10th Anniversary Gifts: Celebrate A Decade Of Dreams Come True!

Article by Anna Smith. Last Updated: Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022.

Wow! A whole decade of love, through the ups and downs, thick and thin, richer and poorer, and all those things you promised to each other 10 years ago! What a massive accomplishment, and a clear sign you’re both doing something right. There’s literally no better time than an anniversary to show your spouse what all of their love and support mean to you, and that goes double for these major milestone years.

So what makes the perfect 10th anniversary gift, and how will you know it when you see it? Well, each relationship and each person is different, so we can’t give you a definitive answer to that question. What we can do, and have done successfully over the years, is to round up some amazing items from a broad range of categories you might want to consider. These can help you get the creative gifting juices flowing, and find something that’s exactly right for your husband or wife.

We’ve rounded up traditional (Aluminum) 10th anniversary gifts, as well as modern (diamond jewelry), gifts for him, for her, and for couples to help get you started. To top it off, we even came up with some of the best experiences you can give, as well as homemade and DIY anniversary gifts you can consider. Remember, this is just a starting point! Only you can determine the perfect 10th anniversary present they’re sure to love!

Customary 10th Anniversary Gifts

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The History Of Customary Anniversary Gifts

Customary gift giving is a big tradition in many marriages. According to Wikipedia you can look all the way back to the middle ages for the origins of this practice. The modern incarnation of customary gift giving for each year dates back to 1937 when the Jewelers Association laid out customary gifts for each of the first 25 years, and then 5 year increments after that.

Aluminum - The Traditional 10th Anniversary Gift

Aluminum is the customary traditional 10th anniversary gift in the USA (Tin is the U.K. version, and is often given in the United States as well). Great options include things like aluminum appliances, metal artwork for the walls, or drink mixing kits for the home bar. Some great options can be found down below if you read on!

Diamond Jewelry - The Modern 10th Anniversary Gift

If the last Diamond you gave her was 10 years ago in her wedding ring, then you should definitely consider going with the customary modern 10th anniversary gift of Diamond Jewelry! Whether it’s a necklace, a nice pair of earrings, or a new bracelet, diamonds are a classic and timeless stone that will help you show the world your love!

Diamonds - The Jewelry and Precious Metal Gift

Not only the modern customary gift, Diamonds are also the themed jewelry and precious stone gift of the 10 year anniversary. As mentioned above, there are so many great diamond items for just about every budget. You can’t go wrong with a diamond, who symbolizes undying love that will last as long as your marriage!

Color Theme - Silver

Silver is the official 10th anniversary color. It’s often a great idea to consider decorations like balloons, paper plates, or gift wrap and gift bags as a way to incorporate the silver theme in your special day. As a major milestone, there are quite a few great 10th anniversary decorations available (like banners and cake toppers).

10 Year Traditional Gifts - Aluminum

As the traditional 10 year anniversary gift, Aluminum is a great option (often times Tin can be substituted since it’s the U.K. traditional 10 year gift). We’ve found some great aluminum items you’re sure to love below, but just use this as a starting point to get your creative gifting juices flowing! After all, nobody knows your spouse and what they’ll love as well as you do!

  1. Aluminum and Glass Syphon Coffee Maker
  2. If your spouse loves a good strong cup of coffee in the mornings, this is one aluminum themed anniversary present that's definitely worth some thought. It's made of high quality materials, and features an incredible design that's fun to use and results in a perfect cup each time!

  3. Personalized Family Door Decoration
  4. This personalized 12" aluminum composite panel sign features the recipient last name and big initial. This custom made sign is fabricated using a CNC machine for ultimate precision. They offer several sizes and colors. This size custom sign is perfect for your yard, fence, deep well house or add some string and make it a door hanger. The finish on this aluminum is baked on enamel and will last for years and years outdoors.

  5. Aluminum Row Boat Serving Bowl
  6. This extraordinary dish is sure to create a splash at your next dinner. The polished aluminum bowl takes the familiar form of a rowboat, complete with "wooden" planks cast along its hull. The boats oars are a pair of serving tools, carved from sheesham, a variety of rosewood which is renowned for its intricate, marbled grain. Whether you're serving salad, holding fruit, or simply putting it on display, this bowl is sure to make waves.

