17th Wedding Anniversary

Seventeen years of marriage is something to be proud of! It’s linked to furniture as it symbolizes a lasting bond. Here are some celebration and gift ideas to surprise your partner.

Author: Justin AldridgePage Updated: 28 May 2024

Discover The 17th Year Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations on your 17th wedding anniversary! You have shared a lot of happy memories and, more than likely, some disagreements too over the years. Let’s celebrate your 17th furniture anniversary in the most creative way possible!

Traditional Gift

Furniture is a modern-traditional gift choice for a 17th wedding anniversary. It symbolizes the richness of 17 years spent together. Over time, like a marriage, furniture gains character and value. On this big day, take a moment to appreciate the old chair you’ve been snuggling on or the dining table where you’ve shared countless family meals. It’s these little moments that make life worth living.

We are better together - Sea Glass love birds framed gift


“We are better together”

A wonderful handmade framed unique design of a couple of love birds, including a sweet quote. The quote can be personalized for you. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This makes a lovely unique anniversary or special occasion gift.

Traditional Gemstone

Traditional 17th year anniversary gemstone is the Carnelian

The Carnelian is the traditional gemstone for a 17th wedding anniversary. It has a deep reddish-orange color, which is why it’s sometimes called “the setting sun stone.” This quartz variety is linked to energy and passion. In the past, warriors believed it gave them courage. 

The vibrant glow of Carnelian celebrates the energy and passion that keep a marriage’s flame alive. It’s an ideal choice for a 17th anniversary, symbolizing the lasting desire, creativity, and commitment that keep a relationship strong through all life’s challenges.

Traditional Flower

Red carnations is the traditional 17th wedding anniversary flower

Red carnations are the traditional flower for a 17th wedding anniversary. They come in many shades, but red ones show a love that’s stayed strong for 17 years. Their ruffled petals remind you of the good and tough times you’ve been through together. Carnations are tough and keep growing even when they get knocked down, just like a lasting marriage.

Consider giving your partner a bouquet of these vibrant flowers. They’re as lively and meaningful as the first kiss you shared years ago.

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Modern Gift

For your 17th anniversary, furniture is a thoughtful, modern gift. It’s something that grows with you, adapting to your changing lives. Think about your furniture that’s been with you for almost 20 years. Like the recliner, you’ve been watching your favorite TV shows on over the years. A dresser that used to hold baby clothes and now keeps special mementos. Your kitchen table, where you’ve chatted away until the early hours of the morning.

This anniversary, look at the scratches and marks on your furniture. They remind you of all the times you’ve spent together. Just like your furniture gets better with age, your relationship has grown stronger and more beautiful over the years.

How Long You´ve Been Married

17 years / 204 months / 877 weeks / 6,209 days / 149,016 hours / 8,940,960 minutes (more or less)

Fun Fact

If you lived on Mars, you would have been married for 9.04 years and if you lived on Mercury 70.59 years…get your head around those figures!

Gift Ideas for your Husband

You and your husband have been together for seventeen years. Celebrate this special time by giving him some gifts that will bring back special memories.

  • Carnelian cufflinks – for his formal wear
  • Custom carnelian signet ring – personalize it with his initials
  • Personalized man cave artwork – reflect his passions in a piece made just for him
  • Engraved bourbon glass – “Only Gets Better With Age” for his evening unwind
  • Jar of love notes – fill it with 17 messages for unexpected romantic moments
  • Comedy streaming or show tickets – laugh together at a show for a change


Handmade framed design of a couple in love, all made with pebbles and genuine sea glass. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This can be pesonalized with your own message and makes for a lovely and unique anniversary or wedding gift to give to a loved one.

Try this special wish:

My dearest love,

Seventeen years of laughter, tears, adventures, and dreams shared together. Who knew time could fly and stand still – each moment a precious eternity by your side. I’d relive it all a thousand times over if I could.

Always hoping the ordinary feels extraordinarily beautiful at your side.

Lovingly, XXX

Gift Ideas for your Wife

Your wife deserves to be spoiled with special presents. Make her feel loved and appreciated by getting her romantic gifts that are related to the traditional 17th anniversary theme.

  • Carnelian and silver necklace – elevate her look with this vibrant piece
  • Engraved jewelry box – a safe place for her treasured items
  • Red carnations and chocolates – sweeten her day with a classic bouquet and treats
  • VIP band tickets – surprise her with a live performance she’s always wanted to see
  • Personalized star map – capture the night sky from a date that means the most to her
  • Cozy bathrobe and slippers – ensure her relaxation time is comfortable and luxurious
  • Cheeky t-shirt – try this: “Just married 17 years ago”
sea glass love birds


A wonderful handmade artwork displaying two birds in love and a heart shaped balloon, all handmade with sea glass and pebbles. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artists from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain. Personalized for you.

The perfect frame for an Anniversary or wedding gift.

Try this special wish:

My dearest wife,

Seventeen years, thousands of hugs, millions of laughs. You still take my breath away with just a smile. Here’s to cradling every moment together as the gift it is. Thank you for building this life by my side.

May we continue growing young in each other’s eyes. I love you now and will 17 years from today. Always.

Yours faithfully, Your adoring husband XXX

Gift Ideas for the Couple

Give the couple a present that is as comfortable and strong as your relationship with them! Think of something adorable to show how much you care.

