8th Anniversary Gifts: Best Ideas (Traditional & Modern)

We’ve built the greatest list of 8th anniversary gifts out there. 

At least we’re pretty confident that we have. And we’re pretty darn sure you’ll think so, too, once you start perusing. 

Just because it’s not a nice, round, “monumental” number like say, the 5th, 10th, or 25th, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate this anniversary year will all your hearts! Eight years of marriage in itself is monumental, we think, and it deserves the best gifts.

The 8th anniversary has two themes, one traditional and one modern, and we’re going to highlight both of them along with some fun variations to ensure you find the perfect gift idea for this special occasion.

Whether it’s your spouse you’re shopping for or a friend or loved one, any one of these 8th wedding anniversary gifts would make a fitting choice that they’re sure to love.

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All About the 8th Anniversary

You made it through that difficult first year, and even past the proverbial “seven-year itch.” We’d say your love story is going strong!

Let’s dive into some fun things that make the eighth year so unique and exciting.

8th Anniversary Themes

This is part of our series on Anniversary Gifts by Year.

What is the traditional eighth anniversary gift?


Why is bronze the traditional eight-year anniversary gift?

Bronze is made of copper and tin, combined. This signifies the strong marriage you’ve created in your eight years together. 

What is the modern gift for an 8th anniversary?

Linen or lace.

Why is linen or lace the modern 8-year anniversary gift?

Think about it: Both materials represent beauty, durability, and intricate woven craftsmanship. Just like your marriage!

What is the 8 year anniversary stone?


Why is Tourmaline the eighth anniversary stone?

Tourmaline comes in many different colors, so honestly, we like it already (never mind that we had never heard of it say, ten minutes ago. Ahem). There is even a watermelon-pink tourmaline! Who knew?

Tourmaline represents love and friendship and is said to remove negativity. These are all great reasons to celebrate your 8th anniversary with a tourmaline gemstone!

What is the 8th-anniversary flower?

The Clematis flower.

What is the 8-year anniversary color?

Bronze. (Makes sense, right?)

10 Best Eighth Anniversary Gifts

To kick off our gift guide, here is our list of the top ten eight-year anniversary gift ideas.

We’ve carefully curated this list to include multiple examples of traditional eighth wedding anniversary gifts as well as modern options.

1. Bronze Artisan Couple Rings

We just had to highlight these stunning artisan rings.

Chances are, your original wedding bands are still going strong after only eight years (at least we hope so), but these rings would make the perfect, traditional bronze gift.

Each of these rings is custom-made for a perfect fit and no two are alike, just like marriages! These rings are available in both high-polished bronze (shown), or with a beautiful, antique patina.

2. Beautiful Lace Tablecloth

French Lace Tablecloth
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For the first of our lace gifts, add a touch of elegance to their home decor with a French lace tablecloth.

The nice thing about a tablecloth is that it’s both a beautiful and a practical gift, and this one is made from high-quality, long-lasting materials so they can enjoy it for many years to come.

3. Tiffany Bronze Lamp

Robert Louis Tiffany Nell Art Deco Style Small Accent Lamp
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You really can’t beat a Tiffany.

This gorgeous deco-style lamp, manufactured by the most recognized name in interior lighting, will make an ideal gift and a great addition to their home.

4. Bronze Happy Anniversary Card

8th Anniversary Card
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Something special that doesn’t come from the card section at the drug store, this pretty card is a keeper for sure!

With its dainty copper/bronze heart and the addition of whatever sweet sentiments you add inside (see here for inspiration on what to write), this card really IS the gift.

To display it for years to come, add a simple photo frame.

5. The Citizenry Dasar Serving Set

This beautiful set from The Citizenry is second to none.

Spoil the special couple and their happy marriage with this stunning, bronze anniversary gift. How elegant would it look on their coffee table or buffet? 

6. Sterling Silver Clematis Earrings

Clematis Flower Earrings in Sterling Silver
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We love the youthful innocence of these Clematis earrings.

They may be delicate looking, but they’re crafted from sterling silver and gold vermeil so you don’t have to doubt their quality or durability.

The only better than smelling the flowers is being able to wear them!

7. Personalized Bronze Wallet Insert

Engraved Message Bronze Wallet Insert
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So much better than even a sentimental handwritten card, this pretty (yet manly) bronze card is personalized with whatever quote, poem, recipe, you name it, you’d like to have engraved. It fits nicely inside a wallet or purse or pocket, or would look so nice displayed in a shadow box.

Cards made of paper can be easily destroyed or misplaced; this bronze card will last for generations to come! (How sweet to pass it down to the next generation, too.)

8. Bronze Accent Dinnerware

Gourmet Basics by Mikasa Anastasia Cream Dinnerware Set
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How elegant is this dinnerware by Mikasa?

By year eight, the dinnerware they got from their wedding registry might be starting to look a little rough. Give them a beautiful upgrade from a trusted brand and they’ll be ever so grateful.