  7. Metal Sound Wave Art
  8. A personalized sound wave art printed on brushed aluminum is a unique and memorable way to convey your personal message or wedding song for your anniversary or any occasion. Your loved one will cherish this gift for a lifetime. They take your recording and turn it into a piece of art that visually captures the details of your voice, a song, or any sound.

  9. Mixology Bartender Kit
  10. With this awesome leak-proof 24 oz Shaker you can make up to 3 drinks at once! Construct your home bar with these elite mixology bar tools used in the world’s top cocktail bars and bartending competitions. Features a bamboo stand carefully designed to keep your barware tools scratch-safe, organized and accessible at all times. No more clutter in your kitchen drawers and cabinets!

10 Year Modern Gifts - Diamond Jewelry

Diamonds are a girls best friend, but even if you’re shopping for a husband, there’s a ton of great diamond items out there to choose from. Everything from necklaces and earrings, to Men’s cufflinks, watches, and on and on the list goes. Buy them something that will last an eternity this year!

  1. 14k White Gold Diamond Stud Earrings
  2. Lab-created diamonds are an sustainable alternative to earth-mined diamonds. Compared to mining diamonds, production of Lab-created diamonds results in fewer carbon emissions and less energy and water usage, excavation and disruption of land, and waste disposal, & human impact. Keep this in mind this year as you're looking for that perfect 10th anniversary gift!

  3. Wish Upon A Star Diamond Necklace
  4. Genies are overrated. Hitch your wagon to a star and Dana Reed's sterling silver pendant, which is hand carved and cast with a brushed finish and dotted with a delicate, flush-set diamond for a touch of sparkle. Add to your own wish list or give to your favorite big dreamer

    A favourite of ours in this stunning pair of tin (traditional in the U.K.) and diamond cufflinks, each set with a stunning 2mm diamond. These cuflinks feature a rustic tin center, which means is that they've left the center of the cufflinks unfinished enabling your to have a stunning pair of cufflinks in the unique natural form of pure tin. Each pair comes complete with a free 10th anniversary gift tin, and include a little slip inside explaining about tin and why it is given for the 10th wedding anniversary.

  5. White Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet
  6. This 1.00 cttw Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 10K gold, whether in White gold or Yellow gold sits pretty on your wrist. The flexibility of this bracelet makes it very attractive and complements any outfit. It is sure to make a statement and attract complements from everyone who sees it.

  7. Diamond Criss Cross Ring
  8. This stunning, 10K white gold criss cross XO, or X ring is set with 45 sparkling round diamonds. 45 diamonds weigh 1/2 carat in total. A trendy diamond ring sure to be the highlight of any diamond jewelry collection. The piece is made with top of the line workmanship, hand selected and matched diamonds on a strong 10K white gold setting. Unlike imitation pieces, this ring features a string of genuine sparkling diamonds on a quality 10K white gold setting.

10 Year Jewelry & Gemstone Gifts - Diamond

The 10 year anniversary doubles down on diamonds as both the customary modern and precious stone gift. If you weren’t sold on the idea yet, here are a few more great diamond options we think you should consider (or use as a starting point to find that perfect present for your husband or wife).

  1. Round Diamond Heart Pendant
  2. This stunning Diamond Heart Pendant is a fantastic choice for any gift-giving occasion, but also fits perfectly into the modern 10th anniversary tradition of giving diamond jewelry. Watch her eyes light up as she unwrapps this versatile necklace that will look great on her wherever her day takes her!

  3. Rough Diamond Necklace
  4. Meet the polished diamond's chill, naturally stunning sister. She's rough, with a raw, unprocessed beauty that makes her stand out. Ariana Ost strings 48 of them together on a delicate gold-fill chain, creating a necklace that works layered as well as on its own. White tee, little black dress—this timeless piece steals the spotlight without even knowing it.

