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.
Vibrant Summer Bouquet – £26.99, Flying Flowers
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 34th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Q: What is the 34th wedding anniversary called?
A: The 34th wedding anniversary does not have a symbolic name, but the flower for this anniversary is the poppy.
Q: What is the 34th wedding anniversary gemstone?
A: The 34th wedding anniversary gemstone is amber, which is commonly known for bringing well-being into your life.
Q: What is the 34th wedding anniversary symbol?
A: There is no symbol for a 34th wedding anniversary; however, with the gemstone being amber and the flower poppy, you have some alternative guidance on how to celebrate this year’s anniversary.
Q: What is the 34th wedding anniversary colour?
A: The 34th wedding anniversary does not have any specific colour associated with it, but amber and the poppy would be appropriate for this year’s colour.
Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 34th wedding anniversary?
A: We do not have a traditional gift for a 34th wedding anniversary – the modern gift for this year’s celebration is opal.
Q: What is the 34th year anniversary flower?
A: The 34th wedding anniversary flower is the poppy, revered as a symbol for remembrance.
34th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 34th wedding anniversary?
Gent’s Eco-Drive Satellite Wave GPS Watch – £716.00, Acotis Diamonds
Sterling Silver Large Amber Ring – £99.00, Acotis Diamonds
Landscape Hardcover Photo Book – £26.99, Snapfish
G&B Chocolate & Wines Hamper – £50.00, G&B
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”
England Rugby 1910 Vintage Rugby Shirt – £48.00, Toffs
Men’s Aftershave & Fragrances from – £24.65, Fragrances Direct
Tank Driving Taster in Leicestershire – £80.00, Red Letter Days
60-Minute Extended Flying Lesson – £185.00, Red Letter Days
34th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 34th wedding anniversary?
Citizen Ladies’ Bracelet Dress Watch – £153.30, Acotis Diamonds
Vera Wang Decorative Gifts – £36.00, Wedgwood
Ladies’ Fragrances from – £24.65, Fragrances Direct
18K Gold 5mm x Amber Earrings – £320.00, Acotis Diamonds
Check out the gift suggestions on our other wedding anniversary pages if you cannot find what you’re looking for here.
Champneys City Spa Facial or Express Manicure – £57, Red Letter Days
Embroidered Scarf in Saffron – £40.00, Bohemia Design
Prosecco and Gourmet Chocolates Gift – £37.50, Funky Hampers
Set of 4 Canvas Photo Prints – £23.99, Snapfish
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.
Paeonia Blush Sandwich Tray – £64.00, Wedgwood
Personalised 20-Photo Collage Blanket – £59.99, Snapfish
Selection of Quality Food Hamper – £34.95, Funky Hampers
Champagne Flute Set-Mr & Mrs – £13.99, Gift Experience
Selection of Experience Days
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 wedding 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.
10 Interesting Facts about Poppies
Most people associate the poppy with Armistice Day from World War I, but its symbolism dates to well before the 20th century – and these days its significance embraces a more diverse and extensive remembrance of armed conflicts.
- In Greek mythology, the poppy was associated with Demeter, goddess of fertility and agriculture.
- An interpretation of poppies in Classical mythology was that their bright scarlet colour signified a promise of resurrection after death.
- King Tutankhamun was entombed in 1325 BC with ceremonial clothing partly made from the poppy plant, and illustrations of poppies were depicted on his jewellery and furniture.
- Poppies were grown as ornamental plants as early as 5,000 BC in Mesopotamia.
- Poppies began to spread on Flanders fields after the fighting had ended in World War I, with large amounts of lime left over from artillery bombardment rubble having a fertilising effect and causing thousands of the flowers to grow around gravesites.
- Today, most poppies are found in the Northern Hemisphere, and several species are cultivated as garden ornamentals.
- Poppies can be red, violet, lilac, pink, blue, white, yellow or orange.
- Morphine, heroin, codeine and papaverine are derived from opium, which in turn comes from the milky latex in the unripe seed capsule of the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) – growing wild in eastern and southern Asia, as well as in south-eastern Europe.
- According to the British Legion, in addition to representing everyone who lost their lives on active service in all conflicts, from World War II to the present, the poppy also honours the contribution of civilian and uniformed services to national peace and security, and acknowledges innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict and acts of terrorism.
- Wearing a poppy, adds the Legion, is a personal choice reflecting individual and personal memories. “From paper poppies to pins, bag charms to pet poppies, and now on face masks, the best way to wear a poppy is simply with pride.”