Six years down, forever to go! If you think your 6 year anniversary isn’t all that special after just celebrating your milestone five year anniversary, think again. After all, 72 months of marriage is a big accomplishment that deserves recognition and a suitably thoughtful anniversary gift.
Not to worry though: we’ve compiled everything you need to know about the sixth wedding anniversary, as well as some romantic and unique gift ideas.
What is the 6 Year Anniversary Gift?
Traditional Gift: Iron or Sugar
According to the list of anniversary gifts by year, iron and sugar are the traditional 6 year anniversary gift. An abundant, durable metal, iron symbolises the strength and durability of your marriage. For every challenge you and your partner overcome, your relationship becomes stronger and stronger.
“Love is sweet when it’s new but even sweeter when it’s true”. Sugar is symbolic of the sweet story of your courtship. This means candy, chocolate, and anything deliciously sweet – now we’re talking!
Modern 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.
Amethyst is the sixth anniversary gemstone stone because it symbolises peace. Many people believe in its calming presence and ability. This stone is said to bring a sense of calm unity to a marriage, allowing for free-flowing communication between spouses.
Anniversary Flower: Calla Lily
Add a pop of natural beauty to your partner’s day with this year’s traditional anniversary flower. The sophisticated calla lily flower symbolises the elegant beauty of a couple’s love. The long, slender flower represents how both partners have grown over six years of marriage.
Colour – Turquoise, Purple Or White
Choose from the three official wedding anniversary colours for your six-year anniversary – turquoise, purple and white. These can help you pick which shade of flowers to buy, or which colours to set the table in for your anniversary dinner. Keep these colours in mind when planning how to celebrate your 6th anniversary, such as a romantic beachside vacation next to dazzling turquoise waters.
6 Year Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should you get your wife for your six year anniversary? You get her something as sugary sweet as her. Our anniversary gift ideas have the right amount
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. An iconic building of the London skyline, The Shard wouldn’t be standing without a substantial amount of iron (and architectural ingenuity).
Located on the 31st floor, Aqua Shard’s afternoon tea takes stylish London afternoon tea to new heights. Soak in the spectacular views as you indulge in an array of sugary treats and a spot of bubbly. You’ve been married for six years, so it’s time to get the par-Tea started!
A Bouquet Of Flowers
There are very few women out there whose hearts wouldn’t melt at the sight of a beautiful, fresh bouquet of flowers. For your sixth anniversary, present your bride with a big bouquet of fresh flowers. Make sure there are some calla lilies included to mark this special occasion.
Tack up and go horseback riding near London to enjoy the sweet, scenic charm of the countryside. A romantic activity spent outdoors, and a pretty creative one if you’re looking to saddle-up your iron giving gifts for your 6th wedding anniversary. From riding overhead the magnificent White Cliffs of Dover to the lush forestland of The Peak District National Park, this is a great gift if you’re looking to regain more ‘me time’ in your lives.
6 Year Anniversary Gifts for Him
If you love the meaning behind iron anniversary gifts but not sure what to get your husband, look no further than this list of traditional gift ideas with a modern take. Iron gifts come in many forms; some common and some totally creative.
If he’s an avid golfer, you’ve got a head start when it comes to buying your iron anniversary gift. New golf irons will have him chomping at the bit to get on the course and start using them. If he’s already got irons and wouldn’t swap them for anything, how about a golfing escape you can both enjoy together.
Imagine a weekend retreat to the idyllic Hertfordshire countryside for the ultimate couple’s Golf & Spa Experience. Think endless 300-acre views, 18-hole golf, couples spa treatment, sophisticated dining, superior relaxation (and fluffy slippers) at the five-star hotel, The Grove.
Couples Cocktail And Chocolate Masterclass
Sometimes he wants dessert. Sometimes he wants a cocktail. When he can’t decide, why not have the best of both worlds? 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 is the perfect gift experience for couples to remind them of their sugary sweet love for one another.
Maserati Driving Experience
He gets your motor revving, so do the same for him in a whole new way! This is an experience that your husband will certainly remember forever. This package, aptly named ‘The Italian Job’, will afford both you and your husband the opportunity to drive around Italy’s famed Amalfi Coast in a Maserati GranCabrio. Although steel makes up the body and chassis of most vehicles, cast iron is used to create the engine’s blocks. Feel free to impress him with your newfound car knowledge!
This spectacular 6th wedding anniversary gift also features a three-night stay at one of Naples’ luxury hotels and a meal at a Michelin star restaurant. It’s the full Italian experience, all rolled into one fantastic weekend away in one of the most beautiful places in the world – we’d say that’s a pretty impressive gift to give the love of your life!
Fact: life is better with freshly baked cookies. For a fun, sweet treat to give your partner, bake some homemade cookies iced with romantic messages. If you can’t be bothered (no judgement), the handcrafted sugar cookies from Millie’s Cookies are a delicious way to show your love. Choose from a scrumptious cookies box giant or heart-shaped cookies with a personal message. This is one edible wedding anniversary gift that will be enjoyed, down to every tasty crumb!
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 to get some fancy and memorable anniversary gifts for each other!
While it’s always great to spoil your spouse with both modern gifts and traditional gifts, remember that the day should be about celebrating your love and making sweet, sweet memories. If you have anniversary gift ideas that’s totally crazy, let us know! We love bringing crazy gift ideas to life.
I am an experienced writer specializing in travel, food, weddings, and well-being. Continuing my nomadic lifestyle I am currently based on the beautiful island of Malta.
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