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Wedding Anniversary Gift Baskets-Year 13-15

May 5, 2008
To reach thirteen to fifteen years of marriage is quite an accomplishment, especially in today's society. To create the perfect gift basket for these important occasions, you may want to be aware of the different flowers, colors and gifts that are associated with them. This may help you with the design and colors of your basket.

The traditional gift for the thirteenth anniversary is lace which represents the home as well as the past. The modern gift is textiles and fur (although imitation fur is more acceptable the modern world). The flower associated with this anniversary is the hydrangea which represents understanding and the color is white.

To create a traditional gift basket for a thirteenth anniversary, you may want to trim your basket with lace and include such items as lace doilies, curtains, and handkerchiefs. For a modern gift basket, you could include any linens, clothing or furnishings such as wall hangings or rugs that are made out of textiles. For a fur basket, you could purchase a fur hat, mittens, slippers, or a jacket. You could also make a "furry" gift basket that includes a teddy bear and some "bear" necessities, such as bath accessories, cheese, candy, or any other items that the couple may like. You could trim the basket in colorful lace and ribbon and place several hydrangea blooms around the inside for good measure.

The traditional gift for the fourteenth anniversary is ivory which was precious and valuable, much like the union it celebrated. The contemporary gift is gold jewelry. The flower associated with this anniversary is the daffodil which represents joy, cheerfulness, and love. The color is also ivory.

As ivory is now banned due to the elephant being an endangered species, you can include ivory colored items in your gift basket. You could purchase clothing, home furnishings, or flowers that are ivory in color. You could mix ivory and gold items to add more color to your gift basket. You could include gold jewelry, figurines, picture frames, or any other items that you wish. You can trim your basket in ivory and gold ribbon and place several daffodils throughout it to make it bright and cheerful.

The fifteenth anniversary is a milestone that is usually accompanied by a large celebration. The traditional gift for this occasion is crystal which represents purity and light while the contemporary gifts are watches which symbolize eternal love. The flower associated with this anniversary is the calla lily which symbolizes beauty and the color is ruby red.

To create a gift basket for the fifteenth anniversary, you may want to avoid purchasing common crystal items, such as vases or glasses. After fifteen years of marriage, many of these couples already have these things. You may want to shop around to find a unique crystal figurine or a colored crystal prism that catches your eye. When shopping for a watch, you may also want to find something that is unique. You may want to have the couple's names engraved in them as well. Trimming your basket with ruby red ribbon and placing several white Calla lilies in the back of it will provide a sharp contrast that will help your basket to stand out.

These are just a few of the many ways that you can utilize all the flowers, gifts, and colors that are associated with these anniversaries. You can stick to one theme or mix and match several. The options to make an anniversary gift basket are as endless as your imagination.
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