Twenty-Second Anniversary Gift: Copper
The twenty-second anniversary gift has copper as the theme. Notice the word "theme". This is not a traditional anniversary and a gift containing copper is suggested. Copper, however, is the main metal constituent of bronze and brass. Therefore, you could give a gift of bronze or brass keeping in mind that bronze was the gift for the 19th and brass was the gift for the 21st anniversary. You would want to avoid repeating or duplicating these gifts too closely.
The primary place you may find copper is in decorative pieces for the home. A gift choice for copper might be a set of fine quality copper bottomed cookware. You might also consider copper accents for your home such as a set of house numbers or an outdoor lighting fixture. You might also consider copper as a roofing material for a porch or a range hood in the kitchen. Next you might consider some fine mixed metal decorative objects such as vases, bowls etc. that are more properly, perhaps, found in the fine collectible or even antique category. In the Arts and Craft Period many objects were made using copper, especially hammered copper and these would make an excellent, if sometimes expensive, twenty-second anniversary gift.
Listed below are some suggestions that will get you thinking. Mix and match and use your own imagination to come up with a really wow twenty-second anniversary gift.
Plumbing-this may seem like a strange gift but if your house needs
work and your spouse agrees this may be a more practical
way to use the money-although a moderately priced gift
would certainly be appreciated as well.
Doorknobs, etc.-copper accents for the home such as cabinet
handles and drawer pulls, lighting fixtures, and
ceiling fans can give a new look and feel to a room
Copper roofing/Gutters-these can add a very distinctive look to a
home-if appropriate for your style of house
Cookware-modern or especially antique there many choices for pots
and pans and all manner of related cookware
Consider copper for Bathtubs, Counters and Sinks
Coins-if your significant other is a coin collector, copper coins and
coins with copper as an alloy ingredient have been around
for hundreds of years so you have many options
Jewelry-there is a lot of copper jewelry available-just make sure
your giftee does not have a contact sensitivity/allergy to
Fire pits and Fireplace Tools
Copper Vases/Bowls and pottery with a copper colored glaze
Various small antique items and pieces for home decor
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