It’s been ten magical years since you exchanged wedding vows. A whole decade, can you believe it?
I bet that special day feels like it could’ve been yesterday. Ten years is an incredible achievement, and we’re sure the time has been packed with all kinds of jokes, special memories, and personal moments.
We think it’s important to show your beloved just how much you care and this 10th wedding anniversary is an excellent opportunity to do just that. Dates, cards and gifts for both him and her are just a few of the ways you can mark a special date. This anniversary is a biggie, probably the biggest since your very first one, so there’s no doubt you’ll be looking to make the most of it.
What is the Traditional 10th Anniversary Gift?
By now, your marriage is a solid, reliable bond that you’ve had a long time to strengthen. Your tenth anniversary is the ideal time to take a step back and really say thank you to your partner for being there for you over the years.
The life you’re leading now may be drastically different to the one you shared together when you said ‘I do’. Maybe you’ve added pets, children, or new members to your family. Maybe you’ve switched careers, moved countries, or simply shaken up the routines you used to share. So its fitting that the traditional gift for the 10th anniversary is tin, which symbolises the durability and flexibility a marriage needs to stay strong.
We’ve found some lovely tin gift options for you to consider. But, some of them are fairly small and might be best paired with a larger gift. No one’s going to tell you that ALL your gifts have to be tin!
In fact, the traditional gemstones for this anniversary are crystal and green tourmaline, so you could always pair a token tin gift with a lovely piece of jewlery for her, or a pair of cufflinks for him, for a double whammy!!
Modern 10 Year Anniversary Gift
If tin really isn’t your thing, you could always go for a modern twist rather than a traditional one:
- Daffodils: Bright, hopeful and full of joy, these make a lovely 10th anniversary gift. As a marker for spring, they are a brilliant reminder that even though you’re ten years in, your marriage has plenty of fresh new beginnings and adventures to look forward to.
- Diamond Jewlery: This year is a major milestone, so diamonds are a pretty fitting choice for the modern gift!
Tin Gifts for Her
From the small and thoughtful to the big and shiny, we’ve found some super gifts to match the tin theme. See if there’s one that’s likely to make your favorite woman feel extra special.
1) Candle in Vintage Tin
by Le Labo
Sometimes the simplest packages contain the best gifts and I think this gorgeous candle is the perfect example. It comes in a unique, vintage tin that’s been treated to give it a rustic aesthetic. The smell when you light it up is just divine!
2) Vintage Whitman’s Chocolate Tin
If your one and only has a sweet tooth, this thoughtful gift is sure to hit the spot on your tenth anniversary. Add a romantic, vintage touch to your anniversary with an old-fashioned chocolate tin. Fill it with a curated collection of her favorite modern-day treats that she can enjoy. To top things off, she will have a beautiful tin keepsake to reuse for jewelry or trinkets once the treats are eaten.
3) Tin Leaf Earrings
Tin may not be the first metal you think of when it comes to jewelery, but when your 10 year celebrations roll around, what could be better? Especially when they look as fabulous as these (extra points if your other half is a nature lover!).
4) Sterling Silver Tin Can
Is your sweetheart a lady who has everything? And do you have a little extra cash to splash? Then this cute twist on a ‘tin’ gift is a fun idea for marking the special day. It might look like any old tin can, but it’s actually made of sterling silver, so it’s way more precious than it looks.
Probably best NOT to play kick-the-can with this one!
5) His and Hers Tin Rings
It may feel a little cheeky to buy a gift for yourself as well as one for her, but when you see these adorable matching rings you’re sure to change your mind. Understated, stylish and just all round fab, they’re something you’ll both be proud to wear.
6) Tin of L’Occitane Shea Butter
Give her the gift of a little pampering this year with this luxurious shea butter in a cool tin. Its ultra nourishing and will leave skin feeling soft and smooth, as well as smelling great, so she can indulge in some ‘me time’ at a moment’s notice.
7) Rustic Tin Container with Succulents
For a budget-friendly option check out these cute personal metal planters on Etsy. They’re perfect as an add on gift, or if you’ve promised to stick to a price limit. And, because succulents are nice and low maintenance, they’ll do well whether she’d got a green thumb or not.
8) Diamond Eternity Band
by Blue Nile
On the other hand, if you’re able to pull out the big spending guns this year, what could be better than a stunning diamond eternity band? Diamonds are the modern 10th anniversary gift, however, if you want to get the traditional one too, wrap your ring in a scrap of silk or tissue and pop it in a small tin for a big surprise.
9) Bouquet of Daffodils
Celebrating a spring anniversary? Deliver her a bouquet of bright daffodils, which are synonymous with this season of rebirth. If fresh daffodils aren’t in season and she loves gardening, gift her with a set of daffodil bulbs to plant in the fall. Pair them with some stylish gardening tools, make a date to plant the bulbs together and she’ll be beaming.
Tin Gifts for Him
Remind him just how much you care with a gift that speaks to all the fun times you’ve shared together. We’ve found everything from small tokens of affection to much bigger gifts, ideal for such a special anniversary as the 10th.
1) Tin of Luxury Hot Chocolate
There are few things as comforting as a big, steaming mug of hot chocolate on a cold day (or a warm evening, for that matter). Gift him a luxury tin, throw in some marshmallows, and look forward to sipping your drinks together — if he’s the sharing type!
2) Tin of Artisan Popcorn
Popcorn may not sound like a fancy gift, but when you look a little closer you’ll see just how delightful an artisanal version can be. I mean, this one even made it on Oprah’s Favorite Things list in 2018!
And if he’s a movie buff, this tin and the promise of an evening screening on the sofa is sure to make him smile.
3) Personalised Tin Licence Plate
Whether he’s a gearhead or not, a funky and personalised tin license plate makes a cool addition to your art collection. Add your wedding date, your initials, your pet name for him or anything that’s guaranteed to make you both melt every time you see it.
4) Tin Cuff Links
If you’d like to get him something to wear, then tin cufflinks are a unique idea. They’re a cool alternative to the average pair and every time he slips them on, he’ll be able to think back to your wedding and also your anniversary.
5) Tin Picture Frame with Photo
by Mud Pie
You can’t go wrong with a picture frame and a nice, distressed tin version is a fun choice for a 10th anniversary gift. Add a personal touch by including a picture of you both, or if you fancy mixing it up a bit, a foil-pressed custom quote art print from Minted.
6) Board Game in a Tin
If he’s a big kid at heart, buy him a board game in a tin and appeal to his inner child. This might be a little on the small side for such a big anniversary, but thinking of all the fun you’ll have playing together makes it worth its weight in gold.
7) Sound Wave Art on Tin
Sound wave art is an idea that I just love — especially when you can have a wave made of your very own message. Have one printed on tin for an unusual and very personal piece hang on your wall.
8) Swiss Duo Diamond-Accent Stainless Steel Watch
If you’re looking for something extra special to add on to a smaller tin gift, then a stunning wrist watch with diamonds is an excellent choice. That way, you can give a nod to both the traditional and modern gifts, while also making sure he’ll be checking the time in style from now on.
Until next year (hint: it’s steel), thanks for checking out our list of tin anniversary gift ideas. Congratulations on your tenth anniversary and we wish you all the best in the years to come!
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