Looking for the perfect 8th anniversary gift? This one can definitely creep up on you, and before you know it you’re celebrating eight years of (mostly) matrimonial bliss. It’s somewhat of a strange anniversary, since it’s sort of halfway between milestones 5 and 10. But, that’s all the more reason to celebrate as best you can!
Traditionally, the 8th anniversary gift is bronze, or pottery. In modern times, you can also gift linens or lace. So with those four categories, there is plenty of room to get creative, or stick with tradition. It’s entirely up to you!
Here are some of our favorite modern and traditional 8th anniversary gifts.
Personalized Bronze Pendant
$110, SpaceTime Coordinates
Talk about an out of this world gift! This beautiful and unique personalized bronze pendant is uniquely designed to show the most precise and accurate depiction of the location of the Solar System on your special day. It also includes a 1mm stainless steel plated chain, and is certain to be a conversation starter.
Tally Mark Bracelet
Understated, unisex, and unique. This handcrafted bracelet / cuff features tally marks for each year of marriage on a beautiful bracelet, approximately ¼” wide by 6” long. The inside of the bracelet can also be inscribed with a short message of 12 characters or less, and each bracelet is cut, stamped, oxidized and finished by hand.
Personalized Love Plate
$118, Uncommon Goods
This checks off all the boxes for your 8th anniversary gift – plus it’s personalized, thoughtful and functional. Handmade and hand-painted, this plate features the sacred Buddhist and Hindu symbols for universal connectedness. The heart in the middle features the initials of the couple and a special date (like your wedding anniversary, or when you first met) as the perfect detail.
Bronze Song Soundwave
Commemorate your special day and special song with this decorative piece that will look beautiful on your wall, desk, or in your curio. Printed on aluminum with bronze coloring (it still works!) you can use the sound waves from any song — wedding song, something that reminds you of your first date, etc., and can select from framed or unframed print options.
Perfect Practical Pottery
$129, Pottery Barn
Nothing is worse than a gift you will literally never use, and that will spend its life in the back of your closet or drawer which is why we LOVE the practicality and beauty of this acth-all ceramic bowl. Made of terracotta, wrought-iron handles and a beautiful glazed finish, it’s a gorgeous decorative piece that matches most decor and can be used in endless ways.
$68, Charlotte Tilbury
For the cosmetic connoisseur, make a playful spin on the bronze theme and gift them this gorgeous Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette that will sculpt and highlight their features using color-rich pigments within a beautiful compact. These bronzer and highlighter pressed powders work together to add glow, dimension and a touch of sun to the skin for a refreshed yet natural look.
In keeping with the pottery theme, why not grab a set of these adorable tiled monogram mugs for you and your partner? The neutral black, gold and ivory color scheme are neutral enough to match nearly all kitchenware and decor, and will definitely provide an insta-worthy morning coffee experience.
Take a Pottery Class
For a more experiential date night, why not take a pottery class for your 8th anniversary gift? Or, a ceramic painting class. Not only will this give you something fun and different to do, but it’s also a really fun opportunity to discover a hidden talent or find a new hobby.
DIY Hand Casting
Feeling crafty? For something fun to do at home, create a ceramic (hello – pottery theme) casting of you and your love’s hands with this at-home casting kit on Etsy. All you’ll need is the kit, a rubber spatula or large plastic spoon for mixing molding material, a liquid measuring cup, and a glass or disposable bowl plus the kit and you’ll be on your way to making a unique, sentimental 8th anniversary gift that can he banded down for generations.
$135, Jo Malone
This sexy, sultry cologne is woodsy, smoky and bold with touches of invigorating grapefruit and vetiver for a truly romantic fragrance. With grapefruit as a top note, the fragrance opens with a zesty freshness before transitioning to a warm, moody note and a final, sensual top note of leather.
Though the color is technically rose gold, it can definitely pass as bronze! We love these inspiring, stackable bracelets not only because they’re trendy and can suit anyone’s style, but because they serve as gentle, loving reminders all day long of what is most important to you and those you love. Select a romantic or uplifting message, or even customize your own on their website. You may even want to snag yourself a matching one for a great dual 8th anniversary gift.
Modern 8th Anniversary Gifts
What can beat the intoxicating aroma of freshly cleaned laundry – that you didn’t actually have to do? This refreshing candle has notes of crisp, clean linen ,white orchid, and apple blossom that is a perfect everyday fragrance for your home or office. It burns between 50-60 hours, and is created with a proprietary premium wax formulated so it can burn cleanly and evenly while infusing the room with scent.
New Luxe Bedding
Sticking with the theme of linen doesn’t mean you need to actually buy linen. You can treat your love to a new set of “linens” which encompasses pretty much all types of bedding! We LOVE the Buffy comforter and sheet sets. Buffy’s Breeze comforter will keep you cozy and cool with its temperature regulating 100% eucalyptus, while the naturally soft, naturally dyed sheet sets will make your bed a perfect sleep oasis.
Linen Bound Photo Book
$59, Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising’s line of linen cover photo books are bound with premium, plant-based fabric materials for lasting durability and luxe texture, and are quite beautiful in their simplicity. Using the online, easy-to-navigate editor you can create 30, 40 or 50 page photo book using all your favorite images from the past eight years (and more!)
After eight years, maybe it is time to kick the lingerie game up a notch. Or, perhaps your partner’s underwear drawer needs a refresh (or even an overhaul!). HankyPanky makes an incredible line of lace undies and bralettes in an array of colors to suit anyone’s style. From retro-high waisted thongs, sexy one pieces and even more modest lace boyshorts, there’s something for everyone.