While it's common superstition to think of 13 as an unlucky number, when it comes to marriage, celebrating your 13th year of wedded bliss has nothing to do with luck. Achieving such a marital milestone takes a major amount of love, understanding, and commitment, and a 13th wedding anniversary is definitely an occasion that deserves to be celebrated.
Whether you're looking for an anniversary gift idea for your spouse that screams, "I love you" or you want to celebrate a happy couple and offer your congratulations, we've got you covered.
What is the traditional 13-year anniversary gift?
Making a marriage work takes an intricate balance of so many things, which may be why the traditional 13th wedding anniversary gift is an equally nuanced accessory—lace. While typical lace anniversary gift ideas may include lingerie, we've also found some fun twists on the quintessential lace theme. If you want to go with a more modern 13th-anniversary gift, look to textiles like clothing, home decor, and other fun fabric-related finds for him and her.
The official gemstone for a 13-year wedding anniversary is the gorgeous citrine, which boasts a standout yellow-orange hue. The official color of this special occasion is also citrine, as well as white, and the flower is the chrysanthemum, which is known to represent friendship and longevity—two must-haves for any successful marriage if you ask us.
The Best 13-Year Anniversary Gifts
There's plenty of inspiration to help guide your anniversary present picks. To help you hone in on the perfect gift even further, we've rounded up a diverse mix of anniversary gift ideas that incorporate traditional and modern themes, as well as those that take a twist on the official color, gemstone, and flower—plus some alternatives that are just great gifts no matter how many years of marriage are being celebrated.
1. Romantic robe
If you're in the market for a lace anniversary gift, it doesn't get much dreamier than this delicate lace robe. In pure white, it incorporates both the traditional gift theme, as well as the 13th year anniversary color.
Cosabella Magnolia short lace robe in White, $225, Neiman Marcus
2. Cool cufflinks
Cufflinks are a dapper addition to any formal outfit, and this pair adds a particularly meaningful touch. Gorgeous citrine gemstones are set in sterling silver for a simple yet sophisticated look your loved one is sure to rock with pride.
The Lustre Collective citrine cufflinks in Sterling Silver, $72, Etsy
3. Floral tea
Teatime gets a twist with this fun, bloom-packed tea set, which steeps whole flowers to help create a delicious sip. It comes with nine floral buds, each of which makes three cups of tea, including Shangri-la Rose, Blue Lotus, and—the perfect addition to mark a 13th wedding anniversary—Royal Chrysanthemum.
Lisa Li Flower Tea ritual gift set, $59, Uncommon Goods
4. Faux-fur throw
For a cozy take on the 13th wedding anniversary gift, opt for this faux fur blanket. Not only would it make for a cozy place to cuddle up during a date night in, but it also comes in a rich citrine hue, which nods to the traditional gift theme.
Aleksi faux fur throw blanket in Citrine, $128, Anthropologie
5. Terrific tablecloth
A classic linen tablecloth makes a great setting for any meal—and the perfect gift for a loved one that adores entertaining. This style, from linen purveyor Matouk, features a decorative edge reminiscent of traditional lace detailing.
Matouk Mirasol table linen, from $448, Fine Linens
6. Elegant earrings
These citrine stud earrings make for a perfect romantic gift that can be worn by your loved one every day as a reminder of your thirteen years of marriage. Set in gold, their gorgeous, natural color will compliment nearly any outfit.
EFFY Collection citrine stud earrings, $801, Macy's
7. Aromatic candle
Not only does this candle from Jo Malone smell amazing (it's packed with notes of orange blossom and water lily) but its container is gorgeous, too. The lace pattern etched into the glass holder make it a meaningful 13-year anniversary gift, and the candle burns clean, so you can reuse the canister to house tidbits after you've burned through the sweet scent.
Jo Malone London Orange Blossom home candle with lace design, $78, Bloomingdale's
8. Celebratory sips
Toast to 13 years of marriage with this fun (and delicious!) cocktail set. It comes complete with eight different syrups that can be used together or alone to make a variety of flavorful cocktails and mocktails. See who can mix up the tastiest combo for a fun date night idea.
Cheeky Cocktails 8 Bottle kit, $60, Cheeky Cocktails
9. Plush rug
For a pretty and practical take on the textile theme, a new rug is a great choice. This hand-knotted style features a lace-like pattern and the 13th wedding anniversary hue white, making it a great modern gift idea.
Frontgate Cascadia easy care area rug, from $99, Frontgate
10. Personalized compass
This romantic keepsake compass makes a great modern 13th-anniversary gift idea for a couple that loves to adventure together. You can even choose to engrave a message inside the lid to make it extra meaningful.
