The lists of symbols and gifts for wedding anniversaries is often written and talked about. Dating anniversaries tend to be celebrated in months rather than years.
There does not appear to be a similar universally accepted gift guide or suggested list for dating anniversaries.
The problem is many people returning gifts are afraid of a confrontation or to hurt you any further and will try to be as vague as possible.
The good thing is you can find closure in some of the most common reasons why a gift has been returned below.
The giving of gifts is a language of symbols, and there are those who speak it like poetry. Americans fell in love with Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, the two giant pandas that came to live in the National Zoo after Nixon's famous visit to China in 1972, and we easily adopted them as symbols of friendship and peace.