8th Anniversary Gift Guide

8th wedding anniversary

gift GUIDE

1f you're looking for a perfect, symbolic 8th wedding anniversary gift, your quest is over. Lily Gardner specialises in black couture lace jewellery, the Modern on-theme gift for this anniversary. Here's what we will cover for you: 

lace - the 'modern' 8th wedding Anniversary gift

You might have noticed that we create iconic black lace jewellery! We've spent years perfecting complicated techniques for embedding real couture lace from Northern France in contemporary Perspex to make our unique pieces. It's super popular as fashionable jewellery – everyone loves lace! - but it has a massive following for another reason.

Lace jewellery is a lifesaver for men (and women) searching for a thoughtful, original and romantic gift for their 8th anniversaries. You might not know that all wedding anniversaries have both Traditional and Modern themes - which means you have an instant ‘on-message’ guide to the appropriate gift idea to buy for that year’s celebration. The Traditional 8th anniversary theme is ‘bronze’, but many people are now moving away from Traditional gifts and exploring more Modern alternatives. This is partly because the older themes tend to feature basic commodities that were valuable at the time: wood, iron and bronze, for example.

It so happens that the 8th wedding anniversary’s symbolic Modern gift is lace. As people tend to find bronze items unappealing or impractical, lace anniversary gifts have become more popular. And certainly Modern-themed anniversary gifts are just as special as Traditional ones! 

lace 8th wedding anniversary gifts for her

black lace modern long heart for 8th wedding anniversary as worn

Medium Wild Lace Heart On Chain 

This is a heart with a modern twist.

Having fielded lots of calls from wannabe gift givers over the years, we know that many folks would appreciate some advice and guidance. So we thought the following gift guide might be useful if you have a decision to make and need support in a hurry! 

As a quick trawl through Google will show, appropriate bronze-themed anniversary presents are more difficult to find if you are looking for a gift for your wife. If bronze jewellery doesn’t appeal, it makes sense to swap to the Modern 8th anniversary choice - lace. You will then have a wide selection of more feminine and romantic items to choose from. 

Lily Gardner's 8th Wedding Anniversary Shaped Black Couture Lace and Perspex Cuff - dramatic, minimal. It shows off the historic pattern.

Lace jewellery, lace scarves, lace lingerie or even lace-print lined bags are probably the first choice gifts for this celebration. Lace is always in fashion and an everpresent on the catwalks, so you know that a lace-inspired offering for your 8th anniversary will be well received. Just be a little careful with the lingerie, guys... Aside from the possible itchy factor, it can also be deemed a bit of a cliché.

Explore the Lily Gardner lace collection for some lace anniversary gift ideas. A purchase from our lace necklaces, lace earrings, lace bracelets, bangles or cuffs and lace rings will show the thought that’s gone into your present, and surely keep you in her good books!

Lace Appliqué Sequin Silk Scarf

lace 8th wedding anniversary gifts for him

Lace 8th wedding anniversary gifts for men are a little more difficult, but you could win major brownie points for creativity and style with a pair of black lace and silver cufflinks. They are very elegant, heirloom items that can be worn to work or special social occasions. A nice contemporary gift idea for your husband. If you are looking for a bronze-themed wedding anniversary gift for him, there are a few masculine options available. A bronze key ring, perhaps, and bronze bracelets are getting popular. You could personalise bronze items like photo frames with a photo of the two of you; or bronze-hued trim for electronics and headphones is having a moment. And, of course, sculptures or antiques in this alloy will have that traditional vibe.

black couture lace in sterling silver hallmarked cufflinks

remember romance

Of course, you don’t have to follow this gift guide to the letter. After all, no one knows your partner the way you do! Be inventive and just think about why you and everyone else celebrates their anniversaries. Eight years ago you made a commitment to a kindred spirit, so try to incorporate something into the gift and the day that acknowledges this. Remember a shared memory or time spent together - and maybe recreate it! Revisit a favourite place or restaurant, and use that as the starting point for planning your festivities. Whatever you choose, the more personal the gift or experience, the more memorable you will make the celebration. 

No matter what, a thoughtful card and some heartfelt words are the cornerstone of expressing how you feel about celebrating 8 years of marriage. And no, even though a male customer once asked us to, we can’t dream up a personal message for you - because it is, er, personal! Over to you.

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