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Expensive Anniversary Gift

September 2nd, 2008 at 06:11 pm

The weekend was a blast, but as I knew, it was expensive. Ah well, we frugal folks know how to save for things that are important to us!

My biggest expense was the anniversary gift. Tradition says either wood or silverware is the gift to give at five years. My BF has a full set (approx 120 pieces) of sterling silver flatware. He has always wanted to have his last initial engraved on them. I found a local shop which will charge anywhere between $3-$6 a piece. So, Iím in for $360-$720!

Anyone know of an engraver that would do it for cheaper??

4 Responses to “Expensive Anniversary Gift”

  1. greengirl Says:

    wow is that an anniversary gift for 5 years of togetherness or five years of marriage?
    i've always wanted to do the traditional anniversary gift things with my BF, we've been together for 5 years, but he thinks it's silly until we get married! (and that won't be for another 4 or 5 years!)

  2. seven of seven Says:

    It's five years of dating. We don't know if we'll ever get married. We've both done it before and we do not plan to have children together.

    I tell you, following the traditional gift list is not easy! I thought I was brilliant to come up with the idea of engraving his silverware. He bought me a wooden jewelry box (very, very nice one!)

  3. disneysteve Says:

    Wow! That's a ton of money for engraving. I wonder if he would still want it done if he knew how much it would cost. And not that he's probably thinking of this, but if he ever decided to sell the silverware, having it engraved wrecks the value.

  4. greengirl Says:

    i see Smile that's nice though that you do that for each other. my boss bought his wife a football for the second year anniversary (leather) and i think for the first year (paper) she gave him a roll of toilet paper... :S

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