6th Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her and Them

Celebrating six years of marriage calls for amazing 6th anniversary gifts. Find tons of modern and traditional 6th anniversary gift inspiration for him, her and the couple.
by Maggie Seaver

After celebrating a milestone 5-year anniversary, you might be having trouble topping last year’s gifts with a 6th wedding anniversary gift for your wife, husband or the couple. Don’t worry, you’re not in competition with yourself to go bigger and better with a 6-year anniversary gift—it’s all about the thought and love behind it. Plus, you have both traditional and modern 6th anniversary gift guidelines to help you find something perfect for him, her and the couple.

What Is the 6th Anniversary Gift?

The traditional 6th wedding anniversary gift in the US is iron (in the UK, it’s sugar). Iron anniversary gifts can be interpreted literally or figuratively—it’s up to you. Go for hand-forged iron jewelry or think outside the box with a set of golf clubs. The modern anniversary gift is wood, and the same creative license applies to shopping for wood anniversary gifts. But there’s no rule stating your 6-year anniversary gift has to include these materials—they’re simply assigned as the elemental symbols of the 6th anniversary, so think of them as helpful jumping off points if you’re stumped. Keep scrolling for classic and creative 6th anniversary gift ideas for him, her and them.

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6 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her

Is your wife less than excited about receiving an iron or wood anniversary gift? No problem—feel free to stick to what you know she loves (or branch out if you’re feeling confident). Here are five beautiful and thoughtful 6th anniversary gifts your wife will cherish.

  1. wedding anniversary gift for her bracelet

    This chic bracelet has an altruistic ripple effect: Every product you purchase from The Giving Keys supports job creation for people transitioning out of homelessness. How amazing is that?

    The Giving Keys Never Ending Key bracelet, $42, TheGivingKeys.com

  2. 6th anniversary gift idea

    This isn’t just any face mask, and there’s a reason it’s flying off the shelves. Free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates, this AHA/BHA-based mask works as an at-home facial to cleanse, exfoliate and tone.  

    Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, $80, Sephora.com

  3. 6th anniversary gift idea silk pajama set

    Your wife is a grown woman who’s been married for six years—it’s time she upgraded her pajama inventory. This gorgeous silk two-piece set is the answer to her PJ prayers.

    Lunya washable silk set, $178, lunya.co

  4. anniversary gift idea suede toe bag

    A beautiful suede cross-over bag is a fashionable essential your wife will love. Whether she’s traveling through Europe or heading out for a date night meal with you, this is the perfect tiny tote.

    Clare V. petite simple tote, $295, ClareV.com

  5. single diamond necklace on gold chain

    Diamonds may not technically be a 6th wedding anniversary gift for her, but it’s never a bad idea to get your leading lady a diamond.

    Vrai & Oro quarter-cut emerald diamond necklace, $725, VraiandOro.com

    6 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him

    It’s been six awesome years of marriage—now it’s time to get your husband a 6th anniversary gift to show how much he means to you. Here’s how to pamper your husband with an awesome gift this year.

  6. striped bow tie anniversary gift

    A spiffy bow tie or tie is a no-fail gift for your husband. There’s no such thing as a man having too many ties in his closet.

    The Tie Bar Pike Stripe bow tie, $19, TheTieBar.com

  7. anniversary gift for him shaving kit

    If your groom could use a good grooming, look to Harry’s. He’ll never turn back to his old razor after experiencing this swanky shaving kit.

    Harry’s Winston Set, $25, Harrys.com

  8. navy blue sweatpants anniversary gift for him

    Admit it, your husband has probably been wearing the same sweatpants he’s had since college. Time for a soft new pair of sweats he won’t be embarrassed to answer the door in.

    Bonobos Nomad Zip sweat pant, $118, Bonobos.com

  9. It doesn’t get more classic than a monogrammed sterling silver money clip. It’s elegant, timeless and undeniably practical—and the perfect anniversary gift for your husband.

    Tiffany & Co. money clip, $180 (not including monogram), Tiffany.com

  10. Frye leather briefcase vintage

    Your main man deserves a gorgeous leather briefcase for daily use. We love this slightly distressed vintage one with subtle metal buckles.

    Frye Logan leather briefcase, $578, Shop.Nordstrom.com

    6 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Them

    Coming off of the big milestone of their 5th wedding anniversary, the couple might not expect as much from this year’s celebration. Prove them wrong by gifting them a beautiful and thoughtful 6th anniversary gift they won’t stop raving about.

