From Your 6th Anniversary to 60th: Great Iron Anniversary Gifts For Any Year
When it comes to anniversaries, iron is a special, but sometimes puzzling anniversary gift. Paper, diamonds, pearls…all of these are fairly straightforward traditional gifts where you don’t have to think too hard about how to present it to your spouse (a necklace, cufflink or certificate will suffice).
Your 6th anniversary is known as the iron anniversary. It is the traditional anniversary during which you give candy or iron to your better half. Candy represents the sweetness of marriage, while iron symbolizes the durability of partnership. It honors the strength of your relationship and the strength you see and find in your partner. In the old days, gifts of iron were presented typically in the forms of iron pots and pans. Useful, but not very emotionally deep, romantic or fun to receive. Candy is sweet, but predictable and boring. Get your spouse a symbol of strength, durability, and fun they will love.
For your sixth anniversary, a handmade blacksmith work of art is a thoughtful and curated gift that can surprise your spouse…especially if they’re expecting a plain gift such as an iron skillet. A railroad spike knife with your wedding date and initials, for example, can be coupled with a display stand or leather knife sheath and presented as a cool gift to a husband who appreciates or collects knives. Or gifting an engraved iron bottle opener that has a beautiful twist or brass detail is a nice addition to the home you share together. Perhaps you want to surprise your wife with a handmade butterfly sculpture. You can even combine a knife and bottle opener as a beautiful boxed gift set.
More importantly, iron gifts aren’t just for sixth anniversaries. Iron is a symbol of stability and endurance. As the years of your marriage grow, so does your bond. You can gift iron pieces at any anniversary: first, sixth, even your sixtieth! (Yes, you can pair it with diamonds. It’s fun to bend the rules a little.)
For a present that reflects the durability of your partnership and the endurance of true love, browse our products and choose a hand-forged iron gift your spouse will truly appreciate.