Jan 09 2010

Fourteenth Anniversary Gifts

14th Anniversary Symbols

Traditional: Ivory
Modern: Gold Jewelry
Flower: Dahlia
Gemstone: Opal/Agate
/Bloodstone

Fourteenth Anniversary

What a great time to celebrate. You are secure, comfortable with each other and after fourteen years you are still in love. Give your partner a fourteenth anniversary to remember.

Ivory Gift Suggestions

Ivory can be a tricky category if you or your partner is concerned about animal rights and the animals that lose their lives so that ivory can be sold. You might consider a visit to a zoo or circus to celebrate the grandeur of the elephant or book an African safari to actually see the elephants in the wild as an ivory themed gift for the animal lover. Or go for a carved elephant or walrus or give an ivory colored gift.

If you want to purchase an ivory gift there are alternatives to animal ivory such as “vegetable” (also called tagua nut) ivory and “mandarin” ivory which can provide just as stunning carvings as those from animal ivory. There is lovely carving a bridge of elephants, a set of carved Buddhas and a finely crafted chess board all made of mandarin ivory on www.giftsprings.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=MI.

There are some beautiful tagua nut ivory Christmas ornaments available on www.oneworldprojects.com/products/tag_xmas.shtml or a great handmade tagua nut ivory humming bird which if your anniversary is in the summer months might be more appropriate. You can see the humming bird on www.tenthousandvillages.com/tagua-nut-hummingbird-ornament.

There is an eco-friendly tagua nut ivory nut watch which would make a great fourteenth anniversary gift on www.shopmania.com/shopping~online-watches~buy-eco-friendly-fair-trade-tagua-nut-corozo-ivory-bamboo-seed-adjustable~p-5908403.html.

Gold Jewelry Gift Suggestions

Gold jewelry is always an appreciated gift and there are lots of gold jewelry gift choices for both men and women. You could get white gold or yellow gold. You could get a gold watch, ring, bracelet necklace or broach the choices are endless. You can find lots of wonderful gold jewelry choices at local jewellers or department stores.

If you want handcrafted jewelry try www.designersjewelryonline.com/ or for handcrafted gold jewelry sparkling with colorful jewels try www.carolyntyler.com/.

Dahlia Gift Suggestions

The colorful dahlia is the national flower of Mexico which is its native home. The dahlia was not introduced into Europe until the 19th century. The dahlia is said to stand for dignity and elegance. Each dahlia plant will product loads of blooms from July until the first frost. You can find dahlias in a variety of colors including orange, salmon, bronze, apricot, yellow, crimson, scarlet, and lavender. The dahlia blossoms also come in several varieties some are double, some have pointed or spiky pedals and some rounded petals.

Dahlias are great in flower arrangements. They are colorful and last for a while so they make an ideal gift flower arrangement sent to your partner’s office so he or she can bask in the envoy of their co-workers on your anniversary day. You can order a dahlia arrangement to be delivered from www.teleflora.com.

You can also consider a gift of a silk dahlia arrangement to sit on the dining room table or in the entry hall on your anniversary and for a long time thereafter. There are beautiful silk dahlia stalks available on www.afloral.com/Silk-Flowers-Artificial-Flowers-Fake-Flowers/Dahlian; purchase your own vase and design a custom arrangement yourself if you want a gift with your personal touch or order a ready-made silk flower arrangement featuring dahlias on www.1000markets.com/categories/weddings+flowers/products/86968. Either way the dahlias will brighten your home.

Dahlias are a favourite of photographers and painters because of their color. Photos and prints of dahlias are another way to give an anniversary gift that lasts a lifetime. There are many dahlia photos and prints for sale on http://www.acclaimimages.com/_gallery/_print_terms/dahlia.html.

Opal/Agate/Bloodstone Gift Suggestions

There is a list of opal gift suggestion on the twelfth wedding anniversary page so we will focus on agate and bloodstone gift suggestions in this article.

Agate

Agate is prized for its unique stripped quality. Layers of individual agate form rings or bands in the stone creating a unique pattern in each stone. Agate was highly regarded in ancient times as a talisman or amulet which was believed to protect against fevers and quench thirst. In addition to its healing power agate was regarded as a stone which enhanced marital and romantic fidelity.

Agate bowls were collected by royalty from ancient times for their healing powers. Today agate bowls are popular with those who meditate. There are gorgeous moss agate prayer bowls in several sizes offered on www.healingcrystals.com/Moss_Agate_Prayer_Bowl.html which would make a great gift for anyone and a special anniversary gift if your partner meditates.

If an agate ring is what you are looking for try www.dbsagates.com/forsale.html there are many handcrafted, custom cut and designed agate rings for both men and women on this site.

If you want truly unique agate gifts look at www.mineralminers.com/html/agahand.stm. Mineral Miners has agate bookends, polished agate stones, polished agate spheres, coasters and bowls. If your partner loves nature and natural objects any of the gifts on this page will be appreciated.

Bloodstone

Bloodstone is green jasper with flecks of iron oxide which according to legend was first formed when drops of Christ’s blood fell on jasper at the foot of the cross.  Ground bloodstone has always been believed to have healing powers and is still sold today as an aphrodisiac in India.   If your partner is into feng shui he or she will understand the deeper significance of the beautiful carved bloodstone elephant available on www.buy-fengshui.com/fengshui_enhancers_cures/2882_bloodstone_elephant.ph. Be sure to include the feng shui instructions with the gift.

If you are looking for an inexpensive, beautiful and meaningful gift for your fourteenth anniversary gift consider the classy bloodstone necklaces on www.muditinternational.com/gemstone-necklace-bloodstone-c-20_32.html she’ll never know how inexpensive they were. If a ring is more to her liking try the blue lace agate and bloodstone silver ring on Blue Moon Gem Works website at www.muditinternational.com/gemstone-necklace-bloodstone-c-20_32.html.

The Celebration

If an African Safari is out of the question, why not do one of the African Wildlife Parks like the one at Port Clinton in Ohio or Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Park in Orlando Florida and spend some time enjoying each other and the elephants.  You could put the tickets in the box with the feng shui bloodstone elephant for a totally coordinated gift.

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