When your parents’ 37th wedding anniversary comes around, it is time to find something special to remind them of how much you love and appreciate them, all the year round. All too often, we forget to demonstrate our esteem at these important times, but such a long marriage deserves praise and admiration, so it makes sense to choose a gift that is something a cut above the ordinary. The more time and effort you put into choosing a 37 year anniversary gift that is thoughtful and memorable, the more your parents are sure to appreciate your present and the more impressed they will be. Use these inspiring ideas to source a wonderful gift that will endure as a lasting memento of this happy time in your parents’ lives.
The Traditional 37th Wedding Anniversary Gift for Parents
Alabaster was assigned to the 37th wedding anniversary at a later stage and not at the time the original gift list for wedding anniversaries was drawn up in the 1920s. This is because only the first ten years and then every fifth year after that were considered to be milestones worthy of celebration. In more recent times, the importance of celebrating every marital year was recognised and contemporary lists were created, linking themes and symbols with every single year of marriage. Alabaster can refer to one of two different materials, either gypsum or calcite. These are both attractive materials that lend themselves well to sculpting because of their slightly water soluble nature. For generations, alabaster has been used to create beautiful artworks for indoor use, and in fact early examples of calcite alabaster date back to the Egyptian period when the substance was used to make sacred objects such as canopic jars. During the middle ages, thin sheets of alabaster were sometimes used as windows and there has even been a recent example of this in the modern Cathedral of our Lady of Angels in Los Angeles. Gypsum alabaster is also a very ancient material, with artefacts having been found from the 4th millennium BC. Commonly found in England, gypsum alabaster was often used for tomb ornaments. Today, most of the world’s alabaster production takes place in Italy where beautiful ornamental items and homewares are created. These include intricately carved lights, vases and sculptures.
Ideas for Alabaster 37 Year Anniversary Gifts For Parents
Alabaster is primarily used to produce decorative items, so you can choose from a wide range of ornamental items for your parents home as a thirty seven year anniversary gift. Why not select a white alabaster vase, practical yet highly decorative? Or maybe a stunning alabaster bowl which can be used to hold pot pourri, fruit or to simply adorn a coffee table? A pair of alabaster lamps will add a touch of sophistication to the bedside table or the living room, while a pair of alabaster candlesticks will look wonderful on the dining table during a special meal. Alabaster jewellery would make a fine thirty seventh anniversary gift for her, and you can choose from necklaces, bracelets or earrings in a choice of styles to find something that is sure to impress.
White Themed Thirty Seven Year Anniversary Gifts for Parents
Perhaps you would rather adopt a more flexible theme for your 37th anniversary gift for parents? Then why not embrace the essence of the alabaster symbolism by going for an overarching white theme? There are many wonderful white gifts that you could give your parents on this happy day, from clothing and accessories to homewares and decorative items. A set of stylish white cookware would be a wonderful present for parents who enjoy preparing gourmet delights, while a box of luxurious handmade white chocolates could bring a deliciously sweet touch to the day. A piece of white jewellery, such as a pair of gorgeous white glazed rose petal earrings, trimmed with 24 karat gold and encrusted with sparkling synthetic diamonds, would make a fabulous thirty seventh anniversary gift for her, while a pair of white mother of pearl cufflinks may be the ideal 37th wedding anniversary gift for him. Personalised gifts such as a pair of matching white monogrammed bath robes, or a pair of white silk pillows, embroidered with your parents’ names and anniversary date would bring a delightful bespoke touch to the day, and add extra significance to the occasion.
Flowers Make a Wonderful Thirty Seventh Wedding Anniversary Gift for Parents
The 37th wedding anniversary is a special time in your parents’ lives, so help them to celebrate with the elegant and sophisticated display of a magnificent bouquet. Roses are a very popular choice for any anniversary year as they bring with them not only beauty and splendour but also a message of romance and love. Ensure that those sentiments last a lifetime by surprising your parents with one of the most perfect 37th wedding anniversary gifts for parents of all. A purple glazed Eternity Rose captures the essence of the alabaster theme of this anniversary occasion and is a truly stunning token of appreciation. Made from a single hand picked natural rose, each flower is turned into a unique work of art by talented artists and trimmed with a pure edging of 24 karat gold. The final luxurious ornament is then presented in a prestigious leather display case, ready to adorn any cabinet or mantelpiece as an enduring symbol of your parents’ devotion.