20 Tin or Aluminum Anniversary Gifts for Your Tenth Wedding Anniversary | Kudoboard Blog (2023)

Wow, ok give us a minute to just applaud you. Ten years?!!! Ten years. This is huge. Wow.

Congrats. This wedding anniversary is an important one, and we want to help you celebrate it in style. We’ll share some excellent aluminum (or tin) anniversary gifts for your significant other, gifts to give to a couple celebrating their tenth anniversary, or ways to celebrate beyond your wedding anniversary gift ideas (did someone say anniversary party?).

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Year 10: Aluminum or Tin

Don’t tell my high school chemistry teacher, but I’d completely forgotten anything he taught me about aluminum and tin being different materials. They are similar elements-soft, malleable, and incredibly useful-so it makes sense that they’re confused. Aluminum and tin are both popular for their anti-corrosive qualities and the ability to recycle.

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Snooze, right? Why would we bother with aluminum or tin for this monumental anniversary? Because despite the slightly boring reputation tin might have for their years of work in the soup aisle, there’s actually some really great symbolism behind these materials.

Durability: Both tin and aluminum are highly durable materials, making them a prime choice for outdoor tools that need to withstand rain, shine, wind, and anything else the elements might throw at it. Your marriage has withstood plenty in 10 years, and you’re still standing. Like tin and aluminum you need to be tough and durable.

Flexibility: Tin and aluminum are prized for their flexibility. Because they are malleable materials, they can be molded, stamped, and used for customized needs more easily without compromising strength. It’s a good symbol for the flexibility you’ve developed and will need to use in the future of your strong relationship.

Shine: Many metals are highly corrosive, meaning they succumb to progressive rust over time. Tin and aluminum are more resistant to corrosion, which is why they’re often used as plating and for outdoor materials. After 10 years, your relationship has shown that it can resist the corrosive elements of selfishness, temptation, and pride. You still shine.

20 Tin or Aluminum Anniversary Gifts

I’ll admit I was a little worried about finding good gifts made from tin or aluminum (especially because I’m celebrating a 10th wedding anniversary this summer!) but I actually had to trim down the list because there were so many incredible aluminum anniversary ideas. Aluminum and tin are useful, which means lots of 10th anniversary gift ideas that your spouse will actually enjoy.

We’ve broken this into his and hers, but I don’t know your spouse! Get them the gift that screams “OMG THEY WOULD LOVE THIS” regardless of its classification.

10th Anniversary Gifts for Him

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1. Aluminum camping table

I should admit upfront that I am not what you’d call an “outdoor girl” and will hopefully never have to camp again. That being said, I do enjoy being outside and this table is actually pretty in addition to being useful. Camping, dining al fresco, setting up outdoor crafts so your kids don’t destroy your kitchen... this table could do it all.

2. Cocktail tools

Is your man an aspiring bartender? Maybe you’ve gotten into creating your favorite drinks at home during the pandemic. If they like mixing drinks, you have so many great aluminum options to level up their skills:

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3. Custom license plate

License plates are made of malleable aluminum, and a customized vanity plate can be a fun, quirky anniversary gift that thinks outside the box. Not to mention it’ll be a gift they can see and show off every time they jump in the driver’s seat. Check with your local DMV for available plates and prices.

4. Survival kit

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I already mentioned that I’m not an outdoor girl, but I have watched a lot of zombie movies and I think this might be the coolest survival kit I’ve ever seen. Part aluminium flashlight, part storage for survival tools like trail markers and water purification tablets, it’s basically a ticket for survival. Even if your spouse isn’t into the outdoors, it’s a great tool to have in your car for long or remote drives.

5. Stamped ring

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Anniversary rings or additional wedding bands are common for the 10th wedding anniversary, but that doesn’t mean they have to be fussy-or even match your original wedding set. Try a unique wood pattern or a customized word or phrase that’s meaningful to your loved one.

