A marriage that lasts for 17 years—that\’s 6,205 days and counting—is certainly something to celebrate. That amount of love, commitment, and history deserves a great wedding anniversary gift. Whether you\’re looking for an anniversary gift for your partner or one for a happy couple in your life, there are so many great sources of inspiration to celebrate all those years of marriage. Here, we\’re rounding up a great assortment of traditional and modern 17th wedding anniversary gift ideas, all of which are sure to make your loved one smile.
What is the traditional 17th anniversary gift?
When it comes to themes for the 17th year of marriage, things are pretty straightforward as both the traditional and modern gifting themes are one and the same—furniture. It likely makes a perfect gift too if you\’ve been living together for 17 years or more and your home needs a refresh.
If furniture doesn\’t fit the bill, you can also take inspiration from the 17th anniversary gemstone—the carnelian—or the flower—the red carnation. The 17th wedding anniversary color (spoiler alert, it\’s yellow) is a great starting point too, in all its sunny, happy glory.
The Best 17th Anniversary Gifts
With all that inspiration, it may be a bit overwhelming to choose the right 17th anniversary gift for your spouse or the couple, which is why we\’re here to help. We\’ve scoured the best online retailers to find a great selection of meaningful gifts for all types of couples. Whether you want a traditional gift or prefer to go with something unique and alternative, we\’ve included options aplenty.
1. Dreamy sofa
This sofa from Jonathan Adler is a straight-up showstopper and sure to transform any space. The velvet upholstery is complimented by brass legs for an overall chic and modern aesthetic. It would make the perfect place to cuddle up for an at-home movie date, don\’t you think?
2. Bold luggage
Taking inspiration from the yellow color theme, this lemon-colored suitcase is sure to stand out on the airport conveyor belt (phew!). Lightweight and durable with double spinner wheels, it\’s ready for adventure (an anniversary trip, perhaps?).
3. Creative card
Sometimes a sweet, sentimental card is the best gift, and this one incorporates the 17th anniversary floral theme beautifully. With a 3D pop-up bouquet of red carnations (plus a personalized message inside, of course), your love will be teary-eyed in no time.
4. Sentimental bracelet
While the 17-year anniversary gemstone carnelian isn\’t as common as amethyst or citrine, this bracelet still incorporates it beautifully. It\’s adjustable for just the right fit and features beautiful 14-karat yellow gold and a romantic heart charm.
5. Cool coffee table
For a functional and stylish addition to your living room, look no further than this modern coffee table. Not only does it fulfill the furniture anniversary theme, but it boasts a diverse aesthetic that will go with almost any vibe. Bonus: It\’s built on casters, so it can be moved about with ease.
6. Quirky cuff links
These fun yellow submarine cuff links are sure to be a conversation starter, and they\’re a great way to incorporate the yellow color theme. Warning: That catchy Beatles song may get stuck in your head when wearing them—we trust that you know the one.
7. Sweet treat
This ice cream collection is a sweet alternative to typical anniversary presents. The collection features four delicious pints delivered right to their door, each with fun, anniversary-themed names like \”Mint to Be\” and \”Another Year Sweeter.\”
8. Spicy DIY
Some of the best anniversary gifts are those that give a couple something to do together, like this DIY hot sauce kit. It contains everything they need to spice things up in the kitchen, complete with all the ingredients, customizable labels, and bottles.
9. Chic console
This sleek console table is a great way to incorporate the modern anniversary theme into your home decor. The geometric brass and glass shelves can be used as a bookcase, display shelf, or even media console, making it both functional and fashionable.
10. Love-ly ring
Go big with this gorgeous carnelian and diamond ring. It features two hearts—one with a carnelian gemstone inlay–coiled together in a unique 18-karat rose gold setting.
11. Puzzling table
Puzzled by what to get them? This table makes a great traditional and modern gift for couples who like to put pieces together. It\’s easy to set up and folds for easy storage while keeping all your hard work intact.
12. Cool chair
Tie in the traditional anniversary theme as well as the milestone\’s signature color with this gorgeous velvet chair. It will add a unique pop to any space and serve as a stunning (and cozy) reminder of 17 years of marriage.
13. Smart indoor garden
Shopping for someone with a green thumb? A Click & Grow smart garden is a great home upgrade, whether they\’ve been living there for years or they just moved in. With this sleek device, they\’ll be able to grow flowers, veggies, and more from inside the home. Better yet, the smart garden controls water levels, nutrients, and light to help get the most out of every plant. This bad boy is minimum effort, maximum reward.
14. Sunny purse
Think of this luxe yellow purse as the happy exclamation point on any outfit. With a sweet, lip-shaped top handle, it\’s romantically dubbed the \”kiss tote.\”
15. Sweet seeds
With just a little soil, water, and care, your loved one can grow and enjoy their own harvest of red carnations. They\’ll grow to about two feet high and boast a gorgeous clove scent.
16. Beautiful bed
If your bedroom sanctuary hasn\’t gotten an upgrade in several years, now may be the perfect time for a new bed. This stunning upholstered style has an elegant, tufted headboard and a handy storage drawer underneath.
17. Grown-up toy
For a truly unique gift, opt for this create-your-own reel viewer. Reminiscent of a favorite childhood toy, you can customize the reel with pictures of your life together, then spend a date night together reminiscing over the good ol\’ times.
18. Outdoor furniture
The furniture theme doesn\’t have to stay indoors. A great outdoor patio set can expand your living space and make for a lovely lounging spot. Think of it as a vacation in your very own backyard.
19. Stunning rug
A new rug can transform a room, and this one is more than capable of doing just that. It comes in several different colors and sizes, one of which is sure to be just perfect for their space.
20. Classic cuff links
They can wear a reminder of your love right on their sleeve with these handmade carnelian cuff links. Set in silver-plated metal, they make for a downright dapper addition to any special occasion outfit.