While your first anniversary, your fifth, your ninth, and every year in between are certainly momentous occasions, your 10th anniversary is a major milestone. And with that comes the opportunity to really celebrate!
While the modern theme for a 10th-anniversary gift looks to diamonds, the traditional gift for celebrating a decade of marriage is tin. It’s the perfect symbol to represent the durability and flexibility of your bond together. After all, aluminum or tin can certainly be bent, but the metal can’t be broken.
If you’re hoping to stick with the traditional theme and select a tin gift, you’re in luck. Tin is incredibly versatile, providing the ideal base for a variety of clever gifts. From personalized mementos to unique art pieces and even something for foodies, we’ve got you covered.
Read on for the best tin anniversary gifts for celebrating 10 years.
Capri Blue Volcano Tin Candle
You can never go wrong with the gift of scent. This hand-poured candle fits the theme as it’s poured in a beautiful, lidded tin. It’s made with a soy-wax blend and gives off different scents as it burns.
Price at time of publish: $44
Etsy West Metal Studio 10th Anniversary Wedding Song Lyrics Sign On Tin
Make your tin anniversary extra special with this personalized tin gift. Choose from multiple sizes and then add your first dance song, or any other favorite song you share, to have it printed on the sign. You can even add your names and wedding date, or any other personalization you’d prefer, to make your gift entirely unique.
Price at time of publish: $69
Williams Sonoma Mixology Shaking Tin
Stock the home bar while fitting the theme. Your partner will be thrilled to receive a set of small and large shaking tins to make their love for mixology that much more professional. They’re made of durable stainless steel to last for years, while still being lightweight and sturdy to shake the perfect drink.
Price at time of publish: $35
Etsy Mugic Story Winter Pine Enamel Tin Camp Mug
For the outdoor lovers, this is a wonderful set. Gift your partner these beautiful handmade tin camping mugs with a stunning watercolor design printed on both sides. Pair them with their favorite coffee or tea, or plan a hiking or camping trip to put them to good use.
Price at time of publish: $22
Louis Sherry 12-Piece Chocolate Truffle Tin
You can certainly give the gift of tin, while incorporating something sweet into the mix! These decadent chocolate truffles come in flavors such as Sicilian Orange and Piedmont Hazelnut for the perfect treat. Plus, they’re dressed up in a beautiful vintage-inspired tin. Wrap them up as a gift or share the tin paired with a bottle of red wine.
Price at time of publish: $35
Etsy 10th Anniversary Gifts Tin Heart Pendant
Add a new piece of jewelry to your partner’s collection while following the anniversary theme. This heart-shaped pendant is handmade out of pure tin. It’s cast and then beaten to form the shape, giving each individual pendant its own unique appearance and texture.
Price at time of publish: $40
Mason Cash In The Forest Set of 3 Cake Tins
For the baker, gift a vessel to keep their hard work safe and fresh. Or, better yet, fill a tin with delicious treats yourself. This set of cake tins is embossed with woodland designs for an adorable look, complete with tight-locking lids allowing for a variety of uses
Price at time of publish: $34
Etsy Modern Map Art Custom 10th Anniversary Sign Personalized Tin Star Map
Commemorate all of the big moments you’ve shared in the past 10 years. This custom piece of wall art allows you to choose from four different sizes and you can customize the piece to feature the locations of where you’ve celebrated major milestones.
Price at time of publish: $60
Etsy Vision Arts Tin Personalized Hand Beaten Tin Heart Mini Dish
Whether it’s used as a jewelry tray or a catchall, this tin dish will serve as the sweetest way to mark the occasion. You can personalize it with your names, or simply feature the “ten years” stamp on its own. And because the tin used to create each dish is hand beaten, each is entirely unique in design.
Price at time of publish: $49
Etsy BlockandHammer Personalized Collar Stays
Keep your partner looking dapper with this customized gift. These handmade tin collar stays can be customized with the coordinates of where you said “I do” or even where you first met. Wrap them up in a box with a bow, or gift them just before heading out for your 10th-anniversary date.
