We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.
We researched the best gift options to celebrate six years, considering traditional themes, your recipient's hobbies and interests, as well as the your budget. Our favorite pick is the Le Creuset Dutch Oven for a beautiful, high quality, and functional present.
Keep reading for the best sixth-year anniversary gifts.
Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse Oven, 3.5 qt
The chef amongst the two of you will be ecstatic to receive a Le Creuset Dutch Oven. Perfect for making stews, casseroles, or any one-pot meal, this cast iron sauteuse will perfectly cook any meal you're looking to create. This three-and-a-half quart enameled dish has a light interior to ensure that no dish is overdone, and that same enamel helps keep your food from sticking to the sides.
We have to admit that we love the aesthetic aspects this Dutch Oven brings to the kitchen, making this a perfect functional, yet stylish gift. Whether your partner is an avid cook or always want to try out new recipes, they will love adding this piece to their collection.
Choose from ten colors to match your partner's taste and your kitchen aesthetics. Users love the high-quality feel of this pan, but note that it can be difficult to clean, especially the lighter colors.
Uncommon Goods Custom Song Wood Carving
Every couple has a song that reminds them of their first kiss, first date, or even first dance, so making that song a permanent element in your home is worth considering. Craftsmen Jenny Lee and Justin Roberts will take the song of your choice and carve it into a stained pinewood piece of art. Custom details could be a specific lyric, date, or even a phrase that the two of you have coined. Choose between walnut or black stains that are bound to match any home decor.
America the Beautiful National Park Pass
Gifting an experience that you can do together can mean a lot to someone whose love language is quality time. What better place to do it than exploring the National Parks? The pass covers one year's worth of entranced fees to over 2,000 parks like Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, and the Great Smokey Mountains. The two of you can hike, camp in designated areas, and see the most beautiful parts of the United States. Roadtrip or fly, this gift will give you both a break from your busy lives and back to each other.
MVMT Legacy Leather Strap Watch
A watch for him takes the idea of your time together to a more literal level. This MVMT watch strikes the perfect balance between minimalist and classic with its dial marked by slender stick indexes and black leather wristband, respectfully. That black leather matches the black crystal face of the watch, allowing it to blend seamlessly with any outfit. This watch also utilizes a buckle closure, so it stays put, no matter how you choose to spend your anniversary together.
Stone and Strand Tiny Round Diamond Disc Necklace
Diamonds are a timeless anniversary gift that conveys elegance and sophistication. Female-founded brand Stone and Strand use only ethically-sourced varieties of pave white diamonds in its Tiny Round Diamond Disc Necklace. In fact, the stones in this necklace are sourced in compliance with The Kimberley Process, ensuring conflict diamonds don't enter the mainstream market.
We all have busy lives, and one of the few times a couple can see each other each day is around the table. Make that dining experience easy to manage with a subscription to HelloFresh.
The company sends chef-crafted recipes and ingredients right to your door, removing the worry about what you'll eat tonight from your daily routine. Boxes range from meat-lovers to vegan-friendly and calorie-smart to 30 minutes or less.
Uncommon Goods Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map
If you're the couple that travels, having a physical manifestation of where you've gone and what you've seen can make reminiscing so much easier. Wendy Gold's vintage, old-world map comes personalized with your names and wedding date mounted on foam board. But don't get this confused with a DIY dream board; this display is framed in cumala wood and comes with 100 pins for you to check off every destination on your travel list.
Crate and Barrel 11-Bottle Graphite Wine Rack
With its hexagonal shapes, this frame turns your wine collection into a modern piece of wall art, perfect as a conversation started for your next gathering.
The graphite shade mimics the second theme of the sixth anniversary of iron, and it holds up to 11 bottles, so no bottle gets left behind in this unique addition to your home bar. Be sure to include a vintage of their favorite red or white from the day they got married to make this gift even more special.
Usual Wines Mixed Pack
If they always end the night with a glass of wine, get them the Mixed Pack of Wine from Unusual Wines. This set of 12 or 24 wines will keep them stocked and ready for a cozy Friday night together or entertain friends at their next Saturday soirée. What sets Unusual Wines apart from other brands on the market is the commitment to minimal intervention, meaning you get wines that use small batched, sustainably farmed grapes with no added sugars. Plus, each vial is perfect for a single glass, so you won't have to worry about finishing a whole bottle before it goes bad.
AMC Stubs A-List Pass
Everyone can appreciate a good movie, but theater passes are the key to showing your love to a film buff. AMC Theaters have over 600 locations across the US, so you're bound to have one close to your home.
Each pass allows the holder to reserve seats for up to three movies per week, and this does include Dolby Cinema and IMAX®. You can opt for a three, six, or 12-month membership, meaning they can see movies that might not match your cinematic preferences. But that doesn't mean you can't see a few movies together.
Has there ever been something you've wanted to say to your significant other, but you just can't find the words? Stroyworth would be the perfect gift for you to try. It sends an individual–in this case, you–a writing prompt once a week and turns them into a book at the end of the year. There are hundreds of questions to choose from, so you're bound to find ones that allow you to explore your relationship with your partner. The catch is to start this one a year in advance to ensure you have a gift to give on your anniversary.
Uncommon Goods Personalized Skyline Wedding Art
Artist Alexander Doll takes the iconic skyline of the city where you and your partner said "I do" and cast you in a vintage film-style print. The image incorporates various backgrounds shades like Seattle grey or a red as vibrant as the iconic New York City apple. One reviewer even said that every time they glance at this piece on their wall, they reminisce about dancing with their significant other to their wedding song. It's truly a one-of-a-kind gift.
