30 Sweet 6-Year Anniversary Gifts Your Spouse Will Love

Honor six years of love with one of these unique gifts.
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Updated Apr 22, 2024
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It's time to celebrate six years of wedded bliss, and what better way to mark the occasion than with a meaningful six-year anniversary gift for your spouse? Whether you're searching for traditional and modern anniversary gifts or taking a unique approach to your shopping, we've got you covered. From personalized art and cool accessories to practical cookware and sentimental keepsakes, our roundup includes options for all budgets, interests and personalities.

Keep reading to learn more about the different symbols associated with the sixth wedding anniversary, then shop our favorite picks below.

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Traditional Six-Year Anniversary Gifts

With every year that passes, a marriage gets stronger—and the traditional six-year anniversary gift of iron is a testament to that. Just like a loving relationship, this tough and durable metal can last a lifetime with the right care and attention. You and your partner have likely forged a close, loving bond since you said "I do," so why not treat them to something symbolic for your sixth wedding anniversary? While iron anniversary gifts might not seem very romantic, there are many creative ways to integrate this traditional material into your shopping.

Mini Pizza Maker

Mini pizza maker for 6th anniversary date night
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Married to someone who loves pizza? This mini oven is made out of the traditional sixth anniversary material and can cook personal pizzas on the grill in under 10 minutes. Its portable size makes it easy to bring anywhere, from fun camping trips to relaxed outdoor adventures. Trust us, your spouse is definitely going to be impressed with such a creative (and on-theme) six-year marriage anniversary gift.

Personalized Beverage Tub

Personalized metal drinks bucket filled with bottles of wine 6th anniversary gift
Photo: Personalization Mall

If your partner loves hosting parties, they'll adore this personalized beverage tub. This useful sixth anniversary gift is made from the milestone's traditional material and can be customized with your shared monogram for an extra personal touch. It's great for toting drinks onto the deck or into the kitchen and will add style to any at-home celebration. Want to go all out? Fill it with their favorite beverages to really get the party started.

Metal Jewelry Stand

Iron jewelry holder that resembles a tree
Photo: Metalcraftpa

Instead of gifting your spouse new jewelry this year, give them a place to store all their favorite accessories. This jewelry stand is shaped like a tree and includes plenty of branches for hanging different accessories. The satin black finish gives the sixth anniversary material a modern vibe that will look great on any nightstand. Cute, right?

Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Light blue grey cast iron Dutch oven 6th anniversary gift
Photo: Le Creuset

If you're lucky enough to be married to someone who loves cooking, here's a thoughtful gift that'll definitely impress them. This Dutch oven from Le Creuset is made from durable cast iron and comes in a variety of gorgeous shades, so you're sure to find one to suit your kitchen color scheme. It's a practical six-year anniversary gift for him or her that they'll want to show off even when they're not cooking up a storm.

Symbolic Anniversary Art

Helen and Alex 6th anniversary photo frame
Photo: Uncommon Goods

For a spouse who appreciates the sentiment behind each anniversary theme, this personalized artwork is sure to please. It features a metal wire heart at the center with your names and wedding date appearing underneath. A sweet note about the significance of the traditional six-year anniversary symbol sits at the bottom of the frame, adding the finishing touches to this thoughtful keepsake.

Cute Mushroom Sculpture

Mushroom decor piece for your 6th anniversary
Photo: Terrain

Shopping for traditional sixth wedding anniversary gifts doesn't have to be serious—it can also be super fun! If your spouse loves playful designs, this quirky table ornament will appeal to their tastes. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, it's shaped like a bunch of sprouting mushrooms and crafted from metal that develops a natural patina over time. Whether they display it in the hallway, backyard or patio, this whimsical piece is sure to spark plenty of conversation when guests come over.

Music-Inspired Plaque

Emma and Logan music plaque with black and white photo
Photo: HoneycombProverbs

Looking for a traditional sixth anniversary gift for a wife or husband who loves music? This personalized plaque is a romantic way to celebrate your iron-clad bond and relive your first dance all over again. It's made from a metal alloy and features your chosen photo at the center, surrounded by the song lyrics with the track title underneath. Add your names and anniversary details for a one-of-a-kind piece of decor you can hang on your wall.

Hair Care Holder

Metal hair tools holder for walls
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If your spouse takes their personal grooming pretty seriously, we've got a creative six-year anniversary gift that'll grab their attention. This metal hair care holder is designed to store styling tools like curling wands, dryers and flat irons in one convenient place. It even mounts to the wall (the hardware is included), so they'll no longer have to worry about untangling cords when they're getting ready in a hurry.

Metal Photo Art

Black and white picture in white photo frame
Photo: GiftForHimAndHerEtsy

After six happy years together, you and your spouse have probably accumulated tons of photos from your marriage. To mark your latest milestone, why not select a favorite snapshot to preserve as metal wall art? The material of this unique piece nods to the traditional sixth anniversary theme—as well as the strength of your bond—and comes in a black or white frame for a display-worthy finish.

