32nd Wedding Anniversary Gifts
Traditional Gift: Copper
The United States does not have a traditional wedding gift for the 32nd wedding anniversary. However, copper is considered the traditional gift in Spain, Russia, France, and Italy.
Many different items come in copper, so it shouldn't be too difficult to choose something that reflects your spouse's personality. For example:
- A copper vase for the woman who loves to display flowers from the garden in her home.
- A copper photo frame for the amateur photographer to show off his favorite images.
- A copper ballpoint pen and a stylish leather bound journal for the aspiring writer.
- A copper jewelry box for the woman who loves to accessorize.
Keep in mind that copper items can often be engraved with a date, name, or other inscription. Personalizing a gift in this manner creates a keepsake that will be cherished for many years to come.
If you're interested in purchasing a gift for a friend, family member, or business associate, consider sending an assortment of fresh fruit or gourmet chocolates packaged in a lovely copper bowl. The couple can enjoy their treats during their anniversary celebration, then think of your generosity whenever they use the serving bowl in their home.
Modern Gift: Conveyances
If you want to go all out for the occasion, the most obvious choice is to purchase a new car for your spouse. A luxury item such as a new motorcycle or a sailboat would also be a very generous gift option.
If your budget is much more modest, consider purchasing a gift that will help you enjoy the great outdoors and keep in shape together. For example, you could purchase new bicycles and make plans to explore all the trails near your home. Rollerblades or ice skates would also be affordable options to consider. You could even pick out new running shoes and embark on the challenging of training for your first 5K together!
One growing trend in gift giving is to give experiences instead of physical items. If this approach appeals to you, try interpreting conveyance as transporting yourselves to a place you've never been. Instead of purchasing a gift, surprise your spouse with a vacation to someplace he or she has always wanted to visit. If possible, play with the conveyance theme by incorporating a horseback ride, boat ride, or snorkeling expedition into your trip. Take lots of pictures of your adventure and enjoy making a scrapbook of special memories when you return home!
Flowers: Copper Colored Flowers
Celebrating with a simple bouquet of flowers is always an appropriate choice. For a 32nd wedding anniversary, it's recommended that you select a bouquet featuring copper colored flowers. The copper bronze spider mum is especially popular for this occasion, as is the Austrian copper rose.
If your spouse enjoys gardening, you could purchase plants that can be enjoyed throughout the year. For a shady garden, copper colored plants include are coleus (Coleus blumei), copper plant (Acalypha wilkesiana), and copper leaf (Chrysothemis pulchella). For sunny locations, copper beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) and hibiscus Copper Queen (Hibiscus x moscheutos) have lovely copper colored foliage.
Gemstone: Lapis Lazuli
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.
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 can be made into decorative carvings.
Celebrating the Special Bond You Share
No matter what gift you select for your 32nd wedding anniversary, you can make it more special by including a handwritten note expressing love and appreciation for your spouse. Your anniversary is the perfect time to celebrate all that you've accomplished together, as well as the many exciting moments you have to look forward to in the future.