Sixth anniversary iron gift ideas

Updated February 21, 2017

The traditional gift for the sixth wedding anniversary is iron or candy, with wood as the modern alternative. If you'd rather stick to the traditional iron, consider things made from iron, as well as other gift possibilities stemming from the word "iron."


The word iron shows up in a number of book titles, and one of those books might be a gift your spouse appreciates. For the lover of classics, there is Alexandre Dumas' "The Man in the Iron Mask". Other literature possibilities include "The Iron Duke" by Meljean Brook, "Iron Lake" by William Kent Krueger, "Iron Lace" by Emilie Richards or the "Iron Marshal" by Louis L'Amour. If your spouse is more into cooking, there are a number of cookbooks on the market which specifically address cooking with iron cookware, such as "The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook" by Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne or "Griswold and Wagner Cast Iron Cookbook: Delicious and Simple Comfort Food" by Joanna Pruess.


Focus on the home front when selecting an iron gift. There are countless iron possibilities to improve the home you share with your spouse. Iron patio furniture will give you a place to enjoy your morning coffee when the weather is warm. Watch the birds take a dip in the iron birdbath you give to your spouse. Replace the front gate with a sculptured iron gate, or add an iron plate to the front of your home, custom made with your surname and street numbers. For inside the home, consider iron artwork or home decor items, such as an iron sculpture or set of decorative candlesticks, or a set of end irons for the fireplace. Indoor furniture is also an option, such as an iron baker's rack, side table or headboard for the master bedroom.


Give an intimate iron gift, by selecting a piece of iron jewellery, such as earrings, a necklace, broach, pendant, bracelet, cuff links, belt buckle or tie clip. Look for a local or online artisan that specialises in forged iron jewellery. To customise the gift, look for an artist who will design a piece expressly for your spouse, to make the sixth wedding anniversary truly memorable. A custom-made piece of iron jewellery would be appropriate for a husband or wife. Instead of jewellery, give your spouse a place to put her jewellery, such as an iron earring tree or a jewellery box with a decorative iron lid.

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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.