If you have been married for 10 years or more, it is time to celebrate. The traditional ten year anniversary presents are no longer just silver, plated or gold. The new age ten year celebration is centered around the precious metals of gold and silver. The ten year mark has become a time for couples to "return to the roots" of their relationship and commit to each other with meaningful and sentimental ten year anniversary gifts. Here are some suggestions that are sure to please:
The most traditional ten year anniversary gifts are those related to a major milestone. For instance, your spouse or partner may have reached a certain number of miles for their goal or they may have tied the knot. These types of milestones are usually related to travel, such as getting from point A to point B or achieving a lifetime goal. A few other examples of ten year anniversaries associated with travel would be the franchise or business owner who opens a new branch, the professional athlete who becomes the first male to complete a particular competition or the first family in a new home.
Another type of significant milestone is the wedding anniversary. Your partner or spouse may have started their own company or taken the plunge and married someone else. An original wedding anniversary gift can be anything related to the wedding such as a beautiful certificate book with a dozen pictures of the happy day, a framed painting or a unique piece of artwork. Other options are personalized crystal gifts such as a diamond anniversary ring, or wedding anniversary stones such as an original engagement ring with the date of the ceremony. These types of wedding anniversary stones can be given as a gift to someone else or placed within an impressive scrapbook album.
The tenth anniversary is another significant anniversary, in fact one of the most common anniversary gifts. This is usually reached by the end of the marriage or the arrival of a new child, whichever comes first. Some anniversary gifts relating to this time period might include a letter or card containing a poem written to the couple or the birth of a baby. Some anniversary gifts which can be given on this occasion are anniversary rings or candles, or perhaps a pen set with a message engraved on the pen.
The next milestone may relate to a decade, such as that experienced during the golden age of music, or even a generation. For example, the decade of the 1960's is commonly referred to as the "decade of self love". This may have had some influence on the way people carried themselves as they entered their golden years, and as such they would have been considered more relaxed and sociable. Some people like to mark their decade of anniversary by creating a CD or DVD collection of favourite songs or a film of their life journey.
Some anniversaries may mark a religious institution or religious event. These could be a milestone in the life of the person, such as their coming into the faith or their ordination. An example of an anniversary gift related to this could be a Bible or book of devotion, or perhaps a rosary bead to symbolize their commitment to their faith. Religious gifts are normally very specific, for example they may have to include a cross or a pendant to mark the faith.
Another anniversary may mark a natural calamity. These could be natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods. These are often marked by the giving of wreaths and cards. A gift of this type is appropriate if the anniversary is centered around the disaster, for example if it was the first anniversary since the tragedy. However, many people still like to give anniversary gifts in anticipation of something else.
There are a wide range of options available when it comes to anniversaries. It is important to make sure that you choose a gift that will remind the recipient of the giver, of the time in which they lived and of their love for that person. Some great ideas for ten year anniversaries include buying a beautiful anniversary box with a personal message from the giver, purchasing a calendar or photo album, a clock or piece of artwork, or a blanket or cuddly toy.