  5. Diamond Hoop Earrings
  6. These amazing Diamond Hoop Earrings are sure to become one of her favorite pieces. They feature a total of 14 stones, and a white gold setting that's versatile and stunning. Whether she's headed out on the town, or off to work, she'll be looking her best in a pair of these great earrings.

  7. Hinged Diamond Bangle
  8. A perfect blend of striking elegance and charm. This oval pave 1/2 cttw diamond hinge bangle creates a glittering path across the sterling silver crafted band. Fun, stylish, and easy to pair with her other favorite jewelry, she'll love getting this as a 10th annviersary present. This item also has free shipping with prime!

  9. Three Stone Diamond Pendant
  10. A beautiful three stone pendant crafted in 14K white gold. 3 diamonds weigh a total of 1 carat total weight. A symbol of your past, present, and future, this 3 stone pendant is a timeless classic that is sure to be cherished forever. The pendant comes with an AGS (American gem Society) Laboratory Evaluation Report certifying diamond quality.

10th Anniversary Gifts For Her

Your wife has been by your side through thick and thin over the past 10 years, and that’s an incredible thing. Take time to honor her and your relationship this year by treating her to something she might not normally buy for herself. Here are some options you might want to consider!

  1. Personalized Heart Wall Sculpture
  2. Celebrate a romance that just grows stronger through the years with this labor of love by metalsmith Chris Crooks. He deftly shapes, paints, and seals sheets of solid 16-gauge mild steel into eye-catching artwork. The spiral heart playfully pops out from the frame, fluttering gently as it hangs from the wall. The piece is personalized with the couple's names and the year they wed.

  3. Everlasting Rose
  4. This is a lovely new addition to any collection. This solid cast tin rose is stunningly designed and crafted and polished to a shine. This is a heavy quality rose and is solid tin, not dipped and not plated. Give your partner a everlasting rose that never dies made from pure tin to mark the 10th wedding anniversary.

  5. Precious Moments - 10th Anniversary Figurine
  6. Ten years of marriage have passed, yet when these two join hands and look into each other's eyes, they know their love has only grown stronger. A picture of true love, this porcelain figurine serves as a reminder of all the tender moments a married couple has shared leading up to their 10th anniversary. Whether as an anniversary gift for your spouse or for a special couple you know, this piece marks the occasion in a long-lasting and memorable way.

  7. Spa In a Box For Couples
  8. Bring the relaxing magic of a spa day home this Anniversary for a fun way to spend the day together! This awesome set will help you unwind together and pamper each other. Contents include: 2 oversize his & hers towels, 2 champagne flutes, tea candles, USB aromatherapy diffuser, 5 piece bath set, bath caddy, and rose petals.

  9. Bright Cellars Wine Subscription
  10. Bright Cellars is the monthly wine club that matches you with wine that you’ll love. Take your taste palate quiz to see your personalized matches, and then they’ll ship 4 unique bottles each month, direct to the door! If your wife loves wine, this is a great gift you can share together throughout the year!

10th Anniversary Gifts For Him

Your husband is a special guy who deserves to be treated to something extra special every now and then. The 10th anniversary is a great chance to go all-out and show him exactly what his love and support means to you with the perfect gift. Here are 5 of our favorite 10th anniversary gifts your husband is sure to love:

  1. Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map
  2. Your honeymoon was just the beginning! Map all of your adventures from the past 10 years of wedded bliss with this beautiful keepsake. Personalized with your names and anniversary date, this print of artist Wendy Gold's vintage-inspired world map is framed and mounted on sturdy foam core. Use the included 100 pins to mark hometowns, honeymoon spots, favorite vacation destinations, and more as an artful and sentimental way to celebrate traveling as a twosome.

  3. Men's 10 Year Tin Ring
  4. Made from 100% pure tin (the traditional 10th anniversary gift in the U.K), this ring features a brushed rustic effect and is polished to a shine. That's not all, this ring is also stamped on the rim with the words "Ten Years" and is a perfect item to wear along side his wedding ring. The ring comes complete with a free gift tin, and includes a little slip inside explaining everything about the metal!

