36th Year Wedding Anniversary

Looking for a great 36th anniversary gift or ways to celebrate your marriage? To help, we researched the best gift ideas out there (for him + her) and created this list.

36th Wedding Anniversary: Everything you NEED to know

36th Wedding Anniversary Traditions

  • Traditional Gift – Bone China
  • Contemporary/Modern Gift – Bone China
  • Gemstone – Beryl/ Tourmaline
  • Flower – N/A
  • Color – N/A

Let’s look at these in more detail:

36th Anniversary Traditional Gift – Bone China

Bone china is traditionally associated with the 36th wedding anniversary as it symbolizes the strength yet delicate balance in a long-term relationship. Like a successful marriage, bone china is elegant, refined, and requires care to maintain its beauty – a perfect metaphor for the gentle handling and mutual respect developed over 36 years of partnership.

Dinnerware, Fine Bone China, 16 Piece Plates and Bowls Set, Service for 4, Roses

Transform your dining experience with this 16 Piece Fine Bone China Dinnerware Set, designed to serve four. Each piece is adorned with a stunning blue roses design on a classic white backdrop, a blend of timeless elegance and modern charm. It's not just a gift, it's an invitation to create more beautiful memories over shared meals.

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36th Anniversary Contemporary/Modern Gift – Bone China

Because of its high durability and resistance to chipping, bone china is highly valued. It’s an ideal metaphor for how solid your relationship has become, withstanding any harm. For the occasion of the 36th wedding anniversary, consider a personal touch with the personalized fine bone china like mugs, teapots, and money boxes. Make your spouse feel cherished with one of these presents featuring a heartfelt message that conveys your love and devotion.

Anniversary China Gift for Wife Sterling Silver Forget Me Not

Honor your shared memories with this unique Sterling Silver Forget Me Not Necklace, lovingly handcrafted from repurposed broken china dinnerware. Its charming heart shape and unforgettable design makes it a perfect testament to your enduring love. It's more than just a gift, it's a wearable piece of art that tells a story of resilience and transformation.

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36th Anniversary Gemstone – Beryl/ Tourmaline

Beryl and Tourmaline are linked with the 36th wedding anniversary as they represent the variety and spice of life, symbolizing the many dimensions a long-term relationship explores. Tourmaline, with its wide spectrum of colors, signifies the diverse experiences you’ve shared, while Beryl, known for its clarity and healing properties, embodies the clear communication and emotional healing that are crucial in a successful marriage.

Moon Hexagon Black Tourmaline Ring Milgrain Halo Handmade

Make a statement with this handmade Moon Hexagon Black Tourmaline Ring, featuring a captivating milgrain halo. Personalizable and available in your choice of silver, yellow gold, rose gold, or white gold, it's a gift that sings of your shared journey. A distinct piece to commemorate your special day, it'll be treasured for years to come.

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36th Anniversary Flower – N/A

No flower is associated with this anniversary, but we love this bright bunch. Check them out and see if they’re a good match for your receiver. 

Wishful Pink Lily Bouquet at Send Flowers

Brighten their day with the Wishful Pink Lily Bouquet, a heartfelt gift for your loved one. This beautiful arrangement features lovely lavender roses, pink lilies, and lush greens, all hand-arranged in an iridescent pink glass vase by a local florist. It's an elegant gift that speaks volumes of your affection and shared memories.

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36th Anniversary Color – N/A

There isn’t a color specifically linked with this celebration, so we’ve found a charming, colorful, unique option for you to consider gifting to show your love!

Opal Bracelet Ethiopian Opal Bracelet Tourmaline Bracelet

Celebrate your cherished moments with this handmade Ethiopian Opal and Tourmaline Bracelet. Each piece is uniquely crafted with fiery Ethiopian opal and multicolored tourmaline, seamlessly transitioning from pink to green to mustard hues. With the occasional sapphire, citrine, or peridot beads added for an enhanced ombré effect, it's the perfect symbol of your colorful, ever-evolving love story.

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Or maybe a more personalized gift would be fitting. Take a look at our personalizable pick for a 36th wedding anniversary gift:

Custom Mountain Journey Handcrafted CARVED Wood or White Board

Celebrate the journey of love with the Custom Mountain Journey Handcrafted carved board, a truly unique piece. Handcrafted in your choice of wood or white, this art piece is personalized to display the locations significant to a couple's journey together. It's more than just a gift; it's a beautiful visual narrative of their adventure as a couple.

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How to Celebrate a 36th Anniversary

If you’ve been doing it for years, you may be planning another unique trip to commemorate this year’s wedding anniversary.

China is the 36th modern wedding anniversary gift, making it an excellent opportunity to explore the enormous and fascinating country.

Alternatively, why not enjoy a delicious Chinese dinner with friends and family while happily reminiscing about your wedding day and life together?

36th Anniversary Celebration Ideas

Here are some different ways to celebrate your 36th wedding anniversary:

  1. Plan that once-in-a-lifetime trip to China.
  2. If you are looking for something a little closer to home, reserve a table at an up-market tea room and savor an elegant afternoon tea together (with bone china service, of course).
  3. Sign up for pottery classes and create your own dining set.
  4. Plan a special weekend away from home as a surprise for your partner. Make sure that you have everything in place so that you can both just jump in the car and drive away.

36th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Looking for gift ideas to celebrate a 36th year anniversary? Here’s some ideas:

A complete service of china, especially appropriate for a couple who don’t have one yet, would be a wonderful present. If they already own a service, other matching or complementary pieces might also work well.

For the tea lovers, a new bone china tea service that fits in with their living or dining room style would be a wonderful and appropriate present.

A flower arrangement, on the other hand, is always a welcome addition to any room. Alternatively, you may choose to have flowers delivered directly to your home or workplace.

36th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him

36th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her

36th Wedding Anniversary FAQs

Got questions about your 36th year wedding anniversary? We’ve got you covered:

What is the 36th wedding anniversary called?

The 36th wedding anniversary is called the Bone China Anniversary.

What is the 36th wedding anniversary gemstone?

The 36th wedding anniversary is associated with Beryl/ Tourmaline.

What is the 36th wedding anniversary symbol?

Bone china is the symbol for a 36th wedding anniversary, renowned for its strength and durability – and thus being an appropriate symbol for a long-lasting marriage.

What is the 36th wedding anniversary color?

The 36th wedding anniversary does not have any specific color associated with it.

What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 36th wedding anniversary?

There is no traditional gift for a 36th wedding anniversary, but the modern gift is bone china.

What is the 36th year anniversary flower?

There are no flowers associated with the 36th wedding anniversary.