The 6th anniversary combines two contrasting items with the traditional theme of Candy and Iron. It is common that the gift consists of one or the other but that doesnt stop you from using both. This will leave you however with practically one choice – something sweet in an iron box ! . Although candy might seem like an easy bail out for a forgetful husband (or wife), this is not a chance to rush to the supermarket for some heart shaped chocolates.
Some advice on Iron Anniversary Gifts (6 year anniversary gifts)
While Valentines day celebrates love in general this day is about the special bond between only one couple, so make it special. Look to a Chocolatier to create a personalised symbol of love that shows you have put time and effort into the gift. Why not go a step further and get some chocolates imported from his/her favourite country or city.
It is fair to say that the sweet gift is more aimed towards the feminine side with its romantic and delicate connotations. If you do not think that your husband has enough of a sweet tooth to handle it then an iron gift would be more appropriate. The strength of iron is the reason it is the traditional element recieved on the 6th wedding anniversary as it is in parallel with the strength of relationship between the two lovers. Options include hardware, weight lifting accessories, garden furniture or even swords or daggers (for decorative purpose of course!). A present which will make a man or woman happy would be a nice new set of golf clubs. Whether they play already or have never tried it is a great gift to get them out in the fresh air. You can pick up sets at cheap prices with all the necessary items, often including a free golf bag.
More modernly it had become a trend to give a wooden gift on the 6th anniversary. It is true that this is the same gift traditionally given on the 5th anniversary. This is not unusual however when you consider the vast numbers of possibilities for wooden gifts.
Have a look at our wooden anniversary page for ideas and be sure that if you do go along this line you choose a gift that is very different to last year !.