Sweets for my sweet? Contrasting ideas for the sixth Traditional theme from each side of the Pond! The UK likes to emphasise the (almost constant) sugar high of a great relationship. While our American cousins want to big up the strength and solidity of a six-year union.
Box of chocolates… job done!
Or a trip to a chocolate factory… or better still Switzerland, where they know a thing or two about cocoa beans
Masterclass on making macarons
Iron – another golf club… or a long weekend somewhere sun-drenched
Anything stainless steel – a knife set
TAG Heuer watches
Get steamy with a steam iron?? (maybe not)
Can’t see the wood for the trees? Don’t worry – trees are what this theme is all about. Trees are strong and have put down deep roots. They’ve been buffeted by gales but they’re still standing and still growing. Sounds familiar? Six years together… this is getting serious!
A classy wooden photo frame
Some Scandinavian furniture
Wooden household items: salad spoons, chopping board, wine rack
An antique dresser
A weekend away in the countryside – foraging, perhaps
An art print or sculpture with a tree theme or motif
A Mulberry bag
Some clubs for the golfer
An ethnic inlaid jewellery box
A sapling for the garden: maybe a Cherry tree or Magnolia
A Black Forest gateau?
An amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. The name comes from Greek words meaning “not intoxicate” as it was believed that such stones protect the wearer from drunkenness. Surely worth a try? Alternatively, Lily Gardner offers amethyst jewellery that anyone would be happy to raise a toast to.
Any jewellery featuring amethyst, turquoise, or garnet: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.
Calla (or arum) lilies have a white conical flower with a cheeky yellow ‘spadix’ sticking out. For Christians these lilies can symbolise purity and faith; while the Romans thought they represented lust and sexuality! You pays your money…
A bouquet or a pot of calla lilies
Presents with a flower theme that embraces calla lilies (e.g an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance)
Gifts with a floral motif (e.g handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear)