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17th wedding anniversary giftideas


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 17th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. We offer no quibble exchange, next day delivery and are here at the end of the line or email should you need advice on the jewellery or delivery. 

Modern Theme for 17th Anniversary Gifts – Furniture

Nobody reading this page can ever be accused of treating their partner as, well, just part of the furniture. But after a good while together it may be time to update how you furnish the family abode. This year’s anniversary reflects the stability of a couple's home and the familiarity of their long relationship, so some nice new furniture could be a suitable way to mark the occasion. And is there a sexier man-made object than a curvy chaise longue?

Gift Ideas

This theme could sound dull but it’s absolutely vital to get the details of the home right! These are the surfaces and objects you sit on, sleep in, store precious items. Where you sink down with a Just Eat and Box Set for a lovely night in. So think comfort, glamour, elegance and class – it’s time to push the boat out and make the domestic environment bliss in an evening class or study upholstery. Or, of course, a love seat!

Traditional Theme for 17th Anniversary Gifts – None

There’s actually no defined traditional theme for the 17th wedding  anniversary. The traditional list of anniversary themes makes you wait until the 20th anniversary before next suggesting a gift. But, no worries, you’ve plenty of ideas to be working on from alternative themes on this page!

Gemstone for 17th Anniversary – Carnelian (alternatives: Amethyst, Pink Tourmaline, Citrine)

A glassy translucent stone, Carnelian is an orange-coloured variety of chalcedony, a mineral of the quartz family. Its colour varies from pinkish-orange to a deep rusty brown, though it is most known for brilliant red-orange crystals. Its name comes from a Latin word meaning ‘flesh’! 

Carnelian is traditionally worn to enhance passion, love, and desire. An amethyst is a gorgeous violet variety of quartz. The name comes from Greek words meaning “not intoxicate” as it was believed that such stones protect the wearer from drunkenness. Surely worth a try? Alternatively, Lily Gardner offers amethyst jewellery that anyone would be happy to raise a toast to. Click on these images to go directly to our site to find each of these stones. 

Jewellery ideas

Any jewellery featuring carnelian, amethyst, pink tourmaline, or citrine: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.

Flower for 17th Anniversary – Red Carnations, Yellow Roses

Gift ideas

  • A bouquet or a pot of red carnations or yellow roses

  • Presents with a flower theme that embraces carnations or roses (e.g an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance)

  • Gifts with a floral motif (e.g handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear)

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