Traditional & Modern Anniversary Gifts & Symbols
The list below shows the modern gifts, symbols and materials for the sixteenth wedding anniversary as celebrated in different countries across the world. There is no traditional gift for most countries.
|Traditional Gift – UK||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Ivy|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Sapphire|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||Topaz|
|Traditional Gift – France||Sapphire|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Ivy|
|Flower Gift||Pink Roses|
|Modern Gift||Silver Holloware|
What is the 16th Wedding Anniversary Called?
As there is no traditional gift or symbol associated with the 16th wedding anniversary it means that there is no official name for the anniversary. We’d like to call it the “Sweet 16 Wedding Anniversary” as we feel it really suits the fact that it harks back to an age associated with fun, excitement and change!
16th Wedding Anniversaries Gifts for Him.
Sweet 16 all over again! Yes, what a fantastic wedding anniversary to get to and be able to enjoy with your loved one. This year you need to pull out all the stops and feel like you really are 16 again; young, dynamic, care-free and excited!
More gift suggestions for the man in your life.
Continuing on the “Sweet 16” theme your partner may like some chocolates from our selection of gifts. Maybe he has a more savory palette or a sports fan.
16th Wedding Anniversaries Gifts for Her.
Spring flowers, pink roses and delicate innocence mark out a 16th celebration. You wife will be over the moon to be presented with a bunch of beautiful pink roses and the modern 16th wedding anniversary gift of some silver holloware.
This may not sound very exciting after 16 years of marriage giving your wife a silver sugar bowl or milk jar as a present but you can turn it into something special. How about an elegant silver cake stand or tea pot with an “I love you, happy 16th wedding anniversary” message engraved on it? You can then indulge in some delicious and special cupcakes presented on the new cake stand followed by a lovely cup of Earl Grey tea.
The gemstone associated with this anniversary is peridot which is olive green in colour. It is often mistaken for an emerald but finding a nice necklace or bracelet with a lovely peridot stone is a beautiful gift to give on your anniversary. It’s not an expensive stone making it an affordable present on any budget.
Maybe you want to combine your resources and treat yourselves to a combined anniversary gift by celebrating an evening or weekend together, check out a few more suggestions below.
This really is beginning to have all of the hallmarks of a very sweet anniversary!
16th Wedding Anniversaries Gifts for the Couple.
If you want to make more of the event and the weather permits you can look to have a garden party where you and your friends can all enjoy an afternoon tea together.
After 16 years of marriage you’ll probably have enjoyed many fancy dinners with your friends, so this could be a really sweet alternative way to celebrate your 16th wedding anniversary.
16th Wedding Anniversaries Gifts for Him, Her and Parents.
Looking for anniversary gifts for your parents can be fun but also a daunting task and your budget might be low, here´s a few suggested gift ideas for Mum and Dad.
16th Wedding Anniversaries Gifts for Friends.
Buying gifts for friends for their wedding anniversary can be a difficult task, you could always buy a gift that relates to their interest or hobbies, maybe team up with some other friends and buy the couple a gift that they would not dream of getting themselves or a fun novelty gift.
So, get the cupcakes ready, the tea pot full of hot water and the peridot stone necklace as a surprise for the evening and you’re bound to have a lovely and beautiful 16th wedding anniversary. Enjoy your sweet 16!