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Gift Ideas for a Sixth Wedding Anniversary

Gift Ideas for a 6th Wedding Anniversary

With the sixth year of marriage, you’ve most likely experienced a wealth of obstacles, heartfelt experiences, and triumphant milestones. The strength of your marriage continues to grow with each year, which is why this anniversary celebration pays homage to the resilient bond that two couples tend to share by this time. Below you will find a handful of sixth anniversary gift ideas that represent traditional and modern gift materials:

Sixth Year Anniversary Traditional and Modern Gift Materials6th Wedding Anniversary Gift Materials

  • Traditional Sixth Anniversary Gift: Candy or Iron, which symbolizes the security, strength and protection that comes out of a successful six-year marriage.
  • Modern Sixth Anniversary Gift: Wood, is a symbol of stability and strength achieved by a couple’s sixth year together. Its natural beauty is enjoyed for many years to come.
  • 6th Anniversary Gemstone: Amethyst.
  • 6th Anniversary Flower: Calla Lilies, which signify beauty, purity, elegance, sensuality, fertility, and rebirth in a marriage.

Since you’re now equipped with the materials associated with traditional and modern 6th wedding anniversary gifts, now it’s time to take a look at a few suggestions to get you started:

Wrought Iron Décor

The versatility of wrought iron can lead to fun gift ideas for both the indoors and outdoors. For someone who enjoys spending their time outside, wrought iron decor fits in well with gardens, outside walls, patios, and landscaping projects. Inside the home, think candlesticks for the dining room, wall scones for the hallway, or some of the wrought iron pieces shown below from Novica – ‘Ceiba’ Leaf Wrought Iron Candleholder Wall Sconce and the Dove of Peace Candleholder (which is also sold as a pair).

Wrought Iron Home Decor from Novica

For the sports fan or alumni, consider gifting NCAA collegiate wrought iron wall décor to decorate a man cave or office – available in a variety of colleges and sold on Amazon.com.

Cast Iron Cookware

Foodies will certainly appreciate a new set of cast iron cookware. To add a pop of color to the kitchen, consider the Martha Stewart Collection, where you’ll find cast iron casseroles, frying pans and trivets in shades of cranberry, teal, blueberry, green apple, cobalt, clay, butter, black, and strawberry. This particular collection is available at Macys.com.

Martha Stewart Collection Cast Iron Cookware at Macys

Iron Statues & Figurines

Fashioned out of iron, there are a vast number of online retailers who sell statues and figurines to fit any personality and interest. A few examples include the Cast Iron Hand Cigar Ashtray, Cast Iron Mermaid, and Stern Bulldog Statue – all sold at Iron Accents, which is an ideal place to search for iron-made items such as furniture, home décor, and other suitable gift ideas for a sixth wedding anniversary present.

Cast Iron Statues or Figurines sold by Iron Accents

Iron Wine Bottle Holder

For the wine lover, a decorative bottle holder for their favorite vino falls in line with the traditional material for a sixth wedding anniversary gift. You can choose from a single holder or a wine rack that accommodates several different reds and whites.

Iron Wine Bottle Holder

Lucky Horseshoe

Gift a couple celebrating a sixth wedding anniversary a lucky horseshoe made of iron, which symbolically stands for not only good fortune, but also strength and continued protection within a marriage. For example, Lucky Sole Horseshoes blends color, beads and charm accents to create one-of-a-kind decorative horseshoes with personalization.

Decorative Good Luck Horseshoes by Lucky Sole Horseshoes

Iron Clubs

When the love of your life is an avid golfer, then a sixth anniversary gift might be a no-brainer. Golf clubs make an ideal iron gift for those who love the game. With a range of styles, types and brands on the market, you have a lot to choose from. Don’t have a clue what to choose? Consider creating a PickUrGift Reverse Wishlist, and have your sweetie pick the 9-iron of their choice.

Hedonist Artisan Chocolates

Box of Artisan Chocolates

There are chocolates…and then there are gourmet chocolates – the kind that look like works of art. Usually, these sweets are made in small batches, where chocolatiers pay special attention to detail and the melding of premium ingredients. And online, you’ll gain access to a wealth of creative chocolate makers who produce stunning collections of sweets as gifts.

Examples of Cocoa Dolce Gourmet Chocolates

For example, the Kansas-based Cocoa Dolce sells eye-catching chocolates with impressive flavors, such as the domino-shaped Curry treat shown here made with coconut, Tahitian vanilla & Majarajah-style curry in a white chocolate ganache. The Amaretto sweet is milk chocolate ganache flavored with the sweet liquor which is rolled in toasted almonds. The pretty Tahitian Vanilla square is made with 57% bittersweet ganache, Stoli vodka and Tahitian vanilla bean.

Cocoa Dolce allows you to Build a Box by selecting from their lineup of artisan chocolates to create a 3-, 9-, 18- and 36-piece assortment.

