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
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.
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
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 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.