If you’ve made it to 10 years of marriage or you know someone who has, a great gift is certainly in order. The 10th anniversary is a huge milestone and you have a few options in terms of modern and traditional wedding gifts to commemorate this special occasion.
The traditional gift for the 10th wedding anniversary is tin or aluminum, symbolizing preservation and longevity, initially being used to store food and to protect iron from rust and corrosion. Since tin and aluminum are both softer metals, it also symbolizes the flexibility that is required to build a strong relationship built on compromise. With many great jewelry options for both men and women, tin is a relatively easy gift to shop for.
Alternatively, you may want to go to the modern route with your 10th anniversary gift, which is diamonds. Of course the more expensive option of the two, this gift really drives home the importance and significance of this huge milestone. Similar to tin, jewelry is of course the go-to diamond option for both men and women, however; we’ve also included a number of unique and out of the box ideas for both tin and diamond on this list.
If you’re still on the hunt for a great 10th anniversary gift, you can continue shopping here.
Best 10th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
1. Custom Wedding Date License Plate Art
This awesome personalized license plate sign is a great gift for anyone for their 10th wedding anniversary and is such a unique piece of art. It tells a story by using license plates from states that you’ve either lived in together or have visited together for a really personalized touch, and of course is also personalized with your wedding date. The 10th anniversary sign measures approximately 8″ tall x 14″ long and arrives ready to hang with a picture hanger attached to the back. Keep in mind this takes approximately three weeks between order and delivery time.
2. Aluminum Bicycle Tie Clip
Every guy needs a tie clip, and this one is made of aluminum making it a great gift for your 10th wedding anniversary. Tesoro jewelry makes these tie clips with a ton of different designs, so if the bicycle isn’t for you, you can shop the alternative design options here. Each tie clip measures 1.75″ long and .25″ wide with a brushed finish and is made from pure lightweight aluminum. It can be worn with formalwear or casual wear, making it extremely versatile for any man’s wardrobe. Tesoro jewelry also has a ton of awesome aluminum bracelets, each engraved with various text if you’d like to browse their options for either men or women.
3. Reclaimed Airplane Aluminum Minimalist Men Watch
Not only is this watch a great timepiece with a sleek, modern and sophisticated design, but it also has a great story behind it. It’s made from recycled aircraft aluminum, which is durable, lightweight, and resilient. It’s also not a common material for watches, making this design really unique. The business casual design makes it a great piece to wear to the office or with more casual clothing, fitting just about any occasion. This watch is currently on sale for 40 percent off its original price, keeping the costs down for such an awesome watch.
Price: $119.99 (40 percent off MSRP)
4. Men’s Black Diamond Stainless Steel ID Bracelet
While tin and aluminum are the traditional gifts for the 10th anniversary gift, diamonds are the modern gift and there’s a ton of great jewelry that falls under this umbrella for both men and women. Unfortunately, diamonds tend to be pricy and not everyone has the budget to make a big splurge. If you’re looking for a cool gift for your husband that includes diamonds, but doesn’t break the bank, this bracelet has a row of black diamonds, which are cool and unexpected. The bracelet has a very masculine flare to it, perfect for any guy to dress up his look. If this design isn’t your style, you can browse top-rated alternative diamond bracelets for men, available in quite a few designs and price points. If you’re a fan of the black diamonds over traditional white diamonds, you can narrow down your search to include only black diamond men’s bracelets.
5. Ray-Ban Clubmaster Aluminum Sunglasses
How cool are these awesome aluminum sunglasses? Not only are they designed from top sunglass designer, Ray-Ban, but the unisex design is perfect for either him or her for a 10th anniversary gift. The mix metal frame keeps the design cool and unique while the aluminum brushed frame keeps them lightweight on the face. You’ll pay quite a bit more for these in sunglass stores or department stores, so if you love these sunglasses, Amazon is a great place to purchase them. If these aren’t your style, there are a ton of men’s sunglasses with aluminum components for the perfect anniversary gift.
