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 7th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||Wool|
|Traditional Gift – US||Wool and Copper|
|Traditional Gift – Australia||Wool|
|Traditional Gift – Canada||Wool and Copper|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Wool|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Copper|
|Traditional Gift – France||Wool|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Wool|
|Modern Gift||Desk Stationery Set|
- About 7th Wedding Anniversary
- How to Celebrate Your 7th Wedding Anniversary
- Common Questions About the 7th Wedding Anniversary
- 7th Anniversary Gifts for Him
- 7th Anniversary Gifts for Her
- 7th Anniversary Gifts for Them
About 7th Wedding Anniversaries
The key symbols representing your 7th wedding anniversary are copper and wool – both known for producing heat.
Highlighting warmth, comfort, safety and security, these elements are certainly appropriate (and necessary) ingredients for consolidating a healthy and stable marriage.
So happily reflect on those traits as you celebrate seven years of marriage together.
How to Celebrate a 7th Wedding Anniversary
The 7th wedding anniversary is a more important milestone than some people might immediately realise.
After all, the phrase “seven year itch” derives from the conventional wisdom that – if a couple have made it through their seventh year of marriage without falling victim to divorce – it is highly likely they will stay married for the rest of their lives.
Now, that is really something to celebrate in style.
I think it’s wonderful that you’re married. I think it’s just elegant.” Quoted by The Girl, played by Marilyn Monroe in 1955 romantic comedy film “The Seven-Year-Itch”
7th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
For your 7 years of marriage together, you could choose to buy something from each theme or splash out on some stunning jewellery. There are many different items that showcase your love and appreciation of a solid marriage that is entering its eighth year.
Copper is one of the two symbolic gifts that are traditionally chosen to celebrate a 7th wedding anniversary.
Copper has long been a symbol of both prosperity and luck. And couples who make it to this milestone have certainly experienced good fortune in first of all finding each another and subsequently spending seven happy years together.
There is a wide range of copper gifts that are both practical and meaningful. If you are handy with metal-working tools, you could even make something yourself from copper.
Fashion jewellery using copper and onyx and yellow sapphire gemstones is a wonderfully personal 7 year anniversary gift that will always be treasured.
Common Questions About The 7 Year Anniversary
Q: What is the 7th wedding anniversary called?
A: The 7th wedding anniversary is known as the wool anniversary.
Q: What is the 7th wedding anniversary gemstone?
A: The 7th wedding anniversary gemstone is the Onyx, is a stone that offers up powerful vibrations of protection, strength, focus, and willpower.
Q: What is the 7th wedding anniversary symbol?
A: The 7th wedding anniversary is symbolised by wool.
Q: What is the 7th wedding anniversary colour?
A: The colour synonymous with the 7th wedding anniversary is yellow, onyx or off white.
Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 7th wedding anniversary?
A: The traditional gift for the 7th wedding anniversary is wool, and the modern gift is stationery or desk gadgets.
Q: What is the 7th year anniversary flower?
A: The classic flower for 7th wedding anniversary is the Freesia, generally include friendship, trust, thoughtfulness and innocence.
7th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 7th wedding anniversary?
For a woollen gift, how about a sweater made in the Aran Islands of Ireland featuring the pattern known as “marriage lines”, which has twists and turns in the design – representing the ups-and-downs of a marriage. Here are some gift ideas to get you started…
Looking for further inspiration for what to buy your husband? Check out these gifts ideas to mark your 7 years together…
7th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 7th wedding anniversary?
The two symbolic gifts for your wife celebrating this special year of marriage are copper and wool – with wool representing the warmth of your love and the comfort prevailing in your relationship. Here are some ideas to give you some inspiration for what to buy your wife this year:
Still looking for an anniversary gift for your wife? Check out the ideas below or those showcased on our other anniversary pages. We are sure we have something that you (and more imporantly, she) will like – and for her to savour.
7th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him & Her
If you are looking to buy a 7 year anniversary gift for a couple, take a look at these suggestions below to give you some inspiration…
Travel & Experience Gifts
If you’re looking for something a little different, how about a travel or experience gift, something that you can enjoy together…
- Location visit (to a sheep farm or wool workshop)
- Travel gift vouchers
- Romantic meal at a favourite restaurant
- Luxury afternoon tea for two
- Pleasure flight for two
- Luxury spa day for two
- Theme park and rides
Something Different & Unique
And you if you’re looking for a very different type of gift to buy, how about some of these inspiring ideas?
- Install a copper garden fire pit.
- Incorporate copper artwork for inside the home or outdoors.
- Arrange a surprise holiday getaway in Ireland’s Aran Islands.
- Celebrate with a party at home or in a local pub, bar or restaurant.
As with all wedding anniversaries, you can choose a traditional gift or be inventive and select something a little out of the box. Whatever you decide on, make sure your 7th wedding anniversary is enjoyable for both of you – and make it memorable.
About The Author
This page has been written by Justin Aldridge. Justin is passionate about helping couples to make their anniversary as special as possible. Justin enjoys being creative and coming up with different and inspiring ideas for couples to celebrate their anniversary in style each year.