I can’t believe we just celebrated our 6th anniversary! It’s crazy how quick time flies (haven’t I been saying that every year?). Though we don’t stick to many traditions, every year we look at the themes for the year and if it fits, we decide on a gift together.
6th Year Anniversary Gifts:
- Traditional American Gifts (1900-1940s) – Iron
- Traditional UK Gifts – Sugar / sweets
- Modern Gifts (by librarians at Chicago Public Library) – Wood Objects
- Flowers – Calla
- Gemstone – Amethyst
We’ve been talking about getting photos printed or printing a photo book for so long, but moving year to year can make you really lazy, especially with putting anything up on the walls. When CVS Photo reached out to us, it was the perfect kick in our butts to finally get going. Their brand new site helps you ‘Photo Your Way’ and create personalized decor, gifts, and memories with a few easy clicks. You can ship it home, pick it up from store, or directly ship it to someone as a gift. For year 6, we printed a premium lay-flat photo book, and put in a big Fe and “6 Years + Still Going Strong” on the spine. It was the perfect nerdy tie in for my Chemistry background. ;D
To celebrate sweets, we thought it would be a good idea to go to 6 donut shops for 6 years. We’ve been meaning to check out all the donut shops we heard a lot of buzz about in Atlanta, so we figured this would be the perfect excuse. Great idea in theory.. but so much regret afterward (we’re adults and we can make adult decisions! 😳) I think I was writhing in pain for the rest of the night and a little in the morning. I wish we could say it was worth it. At least now we know which donuts are worth trying (post coming soon)!
6 UNIQUE IRON GIFT IDEAS
1. “Fe: 6 Years & Still Going Strong” Photo Book, Print, or Card
I originally got the inspiration from this etsy card, and CVS Photo made everything easy for us. All we had to do was drag and drop our photos in to design the book right on the site. We went with the Premium Layflat Hardcover, where the pages are heavier weight. We always like the lay flat options, so you can have beautiful full spread photos. It’s definitely our favorite way to keep our memories handy. It’s easier to flip through and share a photo book that’s sitting out on our coffee table rather than firing up our hard drive.
We’ve wanted one of these for a while now, but since we’re still moving around, we decided to hold off. I suppose since we barely cook, that doesn’t exactly make us the best candidates to get this. But wouldn’t it look nice in the kitchen and entice others to come cook for us? :D
Jacob has always wanted a set of these since they are super space friendly but still easy to use.
4. Golf Lessons or Clubs (irons)
I decided I don’t want to be that Korean, but if you have a hubby or wife into golf, you can gift a set of irons. It could also be a fun date night activity to take golf lessons together.
5. Upgrade Toolset for the Home
It’s not the most romantic gift, but any practical gift givers out there? 🙋🏻 We don’t do much besides basic fixes at home, but we know a lot of folks who are way handier than we are. This would be the perfect time to upgrade the toolset at home or get that addition you’ve always wanted.
6. A Night Out Eating Iron!
We’re talking sushi, steak, or other seafood that are good sources of iron.
6 UNIQUE SWEETS GIFT IDEAS
1. Box of Donuts (Happy Half Dozen)
Rather than a dozen, make it a half dozen! Get it?
2. Make Their Favorite Dessert
We were too sick to make this on our anniversary, but Jacob’s favorite dessert are Ghirardelli brownies. Which make it so easy since it’s right out of the box!
3. S’mores + Marshmallow Roasters (for the Outdoorsy)
This is perfect if you’re outdoorsy or just love the smell of a campfire. Good excuse to cuddle up too ;D.
Kinda pricey for a box of candy, but you can’t deny that they’re super cute! Who wouldn’t want a bento box?
5. Bouquet of Candy
If it were us, we’d do a bunch of different Japanese Kit Kats and try all the flavors together. If you’re thinking “different flavors of Kit Kats??”, please do yourself a favor! You can check some of them out here, but there are sooo many more you must try.
6. Chocolate Making Class or DIY Macaron Making Kit
We’re all about experiences so we love the idea of classes for dates. We’re also not great at baking at home, but for those who are, let us know how the macarons come out!
PS. If you need ideas for Wood, it also happened to be the traditional gift for year 5, so you can check out that post right here.
Regardless of what you decide to do, we wish you all a Happy Anniversary that is stronger and sweeter for years to come!
CVS GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY
Whether it’s your anniversary, birthday, or you just had an amazing summer, we’ve partnered with CVS to do a $100 CVS Giftcard giveaway so that you can turn all those amazing memories into keepsakes for the home. All you have to do is Instagram or Facebook an original photo and comment how you photo. Use hashtag #CVSPhotoMyWay and post your instagram link or facebook link in the comments section below. Or enter via Rafflecopter below:
How do you celebrate your anniversaries? Have any other gift ideas to add?