10 Year Anniversary Gifts

If you’re approaching a decade of marriage, first let us say congrats! That’s a HUGE accomplishment, but we probably don’t need to tell you that. For those looking to commemorate the major milestone, we’ve got some great resources here. In this guide, we’re going to look at the best 10 year anniversary gifts, the traditional and modern gifts (according to the powers that be), and some amazing tips to help you plan and execute an incredible and memorable celebration.

Traditional 10 Year Anniversary Gifts:

  • Anniversary Stone: Diamond or Blue Sapphire
  • Anniversary Flower: Daffodil
  • Modern U.S. Gift: Diamond Jewelry
  • Traditional U.S. Gift: Tin or Aluminum
  • Traditional U.K. Gift: Tin

10 Year Anniversary Gifts

The “decade milestone” is no simple feat, and definitely warrants a BIG celebration. It’s a time to show your spouse or significant other the gratitude you have for the journey you have shared in together. As this is certainly a pretty big deal, we’ve selected a list of top notch 10 year anniversary gifts below to help you navigate the gift selection process. And if you’re really feeling like earning extra brownie points, a lot of these gifts are even great to mix-and-match together.

1. VIZIO 75 inch 4K Smart TV

Vizio 75 Inch 4K Television

Looking to make a huge impact with your 10 year anniversary gift? Look no further than VIZIO’s giant television set! You will experience true cinematic color and crystal clear high resolution images on this UHD LED HDR TV. Whoa… now that’s a lot of acronyms.

  • The number #1 American-made brand for tv’s and sound bars.
  • Perfect for the tech savvy person in your life, and user friendly for those who aren’t.
  • Apple AirPlay and ChromeCast built-in, cast anything from your device to the screen.

2. Men’s Fossil Dillon Pilot Bag

Fossil Men's Eco Leather Laptop Bag

This versatile laptop work bag made from eco leather is the perfect gift to show your man how much you appreciate him. This bag can hold a laptop up to 15 inches, and has several pockets and compartments to hold pens, cell phone, wallet, etc. This bag will certainly be one of the best 10 year anniversary gifts for him, and a gift that keeps on giving for years to come.

  • Best laptop bag for the eco-minded individual, made from eco friendly leather.
  • Versatile construction and truly classic style for the fashionable man on-the-go.

3. 1 CT. TW Stella Diamond Ring

Clean Origin's 1 Carat Total Weight Stella Design Diamond Anniversary Ring

The most popular 10 year anniversary gift has always been the diamond anniversary band. This band that may be worn in-between the engagement ring and the wedding band, or on the right hand. A truly timeless way to share your love and admiration for the person who means so much to you.

  • At 3mm in width, this anniversary band is perfect for maximum sparkle and comfort.
  • Made from lab-created diamonds so you can feel good about the origin of this ring.

4. Seiko Street Series Diver’s Solar 200m Men’s Watch

Seiko Men's Prospex SNJ031 Diver's Watch Watch

This watch is a modern spin on an old Seiko classic watch from 1982. The original Arnie diver’s watch is a cult classic as far as watch lover’s are concerned, and this modern twist on the Arnie will leave him speechless!

  • Perfect for the scuba diver in your life with water resistant casing for depths up to 200m.
  • Very large watch face for ease of reading, or for those who just want to show off.

5. Wine Lover’s Ultimate Gift Basket

Wine Lovers Wine Gift Basket

This is a perfect 10 year anniversary gift for the person who appreciates the finer things in life, like a nice bottle of wine. This basket has it all! From wine to cheese, this is an all-in-one charcuterie wine party ready to go wherever.

  • Amazing gift for an intimate stay-at-home evening with you sweetie.
  • Perfect gift for a romantic picnic in the park or even your own backyard.
  • Basket contains everything you need, bottle opener, cutting board, cheese knife, etc.

6. POLY & BARK Napa Sofa in Full-Grain Pure-Aniline Italian Leather

Sofa in Full-Grain Italian Leather

When it comes to wedding anniversary gifts, perhaps you like to be more practical with your gift giving with a gift you both can enjoy for years to come. Enter this beautiful Italian leather sofa. Available in a variety of sizes, configurations and colors, this is an option that will last a lifetime.

  • Perfect addition to any home office, man cave or living room.
  • High quality sofa for the person who appreciates design, style and longevity.
  • Simple assembly in less than 5 minutes.

7. Three Dozen Premium Long Stemmed Red Roses

3 Dozen Long Stem Red Roses in a Clear Glass Vase

Looking for a truly romantic 10 year anniversary gift? Look no further. Long stem red roses are the epitome of romantic gestures. Three dozen stunning long stem red roses will be an incredible addition to your celebration evening. Pair these with an epic candle lite dinner and you will score some major brownie points.

  • 3 dozen long stem red roses perfect for the woman in your life who adores flowers.
  • Red roses exude romance and passion.
  • Want to make her truly speechless? Order 1 dozen roses for every year celebrated!

8. Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera, Wi-Fi Enabled

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera, Wi-Fi Enabled

For that special person in your life who loves taking photos and videos, especially for live streaming, check out this incredible camera from Canon. This digital camera has all the bells and whistles perfect for your wife or husband.

  • Wi-Fi enabled camera, 3 inch LCD touch screen, 26.2 megapixel full frame sensor.
  • Amazing gift for the YouTube star in your life who does live streaming.

9. Ethel M’s Anniversary Custom Collection Chocolates Box

Ethel M brand Anniversary Custom Collection Large Chocolates Box

Chocolate is the perfect addition to any anniversary celebration, especially, this large box of chocolates made by Ethel M chocolatier located in Las Vegas, NV (Viva Las Vegas!). We love being able to hand select the chocolates which will be awaiting your sweetheart inside this beautiful chocolate box.

  • Perfect gift for those who have a sweet tooth and love high quality chocolate.
  • Completely customizable so you will only get the chocolates you want.
  • Beautiful copper box adorned with a special Happy Anniversary ribbon.

10. Hybrid Fossil Smartwatch HR Monroe Rose Gold-Tone Stainless Steel

Women's Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch HR Monroe Rose-Gold Tone Stainless Steel

We love the functionality of this gorgeous women’s watch! It is a hybrid of a smartwatch and an analog watch. This watch is the perfect 10 year anniversary gift for the woman in your life who loves watches and staying on top of her fitness goals.

  • Connects to your phone to help keep you up to speed on your daily activity level.
  • Amazing gift for the woman who appreciates style and focusing on her health.

11. Henkel’s Modernist 14-pc Knife Block Set

J.A. Henkel's 14 piece Knife Block Set

This knife block set is the cat’s pajamas, or the dog’s tuxedo, as far as 10 year anniversary gifts are concerned. Never worry about sharpening your knives or the knife blades becoming dull again! This knife block has built-in self sharpening gadgets to keep the blade nice and straight (aka sharp).

  • Perfect gift for foodies and those who enjoy entertaining (it comes with 6 steak knives).
  • The self-sharpening knife block is a huge win for this professional grade knife set!

12. Samsonite Winfield 2 Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels, 3-Piece Set

amsonite 3 PC Luggage Set in dark teal color

You may be considering taking a trip for your 10 year anniversary gift, and a wonderful addition to any trip is this 3-piece luggage set from Samsonite. Available in a plethora of colors and three convenient sizes, this luggage set is everything you could need.

  • Comes in many colors, including deeper tones which help to hide scuffs.
  • High style luggage set for the person who likes to look good while traveling.

13. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

Ember Temperature Control Smart Coffee Mug, 10 oz. size in Copper color

We’ve all been there, the reheated morning cup of coffee… yuck. Check out the world’s first ever smart coffee mug which actually keeps your coffee hot for up to 1.5 hours on a single charge. This is the 10 year anniversary gift your spouse or significant other will absolutely LOVE!

  • Perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life.
  • Made from high quality stainless steel, built in LED light to indicate coffee is hot.
  • Control your coffee’s temperature from an app on your phone… too cool!

14. KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Professional 600 Series Stand Mixer 6 Quart Capacity

This is the stand mixer which puts all other stand mixers to shame. The greatest feature to have in a stand mixer outside of proven quality, is the bowl-lift feature. This stand mixer is any avid baker’s spirit animal. They will feel like you truly understand their needs and the art of their craft with this 10 year anniversary gift.

  • The ultimate in professional quality stand mixers for all level cooks and bakers.
  • Available in 21 colors, so you can find the perfect color for your boo.

How to Choose the Best 10 Year Anniversary Gift

  • Know your history – When you can get a gift that taps into what your husband or wife loves as well as the history of the milestone, it’s a big win. Additionally, it shows that you put in some extra effort that is sure to score you some brownie points. At the top of this guide, we talk about what the traditional 10 year anniversary gifts are, as well the modern adaptations.
  • Don’t feel obligated to the history – Yes, we’re about to contradict ourselves. Just because the world tells you that you’re supposed to get a certain type of gift doesn’t mean you have to. You’ll notice that a lot of the 10 year wedding anniversary gifts we recommend don’t fall into the confines of history’s “rules.” Get what your boo is going to love the most. Or you can always get two gifts with one giving the nod to history and one that they’ll truly love.
  • Listen for clues – Have they talked about something they like or want recently? Your husband or wife may know that the big day is coming up and might be trying to do you a favor and help with some ideas. If they left you in the dark, that’s okay. That’s what this guide is all about!
  • Spend appropriately – Guess how many 10 year anniversary celebrations you’re going to have in your life? Probably just the one. So, with that in mind, don’t skimp on the gift—under one circumstance. That circumstance is that it still stays within your budget. The worst thing you can do is buy a great gift but put yourself into a financial hardship. Find the balance, save what you need, and get the perfect gift.
  • Don’t ignore the romance – We’re not pointing fingers here, but there is one side of the aisle that tends to struggle with being emotional and romantic about anniversaries. If that feels like the group you fall into, consider giving in for this anniversary milestone. It’s not every year that you have your 10 year anniversary, and you’re not going to get a second chance to make it up. Do it up, do it big, and put your hear into it.

