8th Anniversary: Traditional Gift Ideas and More

Bronze – which represents beauty and durability – and pottery – indicative of nature and simplicity-- are the traditional materials of the eighth anniversary. Linen and lace are modern additions. Here is your complete guide to the eighth wedding anniversary.


Bronze jewelry:​ Try a bronze ring, earrings or necklace engraved with your anniversary date.

Bronze sculpture:​ If your significant other is an art lover, try a miniature bronze replica of a famous statue, such as Rodin's The Thinker or Michelangelo's David.

Bronze plaque:​ Commemorate your love with an engraved plaque.

Bronze home decor:​ Much Southwestern décor uses bronze, so if that's your spouse's style, this can be a great anniversary gift choice.

Bronze picture frame:​ Fill it with a photo from your first vacation or a particularly romantic pre-marriage date night.

Bronze yourselves:​ Jet off to a tropical island to bronze your skin in the sunshine (but don't forget your sunscreen!). Hey, it's your anniversary – and your interpretation!

Bronze lamps:​ A beautiful touch for the bedroom.

Bronzed baby shoes:​ If your husband never had his baby shoes bronzed, this would be an adorable gesture for your anniversary.

Sword from the Bronze Age:​ Is he a history buff? Get him a replica of a sword or other memorabilia from the Bronze Age.

Bronze garden statue:​ For someone who feels at home in the garden.

Fire pit:​ Get cozy on a chilly anniversary evening.

Bookends:​ A pair of bookends is a cute way to express how well you complement each other.

Money clip:​ Have it engraved with your anniversary date.

Linen and Lace

Oil painting:​ An oil painting – traditionally done on linen – is a simply gorgeous anniversary gift.

Clothing:​ Linen pants – for a warm-weather vacation, perhaps?

Irish linen:​ This type of linen, one of the finest in the world, is available through many online vendors.

Linen paper:​ Write a love note on lovely linen.

Linens:​ Luxurious new linens for the bed – what could be more sumptuous?

Linen napkins:​ A great gift for a proud entertainer.

Lacy lingerie:​ A little bit of lace, a lot of you know what!

Lace tablecloth:​ A great way to make anniversary dinner an extra-special experience.

Lace roses:​ Yes, they exist – and they're so chic!

Vintage lace dress:​ For the fashion icon, something with a bit of history – just like your romance.

Silk roses:​ Okay, it's not exactly linen, but it's close – and it's fantastic!

Silk screened print:​ Pick up a fun, modern silk screened work of art for your anniversary.

Silk covered notebook:​ For a spouse who loves to sketch and write, a silk-covered notebook is a posh gift.

Silk robe:​ A luxurious robe is a great post-shower treat.

Silk blindfolds:​ Get a little bit wild in the bedroom this anniversary night!

Silk boxers:​ Another sexy touch.

Silk tablecloth:​ Have a romantic dinner together with a silk tablecloth that represents eight years of devotion.

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