16th Year Anniversary Gifts

Congratulations on celebrating your 16th anniversary! You and your partner are well on the way to spending many more happy years together and earning those larger anniversary accolades. 

Now is the time to celebrate with each other on your wonderful 16 years together, and raise a toast to all the years in your future.

Not sure what to buy your significant other to celebrate such a milestone? Or have friends celebrating their 16th anniversary and you’re not sure what to buy them as a gift? Then you’ve come to the right place! We can show you the best 16th year anniversary gifts to give your beloved spouse or to the happy couple.

About 16th Wedding Anniversaries

16 years of marriage is definitely something to be celebrated. You and your partner have stuck together through thick and thin, and have built a relationship on trust and love. That’s why you’ve endured where many others have failed!

Now is the time to raise a glass to one another and celebrate all the years that you have spent together. You and your partner’s love has stood the test of time and hopefully there are many more happy anniversaries for you to spend with each other in the future.

Congratulations to you and your partner for reaching this wonderful milestone in your relationship.

16th Year Anniversary Gifts

5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Your 16th Wedding Anniversary

Reaching 16 years of marriage is of course an occasion to be celebrated. Not sure how you and your partner should celebrate this time together?

We’ve got a list of 5 unique ways to celebrate your 16th wedding anniversary to make it an unforgettable occasion!

Candlelit dinner

There’s nothing as romantic as a candlelit dinner. Why not take this time to cook for each other and light candles to set the mood?

By choosing your favorite dishes to prepare for one another, you can relax with a glass of wine and reminisce about your marriage so far.

Weekend away

A weekend away is the ideal way to celebrate your 16th wedding anniversary. Whether you both fancy just a weekend trip somewhere local, or abroad at a romantic location, this will give you both time to reflect and celebrate your love for one another.

Plus you’ll both have fun planning where you want to go!

Romantic meal out

Don’t want to cook on your special day? Then a romantic meal out at your favorite restaurant is the perfect way to celebrate your 16th wedding anniversary!

This way neither of you has to cook or worry about the washing up, and you can enjoy delicious food that suits the occasion.

Couples spa day

A couples spa day is the perfect way for you both to relax and enjoy your special day. You can both pick and choose the treatments you would like to experience together.

Or you can pick your favorite treatments and unwind over a romantic lunch together afterward.

Antique hunting

If you and your partner want to get each other the traditional silver holloware associated with the 16th year anniversary, why not go antique hunting together for the day?

This will be a wonderful way to get a gift appropriate for the occasion and allow you to both celebrate the time you’ve spent together over the years.

5 Best 16th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him

Not sure what to get your husband on your 16th wedding anniversary? Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered! We’ve selected 5 of the best 16th year anniversary gifts for you to give your partner on your special day.

He’ll be delighted with one of these on your anniversary!


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For the keen whiskey drinker, this whiskey gift set is the ideal choice. It even comes engraved with some lovely words for your husband to reflect on.

This whiskey set will give your husband all he needs to sit back and relax on your anniversary together.


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This wooden docking station is the perfect gift for your anniversary. Your husband will be able to keep all of his essentials organized with this handy docking station.

This is a wonderfully versatile gift that he can use every day to remember just how much you love him.


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For the spouse that prefers a different kind of beverage, these beer chiller sticks are just the thing to give him.

This will be the perfect gift for him to use every time he wants to enjoy a cool beer. Perfect if you want to give him something that he can use throughout the year!


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These sophisticated stainless steel whiskey glasses are the perfect gift for your 16th anniversary.

Ideal for any whisky drinker, these glasses will be a well-loved gift for many years to come.


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This engraved pocket knife is ideal for the more practical gent. If your husband is a lover of DIY, he will love this engraved pocket knife.

This practical gift can be used on his many projects throughout the year and make him think of you every time he uses it.

5 Best 16th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her

Mystified as to what gift you should get your partner for your 16th wedding anniversary? No need to panic - we’ve handpicked the below 5 gifts to fit a variety of the traditional, gemstone, and flower gifts for the 16th year anniversary.

Your wife will be happy to receive any of these beautiful gifts!


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This stunning peridot pendant necklace is the perfect way to tell your wife that you love and appreciate her on your 16th wedding anniversary.

Peridot is the gemstone gift for this particular year. This necklace is perfect for wearing every day or even just saving for special occasions.


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Nothing says “I love you,” quite like a beautiful bouquet of pink roses. And seeing as pink roses are the flower gift for the 16th wedding anniversary, that makes these flowers the apt choice for your partner!

She’ll be blushing pretty as a rose when she receives these from you.


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Continuing with the rose theme, this rose bath gift set is the perfect gift for your partner. Your loved one will have everything they need to pamper themselves in this particular set.