Venus Et Fleur Small Round Eternity Flowers
One of the downsides to giving flowers for any celebration is that they never seem to last. Instead of giving them an arrangement that will only be around for a week at best, give them these eternity roses that will sit on display for a year.
The Small Box includes 13 to 15 roses set in a white or black Parisian hatbox. You can also find the perfect shade, as there are 24 color variations to choose from.
Parachute Classic Bathrobe
Little luxuries are few and far between for a lot of couples. One luxury that we think everyone and every couple should have is a high-quality robe. One of our editor-approved robes is the Parachute Classic Bathrobe.
As a brand, Parachute is committed to excellence by sourcing materials that ensure each product is built to last. In this case, the long-staple Turkish cotton is soft and silky on the skin and is a more durable fabric. Since this robe is unisex, gifting yourself one, too, can mean that you end each bath and shower in as much comfort as your significant other.
Polaroid Now Instant Film Camera
Sure, we all have smartphones in our pockets, perfect for capturing a photo, but nothing beats the sentimental value of a printed picture. We think a polaroid camera can turn the perfect moment into the perfect print in just a few minutes, all without the added leg work of traveling to the store to have it printed.
Take a shot at each of your anniversaries and compose a scrapbook. Maybe on all of the vacations your take together instead. Either way, having a tangible photo to look at feels a lot different than looking at a screen.
Etsy Date Night Box for Couple
Turn your anniversary into a crafty affair with this date night box. Each includes all the materials you need to follow the step-by-step guide to paint the perfect art piece. There are even two glasses for you to indulge in a little bubbly to mark six years together.
Book of the Month Club Book of the Month
Just like the movie buff, an avid reader will want a gift that allows them to pursue their passion with little thought put into it. In this case, giving a monthly book subscription, like Book of the Month, could send them in a tizzy.
Like clockwork, Book of the Month provides the subscriber with five book selections, and they have their pick of one or more. You also have the option of skipping that month if the selections don't meet your expectations.
Etsy Custom Ring Dish
A simple, customized ring dish could be the perfect anniversary present for someone who always has something shiny on their finger. This ceramic dish measures 3.75 inches across, whereas most ring dishes on the market measure a meer 2 inches. But we're partial to the optional words that get carved into the heart of the dish, which you can choose to purchase in four different colors. Your initials take this display piece to a more personal level.
Knack Just Breathe Spa Gift Set
We don't always get to relax the way we want to, and getting away can be an extravagance for many people. That's why a simple yet effective at-home spa kit makes a wonderful anniversary present. This set has everything they need to turn their bathroom into the luxury spa of their dreams. Included are a milky bath soak, candle, matches, and a faux plant to set the scene. Maybe pour them a glass of their favorite wine before sending them off for a restful night they are sure to appreciate.
What to Look for in an Anniversary Present
Gift for Them, Not for You
It's easy to go from shopping for someone else to shopping for ourselves. "We have to dig just a little bit deeper and provide a gift that is more meaningful as opposed to what you would give during the wedding season," says Lifestyle and Etiquette Expert Elaine Swann.
Swann says that when shopping for anniversaries, we need to "think deeply about what your partner will enjoy… Even if it is something that we might not necessarily like." So as you go to pick up that artwork, jewelry, or other good, ask yourself if this fits the tastes of the person you're giving this to. If the answer is no, you likely need to keep looking.
Most people will question if the gift they are giving fits the theme of that anniversary year. For example, a sixth wedding is associated with iron and sweets. But, you don't necessarily have to follow these guidelines.
Swann says that it's about turning these ideas of traditional anniversary gifts into more creative experiences or elevated items. For example, maybe instead of a box of chocolates, you two take a class with a world-renown pastry chef. Go outside the box to give a gift that will create a memory or lead to future moments for that couple or your significant other.
No matter who or what occasion you are gifting for, it is imperative that you keep in mind your budget. No gift or experience is worth financial hardship. If you are in the relationship, it could be worth discussing with your partner what the two of you can afford for presents or what money you can set aside for a trip together. After all, sometimes the best things to receive come from the heart and don't always have an extravagant price tag.
What is the traditional theme for a 6th year anniversary?
The traditional gift theme for the 6th anniversary is iron to represent the strength of you and your partner's bond after so many years together. Some common gifts to represent this gift can be a dutch oven, personalized bottle holder, teapot, jewelry stand, and more. Try to find something that aligns with your partner's interests and hobbies that can commonly be made out of iron.
What is the modern theme for a 6th anniversary?
The modern theme for 6th anniversary gifts is wood. Wood is also the traditional 5th anniversary gift. It symbolizes the resilience of your marriage or relationship. Wood gift options include a serving tray or charcuterie board, wooden watch, engraved coasters, and so much more.
What should you write in an anniversary card?
Anniversaries mark milestones in relationships that deserve to be celebrated. At this point, you have already celebrated five anniversaries together, so writing another card can become tedious or repetitive. It is always important to convey how much you love and appreciate your partner no matter how long you have been together. The reminder is always welcome. For something unique, try to incorporate traditional or modern themes of the anniversary into the card, whether it be the colors you use, the symbols you draw, or the material of the card itself. This will add a bit of flair to your special day, especially after so many years together.
Why Trust the Spruce?
Samantha Parsons reenvisioned this article to incorporate modern and elevated anniversary gifts that are unique and desirable. She consulted with etiquette expert Elaine Swann to ensure that the items recommended aligned with what is appropriate for anniversaries. When she is not spending her time writing and researching for her articles on The Spruce, Samantha works for a beauty brand and is constantly searching for the latest product launches and trends.