9. Bronze Engraved Wedding Song

Bronze Lyrics or Vows Wall Art
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Whether it’s the song you danced to at their wedding, the song that was “yours” throughout your dating life, or the song he/she wrote for you (or vice versa), all you need are the lyrics. The creative designers will take it from there to make this stunning plaque!

10. Personalized Cutting Board

Personalized Bamboo Wood Cutting Board
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If their favorite date night is staying in and cooking together, this personalized bamboo cutting board is just right! It’s rustic but modern, and will come in so handy whether they’re chopping veggies together, slicing fruit, or putting together a cheese board.

It would even look wonderful hanging on the kitchen wall when not in use.

Traditional 8th Anniversary Gifts (Bronze)

These items all incorporate the traditional gift theme of bronze, either in material or color! Any one of these would make a thoughtful gift for your spouse or that special couple in your life.

11. Your Song Bronze Sound Wave

Bronze Sound Wave Art for 8th Anniversary
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Speaking of “your song,” this is amazing! The sound waves to your special tune are turned into a work of art, perfect for hanging on your wall and inviting all the compliments.

When you’re looking for something special that just isn’t the same ol’ same ol’ (like a toaster), this is it!

12. Da Vinci Secret Message

Da Vinci Code Bronze Puzzle
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For the puzzle lover in your life this totally unique Da Vinci secret message is the ticket! Made of bronze (of course), the default to open the puzzle is the romantic phrase ILOVEU, but can be reprogrammed with your very own secret password! How fun is that?

Once your lovebug figures out the password, he or she will be delighted with the contents: matching rings for him and her.

An alternative would be to tuck in whatever small gift you like, naturally!

13. Bronze Interlocking Rings Necklace

This gorgeous necklace from Uncommon Goods is a perfect way to represent the strong bond between loving spouses.

Its modern, versatile design lends itself to being worn by men or women, and it would make a beautiful, wearable reminder of the love they cherish.

14. Bronze Technology Upgrade

SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds in Mystic Bronze
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A set of good earbuds are hard to find, but we did it! Posh looking, bronze colored, and oh-so smart! They’ll make whomever is wearing them feel like a million bucks.

Made by Samsung, this pair has noise cancelling features, sound that rocks, and a long lasting battery.

15. Personalized Bronze Bookmark

Bronze Anniversary Bookmark
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Simple and sweet, just like your love, this personalized bronze bookmark is too cute. Whether your spouse collect books or not, they’ll want to after they receive this.

It’s just so adorbs!

Modern 8th Anniversary Gifts (Linen & Lace)

Lovely, lovely linen and lace! There’s just something so special about these two materials. And they come in so many beautiful variations—just like those below.

16. Linen & Lace Pillowcases

Provincial Living Pure Linen Pillowcase With Linen Lace
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How about some gorgeous, antique-inspired pillowcases for their home?

You can never have too many pillowcases. At least not in my humble opinion. These will quickly become favorites that are either used regularly or kept for special occasions (hey, like anniversaries).

17. Artisan Bronze Lace Earrings

Okay. We know. These are bronze earrings in the lace and linen section.

But listen, these gorgeous earrings are patterned like the most delicately woven lace and we just love them so much.

I’m not even married, but I’m adding them to my birthday list.

18. Color Block Linen Napkins

The Citizenry Sangeet Napkins
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We can’t get enough of these linen napkins.

The Citizenry has done it again with these little beauties. The nature-inspired colors are so gentle and pleasing to the eye, and the natural fibers make them both washable and durable.

19. Linen Coasters

100% Pure Natural Linen Coasters
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Keep those pretty end and coffee tables safe from water rings with these natural linen coasters.

Aside from being durable and washable, they also won’t break or crack your tile floor when you drop them.

That’s what we call a win-win.

20. Comfy Linen Casual Wear

Gentleherd Clothing
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Update their wardrobe with some beautiful clothes from Gentle Herd.

Gentle Herd has a fantastic collection of both men’s and women’s apparel in fine linen and breathable cotton. Plus, as a brand, Gentle Herd is committed to ethical sourcing and production for all of their items.

We love that.

8 Year Anniversary Gifts for Her

Make this year shine for her (either literally or figuratively) with one of the thoughtful gifts. From the practical to the oh-so-pretty, she’d love any number of these.

21. Tourmaline Necklace

Watermelon Tourmaline Necklace
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This tourmaline necklace, in its natural rainbow of colors, will certainly be a new favorite.

The range of beautiful shades will make it extraordinarily versatile, and I honestly can’t think of an outfit it couldn’t compliment.

22. 100% Linen Japanese Style Apron

She’ll wonder how she ever got by without this fabulous linen apron.

Speaking from experience (I own two), this style of apron is the best. No matter whether you’re cooking, baking, potting flowers, or painting, these keep you comfortable and your clothes clean and protected.

23. Always & Forever Heart Token

Bronze & Lace Keepsake Heart
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Sometimes simple is best and this adorable bronze always and forever heart token proves it.

