Great Gift Ideas for a Tin Wedding Anniversary
You’ve accomplished a decade of marriage to your partner, an awesome achievement that is most definitely worthy of a big celebration! If you’ve made it to this point in your martial relationship, you and your partner are thriving on the importance of reliability and flexibility. You’ve adapted to each other’s wants and needs, and can trust each other for reassurance whenever necessary. You’ve created an unbreakable bond, where marriage vows become concrete and consistency is key.
You’ve survived the ‘seven-year-itch’ (popularised by Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s), which psychologically suggests happiness in relationships begins to falter after seven years of marriage, with partners tiring of each other. If you can make it past this infamous stage, we say anything is possible! So, on this very special anniversary, how can you show your husband or wife how special they are to you on this noteworthy anniversary, without falling into the trap of producing clichés and out-worn ideas? Although buying a bouquet of gorgeous daffodils to symbolise the ten-year mark is a cheerful gesture, it shows you’ve done the basic research but doesn’t quite illustrate you’ve considered the importance of spending a decade together.
Our key piece of advice is to rack your brain and ensure you’re thinking of the most important factor in this situation: your partner. Although that sounds silly, it can be easier than you first imagine to become caught up in frantically attempting to organise ‘the perfect day’, without actually thinking about your partner’s wants and needs. Inundated by gifts and date ideas online can lead you to choosing a stereotypical present that has no bearings to your partner’s desire. We suggest you take the time out to collect a list of the important places and events that have occurred throughout your 10 years together, and come up with a gift that combines memories specific to you as a pair!
What special places have you visited in the past which you can return to, to create new memories in? Would your partner appreciate a personal date, just the two of you? Or would they appreciate you organising for friends and family to join in on the wonderful celebration? Would whisking away your partner for a surprise treat be a good idea? These are all questions you must ask yourself when considering this big day!
The easiest way to incorporate your relationship into your present is through a personalised gift: it shows you have taken the time to directly involve yourself with the gift making process. You can include dates and messages that incorporate your relationship, and it creates a keepsake that can be cherished for the rest of your marriage. Traditionally, 10 years is signified by the symbol tin – an element that at first may leave you baffled for ideas. Unlike wood, which can be carved and engraved to create dazzling pieces of furniture, tin appears inflexible to adaptation. Yet, at a decade of marriage, you no longer need to create elaborate shows of affection to clarify your love in outlandish, expensive ways. This is the anniversary when you and your partner are stable and assured, and gifts can turn to precious, meaningful keepsakes instead. Tin perfectly symbolises the purity of your marriage, as it has low toxicity and is resistant to corrosion, whilst still being pliable. It is used to symbolize how a successful marriage needs flexibility to reach this milestone.
Here, at Smart Gifts, we have a wonderful range of beautiful tin gifts that can be personalised to your liking to create the perfect anniversary gift. We've included some of these in our Top Six Tin Anniversary Gift Ideas below...
BIG LOVE COOKIE TIN
What better way to express your love than with a tin full of cookies, decorated in stars and the wording "BIG LOVE".
PERSONALISED IT'S TEA O'CLOCK TEA CADDY
Each personalised tea caddy comes supplied with approximately 25 teabags. The tin has a silver matt finish with a hinged lid and is tin plated.
LOVE LETTERS TIN BOX
A romantic love letters tin box, perfect for Valetine's Day or an anniversary. Use this tin box to keep keepsakes, photographs, letters and memories in.
This is a beautiful keepsake family tree or wedding tree with your names and date. With a faux tin background printed on real metal in full color, it is just perfect for the 10th wedding anniversary.
CORNISH TIN CAN CUFFLINKS
A quirky, endearing gift for any occasion. One of our most popular designs for over a decade, these 'Tin Can' cufflinks are sure to be a welcome gift for any occasion, including your 10th Wedding Anniversary.
ANTIQUE MESSAGE JUG
This tin pitcher is an ideal gift for those who enjoy shabby chic design! Complete with an antique finish that gives a rustic feel and a heart shaped chalk board to the front for writing an messages you like.