Wow, can you believe it’s been ten years already? We sure can’t. Just look at you two. You know what we mean. But there’s a good chance you’re running out of gift ideas faster than the polar ice caps are running out of ice, what with all the birthdays, anniversaries, and other various holidays you’ve run through in your decade together. As usual, we’re here to rescue you from the creative doldrums. With all the work we’ve put in for you, would it be too much to ask you to remember us in your will? Alright, alright; maybe just mention us to your friends.
Just as the sundial was the first timekeeping device, the 10th anniversary for many couples is the first moment when they become aware of the considerable expanse of shared lifespan already in their wake. Just as inexorably as the sun’s shadow casts the same sweep over the face of the sundial, each day you wake up and the same person is there next to you. There is nothing quite as poignant as marking the slow passage of time. Here’s to marking it with the right person.
For centuries people have been asking for the key to a happy marriage. It’s a wonder that it took so long for someone to finally make it. Judging by the demand, they’re going to make a killing off of this. And though we have not yet held the product in our own hands, visually it fits the bill: elegant, simple, and to the point, with just a touch of sentimentality. This is the key that opens the most impenetrable of doors, the door to the human heart.
You can go a lot of places together in ten years. Remember those trips with this terrific map of the country or the world. Put pins on the places you went together, and discover the places you want to go next.
One of the coolest - and most unsettling - things about memory is the way that there are incidents that some people remember clearly while other people who were there don’t remember at all. The Rememory Game lets couples revisit all those old memories and discover what they have forgotten, too.
Your first ten years of marriage will have been some of the most memorable years of your life and a trip back to where your journey together started will mark just how far you’ve come. This place will hold a lot of meaning for you both, so what better way to pay tribute to the place where you found your soulmate than to make even more memories there.
A lot of the time we call the small gestures we make “tokens” of our affection. But what nobody ever points out is that those tokens are basically worthless, like stamped coins from an arcade that closed years ago. Unlike those metaphorical “tokens,” these real metal love tokens can be exchanged for things you actually want. And sometimes what your relationship needs is to re-establish some basic standards. Like, if someone gives you a token, you should be able to spend it on something. Problem fixed.
We might live in a digital age, with more photos of ourselves at our disposal than ever, but most of them suck, let’s be honest. And who really wants to browse them all on phone or computer? Why not curate only the best ones and have them printed and bound in book form?
An anniversary is typically a time when you take a step back from everyday life to look over the past with an appreciative eye. This dime pendant is a poignant reminder that an anniversary should be about the future too. And there it is, the future, hunkered down in a dark corner, smiling at you and whispering to come a little closer. Don’t worry, it’s not as creepy as it sounds. And you never get to the future anyway. Anniversaries are the perfect time to think about things like this.
Once you’ve been together a while, you’ll probably want to inject a little creativity into your date nights. This is a great way to do that, using the prompts provided, albeit with parameters that you set yourself by filling out your own specific date night activities, instead of leaving it up to someone you’ve never met and whose mental state you can’t realistically vet. You’re in this for the long haul - don’t let date night become another boring ritual.
Your anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to stop fighting for a whole day and express your love anew (unless one of you forgets, and then it’s World War III). But as sweet as anniversaries are, they only take up one three-hundred-sixty-fifth of your time together. Imagine if you could extend that for a whole month. Well, now you can. This romantic jar contains 31 love-soaked messages, so the good feelings just keep on coming. Choose from ready-made sets with messages already included, blank cards that you can fill in yourself, or Kindnotes will custom print your personalized set and jar.
If you’re considering going with gift as common as flowers, you might consider stepping it up a few dozen notches by dipping them in 24k gold. Just gather up all your extra gold, melt it in your crucible, and toss in your plants. Or just buy this Eternity Rose instead. Actually, it’s probably electro-plated not really dipped in molten metal, but you get the point.
We all know that diamonds are a girl's best friend. We also know they're insanely expensive. But a savvy shopper like you understands there are ways around the hefty price tags, like cat burglary or clearance and liquidation sales. When a big retailer like Helzerg Diamonds needs to make room for updated inventory they clear out last year's stock at steep discounts. These clearance sales are a literal gold mine of amazing gifts at "prices so good they're almost a crime", with items marked down thousands of dollars. You get to look like you broke the bank, without actually doing so. And really, who cares if that diamond ring is last year's model. Diamonds are forever right? To make things more tempting, Helzerg offers financing plans as long as 36 months. Click if you dare.
