Thirteen might be an unlucky number for some, but I think celebrating your 13th wedding anniversary makes you a very lucky pair indeed. Your marriage has entered its teenage years and that means it’s time to have a little fun! Be sure to celebrate this special occasion with lots of laughs and thoughtful gifts that remind you to appreciate all of the adventures that have brought you here.
What is the Traditional 13th Anniversary Gift?
The traditional gift for your 13th wedding anniversary is lace. Finely crafted and intricate, lace is the perfect fabric to represent the finer points of your marriage. It shows how intertwined your lives have become and makes a beautiful memento.
Modern 13th Anniversary Gift
If lace isn’t quite your thing, the modern gift for the 13th wedding anniversary of fur (faux too!) and textiles provides plenty of gift inspiration.
Symbolic Flower: Chrysanthemum
The bright, full blooms of chrysanthemums make them particularly cheerful flowers, but did you know they symbolize joy, longevity and fidelity as well? They also signify optimism – a lovely choice for your 13th wedding anniversary.
Symbolic Gem: Citrine
Vibrant and full of warmth, the sunny yellows of citrine make it one of the most joyful and heartening gems. Symbolizing passion, romance and positivity, citrine gems are an excellent gift this anniversary.
13th Anniversary Gifts for Her
Show her how happy you are to have spent the last 13 years together with a thoughtful gift that suits her.
- Latch includes a safety for extra security
- Easy to dress up or down
- Comfortable enough for every day wear
- Promotes stress relief
- Lightweight and easy to carry
- A daily reminder of your love
Do you find diamonds a bit boring? Light up her wrist with these bright citrine stones. Personal portable sunshine anyone? Even when it's gloomy outside. The flexible construction makes it so easy to wear that she'll want to wear it every day.
Most people could benefit from a bit of carving. With a groove to fit your thumb, these stones are the perfect size for her palm and pocket. Whether she has a collection of crystals already or just needs some soothing vibes in her life, this is the perfect, thoughtful gift.
13th Anniversary Gifts for Him
I have to say that the year of lace can be a tough one when it comes to buying for your man! Lace isn’t typically associated with gifts for men, but I’ve dug deep and found some great ideas to inspire you.
- A gift for both of you
- Multiple colors to choose from
- Just the right hit of skin
- Gift he can use for years to come
- Multiple tie colors to choose from
- Choose a classic width for a timeless look
- Multiple colors to choose from
- Easy to install
- Gives shoes a custom fit
- Handmade, high quality, and durable
- Great conversation piece
- Works great for stress relief
Now this is a gift for both of you, really! Pick out some stunning lace lingerie (and get him some new boxers or briefs too) and plan a *ahem* ‘quiet’ night in for your anniversary.
I am absolutely in love with this tie. It’s a little unusual and the gorgeous combination of black lace and sensible gray takes it to the next level. This might not be for every guy, but if your other half is a fashion-forward soul, he’s going to dig it.
Tying your shoes is so overrated. With these awesome laces, there's no tying required. While these aren't really made of lace, the name makes these close enough for tradition.
For some of us, all the fuzzy slippers and relaxing scents in the world can’t decrease our stress.
Enter this durable little doll, made to take a beating. Stuck in traffic? Piles of projects at work? Kids being kids, again? Take a few moments to relieve some stress by squeezing, slamming, or even biting the stuffing out of the Dammit Doll. Shouting a few expletives usually seems to help too.
Technically, polyester is one of the world's most popular textiles so while this has nothing to do with lace, it does make a perfect gift.
13th Anniversary Gifts for Couple
A few options that will work great for him, for her, or for both of them.
- Fits up to a 15-inch mattress
- Options for both patterns and solids
- Made with environmentally-friendly practices
- Naturally sweet
- Perfect alternative to coffee in the morning
- Easy to brew
Linen bedding is just a little out of the acceptable price range for many of us. (OK, maybe a lot.) It’s so tempting to splurge... This french linen bedding set is well worth the extra moolah to make them happy.
A nod to the traditional flower of this anniversary, this tea is a perfect way to gift the flower without the traditional bouquet. This naturally sweet tea is just the thing for a relaxing night in.
You’ve spent years growing more and more entwined with your spouse. Here’s to making beautiful patterns together for the next 13 years! Until next year (hint: it’s Ivory), we wish you all the best!
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