For many couples, reaching their 10th wedding anniversary is a great cause for celebration. Traditionally, gifts were made of either tin or aluminum. In the modern era, however, there are different choices. Here are five gift ideas for couples to give each other. They can also be given by family and friends in order to celebrate their 10th year together.
Personalized Gifts – After 10 years of marriage, it’s expected for there to have been a number of important life changes to have happened in the lives of a couple. These changes can include buying a home together, getting an important job promotion, or having a child – even several children. Why not commemorate the years spent together with a personalized keepsake timeline going over these life events? Such keepsakes can be created by putting together a room screen embedded with pictures or you can commission a calligrapher to write it all out on beautiful handmade or specialty paper to give as a gift to hang on the wall as a keepsake.
Other ideas may include a sign with the name of the bride and groom along with their house number to hang out to welcome visitors.
It Was a Very Good Year – You may also want to consider finding an exquisite French wine or champagne that was bottled on the year that you were married and toasting each other and your continued future together. There are lots of wine shops both online and available at stores that specialize in spirits, especially vintage wines from all over the world. You can also check with your favorite restaurant for a special 10th anniversary night out to see if they might have something on hand that was bottled the year you were joined in marriage.
10th Anniversary Wedding Bands – Reaching that 10-year milestone is certainly something to celebrate. Let your bride know that you are glad to have married her and would do it all again by commemorating your first decade together with a 10-year anniversary wedding band. Many wedding bands are designed specifically for a 10-year anniversary in mind and feature several diamonds that go seamlessly with the diamond engagement setting. It can be as elaborate or as simple as you wish and you are sure to find something that is as individual and exquisite as she is. Such a timeless gift will also remind her of your love and gratitude and will serve to remind you both of when and where it all began.
A Romantic Vacation Getaway – If you haven’t managed to get away very often during your years together, a 10th anniversary is the absolute perfect time to do it! What could be more romantic than finally taking that long-dreamed of trip to Paris or the Alps or lying on the beach together in Hawaii or the Bahamas? You may find that you have enough airline miles or rewards credit card points to make it a real bargain. Consider getting your parents or the in-laws to watch the kids if at all possible. This is your time, and it can even serve as a second honeymoon. That means you get to relax and be away from the demands of the kids, the office and everyday life; so turn off the cell phone and put away your laptop. Order up for room service and revel in your time together.
His and Hers Aluminum Watches – Even in the age of smartphones, a watch can say much about the wearer. Classic watch makers such as Bulgari have created watches with cases for men and women that fit perfectly into the tradition of giving aluminum on a 10th wedding anniversary. If your taste runs a bit more toward modern technology, Apple has also created an iWatch that features an aluminum case that can keep track of lives that are on the go.