8 Years and Counting – Celebrate an 8th Wedding Anniversary Traditionally with Bronze and Pottery Gifts

An 8th wedding anniversary doesn’t jump out and smack you between the eyes, as being a milestone event. Twenty five and fifty year anniversaries seem much more significant. Nevertheless, they have a spot in the traditional list of wedding anniversary themes. When an 8th wedding anniversary comes around it’s time for friends and family to show how much they care, by giving the couple an 8th wedding anniversary gift. It’s also the right occasion for a loving husband, or darling wife, to spread their love with an 8 year anniversary gift for their spouse.

Some people will prefer to stick with traditional ideas for an 8 year wedding anniversary. Bronze and pottery are the traditional themes to consider. But there will also be people who prefer to stick with a more modern theme. In which case the theme is linen and lace. And if that’s not enough for inspiration the gemstone is tourmaline, and the anniversary flower is the clematis or lilac. That’s more than enough options for anyone looking for 8th wedding anniversary gift ideas. But wait a minute, there’s one more. Go with whatever you want, provided the recipient will love it.

8th Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her

Silver-Dipped Rose Silver

  • A real rose coated in pure silver
  • In a stylish display case, with an authenticity certificate.
  • Bright and lustrous mirror finish
  • Price $169Buy this gift!

Gold-Dipped Rose Gold rose

  • A real rose dipped in 24 karat gold
  • Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
  • In a beautiful PU leather display case
  • Brilliant and lustrous mirror finish
  • Price $169 Buy this gift!

Two elements bonded together, just like a loving husband and wife

One of the traditional themes is bronze. The primary constituents of bronze are copper and roughly 12% tin. Bronze has been around for a number of years, and its discovery allowed people to create harder and more durable metal objects than previously. It was used for tools, weapons, armor, and as a material for building, for example decorative tiles. During its early history, bronze was made out of copper and arsenic. It was later that tin was used. The earliest bronze artifacts found so far come from the Iranian plateau in the 5th millennium BCE. Using tin made the bronze far superior to any made using arsenic. The alloying process could be better controlled and resulted in a stronger alloy that was easier to cast.

Bronze is often used in works of art, as its beauty and durability make it a prized material, and it can be molded into a gift that will be treasured and treated with respect. It is an extremely practical material, and kept clean and cared for, it can also be highly decorative but not over the top. It can be formed into artistic wall displays, lamps, clocks, and fireplaces. Give the couple a lucky penny on a key ring, or a hands of love sculpture finished in bronze.

How about we give you some more suggestions?

Bronze garden statue

bronze giftBronze your partner’s baby shoes

Bronze plaque


Money clip


Bronze pendant

Choose a modern and up to date theme in linens and lace

Linen has long been a popular wedding gift, and now it seems to have made its way into the modern list of wedding anniversary themes. There is deep significance in giving gifts made from linen, as it is an ancient religious symbol that is linked to righteousness and purity. So choose linen as an 8th anniversary gift and this meaning will be included. Linen is also symbolic of comfort and security in the home. Further qualities that add to the importance of such a gift.

Lace speaks volumes about luxury and privilege. Historically, it was made by the lower classes for people of high status, and didn’t really have a practical purpose, but was more for decoration. Lace gifts are still considered luxurious today. There is a certain old-fashioned charm that comes with an item made from lace, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be going out of fashion any time soon. A gift made using lace will be a beautiful gift to give a loved one. Practical yet strong, and individual.
beautiful platinum rose

Tourmaline, a semi-precious stone to suit her taste

Tourmaline is a brightly colored gemstone that was brought to Europe by the Dutch East India Company. It was also known as the ‘Ceylonese Magnet’, because it was able to attract and then repel hot ashes. Tourmalines have also been used to polarize light by chemists in the 19th century. There are a number of different varieties of tourmaline and they range in color from brownish black to colorless. The most common is known as schorl, and may account for more than 95% of natural tourmaline.

Black tourmaline is thought to bring powerful energy for healing and protection and these qualities mean it has been used since ancient times.

Give her flowers for an 8th wedding anniversary gift

Silver-Eternity-RoseIf your wedding anniversary is in the springtime, lilac will make a very charming gift. White lilac symbolizes innocence and purple lilac is associated with first love. And both colors are blessed with an absolutely gorgeous scent Which makes them a fabulous 8 year anniversary gift idea. The alternative flower is a clematis which will be the perfect gift for a green fingered couple. Planted in the garden and tended with care, it will flower every year and remind them of their anniversary.

Now you’ve finished reading you should realize there are heaps of great ideas for an 8 year wedding anniversary gift. Whether you’re buying for your wife or a couple who mean a lot to you, it really doesn’t matter. And whether you choose traditional, modern, flowers or gemstones there is a gift to suit everyone’s taste and style.