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.
Now, if you think that tin is the same as aluminum… it’s not. Don’t feel bad – tin is often confused for aluminum but it’s actually quite rare (the 49th most abundant metal) while aluminum is quite common. And while tin is a traditional gift because it is considered durable and strong, it is actually weaker compared to aluminum.
We’ve found some lovely tin gift options for you to consider, and we have also included some aluminum options. Considering how cheap both metals are, some of our ideas 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.
Bouquet of Daffodils
- Flowers are a classic anniversary gift
- A traditional 10th anniversary flower
- If you choose bulbs, they'll bloom for years to come
This one only works for spring-ish anniversaries. There are different varieties of daffodils, some bloom as early as February and some as late as May which means you won't find these the rest of the year. 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.
Recycled Ski Coasters Set
- Great for the earth conscious man
- Stand included
- He'll feel like he's at the ski lodge even when he's at home
Man Cave Aluminum Sign
- Made from durable aluminum
- Available in three sizes
- Ready to mount
Another recycled option, these fun coasters are cut from skis. Since the skis have some , each piece will have its own unique story to tell. Perfect for rest his après-ski drink on.
If this isn’t an accurate description of every guy’s man cave, then I don’t know what is. The name above “Man Cave” can be personalized, and below that the sign reads “where the game is always on”. This quality aluminum sign is available in many sizes, including small, in case their partner doesn’t want to be reminded of how many times football has come first.
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Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!