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11th Anniversary Gift - Steel


Steel Watch

It is traditional to give an 11th anniversary gift of steel in both the USA and Britain. There are many items made from steel and if you browse around your local department store you should get plenty of inspiration. From cutlery boxes to fun gifts, there are many that would be considered unique gifts.

We hope these suggestions will help you...

Crafted Steel Rose

Purchase a crafted rose made out of steel for the happy couple. You could also include a pretty vase to put the gift in.

Steel Thermos Flask

Buy a steel thermos flask for the couple and they will never have to worry about it getting broken. Ideal for keeping cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. But not together obviously!!

Steel Cutlery For An 11th Anniversary Gift

This is often made from stainless steel. Look out for the 18/10 cutlery sets often sold as canteens of cutlery.

Steel Flowers

steel roses

Buy your wife a beautiful bouquet of flowers made of steel. They will last the year (at least!) and will make a good talking point for visitors. Take a look at this link to view steel roses suitable for this anniversary.


Wine Goblets

Steel win goblets are available in presentation boxes. These make suitable gifts for the couples who enjoy a glass of wine. A bottle of their favorite wine may be added if you wish to spend a little more on the gift.

steel pocket watch


Buy his and her stainless steel watches. Or maybe just a watch for your partner? Ideal 11th anniversary gifts. Or you might consider a steel pocket watch for the office worker who holds lots of meetings and needs to keep track of the time during them.

Coffee Mugs

Coffee mugs are available in steel. Some come with a lid so are ideal for the outdoors. Buy a pair to make an ideal 11th anniversary gift.

Steel Glasses

No more broken or chipped glasses. Purchase a set of stainless steel wine glasses. Sure to be a talking point with your friends.

Wine Stopper

Buy a wine stopper and have it engraved with the date of the anniversary. Buy a bottle of wine so the couple are able to use the stopper. Wrap in foil gift wrap and decorate with a large bow.

Steel Sculptures

Made out of nuts and bolts and other unusual shaped pieces of metal, sculptures come in all shapes and sizes. You may wish to buy the person a desk tidy, or maybe a sculpture in the shape of an animal or bird. If the person likes playing snooker you may be able to find one that is a snooker table with two players standing by it.


Buy a stainless steel wallet for your spouse. Woven from stainless steel fibers the wallet is as flexible as one made from leather.

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Facts about Steel

Steel is a metal alloy whose major component is iron, with a carbon content between 0.02% and 1.7% by weight. There are many other alloying elements that may be used. Carbon is the most cost effective material.

The earliest evidence of steel making is an area in Sri Lanka where thousands of sites were found. These early furnaces which date from 300 B.C. were powered by Monsoon winds.

Look out for cutlery that is 18/10 stainless steel. The steel is 18% chromium and 10% nickel.

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