Wedding Anniversary Gift Giving?

by Lowell
(Roseville, CA)

The neighbor's grown children are hosting a 50th wedding anniversary dinner for their parents and all the neighbors are invited. We all live in an active adult community, are retired, have all downsized our homes and possessions, and enjoy travel. What is the appropriate gifting etiquette in this case?

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by: Ms P Etiquette

Hello Lowell,

It can be challenging to select a traditional gift for those who have acquired everything they want!

If you know the couple well enough to understand their likes and dislikes, a gift of tickets to a popular theatre production, a treat to great restaurant or a bottle of their favorite wine would all make excellent gifts. Have you heard them mention something they wanted to do or have but haven't yet? Don't be shy about asking the children for suggestions.

Any of these ideas follow the rules of practical etiquette because of they demonstrate your thoughtful selection of a gift that was chosen just for to them.

Have fun!
Ms Practical Etiquette

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