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 37th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Stone|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Aluminium|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||Muslin|
|Traditional Gift – France||Paper|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Stone|
|Flower Gift||37 Flowers|
|Modern Gift||Alabaster Figurine|
About 37th Wedding Anniversaries
When you were married 37 years ago, could you have imagined you would be celebrating this wedding anniversary together? For many couples, probably not… the 37th wedding anniversary is another exceptional milestone and one to be immensely proud of.
There are no classic gifts and symbols associated with the 37th wedding anniversary, possibly because when the traditional list of gifts was being devised it wasn’t expected that people would consider 37 to be a significant number warranting a special celebration. But times change…
How to Celebrate a 37th Wedding Anniversary
So what if this is “just” the 37th! It might be two years since your Coral Anniversary and three years short of an even more epic four decades of married life. Nevertheless, here you are still eager to celebrate this amazing day together. The question is: what should you think about doing or buying for your loved one on this anniversary?
The normal body temperature is 37 degrees, so how about heating it up a little and enjoying a pleasant hot spa together. Spas are both relaxing and romantic, especially if you treat yourselves to a sensual massage as well.
The atomic number for Rubidium is 37 – an element often found in fireworks. Just because you have been together for 37 years doesn’t mean the fireworks (good ones, that is) have to fizzle out. Light the fuse and recall some of the fiery and fun things you got up to in the early days of your marriage 😉
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” Quoted by: William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)
37th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
Still stuck for gift ideas? Well, William Shakespeare was thought to have written 37 plays. Why not hunt down a local performance of one of his plays and take your loved one to see it?
Alternatively, 3 and 7 are the first two digits of the dialing code for Monaco. If your budget can stretch to it, the glamorous principality would make a spectacular setting for a fabulous anniversary celebration.
If not, your loved one would appreciate 37 beautiful flowers – or 37 delicious chocolates.
37th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 37th wedding anniversary?
We have a selection of great gift suggestions for the 37th wedding anniversary – plus hundreds more ideas on our other anniversary pages.
37th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 37th wedding anniversary?
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37th 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)
- Wine tasting and vineyard tour
- Escape to the country (many locations to choose from)
- Luxury spa day for two
- Country pursuits (day at the races, clay pigeon shooting, etc.)
A modern-day 37th wedding anniversary gemstone is alabaster.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Visit Shakespeare’s Globe, a reconstruction of the Elizabethan playhouse on the River Thames where William Shakespeare wrote his plays (37 in all).
- Step out in style, with a luxurious getaway by the Mediterranean – Monaco, for example, which just happens to have a dialing code of 37.
- Take up sculpture classes together, and learn how to carve alabaster figurines.
- If you are “all thumbs”, visit a pottery exhibition by a more creatively accomplished artist, followed by a celebratory lunch at a favorite local pub.
Okay, it’s not necessarily all that common to go for a grand gesture to celebrate this “in-between” wedding anniversary. But there’s no common rulebook when it comes to marriage, and spending 37 years together is a mightily notable achievement. So go and light those fireworks again 😉
10 Things You Might Not Know About William Shakespeare
Born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564, English playwright, poet and actor William “The Bard” Shakespeare is regarded as, arguably, the world’s greatest dramatist in the English language.
- William Shakespeare was one of eight children born to a well-to-do glove-maker and leather worker (who in 1556 was appointed the borough’s official “ale taster” and also served as the mayor of Stratford) and the daughter of a wealthy aristocratic farmer.
- Then 18-year-old William married Anne Hathaway, a farmer’s daughter eight years his senior, in November 1582 and they had three children, but reportedly often lived apart. (He is said to have bequeathed her his “second-best bed” in his will.)
- Shakespeare’s parents are believed to have been illiterate, common for people of their standing during the Elizabethan era.
- His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, his next collections were primarily tragedies (including “Hamlet”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Othello”, “King Lear” and “Macbeth”) and during his last phase he wrote tragicomedies (aka romances).
- Shakespeare’s disappearance from historical records between 1585 and 1592 has been variously attributed to his working as a schoolteacher, studying law, travelling across continental Europe and/or joining an acting troupe – as well as fleeing his hometown after poaching deer from a local politician’s estate.
- The many still-used conversational words, terms and expressions he coined include “eyeball” (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”), “fashionable” (“Troilus and Cressida”), “foregone conclusion” (“Othello”), “in a pickle” (“The Tempest”), “lacklustre” (“As You Like It”), “one fell swoop” (“Macbeth”) “sanctimonious” (“Measure for Measure”) and “wild goose chase” (“Romeo and Juliet”).
- He is also credited with inventing the given names Olivia, Miranda and Jessica.
- Two of Shakespeare’s plays have been translated into Klingon.
- In one of the most famous of several 17th-century portraits of Shakespeare (the Chandos), he is depicted with a full beard, a receding hairline, loosened shirt-ties and a gold hoop hanging from his left ear. During that period, earrings on men were considered trendy hallmarks of a bohemian lifestyle, although the fashion might have been inspired by sailors who wore a single gold earring to cover funeral costs in case they died at sea.
- Shakespeare died in 1616 aged 52 (the average life expectancy at the time was between 30 and 40 years), with an acquaintance writing that he fell ill after a night of heavy drinking with fellow playwright Ben Jonson.