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 & Her
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!
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. This really is beginning to have all of the hallmarks of a very sweet anniversary!
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.
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.
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!