  • Personalized cutting board – ideal for their cooking adventures
  • Cute aprons or t-shirts – use this print “annoying each other for 17 years”
  • Custom couple’s wall plaque – Display their initials and wedding date at home.
  • Photo blanket – to spice up their cozy moments
  • Customized doormat – with their names and anniversary year to welcome guests
  • Cornhole set with names – outdoor fun with a set personalized for the couple

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Fun Fact

There are 17 unique species of penguin, which is just one fun fact about the number 17.

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Fun ways to Celebrate

Fun ways to celebrate your 17th anniversary

At home idea:

Transform your living room into a time machine and reminisce about the past 17 years. Spread out your favorite photos, concert tickets, and pieces of art that hold special meaning. Add some future goals, too, like plane tickets to dream destinations or classes you want to try. 

As you enjoy a candlelit dinner, share stories about the stuff you’ve collected. Then, as the night winds down, write a wish for your relationship on a piece of paper and tuck it into a steel capsule. Keep this capsule safe until your 30th anniversary, when you can open it and celebrate not just the journey you’ve taken but also the dreams you’ve turned into reality.

On a budget idea:

Enjoy flavors from around the world without leaving town. Here’s how you do it: plan a dinner date that takes you to different cuisines for each course. Start with drinks from a place you’ve always wanted to visit. As you sip, talk about why you want to go there. Next, move on to appetizers like tacos or sushi, mains like Italian pasta, and end with desserts from another part of the world.

An adventurous idea:

Scenic bike ride

How about a scenic e-bike ride for two? Get off the beaten path and discover the hidden gems in your city. Along the way, take breaks to snap fun selfies and capture beautiful views on your phone.

Feel the wind in your hair as you pedal together, experiencing the same sense of freedom and excitement that has kept your love story fresh and vibrant for 17 years. When you’re ready to call it a day, find a local pub or bar on your route. Kick back with some craft beers, share stories from your ride, and scroll through the day’s photos.

A luxury idea:

If you’re looking for something special, consider heading south of the border and soaking up some Mexican flavors. Stay in a cozy boutique hotel, decorated with red carnations and handmade local crafts. During your stay, eat at high-end restaurants and toast to your 17 years with signature margaritas. Another idea is to explore the ancient Teotihuacan ruins with a guided tour.

Try on some traditional ponchos and join hands with your special one in the beat of mariachi music. Before you leave, snap a photo of your footprints in the ocean sand as a souvenir!

Fun Fact

Aside from being a popular flower, carnations also have medicinal properties. In traditional herbal medicine, carnations have been used for their anti-inflammatory and soothing effects.

Common Questions about the 17th Wedding Anniversary

Q: What is the 17th wedding anniversary called?

A: The 17th wedding anniversary doesn’t have a traditional symbolic name, but it could be referred to as the furniture anniversary.

Q: What is the 17th wedding anniversary gemstone called?

A: The 17th wedding anniversary gemstone is Carnelian.

Q: What is the 17th wedding anniversary symbol?

A: While there’s no specific symbol for a 17th wedding anniversary, furniture is recognized as a modern gift.

Q: What is the 17th wedding anniversary color?

A: The 17th wedding anniversary color is yellow or orange.

Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 17th wedding anniversary?

A: We do not have a traditional gift for a 17th wedding anniversary, but the modern gift is furniture.

Q: What is the 17th year anniversary flower?

A: The 17th wedding anniversary flower is the Red Carnation.

Did You Know?

Carnelian has many names – The Singers Stone, The Sunset Stone, and The Artists Stone. It has a vivacious creative edge in everything it does.

Carnations are used in certain culinary dishes. The petals of some varieties can be used to flavor desserts, salads, and beverages, adding a delicate floral note.

The red carnation is the national flower of Spain.

Traditional and Modern Gifts Around The World

Traditional Gift – UKUKNo Traditional Gift
Traditional Gift – USUSANo Traditional Gift
Traditional Gift – AustraliaAustraliaNo Traditional Gift
Traditional Gift – CanadaCanadaNo Traditional Gift
Traditional Gift – SpainSpainWallflower
Traditional Gift – GermanyGermanyOrchid
Traditional Gift – FranceFranceRose
Traditional Gift – ItalyItalyViolet
Flower GiftAnniversary Flower GiftsRed Carnation
Gemstone GiftGemstone anniversary giftsCarnelian
Modern GiftModern Anniversary GiftsFurniture

Lighthearted Wishes

Seventeen years of marriage is a long time! This couple has been married for almost two decades, and they deserve to feel special on their anniversary. Make sure your wishes stand out by using some unique messages.

Wishing you 17 more years of cuddling on the couch, stargazing on the porch, and dreaming big together!

May your home always echo with laughter, and may your wrinkles come from nothing but pure joy over the years.

You’re still the coolest couple around – here’s to dancing into the sunset together, not just once, but 17 more times!

Raise a toast to 17 years filled with romance and adventures! Keep the sweet moments coming, even when life gets a bit salty.

Congratulations on 17 amazing years together, and here’s to forever more! Stay adorable, and continue to make each other’s hearts flutter.

You’ve given love songs a whole new meaning over these past 17 years. Can’t wait to see what magical moments you’ll create next!

Add a personal touch if you can, but any of these unique messages are sure to make this milestone anniversary extra special for the recipients!

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About The Author

Hi! I’m Justin and I’m the typical sort of person that tends to leave things at little too late…especially when it comes to celebrating my anniversary. I started this website to help couples plan and celebrate their special occasions together. I don’t profess to know it all…but you can at least learn from my mitakes 😉 Read more about me here…

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