Fourteen fabulous years! Every anniversary offers an opportunity to sit down with the love of your life and celebrate the wild, magical ride you’ve shared so far. Pick out a gorgeous gift and let them know how much it’s meant to have them by your side and that you look forward to many more years of adventure!
What is the Traditional 14th Anniversary Gift?
The traditional gift for the 14th wedding anniversary is ivory. While I love checking out all the inventive, wonderful gifts I can find using the traditional suggestions, this is one year where I think it’s better to pick an alternative (or switch to the modern gift) instead.
Real ivory might be beautiful, but it looks better on elephants! Let’s protect these majestic animals by avoiding elephant ivory products altogether. If you’re keen on keeping with tradition, look out for vegetable ivory gift alternatives. One of the best options is made from the tagua nut, which gives you a natural way to get the ivory look, guilt-free.
Modern 14th Anniversary Gift
The modern gift for your 14th wedding anniversary is gold jewelry, which means the options are pretty much endless!
Symbolic Flower: Dahlia
The full, many-petaled exuberance of dahlias make them gorgeous flowers to receive, but they also have many qualities that make them perfect for an anniversary present. Dahlias are said to symbolize everything from grace and kindness to inner strength and commitment – just what every marriage needs.
Symbolic Gem: Opal
Multicolored and mesmerizing, opals are particularly magical gemstones. What’s more, they’ve long been associated with love, passion, and desire. Light up your 14th wedding anniversary by gifting these stunning gems to your husband or wife.
14th Anniversary Gifts for Her
Give her an anniversary gift she’ll continue loving for many more years to come with a little inspiration from my top picks.
1) Tagua Nut Necklace
All the luxury of an ivory necklace with none of the cruel connotations. This funky accessory is sure to make her smile. and will pair perfectly with a light, summer dress or short sleeved shirt.
2) Tagua Nut and Hand-Forged Sterling Silver Earrings
Also made from the amazing tagua nut, these sophisticated earrings are eye-catching and sure to become a fast favorite. She can dress them up or down depending on the occasion and will be reminded of your special day every time she wears them.
3) Gold Opal Earrings
If your wife has a soft spot for anything that shimmers, I highly recommend these beautiful opal earrings. The gold fitting means you can you pay respect to two traditions in one, but the best thing about them is the balance between pure elegance and fun iridescence.
4) Gold-Dipped Rose
Take flowers to the next level with this luminous gold-dipped rose. This is one bloom she can treasure from season to season and makes a wonderful gift when you’re looking for a slightly different way to say ‘I’ll love you forever more’.
5) Bouquet of Dahlias
For fresh flowers, make sure you include plenty of dahlias to capture the specialness of this particular anniversary. Pop them in a vase with a gold tint or choose an ivory-colored ribbon to go the extra mile for your 14th year.
6) Gold Drop Earrings
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A tasteful piece of jewelry is always a good choice for special celebrations, but for your 14th anniversary it’s got to be gold! These lovely drop earrings will make her feel fantastic every time she puts them on, plus she’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness.
14th Anniversary Gifts for Him
Show him that after 14 years, you’re as in love with him as you ever were. Pick out a fun gift to celebrate your time together.
1) Adopt an Elephant
This is a slightly unconventional take on ivory as a gift, but it’s a wonderful choice especially if you’re married to an animal lover. Adopt an elephant under your sweetheart’s name and you’ll both be doing something very special for these gentle giants.
2) Dinner and a Show
Enjoy making a new memory together by booking dinner and a show. If you can choose a place where someone will be ‘tinkling the ivories’, all the better. Pick out a restaurant that has a resident pianist or book tickets for a concert and you’ve found a fun nod to the traditional gift.
3) Engraved Tagua Nut
They’ll never guess what’s in this box! Carefully carved into a Tagua nut, I can’t think of a more unique way to tell someone you love them.
4) Knife Set with Bone Handle
Any amateur chef worth his salt knows it’s essential to have a good set of knives. Make your husband’s day with this fantastic, artisanal set boasting carbon steel blades and bone handles.
5) Gold Jewelry
Not every guy is a jewelry fan, but if you pick out just the right piece you might be surprised how many change their tune! This simple, stunning gold bracelet is a great choice for any guy who’s already into the bling as well as those who need a little encouragement.
You’ve spent 14 years learning what makes each other tick, here’s to plenty more growth and adventures ahead!
Until next year (hint: it’s Crystal), share your 14th anniversary gift ideas with us in the comments below. We want to hear them!