Traditional, Modern and Symbolic 13 Year Anniversary Gifts
Below is a list of both traditional and modern gift materials, as well as classic flower and gemstone symbols, which mark a couple’s 13th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||Lace|
|Traditional Gift – US||Lace|
|Traditional Gift – Australia||Lace|
|Traditional Gift – Canada||Lace|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Lace|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Parsley|
|Traditional Gift – France||Lily of the Valley|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Lace|
|Modern Gift||Textiles and Furs|
Discover the 13th year anniversary
- About 13th Wedding Anniversaries
- How to Celebrate Your 13th Wedding Anniversary
- Common Questions About the 13th Wedding Anniversary
- 13th Anniversary Gifts for Him
- 13th Anniversary Gifts for Her
- 13th Anniversary Gifts for Them
About 13th Wedding Anniversaries
Ignore superstitions and urban legends when you celebrate your 13th wedding anniversary, also popularly known as the Lace Anniversary.
For many, the number 13 is associated with misfortune, but this is far from the case when it comes to married life. Thirteen has much more of a positive connotation, actually symbolising the good luck that has helped you enjoy 13 wonderful years together – with many more to come.
Lace embodies refined beauty and elegance, just as a 13-year marriage signifies polished and perfected love. So don’t panic: luck is on both your sides.
Sea Glass “Family” With Birds [Etsy]
Framed handmade design presenting the word “Family” with a variety of birds sitting on the letters, all made with genuine sea glass. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.
This makes a lovely frame to have up in your living room or as a unique anniversary gift.
How to Celebrate a 13th Wedding Anniversary
You might like to celebrate by planning a trip to one of the homes of lace making. Both Nottingham and France have been renowned during centuries for their beautiful lace cloth.
Lace can be found in many guises, including lingerie – which would certainly set the right scene for an amorous night ahead.
One of the traditional gemstones for a 13th wedding anniversary is citrine, known as the success stone. Another modern-day alternative is moonstone, symbolising the kind of passionate love that will fly you to the moon. Currently only metaphorically, of course, but perhaps a travel reality in the not-too-distant future.
Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” – Quoted by: E.E. Cummings
13th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
It is said that if you give your lover a moonstone when the moon is full you will always share passion together. Filigree lace ear rings would make a perfect romantic gift, in keeping with the lace theme. Combined with either of the two gemstones, they would be also be a treasured and valuable gift for years to come.
The classic flowers for the 13th anniversary are the chrysanthemum and the hollyhock, both signifying ambition, fertility, honesty and sincerity. A bouquet made up of hollyhocks and chrysanthemums would make a thoughtful and romantic gift. Or, alternatively, they could be planted in your garden to be a constant reminder of the enduring honesty and sincerity you share.
White is the traditional colour of the 13th wedding anniversary. It is a symbol of innocence and purity, while also being considered a sign of perfection.
Perhaps think about taking a trip to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna to incorporate white into your celebrations.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 13TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Q: What is the 13th wedding anniversary called?
A: The 13th wedding anniversary is known as the Lace Anniversary.
Q: What is the 13th wedding anniversary gemstone?
A: The 13th wedding anniversary gemstone is Citrine.
Q: What is the 13th wedding anniversary symbol?
A: The 13th wedding anniversary is symbolised by Lace.
Q: What is the 13th wedding anniversary colour?
A: The colour synonymous with the 13th wedding anniversary would be Antique White.
Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 13th wedding anniversary?
A: The traditional gift for the 13th wedding anniversary is Lace, and the modern gift is textiles.
Q: What is the 13th year anniversary flower?
A: The classic flower for 13th wedding anniversary celebrations is Chrysanthemum and different meanings around the world, for us it symbolizes friendship, trust, joy, optimism, longevity, and fidelity.
13th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 13th wedding anniversary?
Many men would not view a lace gift as being all that masculine, so avoid giving gifts made of actual lace in favour of those that feature laces. Or play it safe and just avoid the traditional lace gift, instead finding him something that relates to one of his main interests.
13th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 13th wedding anniversary? We’ve hand picked some great gift ideas below:
Sea Glass Flower Pot [Etsy]
A wonderful framed unique design of a flower pot with colourful flowers, all made with genuine sea glass. The sea glass is collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.
This makes for a lovely and unique anniversary gift to give to your green-fingered loved one.
Your wife would, almost certainly, enjoy a traditional gift of lace and lingerie for her 13th wedding anniversary.
13th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him & Her
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Location visit
- Travel gift vouchers
- Special 13th wedding anniversary location and meal
- Luxury afternoon tea for two
- Historic tour and lunch for two at No Man’s Fort in the Solent
- Luxury spa day for two
- Cocktail-making and spirits tasting
The traditional 13th wedding anniversary gemstones are citrine and moonstone.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Visit the Shard in London, for incomparable views and the “height of dining”.
- Sign up for a local arts & crafts course (learn how to make lace).
- Visit the Lace Market area in Nottingham.
- Enjoy a weekend getaway in Calais, taking in the Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode lace museum-centre.
About The Author
This page has been written by Justin Aldridge. Justin is passionate about helping couples to make their anniversary as special as possible. Justin enjoys being creative and coming up with different and inspiring ideas for couples to celebrate their anniversary in style each year.