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17th Wedding Anniversary

Gift Ideas for the 17th Wedding Anniversary

The Basics

Seventeen years represents a huge achievement for your marriage. You could say it has almost come of age.

You've been together for a long time, learned a lot about each other (and yourself), are possibly raising children together, and so can celebrate all you've achieved.

There are bound to have been some ups and downs in your relationship, but you've weathered them and come out stronger.

Celebrate your marriage and consider buying a gift which symbolises everything you share.

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Traditional Gift: Furniture

Vanity Makeup Table in rose gold

Although traditional gifts aren't usually stated for every year after the 15th anniversary, many do consider furniture to be a traditional gift for the 17th anniversary.

The furniture itself doesn't have to be traditional. Choose something which reflects your tastes, activities and interests as a couple.

Furniture can be made from a wide variety of materials, with wood, metal, plastic and glass being amongst the most popular.

There's no limit to what types of furniture can be bought, from large, grand pieces and sets, to smaller individual pieces for specific tasks.

Perhaps pick a smaller piece of furniture that you know your partner has always wanted, like a rocking chair or a table. It might be worth forgoing a little of the romance for larger items and decide together what you want for your home.

Modern Gift: Furniture/ Shell Roses

Crafts - Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels

We've already discussed the gift of furniture, also listed as a modern 17th anniversary gift, so let's turn our attention to shell roses.

You know what roses are, and also what shells are, but you may never have observed shell roses.

As the name suggests, this is a depiction/model of a rose flower, made from various seashells.

Various shells can be used, including oyster, auger, nautilus and snail shells.

As you might imagine, this is a handmade gift which can either be created by you, or from a skilled artist either locally or via various online craft sites.

Make the gift extra special by choosing from handmade artisan jewelry, with the same convenience of Amazon online shopping.

Associated Gemstone: -

Gemstones - Photo by Sharon McCutcheon from Pexels

No gemstone is officially linked to the seventeenth wedding anniversary. The Jewelers of America suggest giving a gift of a watch, which itself could include jewels or gemstones.

Associated Flower: -

Daisy heart

No flower is officially linked to the 17th wedding anniversary.

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