As you near yet another milestone with your SO, you know you want to get something extra special for them. It has been well over 3 decades you’ve lived, loved, lost, and yes, sometimes fought together, always coming out the other side stronger together. But your life together is well-established and it may be difficult to find something your SO would need or actually want after 36 years together.
Never fear, this list of 36-year anniversary gifts helps you find the perfect gift for your SO. Following the tradition of anniversary themes, materials, and jewels, we take a look at antiques and gifts in brass and cameo; all ways to celebrate the long-lasting love and commitment in your relationship that has lasted so long and will continue to last for many years to come.
This beautiful theme guides the following list of 36-year anniversary gifts that we are presenting in the rest of the article.
20 Best 36 Year Anniversary Gifts
VACTAR Can’t Help Falling In Love Wood Music Box
This antique-looking music box is the perfect whimsical anniversary gift. It’s unique and every time it’s opened the reminder of your love will float through the air on the sweetest of notes. Let this love song help you celebrate your love together today, tomorrow, and as long as the music lasts.
Grow Old Along With Me Engraved Compass
This is the gift for any wanderer or explorer! Engraved on the inside with Norman Rockwell’s “Sunset” and the Robert Browning quote “Grow old alongside me. The best is yet to be”, made from brass with a brass chain and leather carrying case. At the end of the day, this compass will always point home to you.
Compass Locket Necklace
This silver plated locket can be either bought with the original necklace or paired with a silver chain. Either way, slipping a picture of you and you are SO into the locker will make it the perfect gift. Every time they open the locket, they’ll smile and keep your love close to their heart every day bringing you closer together regardless of the physical space separating you.
Leather Journal Gift Set with Antique Leather Bookmark
This handmade gift comes with a pen, antique leather bookmark, and a blank, leather-bound journal for your SO to record all their thoughts, feelings, plans, and dreams in. A journal is a thoughtful, often overlooked gift to give; especially for those who are introspective and artistic.
Vintage Antique Lighter
This lovingly etched, reusable lighter fits perfectly into your hand for an immediate, controlled flame whenever you need one whether it’s to start up the grill or light some candles and sink into a bath. Elegance and practicality merge in this lighter. Available in both black and blue.
Pocket Watch Skeleton Mechanical Double-Case Hand Wind SIBOSOUN Roman Numerals Antique Chain
This watch allows you to give a gift to class! This antique watch has a clear face to allow you to watch the gears turn as they count out every precious second spent with you. Functional, beautiful, and the perfect way to start a conversation.
Wakauto Brass Turtle Statue
Does your SO love turtles, sea life, or the ocean? This 1.9″ by 1.5″ brass sculpture will make them smile. It’s small enough to fit on shelves and desks, beautiful enough to be showcased on tables and in centerpieces. The brass is high quality and will last long while the base of the statue is flat, ensuring stability no matter where you place it. This small turtle is such a friendly, little gift that is sure to bring a smile to anyone who sees it.
Fisher Space Bullet Pen – 400 Series
This lacquered brass pen is engineered to write in zero gravity, underwater, and at any temperature, your SO can be expected to go. In other words, they’ll never have to worry about their pen running out or not working at a crucial moment. Perfect for the busy entrepreneur or artist. Available in a variety of colors.
JSFM Inc. Soulmates Lovers Kissing Statue
This simple statue conveys the love and devotion you still feel for your SO, even after over 3 decades of living together. Cast iron gives the statue sturdiness while the brass dust finish lends a glow and warmth to the statue. That glow in the statue is the same glow you still feel whenever your SO smiles at you, so why not show them how they make you feel?
Alilang Vintage Inspired Crystal Rhinestone Victorian Lady Cameo Lady
Inspired by a time long past, this cameo pin will add just a touch of mystery and elegance to any outfit it’s pinned to. The silhouette of a woman smelling a flower is framed in your choice of rhinestone edging and colored of metal from black to a warm, rosy color.
Whiskey Decanter Globe Set with 2 Etched Glasses
This hand-blown decanter has a model ship inside of it to ensure a unique and special experience each time your SO reaches for a drink; can be used for any liquor of your choice and not just whiskey. Guaranteed to be a hit every time you and your other half entertain.
Just like Beauty’s rose, this rose will never wilt, always signifying your love for your SO. The delicate glass rose is wrapped in an LED light strand allowing the rose to glow all through the night. It’s protected by a glass dome so it won’t accidentally get knocked over or dusty, no matter how long you have it. Powered by AAA batteries.
Personalized Desk Clock
This antique desk clock allows you to engrave a personalized message of up to 100 words on the back of the clock. The clock is on a small stand and can go with your SO everywhere. The perfect gift for someone who has a habit of losing track of time…or really, anyone with an appreciation of antiques and naval traditions.
Da Vinci Code Mini Cryptex
This puzzle box comes with a default code (ILOVEU) but also allows you to program your own special message in the code. It should be something special to you and your SO. Inside, there’s space for you to place rings, necklaces, and other small gifts. Perhaps a cameo brooch might be a good option while celebrating your 36th anniversary. Use the puzzle box over and over, to give each other gifts all year long; whether the code is changed every exchange is up to you.
Pink Stained Glass Gift J Devlin Box 514
This vintage glass jewelry box is the perfect way to display prized pieces of jewelry. Safe in their compartments, you will still be able to see what beautiful jewelry is on display. Pro tip: give them a necklace or some earrings to start the collection.
WACACO Minipress GR, Portable Espresso Machine
This little machine means your SO will never go without their coffee again! All you need to create the perfect espresso on the go are beans of your choice and hot water.
CUCUDAI 1 Pair Brass Round Cuff Button Cover Cuff Links
The unique style of these cufflinks allows you to wear them on just about any shirt for just about any occasion.
8×10 Inch Picture Frame Vintage Antiqued Embossed Ornate Picture Frame
After 36 years together, there are surely more than a few special memories together, but for that one memory that stands out in both your minds, you need a picture frame like this one. It’s ornate and beautiful while drawing more attention to the picture (and memory) than to the picture frame itself.
The Couples’ Bucket List
Your children are growing up and starting their own lives; you and your SO are approaching retirement. It’s the perfect time to go on a few adventures of your own. This gift contains 100 cards with fun, creative date ideas that will keep you and your SO entertained and happy, whether you’re rekindling an old romance or just enjoying trying new things together.
Personalized Wedding Anniversary Push Pin World Map
Love to travel? Keep a record of all the places you and your other half have been over the years. Then sit down and plan where to go next. Choose between an antique map and an updated world map then personalize it with your names and anniversary date.
Precious Moments figurine
It’s bisque porcelain meticulously hand-painted. You can give this heartfelt figurine to your spouse or inspiring couples during the anniversary. Anniversary is a special occasion that calls for celebration because it’s a bumpy ride one has to take that day as a special one. This gift is meant for a precious moment that a couple has had together.
36 years is a really big occasion and should be celebrated in accordance to this. Themes to remember when looking through this list – and others- are antique; your love is sturdy, practical, and becomes more valuable every year it exists; brass is warm, courageous able to overcome any challenges that come to you; and a cameo is an everlasting testimony to a beautiful love. If, for some reason, you were unable to find the perfect 36-year anniversary gift in the above list, keep those things in mind to find a gift that conveys the same sentiments and love.