Your first anniversary was sweet, your fifth substantial — but there’s something about making it to your ten-year anniversary that feels extra-special. Which is why traditionally, the tenth anniversary is celebrated with gifts of tin or aluminum: Strong, solid metals that are malleable enough to bend without breaking, the same characteristics you’ll find in your spouse of ten years. They represent that mix of durability and flexibility needed for a strong marriage.
A modern tradition is to... celebrate the tenth anniversary with a gift of diamonds — another material that’s much stronger than its shiny exterior suggests! Diamonds symbolize strength and longevity, a sign of how far you’ve come and your wishes for the years ahead.
Since this is a big anniversary, many couples use it as an excuse to splurge on a bigger-ticket gifts, trips or experiences, but it can also be a time to savor the simple pleasures of the last ten years with something smaller-scale. We’ve got a mix of gifts for both — made of tin, aluminum or diamonds, of course, and more — to spark an idea for how you’ll celebrate ten years strong.
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There’s nothing more romantic than wearing something every day to commemorate your love — especially if it’s something a little sparkly. This 10k gold diamond accent ring is available in rose gold, white gold or yellow gold, and includes four small diamonds. Perfect for wearing alone or stacking on top of a wedding band and engagement ring, this is a modern take on a traditional anniversary ring for women.
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Besides diamonds, blue sapphires are an alternate gemstone for your tenth anniversary. The meaning behind this blue jewel is it marks the success in love. And once you've made it to the ten-year milestone you've weathered plenty highs and lows, so it is time to celebrate how far you've come.
This tennis bracelet looks great on her wrist for date night or she can dress it down with casual jeans and a top. The bracelet is made of 925 silver and 2.05 total carat of sapphires and... diamonds. Reviewer's love the simplicity that this bracelet has but that they still get compliments and works with everything they own.
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Update his smelly gym bag that he has probably had since your wedding day with this stylish and classic canvas duffel. Available in 30 patterns from a traditional navy and brown to a more rugged camouflage print — this bag will be his new favorite. If you want to go one step further pack it with clothes and toiletries for a surprise weekend getaway to celebrate your big anniversary. He'll never see it coming!
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While anniversary rings are more traditional for women, there’s nothing that says the husbands don’t want a new ring, too! This substantial, solid white gold ring with a ⅓ carat-weight diamond set into it can be worn as a wedding band or accent ring on the other hand, and the white gold will develop a soft patina over time. If you didn’t have the budget ten years ago for the ring he really wanted, now’s the time for an update.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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If your home laptop’s been around since you were first married, chances are you would both appreciate an upgrade — and conveniently, the MacBook Pro’s cover is made from a sheet of extruded aluminum, so you finally have an excuse to go for it! Boasting a 13" retina display, 2.3 GHz dual-core 7th-general Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of memory, this computer is fast, crystal-clear and ultra-versatile for doing work, streaming videos or just thanking well-wishers on Facebook.
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If your husband hasn’t bought cufflinks since his actual wedding day, he might appreciate these upscale diamond duo. Made with rows of pave-set black diamonds shaped into a curved rectangle, they’re both fancy and subdued — not too sparkly to wear with a business suit, but perfectly at home with a tuxedo. The cufflinks have one total carat of diamonds set into sterling silver, and the diamonds are certified conflict-free through the Kimberly process.
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Believe it or not, finding a jewelry box is no easy feat. And we are sure with all of the jewelry you've given her over the years, it's time for an upgrade. This year buy her a jewelry box that can host all of her gems and perhaps add a new one in the box for when she opens it?
This box and tray set comes with two levels of storage. She can stow away rings, necklaces, earrings and it even has two slots for eyeglasses. Available in three muted hues — this would look great on any dresser or... vanity.
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If your spouse is a nature-lover whose idea of a romantic weekend involves cooking over a campfire, a pair of retro-style enameled tin mugs is a sweet and simple gift. Available in black, blue, green, red and white, each mug holds at least 16 ounces of coffee or tea and is lightweight enough to comfortably carry in a backpack (or just on the morning commute). Then use the mugs as an excuse to schedule a solo hike in the woods to reconnect and reminisce.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Did you know that besides materials like tin and diamonds, there is also a flower that correlates to your anniversary year? Daffodils are the flower for your tenth anniversary, so why not gift her a beautiful Waterford vase with a bunch or two of these spring flowers. If daffodils aren't in season, perhaps a similar bouquet to the one she carried on the big day?
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If your idea of commemorating your wedding day involves gathering your family and best friends for a vow renewal, a chic wine cooler could be a great fit! This cooler, made of stainless steel, aluminum and brass, is a classy way to host a party without sending people to the fridge for a refill. The antiqued finish gives this wine chiller a timeworn appeal that works just as well with your wedding crystal and it does so with a plastic cup. Give it to your spouse paired with a bottle of their... favorite bubbles for an extra-special touch.
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