What is the traditional sixth anniversary gift?

Traditionally, the sixth wedding anniversary is represented by gifts made from iron. This one might seem like a strange material for a gift, but this is all to do with the symbolisms of strength. Iron is an incredibly strong and durable material, said to represent the unbreakable bond between a married couple.

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What is the modern sixth anniversary gift?

For the modern sixth anniversary gift, wood is used for similar reasons as iron; the parallels drawn between the strength and long life that wood has and the long-lasting marriage you promised each other in your vows.

Get inspired by these traditional and modern sixth anniversary gift ideas...


5 iron anniversary gifts


Iron Bowl with personalised message

Iron sixth anniversary gift

Hand forged from iron, this personalised bowl is a fitting gift for your sixth anniversary. Customise with a message of up to 100 characters, whether you choose to keep it simple with your anniversary date or opt for a special lyric from your first dance song, to make it that extra bit special.

Buy Iron Bowl with personalised message from Etsy (from £58)


6th Anniversary Tally Mark Bookmark

Iron sixth anniversary gift

A gorgeous gift for a book lover, this iron bookmark is engraved with six tally marks to represent your sixth anniversary. For extra personalisation, you can choose the tassel colour to be added to the top!

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Buy 6th Anniversary Tally Mark Bookmark from Etsy (from £22.95)


Tall Candlestick hand forged from Iron and Copper

Iron sixth anniversary gift

Hand forged using iron, these candlesticks make for a lovely sixth anniversary gift. Tall and elegantly shaped, these would look beautiful decorating a side table of as the focal point of a beautiful centrepiece.

Buy Tall Candlestick hand forged from Iron and Copper from Coach House Forge (from £110)


Venus Cast Iron Bird Bath/Feeder

Iron sixth anniversary gift

A thoughtful gift for any avid birdwatcher, or even for someone who simply wants to welcome wildlife into their garden, this cast iron bird bath easily attaches to a wall or fence panel.

Buy Venus Cast Iron Bird Bath/Feeder from Etsy (£12.99)


Le Creuset Cast Iron Signature Shallow Casserole Dish

Iron sixth anniversary gift

Here's one for the at-home chefs. Le Creuset's casserole dish is a kitchen staple, and as it's made from cast iron, it's the perfect gift for your sixth anniversary.

Buy Le Creuset Cast Iron Signature Shallow Casserole Dish from John Lewis (£270)


5 wood anniversary gifts


Glass Propagation Vase With Wooden Stand

wood sixth anniversary gifts

If your other half is a house plant fanatic, they'll love this propagation stand. The wooden a-frame offers a rustic look, and with three vases attached, they can have multiple plants propagating at one time.

Buy Glass Propagation Vase With Wooden Stand from Sage & Sill (£32)


Indu Standing Wooden Frame

wood sixth anniversary gifts

A photo frame is always a lovely present, and this stylish choice, made using sustainable mango wood, is the perfect modern sixth anniversary gift.

Buy Indu Standing Wooden Frame from Nkuku (£30)


Personalised Zebrano Wood Pen

wood sixth anniversary gifts

Classic in design and perfectly pairing wood and gold fittings, this pen is a lovely sixth anniversary gift, especially for someone who prefers to write by hand rather than on a device.

Buy Personalised Zebrano Wood Pen from Etsy (from £42.93)


Personalised Wooden Hammer

wood sixth anniversary gifts

Add some personalisation to an everyday item with this wooden hammer. You can add your initials and a custom message to the handle to make it unique, plus, it's a great way to give your other half a nudge on those DIY jobs that need doing around the house.

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Buy Personalised Wooden Hammer from Getting Personal (£16.99)

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