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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 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 she’ll wear for years to come.
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.
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 a date for a gift that deserves a place on the wall.
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.
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.
West Elm Faux Fur Throw
What better way to celebrate 13 years than cuddled up under a fur throw with your babe? These are faux fur—meaning no animals were hurt in the process—so everyone, even our furry friends, can rest easy.
Luxurious Wellniss The Blanche Lace Robe
Whether she’s wearing it for you or just for herself, she’ll feel like the queen she is in this lace and satin robe. Because after 13 years—you know it’s true!
EMU Australia Mayberry Women’s 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 NBD!
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.
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 he can take with him wherever he goes!
Huckberry Dorm Boot
Pamper your number one dude with a pair of handmade sheepskin slippers. Not your off-the-shelf slipper, each pair is sewn by hand and made to order by Quoddy in Lewiston, Maine.
Unreal Fur Fur Delish Jacket in Ivory
A little bit glamour, a little bit rock-n-roll, this warm and cozy faux fur jacket is a perfect gift for the gal who likes to dress up. This is an animal-friendly alternative to the classic fur coat that will keep her just as warm (and stylish).
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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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.