You’ll come out smelling like roses if you give these to your partner!


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A sophisticated pair of peridot earrings are the ideal gift for those who like to give their partner jewelry on their anniversary.

Peridot is the perfect choice for your 16th year anniversary. These beautiful earrings will keep your wife smiling for many years to come!


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If you wanted to follow the Russian theme of topaz, these beautiful Swiss blue topaz earrings are the perfect gift for your wife.

These lovely earrings are a wonderfully versatile gift that your partner can wear for many an occasion.

5 Best 16th Wedding Anniversary Gift for the Couple

Unsure what to surprise the happy couple with for their 16th wedding anniversary? We’ve got you covered! We’ve selected the 5 best 16th wedding anniversary gifts for the couple that you know.

Surprise them with one of these thoughtful gifts!


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This premium cheese board and cutlery set is ideal if you want to give them a gift they can enjoy together.

Enjoy a wine and cheese evening with the happy couple and reminisce over the wonderful 16 years that they have spent together. 

This will also be the perfect opportunity to toast to many more happy years to come!


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Help the happy couple choose how to spend their date night with these ingenious 16 year anniversary date night dice.

They won’t be stuck for what to do ever again! And they will always have your thoughtful gift to cherish throughout the years.


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This beautiful 80-hour vertical candle is the perfect gift for your special couple’s 16th wedding anniversary.

It can take center stage at many more romantic candle lit dinners for them to enjoy together.


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A personalized cutting board is the perfect gift if you’re wanting something a bit more personal.

You can engrave this cutting board with the names of the happy couple, as well as the date of their wedding.

Ideal if you want something more practical that they can use to remember their special anniversary!


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They might not be the more expensive silver holloware that is traditionally associated with the 16th anniversary, but these beautiful stainless steel serving bowls are the ideal way to follow the silver theme on a budget.

These beautiful silver bowls are perfect for the happy couple to use in their home on a regular basis.

Traditional Gifts Around the World

Traditional Gift in the UK

Surprisingly, there aren’t any traditional gifts in the UK or US to celebrate spending 16 years together. Some say that the 16th anniversary is associated with wax, but the general consensus is that there isn’t a UK or US traditional gift for this anniversary. But there are plenty of suggestions from other countries if you want a little inspiration!

Traditional Gift in the US

Traditional Gift in Spain

In Italy and Spain, it’s traditional to gift your spouse with an ivy themed gift. Ivy represents fidelity. This particular plant is also evergreen, so giving your partner ivy as a gift is a fantastic way to show your never-ending love for them.

Traditional Gift in Italy

Traditional Gift in Russia

Russians like to give their partners topaz as a gift to celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary. This beautiful stone is a symbol of love and affection, and an appropriate gift for your loved one on the anniversary you share together.

Traditional Gift in France

Germany and France prefer to give their partners sapphire themed presents to celebrate spending 16 years together. You don’t have to stick to the traditional blue sapphire, either. The great thing about sapphires is that they’re available in a variety of colors, including pink, purple, yellow, orange, and even green.

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Flower Gift

For the 16th year anniversary, the traditional flower gift to give to your loved one is a bouquet of pink roses. These beautiful flowers are the perfect way to commemorate your love for one another.

Pink roses can have a variety of meanings, especially depending on the hue of pink they display. The widely accepted meaning of pink roses is gratitude and admiration.

This definitely makes them a fitting gift for your partner to remind them how much you admire them and how grateful you are for all they do for you. Pink roses can help show how grateful you are for the wonderful 16 years you have both spent together!

Gemstone Gift

The gemstone gift for your 16th year anniversary is a peridot. This beautiful green and yellow stone is often overlooked in favor of emeralds and was referred to as the “evening emerald” by the Romans. This little gem is actually very rare, and Hawaiians thought they were the tears of the volcano goddess Pele.

Peridot symbolizes strength, making it the perfect gemstone gift for your partner on your 16th anniversary. This symbolizes the strength of your marriage and the strength of your love for one another.

Peridot jewelry is a fantastic way to commemorate your 16 years of marriage.

Modern Gift

The modern gift to celebrate your 16th year anniversary is silver holloware. Holloware is the term used to describe everything except flatware and can include a variety of serving dishes such as gravy platters, butter dishes, teapots, sugar bowls, and others.

Silver holloware is available as either sterling silver or silver plated. Sterling silver is when the whole serving ware is made from silver. Silver plate is when the holloware is merely coated in a silver plating.

This is a fantastic way to gift the special couple in your life with a gift they can use to remember their 16 years together. Silver holloware is a beautiful set that the happy couple can use for many more years to come.

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