Year 6: Iron and Candy

Here we are again, fellow readers. My wedding anniversary is just around the corner. This time, Dan and I will be celebrating 6 years of marriage!

As I’ve done each year since I’ve been blogging (see my second, third, fourth, and fifth year posts to catch up), I’ve put together a compilation of easy to find, but unique gift ideas for couples who are celebrating their sixth anniversary, like us, and want to give each other a traditional sixth anniversary gift of iron, or, in modern day, candy. Though I first thought this would be the most difficult anniversary to find gifts for, I now think this batch of items is my favorite anniversary gift collection yet! Here they are, clockwise from top left:

Year 6

How fun is this cotton candy maker from Bed, Bath, and Beyond? I love the nostalgic vibe it gives off – like you’re stepping right into a summer carnival! This item is a must if you and your spouse plan to throw backyard parties all summer long.

A gumball machine! This is the one item that is both candy and iron. Put it in your entryway as a fun conversation starter, and to send guests home with a gumball or two for the road when they head out from your next party.

This isn’t candy you can eat, but this gummy bear pool float from Wal-Mart fits the candy theme and would be fun to use this summer. Pair this gift with a weekend away, a trip to the local beach, or even just a run to the town pool.

I’m thinking a grill-lover would really enjoy this monogrammed forged steak brand from Williams-Sonoma. The brand is a fun way to personalize your steaks every time you grill – either for a big BBQ or for just the two of you. Throw in some well cut steaks and you’ve figured out your anniversary dinner too.

I’ve seen these at weddings and showers, but I’ve never made personalized M&Ms myself. Choose a pet name you call one another or even put an image of your honey on each M&M.

I recently received a Le Creuset dutch oven as a gift, and I love it! We don’t use it as often as I’d like, but for your anniversary, you can give your spouse a more everyday type of cookware with this Le Creuset cast iron skillet from Amazon.

I’m a summer child, through and through, so I’d love this firepit for our backyard. The design is way better than you would typically find in this price point, with the great modern square-shaped base. I could see myself having a big bonfire party and sitting next to this firepit on those summer nights.

No, clothes aren’t made of iron or candy, but pretend this Iron Man shirt from Target is just like Tony Stark’s iron suit. If your husband is a big superhero fan, then this is the gift for him. Heck, I’m Team Tony too and would wear the shirt myself!

Nothing here quite right for your spouse? Check out my 6th Anniversary pinterest page for even more ideas!