Some of you will recall that a few weeks ago, I realised that with a wedding anniversary coming up, I needed a suitable gift for the lovely Mrs 6000. Having done some rudimentary calculations, I was able to deduce that we have been married 6 years and a small amount of research informed me that this is therefore our “iron” anniversary.
Iron is nowhere near as easy as (last year’s) wood to find something appropriate as a gift. Wood is used virtually everywhere: jewellery, ornaments,
spoons, trees – most things around us have some wood in them somewhere and finding a beautiful gift was not difficult.
Interestingly, iron is also found everywhere, but not often in appropriate gift form: heavy machinery, shipping chains, big nails. It’s not what she would want as a present from her loving husband.
Then I realised that I was thinking laterally and not literally: don’t get something made of iron, per se, but why not get her an actual iron! Practical, modern and very obviously iron-related! Brilliant!
Step forward this funky little number from Russell Hobbs (the Easy Fill 17877), featuring:
- 2400W element
- Unique water filling funnel
- Anti calcium and drip functions
- Ceramic soleplate – smoooooth, baby!
- Purple easigrip™ handle – feels so good!
- 6 steam settings
- 12 month guarantee
I think that even the most inventive amongst you would be hard pushed to find a better present. I can like to think out of the box! Talking of which: I can’t wait to see her face when she gets this out of its box over dinner. Boom!
For the seventh anniversary, traditional materials are copper and wool and the modern materials are brass and desk sets.
Copper, hey? Maybe we can get that rewiring in the garage done…