  5. Minimalist Metal Wallet
  6. The Ridge is a modern, slim front pocket wallet. The main compartment is an expandable card holder - equipped with your choice of a money clip or cash strap. This collection features an aluminum-plated, RFID-blocking front pocket wallet that comes with interchangeable screws and elastic. All wallets come with a lifetime guarantee.

  7. Flaviar Whiskey Subscription
  8. For the whiskey enthusiast, consider this epic subscription box by Flaviar. They’ve compiled a database of over 15,000 different spirits and each year hundreds of craft distilleries open their doors for club members - all delivered direct to their door!

  9. Yours, Mine, and Ours Engraved Decanter Set
  10. Designed for couples, this decanter set makes it easy to share equal measures of timeless style and spirited fairness. Evoking the geometric flair of Art Deco, the two rocks glasses are etched "Yours" and "Mine," while the decanter that unites them is inscribed "Ours."

10th Anniversary Gifts For Couples

Whether you’re buying something for a couple you love on their special day, or something for you and your spouse to enjoy together, we’ve got some great options here for you. What’s more, you can also check out our epic list of Gifts For Couples for more inspiration! Each item is something best enjoyed by both members of the relationship, and that’s why it made our list of top 5 10th anniversary gifts for couples:

  1. His and Hers Couples Watches
  2. These elegant matching his and hers couples watches are a great way to mark the 10th anniversary of a couple you know and love! They'll look great sporting these 2 watches at the same time, and they're perfect for on the go, at work, or just relaxing around the house!

  3. Rooted in Love Swing Sculpture
  4. Together, you might just touch the sky. Catherine Murphy's copper sculpture is a tribute to a love that's both grounded and soars to great heights. She hand-sculpts each piece, giving it a vibrant patina and a swing that really moves (don't worry, the swing still has room to move when you hang it). It's a sweet reminder of the simple pleasures in life—like each other's company.

  5. Our Moments Couples - Game
  6. The game that's fun to play and strengthens relationships! The questions here are intended to open up your hearts and minds and to really hear what your partner is telling you. There are no hard and fast rules except that you have to listen and try really hard not to judge. Discover new and interesting things about your partner you never thought to ask, even after 10 years!

  7. Personalized Champagne Milestone Vase
  8. Made from an upcycled champagne bottle, this keepsake vase is a reminder to always celebrate with bouquets and bubbly. The olive green glass is etched with a "label" that can be personalized with names, a special year, or number to commemorate a special event (like a 10th anniversary!). It's a timeless toast to a special milestone worth raising a glass to.

  9. 10th Anniversary Sundial
  10. If you're looking for the ultimate anniversary gift for your favorite couple on their 10th anniversary, then we got you covered. We proudly present you, this modern collection of commemorative sundials! These sundials are handmade by skilful English craftsmen, and are meticulously designed from high quality cast aluminum so as to last forever! Fully lacquered for extra protection, they can be mounted almost anywhere.

Experience Gifts For A 10th Anniversary

Often times the gifts that leave the most lasting impression aren’t items, but experiences we share with the ones we love. 10 years is a major milestone, and a great opportunity to shake up the daily routine with an extra special trip or activity you can enjoy together (or with the whole family). Here are some of our favorite Experience Gifts you can give for a 10th anniversary:

  1. A Cooking Class
  2. A cooking class is a great time to bond and learn something new! Typical classes focus on one or 2 dishes or a full meal you can prepare together that evening. Knowing how to create a wonderful meal can really come in handy the next time you can’t figure out what to eat!

  3. A Couples Spa Day
  4. Take a little time to pamper yourselves together with a luxurious spa day! Unwind and relax at the local spa as a couple to help strengthen your relationship and enjoy each other’s company. There are usually some great deals on Groupon, or check out the local spa’s website directly!

  5. A Romantic Getaway
  6. An anniversary is the perfect opportunity to take some time to travel together! No matter what your tastes, a few days alone away from the day to day grind is great for just about any relationship. Whether you go halfway around the world, or just book a room for the night across town (maybe away from the kids), this is time tested winner! AirBnB can be a great choice for travelers, letting you experience a bit more of the local culture and life, or a traditional hotel is always a pleaser too!

