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Choosing 16 Year Anniversary Gifts for Loved Ones

As a couple approaches their 16th wedding anniversary they are well into their second decade of marriage. After the traditional celebration of their 15th anniversary, the 16th year of marriage may seem like a bit of an anti-climax, yet it is still worthy of note. Friends and family members will want to help their loved ones to mark out the day as special by giving a heartfelt gift that represents their love and esteem.

Although not as major a milestone as the silver or golden wedding, there are still plenty of excellent suggestions for 16 year anniversary gifts that your loved ones are sure to appreciate.

16 Year Anniversary Gift Themes

There are numerous themes linked with the 16th anniversary, and any of them would make fantastic and meaningful tokens with which to surprise your loved ones on this happy occasion.

The traditional material linked with a 16-year-long union is wax, thought to symbolize the flame of love in the flame of the candle made from wax.

There are two gemstones linked with this anniversary year – the topaz and the peridot. Both are relatively inexpensive and make excellent 16 year anniversary gift ideas whether as part of a decorative home adornment or as a piece of stylish jewelry.

The modern lists that match materials to each anniversary year associate 16 years of marriage with silver holloware and this would be a wonderfully practical yet beautiful option for anyone searching for meaningful 16 year anniversary gift ideas.

16 Year Anniversary Gifts Ideas



Gold-Dipped Natural Rose

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Rose Heart Pendant

  • decorated with 21 sparkling synthetic diamonds
  • real rose petals glazed and trimmed in 24 karat gold
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Matched Set in 24k Gold Leaf Theme

  • includes a glazed natural rose, a pendant and earrings
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Gold-Dipped Golf Ball & Tee Set

  • dipped in 24k gold
  • a genuine tournament golf ball and tee with pure gold
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24 Karat Gold-Dipped Poker Cards

  • playable deck of poker cards dipped in 24 karat gold.
  • produced to tournament grade standards
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Fascinating Facts About Candles

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Candles have been illuminating our lives for over 5000 years with the ancient Romans and Egyptians being known to have used candles from as long ago as 3000 BC. Candles have traditionally been made from many different types of wax including that made from plants, insects and nuts. Many religious ceremonies center around candles, including Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights and Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. During the middle ages, candles were in widespread use, and beeswax candles were introduced to Europe which were considered to be a great improvement on the traditional tallow as they produced no smoke or acrid smell. During colonial times, American women were making early scented candles by using the berries from the bayberry bush in their manufacturing process. Although candles waned in popularity in homes following the advent of the electric light, during the 1980s they saw a new resurgence as homeowners recognized their attractive decorative properties. Today, there are many companies that specialize in the production of ornamental and scented candles with an aroma to suit every occasion, with the power to turn the everyday into the atmospheric and romantic.

Floral 16 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas

The flower traditionally linked to the 16th wedding anniversary is the statice, also known as the limonium. Most commonly used in its dried form, it makes a lovely and meaningful gift when presented as a dried flower arrangement or as part of a floral wall decoration.

If you would like to adopt the silver theme for your loved ones’ 16 year anniversary gift ideas, why not consider the timeless elegance of a silver-dipped Eternity Rose? Each individually plucked hand-reared blossom is gorgeously preserved in pure silver and presented in a prestigious leather case perfect for displaying proudly in the home for many more happily married years. When presented with a matching silver-dipped vase, there are few better tokens of appreciation and esteem with which to surprise your loved ones on this happy occasion.


Selecting 16 Year Anniversary Gifts for Couples

If your loved ones appreciate beautiful and traditionally themed gifts, wax candles make a lovely and appealing present to mark this special day. Available in a vast array of colors and scents, you are sure to find something perfect to suit your loved ones’ tastes.

For an unusual twist on the traditional theme, why not surprise your friends or family members with a candle-making course? Couples will love to spend time together creating something beautiful and lasting for their home, and you will be providing them with many fun and happy memories to reminisce about in the years to come.

Alternatively, you could opt for the modern silver holloware theme for the 16th wedding anniversary. Couples will truly appreciate a stylish silver tea set or coffee pot to adorn their home, or even a pair of elegant silver candlesticks, together with some traditional wax candles to combine two themes of this anniversary perfectly.

Thinking of 16 Year Anniversary Gifts for Her and Him

If you need to come up with exciting 16 year wedding anniversary gift ideas for her, there are plenty of suggestions for you to choose from.

16th anniversary wedding giftsWhy not go with the popular token of a jewelry gift? An item decorated with topaz or peridot makes a significant and memorable token of love, whether you choose a bracelet, pendant or pair of earrings.

Alternatively, why not give a personalized silver gift such as a cake stand presented together with a cake iced with a message of love?

If you are looking for a traditional 16 year anniversary gift for him it may seem like an impossible task, however a wax hair-styling set would be a clever twist on the classic theme for a fashion conscious husband. Or why not opt for the topaz theme and give him a stylish pair of topaz cufflinks or a tie pin which will perfectly complement any outfit as well as acting as a memorable and long-lasting token of love?

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