Dalvey Voyager Compass, $133, Dalvey
11. Posh Plates
For an anniversary gift idea you can enjoy for years to come, look no further than this iconic dinnerware from Royal Copenhagen. The blue and white style (aptly called "fluted lace") is among the brand's most popular and has several patterns that you can mix and match to create your perfect tabletop scheme.
Scully & Scully, Royal Copenhagen fluted lace plates in Blue, from $265, Scully & Scully
12. Cloud-like bedding
Nice sheets are one of those little luxuries that make every day (and night) a bit better. This luxe set from Brooklinen is buttery soft and comes with a core sheet set, a duvet cover, and two pillowcases—everything needed to make a cozy, comfortable bed.
Brooklinen Luxe Hardcore sheet bundle, from $240, Brooklinen
13. Dazzling ring
This ring packs a gorgeous punch. It features a bold citrine stone set into a chunky gold band for a daring accessory that will totally become a family keepsake. You can even engrave it for a personalized touch.
Paloma's Studio Hexagon Ring in 18k Gold with citrine, $2,100, Tiffany & Co.
14. Fitness motivation
The gift of good health is priceless. This tech-savvy at-home gym equipment doesn't hit on any of the modern or traditional gift themes for a 13th wedding anniversary, but it is a great way for a couple to sweat together. The innovative piece of gear provides live classes, personal training, results monitoring, and more.
MIRROR Home Gym The Mirror, $1,495, MIRROR
15. Floral necklace
If you want to go with a gift that incorporates the traditional 13-year wedding anniversary flower, this pretty chrysanthemum necklace is a great choice. Made from gold-plated brass, the pendant hangs from a 21-inch chain and adds a bit of bling to any outfit.
Hygge Jewerly Lab chrysanthemum birth flower gold necklace, $28, Etsy
16. Date night inspiration
Make monthly date nights even better with a subscription to Datebox Club. Each month, they'll deliver a themed box (think Puzzle War, Game Night, and other fun ideas) complete with everything a happy couple needs to pull off a truly epic date night.
DateBox Club, DateBox Club subscription, from $33, DateBox Club
17. Fresh perfume
For a fragrant twist on the citrine theme, gift this citrine-scented perfume from Nest. The sultry fragrance has notes of lemon blossom and lotus flower and comes in a beautifully decorated bottle that makes a great bonus piece of home decor.
NEST New York Citrine Eau de Parfum, from $28, Sephora
18. Cashmere scarf
When it comes to textiles, cashmere is at the top of the list for luxury. This classic plaid scarf from Burberry is woven on traditional looms in the Scottish countryside and is sure to be well-loved and well-worn.
Burberry The Classic Giant Check cashmere scarf, $470, Saks Fifth Avenue
19. Cool cheese board
Next-level cheese boards are all the rage these days, and this swiveling bamboo set is a great way to serve one up in style. It can be personalized with a wedding date or initials and comes with cheese knives and forks, kept in a handy built-in drawer.
Uncommon Goods personalized compact swivel cheese board, $80, Uncommon Goods
20. Chic picture frame
Acrylic and traditional lace patterns team together in this handmade picture frame that's the perfect mixture of modern and timeless. Use it to display a favorite shot from your wedding day or memory from thirteen years together.
Hudson and Vine, Chantilly Lace picture frame in Smoke/Snow White, from $84, Hudson and Vine
21. Timeless tie
Lace takes on a bit of an edge with this cool "Wedded Lace" tie from Tie Bar. The style comes in a variety of colors and can be ordered in skinny, modern or traditional styles, so you're sure to find a version your spouse will love.
Tie Bar Wedded Lace tie, $25, Tie Bar
22. Upscale underwear subscription
For a fun (and practical!) anniversary gift idea, there's Underclub's underwear subscription gifts. Each month, your chosen recipient will receive a pair of high-end undergarments—you can choose from a three month, six month or year-long subscription.
Underclub, Underclub underwear subscription, from $45, Underclub
23. Wedding anniversary card
Sometimes, a sweet card with a heartfelt message is the best gift of all. This sentimental style reads, "SPOILER ALERT This story ends with me loving you forever." Cue the tears.
Paper Source Spoiler Alert greeting card, $6, Paper Source
24. Classy cup
Make sure their morning coffee, afternoon tea or evening glass of wine is as chic as can be with this handmade ceramic cup. The design features a hand-carved chrysanthemum flower and a glided gold rim, making for a truly eye-catching piece of home decor.
Summer Bee Clay handmade chrysanthemum flower wine cup, $50, Etsy
25. Lace lingerie
This bodysuit is a bit sweet and a bit spicy, and may just be the perfect romantic reminder of your wedding day. It comes in either black or purple and boasts underwire support, so it's suited to a variety of different body types.
Adore Me Scoria Unlined lingerie bodysuit in Black/Purple, $50, Adore Me