Some things aren’t for sale. These things include a turquoise hippopotamus carved from faience (ca. 1981–1885 BCE),

a photograph of New York by American Alfred Stieglitz (1910),

and van Gogh’s Wheat Field with Cypresses (1889).

(As well as love and happiness, of course.)

What you CAN buy for the happy couple, however, is a membership to the Met (if they live in or around New York City; if not, replace [the Met] with any other local museum), where they can see these, along with many other, amazing works of art. Great for art enthusiasts and art newbies alike, a year’s membership provides a perfect “date night” outing during their first 12 months of wedded bliss.

What do you think about experiential gifts? Is this something you would like to give or receive?

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