  11. The Bouqs Co. flower delivery service anniversary gift

    When in doubt, go with flowers. Send the couple a beautiful bouquet to say you’re thinking of them while they celebrate. By the way, the 6-year anniversary flower is the calla lily, so if you can sneak in a few of those stems you’ll win the prize for most thoughtful bouquet.

    The Bouqs Co. bouquet of flowers, from $40, Bouqs.com

  12. Newlywed Cookbook annivesary gift

    They may not technically be newlyweds anymore, but that doesn’t mean they’re not hungry for new recipes for two.

    Williams Sonoma Newlywed Cookbook: Favorite Recipes for Cooking Together, $30, Amazon.com

  13. glass wine carafe anniversary gift

    A hand-blown wine carafe will get some serious “oohs” and “aahs” from the couple’s future dinner party guests—all thanks to this 6th anniversary gift.

    Simon Pearce Madison Carafe, $165, Bloomingdales.com

  14. Nespresso instant espresso maker anniversary gift

    Who doesn’t want to be the couple with the sleek espresso maker? This single-serve appliance whips up espresso drinks for everyone in a snap.

    Breville Nespresso VertuoLine coffee and espresso maker mundle, $250 BedBathandBeyond.com

  15. The couple who travels together, stays together. Nice luggage is an amazing gift, and these smart suitcases will charge their smartphones while they’re on the move.

    Away set of two suitcases, from $450, AwayTravel.com

    Wood Anniversary Gifts for Her

    We know jewelry is a common anniversary gift, which means wood might not sound like the ideal material to work with. Our advice? Get creative and personal with your wood anniversary gift for your wife. See a few of our favorite ideas below.

  16. wood annivesary gifts for her

    A desk organizer is always a welcome gift, and you should choose one that’s as lovely to look at as it is practical.

    World Market large hand-carved wood Gianna desk organizer, $40, WorldMarket.com

  17. wood annivesary gift for her

    Gift your wife a pretty place to store her earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets. This wood jewelry box has a warm finish that’ll be right at home on the bedroom dresser.

    Joss & Main Bette jewelry box, $128, JossandMain.com

  18. wood anniversary gifts for her

    Wow your wife this year with a romantic 6th wedding anniversary gift. This Etsy shop will turn any sound bite into a work of art. Send in a recording—it could be one of you saying “I love you” or a snippet of your first dance song—and they’ll do the rest.

    Artsy Voiceprint sound wave art, from $58, Etsy.com

  19. Wood Anniversary Gifts for Her

    Fill that empty space your wife has been eyeing (maybe it’s in her home office or your living room) with light and atmosphere from an antique chandelier.

    World Market antique whitewash wood bead chandelier, $200, WorldMarket.com

  20. wood anniversary gift for her

    Whether it’s the coastal town where you met or the lake where your wife’s grandparents summer, an intricate topographical map of a special destination will be a hit as her 6th anniversary gift.

    The Giving Tree Boston Harbor nautical wood map, $298, TheGivingTreeGallery.com

    Wood Anniversary Gifts for Him

    Giving your husband a wood anniversary gift for your 6-year celebration shouldn’t be all too difficult. There are so many fabulous wood anniversary gifts to choose from, whether your husband’s tastes are unique and modern or classic and elegant. Plus, wood is easy to engrave for a personalized touch he’ll appreciate.

  21. wood anniversary gifts for him

    Wood on a watch? Yep. How stylish is this one made of all-natural burl wood and stainless steel? What a handsome combo.

    Original Grain The Marc watch, $375, OriginalGrain.com

  22. wood annivesary gifts for him

    Elevate your summer party game with a rustic wood beer caddy with a bottle opener attached. It’s not just for beer with the guys—you two can bring this bad boy along on a romantic picnic (hard cider and donuts in the fall, anyone?).

    Uncommon Goods wooden beer caddy with bottle opener, $45, UncommonGoods.com

  23. wood annivesary gifts for him

    Does your husband love to grill? Gift him a set of sleek and classic barbecue tools you’ll both get a ton of use out of.

    World Market barbecue tool 6-piece set, $40, WorldMarket.com

  24. wood annivesary gifts for him

    Every guy needs a smart place to store his cufflink collection. Here’s a classic wood cufflink box you can personalize just for him with a laser-engraved monogram .

    Mark & Graham wood cufflink box, $79, MarkandGraham.com

  25. wood annivesary gifts for him

    This gorgeous walnut backgammon board will fit perfectly in your living room or your husband’s office. There’s nothing like a glass of wine by the fire and a game of backgammon.

    Aurosi walnut backgammon set, $150, AHALife.com

    Wood Anniversary Gifts for Them

    Cast your net wide if you’re gifting a wood present for the couple’s 6th anniversary. Now’s your chance to give them something special and hand-crafted for their home, and the options are endless.

