For any of you that managed to fit a fair chunk of the Beijing Olympics into your busy August schedules, you may have noticed that the starting date was 08/08/2008. This was for sure no coincidence as the number 8 in china is believed to bring you prosperity and wealth. Continuing on with the Olympic theme it is Bronze that is the traditional gift given on this anniversary. Due to it being harder and more durable than stone and copper, bronze has been used greatly over the years in many cultures for many uses such as swords and armour. With each anniversary the typical gift tends to become more expensive than the last.
Therefore bronze sculptures are reasonably expensive, but if you find one that has a unique and personal touch then it is definitely value for money.
Suggestions around Bronze Anniversary Gifts (8 Year anniversary gifts)
Examples of gifts for this wedding anniversary include sculptures, figurines, ornaments and lamps. It is important that the gift is personal to whoever is receiving it so that they fully appreciate its value. If you feel that this type of gift is not suited to your partner then there are gifts that are given more modernly that may be more suitable.
Pottery is a modern gift which gives an opportunity to be creative. There are many ways that you can personalise a gift whether you request it to be designed in a specific way or even painted with a romantic gesture. There are also different pottery workshops or classes at which you will be able to learn how to sculpt a perfect gift. Not only will this impress your other half but it will show how much time and care you have taken to make them happy. Pottery gifts
include vases, bowls or different mugs or cups that can all be personalised in their own special way on request.
The other modern gifts include Linens or Lace gifts. Just as with Wood on the 5th and 6th anniversaries this is a repeat of the 4th anniversary. Have a look at our 4th anniversary page for ideas on what gifts to buy.