Weddings & Anniversaries
Thank goodness for Wedding Registries! While many think it impersonal, I'm a big fan of wish lists, which is exactly what a gift registry is. Instead of getting 5 blenders or the wrong color towels (which would completely clash with the wrong color bath mats), a wedding registry helps both the happy couple and the excited well wishers.
Anniversaries are a little trickier. You can, of course, go by the traditional list (paper, cotton, wood, etc) or the modern list (clocks, china, crystal, etc) but wouldn't it be nicer to make things a little more personal? After all, this is the person you should know best in the world!