7th wedding anniversary gift ideas

7-anniv-ideas The number seven (for 7th anniversary) braided in chunky, off-white woold roving (wool is one of the traditional 7th anniversary gifts) on a background weaving that includes peach, tan and off-white yard and crocheted flowers

Traditional: Wool/Copper

Modern: Desk Sets

Read on for unique ideas for giving 7th anniversary gifts—as well writing anniversary messages and celebrating the happy occasion.

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7th anniversary gifts and ideas for spouses  

What to give


  • Give a sweater that matches their eyes.
  • If they like to knit, give them a whole basket full of quality yarns.
  • Add some personalized touches to their desk.



  • Spoil them with something made from the finest cashmere.
  • Give a modern desktop: a laptop or tablet.


What to write

What to write in a 7th anniversary card

  • “Remember (insert silly memory here)? That wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without you!”
  • “I definitely didn’t break a mirror on our wedding day, because this has been seven years of awesome luck for me.”
  • “This right here is what a great marriage is: finding joy, facing trouble and loving each other along the way.”


What to write about in a 7th anniversary love letter

  • Seven of your favorite dates together
  • Seven ways they’re super thoughtful
  • Seven of your funniest mishaps (now that they’re in the past!)


How to celebrate

  • Get a puzzle made out of one of your favorite pictures of the two of you, then spend an evening (or several) working on it.
  • Rent a convertible for the day and take a long, scenic drive. Bring a wool blanket to snuggle up in, since wool is the traditional seventh anniversary gift.
  • Play like kids at an arcade, or find a go-kart track and race each other.

More ideas for anniversaries

7th anniversary gifts and ideas for family and friends  

What to give
  • Give them a wool blanket embroidered with their monogram.
  • Surprise them with a pet sheep! Just kidding. Don’t do that. Try a selection of gourmet sheep’s milk cheeses, instead.


What to write in a 7th anniversary card

  • “No matter what, you always have love on your side—and that’s a beautiful thing.”
  • “We’ve loved watching your love grow, year after year.”
  • “Any time we’re lucky enough to spend time with you, we’re always struck by how good you two are together.”

Stacey Donovan has been a writer and editor at Hallmark for more than 20 years. She also writes romance novels (under a pseudonym), and has collected a wealth of obscure knowledge in the process.