6. Stamped guitar pick

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This modern gift is so much cooler than a stuffy, traditional gift. A customized guitar pick for your rockstar is a sweet and timeless way to mark your tenth anniversary. You can opt for a traditional pick they can use to jam, or get a keychain or bookmark version.

7. Vintage aluminum fan

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I placed this in the men’s category simply because my husband is literally always running the fan and freezing me out, but I probably wouldn’t be as mad if it was coming from this stylish vintage fan. It’s not too big, so you can put it on a desk, bookshelf, or countertop without it being too big or tacky-looking.

8. Wi-fi projector

This is the sickest aluminum gadget. You get a four hour battery to watch anything you want, beamed through wi-fi. It’s a little pricier, but would make a perfect couple gift and family investment. Enjoy movies in the backyard or send kids down to binge the latest cartoon series in an unfinished basement room.

9. Adjustable laptop stand

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Many Americans have made the shift to permanent remote work, so it’s a worthy investment to create a work setup that fits your needs. If your spouse wants more flexibility in their home office, this aluminum adjustable laptop stand is a particularly considerate and useful anniversary gift.

10. Daily carries

Something your husband will wear or carry every single day makes for a thoughtful and sentimental anniversary gift-especially if it’s personalized. Try a tie clip, money clip, or this unique aluminum tactical pen for a gift he’ll treasure every day.

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10th Anniversary Gifts for Her

1. Tins

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Vintage tins are so cool and so broad! There are so many incredible options for thoughtful anniversary gifts, all wrapped up in a cute and useful tin. No matter what your wife is into, you can figure out the perfect anniversary gift in a cute tin that will stand out.

2. Jewelry

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We’ve talked about jewelry at length but we are NOT gonna stop now. Jewelry can be a hit-or-miss, but if done correctly it can become a treasured heirloom. The key is to think about what your wife already wears and loves. Don’t buy her something you’ve never seen her wear, or something too fancy for her to feel comfortable wearing. If she normally wears silver-stick to silver. If she doesn’t wear a lot of jewelry, consider a keychain or small charm she can display elsewhere.

I love minimalist necklaces that can be worn daily, like this pretty aluminum pendant. Personalized stamped charms or bracelets can also make a funny anniversary gift if you use an inside joke or quirky detail. Get something that will make her smile!

3. Daffodils

Alright, we’re getting a little off-theme here, but daffodils are just so happy! Each anniversary has a designated flower, and for the tenth anniversary the bright and resilient daffodil reigns supreme. If none of the tin or aluminum anniversary gifts are standing out, consider a bouquet of daffodils, or a daffodil print on something she loves to pay tribute to this big anniversary.

4. A special photograph

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A romantic gift for your tenth anniversary is a lovely picture of the two of you. You can lean into the ten year anniversary theme by choosing a stamped frame or, my personal favorite, a metal photo. Photos printed on metal can withstand the elements for outdoor decor, and look especially stunning with a mounted spotlight. We recommend a romantic photo of the two of you, but a work of art might be a better fit for your loved one.

5. Ring upgrade or anniversary band

Another non-aluminum anniversary gift idea here, but it’s a really, REALLY good one. Did you know many jewelers have upgrade programs? You can bring in your wedding ring and upgrade the stone, redesign, or get an entirely new ring for a discount. After 10 years, it’s likely that your wife’s style has changed. Why not let her upgrade?

Similarly, an anniversary band is a popular choice. Diamonds are the stone of ten year anniversaries, as they score a perfect 10 on the Mohs scale. They’re shiny, timeless, and incredibly durable. (But if she isn’t into diamonds, don’t worry.) An anniversary band can stack with her engagement ring and wedding band, or you can get a right hand ring. These rings are often more funky and interesting than the demure and classic styles favored for weddings.

6. Countertop juicer

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This juicer is no joke. The retro look makes it totally worthy of living on your countertop, and the quick access for juicing a variety of fruits. And vegetables too I guess, but gross.

