Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell starred in a 1955 film adaptation of a play by George Axelrod called The Seven Year Itch. It has become a tongue in cheek way to look at a 7th wedding anniversary and the years that follow. Are you worried about the seven year itch getting a hold on your marriage? Better get her a 7th wedding anniversary gift.
Seven is also considered a lucky number. It’s a number that has found favor in history too. The Earth was created in 6 days and on the 7th day God rested. There are seven days in a week, Snow White lived with seven dwarves, James Bond is 007, and there are seven colors in a rainbow. Along with a number of other common occurrences. Research has shown that people will more often than not choose number 7 when asked to name an odd number between 1 and 10.
If you want to understand a bit more about the significance of lucky number 7 spend a few minutes reading this.
7th Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her
Silver-Dipped Rose Silver
- A real rose coated in pure silver
- In a stylish display case, with an authenticity certificate.
- Bright and lustrous mirror finish
Gold-Dipped Rose Gold rose
- A real rose dipped in 24 karat gold
- Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
- In a beautiful PU leather display case
- Brilliant and lustrous mirror finish
Jewelry Set Sets
- Includes a real glazed rose, trimmed with 24k gold
- Combined with pendant and earrings from natural rose petals
- In a high quality leather display case
7 years of married life deserves a symbolic gift
There are a number of themes that have been chosen to symbolize various wedding anniversary years. For a seventh anniversary the traditional themes are copper and wool in the USA, and in the UK the theme is woollen items. Traditional themes were chosen because the materials were easily available, but also for the deep meaning they held. Wool symbolizes comfort and warmth, while copper is renowned for its beauty and durability. All important qualities in an enduring marriage.
Celebrate the warmth and comfort of your relationship with 7th wedding anniversary gifts
Wool is a very traditional gift for a 7 year anniversary. Chosen because of the warmth and comfort it gives. It has never gone out of fashion and been used for heirloom items for centuries. Items made from wool can be highly decorated, as well as being very practical. Woolen blankets are made throughout the world, and considered a gift of distinction. As well as being beautiful, wool is hardwearing and will easily stand the test of time. More great ideas for 7th wedding anniversary gifts made from wool include:
- Matching sweaters
- Wool coat
- Sheepskin car seat covers
- Sheepskin slippers
Copper is another material that glimmers with beauty, but is nevertheless durable. Copper items make a great addition to the home Copper kettles, cooking pots, and shimmering trinkets all brighten up a marital home. And there are also some very delightful items of copper jewelry that make great 7 year anniversary gifts for her. Or why not choose one of the following:
- Copper vase
- Lucky penny
- Copper wind chimes
- Vacation in Copper Canyon, Mexico
- A trip to New York to enjoy the spectacle of the Statue of Liberty
Moving away from traditional gifts, desk sets and pen and pencil sets are the modern alternative.
Onyx is the gemstone associated with 7 year wedding anniversary gifts
If you’re looking for inspiration, regarding a 7th wedding anniversary gift, there is also the gemstone onyx to consider. Onyx is a gemstone found in a number of places around the world, including Germany, India, Latin America, the UK, and in various US states. It has been used throughout history for hardstone carving and for making jewelry. It was first used in Egypt, as early as the Second Dynasty, for making bowls and other pottery items. In the 1920s and 1930s green onyx from Brazil was frequently used in art deco sculptures. There is mention of onyx in the Bible and it was known to the Ancient Greeks and Romans.
Give your spouse a gift made from onyx for a seventh anniversary gift and it represents a harmonious relationship, safe from harm and hurt. Black onyx is thought to represent invisibility, and provide protection from harm.
The freesia – a flower that signifies friendship and innocence
Just like the traditional and modern themes, there is also an anniversary flower that represents 7 years of marriage. The Freesia symbolizes respect, trust, and friendship. Important qualities for a long term marriage, and vital for maintaining a strong bond between two people.
Freesias are a herbaceous perennial flowering plant that is named after German botanist and doctor Friedrich Freese. It is native to the eastern side of southern Africa, with most species found in Cape Provinces. The plant has funnel-shaped flowers and a heady fragrance. They are very popular as part of a wedding bouquet, as well as being used for fragrance in hand creams, candles, and shampoos. So if you’d prefer to give her something other than the real deal, why not give her a product that has the scent of Freesias?
We hope you’ve got enough ideas to get you started. If you’re still lacking inspiration, take a look at some of our other pages. We’ve pages featuring the best anniversary gifts as well as ideas for romantic anniversary gifts. Don’t feel pressured to pick a particular theme. What matters most is that your partner adores the gift. Not that it fulfilled a particular parameter. Of course it would be good to pick a gift that fits a particular theme, but there is far more to giving anniversary gifts than following a tried and tested path.
We wish all our readers a happy wedding anniversary and may your dreams of giving the perfect gift come true. Not just this year, but every year after.