What is a conveyance? The answer: anything that transports you! Be that over water, on snow, in the air, underwater, on land or into a transcendental state, any of the following gift ideas should be considered a conveyance and a potentially ideal 32nd anniversary gift.
Physical conveyance gift ideas may include the following:
- Kite Sail
- Tandem bicycle
- Motorcycle with a sidecar
- Hang glider
- Vespa-type scooters
- Jet skis
- Running or walking shoes
- Year-long train, bus, or subway passes
- Go Carts
- Skis: water, Alpine or Nordic
- Scuba gear: mask, snorkel, fins, tanks
- Segway Human Transporter: two wheeled, self-balancing, electric
Emotional conveyance gift ideas:
- Gym equipment: recumbent bicycle, treadmill, elliptical trainer
- Resort Spa Treatments: massage, pedicure, manicure, facials
- A hot tub
- An intimate retreat for two in a romantic location
- A renewal of vows ceremony with family and friends
If you are having difficulty deciding on an appropriate anniversary gift, consider the couple's lifestyle and hobbies. For example, if they are busy urban dwellers who log several blocks a day walking to and from work, they may truly appreciate a high-tech Segway or a secluded, weekend getaway in the country. A couple who lives for active, year-round weekends outdoors may love receiving skis for their cross-country winter treks and snorkeling gear for their warm weather adventures.
Deep blue Lapis Lazuli is a gemstone from ancient times. Prized for its outstanding color, it is one of the first stones to be used by jewelry makers. Gold flecks or inclusions in the stone are bits of pyrite, adding a complimentary sparkle to the blue stone.
The deep, intense blue of the stone has been called "ultramarine", meaning 'from beyond the seas'. Treasured for its outstanding color, it is also is considered by many cultures of the world to possess special powers.
Known as the stone of truth and friendship, lapis is thought to bring about peace and harmony within relationships. If worn as jewelry, the stone is thought to evoke honesty and openness from the wearer.
When presenting lapis for a 32nd anniversary gift, be aware that there are several grades of Lapis. The more light blue to green the stone's color, the more Pyrite or inclusions are present. These stones will tend to be less expensive than the true, dark blue lapis.
While you can purchase loose stones to have made into jewelry, it is far more common to purchase earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, or watches with lapis already used as part of the design. Clocks, globes and sculptures also use lapis accents, and solid pieces of lapis are made into decorative carvings.
For a 32nd anniversary gift, your choice of one of the many conveyances or an item made with lapis will provide your favorite couple with a wonderful present to remember their special day.