10th Wedding Anniversary

Woohoo! You have made it to a whole decade together – that’s exciting. I’ve got the gift ideas and some handy tips to help you plan the perfect celebration for your 10th wedding anniversary.

Author: Justin AldridgePage Updated: 19 March 2024

Discover The 10th Year Wedding Anniversary

You’ve laughed, loved, and lived through a decade of marriage, and now it’s time to toast this terrific milestone. The 10th wedding anniversary is traditionally honored with tin because of its strength and flexibility. Therefore this special occasion is amply named the tin anniversary. Here are some thoughtful gift suggestions to celebrate your day.

Traditional Gift

Celebrating ten years of marriage is special, and tin is the traditional gift for this milestone. Tin, a silver-colored metal, represents the strength and adaptability that keep a marriage strong. For your 10th anniversary, giving a gift made of tin is a beautiful way to show how your relationship, like tin, remains unharmed by time’s challenges. It’s a symbol of protection, reflecting the enduring bond you share with your spouse.

We are better together - Sea Glass love birds framed gift


“We are better together”

A wonderful handmade framed unique design of a couple of love birds, including a sweet quote. The quote can be personalized for you. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This makes a lovely unique anniversary or special occasion gift.

Traditional Gemstone

Traditional 10th anniversary gemstone is the diamond

Diamonds reflect the clarity, strength, and sparkle of your relationship over the past decade. These stunning gems, created in the depths of the Earth with intense heat and pressure, embody the brilliance and strength of your relationship. Plus, the purity and precision of diamonds represent the dedication you’ve poured into creating an everlasting marriage.

A diamond for this anniversary brings back all the memories you’ve had together – from candlelit dinners to late-night baby duties. Just as a diamond sparkles when it catches the light, your love illuminates different areas of your life. So mark this milestone by renewing your vows with diamond rings and sparkling diamond studs.

Traditional Flower

Traditional flower for the 10th anniversary is the daffodil

Experience the joy of spring and celebrate your lasting love with the daffodil! These bright, bold flowers are the first to greet you in March, beaming with hope and symbolizing renewal. Just like daffodils, which push through the frost to bloom in clusters, your relationship has blossomed through the trials and tribulations of life.

On this special milestone, exchange these cheery flowers with your partner to honor your relationship. Or even better, you can plant them together. Each year, as they bloom, they’ll remind you of your love that keeps growing stronger, no matter what.

Modern Gift

Did you know that the diamond isn’t just the traditional gemstone for a ten-year anniversary? It’s also the modern gift choice. Your marriage and a diamond have more in common than you might think. They both come together under intense pressure and heat, transforming into something incredibly durable and unbreakable. 

A marriage that has lasted ten years has clarity and shines brightly, promising even more beautiful moments ahead. So, think about giving diamond cufflinks or rings that have your wedding date on them. These gifts honor four important things in your marriage: commitment, compassion, compromise, and communication. 

If you want to go for a sustainable option, you can consider hi-tech diamonds engineered in a lab. They’re innovative and modern, which symbolizes how you’ve reshaped your life together over the past decade.

How Long You´ve Been Married

10 years / 120 months / 522 weeks / 3,652 days / 87,648 hours / 5,258,880 minutes. (more or less)

Fun Fact

If you lived on Uranus, you would have been married for 0.12 years and if you lived on Mercury 41.53 years amazing…get your head around those figures!

Gift Ideas for your Husband

Mark a decade with your beloved by gifting him something made of sturdy tin. And remember, a diamond never fails to impress! Here’s what you can give him.

  • Personalized tin lunchbox – stock it with treats he loves for a midday surprise
  • Vintage tin toys – a nostalgic trip down memory lane
  • Decorative tin signs – feature his favorite movies or teams in your home decor
  • Diamond ring – a luxurious symbol of a decade together
  • Tin cipher code keychain – with a secret message just for him
  • Pewter tankard with initials – His own special mug for beverages
  • Funny printed t-shirts or mugs – for a daily dose of laughter

Try this special wish:

My Dearest Husband,

Ten years ago I married my soulmate, my tin man, my very best friend. Thank you for filling my heart with joy, my home with laughter, and my life with love.

Here’s to celebrating a decade of adventure together and looking ahead to forever by your side. I love you more now than ever.

Always Yours, XXX

Need more inspiration for wishes for your partner? Check out our dedicated 10th Anniversary Wishes page.

Gift Ideas for your Wife

A decade of marriage calls for gifts as precious as your one-in-a-million wife. Surprise your sweetheart with romantic and thoughtful tin treasures to honor 10 years together.

  • Diamond pendant necklace – to celebrate a decade of love
  • Personalized tin trinket box – store love notes as keepsakes in a custom container
  • Tin recipe box – preserve family recipes and culinary memories together
  • Daffodil bouquet or plant – brighten her day with these traditional anniversary flowers
  • Heart-shaped diamond earrings – elegant jewelry to mark this milestone
  • Spa gift basket with essential oils – treat her to a soothing, at-home spa experience
  • Funny message t-shirt – try this: “Been married 10yrs nothing scares me”

Try this special wish:

To my radiant wife,

Our love is like a rare diamond – beautiful, strong, and enduring. Thank you for 10 incredible years of light and brilliance.

I vow to embrace all the facets of our life together, even when circumstances try to dull our shine. My commitment will remain unbreakable.

After a decade, my heart still skips a beat for you. Here’s to a lifetime more of precious memories.

With eternal love, XXX

Gift Ideas for the Couple

Looking for unique gift ideas to wow the couple? Get creative with inscribed tin vessels filled with romance and nostalgia.