  7. Tickets To A Concert
  8. Concerts can be among the most memorable experiences in our lives, and it’s as much about the people we’re with as it is who’s performing. If your significant other has a favorite band touring near you, picking up a set of tickets for the 2 of you is a fantastic option! You’ll look back fondly at the evening for years to come!

  9. Wine Tasting
  10. If you and your significant other enjoy a fine glass of wine, consider a wine tasting tour! You don’t have to be a wine-snob to appreciate a flight or 2 of amazing wines. This can be a fun way to forge your bond even stronger, and if you don’t live near wine-country, it’s a good opportunity to get away for a few days as well!

DIY and Homemade 10th Anniversary Gifts

DIY and Homemade gifts are always a great option, and the 10th anniversary is no exception. Put a little extra effort in to make something personal that will show your love better than a store-bought item ever could. We’ve rounded up a few time tested winners we think you should consider this year!

  1. These awesome infused Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are a fun and budget friendly way to add some romance to your 10th anniversary. The list of ingredients is fairly simple, and you can add your own flare if you’re a baking wiz! Even if not, your partner will be sure to appreciate the effort you put in!

  2. A Boudoir Photo Album
  3. One of the great things about print on demand photo services, is that anyone can produce a professional looking album - and no human has to see the photos. This makes for a great opportunity to produce a seductive Boudoir photo shoot album for your significant other (yes, guys can do it too). All you need is a friend or a good tripod, a few select undergarments, and you’ll have a steamy book that will ignite their passions in no time!

  4. An Online Cooking Class
  5. If you’re looking for an economical yet fun way to spend an evening together, consider doing an online cooking class together! As with the more expensive instructor-led classes, this can be a super romantic activity to do with a partner. For no more than the cost of ingredients, you can turn making dinner into an evening you’ll never forget!

  6. A Homemade Anniversary Card
  7. A homemade card is a super easy yet still impressive way to show off your creative side. Even after 10 years, show them you’re willing to take the time to go that extra mile to make their day special! A bit of craft paper and some odds and ends of tools you probably already have around the house are all you need to complete one of these great cards!

  8. Another great opportunity to show off your creative side, these exploding memory boxes make for a magical treat your spouse is sure to enjoy. Surprise them with this homemade 10th anniversary gift that comes straight from the heart and is sure to leave an impression. You don’t have to be a master crafter to make something beautiful they are bound to love!

Giftwrap, Bags, and Decorations - Silver

10 years is a massive achievement, and you should take the time to celebrate right. Whether you’re throwing a get-together, or just enjoying a quiet time at home, a bit of anniversary decor can help you kick the party into overdrive! There are tons of great silver and other themed decorations you can consider for completing the mood this anniversary, and here are some of our favorites:

  1. 10th Anniversary Cake Topper
  2. This beautiful "We Still Do 10th" Anniversary cake topper is made from alloy metal with crystal rhinestones. A gorgeous silver rhinestone cake topper for your anniversary of 10 years. Mark this occasion by going all out, starting with this great piece!

  3. Cheers To 10 Years Banner
  4. 10 years together is no small feat, and the 2 of you deserve to go all out! These banners are a great way to jazz up the home for a cozy night together, or if you're having a party it's a total no-brainer! These signs are easy to hang, using anything from push-pins to existing features.

  5. Elegant Wrapping Paper
  6. Purchase includes three rolls of reversible wrapping paper, each featuring two different designs for a total of six unique designs, perfect for beautiful and varied gift presentations. Six designs in total, including 'Mr. & Mrs.' lettering, gray and white stripes, polka dots, tonal gold triangles, traditional floral with gold polka dots, and geometric pattern.

  7. Assorted Color Diamond Pattern Bags
  8. Wrap up your gifts in style with these assorted color tall glittery gift bags. These gift bags come with a fun and elegant shiny diamond pattern and glittered silver exterior. Since silver is the traditional 10th anniversary color, and diamonds are the modern and precious stone gift, these are a great way to stay on-theme and really impress your spouse on this epic occasion.