Price: $178.35 (17 percent off MSRP)
6. Rectangle Beaten Tin Cufflinks
Made specifically to be given to your man on your 10th wedding anniversary, these great cufflinks are made of tin and engraved with a small number 10 on each to represent your time together. The 100 percent tin cufflinks are spun cast and then polished to a shine. This gift comes ready to give with a complimentary 10 Year Anniversary gift tin and a slip inside which explains why tin it is given for the 10th wedding anniversary. The slip also includes the date of manufacture stamp and tin purity stamp. There are quite a few great cufflinks for this occasion so if this design isn’t your style, check out some other top-rated options here.
7. Tin Periodic Table of Elements Engraved Cocktail Glass
While this gift isn’t necessarily made from tin, it’s close enough and makes an awesome 10th anniversary gift for a guy who loves barware. There’s also an aluminum version and since they’re relatively inexpensive you can gift one of each. To cover all of the bases for both traditional and modern gifts, we love the idea of gifting one of each of these glasses with one of the diamond gifts from this list as well for a really comprehensive and generous gift. To keep costs down, these diamond shaped whisky stones would be a great item to pair with your glasses.
8. Black Plated Tungsten Carbide Diamond Dog Tag
If you’re looking for a piece of diamond jewelry that’s still simple and masculine, consider a piece like this black tungsten dog tag, made special by the small solitaire diamond incorporated into its design. The diamond is high quality with a weight of 0.02 carat. The pendant measures 24 mm wide x 44 mm long x 2.4 mm thick with a pouch ready for gift giving. If you’re not a fan of the black plated tungsten, this option is made with a silver plated tag instead, also with a small solitaire diamond.
Price: $44.95 (50 percent off MSRP)
9. The Man Can All Natural Bath & Body Gift Set
Packaged cleverly in a tin paint can, this is an awesome gift for a guy any time, but especially for an anniversary gift. Given the inexpensive price tag, we would recommend combining this with one of the modern diamond gifts on this list, to touch on both the traditional and modern gift options. The all natural product includes soap, shave gel, bay rum oil, hand butter, and body mitt all in wonderful masculine scents.
Price: $40.99 (16 percent off MSRP)
10. Aluminum Cigar Humidor
If your guy loves cigars, he needs this Aluminum cigar holder, which helps to preserve and protect his precious cigars. If you know what he likes, we recommend filling the humidor with some of his favorite cigars. It has seven holes of 24 mm diameter each to hold even various cigars. Most cigar cases and humidors are made of aluminum so if you want to shop some alternative options for your anniversary gift you can browse them here.
Best 10th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
1. Tin Can Soy Wax Aromatherapy Scented Candles
Almost all women love candles and luckily plenty of them are packaged in beautiful tin cans, making them an awesome option for an inexpensive anniversary gift that any women will love. This set includes vanilla, lavender, and peppermint eucalyptus but if these aren’t your favorite scents, there are several trios available. Voluspa is another great candle company with plenty of scents to choose from, all packaged in beautiful tin cans. You can shop a variety of Voluspa candles here.
2. Aluminum I Love You Hand Stamped Cuff Bracelet
Ashley Lorren Designs is an online shop home to a number of gorgeous aluminum bangles. Just like most aluminum jewelry, this bangle is reasonably priced and is engraved with the sign language symbol for I love you. Many of her bangles have great messages that would make a lovely anniversary gift such as this bangle that reads I love you more, or this one that reads I love you in binary code. Each bracelet is six inches long, .25 inches in width and made of 100 percent gage aluminum.
3. Adagio Spanish Garden Aluminum Chime
If your wife has a garden or patio, this beautiful chime will add an element of decor and some lovely sound every time a breeze goes by. The plethora of five star reviews will make you confident in this purchase. The Woodstock garden chime is made with ash wood in a teak finish and is tuned to the Concerto de Aranjuez by Spanish composer Rodrigo. These garden chimes (all made of aluminum) are available in a number of tunes so if you and your wife have a special song, check out all of the possible options to see if it’s available. This one is tuned to the notes of Pachelbel’s popular Canon, which is often used for wedding recessionals. If your bride walked down the aisle to this song, it would make an awesome anniversary gift.