  • Engraved tin buckets – filled with champagne for a celebratory touch
  • Personalized tin mugs – for their daily coffee in a special set
  • Custom tin signs – add a quirky relationship motto to their decor
  • Tin time capsule – store cherished memories from their years together
  • Daffodil bouquet or plant – brighten their space with traditional anniversary flowers
  • Concert, festival, or dance class tickets – offer a night of entertainment and fun
  • Custom lyrics artwork – bring their wedding song to life

Fun Fact

When a bar of tin is bent, it will make a screaming sound called a “tin cry”. This is due to the breaking of the crystal structure of the atoms.

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Fun ways to Celebrate

Couple dancing at home

At home idea:

Here’s a sweet idea to bring back some of that wedding day magic right in the comfort of your own home. First, dim the lights to set the mood and create a makeshift dance floor. Now, all you need is your special song – the one that played for your first dance as newlyweds 10 years ago. Whether it was a soulful ballad or a lively pop track, it doesn’t matter. What matters is you two swaying to the music and reliving those precious memories.

On a budget idea:

Create a ‘Penny for Your Thoughts Jar’ as an affordable yet heartfelt way to celebrate your 10-year journey together. Get a tin jar and fill it with 120 pennies, each representing a month of your shared life. 

Now, write down cherished memories on small slips of paper – everything from your first date to moving in together. You can include memorable occasions like weddings, birthdays, vacations, and other important moments. 

On your anniversary, make it a special event by taking turns drawing a penny and its corresponding memory. Read each memory aloud, sharing and reliving the moments together. This ritual lets you laugh, shed a tear, and reflect on all the big and small experiences that have defined your first decade as a couple.

You can keep adding pennies and memories at the end of each month to watch your jar fill up over the years ahead.

An adventurous idea:

Couple enjoying a sports car race day experience

How about surprising your spouse with a heart-pounding day of driving sleek sports cars? It’s the perfect way to celebrate 10 years of excitement together. Book an unforgettable sports car experience where you can actually get behind the wheel of dream cars like Ferraris, Lamborghini, or Porsches. 

You’ll take turns riding shotgun on an exhilarating guided course, feeling the rush of the open road as you put the power of these incredible vehicles to the test. Don’t miss your chance to make this anniversary one for the books!

But it’s not all pedal to the metal. Pause for a moment of calm with a gourmet trackside picnic, raising a glass to a decade of love and adventure. While you’re at it, why not capture some memories? You both decked out in racing jumpsuits and aviators – now that’s a photo op! Round off this rollercoaster of a day by exchanging personalized tin license plates or keychains.

A luxury idea:

For a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, charter a luxury yacht to cruise the glittering Mediterranean together. The deck beneath your feet is all yours, and as the sun dips below the horizon, you’ve got a glass of the finest champagne in hand. It’s just you and the open sea. Now, that’s what I call living.

But hey, this adventure doesn’t stop at sundown. Each morning, you’ll wake up to a breakfast spread fit for royalty right there in your plush bed. You can unwind later with a couples’ massage under the warm sun. 

As the evening rolls in, wear your best attire for a culinary experience like no other. Enjoy a multi-course menu full of high-end treats like truffles and caviar, paired with some of the best wines you’ve ever tasted.

Fun Fact

WHISKERS: Pure tin used in electronics is known to grow “whiskers”. These whiskers form for unknown reasons and cause havoc in systems where they can act like a tiny antenna

Common Questions about the 10th Wedding Anniversary

Q: What is the 10th wedding anniversary called?

A: The 10th wedding anniversary is called the tin anniversary.

Q: What is the 10th wedding anniversary gemstone?

A: The 10th wedding anniversary gemstone is a diamond or blue sapphire.

Q: What is the 10th wedding anniversary symbol?

A: The 10th wedding anniversary is symbolized by tin.

Q: What is the 10th wedding anniversary color?

A: The color of the 10th wedding anniversary is blue or silver.

Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 10th wedding anniversary?

A: The traditional gift for the 10th wedding anniversary is tin, and the modern gift is diamond jewelry.

Q: What is the 10th year anniversary flower?

A: The classic flower for 10th wedding anniversary celebrations is the daffodil, symbolizing new beginnings and rebirth. It’s a positive, life-affirming symbol.

Did You Know?

The largest rough diamond ever discovered was the Cullinan diamond. It weighed 3,106 carats (621.35 grams) and was found in South Africa in 1905.

Tin has been known and used since ancient times with evidence of tin mining found dating back to 3,500 BC.

In 10 years the two of you have eaten about 20.0 tons of food, maybe some a bit more 😉

Traditional and Modern Gifts Around The World

Traditional Gift – UK Tin
Traditional Gift – US Tin and Aluminium
Traditional Gift – Australia Tin
Traditional Gift – Canada Tin and Aluminium
Traditional Gift – Spain Aluminium
Traditional Gift – Germany Rose
Traditional Gift – France Tin
Traditional Gift – Italy Aluminium
Flower Gift Daffodil
Gemstone Gift Diamond
Modern Gift Diamond Jewellery

Around the World

The tradition of giving special gifts for each wedding anniversary started a long time ago in medieval Europe. Today, this tradition has spread worldwide. In recent years, couples in many African and Asian countries have started to celebrate their anniversaries with traditional gifts such as; paper, silk, crystal, and silver, marking different years of marriage.

Take, for example, the 10th wedding anniversary. In countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Japan, India, and South Korea, couples commonly celebrate this milestone with tin gifts.

Wherever you are in the world, I hope you have a truly memorable anniversary celebration.

Still looking for some unique anniversary gifts?

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About The Author

Justin is passionate about helping couples to make their anniversary as special as possible. Justin enjoys being creative and coming up with different and inspiring ideas for couples to celebrate their anniversary in style each year.