Six years down, forever to go! If you think your 6th wedding anniversary isn’t all that special, think again. After all, 72 months of marriage is a big accomplishment that deserves recognition.
As a source of inspiration, the list of traditional anniversary gifts gives you the perfect starting point. Each year has a theme that can be creatively used as the basis for an unforgettable gift. We know that the 1st anniversary is paper and 50th is gold. But what’s the symbol for the 6th year of your wedding anniversary?
Here’s everything you need to know about the 6th anniversary and what tradition says you should gift.
Traditional 6th Anniversary Gift – Sugar
“Love is sweet when it’s new but even sweeter when it’s true”. Traditional lists mark the sixth anniversary with sugar, symbolic of the sweet story of your courtship. This means candy, chocolate and anything deliciously sweet – now you’re talking our language!
Use this wedding anniversary as an opportunity to celebrate your sweet union, the happiness and fulfilment that you share and how sugary-sweet your relationship is after six solid years.
Modern 6th Anniversary Gift – Wood
Wood signifies a long-lasting and solid marriage. It’s a symbol of life and the perfect material to represent love: strong, energetic, adaptable, balanced and durable.
Reason enough for why wood has been chosen as the modern gift for the 6 year anniversary theme!
6th Wedding Anniversary Flower – Calla Lily
The sophisticated calla lily flower symbolizes the elegant beauty of a couple’s love. The long, slender flower represents how both partners have grown over six years of marriage.
Legend has it that the calla lily has its own magical light source inside that radiates upwards. This seems suitable for the internal illumination that the marriage has produced after sharing six years together.
6th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
If you love the meaning behind sugar anniversary gifts but you’re not sure where to find one that suits your partner, look no further than this list of gift ideas. Sugar gifts come in many forms; some common and some totally creative.
Fact: life is better with freshly baked cookies. For a fun sweet treat to give your partner, bake some homemade cookies with iced with romantic messages. If you couldn’t be bothered (no judgement), the personalized sugar cookies from Millie’s Cookies are a delicious way to show your love. Each biscuit is handcrafted and decorated with your own personal message. Choose from giant heart-shaped cookies or a scrumptious cookies box.
With salted caramel, coconut and chocolate brownie flavours, this is one edible gift that will be enjoyed, down to every last tasty crumb!
Cocktail and Chocolate Masterclass
Sometimes, you want dessert. Sometimes, you want a cocktail. When you can’t decide, why not have the best of both worlds?
Sweet, luscious, and absolutely delicious, dessert cocktails are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. And nothing says “We made it to year six!” better than a wickedly indulgent soiree of mixology and chocolate making!
Queue mocha martinis, fresh mojitos, cocktail truffle making, gooey chocolate fudge, savoury nibbles and lots of laughter! This cocktail and chocolate making masterclass will serve as a sugary sweet reminder of your love for one another.
Sweet Tooth Gift Baskets
If you have a sugar-obsessed, candy craving lover, this sugar themed anniversary gift should be an absolute delight! Give your lover the chance to relive their youth with a nostalgic candy assortment hamper. Or to ensure their sweet tooth is always satisfied, surprise them with a monthly subscription for British candy boxes. Better yet, send them a Sugarwish gift box and let them choose their own candy!
Delivered to your doorstep, you’ll have your 6th anniversary gift sorted in no time.
Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Shard
Cheers dahling! If you love all things traditional (and sweet), then afternoon tea at The Shard is the perfect anniversary experience to indulge in.
Soak in the spectacular views of London as you indulge in an array of delectable treats and a spot of bubbly! Sitting 1,004 feet above the ground, Oblix West takes stylish London afternoon tea to new heights. Toast to some quality time and reminisce about your happy years together. You’ve been married for six years, so it’s time to get the par-Tea started!
M&Ms now gives you the option to make M&Ms decorated with your favourite couple pic, your anniversary date – or just about anything that resonates with your romance! A bag of your favourite chocolate candies is that much more special when it has your own your face on it! A sugary sweet gift that’s as unique as your marriage.
Chocolate Truffle Masterclass
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”And we couldn’t agree more! Heighten your tastebuds and embark on a chocolate truffle masterclass at The Chocolate Museum. Not only will you discover first-hand the process of tempering and decorating chocolate, but you’ll also create and decorate your own batch of truffles. You’re both in for a decadent, melt-in-the-mouth experience.
Trip to Hershey Park, Pennsylvania
Planning a sweet anniversary getaway? Spend your sixth anniversary at the Sweetest Place on Earth: Hershey Park! Aside from chocolate and candy, there are golf courses, museums, concerts and lots of other “grown-up” attractions. It’s also got plenty of attractions for kids, if you want to include your kids in a 6-year wedding anniversary family holiday. If you can’t quite make the trip, then please do us a favour and try some of these divinely sweet S’mores recipes!
A Truly Sweet Anniversary
Every anniversary is what you make of it. After six years of being married, you may be out of the habit of setting aside time to spend some with each other. But your 6-year wedding anniversary is the perfect excuse!
While it’s always great to spoil your spouse with gifts, remember that the day should be about celebrating your love and making sweet, sweet memories. If you have gift ideas for anniversaries that’s totally crazy, let us know! We love bringing crazy gift ideas to life.
- 1 Traditional 6th Anniversary Gift – Sugar
- 2 Modern 6th Anniversary Gift – Wood
- 3 6th Wedding Anniversary Flower – Calla Lily
- 4 6th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
- 5 A Truly Sweet Anniversary