Congratulations! Together, the two of you have weathered a decade, and it’s time to celebrate in style. This year, the traditional list gets a little elemental, highlighting two oft-overlooked metals, tin and aluminum. But don’t settle for a roll of foil or a DVD copy of 1996 Kevin Costner rom-com Tin Cup—have a look at our top ten picks to celebrate your ten years instead, and discover a world of metallic goodies, from reclaimed cookbook stands to matching bracelets to centuries-old games redesigned. And worry not, modern friends; we haven’t forgotten you. With diamond jewelry your designated gift, you’re bringing the bling for the first time this year—and our pick will help you get a little personal, too.
Traditional: Tin and Aluminum
This magnetic frame comes ready to hang, with reclaimed plywood and roofing tin all set to add a rustic touch to your favorite five-by-seven inch family photo.
After ten years, why not cement your bond with a pair of matching bracelets? Each is engraved, with one for the little spoon, the other for the big, so you’ll never accidentally swap.
Each of these made-in-Hungary cookbook stands is unique, crafted from salvaged tin and reclaimed timber sourced from European buildings. Ideal for your beloved baker, it’s just the right size to cradle their iPad, too.
Other half got a penchant for fine EVOO? This certified organic California variety tastes good and looks even better thanks to its shiny aluminum trappings—and the bottle’s recyclable, too.
If your honey’s an aircraft aficionado, this bottle opener crafted from the fuselage of an authentic Pan Am Boeing 707 will be sure to please. A little Pan Am logo even ups the nostalgia factor.
This little cutie adds spice to your meals—literally. Perfect for the sweetheart who appreciates a good dose of nutmeg (or ginger, or lemon zest, or… well, we could go on and on), it’s handmade by artisans in Japan.
For a truly uncommon take on the 10-year theme, consider maker Jerry Moran’s tiny airplane. It’s cast from bits of real aircraft aluminum.
Has your family grown a little after 10 years? Worry not: With this set of eight personalizable napkin rings, everyone will get their very own seat at the table, and if your spouse is a seasoned entertainer, they’ll come as a welcome anniversary gift.
We can’t neglect the musically inclined among us. After all, who hasn’t gone sifting through their attic only to find Dad’s old acoustic guitar? If your partner has a habit of penning little ditties of their own, consider this suite of three picks handmade from recycled metals to celebrate your 10th anniversary.
Show the world how much in love the pair of you are with this eight foot tall sign bearing both of your surnames, plus the years that you met and married. Equipped with a stake for easy sticking in your lawn, its design was inspired by San Francisco’s iconic Haight-Ashbury street sign.
Modern: Diamond Jewelry
Hey there, modern lovers: It’s about time we broke out the diamonds. This subtle, yet sweet design puts them in two places—on one heart at the wearer’s throat and another concealed at the nape of the neck.