Your 13th wedding anniversary gift is traditionally celebrated with lace and for any modern husband that has to mean underwear! For you men out there that want a few tips, have a look at our guide on buying lace underwear for your wife's anniversary gift!
Lace anniversary gifts could be beautifully decorated boxes of chocolates to a sweet photo frame. Plus lace has inspired many jewellery makers, the lace designs in the beautiful pieces that we have to show you are stunning and perfect as a continuous reminder of your 13th anniversary.
This is a very cute gift and is perfect if you were planning on sending flowers too! Your anniversary bouquet is made entirely out of lace.
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However lace does not lend itself easily to a male anniversary gift and this is where the modern list helps. On this list you will be celebrating your 13th anniversary with fur or textiles, again there are not many of us that will be looking to buy a fur hat or coat for either the man or woman in our lives. That leaves us with textiles!
Textiles is such a broad term that anything made of material will fit; a fake fur throw, new clothes, new bags, scarves, tapestrys, rugs, even curtains - but please don't - we can't think of anyone that would want to receive these for their anniversary gift. You may want new curtains - just don't wrap them up!
If you want to brighten up your decor then this is a good excuse to go and spend money, refurbish a room and be generous with your cushions, rugs, throws and dare we say it curtains!
Twists on the textile theme could be; soft and fluffy new towels with a pamper kit or a spa voucher in the pocket in a robe, or a new picnic blanket to use on a romantic trip.
Romantic trips can be twisted even further with trips to traditional lace making areas. Malta is a beautiful island in the Mediterranean sea in Southern Europe, close to Sicily that has lace making as one of their traditional crafts. The island offers a great holiday for every taste - culture, sunshine, shopping and nightlife.
India and Turkey are famous for their carpet and rug making and would be a great extravagant 13th wedding anniversary gift!