Eighth Anniversary Gift Ideas
Mark your 8th year of marriage with these traditional and modern eighth anniversary gift ideas
What is the traditional eighth anniversary gift?
Bronze is the traditional eighth anniversary gift. Bronze is made using tin, which represents strength and durability, and copper, which symbolises luck, which combined makes bronze a fitting theme for your eighth anniversary.
What is the modern eighth anniversary gift?
The modern eighth anniversary gift is lace, representing how a married couple's lives have been woven and intertwined together.
Find the perfect eighth anniversary gift with these modern and traditional suggestions...
5 traditional eighth anniversary gifts
Bronze Eight Ring Mobius Necklace
Handmade from pure bronze wire, this pendant features 8 rings to represent your eighth anniversary, hammered into irregular circles to give it a more rustic look.
Buy Bronze Eight Ring Mobius Necklace from The British Craft House (£34)
Bronze Anniversary Tally Custom Keyring
For an eighth anniversary gift with a personal touch, this bronze keyring features a tally of eight to symbolise how long you've been together, but you can actually change the engraving to something more personal to you and your partner.
Buy Bronze Anniversary Tally Custom Keyring from Etsy (from £33.04)
Pompeian Bronze Lion Bookends by Paul Herzel
If your other half is an avid reader, these bronze bookends would make a lovely anniversary gift. These neoclassical-style bookends were manufactured in the 1920s, so they've had enough time to wear a beautiful patina.
Buy Pompeian Bronze Lion Bookends by Paul Herzel from 1st Dibs (£631)
Skyline Chess Luxury Bronze London Edition Chess Set
This luxury bronze chess board is a fun take on the traditional game. Each of the pieces are models of London landmarks, which not only makes this set unique, but it will look great left out on display when you aren't playing.
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Buy Skyline Chess Luxury Bronze London Edition Chess Set from John Lewis (£3,000)
Antique Bronze Broken Statue Ornament
This Greek-style bronze statue is a statement piece for any home, and makes a lovely traditional eighth anniversary gift.
Buy Antique Bronze Broken Statue Ornament from Rockett St George (£48)
5 modern eighth anniversary gifts
8th Wedding Anniversary Lace Heart on Chain
Keep things simple with this 8th wedding anniversary lace heart necklace. This delicate jewellery piece is made from real lace embedded in perspex, perfect for a modern gift.
Buy 8th Wedding Anniversary Lace Heart on Chain from Lily Gardner (£115)
Vera Wang Lace Gold Side Plate
Vera Wang's lace collection is a wonderful modern eighth anniversary gift. This simple, elegant lace design comes in gold and silver with a selection of different items from plates to jugs.
Buy Vera Wang Lace Gold Side Plate from Wedgwood (£29)
Pair Of Green Glass, Lace Edge Candlesticks
These lace edge candlesticks are a great take on the lace anniversary gift, and can be enjoyed everyday. They can be enjoyed as a dining table centrepiece or displayed on a shelf or mantelpiece. And candle-lover will be thrilled to receive these.
Buy Pair Of Green Glass, Lace Edge Candlesticks from Not On The High Street (£29)
English Pear & Freesia Lace Design Candle
When it comes to the modern lace gift, it doesn't have to be obvious to fit the theme. This Jo Malone candle is a subtle option, with a pretty lace design on the outside, and the scent is one of the company's classics so it can be enjoyed all year round.
Buy English Pear & Freesia Lace Design Candle from Jo Malone (£60)
Square Victorian Embroidered Fine Lace Tablecloth
If your other half is a fan of lace, this Victorian table cloth fits the bill. Delicate and hand-worked, due to the age of the lace there are some very small tears and stains that would be expected of such a piece.
Buy Square Victorian Embroidered Fine Lace Tablecloth from Decorative Collective (£65)
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