The Traditional theme for this anniversary is tin. Now this might sound a bit ‘tinny’ but it’s an alloy of copper and bronze, cannot rust and will last a long time. An alternative in the States is “aluminum” – a very cool and flexible metal that’s very light on its feet. All good attributes going into your second decade together.
Tin or aluminium household items: storage boxes, salad bowls, vases, planters
Cornish tin jewellery
Pewter mug, jewellery or cuff links
Aluminium champagne ice bucket
Light aluminium kitchen utensils e.g ice cream scoop
Jaguar F-Type (all Aluminium but a bit pricy)
Diamond? Isn’t that the theme for a time far into the future – the 60th anniversary? It’s fine; those Modernists of celebration have decided that you shouldn’t have to wait until you can’t do stairs before you enjoy the hardest darn’ thing on the planet. (And, given that a girl’s best friends are also her most expensive, we’re probably just talking some nice jewellery with a few sparkly sprinkles unless you’re a Rockefeller.)
All diamond jewellery (bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings)Lily Gardner Diamond Sliced Necklace – subtle but gorgeous.
Any jewellery featuring diamonds, green tourmaline, onyx, or crystal: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.
Obviously, it helps here if your wedding was a springtime one! But even if you just get a tea towel with a daff print, it’s reassuring that the yellow trumpets are guaranteed, like anniversaries, to pop back every year.
A bouquet or a pot of daffodils
Presents with a flower theme that embraces daffodils (e.g an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance)
Gifts with a floral motif (e.g handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear)