The seventh anniversary, some may say, has a little something for everyone. With sturdy copper and fluffy wool both granted a spot on the traditional list for the year, lovers of shiny metals and soft stuff alike will be easy to please. Luckily, both wool and copper are versatile materials, finding their way into craft kits, decorative bowls, and comfy slippers alike, making it easy to find something to please every type of spouse, from do-it-yourself lovers to seasoned interior decorators. Meanwhile, devotees of the modern list will find it’s a great year to be a worker bee, with desk sets granted the coveted seventh spot. Read on for our top traditional picks, plus a desk set that packs some serious personal punch.
Traditional: Copper and Wool
Made from carefully melded bits of glass embellished with a layer of copper leaf, this upcycled bowl will make an elegant statement atop any table.
For the lawfully wedded foodie, these felted pennants are a clear choice.
Bring the outdoors in for your seventh year bash with Catherine Murphy’s gorgeous take on the ginkgo tree, complete with hand-painted patina.
Some succulents can live a while—say, 30 years. But these felted specimens won’t waste away at all. Sounds kinda like your love to us.
Handmade from sheets of copper finished with three colors of enamel glaze, this elegant bracelet highlights the beauty of nature, making it a stylish, yet nuanced choice to celebrate your seventh anniversary.
Help your honey get cozy as can be with a kit that lets ’em knit their own slippers. (And yes, they do come with pom poms.)
Cook up something especially good with this soapstone stew pot, handmade in Brazil and adorned with an eye-catching copper handle.
If fluffy keepsakes are more their thing, give this kit a try instead—it’ll guide your other half through the steps required to craft their own petite hedgehog, a touching keepsake to celebrate your seventh year.
Enjoy each swing of the pendulum at your sweetheart’s side with this two-tone cherry wood-and-copper clock, handmade (and hand-patinated) right here in New York.
Your other half’s only occasionally prickly. These pillows? Never. They’re made from soft sheep’s wool sourced locally in Kyrgyzstan.
Modern: Desk Sets
If you’re feeling modern, consider adding a touch of the personal to your honey’s desktop with a pen holder whose base commemorates the coordinates of your choice.