Traditional, Modern and Symbolic Anniversary Gifts
Below is a list of both traditional and modern gift materials, as well as classic flower and gemstone symbols, which mark a couple’s 33rd wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Tin|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Tin|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||Strawberry|
|Traditional Gift – France||Porphyry|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Tin|
|Flower Gift||Strawberry Plant in Tin Can|
|Modern Gift||Spiritual Theme|
About 33rd Wedding Anniversaries
There is so much more to your 33rd wedding anniversary than might seem to be apparent at first. It is, for starters, considered a year of wisdom, philosophy and reflection – so a great time to look back and reflect on 33 amazing years together.
It is true this reflection might remind you it hasn’t necessarily all been plain sailing to get to this point in your marriage; like many couples, you will no doubt have had your ups-and-downs. However, what all that means is that you will probably be keen to celebrate this anniversary in a more spiritual way than normal.
For religious couples, 33 is an especially significant number. It is the numerical equivalent of AMEN (i.e. 1+13+5+14=33); it is the age of Christ when he died; it is also the number of miracles he is said to have performed; and it is the numerical representation of the Star of David.
How to Celebrate a 33rd Wedding Anniversary
Bearing in mind the spiritual theme of this anniversary, when it comes to gifts you can think about yoga, the stars, observatories and meditation.
Perhaps arrange a weekend break at a yoga retreat, where you can both relax and leave the stresses of everyday life behind. Or arrange a star-gazing evening if you are lucky enough to have a clear night.
Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone that works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience and peace.” Quoted by: Miranda Kerr
Experience Day Gifts
33rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
If outdoor spiritual or yoga-type activities are not really your thing, and you would prefer to buy a gift as in previous years, the modern gemstone for a 33rd wedding anniversary is Amethyst.
Amethyst is often known as the “wisdom stone”, and it symbolises sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It is also known for its healing powers and for helping to enhance positive spiritual feelings.
There is a huge variety of amethyst-based jewellery that you can buy for your loved one – and even an Amethyst by Lalique perfume for women. So plenty of wedding gift options to ensure this anniversary is fragrantly memorable.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 33rd WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Q: What is the 33rd wedding anniversary called?
A: Although the 33rd wedding anniversary does not have a symbolic name, you can link it with the traditional gemstone gift of amethyst – or a spiritual theme.
Q: What is the 33rd wedding anniversary gemstone?
A: The 33rd wedding anniversary gemstone is amethyst. The amethyst’s spiritual meaning is related to protection against guilty and fearful feelings, tranquillity, calm and wisdom.
Q: What is the 33rd wedding anniversary symbol?
A: The 33rd wedding anniversary does not have a traditional symbol, but the 33rd celebratory year can be considered one of wisdom, philosophy and reflection.
Q: What is the 33rd wedding anniversary colour?
A: As the 33rd wedding anniversary colour is not specific, classic amethyst colours of light to dark purple would be appropriate for gifts.
Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 33rd wedding anniversary?
A: There is no modern gift as such for a 33rd wedding anniversary – more of a theme, with this anniversary celebrating the spiritual aspect of being together.
Q: What is the 33rd year anniversary flower?
A: The 33rd wedding anniversary flower is a strawberry plant in a tin can.
33rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 33rd wedding anniversary?
More anniversary gift ideas for him…
33rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 33rd wedding anniversary?
More gift ideas for her below… or you can check out our other anniversary pages for additional gift suggestions.
33rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her, Parents… and Other Couples
Virgin Balloon Flights – £124pp
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Location visit
- Travel and activity gift vouchers
- Adventure days
- Food and drink (afternoon tea for two)
- Escape to the country (many locations to choose from)
- Luxury spa day for two
- Country pursuits (day at the races, clay pigeon shooting, etc.)
The traditional 33rd wedding anniversary gemstone is amethyst.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Arrange a relaxing stay at a yoga retreat far away from the madding crowd – in the Scottish Highlands, for example.
- Check if any of your favourite “spiritual” bands of the 1980s (Pink Floyd et al) are still performing and buy some VIP concert tickets to see them live again.
- Save up for the trip-of-a-lifetime to the Himalayas, and book yourselves into a mountain-topped Buddhist retreat for a placid week of reflection, peace and harmony.
- Dim the lights at home, prepare a play-list of meditative music tracks, and invite friends and family to a chilled-out celebration party.
The important thing to remember is that this anniversary is not so much about giving gifts (although that is always welcome) as doing something together to engage on a spiritual level.
Whether you choose to celebrate your 33rd wedding anniversary in a yoga haven, or simply enjoy a relaxing evening in the cosy surroundings of your home, you will still be able to reflect on 33 wonderful married years together.
10 Wise and Uplifting Quotes
In tune with this year’s spiritual theme, and wisdom gemstone (amethyst), here are 10 top quotes to help you reflect on an amazing 33 years of marriage – and life in general.
- “The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.” – Buddha
- “When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius
- “Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.” – Jane Goodall
- “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – 14th Dalai Lama
- “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” – Albert Einstein
- “The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.” – Carl Jung
- “The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller
- “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” – Ludwig van Beethoven
- “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us.” – John Lennon
- “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W.B. Yeats