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14th Wedding Anniversary

Between raising children, working on your careers, and all the other chaotic details of life, the 14th anniversary is one that some people pass by without marking. Instead, plan to get away together for the weekend or overnight. Ship the kids off to your parents' place at least for one night if you can. By this time in a marriage, we are so busy and often feel pulled in every direction. So plan ahead and set aside alone time for you and your spouse.

Ivory is the traditional material for the 14th anniversary, but please only ever buy products that are made using imitation ivory which is often made using a composite sourced from non-endangered animal bones, tagua nuts, or some other non-animal source. Please never purchase real ivory because that supports an illegal and brutal elephant poaching industry. Better yet, make a donation to the elephant rescue charity in Tennesee. They provide forever homes for elephants who have been mistreated in circuses or found living in inadaquate and cramped zoo conditions. It is truly a gift from the heart!

Along the theme of ivory, any kind of elephant-themed gift would also be perfect! Elephant design jewelry makes for a fun and unique gift.

Gold is the alternate modern material for the 14th anniversary, so that pretty much opens up the possibility for a wide range of jewelry designs. Alternate modern jewelry materials for the 14th anniversary are opal, agate, and bloodstone.

If you do give jewelry, consider presenting it to your wife in the jade-colored elephant jewelry box which will become a permanent keepsake reminder of your 14th wedding anniversary. We feel this adds a really nice special touch to the ivory theme while still being elephant-friendly. Alternatively, this would also be the perfect box in which to enclose a love note, poem, or love coupons.

For flowers, you could give carved tagua nut roses, real roses coated in gold, or fresh white roses from a florist.

 

Traditional 14th Anniversary:
Ivory (imitation only)
Modern 14th Anniversary:
Ivory (imitation only)
Alternate Modern:
Gold
Alternate Jewelry Materials:
Opal
Agate
Bloodstone



Gift Links for 14th Anniversary
 

Ivory and Elephant Themed Gifts:
Beautiful elephant jewelry
Paintings created by elephants
Elephant sculptures
Browse more artisan elephant gifts
Carved tagua nut roses that look like ivory
Fresh white roses
Donate to the Elephant Sanctuary

Gold Jewelry:
Gold: here, here, here, and here

More Gold Gifts:
Real roses preserved in gold
Personalized anniversary plate with gold trim
Personalized elegant wine canvas
Your favorite picture in large gold frame
'Good as Gold' foodie gift basket
Gold wine basket
Collectible coins for him
See our 50th Gold Anniversary for more ideas!

Alternate Modern Jewelry Stones & Metal:
Opal: here, here, here, and here
Agate: here and here
Bloodstone: 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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The traditional 14th anniversary gift is ivory. That created a bit of a
dilemma for me, for two reasons:
1. The modern ivory trade is illegal. That would leave only the possibility
of purchasing antique ivory.
2. I'm vegan. I do my best not to use (or purchase) ANY animal products because I oppose domestication, captivity, cruelty, and factory farming.
Then it came to me. For years I've heard about artisans using fossil mammoth ivory to make all sorts of items. For some reason, a fossil-mammoth-ivory-handled knife seemed like the right gift for my husband for our 14th anniversary. And since they've been extinct for 30,000 years, it also wouldn't go against my vegan ideals.
... After some searching, I contacted a local knife maker who had lovely, coloured fossil mammoth ivory (with bits of blue and turquoise from minerals in the ground during fossilisation) on-hand. Within days, the knife was assembled and polished, making it a fabulous, timeless, and usable gift, for under $1,000. Ivory dilemma solved.
-- M. Armstrong

My suggestion is for a 14-year wedding anniversary gift: A small, beautiful Ganesha figurine. Appropriate for either a man or a woman, and you don't have to be Hindu to appreciate the beauty and significance of a lovely Ganesha.
-- Diane

I brought out my ivory colored wedding dress, and we danced around the living room together to our favorite romantic songs. This really got us in the mood! ;)
-- Jeanine

 

 

 

 

 
 

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