There is something undeniably touching about having an artist recreate your image by hand using the old-time tools of long-gone artistic masters. After all, any old fool can press a shutter button and spit out a photo of your homely mug. It really means something that another person was willing to stare at that photo for hours while they painstakingly recreated your form by hand, imbuing it with all the personality and living charisma of your aura. Celebrate this anniversary the old fashioned way with this thoughtful gift.
For when you want random people on the beach to know the day and year two complete strangers who walked past mere minutes before tied the knot, there’s these. Inexplicably leave sand impressions of your anniversary in that wet but not too wet beach sand with these fine flops.
Ten years of marriage is something to be proud of every single morning. It is not always easy to stay together, but we think it is worth it. Commemorate the accomplishment with a mug that makes clear exactly how long of a slog it has been.
Life is becoming almost infinitely customizable, so why should jewelry be any different? Think of this as your iJewelry store. Diamond rings don’t exactly come cheap, so why should you have to choose between one ring that has your favorite setting and one that has your favorite diamond? Now you get to tell them which parts to put together, just like at Burger King. The only way you’re going to get more DIY is if you grab a pickax and head out for the mines. And we all know you don’t have time for that.
Ten years in is a perfect time to start getting serious about your art collection. At this point you know each other’s tastes, and have a good idea of art you can both agree on. So take down those posters and prints and get some real, original works of art you can treasure for decades to come.
Sleep on a visual reminder to say I love you before going to sleep with these charming pillowcases. His and hers pillow cases come together to form a cartoon message of love across the bed. A perfect ten year anniversary gift.
This delightful find isn’t just for the happy couple who has some scandalous dirt to bury! The 10 year milestone is an ideal moment to designate a sacred spot out back for your very own buried treasure. Fill it with photos and memories of your first 10 years together, and write love letters for each other to open in the future. Fast forward another decade and you can celebrate your twentieth anniversary by digging it up. Imagine the flood of memories and emotions once you crack it open to reveal those cherished reminders of your first years together.
Giving the gift of roses to your love is pretty traditional, but since roses just wilt and die shortly after they’re received, they’re really not a good symbol for ever-lasting and growing commitment. These beautifully preserved roses will never wilt and require no care or water. What better way to express your eternal adoration for the love of your life?
There’s no shame in not always having something new to talk about when you’ve been married for ten years. You basically share a brain at this point. This box of provocative questions can help you get out of the rut, and start talking about the big stuff again.
Being married for an entire decade is worth getting a big head over, so what could be more perfect than getting the happy couple a pair of one of a kind custom bobbleheads dolls to celebrate their ten year anniversary?
Going grocery shopping together on a Friday night doesn’t quite cut it after a while. Hitting up the exotics aisle might feel like a walk on the wild side, but you’re going to have to add in a bit more spice than that! Test the boundaries of the relationship with an impulsive, fearless outing that just might reveal some hidden sides of yourself and your mate and elevate the intimacy factor.
Rose Gold Anatomical Heart Pendant - It doesn’t open up to reveal a pair of tiny pictures, but it is an interesting sight just the same. This anatomically correct heart pendant in rose gold looks like true love to us. Forget symbolism, and make your 10 year anniversary gift about what is real, and what is true, because that is what your love is.
A picnic basket is a promise. You can’t just let it sit around collecting dust. No. You’ve gotta fill it with food on a regular basis and take it places. It doesn’t always have to be wine and risotto. Sandwiches and soft drinks are fine, too. But you’ve got to use it.
Bronze casting, like marriage, is an ancient tradition. Now you can combine the two with one of these lovely sculptures depicting couples in love. With proper care, a marriage should last forever. A bronze sculpture should as well, with even less care.
Commemorate your 10th anniversary sci-fi style with this amazing 3D laser sculpted portrait. Just pick your favorite wedding photo and have these wizards turn it into a crystal encased hologram-style portrait. It’ll be just the thing to put on the bookshelf of your spaceship someday.
