It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight whole years since you said “I do." The memories feel like yesterday. However, when you begin to think about everything you’ve experienced as a couple since you walked down the aisle—the good times, and the challenging—you'll feel overwhelmed with gratitude and pride that you have reached such an amazing milestone. It’s time to celebrate your love!
If you'd like to go the traditional route for your 8th anniversary, you’ll want to look for bronze and pottery pieces. Bronze is made from two combined metals (copper and tin) and represents strength and beauty. Pottery is symbolic of your marriage as well—clay is a natural substance that is hand-molded into a beautiful, functional art piece. The modern 8th-anniversary gifts are linen and lace, which represent durability and intricate craftsmanship—just as the two of you have been woven together in marriage.
To help you find the perfect gift for your boo, we've researched tried and true options with these features in mind. A few of our favorite finds include the Vumbaca White Ceramic Raw Clay Monogram Ring Dish, the Mason Cash Cane Mixing Bowls, and the Brooklinen Linen Core Sheet Set.
Read on for the best 8th-anniversary gifts.
Vumbaca White Ceramic Monogram Ring Dish
If your partner is into the popular hygge design trend (aka cozy home), they’ll absolutely love the simple, minimalist design of this ring dish. The stamped monogram flanked by the teeniest pale pink heart makes it the perfect way to say “I love you” in style.
Price at time of publish: $17
drakedesignsjewelry Golden Bronze Monogram Cufflinks
Give your husband's accessory collection a much-needed style infusion by gifting him these handsome, solid bronze cufflinks. Totally customized just for him, they come stamped with his initials in a modern, typewriter font.
Price at time of publish: $75
Mason Cash Cane Mixing Bowls
If your spouse likes to spend their time in the kitchen whipping up tasty baked goods, these gorgeous mixing bowls are a must-have gift. Crafted by a classic British pottery company that has been around since the 1800s, these cupboard essentials come in a variety of pretty colors and will be sure to last for years.
Price at time of publish: $40 for Medium
Hannah Martin Handmade Travel Tumbler
For a coffee-loving spouse that’s always on the go, these unique tumblers are eco-friendly and one-of-a-kind due to their glazed dip finish. Although they're handmade, the tumblers are both microwave and dishwasher safe, which is a huge plus.
Price at time of publish: $40
Brooklinen Linen Core Sheet Set
These luxurious woven sheets will give you a new reason to look forward to bedtime. Each set comes with a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and two pillowcases, along with an option to choose from eleven different colors and patterns to match your boudoir decor.
Price at time of publish: $259
Jonathan Adler Bourbon Candle
The sleek, label-free design of this soy candle makes it feel extra chic, but the real show-stopping feature is the warm aroma. Get ready for date night at home with the rich, delicious notes of wood, plum, and cognac.
Price at time of publish: $58
Mark & Graham Leather Playing Card Set
This adorable playing card set comes with a faux-leather case that can be personalized with a monogram. Use this deck for your favorite card games, then keep them on your coffee table as a decor accent when not in use.
Price at time of publish: $35
Jewelry Everyday Engraved Bronze Keychain
Looking for a small, yet thoughtful, token of appreciation that fits with the classic bronze theme? This modern, minimalist keychain is the perfect way to express your love through an engraved message expressing your lasting love.
Price at time of publish: $18
4 Wooden Shoes Linen Throw Pillow
This contemporary accent pillow comes in a choice of white or flax colored linen and is monogrammed with your full names. Use it as a focal point on your bed or favorite living room chair for a personalized touch.
Price at time of publish: $74
Vietri Campagna Collection Large Serving Bowl
This hand-painted ceramic serving bowl is a colorful nod to the pottery anniversary theme. Made in several vibrant designs, this gift also makes for an eye-catching kitchen decor piece. Invest in a set of multiple bowls so you'll be ready to go for your next dinner party.
Price at time of publish: $209
Donovan Design Linens Monogrammed Napkins
Linen napkins are a must-have item for any host—they elevate any tablescape decor in a major way. These exquisite linen napkins offer a variety of thread colors for the classic monogram and different fabric textile options. We recommend going with the hemstitched style!
Price at time of publish: $19 for Polyester Napkin
Ebergey Malou Lace Short PJ Set
Eberjey offers the ultimate luxury sleepwear. Your wife is guaranteed to love this stylish set made from a silky smooth nylon/elastane blend. The delicate lace detail is the perfect homage to the modern anniversary theme.
Price at time of publish: $148
NEST New York Linen Room Spray
For a unique interpretation of the linen theme, this crisp, refreshing room spray is the perfect way to add a little extra “oomph” to your favorite household spaces.
Price at time of publish: $28
CB2 Drift Bronze Coffee Mug
You're looking at your partner's new favorite mug that's sure to make each morning cup of coffee that much better. The gorgeous matte bronze and subtle texture create a unique and modern design—that's still dishwasher- and microwave-safe!
Price at time of publish: $10
Morihata Moku Linen Room Shoes
A great gift for both men and women, these high-quality slippers are crafted from breathable linen that'll keep your loved one comfy. Plus, this nifty shoe design features a handy tab on the back of the heel for hanging.
Price at time of publish: $74
What to Look for When Shopping for an 8th Anniversary Gift
The Traditional Gift: Bronze and Pottery
If you want to go the traditional route for your eighth anniversary, opt for bronze gifts or pottery gifts. Bronze is a sturdy material that represents strength and beauty, while pottery is something that can be molded into a beautiful yet functional piece. Consider handmade ceramics for your home or a personalized keychain. We especially love the Jewelry Everyday Engraved Bronze Keychain.
The Modern Gift: Linen and Lace
The modern anniversary theme for eight years of marriage is linen and lace, which is all about durability and intricate craftsmanship. You can make this gift practical, thoughtful, or both—don't be afraid to get creative here! For example, you might gift your partner new sheets, such as the Brooklinen Core Sheet Set, so you can cozy up in bed together.
How should we celebrate our eighth anniversary?
Eight whole years is a big deal, so make it a special celebration! Whether you want to stay in and make a home-cooked meal together or go out for a drink and dinner at that fancy new restaurant in town, do something out of the ordinary to mark the occasion.
Do I have to stick to the traditional anniversay themes?
Definitely not! The traditional and modern anniversary themes can help guide your gift search, but what's more important is giving your partner something they'll love.
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Michela Stevenson has contributed to Brides since 2014. She was the Assistant Wedding Style Editor at Brides until 2017, and she has worked as a wedding planner and a wedding stylist.