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Finding the right gift that represents how much you've grown individually and as a couple in 10 years can seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. "The approach is to look at their daily uses but take it up a notch," says lifestyle and etiquette expert Elaine Swann.
To help your search, we researched the best gifts to celebrate 10 years, including unique experiences, meaningful picks, and options that relate to their interests. Our list includes a practical yet elegant jewelry box from Mejuri, a flower subscription from Urban Stems, and a set of Williams Sonoma champagne flutes for toasting to a decade of love.
Here are the best 10-year anniversary gifts.
Mejuri Small Jewelry Box
Mejuri is well-known for its minimalist, trend-driven jewelry, but the brand also sells products like this Jewelry Box. This storage accessory is a perfect gift for someone who loves to travel and take their beloved jewelry on the go. It's also ideal for the person in your life who has an extensive jewelry collection with particular go-to favorites.
The stylish genuine grain leather exterior comes in two muted colors for matching any bedside table or vanity decor. The high-quality materials extend to the interior, where an anti-tarnish microsuede lining keeps each piece of jewelry as pristine as the day of purchase. This box also uses a two-level system, allowing rings, bracelets, and earrings to be stored neatly and securely.
If you want to add a special touch of personalization to this gift, you can have your loved one's initials monogrammed onto the box at no additional charge. Reviewers love the high quality of this piece and even claim it was bigger and held more jewelry than expected. However, one thing to note is that the lid may not stay open for long on its own and could require support to keep in position.
AUrate Diamond Stud Earrings
Many of us have heard that diamonds are a girl's best friend, and for some, that still rings true today. That's why these Large Diamond Studs from AUrate make a wonderful 10th-anniversary gift. The style is classic, and each stone can be set in gold, rose, and white (we like white to keep with the tin theme). And, if you are someone that prioritizes the brand's background as much as the product, you'll be happy to hear that the gold AUrate is 100 percent recycled, and the diamonds are sourced ethically.
The Posh Tech Matte Apple Watch® Bracelet
In a world where technology is omnipresent in our lives, why not elevate something your significant other uses every day? This silver Apple Watch band can make this smart-tech look discrete and akin to a traditional watch. We love that there are two sizes available, so you can be sure to find the right fit for the love of your life. The trifold buckle closure means it won't slide off during day-to-day tasks, and it fits any generation of Apple Watch, so even those who are less tech-savvy won't have to fret over specificities.
Uncommon Goods New York Times Custom Anniversary Book
If your significant other spends their morning reading the day's paper, the New York Times Custom Anniversary Book might be the perfect gift. It includes up to 20 premium pages of every New York Times front page of a specific date (aka, you're anniversary). You'll relive your relationship together through the gaze of the rest of the world. It's a true testament to the history lover in your life.
Fanatics Customized Jersey
Sometimes, the perfect way to say "I love you" is to gift them a customized jersey for their favorite sports team. First name or last name, the year you got married, or their favorite number, a jersey will get a considerable amount of use on and after game day. Fanatics offers almost every sport you can think of, so if traditional sports like football, baseball, or basketball aren't their style, you can search for golfers, ice hockey teams, and NASCAR drivers. You can find extended sizes and options for both males and females.
Urban Stems Bouquet Subscription
Flowers are a go-to anniversary gift for many, but one of the downsides to bouquets is that they only last for so long. Keep the spirit of your special day together going with a flower subscription. This one from Urban Stems offers three different plans, all of which include a glass vase with the first delivery. You can choose from weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly deliveries on your schedule. We also love the payment plan option for those on a tight budget.
Artifact Uprising Layflat Photo Album
Photo albums can be a great way to reminisce on how far you and your partner have come together. Sitting down and going through images from vacations, parties, and other important moments to find shots of the two of you for this Artifact Uprising Photo album is the perfect way to spend the time leading up to your anniversary. With five different sizes and 12 various colorways to choose from, you're sure to find a version that speaks to who you are as a couple. And if that's not enough, the paper used in each book is FSC-certified, so those of us who are environmentally conscious can feel at ease.
