10th Year Anniversary

10th year anniversary traditional symbol - tin image

Celebrate your first decade together with an array of 10th year anniversary gifts. The ups and downs that you’ve had. The love and laughter you’ve shared, and the good times to look forward to are all centered around your 10th anniversary. Show your true affection for one another by choosing the perfect gift to mark this special day. If you never know what to get, take note of the traditional, modern, gemstones and appropriate flowers that are connected to the 10th wedding anniversary and get more choice.

The 10th year anniversary is considered to be a big milestone however it is not one of the major anniversaries. The 1st of these is the Silver wedding (25 years)

What is the traditional gift for 10 years of marriage?

The Traditional Anniversary list shows the 10th year anniversary has a theme of Tin. Some publications state that Aluminum is the appropriate traditional theme thus we list this should you wish for an alternative to Tin.

Although those metals aren’t the first thought when it comes to romance, with a little inspiration, imagination, and thought and you can find many fantastic gifts to choose from. Delve into what tin and aluminum are, and you’ll see they are strong, resilient, and pliable, just like a good marriage. Now you can see just why those metals work when it comes to buying your 10th year anniversary gift!

The most popular way to give tin as a gift is either through finding an appropriate pewter gift. Pewter is 95% pure tin, or give a tin containing a gift. Cake tins were a popular choice in the early 1900s. However given modern lives, the ability to make regular use of these is less and hence they are not so popular nowadays.

10th year anniversary modern list symbol - diamond jewelry image10th Anniversary Modern Anniversary Symbol

The traditional theme to the 10th year anniversary often gets replaced by the modern theme of diamond jewelry. As they say, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” and your wife of 10 years will adore a diamond gift. From jewelry, a watch, or even diamond accessories, there is almost no end to the choices you can make for a gift with diamonds on it. It’s a personal gift, something that shows your true love for one another. As diamonds are the strongest stones in the world, they can be a reflection of your love together. Ten years is a long time and a diamond is ideal for marking this monumental occasion.

10 year anniversary appropriate flower - daffodils image

The Flowers anniversary list states Daffodils are the appropriate flowers for the tenth year. Unfortunately, the language of flowers states that the daffodil can mean refusal i.e. “I do not return your affection” so whoever constructed the flower list did not do their homework! Daffodils do have other meanings, however. Chivalrous is an alternate meaning although given the latter I would avoid giving daffodils to your loved one!

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Gemstone Anniversary List theme for 10 years

The Gemstone Anniversary List shows Black Onyx as the gem associated with the 10th Wedding Anniversary.  Lots of folklore and traditions surround gemstones, Black Onyx is said to promote vigor, steadfastness, and stamina. It is also said to aid lesson learning, imparting self-confidence and helping you be at ease in your surroundings. Some folklore claimed wearing onyx around the neck helped to cool lust and promoted chastity. Now that’s going to put you off buying an onyx necklace for your wife!

10 year Anniversary facts and figures

10th year spotlight

On the anniversary of your wedding, you would have been married for

  • 1 Decade which equates to about,
  • 3,652 days (this is dependent upon when leap years have occurred) or,
  • 87,600 hours  or,
  • 5,256,000 minutes which is over,
  • 315 million seconds.

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 27,000 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or 1,140 continuous days; assuming you don’t work together.

You’ve been apart for over 21,000 hours (881 days or 2 years, 5 months) and have had about 8,000 meals together which equates to approximately 4,600 hours of continuous eating!

Whatever you would like to buy for your 10th anniversary, whether it is traditional items made from tin or aluminum or the more modern diamond jewelry, then you simply have so much choice.

Impress, inspire and pamper your loved ones with some stunning jewelry, and household items or add some brightness to their lives with fresh daffodils. Marking the 10th year anniversary, you have a wide range of wedding anniversary gifts to choose from and each one can be perfect for explaining just how much you love your partner.

What’s Next

Next year, being the 11th Wedding Anniversary the traditional gift theme list suggests Steel as the appropriate gift theme. The Modern gift list suggests Fashion Jewelry as the theme. The Gemstone Anniversary List offers Lapis Lazuli and Tiger’s Eye as the gift themes with the appropriate flowers being Morning Glories.

Last year, the 9th Wedding Anniversary the traditional gift theme list suggests Willow and Pottery as the appropriate gift themes. The Modern gift list suggests Leather as the theme. The Gemstone Anniversary List offers Turquoise and Hematite as the gift themes with the appropriate flowers being Poppy.