I like the idea of following the traditional gifts -- paper for year one, but the best ideas on the internet are 1) buy tickets to a sporting event so your man will remember you totz get him, 2) make a dumb craft project with maps of places you have lived, or 3) write a love letter every day of your first year of marriage (too late, and where would you hide 365 love letters in a studio apartment anyway?).
There must be something better. Thoughts?
Is he a word person? A visual person? A food person?
What is his very favorite object?
He is a serious word person. Mostly history but also comic books (he got some unlimited online subscription and is now working his way chronologically through esoteric old series). Loves food, especially barbecue.
Favorite object would probably be a tie between his grandfather's Danish rocking chair and our spherical ice cube molds.
So basically he's awesome. And (irrelevant here) a whiskey drinker.
I say find a first edition of a book he loves. Does anyone know where to shop for such a thing?
Pink Package by Maira Kalman