  9. Silver Glitter Gift Box
  10. Celebrate this anniversary with an elegant self-closing gift box with lid. Perfect for a variety of smaller gifts, this box pairs perfectly with Hallmark greeting cards and tags for an unbeatable gift presentation. The Hallmark brand is widely recognized as the very best for greeting cards, gift wrap, and more. For more than 100 years, Hallmark has been helping its customers make everyday moments more beautiful and celebrations more joyful.

Personalized 10th Anniversary Gifts

The 10th anniversary is an epic opportunity for a heavily customized gift. With a bit of thought, you can take an ordinary item, and have it customized to turn it into a timeless treasured heirloom.

In addition to the choices above, here are some of our favorite Personalized 10th Anniversary Gifts:

  • A personalized aluminum appliance
  • Aluminum Soundwave Wall Art
  • A laser etched champagne bottle
  • Chocolate Strawberries (/w their fave liqueur)
  • A custom metal flower
  • A push pin travel map
  • Coasters with your wedding date and names
  • A monogrammed robe

Creative 10th Anniversary Gifts

10 years of Birthdays, Christmases, Valentines, and Anniversaries add up to a whole lot of presents. Don’t give the same old thing year after year! Stay out of that rut with something unique and creative!

Our picks for the most Creative 10th Anniversary Gifts are:

  • A homemade Boudoir album
  • A commemorative wall hanging
  • A heartfelt handwritten card
  • A romantic getaway to your favorite spot
  • Romantic toys for the bedroom
  • A cooking class
  • Infused chocolate strawberries
  • A craft beer subscription box

How To Find The Perfect 10 Year Anniversary Gift

Goodness, 10 long years! A whole decade of love and memories to cherish together for a lifetime. This is a momentous occasion, and worthy of a massive celebration. Be sure you take the time out from the daily grind to mark this the right way, after all you’ve earned it!

It can be tough figuring out what to gift for the 10 year anniversary. After so many gifting occasions over the years, it can start to seem like they already have everything they could ever want or need. But, there’s always something out there, and it usually just means thinking outside the box.

We’ve got some great options listed above, but if you’re still struggling to choose the right item, here are some other things you should keep in mind when choosing a tenth anniversary present for your husband or wife:

1) Should you go with a traditional 10th anniversary gift?

A good starting point is whether you want to go with a customary or traditional gift for the big 1-0. If you’ve been sticking with tradition every year for the last 10 years, then you should probably stick with Aluminum (or Tin). On the other hand, if you’ve been going your own way each year, you shouldn’t feel obligated. There are some cool aluminum options out there, but going non-traditional will open up a lot of options.

2) Should you go with a couples gift?

Another great thing to keep in mind is whether you should go with a couples gift you can both enjoy together (something like a wine of the month club), or get them something that’s special just for them. Shared experiences and gifts can make them more special, but making sure they have something they’ll enjoy on their own terms is great too.

3) Should you give an experience?

As a milestone anniversary, we tend to strongly suggest giving an experience gift like a romantic vacation. These gifts tend to stick with us longer in our memories and warm our hearts when we think back on them. Looking back on a life filled with romantic trips every few years to mark the day you 2 became one is certainly something to strive for!

4) Should you make something by hand?

Putting a bit more time and effort into a gift than just clicking a few buttons and waiting for it to show up on the porch is usually a good option. If you’re at all crafty (or even if you aren’t), creating something special by hand can really let them know how special they are to you and show them your love!

Our Time Tested Gifting Principles

Beyond the brainstorming basics, there are a few guiding principles you should keep in mind:

  1. Price isn’t everything - sometimes the best gifts are handmade, inexpensive, or free.
  2. Practical isn’t always best - treating him to something he may not buy for himself is always a good idea.
  3. Give from the heart - something that holds deeper meaning for him is sure to make a lasting impression.
  4. Be inventive - truly unique and creative presents mean thinking outside the box.

Milestone Anniversary Gift Ideas

Every 5 years is what we consider to be a major milestone anniversary. If you or a couple you love has made it to one of these, it’s a huge cause for celebration.

We have a ton of other great gift ideas on our milestone anniversary gift guides, so if you didn’t quite find what you were looking for here, please consider one of these!

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