Anniversary gifts are usually associated with tradition. There’s a different gift associated with each year of marriage. There are also various symbolic gifts that can be given for specific anniversaries.
Unsure what to give your loved one for your 6th anniversary? We’ll take you through the traditional, modern, and symbolic gifts for your sixth year of marriage.
About 6th Wedding Anniversaries
The 6th year of marriage is usually marked by gifts made out of iron. This material is chosen to represent the strength and endurance of the bond between two people.
Sugar is also given in some countries such as the UK in the form of candy and chocolate: the sweetness represents the bliss of married life. If your loved one has a sweet tooth, a hamper filled with their favorite candies or chocolates, or some home-baked cookies, are sure to hit the sweet spot.
The chosen flower for the sixth-year of marriage is the calla lily. This flower has many interpretations, with some saying that the pink calla lily symbolizes appreciation and admiration, the purple calla lily symbolizes charm and passion, while the yellow calla lily symbolizes gratitude.
Amethyst is the traditional gemstone associated with the 6th anniversary. This subtle, lilac stone is associated with romantic love (it’s also the birthstone for the month of February) and also represents the desire to commit and be true to one another.There’s no rule stating you absolutely have to stick to tradition, and in more recent times, wood is often gifted for the 6th anniversary as a symbol of resilience.
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A Trip to Belgium
If you really want to organize something special, why not give a sugary-sweet gift of a trip to the home of chocolate: Belgium!
Why not spend a few days wandering around tranquil Bruges, visiting all the boutique chocolate stores? You could even book a special chocolate-tasting experience.
Picnic in the Forest
If you want to give the gift of wood for your sixth year of marriage, why not take a tranquil walk in the forest?
You can take a picnic with plenty of super sweet strawberries, chocolates, and even crack open a bottle of champagne.
Chocolate Making Masterclass
Why not learn how to make artisan chocolates together? You’ll have great fun, learn a new skill, and will of course get to indulge in the end result!
Alternatively, a cocktail-making class is also a great way to have some fun - you could have a special meal at your favorite restaurant beforehand.
Afternoon Tea in London
Treat your loved one to a mini-vacation to London. You can indulge in a British afternoon tea at the Shard while you take in the breath-taking view, and indulge in an array of sugary-sweet pastries and cakes.
Haven’t got the budget to jet-set to London or Belgium? Why not get creative and have a baking session at home?
You can bake and decorate your own heart-shaped cookies together, or treat your other half to an at-home Afternoon Tea experience with all their favorite sandwiches, cakes, and candy.
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This Galrose iron beer set features two rustic Moscow mule mugs and two shot glasses.
They’re handcrafted in India by artisan craftsmen, meaning no two steins are the same. A unique gift with a traditional twist that is bound to last for years.
This retro-style pocket watch has a white dial with filigreed hour, minute, and second hands for a timeless, classy look.
The engraved message gives this gift a thoughtful, personalized touch, and it even comes in a sleek, matte black gift box.
This unique knife is handcrafted from a steel and iron railroad spike and expertly forged by a blacksmith to achieve the gorgeous twisted handle.
It’s not only a useful tool for your husband, but it’s also a work of art and is the perfect gift to represent your enduring love.
For a more modern anniversary gift, why not give this extremely handy wooden docking station? It’s the perfect nightstand companion and can house all of their daily essentials, from their phone to their glasses or watch.
It’s crafted from high-quality solid wood and then smoothly polished with a durable finishing.
This intricate iron bottle opener is hand-forged by a blacksmith and has a bespoke lightning bolt design on all four sides of the handle.
It’s sturdy and strong, just like your love for each other.
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Why not combine tradition and modernity and give the gift of this gorgeous metal rose mounted on a wooden wall hanging?
The sculpture is crafted from pure iron while the frame is made from lightly-sanded natural pine. All sculptures are powder coated for an elegant, glossy, and durable finish.
This gorgeous iron rose is handcrafted and sits in a unique, intricately-forged steel base for a completely unique looking piece of decor that will remind your other half of how much you love them.
This delicate amethyst bracelet will be perfect for your loved one to wear at your anniversary dinner.
It features over 7 carats of amethyst and is 925 Sterling Silver hallmarked. It also comes gift-boxed and has a certificate of authenticity.
Why give the gift of flowers when you can give a flower that will last forever? This delicate calla lily pendant is perfect for everyday wear and is crafted from 925 Sterling Silver which is Nickel-free, Lead-free, and Cadmium-free.
It will add an elegant touch to any outfit and is loaded with symbolic meaning, too.
Show your love with this massive hamper of Godiva chocolates.
The gift set features a 10oz ceramic mug, 2.8oz Dark Chocolate Cocoa, 2 oz Chocolate Truffle Ground Coffee, 1oz Godiva Dark Ganache Heart bar, and assorted Godiva truffles - perfect for an indulgent night in.
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This handcrafted cast iron sculpture perfectly captures the deep love between two lovers and will look perfect on any mantelpiece or end table.
It’s the perfect gift to mark the 6th wedding anniversary, and the bottom of the sculpture is lined with velveteen to protect unwanted damage to your shelf or desk.
There is a range of different styles to choose from, so you can select the one that best portrays the couple you're gifting it to.
This cast iron heart trivet is the perfect traditional 6th-anniversary gift. Not only will it protect surfaces from hot food, but it’s beautifully crafted design makes it the ideal decorative piece, too.
The heart is crafted with cast iron from recycled metal and has been specially coated to achieve a vintage, slightly rustic look. It’s also available in blue and red.
Couples will love this heart-shaped lock and key crafted from cast iron and all-natural, recycled materials.
It’s heavy and durable, so can function as an actual lock or can be used for decorative purposes instead.
It looks great locked onto a trunk or even hung on the wall. Perfect for the couple who love all things vintage and rustic.
For a more modern gift, this premium bamboo cheese board set is ideal.
Not only does it look great, but it’s bordered by grooves that hold crackers, nuts, or olives, and is designed with a hidden drawer containing four utensils and a cheese knife.
Utensils are made of high-quality stainless steel with bamboo handles that are easy to grip, while the board is made from 100% quality bamboo and won’t stain or absorb odors.
The Wine Country has over 30 years of experience making high-quality gift baskets, and this luxurious hamper certainly impresses.
Perfect for lovers of continental sweets and savories, this basket contains Godiva and Lindt milk chocolate truffles, Ghirardelli milk chocolate with caramel, cracked peppercorn crackers, smoked Gouda cheese spread, olives, dark chocolate cherry strudels, vanilla fudge with sea salt, chocolate wafer cookies and more.
You can also add a personalized gift message to the special couple.
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