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7. Full length mirror

Do you have a full length mirror? And, no, the ones that hang on the back of your college dorm door don’t count. A REAL full length mirror is a grown up staple. It’s incredibly useful and a beautiful home decor item-truly a marriage of form and function. This gorgeous mirror comes in black and gold.

8. Candles

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Candles are always a pretty safe bet when it comes to gifts, and it’s easy to find one in a tin instead of glass (plus you don’t have to worry about dropping it). Choosing a handcrafted candle with a unique or personal scent is a great nod to your relationship.

9. Apple Watch

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The aluminum frame of this iconic watch makes it a bullseye for the tenth anniversary. If your spouse already has an Apple Watch, consider upgrading them to the newest model, getting a protective edge, a new charging stand, or a cool watch band.

10. Planter

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A beautiful planter is such a great gift because it’s multi-functional. If your spouse has green thumbs, they can use a planter inside or out to grow their favorite plants. If, like me, your spouse can’t keep plants alive to save their own life... fake plants exist. Go small or go big, according to your style and budget. Bonus points for swinging by a local nursery to fill the planter with soil and an interesting plant.

Celebrating the 10th Wedding Anniversary

Ten years is exciting. You’ve come so far from the little babies who decided to make the ultimate commitment all those years ago. Ten years ago I had no idea what our marriage and our life would look like together at this point, and thankfully it’s been a pleasant surprise. Some marriages see more than their fair share of struggle and unpredictability in this first decade, and it’s possible that your ten year anniversary doesn’t look at all like you’d hoped.

The key to this monumental anniversary is expressing appreciation for everything that’s happened-good and bad. You need gratitude for the hard things, the terrible things, the unexpected things, and the person who helped you overcome them.

Take a trip down memory lane to remember (and appreciate!!!) the naive little people you were ten years ago. Flip through your photo album, and try to identify the things that are even better today than you could have hoped on that fancy day, in those fancy clothes.

Our deepest congratulations and fist bumps for making it to this incredible benchmark. Here’s to another ten!

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What do you give for your 10th year wedding anniversary? ›

10th Anniversary: Tin or Aluminum

The decade-long anniversary gift is traditionally tin or aluminum, which symbolize the strength and resilience of your marriage. For a modern 10th-anniversary gift, turn to every girl's best friend: diamonds. This rare gem reflects your 10-year marriage's love and durability.

Why is tin an anniversary gift? ›

Every year of marriage is worth celebrating, but especially when you've been going a decade strong. Traditionally, tin or aluminum is meant to commemorate the 10th wedding anniversary. Known for their resilience and inability to rust, they symbolize the durability of your marriage.

What is 10th anniversary called? ›

Decennial Tin

What is the symbol for 10 years of marriage? ›

The traditional 10th anniversary gift is tin, symbolising how a successful marriage needs to be flexible and stable, and able to be bent without being broken. Tin symbolises preservation and longevity. In the past, food was stored in tin-plated iron cans.

What signifies a 10th wedding anniversary? ›

To mark 10 years, the wedding anniversary gift is traditionally tin – which doesn't sound particularly romantic, but the fact it symbolises strength and resilience certainly is. If you want to go down the traditional route, presents that represent tin will nod to your long-lasting commitment.

What color is for 10 year anniversary? ›

10th Anniversary: Silver or Blue.

What is a tin or aluminum gift? ›

Traditionally, tin or aluminum is meant to commemorate the 10th wedding anniversary. Known for their resilience and inability to rust, they symbolize the durability of your marriage. But if you want to give—or receive—a bit more glamorous of a gift, you might prefer the more modern 10th-anniversary gift.

What is 20 years married called? ›

Wedding anniversary names common to most nations include: Wooden (5th), Tin (10th), Crystal (15th), China (20th), Silver (25th), Pearl (30th), Ruby (40th), Golden (50th), and Diamond (60th).

