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Seventh anniversary on the horizon? Lucky you! Although seven may seem like an arbitrary year, it’s a meaningful milestone on the way to a decade of marriage. Plus, it’s a number packed with symbolism that spans religions, mythology, superstition, and philosophy. Most importantly— it’s lucky! So seven years of marriage is a perfect time to celebrate your journey as a couple.
The traditional gifts for a seventh anniversary are copper and wool. Copper is durable and represents love and protection. In contrast, wool is symbolic of warmth and comfort. The modern gifts, on the other hand, are a desk set or stationery, representing the pride for each other’s work as well as the work of the relationship and all you’ve accomplished as a couple. And if those themes speak to you, a sentimental, romantic gift is always a great option as a gift for your spouse.
Read on for the best seventh-anniversary gifts.
Turqui Shops Custom Traditional 7th Wedding or Anniversary Present
Here’s a sentimental gift that’s packed with meaning. This handmade, custom wall hanging features the lyrics from your song, a cut-out of the state you call home, and your names and wedding date. It’s the kind of gift that will make you saw awwwwww!
Port-Style Dial-A-Drink Cocktail Shaker
Perfect for the cocktail connoisseur, this copper cocktail shaker has a special feature—all the recipes to make your favorite drinks! Twist the sleeve to reveal the ingredients for whipping up a host of delightful cocktails. It’s almost too easy.
GrowlerWerks uKeg Carbonated Growler, 64oz, Copper
Does your partner dream of having a beer on tap at home? Make that dream a reality with this pressurized growler, which keeps beer—and other carbonated drinks—fresh and fizzy for up to two weeks. What makes it even more awesome? It’s portable, which will make you the couple that has fresh brew on tap at barbecues and picnics.
Maurivel Copper 5-Piece Cookware Set
Seven years is a perfect time to upgrade the cookware you received off your registry—this time with luxe copper. Known for its exceptional heat conductivity and temperature control, copper cookware is a favorite among chefs and makes a perfect gift for the culinary wiz in your life.
Minted Art Deco Leaves Personalized Stationery
Seeing her name in gold foil might just bring her back to the wedding invitations that started it all. This custom set has an art deco vibe that’s chic, romantic, and ideal for leaving you a love note or two!
Airbnb Gift Card
Life is a journey, and seven years is the perfect moment to support that adventurous spirit you both share. Celebrate with a gift card to Airbnb. The world is your oyster, and there’s nobody else you’d rather share it with!
Uncommon Goods The Story of Us
Melt your partner’s heart with this sentimental gift that tells the story of your love. With room for memories and photos for you to fill out ahead of time or complete with your love, this book won’t just stay on the shelf.
A.M. Thorne White Moonstone + Salt + Pepper Diamond Necklace
A seventh anniversary is a perfect opportunity to adorn the lady in your life with pretty jewels. This 14K yellow gold necklace features a moonstone—known for its connection to sensuality, intuition, and feminine energy—and a salt and pepper rose-cut diamond.
Artifact Uprising Signature Layflat Photo Album
Surprise and delight bae with seven years of memories featured in this custom photo album. Thoughtful and personal, this album allows you to select custom layouts and color schemes that match your partner’s taste—or your wedding theme colors!
Farm Girl Flowers Big Love Burlap Wrapped Bouquet
Flowers are a gift that never goes out of style, and this arrangement is a stunner. An array of 35 high-quality stems are arranged in a romantic bouquet and wrapped in an up-cycled, biodegradable coffee bag. It's sure to make her swoon.
Alice Made This Alexander Copper Cufflinks
Contemporary and considered, these copper cufflinks are a singular and meaningful gift for a seventh wedding anniversary. Inspired and informed by Aerospace technology, each cufflink is made with precision by engineers in the industry. Who knew a pair of cufflinks could be so impressive?!
Cheree Berry Paper From the Mini Bar Personalized Stationery
If you dream of your man leaving you love notes, a set of personalized stationery might just be the nudge he needs to drop those sweet sentiments. This personalized set has a handsome design and comes complete with return-addressed envelopes.
Options abound when it comes to seventh-anniversary gifts. Copper, wool, desk sets, and stationery are all typical for the occasion, while romantic or sentimental gifts are a stellar option as well. If you’re in the market for something made of one of the traditional materials of copper or wool, the Mauviel cookware and Citizenry La Brisa throw are both beautifully crafted and an invitation for a cozy date night. Looking for a desk set or special stationery? We love the Mark & Graham Italian Leather Desk Gift Set—which is as utilitarian as it is stylish. And the Minted Art Deco Leaves personalized stationery will make a lasting impression.
What to look for in an anniversary gift
When it comes to choosing an anniversary gift, letting your heart lead the way and leaning into that seemingly cheesy or sentimental something isn’t such a bad idea. If you’re the traditional type, choosing a gift that’s made of copper or wool is a classic way to mark the occasion. Finding something special that’s made of one of those materials, but still has meaning for you as a couple, will make it that much more memorable.
The modern seventh-anniversary gift is a desk set or stationary. While they may seem utilitarian as gifts, they’re symbolic of the pride in the work you’ve done together as a couple and are better suited for those who favor the utilitarian over the sentimental. Regardless of what route you choose, reminding your partner about how much they mean to you by choosing a thoughtful gift is what counts.
What are some creative anniversary ideas?
Anniversary gifts don’t always have to be wrapped up in a box. There are plenty of creative ways to celebrate that don’t involve buying something at a store. And surprising your partner with an out-of-the-ordinary gift is seriously romantic.
For the sentimental duo, a trip down memory lane is sure to spark romance. Create a map—hand-drawn, printed, or purchased—that traces the places and moments that were significant in your relationship. Draw hearts at each of your favorite spots as a couple—your favorite coffee shop, the park where you said "yes", the church where you were married—and reminisce. Take it a step further by making a day of revisiting each place on the map.
Since anniversaries are about love, going back to the place where it all began by recreating your first date is another fun and thoughtful way to honor your relationship. Think back on the details of the date—where you went, what you wore, the ways that you connected—and create an experience that brings it all back (along with those first date butterflies)!
Tap into your inner poet and wow—and woo—your partner with a handwritten love poem. Don’t overthink it, just let the words flow. Write it out on a pretty piece of paper, put it in an envelope, and seal it with a kiss. This gift’s about as timeless as love itself!
Does the idea of spoiling your partner make your heart skip a beat? Consider cooking them a romantic meal at home, complete with all the courses. Or treat them to a candle-lit spa night by drawing a bubble bath, dimming the lights, and popping out the bubbly for a romantic evening that’s also nurturing and sweet.
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