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Every year of marriage is worth celebrating, but especially when you’ve been going a decade strong. Traditionally, tin or aluminum is meant to commemorate the 10th wedding anniversary. Known for their resilience and inability to rust, they symbolize the durability of your marriage. But if you want to give—or receive—a bit more glamorous of a gift, you might prefer the more modern 10th-anniversary theme: diamonds. Because by 10 years, your marriage is just as beautiful as that glittering rock.
From tin to aluminum to diamonds, we’ve rounded up some gift options for all three. Of course, there’s sparkling jewelry on this list. But there are also a few practical gifts, like an aluminum cookware set and a portable backpack chair. We even threw in a few sweet, personalized items that will make your spouse’s heart swell.
Read on for the best 10th anniversary gifts.
10th Anniversary Gifts Tin Date Night Dice
Turn choosing your next date into a fun little game with the tin date night dice. Two dice feature 36 date night ideas, from making a homemade pizza to having a movie night. Roll one for a short date, or two for a long date, and see where the spontaneity will take you for the night!
Wandering Fables Custom Anniversary Map
Capture the most important places in your lives over the past 10 years in a custom anniversary map. You can choose up to seven maps and customize the details. We recommend including both of your hometowns, where you met, where you got engaged, where you married, and where you honeymooned.
Lennie Arifin Custom Portrait
A photograph speaks a thousand words, but so does a custom illustration. Send in images of you and your spouse, and the artist will color you both to life. Customize it down to every last detail, from the clothes you both wear to your hairstyles. You’ll soon have a piece of art on your hands.
Lucky Tusk Tree Roots Art Poster
Symbolize the roots you’ve planted over the past 10 years with a customized metal print of a tree. It’s designed to feature two red love birds against the white tree branches, with your and your spouse’s initials at the base of a trunk and your anniversary date below the roots. It’s made in an aluminum and tin blend with a high gloss finish.
Aligned Adventure Tin Anniversary Mug
A mug illustrated with a lake, kayakers, and evergreen trees is perfect for the adventurous couple. Add both of your names and the date of your wedding anniversary for a custom touch. It holds up to 10 fluid ounces and features a tin rim.
Dana Rebecca Designs 'Sylvie Rose' Diamond Bar Pendant Necklace
Every lady needs a dainty diamond necklace, and this one fits the bill. A gold chain—in either rose, yellow, or white—leads to a diamond pavé bar for a touch of sparkle at the collarbone. It’s a classic piece of jewelry that can be dressed up or dressed down.
Uncommon Goods Create Your Own Reel Viewer
Gather seven of your favorite photos of the two of you from the past 10 years and put them into a nostalgic medium: a reel viewer. You’ll receive a made-to-order reel that you can then pop into the reel viewer. If seven photos aren’t enough, you can purchase additional reels.
Uncommon Goods Intersection of Love Photo Print in Tin
Memorialize your most important years together in a fun, unique print that depicts the intersection of your love. A customized street sign will feature both of your names as well as two years. We suggest choosing the year you met and the year you married, or the year you married and the year of your tenth anniversary. Opt for framing it to fit with the anniversary theme.
Uncommon Goods Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map
Help them map out their adventures–past and future–with this sentimental keepsake. The vintage-inspired world map comes complete with pushpins and is personalized with names and a date. After ten years together, the adventure is just beginning!
Uncommon Goods New York Times Custom Anniversary Book
The New York Times Custom Anniversary Book captures the most historical moments that happened every year on your anniversary, with a personalized cover stamped with your names in gold. It makes for a classic, and personal, coffee table book to celebrate a decade of marriage.
Minted Your Vows as an Art Print
A decade later, turn back to your vows with a personalized print. Whether it’s your entire vows or just a few of your favorite words from your vows, put them in the font of your choice and they’ll be transformed into a custom piece of art. We love the idea of hanging them over your bed or setting them atop your dresser.
Rachael Ray Create Delicious Nonstick Cookware Set
Upgrade your cooking staples with this 13-piece aluminum cookware set. Available in a variety of bold colors, it’s as pretty as it is functional. The pieces feature a nonstick surface for easy cleanup, flared rims for easy pouring, a stainless steel base for durability, and silicone handles that make for heat-free handling.
Jewelry Everyday “My Best Catch” Aluminum Key Chain
A baseball-themed key chain featuring a baseball mitt charm will be a sweet reminder of your special day for the MLB lover. Customize an aluminum tag, which is already engraved with the inscription “My Best Catch,” with the date of your anniversary. This gift will be a home run.
Picnic Time Outdoor Portable Backpack Chair
Step up your outdoor game with a camping chair that has it all. Made of polyester and aluminum, it has the trademark X-crossed legs and a flat-panel seat. But it also includes two insulated beverage pockets, a storage pocket, and a fold-out side table for your food. That’s not to mention built-in backpack straps when you’re on the go.
Michael Kors Darci Diamond Bracelet Watch
Elegant and classy, this two-tone multi-link bracelet watch is a beauty. Made of stainless steel and stainless steel with a goldtone plate, and featuring a radiant sunray dial that glitters with 12 diamond hour markers, it gleams with metals. The bracelet is adjustable with removable links to accommodate wrist size.
White Space Continuity Ring
Symbolize your unending love with a continuity ring that seems to go on forever. Made of recycled gold, it stretches for one inch and features a delicate conflict-free diamond at its base. Somehow, it manages to make a statement while giving off a dainty air at the same time.
What to look for in a 10th anniversary gift
Tin, the traditional gift
A symbol of strength and durability, tin is a perfect representation of a decade of marriage. From personalized artwork to utilitarian gifts, there's something for everyone.
Diamonds, the modern gift
There's a reason that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Diamonds will last forever, and they pretty much go with any outfit—they're classic, sophisticated, and elegant.
Thoughtful and personalized presents
Remember, the best gifts are not always the ones that cost the most. "The most important thing about a gift is the thought that goes into it," advises etiquette expert Myka Meier. "A photo that is in a frame and beautifully wrapped, or even something you made, can be a great option that may not cost a lot of money but does show a lot of thought."
What’s a special way to celebrate a 10 year anniversary?
Any anniversary is a major milestone that’s deserving of a thoughtful celebration. While giving a gift to your bae is a wonderful way to mark the occasion, sometimes the most meaningful gifts are the ones that money can’t buy. After a decade of marriage, you know the things that will bring a smile to the face of your spouse, so a bit of thoughtful planning will go a long way.
What's a good gift for a couple?
If they enjoy low-key evenings at home, treat them to a special dinner complete with candles, a favorite meal, and their wedding playlist—it's a super romantic way to create an intimate celebration with meaning. For the adventurer, surprise them with a day or overnight trip to a place that holds special memories. Whatever you choose to do, a little bit of thought and creativity will go a long way.
Meet the Expert
Why Trust Brides
Brides contributor Hillary Hoffower has over six years of experience writing for the wedding industry, covering everything from bridal fashion trends to wedding decor. She has an eye for design and quality that she takes into consideration when selecting gifts. She thinks you can’t go wrong with gifting a girl's best friend: diamonds.