Congratulations on celebrating your 10-year wedding anniversary. Did you know that ten years is exactly 5,256,000 minutes, 876,000 hours or 3,650 days that you have been married to one person? Now that is something worth celebrating!
“Because your 10th anniversary marks such a monumental point in your marriage, you need a gift for your significant other that’s truly wow-worthy and reflects your unique relationship. To make your present selection process easier, we rounded up the best 10-year anniversary gifts for him, her, and them for any budget. For 10-year anniversaries, the traditional gifts are tin or aluminum. These metals reflect your marriage’s resilience and tougher-than-nails strength,” explains Brides.com.
The Spruce gives some great ideas and symbols to help you plan a wonderful and meaningful celebration.
Traditional 10th Anniversary Gift
Aluminum or tin. The pliability of tin and aluminum is a symbol of how a successful marriage needs to be flexible and durable and how it can be bent without being broken.
Contemporary 10th Anniversary Gift
Diamond jewelry. A marriage that lasts ten years is as durable and beautiful as a diamond.
10th Anniversary Gemstone
Diamond jewelry or blue sapphire.
10th Anniversary Color
Silver or blue.
10th Anniversary Flower
The 10th-anniversary flower is the daffodil. Trumpet-shaped daffodils represent joy, cheerfulness, and happiness.
Aluminum Anniversary Gifts
Aluminum Gifts for 10th Year Anniversary
1. Money Clip – If he hates the bulk of a traditional wallet, this razor-thin money clip is sure to streamline all of his currency. There are even slots for credit cards. Ridge Wallet Aluminum Wallet and Money Clip, com.
2. Apple Watch – sync your loved one’s wrist up with all of their gadgets. Bonus points if you light it up with an “I love you “text immediately after they slip it on. Apple Watch in “Space Gray Aluminum” from apple.com.
3. Dutch Oven – Sleep, non-stick option, perfect for all your slow-cooking needs. American Kitchen Cookware 5-Quart Cast Aluminum Dutch Oven.
4. Fountain Pen – This sleep pen is one he’ll be excited to display on his desk. Karas Kustoms Fountain Pen in “Silver Aluminum”.
5. Bowl – Fill this luxe hammered bowl with just about anything—a favorite candy, potpourri, or even game day snacks. Houzz Massive Hammered Bowl and Stand
6. Tie Clip – His favorite tie just got even better thanks to this personalized clip. Monogram it with his initials or yours, so he’ll have you with him all day. TagYoureItJewelry Monogrammed Tie Clip on com
7. Tumblers – Mix and match these colorful aluminum cups or stick with one hue. Either way, they’re sure to become a new favorite in your kitchen. CB2 “Doris” Aluminum Tumblers, com
8. Coaster Set – An ash wood and aluminum caddy helps get these stone coasters extra cold, so his favorite craft beer stays that way, too. Uncommon Goods Beer Bottle Chilling Coaster Set, com.
9. BBQ Set – Your favorite grill master is sure to get a kick out of this kit. The stainless-steel appliances come in an aluminum briefcase that looks very FBI official. Makes sense, since he takes grilling that seriously. Uncommon Goods BBQ Briefcase, com.
10. Aluminum Photo Print – Time to get creative. This company will print just about any photo you’d like onto aluminum, a medium that’s durable enough to be left outside. In other words, your backdoor patio is about to get a lot more personal. WhiteWall Aluminum Photo Print, from com.
11. An Espresso and Cappuccino Machine – To make delicious lattes at home. (Buy the De’Longhi Espresso and Cappuccino Maker on Amazon.com)
Romantic Handmade Gift Suggestions for Your 10th Anniversary
Stuff a pretty tin box with new paper money, confetti, love notes, books on romance, magazines, love coupons, a current picture of the two of you, etc.
Put together a CD with songs from the year you were married.
Assemble a memory photo album with pictures highlighting your 10 years together.
Write a love note with daffodils printed on it.
Make “love coupons” for your sweetheart.
First through Sixth Year Anniversary Gifts
Just in case you do not know what the specific gifts to give each anniversary, here is a list of the first six years. Most people know that the anniversary gifts made of 25th anniversary is silver and the 50th anniversary is gold.
Year Traditional Gift Modern Gift
1st Paper Clocks
2nd Cotton China
3rd Leather Crystal, Glass
4th Linen, Silk Electrical Appliances
5th Wood Silverware
6th Iron Wood
Have a wonderful 10-Year Anniversary lovebirds!
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