Can you believe it’s been seven years since you said I do? Time really does fly when you’re having fun!
You’ve been together long enough to have an very good idea of what makes you both tick, and your 7th year anniversary is the perfect time to show how well you know each other. That said, you’ve likely bought each other a ton of gifts by now. Finding a new and exciting twist can take a bit of thought.
To help kick start your inspiration, we’ve got some insight into the traditional seventh anniversary gifts for both him and her as well as a roundup of our favorites.
What’s the Traditional 7th Year Anniversary Gift?
Much has been made about the so called ‘seven year itch‘ in marriage. You’ll know how little that means when you’ve found your special someone. That said, this is a great anniversary to remind your partner just how much you care about them. If you follow UK anniversary gifting tradition, look for a woollen gift to help you do it.
Symbolizing comfort and warmth, wool is a great reminder that your beloved is there to look out for you — and vice versa.
If wool doesn’t appeal, take your cue from the US and hunt for copper gifts. Not only does it have a rosy glow, but it’s also the metal most associated with Venus, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
Modern 7th Anniversary Gift
If you’d rather go for a modern take on your anniversary gifts, then you’ll be looking at desk sets and things made of brass (maybe you could even combine the two).
- Freesia: A popular and fragrant flower around the world, freesia symbolizes friendship, trust, and innocence.
- Onyx: The traditional gemstone for a 7th anniversary is the black onyx – claimed to bestow health, success in lawsuits, and safe travels among other things.
Wool Anniversary Gifts for Her
Pick something soft and snugly to make her feel pampered. Or appeal to her love of shiny things with a flash of copper. Either way, find a gift to make her smile seven years in.
1) Wool Throw Blanket
There are few things more romantic than snuggling up together under a cosy blanket, and these gorgeous throws are super soft and sure to make your lady feel extra special. If she’s the outdoorsy type, one of the darker shades can double up as a luxurious picnic blanket – just be sure to pack some bubbly too!
2) Wool Area Rug
Think outside the box, with a lush woollen rug that will give any room a warm and homely feel. If your beloved likes to spend time reading, crafting or curled up in front of the TV, there’s a good chance she’ll appreciate having such a stunning looking rug to dress up her living room.
3) Knitted Wool Blanket
Is your wife into interior design? Furthermore, have you ever snuck a peek at who she follows on Instagram?
If so, there’s a good chance you’ll have spotted one of these amazing blankets. They’re everywhere, and its no wonder — the chunky knit just screams cosy, casual elegance.
5) Wool Scarf
Perhaps one of the most traditional suggestions on our list, but also one of the most practical! After all, who doesn’t love a good wool scarf on a cold day??
A scarf is easy to wear and always useful. Just be sure to pick a pretty colour and luxurious wool blend. This delicate peach from Nordstroms is just the ticket.
6) Wool Mongolian Sheepskin Pillow
Fluffy, soft and so adorable! A sheepskin pillow makes an excellent couch companion or bed buddy.
Give your partner a throw cushion that’s sure to make them smile. And don’t be too surprised if she names it. Yes, we named ours.
7) Wool Cuff Statement Bracelet
Jewellery is always an excellent anniversary gift because it tends to speak to all of the special occasions you’ll be spending together when she wears it. A statement bracelet like this is all the better. Choose from the perfect palette of nature-inspired colors and personalize with your initials on the inside. She’s sure to adore this piece nearly as much as she loves you.
8) Black Onyx Cushion Earrings
by Blue Nile
There’s almost no room to go wrong with a set of classic black onyx stud earrings. Onyx is symbolic of a 7th anniversary, and believed to be filled with the energies of love and affection. A cushion-cut adds a hint of contemporary, while the four-prong sterling silver setting keeps it completely timeless.
9) Felted Goat’s Milk Soap
Sometimes, it’s the smallest and most heartfelt gifts that mean the most. If you’re watching the pennies or busy saving up for bigger adventures together, why not choose something sweet and useful like an adorable felted soap?
10) Wool Footwear
Comfortable woollen footwear is the kind of gift your hard-working other half is sure to appreciate again and again. Perfect for home or walks in the park, eco-friendly clogs keep toes warm while looking out for the planet.
11) Wool Purse
There’s a good chance your favourite lady will love swapping her heavy handbag for a light and breezy woollen purse. Choose one big enough to carry all of her daily essentials and your gift can quickly turn into an everyday treat.
12) Wool Art
“Wool art, really?” I hear you say.
Okay, maybe this one isn’t for everyone. But the first time I saw this I thought it was such a unique gift idea.
If your wife has an artistic eye or a love of crafts, what better way to celebrate your time together by commemorating it with a work of art? Modern textile art made with hand-felted wool can be an interesting statement piece for the home or office.
13) Bouquet of Freesia
Fresh cut fowers add new energy and inspiration at any time of year. Freesia has a gorgeous sweet smell (a little like summer berries) that will liven up your home many days beyond your anniversary. Pink and purple freesia in particular are soft, romantic and the most fragrant of all colors. That’s why this bouquet is a clear contender!
Wool Anniversary Gifts for Him
Seven years in and you guys are still going strong. Find him a woollen gift that appeals to his softer side, or choose an outdoor accessory that reminds him you love his adventurous spirit.
1) Wool Backpack
I just love the look of this wool backpack. Made from 100% wool felt, 100% full grain leather, and solid brass hardware.
As one Etsy reviewer states, “He got everything he needed in it when travelling for an overnight business trip. Used it as his carry-on and easily accessed his laptop. It wasn’t bulky and it was perfect for him to bring into a meeting with such a stylish look.”
2) Wool Felt Coasters
If he enjoys dipping into a bottle of malt or sampling a few craft beers of a weekend (and who doesn’t!?), a set of wool felt coasters will be a great companion for his favourite tipple.
3) Wool Beanie
by North Face
If your other half likes to stay active, a wool beanie is a fun, budget-savvy way to support his hobbies. Perfect whether he’s a golfer, runner, or even just a laid back weekend rambler, give him a gift he’ll be happy to use all the time.
4) Copper Wood Burning Fire Pit
Give your guy a gift that will add to the outdoor area of your home. Nothing makes a statement like a big, bold designed copper fire pit.
5) Wool Toiletry Bag
If you’re a couple who loves to holiday, a wool toiletry bag is a practical choice that also gives a nod to some of your most special moments together. On the other hand, if he has to travel a lot for work, it will be a nice reminder that you’re thinking of him every time he’s away.
6) Merino Wool Scarf
I know, again with the scarf gift idea!! But hey, we love a good scarf – especially when made from Merino wool. Wrap up your husband in a hug, even when you’re not around, with a super soft scarf. Merino acts to transport moisture away from the skin so he’ll never feel cold and clammy with accessory this around his neck. It’s a gift he will use again and again and can easily be scaled up or down to meet your budget.
8) Wool Picnic Blanket
Conjure up all the fun and romance that only a picnic can provide:
- Sandwiches at the top of a mountain
- A glass of champagne by the beach
- Sunset watching in a secluded vineyard in Tuscany (okay, this one is more of a secret fantasy!)
A traditional picnic blanket is destined for lots of unforgettable dates and weekend breaks.
Until next year (hint it’s electrical appliances), thanks for checking out our list of wool anniversary gift ideas. Congratulations on your seventh anniversary and we wish you all the best in the years to come!