MKD Gifts 10 Year Anniversary Engraved Wallet Card
A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes having the words close by can have an impact on your loved one's day. So for those moments where you can't chat on the phone or the photo they always carry has lost its luster, whip out this aluminum wallet card. You can choose one of six fonts to write a long-lasting message that slips perfectly into the credit card slot of a wallet. It could be your vows, lyrics to the song you both love, or just something small you want them to remember. Whatever it is, you can bet that it will turn a difficult day into one that is bright.
Parachute Sateen Bed Bundle
Sometimes, the only time we see our loved ones is at the end of the workday or as we're going to bed. Why not make that experience feel more luxurious and relaxing? This Sateen Bedroom Bundle from Parachute Home is high-quality bedding that can last for years to come. Sizes range from Twin to California King, so there is bound to be a perfect fit for your master suite. Not to mention the five color selections, your choice between down and a down alternative, and the ability to choose your pillow density. Trust us, Parachute is one of the best places to buy your bedding.
Cuyana Leather Triple Zipper Overnight
If you've planned a weekend getaway, including an elevated version of a travel bag is a standout option. The Leather Triple Zipper Weekender from Cuyana features three separate compartments to ensure all of their items stay organized and secure—thanks to the zipper closures. Your choice of either black or stone Italian leather is hand-crafted in a woman-owned factory in Turkey and can be customized with monogramming before checkout. Just like your relationship, this bag was built to last.
Spa Finder Gift Certificate
While giving a gift certificate can feel last-minute, giving them the gift of a spa day isn't. Spa Finder allows them to search for top spas and salons in their area that offer whatever treatment they are in the mood for. Be it a massage, facial, or sauna, allowing them the ability to choose the date, place, and time makes sure that your gift works for their schedule.
Circle City Design Co. Personalized Cutting Board
Wiping down counters after cooking can feel like a tedious task, so give them a personalized cutting board for your anniversary this year. This selection from Etsy comes in five variations of wood and two different sizes. You can even select a variety with a handle or a live edge for a more earthy feel. The engraving is totally up to you, so you don't have to feel limited to a name or date. Feel free to put in whatever comes from your heart at that moment.
Williams Sonoma Fiore Champagne Flutes, Set of 2
A toast to your relationship can sometimes be one of the more underrated celebratory moments during an anniversary. Make it memorable this year by popping the cork on your favorite bubbly and sipping from these crystal glasses from Fiore. Each flute uses a lead-free crystal that is hand-cut to ensure each glass maintains elegance and clarity. We also love that cleaning up is easy. Simply place them in the dishwasher after each use.
Our Love Was Born Custom Night Sky Star Map
We've all heard that "love is written in the stars," and with this star map, it can be. This Etsy print is a custom night sky that displays the constellations in orbit on any given date, in this case, your anniversary. There are four different sizes plus matted and non-matted choices, too. You can also opt into having it framed so it can go right up on your wall.
Nest New York Petite Scented Votive Candle Set
A luxury candle is something that many of us light when we want to relax. The only concern might be selecting a scent that your partner enjoys. Instead of guessing, give them the gift of this Votive Candle Set from Nest New York. Each of the six candles is 1-ounce and is cased in weighted matte black glass, so they fit with any home aesthetic. Reviewers say that these candles have an amazing throw, meaning each scent will fill your home in each luscious aroma.
Uncommon Goods Make-A-Mixtape
Everyone loves music, and we love the idea of turning your anniversary into a wooden cassette to display in your home. What sets this apart from similar products on the market is this is more than just a display piece. When you turn over each cassette, there is an engraved QR code. You can scan this with your phone, and a playlist–that you've curated–will pop up on your device. Be it the playlist from your wedding or songs you've grown to love over your 10 years together, you two are sure to dance the night away.
Just Plate Crazy 10 Year Anniversary Custom License Plate
Car lovers and travelers will appreciate this custom license plate that highlights, well, any date you desire. Each piece uses fractions of plates from three different states, bringing a unique flair to an already curated item. Plus, the aluminum aligns perfectly with the symbolistic form of a 10th wedding anniversary.