Engraved Compact Mirror

Engraved metal compact mirror for 6th anniversary
Photo: Personalization Mall

Here's a sweet (and useful) sixth anniversary gift your spouse can take with them when they go out. This square metal compact features a beaded design detail around the edge, along with a two-sided mirror (one actual size and one magnifying) they can use for quick touch-ups on the go. Have the front and back etched with your spouse's name and a sweet anniversary message to remind them of the beautiful person they are, inside and out.

Modern Six-Year Anniversary Gifts

The modern sixth wedding anniversary gift is wood, chosen for its remarkable strength and resilience. Like iron, a wood anniversary gift symbolizes a strong relationship and is a surprisingly versatile material. Plus, it offers tons of inspiration for choosing a thoughtful (and useful!) gift for your spouse while still sticking with the sixth anniversary theme. Check out our favorite modern six-year anniversary presents here.

Wooden Reading Valet

Wooden reading valet for book, phone, glasses and mug
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Encourage your partner to relax after a long day by curling up with a good book. This handy valet is made from the modern six-year anniversary material and is the perfect accompaniment to any reading session. It comes with designated spots for a coffee cup, a pair of glasses and their latest read, so they can keep everything they need in one place. Pair it with a new book by their favorite author to impress the bibliophile in your life.

Custom Wooden Map

Custom wooden map wall decor
Photo: GebraCrafters

If you and your spouse have fond memories of a waterfront location—like a lakeside wedding venue, honeymoon destination or even where you got engaged—this symbolic wall art is a great gift idea. The aerial map of your chosen location is crafted from the modern six-year anniversary material and engraved with your names, anniversary date or any other details you want to include. It comes in two shapes (round or rectangular) and various sizes, so you're sure to find one that fits your living space.

Whiskey Barrel Watch

Man wearing a whiskey inspired watch by Original Grain
Photo: Original Grain

When you think of presents made from the modern six-anniversary material, a statement watch is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. That's why this trendy timepiece really stands out. It's made from reclaimed whiskey barrels with accents of espresso-toned stainless steel for a stylish finish. If you want to splurge a little more, have your spouse's name and your anniversary date engraved on the caseback for a thoughtful touch.

Personalized Serving Tray

Personalized wooden tray with metal horn handles
Photo: Mark & Graham

Bring a touch of rustic elegance to your coffee breaks and dinner parties with this personalized serving tray. The base is made from fair-trade certified wood, while the cast aluminum handles are shaped like deer antlers for a unique finish. Our suggestion? Have it engraved with your initials and use it to serve breakfast in bed on your sixth wedding anniversary.

Cute Heart Messages

handcrafted heart-shaped container.
Photo: Uncommon Goods

While practical gifts are a great option, sometimes a more romantic approach is called for. If you want to woo your spouse again and remind them of all the things you love about them, these cute little hearts are the way to go. The set includes 12 customizable pieces made from birch—each displaying a heartfelt (or humorous) message to your partner. Choose from 56 thoughtful phrases for a charming six-year anniversary gift that'll give your partner all the feels.

Set of Coasters

Custom wooden coasters for drinks
Photo: The Knot Shop

These rustic coasters are a simple way to personalize your home decor while acknowledging the modern six-year anniversary theme. They come in a set of four and can be engraved with your shared last name and the year you married for a personal touch. Simple yet thoughtful, this practical anniversary present will make your morning coffee ritual feel a bit more special.

Personalized Keepsake Box

Custom wooden box with engraving and picture frame jewelry box
Photo: Personalization Mall

If your spouse likes to hold onto little reminders of special occasions (like tickets from your first vacation together or love letters you've exchanged), they'll appreciate this keepsake box. Not only is this double-hinged oak container perfect for storing ephemera, but it also doubles as a frame for a photo of your choice. The sweet phrase, "Memories and love tie our hearts together," appears along with your names around the edges to create a decorative border.

Engraved Cheese Board

Engraved wooden cheese board with names
Photo: TmolosCo

Searching for a gift that's functional and on-theme for the sixth wedding anniversary? Consider this stylish charcuterie board. It's handcrafted from walnut or oak and can be customized with your names and anniversary date for a personalized finish. Pair it with a selection of cheese and cured meats so you and your spouse can use it for a delicious anniversary-worthy feast.

Tree-Inspired Artwork

Maroon wooden heart-shaped plaque with engraved initials
Photo: Uncommon Goods

This tree-inspired artwork is hands down one of our favorite modern six-year anniversary gifts. Its unique heart-shaped design is modeled off the rings of a tree trunk, with each one representing an important stage in your relationship (like when you met, moved in together or tied the knot). To top it all off, it features your initials and wedding date carved at the center for a playful touch.

Handwoven Placemats

Handwoven placemat for dining tables
Photo: Hawkins New York

Add a hint of boho-chic to your dinner table with these trendy woven placemats. Each one is handcrafted from sustainably sourced materials and supports local jobs and education in Guatemala. An on-theme sixth anniversary gift that looks good and gives back? Sign us up! Note: They're sold individually but are pretty affordable, so you can easily pick up a few to upgrade your kitchen.