Price at time of publish: $18
Etsy Stampywampydoodah Personalized Tin Keychain
This dainty gift is as charming as can be. Made from tin, this handmade keychain can be personalized with your initials and anniversary date to serve as a sweet little reminder of how far you’ve come together.
Price at time of publish: $15
Fortnum & Mason The Tea Basket Hamper
Pack up an afternoon picnic or set up a lovely brunch to celebrate your 10th. This tea basket includes three tins of Fortnum & Mason high-quality English teas, along fruit preserves, a strainer, and a mug to put together a beautiful spread.
Price at time of publish: $149
Amazon Tin Infinity Sign
Celebrate your infinite love with a piece of artwork. This sign is hand forged and shaped to form the sign of infinity, with distinctive texture throughout. It features a heart, a splash of warm copper, and the option to add the date of your anniversary, making for a thoughtful gift to hang in your home.
Price at time of publish: $90
Etsy 10th AnniversaryGifts Tin and Diamond Square Cufflinks
Head out for your 10th-anniversary celebration together all dressed up. Gift a new set of handmade tin cufflinks dotted with two diamonds for just a touch of modern. The unique beaten texture makes them entirely one-of-a-kind.
Price at time of publish: $119
Etsy Metal Smythe Shop Handcrafted Tin Picture Frame
Give the gift of a cherished memory together, but wrap it all up in a frame. Choose a favorite photo and add it to this tin frame featuring hand punched designs. Each frame is individually crafted by an award-winning metalsmith to make your gift truly special
Price at time of publish: $36
Golde Make Your Matcha Kit
Whip up a delicious duo of lattes to share together on your anniversary, or gift this kit to your partner to curb their cravings anytime. Complete with a tin of pure matcha, along with a bamboo whisk for proper mixing, it has everything needed to recreate the iced or hot latte experience from a favorite coffee shop.
Price at time of publish: $48
Pottery Barn Palma Recycled Aluminum Serving Tray
Add a new stunning piece to your partner’s hosting collection. This serving tray is handcrafted from recycled aluminum. It’s hand polished with a textured design, resembling hammered tin. Put together a charcuterie spread to celebrate your anniversary, or gift it to be pulled out for another special occasion.
Price at time of publish: $199
Etsy 10th AnniversaryGifts 10 Year Anniversary Metal Date Dice
Keep things light and fun. Allow this set of tin dice to choose your date night activity for your anniversary and beyond. They’re handmade from tin with countless clever date ideas embossed on each for the gift that keeps on giving.
Price at time of publish: $21
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Mara Opperman is a relationship etiquette expert and the co-founder of I Do Now I Don’t.
What to look for in a tin anniversary gift
The traditional 10th-anniversary gift
Tin is known as the traditional symbol for a 10th-anniversary. It’s an incredibly durable metal, symbolizing the flexibility you’ve found in your marriage, while remaining strong. You can follow the theme in a number of ways by gifting items that are made out of tin, or even wrapped up and gifted in beautiful tins.
What are some creative tin anniversary ideas?
If you’d rather look to experiences instead of physical gifts, there are still plenty of clever options for celebrating a tin anniversary. Relationship etiquette expert and co-founder of I Do Now I Don't Mara Opperman suggests a new set of cookware if your partner loves to cook, paired with an experience. “Purchase all new cookware for them, but don't just stop there,” she says. “Instead, make it a date night and use the cookware for cooking a special dinner. Your spouse will appreciate all the effort you put into it.”
Another great idea? A weekend getaway is always a wonderful surprise. “Commemorate that trip with photos put into a tin frame,” says Opperman. “Better yet, purchase a new (aluminum or tin) suitcase for your spouse, pack their suitcase up, and go away for the weekend!”
Do I have to follow the traditional etiquette for an anniversary gift?
While the traditional gift symbol for celebrating a 10th-anniversary is tin, that certainly doesn’t mean it’s the only option. It’s all about finding a gift that your partner will love and making the experience your own. Consider looking to aluminum or silver for items that resemble tin, or opt for something off-theme entirely. “Feel free to reference these traditions and use them as guidance; however, you do not need to take the conventional route,” says Opperman. “What matters most is the love for your spouse and the thought you put into it.”
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