Background on 10 Year Anniversary Gifts

  • Anniversary Stone: Diamond or Blue Sapphire
  • Anniversary Flower: Daffodil
  • Modern U.S. Gift: Diamond Jewelry
  • Traditional U.S. Gift: Tin or Aluminum
  • Traditional U.K. Gift: Tin

Couples who make it to 10 year anniversaries deserve more than just a hearty congratulations. It’s a big deal to hit the first-decade mark, primarily because the first few years are the most challenging.

Eight years is the average for U.S. divorces, so 10 is a real achievement. That’s why it makes sense that valuable diamonds commemorate the 10th anniversary.

Double-Duty Diamonds for Anniversaries

Diamonds are both the 10 year anniversary gemstone and the contemporary U.S. gift theme, while tin or aluminum are traditional choices. The sparkling jewels, often part of engagement rings as well, represent longevity and love. What could be more romantic to start your double-digit years?

There’s another gemstone option for 10th anniversaries, though. You could go with blue sapphires, which are the number one choice for 5 year anniversaries and 25 year anniversaries. If you started a tradition with a sapphire anniversary at year five, you could expand on it for ten.

It might seem strange to put diamonds for modern 10 year anniversary gifts and the traditional tin or aluminum themes in the same category. But are you aware that tin and aluminum represent durability and flexibility?

When you look at it that way, either one is just as romantic as diamonds, as long as you pick the proper gift. That’s where our 10 year anniversary guide can be a gamechanger.

How Many People Reach the 10th Anniversary Milestone?

Sometimes marriage gets a bad rap. Many people like to talk about failed unions instead of long-lasting ones. But the divorce rate is actually declining, so 10 year anniversary celebrations are much more common.

We’ve looked at several sources, all revealing a drop in divorces, particularly since the 1980s. After the turn of the 21st century, three out of four couples made it to the big ten mark, and that number is slowly rising.

The U.S. state with long-lasting unions

Did you know that more Illinois-based couples are likely to make it to their 10 year anniversaries? That’s because Illinois has the lowest divorce rate in the country. Just 1.3 people per 1,000 population are battling it out in Illinois courts for custody and division of assets.

Can you guess some of the other states with low divorce rates?

Behind Illinois is Massachusetts, Texas, Iowa, and Georgia.

Celebrity 10 Year Anniversary Success Stories

Celebrity and longevity don’t always go hand in hand. But there are quite a few famous couples that are still going strong, even after ten years.

The following are a dozen celebrity marriages that have recently passed the 10 year anniversary mark.

  • Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – Prince William and Kate Middleton
  • Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
  • John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
  • Kevin Jonas and Danielle Jonas
  • Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
  • Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy
  • Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker
  • Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham
  • Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
  • Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal

FAQs

Did you know that the 10 year anniversary is one of the most celebrated along with 25 years?

If you’re approaching a decade, you probably have more questions than what gemstone is traditional? So, we thought we’d answer a few frequently asked questions about 10th anniversary parties and commemorations.

Should you plan your own 10 year anniversary party?

When you get to 25 years, you might have children excited about throwing you a big silver celebration. At ten years, though, it’s perfectly acceptable to plan your own party unless you have family or friends who want to take the reins.

What are some traditional décor ideas for a 10th anniversary celebration?

There aren’t any written rules you have to abide by these days. If you appreciate a more traditional approach, then you’ll find that most 10th anniversary color schemes are blue and silver. As far as floral arrangements, daffodils are the flower of choice to commemorate a blissful decade. But you can be an anniversary rebel and take an entirely different route, as anything goes as long as you and your spouse are on board.

Do you have some ideas to make a 10th anniversary party extra-special?

The sky’s the limit with what you can do for your ten-year celebration. But a few tips and tricks include:

  • Use photos, similar floral arrangements, and other décor from your wedding. If you have a similar guest list, they’ll get a kick out of revisiting that special day with you.
  • Duplicate your wedding invitation for your 10 year anniversary party.
  • Incorporate tin in your guest favors, like tin bottles or picture frames.
  • Celebrate everyone else as well – whether married or single, use photos or design a slideshow that includes all of your guests with memories from the past decade.
  • Don’t feel that you have to take the elegant route. You can have fun replicating a formal wedding in your backyard or even at a park or the beach.

How do couples celebrate 10th anniversaries without parties?

There aren’t any steadfast rules for 10 year anniversaries, party or not. Just have fun with it. But if you need a bit of inspiration, check out our gift guide, and here are a few things you can do to make the big ten extra special.

  • Honeymoon part Deux – do it all over again, visiting the same place, hotel, etc.
  • Rely on a different meaning of diamond and visit a diamond-rated resort, hotel, or restaurant.
  • Take a class or participate in a new experience – cooking, wine tasting, foreign language, beer-making.
  • Throw a party exclusively for you and your wedding party. If you had a rehearsal dinner, go back to the same restaurant.
  • Go all-in with 10 year anniversary tradition – tin, diamonds, and daffodils.