little easier.

anniversary gift guideTraditional Anniversary Gifts

1st Anniversary – Paperanniversary gift guide 1st
Paper gifts are not as boring as one may think. It can be as simple as a handwritten poem or as lavish as an airline ticket. Or how about a gift certificate to a bed and breakfast, tickets to a play or sporting event. The possibilities are endless.

2nd Anniversary – Cotton
This is the perfect anniversary to give clothing, scarves, or gifts for the home. For your husband, you can’t go wrong with a fun t-shirt, or hat or clothing from his favorite sports team.

3rd Anniversary – Leather
Wallets and purses are nice leather gifts. There are lots of leather items that can be personalized as well. Some examples are personalized leather bracelets, wallets, purses or briefcases. Personalized gifts are very special and always make  great gifts.

4th Anniversary – Linen or Silk
Linen gifts could include table linens or an personalized pillow. Silk gift ideas might be a silk tie or designer scarf.

anniversary gift guide 5th
5th Anniversary – Wood

Gift ideas for wood range from gift baskets to furniture.

6th Anniversary – Iron

Iron gifts might include candle holders and picture frames.

7th Anniversary – Wool or Copper
Depending on who you ask, the seven year anniversary is either Cooper gifts include vases and bowls. Wool gifts include sweaters and scarves.

8th Anniversary – Bronze
Bronze gifts can be anything from a candle holder or vase to a trinket or memorable keepsake being bronzed.

9th Anniversary – Pottery
Sculptures, vases and bowls are the most common of pottery gifts. A great gift idea would be to enjoy a pottery class together.

10th Anniversary – Tin or Aluminumanniversary gift guide 10th
Jewelry boxes or tin gift containers filled with goodies make great tin or aluminum gifts. Gift basket containers would be a great to incorporate tin or aluminum.

11th Anniversary – Steel
Gifts can be anything from a stainless steel watch or pendant to stainless kitchen appliances.

12th Anniversary – Silk
Silk pajamas and sheets are a wonderful gift. Robes, designer scarfs and ties are also great ideas.

13th Anniversary – Lace
This anniversary gift element is more for the ladies. Lace table cloths, lace handkerchiefs and nightgowns are wonderful gifts of lace. Finding a gift for a man will be a little difficult, but here is an idea. How about a new pair of running shoes or work boots. You can still keep the theme because shoes lace up!

14th Anniversary – Ivory
Imagination is important for this gift giving year. An ivory broche is a worldly gift for your wife. For your husband think about an Elephant tusk as the source of ivory. Give him an elephant structure to add to the decor of his office.

15th Anniversary – Crystal
Crystals set in a pendant, watch or other piece of jewelry is a nice idea. For the simple folk, a crystal vase or personalized champagne flutes add that touch of romance.

20th Anniversary – China
That is pretty self explanatory.

25th Anniversary – Silver anniversary gift guide 25th
Twenty five years of marriage is also known as The Silver Anniversary. Silver jewelry or nice jewelry boxes are always safe bets.

30th Anniversary – Pearl

Pearls can be given as a necklace, bracelet, earrings or a ring.  A watch, letter opener, money clip, picture frame or grooming accessories made from mother of pearl would also be appropriate gift ideas for your man.

35th Anniversary – Coral or Jade
You can find coral gifts such as vases, sculptures, trays or games made or coral. Jade gifts are usually jewelry like bracelets and earrings.

40th Anniversary – Ruby
Jewelry is the most common gift for this anniversary.

45th Anniversary – Sapphires
Again, jewelry is a common gift for this anniversary.

50th Anniversary – Goldanniversary gift guide 50th
The Golden Anniversary is among one of the well known. Gold gifts can be anything from jewelry to golden vases, cups, frames, figurines and other trinkets.

55th Anniversary – Emeralds
Jewelry is the most common gift for this anniversary.

60th Anniversary – Diamonds
Sixty years of being married most certainly deserves Diamonds. What could be better than diamond jewelry?

65th Anniversary – Blue Sapphires
Once again jewelry is appropriate and its deserved!

70th Anniversary – Platinum
Platinum gifts include jewelry, music boxes, figurines and gift boxes.

75th Anniversary – Diamondsanniversary gift guide 75th
Once again Diamond is the gift of choice. After seventy five years of marriage, it is most certainly deserving. Best gift Jewelry!

80th Anniversary – Oak
If you have been married eighty years then you marriage is stronger than oak. There are tons of handmade oak gifts such as furniture, wall shelves and many more.

I hope my traditional anniversary gift guide has given you some ideas for selecting your spouses anniversary gift. But, if in doubt, remember that flowers and gift baskets are great gift ideas. Especially for those who are more modern and less traditional, no matter which anniversary you are celebrating.

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