2nd Anniversary Gift
April 15, 2004 5:34 AM   Subscribe

Any gift ideas I can give my wife for our second anniversary?
posted by Macboy to Shopping (14 answers total)
well top of my shopping list at the moment is amery's book on suicide.

if that's not suitable, perhaps you could give a bit more detail about your wife?
posted by andrew cooke at 6:19 AM on April 15, 2004

traditionally, I think the second wedding anniversary gift is cotton, don't know if you would be swayed by that.
There's a modern list also.
posted by darsh at 6:35 AM on April 15, 2004

For Mrs. Macboy, I'd suggest a 1.25Ghz eMac, and if she takes a size 5, some sneakers.
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:37 AM on April 15, 2004

Jewelry. A kitten. A nice dinner and a show.

The sixth modern wedding anniversary is... candy/iron? That just seems weird to me. But having a pre-determined list of appropriate wedding anniversary gifts seems weird to me, too.
posted by jennyb at 6:40 AM on April 15, 2004

Response by poster: hahaha I think she would go for jewerly over an emac...
posted by Macboy at 6:42 AM on April 15, 2004

A trip to Buenos Aires.
posted by signal at 7:08 AM on April 15, 2004

Why not buy her an experience? Take her on a balloon flight, or go powerboating, or bungee jumping or take her on a wine tour, or send her to a full day of pampering at a spa... Just pick something that she might enjoy. It doesn't have to be 'stuff'.
posted by snarfodox at 7:18 AM on April 15, 2004

Make her dinner, give her a foot rub, give her a big soft [cotton?] blanket, and a bottle of good wine. Unless you already do that stuff.
posted by sciurus at 7:22 AM on April 15, 2004

Wow.... I can't wait for my 7th aniversary!
posted by twine42 at 7:49 AM on April 15, 2004

I thought about the spa thing, but since it's an anniversary, I figured it's something the two of you should share. So if you get a day spa dealie, do it with her. Since it is about celebrating your togetherness, you know?
posted by jennyb at 10:02 AM on April 15, 2004

Yeah I would say either a small cuddly animal (that might keep her mind of children for a while) or a trip to someplace exotic and/or exciting. My wife and I have started a tradition of taking a trip on our aniversary. The first year we hiked the Grand Canyon from rim to rim and the second year we drove the pacific coast highway. I think this year we're going to Costa Rica. I think memories and joint experiences are more important than stuff.
posted by trbrts at 11:15 AM on April 15, 2004

i've been given a number of spa gift certificates and must confess that i've never redeemed them.

how about upgrading something she already has like a camera, flash card, mobile phone, car stereo, etc. i know that these all seem rather mundane but i'm a gadget girl at heart.
posted by heather at 3:28 PM on April 15, 2004

It is the leather anniversary, right?
posted by plinth at 4:11 PM on April 15, 2004

The items on the "modern" list seemed somehow more expensive and less practical than the traditional ones...

But ignoring the lists, anything you do together is good. Trips are great, but if that isn't in the price range, dinners, spa trips, etc. as mentioned are good.
posted by dagnyscott at 9:08 PM on April 15, 2004

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