Couples that reach their 14th anniversary have likely already exchanged an assortment of presents during their nearly decade and a half romance. To delight your spouse of 14 years this anniversary, consider a gift that is symbolically tied to the 14th anniversary. By selecting a present that is thematically relevant and differs from ones that you have previously presented, you can set this gift apart from others.
While ivory, the gift traditionally associated with a 14th anniversary, is legally and ethically unobtainable, you can still reflect this theme in your gift with some creativity. Instead of giving your lover an actual ivory present, give her a gift that is ivory in color such as a set of ivory linens for the dining room or bath. To make your ivory-toned present even more personalized and appropriate for the occasion, have her initials embroidered on the present.
Another way to reflect the theme of ivory while staying within the law is to give your recipient an elephant-themed gift. Elephant tusk is the source of ivory, and as such these animals are connected to the aesthetically pleasing substance. Give your guy an elephant structure to add to the decor of his work space. Select a metal or ceramic sculpture that fits in with his decorating plan and matches his aesthetic taste. This uncommon accessory will likely remind your hubby of your love each time he looks at it.
Gold is the contemporary token associated with the celebration of the 14th anniversary. Present your wife with an old-fashioned gift--a gold locket. Before you wrap the locket to give to her, place a picture of the two of you or your children inside. Have the locket customized by ordering engraving to tie it more directly to the celebration of your anniversary.
Gold Cuff Links
Give your man a formal token of your love that reflects the modern 14th anniversary theme by presenting him with gold cuff links. Although men do not wear cuff links as commonly as they once were, they can still add a touch of class to a formal look. Select plain cuff links, or seek out a set that contains shapes or images that fit your husband's personality. If your spouse does not have a shirt with which to use these links, buy him one to go along with the gift and to ensure that he can wear his gift on the day you celebrate your 14th anniversary.
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