You’ve done so many amazing things together that you might be hard pressed for an novel idea on the next date night. Don’t panic, we’ve found the perfect solution with this gift. 52 new ideas that are sure to keep things interesting. The best part? They’ll love it so much they won’t even realize that you may have bought it with yourself in mind. We won’t tell if you won’t…
Celebrate your 10th anniversary by getting plastered, but do it the classy way! This lovely keepsake box made from Aspen and Baltic birch wood fits three bottles of your choice of wine in separate compartments. Theoretically, you would drink these on three different occasions, but… well. You know how things go.
This Zimbabwean kissing lovers sculpture is like a yin-yang for people who really like to get it on. Two lovers’ faces encapsulated in stone for eternity, gazing into each other’s soul, for one brief moment not thinking about whose fault it is that the garbage never got taken out. Yes, the gods have smiled kindly upon these lovers, freezing them in a moment of carefree bliss from which they never have to descend back into the mundane world inhabited by us poor mortals.
Make sweet love in the morning with the Heart Shaped Waffle Maker. Drizzle maple syrup all over these curvaceous waffles, and deliver them to your love on the morning of your ten year anniversary (and the morning after).
You will have made so many memories during the first 10 years of your marriage and this personalized frame will help you remember them all. You can choose which photos to include together or just choose the ones you want to include within your own name, which is a great idea unless one of you has a much longer name than the other, in which case we encourage a celeb-style blended moniker. Think, ‘Brangelina’ or, ‘Bennifer’.
The results are in, and it’s pretty unanimous: a good memory foam mattress means way better sleep. And rested humans are way nicer to each other, laugh more, and start fewer wars. And in case no one has told you, wars are bad for marriage. So when you consider all of the implications of buying a memory foam mattress, you start to see that it’s one of the greatest peacekeeping investments you can make.
Go ahead and raise the thrill factor in your relationship a few notches. A lightning round of skee ball, a neck-snapping spin on the bumper cars, and a hell-raising run on a roller coaster should do the trick! You’ll both be grinning from ear to ear from the moment you step into the magical land of non-stop diversion. Share a banana split, float to the top of the Ferris wheel and let go of everything but your sweetheart’s hand!
If you’ve got one tiny little romantic bone in your body, there has to be a place in your heart for the old fashioned love letter, even if it’s the kind that makes you circle yes or no. Because really, it’s the thought that counts, and anyone who takes the time to put their feelings down on paper has to be a keeper. But paper gets lost, is easily damaged, and isn’t very convenient to carry around with you. A gold or silver love letter necklace takes that old tradition and makes it last.
Couples that have been together a while have a tendency to let themselves go a bit. Why fight it? Behold the undisputed King of the Gummy Bears. Give your sweetheart this 5 pound calorific treat and watch as they slowly devour him, one body part at a time, in a kind of perverse, reverse Build-A-Bear scenario.
A business suit is meant to signal power, competence, and trustworthiness. But now, thanks to these love letter cufflinks, it can be made to carry around little secret messages of devotion and appreciation too. Just pop open the miniature envelope, and out comes a tiny bronze letter engraved with a personalized message reminding them what really matters. Just the moral support they’ll need while watching their boss foam at the mouth about missing TPS reports for the seventh month in a row.
A single red rose is a token gesture when you’re trying to win someone’s heart. Now you have that, it’s time to upgrade your flower game and we think this does the job. This crystal rose is not only beautiful, unlike a living rose it will be just as beautiful next year, and the year after that, so you never have to buy flowers again.
Is our destiny really written in the stars? It probably felt like the stars aligned on the day you finally found ‘the one’ and this gift will help you to remember that moment forever. Even if you were too busy gazing into each other’s eyes to look up at the night sky, the beautiful image will always remind you of that beautiful day. You supply the date and location, and let math and the laws of physics do the rest.
The ultimate in luxury sleepwear, a pair of silk pajamas is like riding first class into snoozeville. And because silk is a magic fiber, it keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Besides, silkworms are the sexiest members of the insect kingdom, and when you wear the fibers they generate, some of that sexiness rubs off on you. That makes silk pajamas a perfect anniversary gift.
