6 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas
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Wedding anniversaries are a special day for many couples, and using the traditional anniversary gift themes can add an element of fun and creativity. Most people know that 25 years is the Silver Anniversary and that 50 years is gold, but almost every year has is associated with a symbol, ranging from ordinary cotton to precious diamonds.

For the 6 year anniversary gift, the traditional symbols are iron and sugar. You could stop at the supermarket to pick up a bag of granulated sugar for your husband or wife...or try these gift ideas. For iron, think either things made of iron - wrought iron candle holders or wall hooks, or perhaps new iron railings, if you're redoing part of your home (iron nails probably aren't such a good idea, though) - or things with iron in the name, like golfing irons for a golfing enthusiast.

If your partner likes practical gifts, a clothes iron, curling iron, or tire iron might be appreciated - or perhaps a gift certificate for a laundry service or dry cleaners so that he or she doesn't have to do the ironing! With a bit of creativity, you can think of an anniversary gift idea matching your husband or wife's interested to the iron or sugar symbol.

For a history lover, buy a book about the Iron Curtain or the Iron Age. A trip back to the Iron Age might be a bit difficult, but you could certainly plan a trip to country that used to be behind the Iron Curtain, and explore the museums and relics of that more recent history.

A music lover might like an album by Iron Maiden - maybe the first CD, also titled 'Iron Maiden', or the most recent, 'A Matter of Life and Death'.

For amateur geologist or mineral collector, many minerals contain iron, so you might find some nice samples of hematite or ilmenite - or even amethyst, which is common quartz, but gets its purple color from rare form of iron. Amethyst jewellery is another option, although you might have to explain why it fits the theme of 'iron'.

For anniversary gift ideas based on sugar, sweets and candies are an obvious choice. Not wildly original, perhaps, but very popular and generally appreciated. Take the idea a step farther with an 'experience gift' based on sugar - perhaps a trip to Vermont in the spring when they're making maple syrup and maple sugar, especially if your wedding anniversary falls in the spring, or a cooking class focusing on desserts or cake decorating.

For sugar themed gifts not involving food, you can get hand lotions, body butters, and shower gels scented like brown sugar, and sometimes candles as well. Add a few other bath-related treats for a lovely gift for home pampering. There's also a line of boots and shoes with the brand name Sugar, Sugar Cane jeans, and a movie titled Sugar.

Sugar is also the name of the desktop environment for the One Child One Laptop computers, so you could do a charity gift making a contribution to them in your partner's name in honor of your anniversary.

Happy anniversary!

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