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The Best 7th Wedding-Anniversary Gifts

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It’s not a nice round number like ten or 50, but that’s no reason not to celebrate your seventh wedding anniversary. In fact, unlike some of those more “special” anniversaries with only one material traditionally given as gifts, the seven-year mark actually has two: copper and wool. While it seems like an odd pairing, both materials signify warmth — copper because it conducts heat and wool because it’ll keep you toasty.

To help you pick the perfect gift for your wife or husband, we combed through our archive of expert-recommended and editor-beloved products to find our greatests hits in wool and copper. With picks like a plush wool throw blanket for couch potatoes and a shiny copper cocktail shaker for amateur mixologists, there’s a little something for everyone. If you haven’t been married for seven years yet, we also have guides for first-, second-, third-, fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-anniversary gifts. Or if seven is far behind you, we can help you find the perfect eighth-, tenth-, 20th-, 25th-, and 50th-anniversary gifts.

For the hygge couple

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We’ve twice named these unisex wool slippers the coziest pair to wear or give as a gift. Strategist senior writer Karen Iorio Adelson says, “They’re comfortable for walking around and the wool feels warm, soft, and not at all itchy. They hug your foot and mold to your shape the more you wear them.” Spouses who spend lazy weekends padding around the house in old, ragged slippers will appreciate the upgrade.

For the couple that loves their plants

Originally designed in 1886 and coveted by gardeners, the Haws copper watering can is a certified status item in the gardening world. Writer David Notis called it his best purchase of the past decade: “It elevates what could otherwise seem like a mundane task into sort of a special ritual,” he says. “It’s like religious garb but for watering plants.”

For the couple that loves their dog

These merino-wool-and-rope dog toys from the Black-owned company House Dogge are durable and way better looking than most of the other plastic pet toys you’ll find.