Traditional, Modern and Symbolic Anniversary Gifts
Below is a list of both traditional and modern gift materials, as well as classic flower and gemstone symbols, which mark a couple’s 6th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||Sugar|
|Traditional Gift – US||Iron|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Iron|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Iron|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||Cast Iron|
|Traditional Gift – France||Cypress|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Iron|
|Flower Gift||Calla Lily|
About 6th Wedding Anniversaries
For your 6th wedding anniversary, you have now well and truly passed the newlywed stage and are comfortably settled into married life.
This celebration is symbolised by candy. As candy is to taste, so romance is to marriage: sugary sweet.
The calla lily is the symbolic 6th wedding anniversary flower. In the language of flowers, calla lilies represent magnificent beauty and blend brilliantly with the colour theme of white for your 6th wedding anniversary. They do really look great together.
How to Celebrate a 6th Wedding Anniversary
Celebrating your sixth year of marriage is a perfect time to rekindle the flames of love and passion that brought the two of you together in the first place.
Sugar is a theme you can use for your anniversary – quite literally. You could bake a cake for your partner, or surprise them on your anniversary morning with some delicious breakfast biscuits.
There might also be a favourite childhood sweet they once told you they especially loved, so see if you can find it in a local shop – or online (well in advance of the special date).
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Quoted by Charles Schulz
6th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
In older times, iron also symbolised the 6th wedding anniversary. It is a strong and sturdy metal that brings good luck – so may good fortune shine on your marriage all the days of your life.
The problem is that, after five anniversaries, you have possibly already spoiled each other with the most memorable gifts you can conjure up, and you are now struggling to keep them creative and fresh.
As always, a useful starting point for coming up with exceptional gift ideas is to refer to the themes and symbols of each anniversary as a guide. An attractive wooden box full of all your partner’s favourite sweets and chocolate, for example, would make a wonderfully sweet gift (in both senses of the word).
Another idea would be to simply buy your partner a box of top-quality chocolates. Maybe even arrange a holiday to Belgium to taste (and buy) some of the best chocolate in the world.
6th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 6th wedding anniversary?
By now you will both be familiar with each other’s interests and hobbies. For this 6th wedding anniversary, your gift could be something traditionally sweet – or iron-orientated and sturdy like your marriage.
We have more anniversary gift suggestions on other anniversary pages if you can’t find exactly what you want here.
6th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 6th wedding anniversary?
Gifts for your wife on this occasion can be symbolically sweet. Or, if she doesn’t have a particularly sweet tooth, the modern gift of wood signifies a long-lasting and solid marriage as you celebrate your 6th wedding anniversary.
We have more gift suggestions for your partner below and on our other anniversary pages if you cannot see what you want here.
6th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him & Her
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Location visit (to a science museum followed by lunch)
- Gift vouchers (for artisanal wood items)
- Scenic car or train journey
- Luxury afternoon tea for two
- Adrenaline day for two
- Luxury spa day for two
- Boutique hotel and wine tasting
The traditional 6th anniversary gemstones are amethyst and turquoise.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Look for a wrought-iron weather vain.
- Visit the local nursery for an iron garden ornament.
- Enjoy a surprise short holiday to the seaside for some rock candy.
- Arrange a celebration party at home or in a local pub, bar or restaurant.
Most important, celebrate six years of marriage in a way that delights you both – and enjoy the day.