Traditional sixth anniversary gift-givers will be relieved to discover that they have two materials to choose from this time around, and the pair couldn’t be more opposed if it tried. Your options? Candy… and iron. How the two came to coexist as traditional sixth anniversary gifts, we may never know, but it’s our duty to report on them, and so we’ve amassed ten suggestions to fill the void—five that incorporate sugary treats, and five our favorite heavy metal, plus, of course, one modern gift, a reprise of our most recent post in wood.
Traditional: Candy and Iron
Forged in South Dakota from reclaimed iron, this rustic handmade keychain doubles as a bottle opener for on-the-go brews. Like your relationship, this token of love will change over time, developing a complex, welcoming patina with every tender touch.
These candles melt down to reveal your choice of three cast iron sculptures, ensuring that your gift, though at first glance ephemeral, will be remembered forever.
Count the minutes as you count your years together with this desktop-ready hourglass filled with magnetic sand and settled snugly in a beech wood base.
Did you hitch your wagon to a skilled home chef? Nurture their talent with this cast iron pot and skillet duo that comes complete with reclaimed wood trivet, seasoning paste, and steel wool scrubber.
Crafted by hand, this cast iron candelabra weaves a heart into its two distinct branches, symbolizing the love that cements your union.
This suite of four gourmet chocolate bars incorporates chef-grade ingredients like fleur de sel caramel, organic cream, and high quality 66% dark chocolate. Mmm, tasty.
This caramel trio upgrades a childhood favorite with a bit of an adult touch, as absinthe- and whiskey-flavored treats mingle with a third option incorporating—yet again!—fleur de sel.
These tasty small-batch chocolate bars are remarkable both for their flavor and for their creators’ social consciousness. Each batch of cacao they use is ethically sourced from sustainable farmers and delivered to their foundry in Phoenix, AZ, where flavor magic happens.
More boozy candy? Hey, why not. These New York-made truffles are crafted in batches infused with one of two home-grown ingredients: dark, mid-autumn-harvested honey or late-summer honey whiskey. Neither sounds half bad right about now.
If our other chocolaty offerings haven’t tickled your fancy just yet, have a look at this set of five Italian-made bars infused with enticing natural flavors, like banana, chili, and pink peppercorn. (Not in the same bar, though; don’t worry.)
Didn’t we just talk about wood? Sure did, but for all you modern gift-givers, it comes into play one year further down the line. For your sixth anniversary, we recommend this pair of wood stem champagne flutes, the perfect tool for toasting your partner.