Traditional, Modern and Symbolic Anniversary Gifts & Symbols
Before we get going, let’s kick things off by congratulating you on your 16th wedding anniversary. That’s some going, let us tell you. Just imagine what you can do in that amount of time. Actually, let’s not. We don’t want to ruin the moment. Err…where were we? Ah yes, traditional and symbolic gift ideas for your 16th anniversary. Here you go…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Australia||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Canada||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Ivy|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Sapphire|
|Traditional Gift – France||Sapphire|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Ivy|
|Flower Gift||Pink Roses|
|Modern Gift||Silver Hollowware|
- About 16th Wedding Anniversaries
- How to Celebrate Your 16th Wedding Anniversary
- Common Questions About the 16th Wedding Anniversary
- 16th Anniversary Gifts for Him
- 16th Anniversary Gifts for Her
- 16th Anniversary Gifts for Them
About 16th Wedding Anniversaries
It’s unlikely you’ll find a ‘Happy 16th Wedding Anniversary’ card in your local convenience store. But that’s not to say the moment should go uncelebrated. So to give your 16 years of marriage the weight it deserves, we’ve dubbed the occasion the ‘Sweet 16 Wedding Anniversary’. Has a ring to it, right? Speaking of rings, that’s not a bad gift idea, you know. More on that later.
How to Celebrate a 16th Wedding Anniversary
Some partners go to distances only associated with commercial airlines to impress their loved ones. But if you want our advice, it’s the simple things that count. So before your partner emerges from the sheets on your anniversary, why not surprise them with breakfast in bed and this pink roses bouquet from Amazon. You romantic, you.
When love came first to earth, the Spring spread rose beds to receive him.” Quoted by: Thomas Campbell
Common Questions About the 16th Wedding Anniversary
Q: What is the 16th wedding anniversary called?
A: Although the 16th wedding anniversary does not have a traditional symbolic name, we have called it “Sweet 16”.
Q: What is the 16th wedding anniversary gemstone?
A: The 16th wedding anniversary gemstone is peridot, one of the few gemstones occurring in only one colour (green).
Q: What is the 16th wedding anniversary symbol?
A: The 16th wedding anniversary does not have a traditional symbol; however, we suggest you choose the modern gift option of silver hollowware for guidance.
Q: What is the 16th wedding anniversary colour?
A: For the 16th wedding anniversary we have a choice of colours: green, pink or silver.
Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 16th wedding anniversary?
A: The modern gift for a 16th wedding anniversary is silver hollowware – which can include serving pieces and tableware, or silver jewellery for a personal gift.
Q: What is the 16th year anniversary flower?
A: The 16th wedding anniversary flower is a pink rose.
16th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
If he’s been in your good books this year, tuck into our luxury gift ideas which include personalised bangles, wine and nibbles hampers, Spitfire watches and much more. If, however, he has room for improvement, why not treat him to a gift he’ll ‘love’, like a Red Letter Day hang-gliding experience? Don’t look down, honey! Mwah.
Continuing on the “Sweet 16” theme, your partner might like his taste buds to be titillated by chocolates from our selection of gifts. Or maybe he has a more savoury palate – or is a keen sports fan.
16th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
After 16 years of marriage, you’re probably thinking you’ve exhausted every anniversary gift idea imaginable. Well, that’s where you’re wrong, reader. Because here we have a collection of silver bracelets, pendants and antique jewellery boxes guaranteed to make them smile.
There’s no way they’ll expect a gift like…oh, you’ve bought them before. Err, what about a personalised heart-shaped tray of Love Hearts? Bubbly? Hang gliding? Come on, work with us here.
The gemstone popularly associated with a 16th wedding anniversary is peridot, which is olive green in colour and often mistaken for an emerald. Finding an attractively designed necklace or bracelet with a stunning peridot stone makes a beautiful gift for her on your anniversary. Even better, it’s not an expensive stone – so it will be an affordable gift for any budget.
16th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him & Her
A combined anniversary gift, ay? We like your thinking. No cheesy surprises, no helium love hearts balloons, no awkward ‘thank you’ moments when you open that gift you really don’t want. You’ve cracked it.
All that’s left to do is choose that perfect combined gift. Here’s our top suggestions.
After 16 years of marriage, you will no doubt have already enjoyed many exceptional dinners with your closest friends, so this could be an alternative “sweet” option to celebrate your 16th wedding anniversary.
16th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Parents
Buying your folks an anniversary present is a great way to certify your position as their numberone child. Not that you need clarification – of course you’re their favourite. At least you will be if you buy the right pressie. No pressure.
16th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Friends
Don’t worry, we feel your pain. Buying the right 16th wedding anniversary gift for friends is no easy feat. But luckily for you, we’ve already gone through the internet-surfing drudgery of finding the right gifts they’ll enjoy. That’s what friends are for, right?
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Location visit
- Travel gift vouchers
- Special 16th wedding anniversary location and meal
- Candlelit wedding anniversary dinner
- Luxury afternoon tea (with cupcakes) for two
The traditional 16th wedding anniversary gemstone is peridot.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Arrange a self-guided tour of the John Bull sweet factory in East Riding Yorkshire.
- Book an overnight hotel stay by the sea at Brighton, and stock up on sweet Brighton rock for the return journey.
- Make an online order for Finland’s famous salty “salmiakki” liquorice.
- Head to Rome for the weekend and visit the city’s Roseto di Roma rose garden.
Now it’s time to prepare the cupcakes, fill the teapot and place the peridot stone necklace next to the table settings as a surprise gift for the evening. Get the mix all right and you are bound to have a memorable celebration – with all the hallmarks of a stupendously sweet 16th wedding anniversary.
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About The Author
This page has been written by Justin Aldridge. Justin is passionate about helping couples to make their anniversary as special as possible. Justin enjoys being creative and coming up with different and inspiring ideas for couples to celebrate their anniversary in style each year.
I love your take on the 16th wedding anniversary. We will be having ours on the 10th November 2017.
Mrs. Melissa Bennae says
Mine is today. Nice touch this year. Sweet 16
Mine is today