When it comes to wedding anniversary gifts for years after 20, themes are a little thin on the ground. The original idea of celebrating wedding anniversaries started many, many years ago, and it was only the most significant that received any real recognition. When the idea was in its infancy, only the 25th and 50th wedding anniversary warranted a gift, and the husband would give his wife a garland made of silver or gold. Over many years, a number of other years received acknowledgement in the form of a theme. For example, a diamond anniversary celebrates 60 years of married life, while a ruby anniversary is 40 years.
In 1937, the idea of anniversary themes was further expanded, when the American National Retail Jeweler Association introduced a more comprehensive list of themes. The revamp meant that every year up to 25, and every fifth anniversary after that, received its own exclusive theme. Many of them happen to be themes that could easily be incorporated into an item of jewelry, but that’s a small price to pay for themes that can be used if you’re looking for wedding anniversary gifts for a man or a woman, or a couple.
A 32nd wedding anniversary doesn’t feature in the traditional or the updated list, but nowadays, most anniversary years have a contemporary theme, and people use sites like ours for inspiration, and to learn as much as they can about the different themes, and their significance.
It has become popular to give lapis lazuli as a 32nd wedding anniversary gift, and the alternative is a gift that involves transportation.
32nd Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her
Silver-Dipped Rose Silver
- A real rose coated in pure silver
- In a stylish display case, with an authenticity certificate.
- Bright and lustrous mirror finish
Gold-Dipped Rose Gold rose
- A real rose dipped in 24 karat gold
- Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
- In a beautiful PU leather display case
- Brilliant and lustrous mirror finish
Jewelry Set Sets
- Includes a real glazed rose, trimmed with 24k gold
- Combined with pendant and earrings from natural rose petals
- In a high quality leather display case
Is it time you gave your wife a new car for her 32 year anniversary gift?
This may well be the gift to top all gifts so far. But is perfectly in keeping with the modern idea of 32nd wedding anniversary gifts for her. Pick a car in her favorite color, even if it happens to be pink, and make sure it’s got all the latest features, such as leather seats, five-disc CD player, and anything else she’ll find useful and will make all her journey’s much more comfortable. We appreciate that a new car might not suit every husband’s budget, so why not pick a car accessory, such as embroidered car mats, a GPS system, or update her car’s stereo system. Or you might want to treat her to a limousine ride, or a couple of hours racing around the track in a super car. And don’t forget there are other forms of transportation she may well enjoy receiving for her anniversary gift. For example:
- Tandem bicycle
- Running or hiking shoes
- Train or bus pass for a year
- Go kart
- Kite sail
Transport your wife to her dream destination for her 32nd wedding anniversary gift
Another way to use the theme of transportation is to treat her to a special vacation. Surprise her on the morning of your anniversary with tickets to a tropical location, or somewhere cold and snowy. Tell her that all she needs to do is pack a bag, because you’ve made all the other arrangements. While you’re enjoying the vacation include a number of extra transport themed gifts. You might be able to book a ride in a hot air balloon, or treat her to an ocean cruise.
A very romantic choice would be to revisit the location of your honeymoon, and she’ll be teary eyed when all the memories of your first vacation together come flooding back.
A gemstone that represents harmony will be a fitting 32 year wedding anniversary gift for her
Lapis lazuli, or lapis for short, is a deep blue semi-precious stone that has been prized for thousands of years for its intense hue. As early as the 7th millennium BC it was being mined in the Sar-i Sang mines, and the Badakhshan province in the northeast region of Afghanistan. Beads made from lapis were found in neolithic burials in Mehrgarh, the Caucasus and Mauritania. The eyebrows on the funeral mask of Tutankhamun are made from lapis lazuli.
It wasn’t until the end of the Middle Ages that the stone made its way to Europe. It was ground into a powder and used as a blue pigment, known as ultramarine, which was the finest and most expensive blue pigment of all. Artists of the Renaissance and Baroque used the pigment in some of their artwork. The pigment was most often used in the clothing of the central characters of the painting, in particular the Virgin Mary.
Lapis lazuli is still mined today in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but it has also been found in Russia, the Andes mountains in Chile, Italy, Mongolia, Canada, and the United States.
Lapis lazuli makes a stunning addition to items of jewelry, including watches, brooches, and hair pins. As well as symbolizing harmony, it is also a sign of truth and friendship. What better way to show your wife how much you value the years you’ve spent together and value the bond that has grown between you.
One last idea before we move onto the next anniversary year. Why not take your wife for a helicopter or plane ride, above the city or town where you live together? This is a great way to create long-lasting memories of your thirty second anniversary day. And she’ll always look back with fondness on such a special experience.