Iron anniversary gifts for women

Updated February 21, 2017

Iron is one of the traditional gifts for a sixth wedding anniversary. A steam iron probably isn't the best choice as an anniversary gift for your wife. But, if she likes antiques she might appreciate an antique iron. With a little imagination, you can find other gift ideas and still keep in theme with the traditional iron.

Wrought Iron

Wrought iron provides an endless array of gift possibilities. When selecting something for your wife's garden, consider an ornamental iron birdbath, gazebo, sundial, park bench or decorative iron gate or fencing. Choose wrought-iron furniture for the patio, an outdoor iron wall clock or wind chimes. For the wine connoisseur choose a wine rack. Give her gourmet kitchen a boost with a wrought-iron baker's rack or pot rack. When shopping for home decor items consider wrought-iron framed mirrors, sculptures, coat racks, vanities, candle holders, sconces, wall hangings, end tables, headboards, fruit bowls, bookshelves, plant holders, chandeliers, end irons and birdcages.


For the golfer, head to the golf shop and look into new golfing equipment, specifically a new set of irons. If she isn't a golfer, there are other athletic options, such as a membership to a gym, bodybuilding weights, exercise equipment. This will give her the opportunity to pump "iron." Before giving this gift, use a bit of sensitivity and ask yourself if she will appreciate the gift, or view it as a subtle criticism of her physique. If she enjoys bicycling, give her a bike--an Iron Horse Mountain bike.


Some jewellery makers handicraft distinct pieces from iron. If celebrating your sixth wedding anniversary, look for a piece of iron jewellery to commemorate the occasion. This might be an iron pendant, iron clasp bracelet or other piece of jewellery. Another jewellery related item is a jewellery display rack made from iron. This is a place for your wife to hold her earrings and necklaces.


Shop for her gift at the bookstore and look for titles which include "iron." These type of books range from classics to cookbooks, including such titles as "The Man in the Iron Mask" by Alexandre Dumas and David Coward, "The Iron Duke" by Meljean Brook, "Invincible Iron Man" by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca, "Iron Kissed" by Patricia Briggs, "Iron Lake" by William Kent Krueger or "The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook: Recipes for the Best Pan in Your Kitchen" by Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne.


Look into cast iron cookware, if you wife loves to cook. See what pieces she currently owns. While some avid cooks love cooking with cast iron, some dislike it due to its weight. If your wife hates to cook, skip the cookware.

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Ann Johnson has been a freelance writer since 1995. She previously served as the editor of a community magazine in Southern California and was also an active real-estate agent, specializing in commercial and residential properties. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, Fullerton.