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 13th-anniversary 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. Think about your partner's interests and look for gifts they'll actually love and use—bonus points if it's customizable! It's also important to consider the overall quality and construction of the product, so your partner can enjoy it for as long as possible.
From lace and (faux) fur to textiles and chocolate, we’ve researched and selected the best options available with these features in mind. For something personalized and unique, go for The Whirlwind Vintage Lace Initial Necklace and the Burlap and Lace Gifts 13th Anniversary Lace Gift. Looking for a more practical purchase? The Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe and the Linoto 100% Linen Sheet Set are excellent choices.
Read on for the best 13th-anniversary gifts.
The Whirlwind Vintage Lace Initial Necklace
Vintage lace and fabric meet in this elegant pendant necklace. Finished with a gold initial charm for personalization, this is a charming gift that they'll wear for years to come.
Price at time of publish: $55
Burlap and Lace Gifts 13th Anniversary Lace Gift
This symbolic lace and burlap keepsake spells it out—13 years and counting! Personalize it with names and your anniversary date for a gift that deserves a place on the wall.
Price at time of publish: $47
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.
Price at time of publish: $60
Marang Studios Ivory Lace Fabric Cuff Links
Made with ivory lace fabric, these dapper cufflinks are a 13th-anniversary keepsake that will keep his cuff buttoned up and his heart right on his sleeve.
Price at time of publish: $24
Uncommon Goods Precious Dipped Lace Heart Necklace
The intricacy of lace and love are represented in this gold necklace, perfectly packed with meaning for the 13th anniversary. Handcrafted from vintage lace, this necklace is one she’ll want to keep close to her heart.
Price at time of publish: $42
Say Your Piece Lace Embossed Heart Ring Dish
Your wedding rings most likely stay on your fingers, but when you do take them off, this dish provides a delightful place to keep them. Handmade of clay, the heart-shaped dish is embossed with a pretty lace pattern to celebrate 13 years.
Price at time of publish: $15
Rya Collection Darling Sheer Lace Robe
Whether she’s wearing it for you or just for herself, she’ll feel like the queen she is in this sexy lace and satin robe. Because after 13 years—you know it’s true!
Price at time of publish: $142
West Elm Faux Fur Ombre Throws
What better way to celebrate 13 years together than cuddled up under a fur throw blanket? These are faux fur—meaning no animals were hurt in the process—so everyone, even our furry friends, can rest easy.
Price at time of publish: $110 for standard size
Fleur't Belle Epoque Lace T-Back Chemise
This flirty chemise is made of super-soft, eco-friendly modal and has an elegant lace top. Super comfy, yet sexy, this nightie hits all the right notes.
Price at time of publish: $94
Emu Australia Mayberry Womens Sheepskin Slipper
Not your grandmother’s house shoe, these warm and cozy sheepskin slippers are fashionable—and luxurious. Bonus: they’re not just for inside the house. So if she can’t bring herself to take them off it’s no big deal!
Price at time of publish: $70
Mark & Graham Monogrammed Baseball Leather Travel Pouch
Made of baseball leather, this travel pouch gets softer and more supple with time. Add a monogram for a personalized touch for a gift they can take with them wherever they go!
Price at time of publish: $139
L.L. Bean Men's Wicked Good Slippers
Pamper your number one dude with a pair of plush shearling slippers. The ankle-height design adds extra warmth, and the durable outsole provides added traction and stability.
Price at time of publish: $109
Vivere Brazilian Style Double Deluxe Hammock
Whether you’re swinging under a tree together or catching a solo siesta, this hammock for two is a sweet spot to spend some time. With lacey fringe detailing, it’s perfect for the 13th anniversary—and an excuse to spend some time swinging with your beau.
Price at time of publish: $105
Linoto 100% Linen Sheet Set
If the 13-year mark has you looking for a bedding upgrade, Linoto's got you covered! 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!
Price at time of publish: $299
Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe
An invitation for your babe to take a load off, this cloud cotton robe is all about comfort. So after a long day at work or with the kiddos, this gift reminds them that lounging at home is the place to be!
Price at time of publish: $109
The Citizenry Large Sheepskin Throw
Add a little cozy to your home with this ethically sourced sheepskin throw. Plush and super soft, the sheepskin comes in a warm neutral tone for a gift that’s as comfy as your love.
Price at time of publish: $175
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 for your animal-loving spouse. 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!
Price at time of publish: $50+
Vivere Chocolate 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.
Price at time of publish: $55
Shinola The Runwell 41MM Watch
After 13 years, you may be thinking time flies! And it does. Keep him on track—and on time—with this classic-meets-modern timepiece. It's a watch for the ages!
Price at time of publish: $595
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.
Price at time of publish: $196
What to Look for in a 13th-Anniversary Gift
The traditional 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. We especially love the The Whirlwind Vintage Lace Initial Necklace and the Rya Collection Darling Sheer Lace Robe.
The modern gift
The modern 13th-anniversary gift is fur or textiles, symbolizing the warmth of a loving relationship. Finding a gift that’s made of these materials, but still has meaning for you as a couple, will make it that much more memorable. Gifts such as the West Elm Faux Fur Ombre Throws and the L.L. Bean Men's Wicked Good Slippers are no-fail options. 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 them, or 13 days of breakfast in bed. Taking 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 experiential things to do for an anniversary?
Treating your spouse to a romantic dinner out on the town is always a sweet idea. Taking a day trip, overnight, or weekend away is another wonderful way to connect without the distractions of everyday life.
Why Trust Brides
Brides contributor Elizabeth MacLennan has been scouring marketplaces around the world— and web— hunting down that just right object for over 15 years as a prop stylist. Read: she’s seen just about everything when it comes to gifts! With a discerning eye and astute mind, she considers quality, function, and design when she’s vetting products.