A wedding anniversary is a wonderful time for couples to celebrate their love and growing affection after their time together. After six years, it is fit for a husband and wife to present each other with a gift which expresses the depth of devotion and affection they feel towards one another.
It can be quite difficult for you to come up with a gift idea at the drop of a hat. Also, the thought of topping the celebration of the previous year's milestone 5-year anniversary can be quite daunting when you very limited ideas.
Knowing how frustrating this can be, we’ve come up with some beautiful gift ideas which will showcase the significance of the 6th-year-anniversary traditions.
The 6-Year Anniversary Tradition
Traditional Gift Suggestion: Iron
Marriage in its 6th year is traditionally celebrated through the gifting of iron. Iron is a solid metal which can withstand harsh conditions and still last a lifetime. It symbolizes the strength and durability of the union of marriage and the depth of love shared by the couple even after the struggles and pitfalls experienced during their journey together.
Gift Ideas For Iron
A gift of iron symbolizes strength, protection, good luck and security in marriage. Wrought iron or cast iron would make ideal items for a gift to the celebrating couple. Explore the following options:
- Cookware. For instance, cooking pots, cutlery set, crockery and so on
- Golf clubs
- Garden trellis
- Iron sculpture
- Candle holders
Modern Day Gift Suggestion: Wood.
Wood is gotten from trees and trees represent strength and stability. These are two qualities which can be found in a union that has lasted 6 years. The practicality and natural beauty of wood make it an ideal gift. There are unique pieces which have been carefully crafted with beautiful designs to create an enchanting look which will surely leave an impression on its receiver.
Ideas for Wood Gift
Handcrafted wood items are unique and the most ideal to present to a loved one to celebrate another year together. To add an extra touch, consider making an inscription of a favorite quote from a book or song on the body of the item chosen. Explore the following items:
- Wooden basket
- Jewelry or music box
- Wooden home wares
- Wooden furniture. Such as, wine rack bookshelf, etc
- Wooden sculpture
Natural Gem Stone: Purple Amethyst
The Purple Amethyst remains the natural gems stone of the 6th year wedding anniversary. Like the traditional and modern gift suggestions, it has a unique symbol and a rich meaning.
The purple Amethyst is said to represent freedom, wisdom, clarity of thought and bravery. In ancient times, it was used as a symbol of protection, to ward away evil spirits.
Gift ideas for the gem
- Amethyst jewelry (For instance, necklace, bracelet, ring, earrings)
Symbolic Flower: The Calla Lily
The Calla Lily is known for its beauty and elegance. As the symbolic flower of a 6-year union, it represents beauty, elegance, sensuality, and fertility. In the 6th year of marriage, the celebrating couples present a unified and united front, ready to build a home together. Trust, loyalty, and acceptance are important factors which must be present in a marriage, and the symbol of fertility suggests that the couple are ready to welcome children into their family unit.
Gift ideas for the Calla Lily
- A fresh bouquet of Calla Lilies
- Floral-themed art. Such as, a painting of Calla lilies
- Scented candles.
- The Calla Lily plant.
While choosing a gift in celebration of a 6th-year wedding anniversary, understand that you are not in a competition with yourself. It is completely unnecessary for you to go overboard while trying to outdo the efforts of previous anniversaries. In the end, the thought and love behind the gift are what matters the most.
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