Unique Six-Year Anniversary Gifts

If you'd prefer to choose a gift outside of the traditional and modern themes, we have plenty of other options to get you started. Every anniversary has a color and, lucky for you, the sixth year of marriage has three: white, turquoise and purple. Considering fine jewelry or anniversary flowers as a gift? The six-year anniversary gemstone is the amethyst (representing compassion and peace), while the associated flower is the Calla lily. This gorgeous bloom symbolizes magnificent beauty, like that of a loving relationship. Even if you don't want to stick to these sixth anniversary symbols, we can still help you find a great alternative gift for your special person below.

Personalized Travel Map

Personalized world map with names for 6th anniversary
Photo: Uncommon Goods

After six years of marriage, you've probably had some great adventures together. This cool travel map comes with 100 push pins to mark all the places you've been as a couple (and all the new spots you plan to visit in the future). Personalized with your names and anniversary date, it's a romantic gift that's sure to inspire more than a little wanderlust.

Date Challenges Scrapbook

Woman writing in the date challenge scrapbook
Photo: The Adventure Challenge

How about a gift that doubles as date night inspiration? The Couples Edition book by The Adventure Challenge is filled with scratch-off ideas that'll add a fun, spontaneous twist to your quality time together. There's just one rule: Once you reveal a date, you have to do it. But don't worry—guiding symbols indicate how long each date will take, whether you'll have to leave the house and other information to help you decide which box to scratch off.

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Luxury Silk Pajamas

Woman wearing short white pajama set
Photo: Lunya

If you're looking for a luxurious anniversary gift for her, check out Lunya's loungewear collection. With everything from Mulberry silk pajamas to cozy cotton cardigans available, you're sure to find something your spouse will love. These tank and shorts get our vote, as they're really comfy to wear and come in numerous shades, including white, one of the six-year anniversary colors. Bonus: They're also machine-washable for easy laundry days.

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Amethyst Huggie Earrings

Circle amethyst huggie earrings for 6th anniversary
Photo: Blue Nile

Combine two anniversary themes in one with these vibrant amethyst earrings. Not only do they highlight the six-year anniversary stone, but they also nod to one of the designated shades, purple. The modern huggie style is really wearable for both day and night and will add a pop of color to any ensemble. Your stylish spouse will be thrilled when they unwrap these, especially when you tell them that this pretty gem signifies peace and love.

Calla Lily Plant

Beautiful pink lily plant
Photo: Plants.com

Fresh blooms are classic romantic gifts for anniversaries, particularly when they tie in with the milestone's theme. The Calla lily is the official six-year anniversary flower, representing the elegant beauty of a relationship that continues to flourish and grow. This pink variety comes in a textured pot and is available in two sizes (small or large), with the option to add a plant mister to help keep it fresh.

Monthly Coffee Subscription

Monthly coffee subscription box with information
Photo: Atlas Coffee Club

Still stumped over what to give your spouse on your sixth anniversary? A thoughtful (and practical) subscription gift could be the answer. If they're constantly drinking coffee or trying out new brews, they'll love what Atlas Coffee Club has to offer. Each month, they'll send your partner a variety of coffee blends from all over the world, along with tasting notes and postcards from each location. Simply choose the subscription duration, along with the grind and roast, to suit their tastes.

Experience Gift Voucher

Adventure awaits experience gift voucher
Photo: Tinggly

If you're shopping for someone who prefers experiences over physical gifts, help them plan a fun new adventure with a Tinggly gift voucher. Their "Adventure Awaits" collection includes a wide range of cool experiences in over 100 countries worldwide, from quad biking in South Africa to windsurfing in Austria, and so much more. It's a thoughtful and creative six-year anniversary that's sure to get their adrenaline pumping.

Layered Turquoise Necklace

Layered turquoise necklace with gold metal
Photo: Gorjana

Take inspiration from one of the sixth anniversary colors with this trendy layered necklace. The turquoise enamel stones really catch the eye and look great with the 18K gold-plated brass hardware. Whether your spouse wears it alone or with other pieces of jewelry, they're sure to draw plenty of compliments with this stylish new accessory. Bonus: Complimentary gift wrap is available and you can add a personalized note at the checkout.

Mini Movie Projector

Mini video projector for movie date nights
Photo: Best Buy

Want to surprise your spouse on your sixth wedding anniversary? Instead of taking them to the movies, set up your very own home cinema with this cool projector. Portable and compact, it's simple to use and can connect directly to your smartphone for easy streaming. It also has a built-in speaker that provides a stereo sound experience, so you won't have to worry about finding extra equipment. All that's left to do is grab some tasty snacks and find a blank wall (indoors or outdoors) to project the movie onto.

Charming raw amethyst cufflinks with silver metal
Photo: GEAUXD

Make your partner feel like a million dollars on your sixth wedding anniversary with these stunning raw amethyst cufflinks. These unique accessories are hand-cut from natural rock and are left unpolished for a rugged (yet effortlessly elegant!) aesthetic. Bonus: The amethysts are sustainably sourced and set in tarnish-resistant steel that'll last for years. We bet your other half will be looking for excuses to show off their new cuff candy.

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