10 Year Anniversary Gifts - Presents to Celebrate a Decade of Marriage
Are you on the lookout for ideas for 10 year anniversary gifts?
The tenth wedding anniversary is a big one. Not only does it celebrate the end of a decade together, but it's also a milestone.
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The traditional gifts for the 10th wedding anniversary are tin or aluminum, with the modern gift being diamonds. While diamonds might be easier to locate than an attractive gift made out of tin or aluminum, there are still some creative ideas out there that focus on the more traditional aspects of this anniversary.
While searching for 10 year anniversary gifts, one thing that you definitely don't want to do is interpret this too literally. For instance, origami animals made out of aluminum foil might be creative, but chances are your spouse will be expecting something a little more elaborate. On the other hand, making origami animals out of aluminum and then placing them on a beautifully gift-wrapped item might go down very well indeed.
That is actually one of the better ways of including aluminum in the anniversary - by using it as a decorating device rather than as the 10 year anniversary gift itself. Consider using aluminum foil as the wrapping paper for your gift, or use pieces of the foil to help decorate the gift itself. That way, you are still incorporating the aluminum without making it the actual gift.
When it comes to tin, you have a few more options. There are beautiful tin containers that you can find, from modern ones to antiques, and these can hold jewelry, candy, and even garden tools, depending on how large they are. A tin container can also hold tickets to a concert or movie, or even airline tickets to an exotic destination.
Of course, you can also find tea and coffee tins, which might be good if your spouse is a big coffee or tea drinker. However, a tin of Folgers with a ribbon around it might want to be given in conjunction with another gift if you are purchasing it for your spouse. Of course, if you are trying to find something for friends who are celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary, then this might be a perfect 10 year anniversary gift, paired with some coffee mugs.
Other tin items that you might be interested in include tin clocks, tin music boxes, tin wall hangings, and board games that come in tins.
So why is tin important for this anniversary to begin with? Because tin is supposed to signify how a marriage has to be durable and flexible in order to last. Since tin, and ultimately aluminum, is malleable and pliable, it's symbolic of this flexibility.
The official flower of the 10th anniversary is the daffodil, a bright and sunny flower that always looks cheerful. If you want to incorporate the daffodil with your 10 year anniversary gifts, then consider a tin vase with a bouquet of daffodils, or a beautiful daffodil painting in a tin frame.
Lastly, if you want to go more contemporary, then you can always turn to diamonds. Although less traditional, you won't be short of any 10 year anniversary gift ideas in this arena. Of course, you could always try combing all three and purchase a diamond necklace, place it in a tin box, and wrap the box in aluminum foil with a daffodil tied on top. What a combination!
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