Bouquet of Calla Lilies

Surprise your loved one with a bouquet of flowers containing the blooms that represent a sixth anniversary celebration. The Calla Lily stands for a heart-warming symbol of romance, beauty, fertility, and elegance. Send an arrangement to your sweetie’s workplace or presented in the morning for the perfect start to the day.

Calla Lily Jewelry for a Sixth Wedding Anniversary Gift

Calla Lily Jewelry

The unique and delicate shape of the Calla Lily allows artisans to create striking, handmade jewelry pieces that include the likes of the Women’s Floral Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring, ‘Calla Lilies’ (sold at Novica), Sterling Silver Calla Lily Necklace (by MDsparks) and Personalized Calla Lily Necklace (sold by Rose and Raven), shown above.

Amethyst Jewelry

Gifting a piece of amethyst jewelry not only pays homage to six years of marriage, but is also a double-winner when purple is your sweetheart’s favorite color. Additionally, keep in mind that amethyst is the birthstone for people born in February. If you’re interested in seeing the prices and finding out where to purchase the following jewelry pieces, check out our extended PickUrGift list for sixth wedding anniversary gifts:

Amethyst Jewelry for a Sixth Wedding Anniversary

A Small Tree

Whether potted or planted in the backyard, a small tree can serve as commemoration for six years of matrimony – it is after all…made out of wood.

Log Cabin Getaway

For the adventurous, outdoorsy types, perhaps a romantic getaway stay at a wooden log cabin is in order to enjoy a relaxing sixth wedding anniversary.

Rustic Wood Wall Art by Soul Tree Decor

Hand-Crafted Wood Items

There is a natural beauty found in items crafted out of wood. Handcrafted jewelry boxes, bowls, shelves, tables, desks, and decorative planters are just some of the things that represent a modern anniversary gift. The endless selections of hand-crafted wooden objects allow those celebrating a sixth wedding anniversary to choose something spectacular, eye-catching, functional, or decorative. Details about the options featured below can be found on our extended sixth anniversary gift list.

Wood Sixth Anniversary Gift Ideas sold on Etsy

Additional gift ideas made from wood can also be found on our post titled: Gift Idea: Wood-Carved and Wood-Crafted Gifts.

To find out the prices and direct links to purchase the gifts featured in this post, check out our extended PickUrGift list for six-year wedding anniversary gifts, which also highlights recommendations not shown here.

Which 6th anniversary gifts have caught your eye?

About Yona Williams

In addition to being a freelance writer, foodie, art lover and book hoarder, Yona also enjoys researching and sharing the many different ways one can surprise or amaze loved ones with unique and unexpected gift ideas.

55 comments on “Gift Ideas for a Sixth Wedding Anniversary

  1. These are great gift ideas. I really like the Calla Lily jewelry.

  2. Great round up of ideas. You got very clever and thought of many ways to incorporate both the traditional and modern. Both my hubby and I would love most everything on this list. Good job!

  3. Such wonderful gift ideas. I would love a log cabin getaway for an anniversary gift

  4. Love the cast iron cookware idea and the artisan chocolates!

  5. Artisan chocolates look delicious I wouldn’t mind getting them and the jewellery looks beautiful too. http://www.fadedspring.co.uk

  6. Great ideas! i especially love the log cabin getaway! Perfect for a long weekend!

  7. I love my cast iron cookware! It is one of my favorite things! So many amazing things on this list!

  8. Great anniversary ideas! I like the personalized wood gift items,

  9. Very interesting gift ideas! I would have never thought of some of these. I’m currently scouring your site looking for other gift ideas for various, upcoming occasions. What a neat idea for a blog.

  10. Interesting! My husband and I never did the traditional gifts, but these are a interesting choice :)

  11. These are some really great gift ideas!!! So much fabulousness to give for a 6th anniversary:)

  12. These are some really great tips for gifts. I think they would be great for any anniversary.

  13. Wow those are some pretty unique and cool gifts. I like a lot of them and would love receiving them as a gift.

  14. So many great gift ideas here, I can go for those chocolates for any celebration!

  15. I simply adore the mermaid statue! I have been married close to 4 years, so I will have to keep these type of gifts in mind when I hit the 6-year mark.

  16. I never knew about wrought iron. We are about to celebrate our fifth anniversary. I certainly can’t wait!

  17. These are all fabulous gift ideas! I’ll have to remember them for friends!

  18. I just love that bird! While I dont mind getting pots and pans for Christmas because they also serve generally as stuff for my website to help with the prettier photos, but I dont think I want it for my anniversary. I want something special that is just for me.

  19. I love anything wrought iron!!! My husband and I don’t usually give gifts for our anniversaries…but do we do have a special date night 😉

  20. Next year is 5 years for me… 😉 Great gift ideas, let’s hope I get one for my 5th. 😛 I can’t wait one more year…

  21. I like the lucky horseshoe. It is cute and I like that it is unique. We typically don’t follow the traditional gifts for our wedding anniversary.

