Stuck between number 12 and number 14 is unlucky number 13. But did you know that some consider 13 to be lucky? And what about your wife? Do you think she considers thirteen years of marriage an unlucky or lucky time in her life? Keep reading and we’ll help you make her day so special, she’ll feel the luckiest woman alive.
Help and advice on picking 13th wedding anniversary gifts for her
It has become common practice, all over the world, to associate different wedding anniversaries with certain themes. Some use the themes for inspiration, and we have to agree it makes buying fun, unique, and creative anniversary gifts easy. There are others who can’t be bothered with such customs, and pick their gift out of the ether. Whichever camp you fall into stay here with us, and we’ll help with some great ideas for thirteenth anniversary gifts for her.
13th Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her
Silver-Dipped Rose Silver
- A real rose coated in pure silver
- In a stylish display case, with an authenticity certificate.
- Bright and lustrous mirror finish
Gold-Dipped Rose Gold rose
- A real rose dipped in 24 karat gold
- Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
- In a beautiful PU leather display case
- Brilliant and lustrous mirror finish
Jewelry Set Sets
- Includes a real glazed rose, trimmed with 24k gold
- Combined with pendant and earrings from natural rose petals
- In a high quality leather display case
The traditional anniversary gift theme suggests lace for her 13 year anniversary gift
Lace is the traditional theme for a 13th wedding anniversary. A delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern. It can be made by hand or machine. When lace was first made, it would have been made using silk, gold, silver, or linen threads. Today it is more commonly made with cotton thread, although silk and linen threads still get a look in. Lace made by machine usually contains synthetic fibers, and there are a few artisans who make lace using very fine silver or copper wire, rather than thread.
Making lace involves weaving intricate patterns, and requires patience and care. Much like the care and patience necessary in order to foster a successful relationship. Lace production became very popular in the 16th century, and has been used ever since for clothing and as decorative covers. Making lace can be a labor of love, unless of course it’s machine made, which makes it the perfect thirteenth wedding anniversary gift for her. Let’s share some of our favorite lacy ideas:
- Filigree lace jewelry
- Lace roses
- Lace tablecloth
- Lace garter
- Lacy lingerie
The modern themes for 12th anniversary gifts are textiles or fur. But obviously we’d prefer you used the animal friendly replacement of faux fur. And what special lady isn’t going to feel loved when wrapped in a faux fur throw, coat, or jacket. If you’re considering using textiles as your theme you’ve got yourself a broad range of gifts to choose from. Textiles includes any natural or synthetic fiber, woven, knitted, pressed, or bonded into a fabric. Linens are included along with items to wear and rugs. Or maybe your wife would love a handmade scarf or wrap.
Choose the chrysanthemum for a 13th anniversary gift for her
The flower that has come to represent 13 years of marriage is the chrysanthemum. Also known as mums or chrysanths. They are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum, in the family of Asteraceae, and are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. However, they are pretty much available to buy anywhere in the world.
The Chrysanthemum has cultural significance and symbolism in many different cultures. In Europe, incurve chrysanthemums are symbolic of death, so are used for funerals or to place on graves. In Japan,Korea, and China the white version of the flower is symbolic of lamentation or grief. Other countries use it to represent honesty, and in the USA it is regarded as positive and cheerful.
Chrysanthemums are often given as gifts for Mother’s Day, making them a great gift if you’ve got kids or grandkids.
Did you know the chrysanthemum is also known to be an insecticide and there are varieties you can eat? Quite a versatile flower, but if you’d prefer to give another type of bloom, consider a gold dipped rose as a 13 year anniversary present for her.
Light up her day with the anniversary gift of citrine
Citrine is actually a variety of quartz, and ranges in color from pale yellow to brown. A natural stone is really quite rare, and you’re more likely to be buying commercially made citrine. To make citrine commercially requires heat treating amethysts or smoky quartz. A natural citrine stone will be cloudy or smoky in appearance, whereas a heat treated amethyst will have small lines in the crystal. Citrine can be made into exquisite items of jewelry. The delicate color lends itself well to classical jewelry such as stud earrings and rings. But it will also make a stunning bracelet or pendant. Alternatively, buy her a citrine ornament or trinket for her 13th anniversary gift.
Citrine is also known as the ‘Success Stone’, as it is well known for being a joyful stone, that gives off bright energy to light up the life of those who wear it. Do you think your wife’s life could do with lighting up? Or should you give her citrine because it brings good fortune and good luck?
Now your thirteenth wedding anniversary has arrived, it’s time for you to find a gift that shows how special she is and how much you still love her. Thirteen years under your belt and you’re still a successful partnership. There will have been good and bad times but the strength of your relationship has seen you through it all. We wish you all the best for your thirteenth anniversary and hope you’ll be coming back next year for more anniversary gift ideas for her.