4. 14K Gold Diamond Stud Earrings (.5 Carat)
We can’t think of a better gift for your wife than a classic pair of diamond earrings that she can wear every day for all occasions. The price reflected below is for a .5 carat pair, but you can purchase smaller or larger size studs, depending on your budget. You can also choose whether you’d like white gold or yellow gold, with the price being fairly similar for both. You can shop tons of top brands here for alternative diamond stud options. You’ll feel confident purchasing knowing that all diamonds are conflict free and comply with the Kimberley Process.
5. Rose Gold Aluminum Apple Watch
If you really want to wow your wife on your 10th anniversary, this apple watch will certainly make her happy and with the case being made of 100 percent aluminum, you’ll be within the traditional 10th anniversary gift. While it’s not diamond, it’s certainly up there with some of the diamond jewelry on our list. The Apple Watch connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth and displays notifications, apps, and can also connect directly to the Internet. If you’re not fan of the rose gold, the apple watch comes with aluminum cases in many color choices.
Price: $260.28 (13 percent off MSRP)
6. Hammered Aluminum Tear Drop Earrings
For another less expensive jewelry option, consider some cool aluminum earrings like these. They’re great for everyday wear or for more formal occasions, with a simple design that will fit many styles. These earrings measure approximately two inches in length and just under an inch in width. Aluminum is free from lead and nickel, making it great for those that suffer from metal allergies. Each pair of earrings is shipped via USPS First-Class Mail with tracking and will arrive in an attractive gift box ready for giving. John S Brana Jewelry is an award winning jewelry designer with a ton of gorgeous aluminum jewelry. If this pair of earrings isn’t your style, you should check out the rest of her designs here.
Price: $20 (33 percent off MSRP)
7. Diamond Shaped Whiskey Glasses
Similar to the “tin” and “aluminum” glasses above, we love these glasses for a play on the modern gift of diamonds. While these aren’t actually made of diamond, they certainly look like diamonds and would be an awesome addition to any bar. The hand blown diamond glasses each hold 8 oz. and come in a set of two. If you’re looking to enhance this gift, you can also purchase the matching diamond decanter. You can also combine this fun gift with one of the actual diamond gifts on this list such as the diamond studs.
Price: $19 (47 percent off MSRP)
8. 10k Yellow Gold Round Diamond Bolo Stretch Bracelet
If you’re looking for a unique piece of diamond jewelry, this bracelet is unlike most featuring bolo tie in place of a standard clasp so you adjust the width in a way that adds to the overall design. The bracelet is made with 0.31 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds and genuine 10k yellow gold. For a similar design with even more diamonds, check out this diamond bar bracelet, also featuring a bolo style clasp.
9. Contemporary “His & Hers” Aluminum Wall Hanger
If you’re shopping for someone with a 10th wedding anniversary but just want to purchase a token item, this aluminum wall hanger is great for keeping keys, hats, jackets, or other items that tend to crowd the entryway. This is a great gift if you’re looking for something for a friend or family member, rather than something you might purchase for a spouse. This is also a great option if you’ve already found a diamond item and want a small token item for the traditional wedding anniversary gift of tin or aluminum.
Price: $10.99 (42 percent off MSRP)
10. 14k White Gold Round Diamond Micro-Pave Wedding Band
We’re saving the best for last with this beautiful pave ring. The 10 year anniversary is a popular milestone to either upgrade your existing rings or to add to the stack with something sparkly and new. If you’re going the modern route and would like to gift something with diamonds, consider this dainty diamond band that sparkles like no other. The 1/3 carat diamond band features 19 round diamonds that are micro-pave set on a gorgeous 14K white gold band. All diamonds are conflict-free and in accordance with the Kimberley Process Certification System.