  26. wood anniversary gifts for them

    This minimalistic tablet stand will be a total game changer for the couple's home. Gift each spouse their own stand for a modern a 6th anniversary gift they’ll love.

    Mark & Graham wood tablet stand, $29, MarkandGraham.com

  27. Gift the couple a monogrammed valet for their keys, accessories, coins and more. It’s a beautiful piece that works in their closet or the foyer to keep this organized and contained.

    Mark & Graham Acacia valet, $36, MarkandGraham.com

  28. wood anniversary gifts for them

    Not only is this deep walnut salad bowl beautiful to look at, but it’s also a useful gift the couple may not have thought to register for six years ago.

    Andrew Pearce Champlain bowl in black walnut, $95, AndrewPearceBowls.com

  29. wood annivesary gifts for them

    This is the perfect wood anniversary gift for any couple that loves to cook and entertain. It has a little personality without sacrificing workspace.

    Uncommon Goods personalized cutting board, from $159, Uncommongoods.com

  30. wood anniversary gifts for them

    Speaking of entertaining, a bar cart is the way to go for a cocktail-loving couple. They can store their best bottles and barware in one place.

    Wayfair banning bar cart, $202, Wayfair.com

    Iron Anniversary Gifts

    After going six years strong, it’s only natural to say “I love you” or “happy anniversary” with a gift made of iron—a material that represents strength. Again, you’re welcome to take this theme as literally or creatively as you’d like (yes, we threw an actual clothing iron onto this list). See 10 iron anniversary gifts perfect for the happy couple or your better half.

  31. 6th anniversary gift ideas iron

    Mix things up with a cast-iron fondue set, perfect for indulging in chocolate-covered strawberries. If you’re lucky, they might just invite you over for dessert.

    Crate and Barrel red cast-iron fondue set, $40, CrateandBarrel.com

  32. 6th anniversary gift ideas iron

    It might sound glamorous, but hear us out. A quality iron is a lifesaver in the laundry room, and this one does it all. With a good iron, you give the gift of freshly pressed clothing all year around—pretty priceless.

    Rowenta Micro Steam stainless steel iron, $68, Amazon.com

  33. 6th anniversary gift ideas iron

    Oenophiles will love this sleek standing wine rack for easy access to their best bottles—not to mention the chic display.

    Pottery Barn iron caddy tall wine rack, $79, PotteryBarn.com

  34. 6th anniversary gift ideas iron

    Artisanal iron bowls will look beautiful in their cool modern home. These hand-forged pieces are customizable too. Add their wedding date, initials or a line from their wedding vows to knock this gift out of the park.

    Coach House Forge set of three iron bowls, $144, Etsy.com

  35. 6th anniversary gift ideas iron

    Here’s one domestic detail the couple may have overlooked—a set of fireplace tools to help them stoke the perfect fire every time.

    Crate and Barrel antiqued brass fireplace tool set, $169, CrateandBarrel.com

  36. 6th anniversary gift ideas iron

    Batter up! Breakfast just got way more fun, thanks to this versatile waffle iron. It’s one of those awesome gifts they may not have thought to get themselves, but will adore once you they have one.

    Breville smart waffle maker, $200, Williams-Sonoma.com

  37. 6th anniversary gift ideas iron

    One of life’s most underrated pleasures is sitting outside by a fireplace with loved ones. This small fire pit is just what the couple needs for their back patio, whether they’re entertaining or enjoying each other’s company.

    Crate and Barrel Carswell Small Fire Pit, $299, CrateandBarrel.com

  38. 6th anniversary gift ideas iron

    Every couple needs a great cast-iron dutch oven in the kitchen. It can easily transfer from the stovetop to the oven and whip up anything from game day chili to mushroom risotto.

    Le Creuset signature 5.5-quart round dutch oven, $330, BedBathandBeyond.com

  39. 6th anniversary gift ideas iron

    Take a look at this beauty. A touch of antique charm and ornate elegance will make this bronze and iron mirror the piece de resistance in the couple’s home.

    Houzz Talbot Hollywood Regency bronze iron antique mirror, $879, Houzz.com

  40. 6th anniversary gift ideas iron

    They’ll go crazy over this sleek, sculptural iron and wood bookcase—and not just because it’s clearly the perfect 6th wedding anniversary gift (iron and wood? Check and check).

    West Elm reclaimed pine and iron bookcase, $1,299, WestElm.com

    For more of the best anniversary gift ideas for all the major milestones, check out our comprehensive guide to anniversary gifts by year. 

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