6th Iron Anniversary Gift Guide

February has long been associated as the month of love, so we thought it only fitting that our first blog of March should try to carry a little of that romance over and keep spreading the joy. Moving away from the newer relationships which blossom from Valentine’s Day, we want to put the spotlight on longer-standing couples by highlighting our most popular and thoughtful 6th wedding anniversary gifts.

Some of you may think that there’s nothing particularly important about celebrating six years of being married but once you think about it, it is a very meaningful milestone. The first few years are sure to have flown by and the “honeymoon period” has passed, giving way to a feeling of solid reliability, and the bonds of attachment have strengthened. When put this way, it’s not hard to see why iron is traditionally given as a gift to mark this anniversary.

Hardwearing and crafted to last throughout the years, iron is a dependable metal which can be made stronger when blended with another and whose magnetic qualities reflect a couple’s strong attraction and partnership.

Durable and weather-resistant, cast iron lends itself beautifully to garden accessories, so it’s a fantastic anniversary gift idea for those who love to spend their time outdoors. Our traditional boot brush and scraper is just the thing to welcome home a keen walker and remind them of the special date each time they return home and see it by the front door.

Loving nature can also be something more sedate, and the heart-shaped hanging bird feeder is the perfect anniversary present to share your happiness with our feathered friends. A great garden gift for someone who prefers to relax outside and watch the birds flock together, while calling back memories of your wedding day.

We have gifts to suit indoor-types too, particularly people who like to spend time in the kitchen. Our iron cooking and baking accessories make fantastic anniversary presents, like our vintage style folding cookbook stand. Topped with a charming wooden heart to show your love, remind a special someone of you each time they bring out their recipe book to whip up some homemade treats. An unusual, yet decorative addition to your kitchen worktop, the cast iron heart trivet can also bring a touch of love to your dining table.

Elsewhere in your home, our weighted heart-shaped doorstop might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of anniversary gifts, but it serves to show you and your guests how much love fills the home you’ve made together.

Perfectly blending practicality with ornament, the matching pair of westie dog bookends make a thoughtful anniversary gift for anyone who loves to read. A cute representation of the two of you to decorate your bookshelf and raise a smile when you sit down to relax with your favourite novel.

Sometimes, gifts don’t have to serve a purpose other than as a simple gesture. Our set of two love heart tea light holders can be displayed anywhere as a keepsake for your partner to cherish through the years as you celebrate many more happy anniversaries together. The heart shaped candle snuffer makes the perfect accompaniment, with its delicately carved handle and romantic design.

Last but not least, our final anniversary gifts are perfectly suited to those who enjoy a tipple or two. Our iron barware accessories include a cute love heart bottle stopper - just the thing when spending quality time together with a glass of wine. The wall mounted bottle opener is a great gift for him to decorate a home bar or man cave, ready to enjoy an ice cold beer.

Whether you’re a husband, wife or a loved one who wants to the happy couple, we want you to be inspired by our favourite iron anniversary gifts to suit all interests and hobbies. Some of these might not look like conventional presents at first glance, but we think there’s something especially romantic about giving your partner something that reflects who they are, and lets them know you care.