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Your Guide to an Exciting 8th Anniversary Gift

In traditional anniversary terms, 8 years of matrimony scores you a bronze medal. Because bronze represents both beauty and durability, it's sweet to play on tradition and choose 8th anniversary gifts made from this pretty (and on-trend) metal. If you're anything but traditional, you may opt for a modern take on the 8th anniversary gift - like gifts made with linen or lace or 8th anniversary gifts that completely defy convention. Celebrate 8 years with a gift that unwraps your love and its staying power.

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Stick with tradition and go with gifts inspired by bronze

For her, a traditional 8th anniversary gift could be a bronze necklace or other piece of jewelry (think about personalizing it), a bronze frame with a sweet snap of you two inside, or a bronze paperweight with the sweetest card from you underneath. For him, scout out a bronze money clip (which could be engraved) or something made of bronze for the home - like a firepit for hanging outside together after summer BBQs.

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Take a modern twist with gifts made with linen or lace

Find a cool oil painting as an 8th anniversary gift that speaks to your spouse's artistic side, since the canvases are traditionally made of linen. You can find linen paper and make a sentimental homemade card (add on flowers and a sweet dinner date). Or think on 8th anniversary gifts that you'll both enjoy - like a fresh set of linen sheets as an upgrade for your bed (and your slumber). Lace + lingerie - need we say more?

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Think completely outside the box

You've never been one to follow the rule books, so why start now. Here are some unexpected ideas for an 8th anniversary gift. Create a keepsake that chronicles a special moment, vacation, date, or timeline of your love. From wall art to keepsake books to jewelry, there are so many ways to make an impression. Or think on 8th anniversary gifts that focus on mixing things up - since variety is the spice of life. You could try a fun class together or explore a place you've always wanted to see. A special bottle of wine is another route for kicking off anniversary night.