Serenade your partner with this set of musical wine glasses and then get completely sloshed. The glasses need to have liquid in them to work, so, what are you going to do, just throw all that wine away? No, instead you will make beautiful music together until all the "inspiration" is gone.
These personalized wedding posters done up in a classic art style are unique, eye catching, and full of charm. A wedding is a one of a kind event, so why commemorate it the same way everyone else does? Hark to the past and celebrate the present at the same time.
Give the gift of beautiful views, bucket-list achievements, and especially if they’re afraid of heights, hours of entertainment for you. It veers away from cruel since it’s completely safe, but you’ll definitely get your money’s worth watching them rotate between admiring the splendor and clutching the basket while praying in four languages. Especially since they only speak one.
You’ve managed to waltz your way through love so far, so make sure you’re keeping to the right rhythm as you foxtrot into your future together. Whether you’re practicing a smooth samba or a sexy salsa, dancing lessons are a fantastic way to make sure you’re in perfect sync and you don’t miss a beat.
Playfulness is an essential ingredient to any successful union. Don’t starve your marriage of the joy and laughter that can sustain it for many years to come! Carve out some time for a little card game action with your favorite partner in crime and feel the buzz that you get from a little homegrown rivalry. Challenge your spouse to a game that lasts all week long, as you earn points and reap rewards by performing tasks. We bet neither of you thought that you’d be battling to do the dishes.
There’s not many gifts that scream, ‘I love you’ more than chocolate covered strawberries. They’re an old classic, one of the ultimate recipes for romance and they make a particularly perfect present for anyone with a sweet tooth (who deserves to be spoiled but who also wants to stay healthy on the inside, just like these delicious little delicacies themselves).
One thing they don’t tell you about married life is that it’s measured on multiple time scales. Once you’re married, it’s no longer enough to remember what time of day it is. You also have to keep track of what time of year it is, lest you overlook the anniversary and end up paying for it for the rest of your life. But there’s another level up from that: the “Holy sh*t, I can’t believe how long we’ve been together” time scale. That’s what makes this clock special: it tracks all three.
Ring this one up as a gift for both of you (and you can never have too many opportunities to work those in). Smooth, cool, silky satin sheets blow cotton away by any reasonable standard. After a long day of reminiscing about all the great years you’ve spent together, this is the stuff that you’ll want to come home and writhe around in. The only problem is you’ll want to stay in bed all day. Better cross a couple of weeks off your calendar just to be safe.
Extend the celebration of your love for weeks, months even, with these personalized devotion vouchers. Your soul mate will revel in the chance to squeeze as much attention out of you as they possibly can—they might even try to double or triple their bounty if the rules allow for it—and you can earn extended reward points for being such a generous partner. Send your sweetheart on a shopping spree through the romance department where expiration dates never apply!
There’s always room for a little nostalgia while swilling back a cold one or savoring another glass of wine. Personalized, hand-engraved couples glasses remind you of when you met that special someone who you’re now metaphysically fused with, for better or for worse. Celebrate the passage of time with every sip.
Celebrating with a gourmet dinner is always a solid plan, but things can get rather awkward in a crowded restaurant when the happy couple starts playing footsie and getting handsy. No need to “get a room!” if the chef comes to you, however.
It’s never too early to spread the love. And with this heart-shaped waffle maker, all they have to do is spread the batter, and all the love symbolism comes popping out by itself, like magic. Alas, these delicious creations are destined to be just as fleeting.
Your love is a cause for celebration and what better way to get into the celebratory party spirit than with their very own personalized whiskey barrel? Some things really do get better with age and while relationships can sometimes be one of them, whiskey is always. If they don’t appreciate it now, they will in five years when they’ll be pouring themselves some seriously luxurious liquor.
When was the last time you slow danced in the aisles with your loved one? Maybe a high-octane jam session with your favorite cover band will get the old pitter-patter going again. Whatever the affair, this glorious occasion calls for some extended handholding even if it all goes down in the best nosebleed seats in the house. Don your finest threads for a show-stopping evening of unforgettable merrymaking. Love is about to take center stage!