Cute and romantic, it will last forever, and how great would it be to take turns leaving it around the house to be found by the other as a gesture and reminder of how much you love one another?

24. Delicate Linen Shawl

Pure Linen Wrap
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She’ll feel like she’s stepped back in time when she wraps up in this linen shawl.

Perfect for those breezy summer evenings on the porch, over her little black dress, or even as a scarf!

25. Personalized Bronze Keychain

I Still Do
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We use our keys every day, why not give them a little reminder of your love? Every time they go to grab their house key or car key, they’ll remember when you got this for them: their eighth anniversary.

The infinity symbol means everything, and the personalization adds just the right touch.

8th Anniversary Gifts for Him

He’ll feel extra special when he receives one of these great gifts! All of them tie into either the modern or traditional gift theme in some fashion, making them perfect for your 8th anniversary.

26. Tourmaline Set

Raw Black Tourmaline Bracelet for Men
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These stunning black tourmaline bracelets will dress up his button downs, tees, or power suit. They’re adjustable and sophisticated, comfortable and unique.

Bracelets are not just for the girls: men like showing off their burly arms in a fashionable way!

27. Coppertist Keyring

He’ll feel so special when receives this keyring from Coppertist. This is a brand that prides itself on quality and timeless craftsmanship.

Crafted from bronze, making it a perfect fit for your 8th anniversary, he’ll use it daily and wonder how he ever got by without it.

28. Dressy Lace Tie

Lace Necktie
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Most men don’t like getting ties as a gift, but for this one, we’ll make an exception and so will he!

The lace symbolizes the intricacy of their marriage, and will make his suit really stand out in a crowd with its timeless black and white pattern.

29. Bronze Plaque Desk Organizer

Docking Station With Engraved Name Plate
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Whether he works from home or has a desk at the office, he’ll love this fabulous way to organize his belongings!

With a touch of bronze and engraved with whatever words you like, he can keep his phone, his favorite pen, his watch (or bracelet, scroll up!), or other little trinkets.

30. Bronze Cufflinks

Woah there, partner, where are you going with those fancy bronze cufflinks?

He’ll feel like a regular James Bond with links this classy. They’re wonderfully antique-inspired, but still stylish and a great reminder of his eighth anniversary.

8 Year Anniversary Gifts for Couples

Whether it’s just the two of them or they’ve started a beautiful family together, these neat gifts celebrate their unity and love for each other.

31. Bronze Family Tree Portrait

This lovely bronze sculpture is part art and part family tree!

It is going to get so many compliments whether it hangs in their living room or at the office. The charming little people represent how many are in your family, and the bronze tree and leaves really stand out in the best way.

32. ‘We Go Together Like’ Tumblers

Get it personalized however you like: funny and witty, or sentimental and romantic. There’s no wrong way to do it with this set of two tumblers: vacuum sealed, insulated, and available in a variety of colors.

Here’s a great list of all the best “we go together like…” quotes you can use for this 8 year wedding anniversary gift.

33. Promise Musical

Art from Willow Tree is always a good option when searching for a great gift, and this stunning music box is no exception! It plays the oh-so romantic Pachelbel’s Canon, and turns gracefully on its pedestal.

34. Time Together Wall Art

This pretty piece of art will be a delight to all who admire it! It’s simple and charming, with its depiction of family life, all encased in a black frame.

35. Personalized Lace Wine Bottle Cover

The lace pattern and sweet red heart inlay makes this just the thing for a romantic picnic or anniversary dinner. This lace wine bottle cover is a one of a kind present that will be cherished long after the wine is gone.

Unique Eighth Anniversary Gifts

A little different, a lot special. These are the types of gifts that make them say, “Where did you find that?!”

36. Sweethearts Bird Feeder

For the outdoorsy couple, or the bird watching duo, this sweetheart bird feeder is laser engraved with your initials.

You two lovebirds will love the gorgeous etching, plus the spacious compartment for bird seed. It will dress up any back porch, front yard, or patio, and will definitely be a cherished family item in no time.

37. Magnetic Couple Bracelets

We’ve heard of the ol’ ball and chain, but not this: magnetic bracelets that keep you connected. Reach for his or her hand at a moment’s notice and feel the chemistry.

It’s a cute and simple way to show your connection to one another.

38. Bronze Engraved Framed Photo

A wedding photo or their engagement photo never looked so good!

Printed on framed bronze, this is a wonderful way to update their favorite photograph from their big day gets a bronze make-over with this wonderful gift.

39. Lace Stained Glass

Lace stained glass, why didn’t we think of that? This is a charming way to show off your love, and will look great hanging from a window or windshield. It’s unusual in all the right ways!

40. Bronze Rose

This bronze rose is just so pretty, we want a whole bouquet! It will look so beautiful resting on the dining room table, bookshelf, or on their desk at work. Every time they see it, they’ll get the warm fuzzies inside.

So there you have them! Our top 8 year anniversary gifts, traditional and modern. If there are any suggestions you have for gifts to add to our list, let us know in the comments!

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