Stylish and Traditional 14th Wedding Anniversary Gifts
Finding just the right anniversary gift for your loved ones is never simple and when it is time to find a present for the 14th anniversary of your friends or family members, you may find that you are lacking in inspiration. After 14 years of marriage a couple may have already received many of the more popular gifts, so it is time to find something a little different that will be cherished for years to come and will also be suited to the tastes of the recipients. While choosing a memorable gift may not be easy, you may want to think about opting for a traditional 14th wedding anniversary gift. A traditional present is something that the recipients will know is deeply significant and meaningful and they are sure to appreciate the effort taken to find something that is so appropriate for this specific year of marriage. Here you will find some traditional 14 year anniversary gift ideas and you are sure to find something suitable for your loved ones on this happy date.
Finding Traditional Fourteen Year Anniversary Gifts
The 14th anniversary has a rather tricky traditional material associated with it that may pose a problem for modern gift givers in the 21st century. Remember that the original lists associating a theme with every anniversary year were created during the early part of the 20th century, when the world was a very different place, and so the 14th anniversary traditional gift was considered to be ivory. While ivory was a popular and commonly found material during the 1920s and 1930s, today it is considered to be ethically unacceptable because of the decimation of our elephant populations for the ivory trade. Therefore, giving an ivory gift is not a good idea as you risk offending your nearest and dearest. There is however an imitation ivory which has been developed that looks very similar to the original material and is perfectly ethically safe to use. Give a faux imitation gift for couples in the form of an attractive sculpture or work of art to decorate the marital home, or opt for more personal gifts for each of the partners. A piece of stylish faux ivory jewellery would be a perfect 14th anniversary gift for her while an imitation ivory shaving set or razor would be a great 14 year anniversary gift for him.
Elephant Themed 14th Anniversary Presents
Whereas ivory is often considered to be unacceptable, many gift givers have chosen to switch the theme for the 14th wedding anniversary gift to elephants instead. Elephants are known for their wisdom and long memories, and in Indian mythology, they have been connected with good fortune. Why not give your loved ones an elephant statue for their home, or perhaps some homewares decorated with elephant prints to reflect the theme of this anniversary year, or alternatively if you want to splash out, why not arrange for the happy couple to visit a country associated with elephants, perhaps on a dream safari in Africa or on a trip to Thailand or India?
Giving Traditional Dahlia Flowers as 14th Anniversary Gifts
There is no wonder that giving a floral gift is popular on any anniversary occasion as their beautiful simpicity and elegance is able to speak volumes about the appreciation for the recipient while demonstrating a level of esteem and consideration that is hard to beat. When a giver selects a traditional floral gift which has been tailored for the specific year of marriage, the gift is even more relevant as it reveals a hidden message in the language of flowers. The traditional 14th wedding anniversary gift flower is the dahlia, an especially beautiful and appropriate blossom that conveys wishes for meaningful blessings and creativity and represents the inner strength of the couple and their adherence to their sacred values. For any couple who had adhered to their matrimonial vows for 14 years, this flower could not be more appropriate. An alternative impressive 14th anniversary gift is a bouquet of roses, as their especially stunning blossoms with their vibrant colours and meaning of appreciation, beauty and love is relevant to any anniversary year. If you surprise your loved ones on their special day with a floral display of these gorgeous flowers, you are sure to impress them while showing them how much they are loved. Unfortunately, freshly cut roses always fade after a few days, but there is a gift of roses which can last for a lifetime.
An exquisite Eternity Rose is the ideal gift solution for the 14th wedding anniversary as it will endure for years to come as an enduring memento of the happiness the couple are experiencing at this special time in their lives together. Every glazed Eternity Rose is produced from a single, specially chosen and hand picked bloom, cultivated by the skilled in-house team. It is then preserved in an intricate process which takes no less than three months in a lustrous glaze and then trimmed with pure 24 karat gold edging. The result is a work of art that is unique and spectacular, worthy of display in the marital home for many years to come. The included presentation case is made of prestigious leather and is the ideal way to display this lavish object of beauty, ensuring that it will be a focal point and a treasure for future generations to cherish.