Traditional, Modern and Symbolic Anniversary Gifts
Below is a list of both traditional and modern gift materials, as well as classic flower and gemstone symbols, which mark a couple’s 17th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Wallflower|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Orchid|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||Rose|
|Traditional Gift – France||Rose|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Violet|
|Flower Gift||Red Carnation|
About 17th Wedding Anniversaries
Seventeen years married… As you celebrate your 17th wedding anniversary, are you feeling like a teenager again? Well, just a little. Looking back at what it means for many to be 17, the most eagerly awaited event – especially in the UK – is finally being able to obtain your driving licence.
And, just like that exciting moment of youthful pleasure and relief (when you can legally drive a car on your own), your 17th wedding anniversary is another invigorating milestone.
How to Celebrate Your 17th Wedding Anniversary
This is a great opportunity to surprise your loved one and whisk them away to a romantic location. What about renting an open-top car and driving to a bucolic setting in the country – or catching the ferry to France for the weekend?
If you prefer to stay at home for your 17th wedding anniversary, maybe you could invest in a state-of-the-art matrimonial bed, for the two of you to sink into after a candlelit dinner. After all, furniture is the suggested gift for a modern celebration of this anniversary. And surely a bed is the most important piece of furniture in the house – at least on this date!
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Quoted by Dr. Seuss
17th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
Breakfast in bed is always a great way to start the day, especially if you keep it a secret until the last moment and surprise your partner with flowers and champagne. Later on you can enjoy a glass of Baileys Irish Cream, which just happens to have a 17% alcohol level.
Prefer to try something different today? Seventeen is the coming of age for wizards in the Harry Potter books. So, if you are both Harry Potter fans, this is a great excuse (if one were needed) to visit the Harry Potter Experience at Warner Brothers Studios in London.
Coach Tour from London to The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour for Two – £175, Red Letter Days
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 17TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Q: What is the 17th wedding anniversary called?
A: The 17th wedding anniversary does not have a traditional symbolic name.
Q: What is the 17th wedding anniversary gemstone?
A: The 17th wedding anniversary gemstone is carnelian, which ranges in colour from yellow-orange to a rich near-reddish orange, and to orangey brown. It is also known to empower and stimulate, and for being a stone of courage, endurance, energy, leadership and motivation.
Q: What is the 17th wedding anniversary symbol?
A: There is no symbol for a 17th wedding anniversary, but the modern gift is furniture so this can be a useful guide for anniversary gifts.
Q: What is the 17th wedding anniversary colour?
A: The 17th wedding anniversary colour is yellow or orange, associated with the colours of this year’s anniversary gemstone (carnelian).
Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 17th wedding anniversary?
A: We do not have a traditional gift for a 17th wedding anniversary, but the modern gift is furniture.
Q: What is the 17th year anniversary flower?
A: The 17th wedding anniversary flower is the red carnation, which represents love and affection.
Sunset Glow Bouquet – £18.99
17th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 17th wedding anniversary?
The modern-day gift for a 17th wedding anniversary is furniture, and this can really be any piece or item that furnishes your home – you just need to put on your creative thinking cap.
Montblanc Gifts For Him From – £250, Montblanc
Wooden Table Top Pool – £25.00, Gift Experience
Personalised Outdoor Adventure Set – £24.99, Gift Experience
Henry Desktop Vacuum Cleaner – £14.99, Prezzybox
We have more 17th anniversary gift suggestions below, as well as hundreds of additional ideas on our other anniversary pages.
Men’s Sports Clothing from – £19.90, Jogging Point
Driving Dreams Gift Box – £49.99, Red Letter Days
Cadbury Chocolate & Beer Hamper – £22.00, Cadbury Gifts Direct
Credit Card Powerbank – £9.99, Prezzybox
17th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 17th wedding anniversary?
Jewellery made from the classic 17th wedding anniversary gemstone, carnelian, is extremely affordable and just as attractive as other more expensive options.
Montblanc Gifts For Her from – £250, Montblanc
Sterling Silver Red Carnelian Pendant – £50.00, Acotis Diamonds
Swarovski Crystal Pen – £45.00, Acotis Diamonds
Body Shop Body Fragrance Gift Sets from – £35.00, Body Shop
Would you like to check out other gift suggestions? We have more for you to choose from below.
Personalised Rose Gold Glass Jewellery Box – £29.99, Gift Experience
Green Apple Paperweight By Caithness Glass – £49.99, Gift Experience
UK Pampering Experiences from – £49.00, Red Letter Days
Personalised Secret Message Sequin Cushion Cover – £19.99, Gift Experience
17th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for the Couple and Him & Her
Galway Crystal Sapphire Dune Bowl – £79.90, Belleek
2 Bar Chocolate Club – £6.00, Love Cacoa
Lilliput Bistro Set – £69.99, Selections
The Best of British Tasting Box – £40.00, Pong Cheese
Experience Day Gifts for All
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Location visit
- Travel gift vouchers
- Special 17th wedding anniversary location and meal
- Steam locomotive journey and lunch
- Adrenaline days (special offers)
- Luxury spa day for two
- Helicopter ride for two
The traditional 17th wedding anniversary gemstone is carnelian.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Visit a wildlife park, followed by an al fresco lunch amidst nature.
- Buy a new latest-model bed with all the comfortable trimmings.
- Rent an open-top supercar and enjoy a drive into the country to a boutique hotel for an overnight stay.
- Arrange a celebratory gathering at home or in a local pub or restaurant, and party like you are 17 again.
Whatever you decide, whether it is heading into the hills for a romantic weekend getaway, or treating yourselves to a fancy new bed, make sure you fully enjoy your 17th wedding anniversary. It’s another special number full of rich memories.