6th Wedding Anniversary Celebration Suggestions

Make Your 6th Anniversary Special

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If you think your sixth wedding anniversary isn't all that special, think again! There are many traditional gifts that are special to year six, and lots of terrific ways to celebrate your ongoing commitment to one another. Here are some romantic and unique gift and celebration ideas for your sixth anniversary.

Start with a romantic setting, and be sure you've set aside time away from kids and work to enjoy your partner's company.

A lovely dinner out is great; even better, you might consider a trip out of town, a special picnic, or an event such as a play or concert. Now, it's time to give a special gift.

Traditional Gifts for the Sixth Wedding Anniversary

Traditional Gift: Candy (for sweetness) or iron (for strength)

Contemporary/Modern Gift: Wood. The modern gift of wood signifies a long-lasting and solid marriage as you celebrate your 6th anniversary.

Gemstone: Amethyst or turquoise.

Color: Purple, turquoise, or white.

Flower: Calla Lily. In the language of flowers, calla lilies represent magnificent beauty.

Gift Ideas for Your 6th Anniversary

With so many wonderful symbols and traditions to choose from, it may be hard to settle on just one gift. Here are some possibilities to consider!

Candy Gifts

  • Visit a candy factory together. Or, even better, visit a candy destination! Hershey Pennsylvania, for example, is famous for its chocolate and also boasts a wonderful theme park and the awesome Hershey Hotel. Anyone up for a chocolate facial?
  • Indulge in sweet liqueurs. Some possibilities: cordial-filled chocolates, Godiva chocolate liquor, or chocolate martinis.
  • Get sexy with candy underpants, whipped cream, and a cherry on top!
  • Keep it simple with a gorgeous box of truffles in your sweetie's favorite flavors. Alternatively, indulge in a "tower of treats" type of gift from a purveyor such as Harry and David's.
  • Take time out to visit a spot where you can watch fudge being made, buy penny candies, or enjoy cotton candy. Possibilities include a circus, fair, oceanside boardwalk, or fun tourist town.

Iron Gifts

Iron may not sound romantic, but what if the iron gift you choose helps decorate your shared home or garden? Here are some surprisingly cozy gift ideas featuring iron.

  • a set of hand-crafted candlesticks
  • hand-forged iron sculptures
  • artisanal iron fireplace tools or screen (or both)
  • a personal screening of an iron-related flick (Iron Man springs to mind, as does The Man in the Iron Mask)


Both turquoise and amethyst are semi-precious stones, which means they cost very little to give. In fact, you may be able to splurge on some pretty nifty gifts. For example:

  • an entire set of matching jewelry including earrings, necklace, and bracelet
  • a large turquoise belt buckle or bolo tie
  • an amethyst brooch or bracelet
  • a keepsake such as a jewelry box or card case set with amethysts or turquoise

Living Trees

While there are plenty of romantic gifts made of wood, some couples plant a tree together in their yard. While the choice of a tree will depend on your location, space, and budget, here are a few options to consider:

  • An oak tree represents solidity.
  • A pine tree represents the evergreen character of your love for one another.
  • A flaming red maple represents the flaming passion you have for each other.
  • A flowering crab tree represents love eternal.

But what if you don't have a yard? Consider making a joint gift of a tree or seedlings to a local park, or helping to plant trees to restore a natural landscape.