A signed, personalized photo frame is a great way to let a long-married couple know they aren’t the only ones who noticed how long they’ve been together. This frame comes with a custom printed photo complete with their names and a short message from you, along with a picture matting that you can cajole, coerce, or bribe all of their friends and family into signing. A thoughtful and symbolic way to make sure they’re forever surrounded by the people who care about them the most.
If you’re looking for a truly one of a kind gift, you might consider commissioning a local artist to create a unique piece of jewelry. It will not only be cherished by the lucky recipient, but it’s also a gift to the starving artist, so it will mean a lot to everyone. Remember to plan in advance for this one, custom made artwork is not created overnight.
Everyone needs a confidant, someone they can vent all their frustrations to and share all of their secrets with. Here’s a great listener who never repeats anything behind your back, is soft and adorable, and will never try to steal your spouse no matter how close they get. Pretty much the best friend imaginable.
Shaking the 8-ball might suffice when you’re fifteen, but mature folks like yourselves need a soothsayer with a tad more wisdom under their belt. Mark this year’s anniversary with a bagful of prophetic goodies that will reveal some delightful predictions and quirky forecasts of your future together. Deliciously convincing, these classic fortune tellers will add a crunchy sprinkle of fun and uncertainty to this momentous occasion!
Matching t-shirts and twin bracelets are cute, but they don’t send quite the same message of togetherness that a committed couple should be aiming for. Take yourself off the market definitively with some appearance-altering skin ink. The latest in relationship branding, these companion tattoos add a whole new degree of permanence to the relationship. Be brave and go bold, but make hay while the sun shines, lovebirds—body art looks best on young, supple skin!
With a loaded title like this, you know he’ll be intrigued. A survival guide of basic information he’s much better off hearing from someone else rather than learning the hard way himself, written by someone with over a decade of experience on the inside. Like anything else important in life, marriage is a skill. And time might prove him to be a natural, but do you really want to take a chance on that? Better to make sure he’s equipped with the important fundamentals going forward.
Work your way through the alphabet describing your love and admiration with 26 prompts, one for each letter. If you’re looking for a way to express your feelings in a heartfelt, personalized gift but need a little push in the right direction, this book is a godsend. The prompts may be prewritten, but this book is sure to be filled with your own personality by the time you complete it.
It’s easy to see why old romantic gestures are getting less and less common now in the digital age of social media, it’s quicker to text than it is to phone and more convenient to email than to write. We think that makes a love letter all the more special. We bet there’s not an emoji to capture how delighted they’ll be to receive such a loving and thoughtful gift.
Just as the sun rises and sets with each passing day, so too does your heart beat continuously for the love of your life. Mark the hours, days and years that frame out the eternal bond between you and your partner with this enduring timepiece. Ponder your everlasting connection with a timeless symbol that will anchor your relationship for years to come and add meaning and soul to your outdoor space.
Who knew houseplants could be so thoughtful? If you’re still finding it hard to get those three cherished words out, why not hire a bean to say it for you! This clever seedling will bear the weight of emotional expression and work double time to communicate your devotion and passion with vigor and determination. This momentous occasion calls for some creative cultivation!
Every now and then, you may get the urge to ship your mate off to Siberia. It’s a much better idea to redirect those frustrations and draft an itinerary for a joint excursion that the two of you can enjoy … together! Whether it’s a grand adventure to a distant continent or a simpler road trip perusing local haunts and treasured nooks, embarking on a commemorative journey will breathe new life into your relationship and help remind you why you’re together!
Traveling together can be a bonding experience. But if you’re going to be seen together, isn’t it time they lose that 1970s mustard colored softshell leather suitcase? Come on, you can be honest — it’s a little embarrassing. So help them join the 21st century with a decent luggage set. But on the other hand, maybe you’re not interested in traveling together at all. Maybe a new luggage set is just a nice way of saying, “Would you please go somewhere far away for a while?” It’s great for that too.
Relationships are sometimes described as a long journey that you take with each other through life, and while you both have each other to guide you, sometimes you could do with a little assistance. This outdoor sign is a beautiful and unique gift, designed to give you a little direction through the highs and lows and the fasts and slows of your love.