Ideas for a 7th wedding anniversary

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Ideas for a 7th wedding anniversary
Celebrate your seventh anniversary with a trip or special gift. (happy couple image by Mat Hayward from Fotolia.com)

Celebrate your seventh wedding anniversary with gifts that include the anniversary's symbols. Choose from such traditional gifts as wool and copper or such modern items as desk sets and brass. The gift you choose or the way you decide to celebrate your seventh anniversary should reflect you and your spouse, and the way you feel about each other.

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Wool

Give your husband a wool sweater, vest, socks, gloves or a wool blanket large enough for two. Present your wife with seven wool roses, as well as a wool sweater-dress, skirt or scarf.

Choose a gift you both can enjoy, such as a wool carpet or tapestry for your home. Take a trip to a colder place if you live in a warmer climate, or if your anniversary falls during a warm month. Use wool clothing to keep warm during your trip. Take a trip to New Zealand, which is known for its wool production.

Ideas for a 7th wedding anniversary
Wool is a traditional gift for seventh wedding anniversaries. (sweater and shirt on a clothes line image by Gina Smith from Fotolia.com)

Copper

Give your spouse jewellery, such as a copper ring, pendant, cufflinks, bracelet or earrings. Select copper cookware, artwork, statues, figurines or anniversary picture frames for a gift you both can enjoy. Display your copper anniversary gift in your home to remind you of your seventh anniversary.

Visit Utah's Kennecott Copper Mine, which is the largest copper mine in the world, or Copper Mountain, Colorado. Depending on the season, you may be able to use your wool blankets and sweaters at Copper Mountain's ski resort.

Ideas for a 7th wedding anniversary
Copper is another traditional gift for seventh wedding anniversaries. (ring image by Henryk Olszewski from Fotolia.com)

Desk Sets

Buy a desk set for your spouse that matches his home or office workspace. Choose a type of wood that complements his desk and personality. For instance, if he enjoys large, clunky furniture, select a large desk set. If he doesn't have an office job, give him a wooden box filled with chocolates. After the chocolates are gone, he can keep change or small miscellaneous items in the box. If he enjoys an orderly work area, give him a desk set that includes such useful items as pens, pencils, a letter opener and scissors. Give him a leather desk caddie and matching briefcase.

Ideas for a 7th wedding anniversary
Desk sets are a modern seventh anniversary gift. (pen & pencil set image by Vincenzo Novello from Fotolia.com)

Brass

Select brass gifts if you don't like copper. Give your wife such brass items as statues, art, jewellery or kitchen items. Give her a brass instrument if she knows how to play or intends to learn. Treat your wife to dinner and a show--buy tickets to a local brass band performance. For a more lavish gift, take a vacation and attend such events as the Chicago Brass Festival.

Ideas for a 7th wedding anniversary
Give your spouse a new brass instrument. (brass bugle image by Richard J Thompson from Fotolia.com)

Alternative Ideas

Black onyx is the stone associated with the seventh anniversary. Give your spouse jewellery, artwork, figurines or picture frames that are made with black onyx. Combine seventh anniversary symbols--give your loved one a statue or a piece of jewellery that incorporates black onyx and brass or copper.

Give your spouse a jack-in-the-pulpit--the seventh anniversary flower--in a brass or copper planter.

Plan a seven-day trip, vacation or cruise--let each day represent a year of your marriage. Give your spouse seven gifts for your anniversary; one to represent each year you've been married. For example, surprise your loved one with a trip, a wool sweater, a copper statue, a desk set, a brass ring, black onyx earrings and a jack-in-the-pulpit. In addition to giving your loved one a present for each year of marriage, such gifts also incorporate all the seventh anniversary symbols.

Ideas for a 7th wedding anniversary
Jack-in-the-pulpit is the seventh wedding anniversary flower. (jack in the pulpit image by Matthew Antonino from Fotolia.com)

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