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The 19 Best Iron Anniversary Gifts That Your S.O. Will Love

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We all love a theme, especially when gift-giving is involved. If you’re celebrating your sixth wedding anniversary, it’s time to start thinking about iron, as it’s the symbol of your sixth year together. Iron symbolizes strength, honor, and confidence in your love, as well as the “ironclad” (we had to) life you have built together. 

The practice of giving a specific gift for each anniversary can be traced back to the Victorian era. By now, you might have already purchased paper, cotton, leather, linen, and wood gifts for your first five years of marriage.

“Anniversary gifts are about empowering the couple to share an emotion,” explains gift expert Marisa Lytle. “The stories behind these traditional materials help guide that emotional bond that’s celebrated in each anniversary.” The sentiment and symbolism makes the practice of gift giving that much more special.

Meet the Expert

Marisa Lytle is a gift-giving expert and VP of consumer engagement at DEMDACO.

Read on for the best iron gifts.

What to look for when shopping for iron anniversary gifts 


When selecting the perfect iron anniversary gift, Lytle says there are a few things to consider. “Keep it interesting—tool sets are useful but not very meaningful—unless of course you love to do DIY projects together,” she explains. “Choose a piece with some sentiment attached to it rather than a purely functional item.” 

Conversation starters

“Pick an item that creates a conversation,” says Lytle. “Wall art is especially nice because the sentiment is usually obvious, and it can be displayed in a place where it reminds a couple of the occasion each time they see it.”


  • “A sixth wedding anniversary is traditionally called the iron anniversary as it symbolizes the strength of a couple’s relationship and the strength of each partner,” says Lytle. “For a sixth anniversary, it is traditional to gift products made with iron or iron accents.” 

  • “A versatile gift option for an iron anniversary for either men or women are serving trays,” says Lytle. “These trays can be dressed up with treats the couple can share on their anniversary, filled with snacks for a movie night or game day, and put on display to hold keepsake decor items”

  • “Wall art with iron accents are a great gift option and provide an everyday reminder of an anniversary milestone,” she says. “Vases made of iron are also statement-making conversation pieces that would look even more stunning filled with floral arrangements.” 

Why Trust Brides 

Contributing writer, Jessie Quinn is a bridal-obsessed lifestyle journalist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Journalism. At Brides, she covers everything from what jewelry to wear on your wedding day to the best invitation options. Jessie considers gift-giving her love language and finds great joy in finding the perfect gift for her loved ones.

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