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12th Wedding Anniversary

Silk and linen are the traditional materials for the 12th anniversary.

For a romantic yet still traditional twist on silk, try something along the lines of these realistic silk roses. For a great idea that combines both traditional materials, silk and linen, we recommend these fantastic personalized silk throw pillows.

Silk also lends itself well to a wide variety of luxurious clothing gifts such as robes, shawls, scarves, shirts, skirts, dresses, and lingerie.

Practical gifts like high-thread count bed linen, tablecloths, towels, cushions, and other home decor would be completely appropriate as well. This could be a good opportunity to do some home redecorating to freshen up the mood of your bedroom.

If you know for a fact that your wife enjoys new lingerie, this is a great opportunity to buy her something gorgeous. But our word of advice is that, if you are unsure of her reaction to lingerie, then get her lingerie PLUS a more traditional gift, since some women do not care for lingerie. But you never know until you try! :-)

If you would like to give jewelry, you could opt for pearl which is the alternate modern material. Also, great choices are jade and opal which are the alternate modern jewelry materials for the 12th anniversary.


Traditional 12th Anniversary:
Modern 12th Anniversary:
Alternate Modern:
Alternate Jewelry Materials:


Gift Links for 12th Anniversary

Silk Gifts:
High quality realistic silk flower arrangements
Silk artisan jewelry
Personalized silk throw pillows
Beautiful women's accessories
Women's silk clothing
International silk tapestries
Silk textiles
Silk gifts by independent makers
Teddy bear holding a silk flower

Silky Lingerie:
Spicy silky lingerie
Plus-size lingerie recommended by Oprah
Honeymoon lingerie

Personalized anniversary pillowcases and blankets
Pillows and throws in international designs
Natural fibers table set
Personalized picture throw

Blankets, pillows, towels from husband's favorite sports team
For more linen ideas, see our 2nd anniversary page!

Pearl jewelry: here, here, and here
For more pearl gifts, see our 30th anniversary page

Alternate Modern Jewelry Stones & Metal:
Jade: here and here
Opal: here, here, here, and here

More Anniversary Gift Ideas - Any Year:
Personalized anniversary gifts
Anniversary gift baskets
Gourmet French chocolate
Upscale gift ideas for anniversaries
Zagat wine of the month club
Beer, cheese, and flower monthly gift club
Personalized novels - you are the main characters
Traditional handcarved Welsh lovespoons
Personalized lovebook
Personalized M&M love note candy

Party Planning:
Personalized invitations
Favors and decorations



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