The traditional anniversary lists were created to provide a symbolic gift suggestion for each successfully completed milestone year of marriage.
The important first anniversaries were on the list as well as many of the years ending in a five or zero. Unfortunately these original lists had quite a few gaps in them and the 17th year anniversary was not listed there.
A long term marriage union the 17th wedding anniversary is one of those exceptional years which did not originally come with a gift suggestion on the first lists, nor an anniversary flower, or even a gem stone. This exception has endured throughout the years.
It is fortunate that a modern gift list was created to add many additional suggestions into the lists thereby creating symbolic choices for the seventeenth marriage year.
A Modern List was Created to Fill in Missing Years
To insure that all the anniversary years had a symbolic gift attached to them a modern list was created to fill in suggestions for years that were missing from the first lists.
The modern suggestion for the 17th wedding anniversary is furniture with the reasoning that by this year of marriage some pieces of furniture in the home would now need to be replaced.
Furniture is also a staple of the home and an enduring marriage of this length was seen as worthy of being symbolically represented by this item.
A Gift of Entertainment for This Long Term Union
Dinner for Two at a Favorite Restaurant - Yes!
In marriage it is very important for couples to continue dating and enjoying quality time alone with each other. For this reason gifts of luxury and entertainment are always excellent gift choices for couples.
A gift certificate to a favorite restaurant, concert tickets, theater tickets, or a spa date for two are delightful 17th anniversary gifts. A weekend get-a-way to a local hotel or resort is a wonderful way to celebrate this occasion.
Gifts of romance and relaxation are a wonderful way to give this long term couple an opportunity to reconnect with each other on an intimate level away from the hustle and bustle of the day to day routine. There are many items and mini adventures that fit nicely into this theme so be creative.
Little Luxuries are a Sweet Extravagance to Receive
Unique Items hold a Distinct Charm in their Gifting
Generally by the time a couple has been married for seventeen years they have acquired many of the necessary items for their home. For this reason presents that are unique or luxurious make excellent gratuities for the 17th anniversary.
A beautiful candelabra, a set of wine flutes, a crystal whiskey decanter set, or a unique wood salad set are wonderful choices for this anniversary.
A food basket, gift card, deluxe chocolates, or a bottle of fine whiskey or wine are all delightful items for this very special occasion.
Gifts of luxury, enjoyment, or entertainment are ideal for couples who have been together for many years.
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