Anniversary gift guide - 37th anniversary

37th Anniversary - Giraffes - animal - alabaster

Traditional 37th anniversary gift ideas: animal
Modern 37th anniversary gift ideas: alabaster

Through 37 years of marriage, life has ranged from being as crazy as a zoo…to as quiet as a sanctuary — with a whole lot of wild, wonderful times in between! Celebrate this great adventure with the traditional gift of “animal.” No, this doesn’t mean popping in with a new puppy or taking an African safari (although both would be fun). We’re thinking more along the lines of faux fur, animal prints, and bear hugs.

Flowers always make a beautiful anniversary gift as well, and that’s especially true for the year’s bloom, the cosmos. Generally thought to be the symbol of order, peace, and modesty, cosmos takes on quite a different meaning when given romantically. As a gift of love, this flower is meant to represent the notion of walking together hand-in-hand and to express the joys that love and life can bring.

Or, if you’re more of a contemporary gift-giver, go for alabaster. This white stone, typically carved into sculptures or ornaments, is thought to symbolize purity and encourage peace and calm. Might come in handy if life is a zoo all over again when the grandchildren come!


  • Faux fur throw/blanket
  • Animal print luggage
  • Donation to an animal charity


  • Animal-shaped cookie jar (bonus: with homemade cookies!)
  • Leopard print pajamas or robe
  • Personalized pet photo gift (pillow, key chain, charm, phone cover)


Cosmos: order, peace, modesty

  • Seeds and garden sculpture
  • Animal-shaped planter
  • 4-disc DVD set of the documentary, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey