If you are approaching your 14th wedding anniversary, or you are helping your friends or family members to celebrate this occasion, you may be unaware of the traditional themes and ideas that accompany this year of marriage. When it comes to buying 14 year anniversary gifts, you may therefore be lacking in inspiration, wanting to select something heartfelt and memorable, yet not sure where to begin.
Traditional Themes of the 14h Anniversary Year
While in the past the 14th wedding anniversary was spent quietly, with a couple acknowledging their love for each other in private, today friends and family members are more likely to want to help their loved ones to celebrate every milestone event.
Before 1937, no material was traditionally linked with the 14th year of marriage, however when the official list drawn up by the American National Jewelers Association was published, it linked 14 years of union with ivory.
Although this was acceptable in the 1930s, today ivory is frowned upon because of the endangered nature of the elephant population. Wanting to discourage elephant hunting, the modern list of materials linked with each year suggests animals or gold jewelry as more appropriate modern alternatives.
14 Year Anniversary Gifts Ideas
Gold-Dipped Natural Rose
- presented in an exquisite leather case
- comes with a certificate of authenticity
- fast & free express delivery
Rose Heart Pendant
- decorated with 21 sparkling synthetic diamonds
- real rose petals glazed and trimmed in 24 karat gold
- with certificate of authenticity
Matched Set in 24k Gold Leaf Theme
- includes a glazed natural rose, a pendant and earrings
- comes in a quality leather display case
- a lifetime warranty is included
Gold-Dipped Golf Ball & Tee Set
- dipped in 24k gold
- excellent durability while retaining the playability
- ideal for mounting and display purposes
24 Karat Gold-Dipped Poker Cards
- playable deck of poker cards dipped in 24 karat gold.
- produced to tournament grade standards
- presented in an elegant high quality case
The History of Ivory
Made using animal teeth and tusks, particularly those from elephants, the word “ivory” actually originates from an ancient Egyptian word for elephant. Since ancient times it has been prized as a decorative item, with the ancient Romans even using it to make the whites in the eyes of their statues. The Chinese have always valued ivory highly, using it to produce everyday objects as well as artworks, and were instrumental in its trade along the Northern Silk Road to Europe. Frequently used in many religions to create icons and faith-related objects, ivory was also used to make many items in the past that are now formed from plastic today including piano keys, cutlery handles and billiard balls.
Once the decline in elephant populations was realized, many countries banned the sale and importation of any products made from ivory in an attempt to stem the tide of poaching and slaughter of innocent animals. Since then, an imitation form of ivory has been created called tagua, made from the ivory nut palm.
Choosing a Floral 14 Year Anniversary Gift
Those wanting to choose a floral 14 year anniversary gift for their loved ones can select the traditional flower associated with this anniversary year which is the beautiful orchid. These uniquely elegant flowers make wonderful presents for green-fingered couples, and when well-cared for they will flourish and thrive like the couple’s love. Symbolizing affection and understanding in the language of flowers, they make a very relevant and significant gift for any couple.
Unfortunately, orchids can be difficult to care for, and if the recipients are lacking in gardening skill they may find that their present doesn’t last as long as they would like. If your loved ones have limited skills in the garden, why not give a more enduring floral 14 year anniversary gift?
As gold is an alternative contemporary choice to celebrate the 14th anniversary, why not consider a stylish 24 karat gold-dipped natural rose? Each uniquely crafted item is presented in its own prestigious leather case, perfect for displaying in pride of place as a permanent memento of this happy event, conveying its message of affection and esteem for a lifetime.
Traditional Ivory 14 Year Anniversary Gifts for Couples
If you would like to give a traditional ivory gift to your loved ones, you should never consider trying to source an item made from genuine ivory. Luckily, however, artificial ivory is available which is equally beautiful. An elegant artificial ivory ornament will perfectly reflect the theme of this anniversary year while adorning the marital home for many more happily married years.
Animal Themed 14 Year Wedding Anniversary Gifts
If you would prefer to go with the more modern theme of animals for 14 year wedding anniversary gifts for your loved ones, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. An animal statuette, animal painting, or textiles featuring an animal pattern are all good choices.
Alternatively, if you would like to splash out on an extravagant and truly memorable 14 year anniversary gift, a luxury safari vacation would be an amazing way for a couple to enjoy significant experiences together.
Great 14 Year Anniversary Gifts for Her
If you are looking for 14 year anniversary gifts for her, you can choose from any of the themes, traditional or modern, linked with this anniversary year.
Imitation ivory jewelry is very beautiful and is sure to be appreciated as a meaningful token of love on this happy day, while animal themed accessories or clothing is another wonderful way to capture the essence of the event.
If you choose to embrace the contemporary gold jewelry 14th anniversary theme, why not give the stylish and timeless gift of a striking real miniature rose pendant, perfectly glazed and trimmed with a beautiful 24 karat gold detail to create a unique and effortlessly elegant token of esteem?
Finding a 14 Year Anniversary Gift for Him
If you need to find a significant 14 year anniversary gift for him, why not choose an artificial ivory handled razor or imitation ivory shaving set? Alternatively, go with the modern theme of gold jewelry and buy him an opulent gold chain that he can wear every day and think of you.
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|15th wedding anniversary gift ideas||Watches|
|16th wedding anniversary gift ideas||Silver holloware|
|17th wedding anniversary gift ideas||Furniture|
|18th wedding anniversary gift ideas||Porcelain|
|19th wedding anniversary gift ideas||Bronze|
|20th wedding anniversary gift ideas||Platinum|
|21st wedding anniversary gift ideas||Brass, Nickel|
|22nd wedding anniversary gift ideas||Copper|
|23rd wedding anniversary gift ideas||Silver plate|
|24th wedding anniversary gift ideas||Musical instruments|