As I was busy attempting to come up with a gift for my own second anniversary, I came up with an idea for my best friend’s five year wedding anniversary. Of course. I couldn’t seem to think of anything for my own husband, but isn’t it always easier to shop for your friends anyway? Mine might disagree with that statement, as I’m often told how difficult I am to shop for. I don’t know how hard it could be. If it’s crafty, I will craft it. If it is a cheeseburger, I will eat it. If it’s a book, I will read it. If it’s alcohol, I will drink it. Seems pretty easy for me. And if you’re a millionaire, I will take a trip to Bora Bora. See how easy that was?
The five year gifts were much easier than year two. Traditional gift is Wood, and the new modern gift is Silverware. What is better than wooden silverware? If you answer wine, cheeseburgers, crafts, or books: we are now best friends. Besides, after I sent a pack of wooden silverware to my best friend, she’s probably ready to replace me anyway.
I’ve done the stamped spoons before, so obviously I was a seasoned pro (as you can tell from my clearly uneven lettering skills). I like it a little better that it’s not perfect, but if you don’t, you better buy two sets of spoons. It takes a LOT of practice to get it perfect! And if my best friend doesn’t like it crooked, well then she can just deal with it. No one’s perfect in this house.
You can buy the metal stamping set on Amazon (like this one) or at any hardware store. You’ll need a hammer, the stamp set, spoons, and a fine tip Sharpie. Use the hammer to stamp in each letter, and then fill in the imprint with the Sharpie. For this anniversary set I used words that I felt related to marriage: Love, Trust, Loyalty, Respect, Honesty. I found this adorable tag on DawnNicole. It was too cute not to add.
So what do you think? Is there another word that you think describes marriage better?