This year's anniversary gift offering is a little on the unusual side. Every once in a while, the list makers for these anniversaries throw us a bit of a curve. Well, this is one of those years. Hold on to your hats and your seats because this year you're going to be searching for anniversary gifts made from alabaster.
If you guys are right now sitting there mumbling to yourself wondering what alabaster is (gals all know this stuff) then you might need a brief but simple explanation. Alabaster is, according to the dictionary, "a finely granular variety of gypsum, often white and translucent, used for ornamental objects or work, such as lamp bases, figurines, etc." Okay, are we clear on that now? Good. So, what exactly do you go out and get that's made of this stuff?
Well, for starters, if you just want to expend enough energy to read the definition, you can pick up for your wife a nice lamp. No, the whole lamp is not made out of alabaster. Just the base. Of course, you have to make sure that the lamp you pick out actually has a base that is made out of alabaster. Just because it is white does not make it so. Ask the salesman.
Probably the most popular alabaster figurines are the mini angels. There are probably more of these floating around than Carter has liver pills. You can find alabaster angels praying, kneeling, flying, with Mary, with a harp, with a clock, with roses and on and on. If there is something you can put with an angel, you can bet that you'll find it.
If figurines are more your speed, you might want to go to one of those novelty shops that specialize in figurines. Again, not every one is made out of alabaster. You're going to need to speak to a sales person and find out what's what. Alabaster has a certain look to it that is unmistakable.
There are other things you can have made out of alabaster between lamps and figurines. You can pick up some nice alabaster vases in a variety of shapes and sizes. The prices of these vases range from the low 20s to near $ 100. If you want something really unusual, you can pick up a nice Egyptian alabaster bowl. Some of these actually look like a genie may actually pop out of one. They are quite unique. The prices of these are roughly around $ 50.
You can also get some very nice alabaster candleholders. Do not worry, they will not melt. These candle holders come in all shapes and sizes for both those long skinny candles and those big fat and short candles. The price range of these candleholders is from $ 30 to $ 40 depending mostly on the size.
The number of things that are made out of alabaster are virtually unlimited. The great thing about these gifts is that they are relatively inexpensive. So what you will probably want to do is pick up a few different pieces. That way your spouse is sure to know that a lot of care and effort went into selecting her anniversary gift for this very special occasion.