Whether you’ve been married or sailing along in a partnership, 16 years is a long time to be with someone. It goes without saying that celebrations are in order for your sweet 16th wedding anniversary right?!
Here at Love & Lavender, we wholeheartedly ascribe to the view that every year of marriage deserves to be honored. After all, a whole lot happens in 365 days and you’ve made it through thanks to your strong bond of love (and maybe a few bottles of wine!).
Luckily, there are plenty of fabulous 16th anniversary gift ideas that will let your sweetheart know you still love them as much or even more than the day you said ‘I Do’
Anniversary Gifts for 16th Year
The modern gift for the 16th anniversary includes silver holloware/silver plate, the gemstones golden topaz or peridot, and statice flowers. Our gift ideas were all carefully chosen according to these guidelines, but of course they’re only suggestions for inspiration.
16th Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her
1. Modern Purple Preserved Statice Flower Earrings
by Etsy: MochiChanDesign
Every time she wears these delicate purple statice flowers, she’ll think of you! The contrast of the flower’s deep purple color suspended in clear resin with the warmth of the gold hardware is the perfect complement.
2. Silver Chain Layering Necklaces
These silver chain layering necklaces are so sexy! She can adjust the length of each to suit her taste. Plus, if you think she’d like to switch it up, you can order the flat chain in gold for a mixed metal look that still pays homage to the 16th year silver tradition. They’re gonna look amazing on her!
3. Peridot Baguette Ring
For the gal who loves art-deco. When we saw this pretty peridot gemstone ring, we thought it would be a perfect stacking piece! If she’s a ring-wearer, it’s available in white gold or yellow gold, so you can easily choose to match her signature pieces.
4. Tiffany Rectangular Tray In Sterling Silver
Timeless and simple, this Tiffany tray is a luxurious gift she would never buy for herself but has probably always secretly wanted. If you really want to spoil her (and we know you do), give her this tray for your 16th anniversary. Holly Golightly would be insanely jealous.
5. Sterling Wine Goblet
This sterling wine goblet from Mikasa is one of many heirloom silverware pieces we’ve included on this list. It’s a beautiful addition to any cocktail bar collection, and its shape struck us as beautifully soft and feminine.
6. Peridot Earrings
by Etsy: VerbenaPlaceJewelry
These elegant peridot earrings are the perfect way to mark your 16th year of marriage. Minimalistic and incredibly versatile, this won’t just be sitting in a jewelry box waiting for a special occasion – she’ll be wearing them every day! If you want her to feel extra special, check out the seller’s matching peridot necklaces too.
16th Anniversary Gifts for Him
7. Golden Topaz Swarovski Crystal Cuff Links
These cufflinks’ eye-catching glitter is stunning, particularly against the cuff of a crisp white dress shirt. They’re dressy enough to wear to the most formal Saturday night occasions, yet are still appropriate for the office on a random Tuesday.
8. Sonnet Cisele Silver Fountain Pen
This is certainly not your ordinary pen! Perfectly balanced, assembled by hand, and extensively tested for quality assurance, a pen like this will make your husband feel like the king of his castle!
9. Sterling Silver Hallmarked Hip Flask
A sterling silver flask like this is bound to become a family heirloom! Beautifully boxed in blue velvet, it’s so shiny and classic, he’ll love it. It’s been marked with a crown and a lion date letter for 2017, so generations down the line will show it off to their children as “great-grandpa’s fancy flask.”
10. Bourbon Liquor Label
by Etsy: SilverMineGifts
Add some class to his favorite bourbon! Grab him a fancy bottle, drape this sterling silver label on it, and you’ve got a winning 16th-anniversary gift. If he’s not a bourbon drinker, a sterling silver vodka, gin, and blank engravable labels are also available.
16th Anniversary Gifts
11. Personalized Sterling Silver Bookmark
A favorite quote or personal message inscribed on this sterling silver bookmark will let the reader in your life know you love them. Every time they settle down with a good book, thanks to you, they’ll never lose their place.
12. Antique Silver Water Pitcher
Distinguished silver crafters, the Gorham hallmark is one of the most coveted in antiques. This pitcher is not only beautiful and functional, but it also has a pedigree that puts it in a class of its own.
13. Vintage 1960s Silver Ice Bucket
by Etsy: hillsidehomearts
The style of this silver ice bucket makes it a gorgeous addition to any table! Use it for entertaining at a dinner party, or for chilling that bottle of champagne on a romantic evening in.
14. Sterling Silver Ice Scoop
Elegant and sleek, this sterling silver ice scoop is a perfect addition to any silver kitchenware set and will leave your partner feeling like the host of the century while making drinks behind the bar!
15. Alessi Anna Silver Sugar and Cream Set
by Alessi Store
This cream and sugar set looks like it’ll only come out for special occasions. Still, its design makes it practical enough for everyday use. We love the sleek and modern style!
16. Eccolo Italian Sterling Silver Frame
Handmade in Italy, this substantial frame is 92.5% solid silver. Place a 4 x 6 picture of you together in this frame, and it’ll be a focal piece wherever you choose to display it.
17. Sterling Silver Hammered Dish
It’s amazing how something so simple can still be so special. This trinket dish will look beautiful no matter where you put it, and no matter what you choose to fill it with!
18. Turkish Coffee Set
This fancy coffee service set will make any guest feel like royalty! Use it as a beautiful centerpiece on your dining room table when you’re not using it to impress your guests.
19. Tiffany Mint Julep Sterling Silver Tumbler
Just stunning. This mint julep tumbler makes a huge statement, and shows you’re not messing around with the gift-giving this anniversary!
20. Capri Blue Volcano Jar Candle
This candle’s silver jar holder is a beautiful decorative piece by itself, but its scent makes it truly unique. Tropical fruits, citrus, sugared oranges, and a hint of exotic mountain greens will perfume your house without overpowering.
21. Latitude & Longitude Sterling Silver Keychain
This adorable keychain by Etsy seller JessieMccan is just as sweet as it is timeless. Your life changed forever when you met them, why not immortalize it?
22. Word Art
You’ll never really be able to put into words how much they mean to you, but this year, Etsy seller WordsandRainbows is daring you to try. With no word limit, the ways in which you can tell them how much you’ve appreciated these last 16 years are endless and with this fun print, they’ll be chomping at the bit to hang it up and show it off!
23. Anniversary Gift Basket
Because the perfect gift is a date night in with you! This gift basket from Gourmet Gift Baskets has everything you need for a romantic date night for just the two of you.
16 Years… And Counting
Whether you’re with someone for a week or 50 years, there’s never a limit to the new things you can continue to learn about each other. A relationship is a dynamic process, and despite how it might seem sometimes, no two days together are the same.
You don’t need to look any farther than old photo albums, keepsake boxes, or even your old CD collection to see how you’ve grown together over the years. We hope you take the time to “get reacquainted” and celebrate each other on your 16th anniversary. Congratulations!
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