Every year of the marital journey is an important one, whether a milestone like the tenth or the first or one in between. The 8th wedding anniversary is a cause for celebration like any other, so be sure to give your parents a special gift to acknowledge the achievement of reaching this anniversar year. Convey your love and appreciation for all that they do by choosing a present that is really meaningful to the couple and shows a level of thought and effort that is above the average box of store-bought chocolates. Whether they would love a traditional or modern gift, a floral present or maybe gemstones, there is certain to be a suggestion here that inspires you and helps you to create a present that will delight your parents on this special occasion.
Give Your Parents a Traditional 8th Anniversary Gift
When you need to give a gift that shows your love and appreciation but also has a deeper relevance on this anniversary year, why not look for a traditional token of esteem? The traditional lists drawn up in the 1920s link two materials as symbolic themes for the 8th wedding anniversary – pottery and bronze. Both materials are very different, but they both have a symbolic relevance for the 8th year of marriage. Bronze is beautiful and resilient, made by combining two different metals to make a stronger and more attractive substance. This reflects a loving marriage in which two individuals are brought together and become more than the sum of their parts when they are joined in matrimony. With time, the loving nature of the marriage becomes ever more beautiful like the radiant sheen of a bronze gift. If you would like to reflect this theme in a bronze 8th wedding anniversary gift for parents, opt for a bronze statue for the garden or home, a decorative bronze plate to adorn a display cabinet or perhaps some bronze jewellery for each partner. The second traditional token is pottery, moulded and shaped by the sculptor to form a beautiful, artistic work of art. So marriage shapes a couple, working them into one beautiful whole that is more perfect now than when it was two separate entities. Reflect the theme of this anniversary symbol by giving pottery gifts for the home such as an ornament, serving wares, a commemorative plate or even a pair of personalised mugs for an extra personal touch to mark the occasion.
Floral Eight Year Anniversary Gifts for Parents
No matter what theme or symbol is linked with an anniversary, often the gift of choice is a floral one. Flowers are the ideal way to show your parents how much they are loved and appreciated and because of their beauty they are a wonderful way to brighten the lives of any couple on their anniversary day. A floral gift is also a great way to convey a personal message to your loved ones as flowers have a secret meaning in the language of flowers. There is even a special flower linked with most anniversary years, and the 8th anniversary is no different. The clematis is the blossom associated with the 8th wedding anniversary – a gorgeous climbing plant that looks wonderful in any garden. Give your parents a clematis plant to grace their garden so they can care for it and help it to flourish over the coming years, just like their love. This blossom also has a meaning of “mental beauty” and is symbolic of the couple’s love which is no longer just skin deep but is a genuine meeting of minds as the couple have developed a greater understanding of each other over the 8 years of their marriage.
If your parents do not have a garden, or lack the necessary green fingers to care for a living plant, why not give a bouquet of blossoms instead? Roses are one of the most popular ways to show our loved ones that we care on the occasion of their anniversary because of their beauty and their message of love and appreciation. There is even a way to capture the beauty of a rose for a lifetime by giving the splendid gift of a glazed and 24 karat gold trimmed Eternity Rose. Each work of art is entirely unique, having been made by hand by skilled craftsman from a genuine rose blossom at the height of its beauty. It comes presented in its own display case made from PU leather, ideal for placing in a display cabinet as an enduring memento of this happy time. This is a magnificent gift that will be cherished for years to come and is sure to impress because of its elegance and opulence.
Give Gemstones as Eighth Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Parents
Choose to give jewellery gifts to your parents on their 8th wedding anniversary and impress them with something beautiful that will last a lifetime. Bronze jewellery captures the theme of this anniversary year and has a deeper significance, however you can make it an even more symbolic gift by combining this material with the gemstone of the 8th anniversary year. Tourmaline is the traditional eighth anniversary gem and is available in a host of colours so there is sure to be a colour to suit your parents’ tastes. From pink and red to black, brown and yellow, choose a necklace or bracelet as an ideal 8th anniversary gift for her and a pair of tourmaline cufflinks as the perfect eight year anniversary gift for him.