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 34th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Poppy|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Amber|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||Amber|
|Traditional Gift – France||Amber|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Vase|
About 34th Wedding Anniversaries
The 34th wedding anniversary gift is almost completely left to your imagination, as there are no classic symbols associated with this year.
There is, however, one special item that has become a common 34th wedding anniversary gift – and that is opal. This stunning gemstone is more connected to the modern aspect of buying gifts for wedding anniversaries, rather than the traditional gemstones of other annual celebrations.
How to Celebrate a 34th Wedding Anniversary
With no preconceived notions about what you should buy your partner for this wedding anniversary, you are free to explore your mind and think of something truly stunning – perhaps even slightly out of the ordinary.
By now, you know each other inside and out, so look back over your marriage – your shared tastes, interests and pleasures – and give them a gift that puts a delighted smile of appreciation on their face as they recall the stand-out moments of 34 married years together.
Surely Love is a wonderful thing. It is more precious than emeralds, and dearer than fine opals. Pearls and pomegranates cannot buy it, nor is it set forth in the marketplace. It may not be purchased of the merchants, for can it be weighed out in the balance for gold.” Quoted by: Oscar Wilde
34th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
Returning to opals… the versatile gemstone comes in many different shades: white, yellow, red, blue, green and brown. A colourless opal is also available but, with those stunning threads of colour slicing through the gem, most people tend to opt for the coloured versions.
They are perfect for jewellery, so perhaps you could choose a bracelet, pendant or necklace with opals integrated into their settings? Or, alternatively, you could buy each other an opal ring that will provide timeless memories of your 34th wedding anniversary and future years together.
34th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 34th wedding anniversary?
We have anniversary gifts for those on a budget, including both traditional and modern suggestions for a 34th wedding anniversary. Try one of our experience day ideas – they make great days out and could also be another tick on his “bucket list”
34th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 34th wedding anniversary?
Check out the gift suggestions on our other wedding anniversary pages if you cannot find what you’re looking for here.
34th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her, Parents… and Other Couples
What can I buy my parents or another celebrating couple for their wedding anniversary? Look no further… we have a great selection of gift ideas here and hundreds more on our other anniversary pages.
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 34th anniversary gemstone is amber – and the modern gift is opal.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Enjoy a getaway to one of the Baltic countries – chilling-out in the northernmost frontiers of Europe.
- If your budget allows it (or you have saved up for a once-in-a-lifetime trip), plan an extended holiday to Australia, including a tour of one of its renowned outback opal mines.
- Sign on together for jewellery-making classes, and create your own set-opal gifts.
- This is always a great way to share your special day with family and friends… invite them to a fun-filled party at home or a more formal celebration in a local restaurant.
Sometimes numbers can mean almost as much as words. On the 34th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 12,410 days or 297,840 hours or 17,870,400 minutes.
That makes it all so important to ensure you pay appropriate homage to the loving longevity of your lives together. Choose a gift that celebrates the memories with a spark of revitalised romance.