Airbnb Gift Card
If your love language is quality time, then renting an Airbnb to celebrate your 10th anniversary would be the perfect place to start. There are so many travel destinations and homes to stay in, no matter your budget. By selecting a gift card, you're ensuring that a certain amount of money goes towards your trip and that you won't back out last minute.
Flowertown Weddings Engraved Decanter Set
Have them store their favorite single-malt in style with this chic and personalized decanter. Each 750-milliliter glass is engraved with the text of your choosing. If your loved one prefers scotch over whiskey, simply request a change in a note to the seller. The glasses are an additional item, though, so be careful as you go to check out. Best part: You don't have to stand over the sink once the decanter runs dry. It can go directly into the dishwasher, giving you a few minutes back with your significant other.
Sur la Table Interactive Online Cooking Classes
Instead of going out to dinner this year, the two of you can stay inside and learn to cook a quality meal together. Classes range from holiday favorites to date night delights. They even offer in-store classes if a location is close to you. Sur La Table is a bit different from other online classes—they are live and more affordable than others on the market. The items needed for the meal you select are not provided, so use that time to go to the grocery store together. It's sure to be a night you won't forget.
What to Look for in a 10th Anniversary Gift
We often think that the perfect gift is a tangible item, but it might not always be the case. "Look for any opportunity where you can gift an experience," says Swann. It can be as fun as a cooking class or seeing a play. Those moments together, where you're doing something, will leave a lasting impression compared to a fancy bottle of wine or perhaps a book. That's why a trip or a spa day can be worth exploring.
Relative to their Interests
You have to ensure that the gift you give your significant other on your anniversary is not something you want for yourself. Swann explains that we give people gifts that align with our tastes or select things based on who we think the other should be. It can be incredibly frustrating, as the giftee, to receive something that doesn't resonate with who they are. Instead of having a less than perfect moment on your anniversary, try to make them part of the process. If you want to upgrade their jewelry, allow them to decide what piece to get or go together to customize your own. This ensures they are delighted with whatever you've given them.
If you've made it through 10 years of marriage, the odds are that you and your significant other have already found your style. That's why Swann says it's best to avoid shopping for trends and classic items and go with the things that are meaningful, memorable, and enjoyable. It doesn't matter what you spend, what you buy, or what you do, what matters is that in another 10 years you look back on this moment and remember it.
What is the traditional 10-year anniversary gift?
The traditional 10-year anniversary gift was typically something with tin or aluminum. As tin is commonly used to preserve special things and does not tarnish or rust easily, consider honoring a decade of love with a sign of resilience and strength.
In recent years, tin has shifted to the modern diamond, and as a result, other traditions are to gift a spouse with jewelry or a diamond anniversary band.
However, despite these traditions, jewelry is not necessary or expected. Some couples prefer to give more unique gifts or buck traditions to create their own.
What is the 10 year anniversary called?
The first 10 years is the first decade of love or the 'tin' (10) year.
This name roots back to the age-old tradition of gifting a spouse with something of tin, as it does not rust, to honor the high-quality of the marriage after the first 10 years.
How should you celebrate a 10-year anniversary?
How you celebrate your 10-year anniversary is entirely up to you. Some couples may prefer a fancy dinner and intimate time to exchange gifts. Others may want to spring for a special weekend getaway or small vacation. For couples with kids, having something the family can do together may be preferred.
Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, the idea is to honor your marriage and the strength it takes to move through the ups and downs of the first decade.
Why Trust The Spruce?
Samantha Parsons re-envisioned this article to incorporate modern and elevated anniversary gifts that are unique and desirable. She consulted with etiquette expert Elaine Swann to ensure that the items recommended aligned with what is appropriate for anniversaries. When she is not spending her time writing and researching for her articles on The Spruce, Samantha works for a beauty brand and is constantly searching for the latest product launches and trends.