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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.
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!
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?
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)?
Treating your spouse to a romantic dinner out on the town is always a sweet idea. 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.
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