Silver Holloware

16th Anniversary: Traditional Gift Ideas and More

Silver hollowware -- literally hollow items made of silver, and a very popular type of item in the Victorian age -- is the traditional gift of the 16th wedding anniversary. Here’s your gift-giving guide to the 16th wedding anniversary!

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1. Flask: It’s one of the ultimate manly gifts, and engraving can make it endearingly personal.

2. Vase: Fill a silver vase with a beautiful bouquet for double the impact!

3. Candelabra: Imagine how romantic your anniversary dinner will be cast in candlelight.

4. Flatware: Silver hollowware utensils are a great gift for a spouse who loves to entertain.

5. Serving bowl: Add an elegant touch to the tabletop.

6. Ice bucket: Your bar setup will look amazing with this kind of a bucket front and center!

7. Vintage tea set: Scour thrift shops and online vendors for an authentic set.

8. Locket: Always a sentimental gift, a locket that’s genuine hollowware is sure to please.

9. Wine goblets: Feel like royalty sipping your pinot noir from these.

10. Cuff: Think of how striking a silver hollowware bangle would look on her wrist!

11. Punch bowl: It will definitely be the centerpiece of any party you two host.

12. Fountain pen: This is a great gift for him, especially if he loves vintage desk accessories.

13. Sugar bowl and creamer: There’s no doubt you’ll really get some good use out of this gift.

14. Serving tray: Serving trays are a very common piece of silver hollowware, so you should have a bunch of options from which to choose.

15. Pitcher: That summer lemonade just got a whole lot fancier!

-- The Nest Editors