What is the traditional seventh anniversary gift?

Wool is the traditional seventh anniversary gift as it's said to symbolise the warmth and security you feel in marriage, just like being wrapped in a cosy wool throw. There are many lovely gift options for wool from blankets and throws to slippers and socks. There's also plenty of variety, with pieces ranging from the classic sheep wool to alpaca fibres.

What is the modern seventh anniversary gift?

Much like many of the modern anniversary gifts, the seventh anniversary gift is desk stationery sets. Although not the romantic reasoning that wool offers, the modern gift is meant to represent the work that goes into making a marriage successful. Despite its slightly less inspiring meaning, this is actually a really good gift idea - especially for stationery fanatics!

Find a fabulous seventh anniversary gift with these traditional and modern ideas...

5 wool anniversary gifts

Lambswool Blanket in Stewart Natural Dress Tartan

Wool seventh anniversary gift

Designed in Edinburgh, this tartan blanket is a luxurious gift for your seventh anniversary. This one is made from lambswool, which is one of the highest quality sheep wools you can get. You can also choose to add embroidery, so you can add your partner's name, your wedding date or simply a sweet message of sentiment.

Buy Lambswool Blanket from The Tartan Blanket Co (£135)

Traditional Aran Sweater

Wool seventh anniversary gift

These sweaters are made in Ireland (on the Aran islands) and created from 100% aran wool. Their unisex designs offer classic cable knit and honeycomb patterns and are available in five different colour-ways. A lovely wool anniversary gift for your other half!

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Buy Traditional Aran Sweater from Aran Island Knitwear (£46.45)

Chunky Wool Blend Boot Socks

Wool seventh anniversary gift

There's something so cosy about a chunky pair of socks, and this set of two chunky wool blend socks doesn't miss the mark. Made from a wool-blend, they're the perfect pair for a lazy autumn day or as a comfortable layer in boots.

Buy Chunky Wool Blend Boot Socks from John Lewis (£20)

Wool Travel Blanket

Wool seventh anniversary gift

What could be more romantic than a seventh anniversary picnic complete with your favourite food and a bottle of bubbly? No picnic is complete without a lovely blanket to relax on, and this wool offering from Westley Richards is a timeless option.

Buy Wool Travel Blanket from Westley Richards (£249)

Zola Premium Sheepskin Slippers

Wool seventh anniversary gift

An at-home essential, these sheepskin slippers are a lovely seventh anniversary gift idea. Made from sheepskin with an easy slip-on design, your spouse can lounge in style all year round.

Buy Zola Premium Sheepskin Slippers from ASOS (£34)

5 desk set anniversary gifts

Maren Leather Desk Blotter

Desk set seventh anniversary gift

For a modern seventh anniversary gift, you can't go wrong with this desk blotter from Anthropologie. Featuring a built in to-do list, slip pockets for notes and paperwork, and a handy section for pens and pencils, your partner will thrive with this level of organisation.

Buy Maren Leather Desk Blotter from Anthropologie (£67)

Loire Gold & Glass Multi Pen Pot

Desk set seventh anniversary gift

Offering a nod to art deco aesthetic, this gold and glass pen pot will look lovely a-top your other half's work from home desk. With two tall compartments and a wide short one, plenty of stationery can be neatly stored without compromising on style.

Buy Loire Gold & Glass Multi Pen Pot from Oliver Bonas (£24.50)

Poeland Desktop Storage Box

Desk set seventh anniversary gift

Does your spouse keep copious amounts of stationery? Perhaps they stock up on notepads, or keep paperclips by the dozens? This desktop storage box will keep all those bits and bobs together in one place, with designated slots for pencils, calculators and larger items. Any stationery lover will be happy to receive this for their seventh anniversary.

Buy Poeland Desktop Storage Box from Amazon (£12.99)

Seagrass Desk Storage

Desk set seventh anniversary gift

If you or your partner work from home, you may be looking for a desk organiser that somewhat blends in with your other home decor. This seagrass storage box is a wonderful choice, with plenty of space for all your office supplies!

Buy Seagrass Desk Storage from Dunelm (£8)

Office Desk Organiser

Desk set seventh anniversary gift

Here's one for the digital convert! Not everyone likes to use notebooks and pens, preferring to use their laptop, tablet, or even their phone. This desk organiser lends itself to the worker with tech to organise, with a built in phone stand, watch holder and sections for other desk necessities.

Buy Office Desk Organiser from Etsy (from £23.39)