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Congratulations! 13 years of partnership is truly a reason to celebrate. And giving a meaningful gift is an important way to mark the occasion. Lace is the traditional gift, symbolizing the intricate beauty of your relationship and the special care it needs to keep it intact. The modern gifts are fur and textiles, which represent the warmth and comfort of a loving partnership.
Whether you choose to give a modern or traditional gift (or go in a completely different direction!), it’s the thought and meaning behind what you give that makes it special. From lace and (faux) fur to textiles and chocolate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas for this special anniversary.
Read on for the best 13th-anniversary gifts.
The Tie Bar Wedded Lace Tie
If your guy wears a tie, this lace neckpiece is a perfect gift for a 13th anniversary. With a subtle, intricate tone-on-tone lace pattern, it’s masculine without being pretty. And it may even take him back to that tie he wore down the aisle.
Craigellachie 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Delight the whiskey lover in your life with a spirit as old as your marriage. From Craigellachie Distillery in Scotland, this whiskey is part of the Last Great Malts Collection from Dewar’s. An exceptional whiskey, best shared with someone special.
Linoto 100% Linen Sheet Set
If the 13-year mark has you looking for a bedding upgrade, we’ve got you! With linen sourced from some of the finest mills in Italy and Belgium, these heirloom-quality sheets are hard to beat. And with their premium-quality textile status, they make a great gift for a 13th anniversary!
Vietri Incanto Small Rectangular Platter
With details inspired by Murano lace, this ceramic platter is a beautiful memento to celebrate 13 years. Perfect for cheese or desserts, this delightful platter won’t just stay in the cupboard!
Freedom Apothecary Customized Botanical Facial
Treat her to a spa day at home with a bespoke facial. Each kit comes with a variety of handmade products, fully customized to suit her unique skin needs. So all she’ll need to do is relax and receive. Now that’s a gift!
One Love Animal Rescue Donation
While you might not be able to adopt your own fur baby as a 13th-anniversary gift, you can donate to the cause. One Love Animal Rescue is a volunteer-driven, donation-based non-profit that rescues and cares for abused, neglected, injured, and abandoned dogs and cats. Your donation will help spread the love in a celebration of love!
Vivere Signature Collection
After 13 years you might feel like love is like a box of chocolates, full of different—but delicious—flavors. This box features a variety of handmade confections made of natural, premium chocolate and various creme ganaches— one for every palette and season.
Ten Thousand Things Cast Line Tahitian Pearl Earrings
According to Tahitian legend, the Polynesian god Lono came down to earth to offer a Tahitian pearl to a princess as a token of his undying love and affection. And while you may not be a god, gifting these earrings to the leading lady in your life is just another way to say I’m all yours.
K-Apostrophe Miro Woven Throw
Cozy up with your honey under a piece of textile artwork with this cotton throw. Designed by K’era, a Los Angeles-based mixed-media artist, each blanket starts as a collage and is transformed into a stunning piece made by one of the few remaining American textile mills.
What to look for in a 13th-anniversary gift
Not sure where to begin? Start with what’s meaningful to your spouse or you as a couple. If you’re the traditional type, choosing a gift that’s made of lace is a classic, sentimental way to mark the occasion. The modern 13th-anniversary gift is fur or textiles, symbolizing the warmth of a loving relationship. And finding a gift that’s made of lace but still has meaning for you as a couple, will make it that much more memorable. Regardless of what route you choose, showing your partner how much they mean to you is what counts.
What are other ways to celebrate the 13th anniversary?
A playful way to mark the occasion is to riff on the anniversary number. Give your spouse 13 roses, a letter with 13 reasons you love your spouse or 13 days of breakfast in bed. Take a trip down memory lane by visiting some of the places that have been meaningful to you in your relationship is another romantic way to honor your love.
What are some things to do for an anniversary (that are more unique and experiential)?
Whether you’ve got the gift in the bag or are forgoing gift-giving together, celebrating your anniversary by spending quality time with your bae is the most meaningful thing you can do. Treating your spouse to a romantic dinner out on the town is always a sweet idea. Plus it gives you time alone together, sans pets, kids, and responsibilities.
Or taking a day trip, overnight, or weekend away— if you can swing it— is another wonderful way to connect without the distractions of everyday life. And if skipping town or going to dinner isn’t doable, a cozy night at home with a favorite movie, romantic dinner, or slow dancing to your wedding song can’t be beaten. However you choose to celebrate, it’s the thought that truly counts!
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