Hollowware Gifts for Your 16th Wedding Anniversary
Congratulations! You've officially reached 16 years of marriage and it's definitely time to celebrate. Before you jet off to an anniversary dinner or couples-only trip, be sure you have an elevated gift that's as special as the occasion. A surefire way to find a present that impresses? Stick to the traditional anniversary gift list, that designates hollowware as the present for the 16th year of marriage.
What's hollowware, you ask? Luckily for you, it's just about any hollow object you could image. We've curated an elegant list of pitchers, cocktail shakers, jewelry boxes, and wine carafes, all of which would make a welcome addition to any nook or cranny of your home. Looking for something a little more personal or niche? Check out the watering can we've featured; it looks more like a sculptural piece of art than a houseplant staple. If your spouse spends more time whipping up culinary creations in the kitchen than he or she does in the garden, a new utensil crock, charcuterie plate, or cake stand will surely make their day—and also satisfy this traditional gift type.
While we included a broad array of neutral, go-with-any-décor gifts, we were also sure to throw in a little bit of color. From a bright green, Iceberg-lettuce-head-shaped soup tureen (yep!) to hand-painted olive oil and vinegar jugs, there are a few splashy options here that'll add some cheer to your home. Ready to see our entire list? Scroll through to check out our hollowware gifts, the traditional present of choice to celebrate 16 years of wedded bliss.
Cocktail Shaker Set
You'll be able to whip up a favorite craft cocktail—or recreate your wedding day's signature sip!—from the comfort of your own home with this futuristic set, which was inspired by a pioneer of minimal Danish design.
Georg Jensen "Sky" Cocktail Shaker Set, $175, theline.com
Think of this pretty fragrance as a musky floral perfume for your living room, housed in a multi-purpose vessel that doubles as art.
Fornasetti "Flora Di Fornasetti" Room Spray, $150, barneys.com
It's hard to believe this luxe, smoky gray pitcher is made of acrylic! The durable material makes the jug appropriate and sturdy enough for day-to-day use—and is sure to add a bit of elegance to even the most basic at-home meals.
Mario Luca Giusti "Federica" Pitcher, $68, jungleeny.com
A blown-glass top and marble base bring a little bit of luxury to his favorite spread.
Nude "Cruet" Butter Plate, $61, amara.com
Is she a regular entertainer? Perfect for book club or a family party, this domed serving plate is a must for presenting her perfectly-arranged charcuterie board.
LSA International "Ivalo" Cheese Plate, $160, amara.com
How fun is this floral, hand-painted set? Bold and metallic gold hues make these olive oil and vinegar jugs—although, they'll store any type of dressing!—a colorful add to your kitchen or dining room table.
MacKenzie-Childs "Heirloom" Cruet Set, $235, mackenzie-childs.com
Speaking of colorful, this Kelly-green lettuce soup bowl is down-right delightful.
Tory Burch "Lettuce" Covered Tureen, $350, toryburch.com
You'll benefit from this pretty cake stand as much as your spouse. It just might inspire them to whip up one of their legendary confections.
Martha Stewart Collection Ruffle Cake Stand, $54.99, macys.com
Curate the master chef's go-to tools with these sleek crock in a cool-blue hue.
Le Creuset Utensil Crock in "Caribbean," $49.99, bedbathandbeyond.com
Bonus points if you present this petite round vase, hand-painted with confetti dots, with a single lush bloom.
Felt+Fat Spherical Vase in "Confetti," $58, feltandfat.com
Do you find your partner talking to the houseplants, encouraging them to grow? Help your favorite plant mom along with this contemporary can, created by a team of Scandinavian designers.
Menu x Anderssen and Voll "Well" Watering Can, $200, orchardmile.com
Pair this crystal whisky bottle with a bottle of his favorite rye and it'll definitely be put to good use.
Bohemia Jihlava "Fiona" Whisky Bottle, $125, jungleeny.com