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What is a good eighth anniversary gift?

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In traditional wedding anniversary gifts, the eighth anniversary is known as the bronze anniversary, celebrated with gifts made of bronze or pottery. In the United Kingdom, it is known as the salt anniversary, suggesting gifts that incorporate salt somehow.

Modern interpretations of this tradition suggest that gift items made of linen or lace are appropriate for the eighth wedding anniversary.

Historically, the tradition of themed gifts for wedding anniversaries stems from the Germanic Holy Roman Empire of the 14th century, when a 25th anniversary was celebrated with the gift of a silver wreath. A 50th anniversary was likewise commemorated with a golden wreath.This tradition spread worldwide and is observed in many countries.

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