Ivory Gifts for Your 14th Wedding Anniversary
While you shouldn't give actual ivory, there are plenty of modern and ethical alternatives to celebrate with.
We love the sentimentality behind classic anniversary gifts but recognize that some ideas are more dated than others. Take the theme for year 14: ivory. Nowadays, we'd wouldn't recommend giving something made from the material, considering its long history of unethical sourcing. But you can still honor tradition without harming elephants—there are tons of modern alternatives. Take the color, which is incredibly versatile and used in a number of present-worthy ways. Or, consider cruelty-free options, like faux-ivory. Here, we've offered up a number of contemporary suggestions.
A popular 14th-anniversary gift is bone china, due to its elegance and timelessness. Here, we've picked out one of our favorite sets. That being said, the possibilities go way beyond new place settings. We've found his and hers presents in a number of different categories and price points to help you find something suitable (and affordable). Does your spouse travel a lot? We've included more than one ivory-colored luggage option. Does your partner love to cook? We've spotlighted ivory-themed kitchen gadgets. We've also covered additional interests—everything from music, to gardening, to fashion.
As you plan how to celebrate your 14th wedding anniversary, think about your husband or wife's personality and the nature of your relationship. After all, as with all gifts, it's really the thought that counts. That's why we've compiled a bunch of unique recommendations to help you find an item that really feels personal. Happy gifting and more importantly, congratulations—you've come such a ong way since your wedding day!
It's never too late to build (or expand) your place-setting collection. Bone china in an ivory color palette is as classic and versatile as it gets.
Lenox "Eternal" Place Setting, $129.95, lenox.com
Beautiful cutlery elevates any kitchen and quality cutlery elevates any dish. These knives do both.
Lockjaw Chef's Knife, from $200, cb2.com
These acetate hoops come in a modern tortoise-shell pattern.
Machete "Midi " Hoops in "Taupe," $36, shopmachete.com
If your spouse has a green thumb, this contemporary planter is for them.
Light + Ladder "Eleva" Planter, $160, comingsoonnewyork.com
This watch—featuring an ivory-colored face—is timeless but still unique.
Shinola "Runwell" Watch, $600, shinola.com
Everyone else has black suitcases. Make yours easier to find at the baggage claim.
Away Luggage Set in "White," from $450, awaytravel.com
Or, for weekend trips, try this classic duffle bag.
Jack + Mulligan "Kennedy" Duffel, $158, jackandmulligan.com
Upgrade your bar (and protect your furniture) with this set of four monogrammed coasters.
Edie Parker Initial Coasters, $195, edie-parker.com
These ivory-colored cards are so fun, she may just write you a thank-you note on one!
Connor "Sweet Social Series" Notecard Set, $98, barneys.com
He may not need a luxurious backgammon set, but he sure won't mind showing it off (not to mention using it).
Aspinal of London Backgammon Set, $870, orchardmile.com
Give him the smoothest shave. Bonus: The faux-ivory handle will look amazing on your vanity.
Caswell-Massey Safety Razor, $58, caswellmassey.com
This bone-handle tool features a corkscrew and foil cutter, which will make opening your celebratory bottle of vino a breeze.
Orban & Sons Multipurpose Wine Opener, $42, nantucketlooms.com
She'll obsess over this wardrobe staple and the supple leather (and ample room) it boasts.
Cuyana Leather Tote in "Ecru," $175, cuyana.com
The vintage look of this efficient blender is undeniably eye-catching.
SMEG Retro Blender in "Ivory," $320, anthropologie.com
Not only does this speaker look dapper and deliver quality sound, but it hooks up to WiFi for effortless listening.
Marshall "Acton" Speaker, $350, cb2.com