How do you say marriage anniversary? ›

Marriage Anniversary or Wedding Anniversary || Marriage vs Wedding

What are you supposed to get for each anniversary? ›

Anniversary Gifts By Year
  • 1st Anniversary: Paper.
  • 2nd Anniversary: Cotton.
  • 3rd Anniversary: Leather.
  • 4th Anniversary: Fruit or Flowers.
  • 5th Anniversary: Wood.
  • 6th Anniversary: Candy or Iron.
  • 7th Anniversary: Wool or Copper.
  • 8th Anniversary: Pottery or Bronze.
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Can aluminum jewelry get wet? ›

Take off your aluminum rings and bracelets while cleaning, staining wood, or doing other tasks that involve chemicals. Be aware that the darkened stamped areas can fade if your jewelry is worn while swimming, showering, washing dishes, etc. Like all jewelry, it tends to not like water.

What things are made of aluminum? ›

Furniture items made from aluminum include tables, chairs, lamps, picture frames and decorative panels. Of course, the foil in your kitchen is aluminum, as well as pots and frying pans which are frequently made from aluminum.

What is the Colour of aluminium metal? ›

aluminum (Al), also spelled aluminium, chemical element, a lightweight silvery white metal of main Group 13 (IIIa, or boron group) of the periodic table.

What's the hardest year of marriage? ›

According to relationship therapist Aimee Hartstein, LCSW, as it turns out, the first year really is the hardest—even if you've already lived together. In fact, it often doesn't matter if you've been together for multiple years, the start of married life is still tricky.

What is the jewel for 10th anniversary? ›

10th Anniversary – Crystal or Green Tourmaline.

What is the symbol for 20 years of marriage? ›

China Platinum

What is the gift for every year of marriage? ›

For each year of marriage, there are certain types of traditional gifts to give.
Anniversary Gifts for Each Year.
YearTraditional GiftModern Gift
3rdLeatherCrystal, Glass
4thLinen, SilkElectrical Appliances
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What color is for 20th anniversary? ›

20th Anniversary: Emerald Green or White.

How do you make an anniversary party special? ›

9 Special 50th Anniversary Party Ideas
  1. Create a slideshow or movie. Source: Peerspace. ...
  2. Add touches of gold. Source: Peerspace. ...
  3. Toast the couple. Source: Peerspace. ...
  4. Pick a venue that matches their personalities. ...
  5. Pay tribute to their wedding day. ...
  6. Make a romantic mixtape. ...
  7. Host couples' games. ...
  8. Surprise the couple with a photoshoot.
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What is the 20th anniversary gift? ›

The traditional 20th wedding anniversary gift is fine china or porcelain, which is a beautiful representation of the delicate balance a couple's mastered in their relationship after 20 years together.

How do you celebrate 20 years of marriage? ›

20th Wedding Anniversary Ideas
  1. Keep It Traditional. Go totally traditional with a themed tea set for those late afternoon teas you'll both enjoy in each other's company or even a full-fledged dinner set for formal family dinners and other grand parties at home. ...
  2. Go Modern. ...
  3. Bring It Together With Green and White.

Has anyone ever had a 90th wedding anniversary? ›

The longest marriage recorded (although not officially recognized) is a granite wedding anniversary (90 years) between Karam and Kartari Chand, who both lived in the United Kingdom, but were married in India. Karam and Kartari Chand married in 1925 and died in 2016 and 2019 respectively.

Is 20th wedding anniversary special? ›

If you're nearing your 20th anniversary then congrats—you've made it! 20 years is a lot to celebrate. The two of you have been through two decades of ups and downs as a married couple, and now you get to commemorate that special day with one (or more) well-deserved gifts.

What Stone is 10 years of marriage? ›

8Bronze, salt or tourmaline
10Tin, aluminium or diamond
11Steel or turquoise
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