13th wedding anniversary gift ideas

Number 13 with symbols for lace [Anniversary Gifts by Year]

Traditional: Lace

Modern: Textiles

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13th anniversary gifts and ideas for spouses  

What to give 


  • Lace up your boots (see what we did there?) and go for a hike! Pack your spouse a picnic of their favorite snacks and include an anniversary card for them to open once you find your picnicking spot.
  • There’s nothing wrong with going with tradition and gifting your spouse a little something lacy—loungewear, lingerie or sleepwear—for your 13th anniversary.



  • Wrap up your spouse in a silky-soft faux fur blanket.
  • Keep with the cozy theme and gift them a pair of wool-lined house slippers. 


What to write

What to write in a 13th anniversary card

  • “Out of all the people in the world, we picked each other—and I’m so glad we did!”
  • “Happy anniversary to the better laundry folder. The better singer. The better bedtime enforcer. My better half, always.”
  • “Hey, partner. Let’s do this marriage thing for another 13 years and see where it takes us. I love you.”


What to write about in a 13th anniversary love letter

  • Write about the day you met your spouse and how it was the luckiest day ever.
  • Reminisce on a favorite moment that happened in your 12th year of marriage and how you plan to top it this year.
  • Tell your spouse what you’re looking forward to in your coming year of marriage.


How to celebrate

  • Put unlucky number 13 to the test and have a game night with your partner! See who wins at a board game, a sport (like pickleball or pool) or take a gamble at a card game.
  • The modern theme for a 13th anniversary is textiles, so take your spouse out on a shopping spree. You don’t have to spend big bucks to have fun: Visit a few of your favorite shops and pick out something coveted for one another—big or small.

13th anniversary gifts and ideas for friends and family  

What to give

  • No one can resist a freshly baked cookie! Whip up a batch of oatmeal lace cookies for your favorite couple’s lace-themed anniversary. 


What to write in a 13th anniversary card

  • “What a lucky pair you are to have each other. Happy anniversary!”
  • “Cheers to 13 years and many, many more.”
  • “You make 13 years look good! Happy anniversary to our favorite couple.”


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