  22. I love the horse shoe idea. It would be a great gift for a sixth anniversary.

  23. Chocolate and jewelry would always go great for me! I think the wrought iron is really nice! I love the very first photo of the heart. So pretty! My 6th year anniversary was this past January! Going on our 7th when January comes around again. :)

  24. I want the cast iron cookware! I love how colorful they are. I am so into colorful kitchen wares and accessories. :)

  25. I love the iron wine bottle holder – such a unique design and clearly very sturdy! A centerpiece all on its own. To be honest though, you can never go wrong with candy. I love learning what the traditional and modern day anniversary gifts are for 6 years, you have inspired me to go look up what they are for year 14!

  26. 6th is iron? Great ideas!! I would have never thought of any of these on my own…LOL!!

  27. My husband and I don’t usually do much with gifts for our anniversary, but this would be really fun to try and come up with something that meets the milestones!

  28. So many great idea. I love wood stuff. Gifts, jewelry, art I love it so I would lean for something like those wooden and listed. So great.

  29. These are some great gift ideas for wedding anniversary. Wrought Iron Decor is something which I always love as a gift. I love Lucky Horseshoe & Iron Clubs ideas too. The Log Cabin Getaway is a romantic idea which anyone would love.

  30. I think the chocolates definitely caught my eye the most. But they are all great gifts! I would love to receive any of them.

  31. The cast iron cookware would be amazing to have in any kitchen. These are wonderful gift ideas.

  32. Great gift ideas for a 6th year anniversary. I love those figurines, especially the bulldog. Its really cool. Being on the practical side, the cast iron cookware would be my choice.

  33. I love to see recommended gifts for the different years of wedding anniversaries! I love the cast iron cookware that would be amazing to cook with!

  34. We are definitely past our 6th anniversary too. I love all the different things they have for the different anniversaries. It’s actually funny some of the things that they have for “odd” years.

  35. There are so many great ideas here. My husband and I usually don’t exchange gifts, though – we go away for a weekend to celebrate.

  36. We just past our 10th I like a lot of these ideas even for an 11th anniversary! The log cabin is one I would be all over! We would LOVE it!

  37. I am a big fan of Martha Stewart Collection and I need more cast iron skillet.

  38. These are all lovely ideas. I love the thought that goes into getting gifts with the traditional materials.

  39. I’d be all about that cast iron cookware! I also like the wrought iron decor too!

  40. Strangely enough, the wine rack… even though I do not actually drink. And of course the chocolates. I’m human after all. I thought only the anniversaries ending in 5 and 0 got good gifts.

  41. I am a sucker for horseshoes! :) My grandfather and uncle were jockeys so I love horseshoes.

  42. This is perfect because my sixth wedding anniversary just so happens to be coming up!

  43. My husband loves to give me gifts from both the traditional and contempory. He gets very creative too.

  44. Beautiful ideas!! We’re coming up on 15 years, so I need ideas for that! :)

  45. I love those iron ideas! Beautiful!

  46. My husband and I are coming up on our 6th wedding anniversary. I really love all these ideas. I would love the iron mermaid. I’m always looking for a mermaid to put in my yard. I also love the amethyst jewelry – love that purple color.

  47. What really great ideas. I think a lot of people have forgotten about the annual gift traditions for anniversaries but with the unique gifts available now it can be so much fun to start again.

  48. First of all, congrats for your 6th anniversary! For us, that seems so long ago! We believe in celebrating married life every day and not only on the actual anniversary day! What great gifts you have highlighted!

  49. I love all these gift ideas! How fitting that my 6th anniversary is coming up soon. Now I have some ideas what to give to my husband. I especially like the wooden wrist watch. I think it will look good on him. As for myself, I would love to get the cast-iron cookwares. I love spending time in the kitchen and make meals for us, so the cookware will be a great addition to our kitchen. Thanks for the ideas!

  50. Been married three times, have yet to reach that six year mark… maybe if BB knew she’d be getting those kind of gifts I might just hold out for it. ; ) Seriously though, what excellent quality gifts you picked!! The colored cast iron, the cabin, the chocolates!!! Si, por favor and Gracias! BB2U

  51. I love the Calla Lily necklace, though my husband and I are way past the sixth wedding anniversary. These are great gift ideas. I didn’t know that iron and amethyst are the best gifts for those who are celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary.

  52. We’re way past our 6th anniversary, but really, these items mentioned here are really pretty! The items that caught my attention were the lucky horseshoe, the amethyst pendant, the log cabin getaway and the wood watch. Of the 4 I have chosen, I guess the one I really like is the log cabin getaway. It would be nice to have a short vacation with your spouse in a cozy log cabin somewhere far from the hustle and bustle of the city. And that would not require me to wait for an anniversary. I can start planning it today!

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