50 Best 10th Wedding Anniversary Ideas for Couples

Updated on May 21, 2024 by Melissa Bajda

We all know that celebrating a 10th anniversary calls for something truly special.

Whether you prefer thrilling adventures, relaxing wellness retreats, cultural entertainment, unique experiences, creative activities, or gourmet food and drink, we have curated a list of exceptional ideas to make your milestone celebration unforgettable.

Explore these 10-year wedding anniversary ideas to find the perfect way to mark this special occasion and create lasting memories together.

Exciting Travel and Adventure Ideas

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Are you ready to celebrate your 10th anniversary with thrilling adventures and new explorations? These travel and adventure gift ideas offer unforgettable experiences to give excitement to your anniversary celebration.

1. Weekend Road Trip

Plan a spontaneous road trip to a nearby destination. Choose a scenic route, pack some snacks, and enjoy the open road. Make stops at interesting landmarks, picturesque viewpoints, and charming small towns along the way. Spend the night at a cozy bed and breakfast or a unique local hotel.

Experience Highlights: Scenic drives, exploring new places, spontaneous adventure, local attractions, and overnight stay in unique accommodations.

2. Camping Trip

Plan a camping trip in a scenic location for your 10th wedding anniversary. Choose a national park, state park, or a remote campsite where you can set up a tent, enjoy campfires, and sleep under the stars.

Experience Highlights: Scenic camping location, hiking and fishing, campfires, stargazing, and wildlife spotting.

3. Kayaking Adventure

Rent kayaks and explore a local river or lake. Paddle through calm waters, taking in the natural beauty and enjoying the tranquility of being on the water. This modern gift for this special milestone is perfect for your tenth anniversary.

Experience Highlights: Kayaking on calm waters, natural beauty, wildlife spotting, and guided tours.

4. Horseback Riding

Enjoy a scenic horseback riding experience. Choose a trail that offers beautiful views of forests, mountains, or beaches. Many stables offer guided rides for all skill levels.

Experience Highlights: Scenic horseback riding, guided trail rides, beautiful views, and nature connection.

5. Paragliding

Experience the exhilaration of paragliding. Soar above stunning landscapes with a tandem paragliding flight, accompanied by an experienced instructor. These 10th wedding anniversary gifts are perfect for him.

Experience Highlights: Paragliding flight, stunning aerial views, tandem experience, and exhilarating adventure.

6. Fishing Trip

Book a fishing charter for a day out on the water. Head to a popular fishing spot, either on a lake, river, or the ocean, and enjoy a day of angling. These 10th wedding anniversary gifts are a wonderful way to show your partner how much he means to you.

Experience Highlights: Relaxing on the water, learning fishing techniques, catching fish, beautiful natural scenery, and possibly a fresh fish dinner.

7. Wildlife Safari

Go on a wildlife safari in a national park or wildlife reserve. Take a guided tour to spot animals in their natural habitats, such as deer, bison, or even bears. Some Safari parks offer free photography session with a personalized print.

Experience Highlights: Wildlife spotting, guided tours, learning about conservation, and natural habitats.

8. Caving Adventure

Explore underground caves with a guided caving tour. Discover fascinating rock formations, underground rivers, and unique ecosystems. Some tours offer the chance to learn about the geology and history of the caves.

Experience Highlights: Caving exploration, guided tour, unique rock formations, and underground adventure.

9. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Experience the thrill and breathtaking views from a hot air balloon. Drift peacefully over the landscape, enjoying panoramic views of the countryside, city, or mountains. These romantic gifts offer anniversary theme balloons so make sure to make it a perfect gift for him.

Experience Highlights: Aerial views, peaceful and unique experience, photo opportunities, and a celebratory toast.

10. Luxury Cruise

Enjoy a luxurious cruise to an exotic destination. Choose a cruise line that offers upscale amenities, fine dining, and exciting shore excursions. These 10th wedding anniversary gifts are perfect for your sybarite husband.

Experience Highlights: All-inclusive amenities, various activities and entertainment, gourmet dining, visiting multiple destinations, and luxurious accommodations.

11. Desert Safari

Experience a desert safari with dune bashing and camel rides. Head to a desert destination, such as Dubai or Morocco. Activities can include off-roading in a 4x4 over sand dunes, riding camels, and enjoying a traditional Bedouin-style dinner under the stars.

Experience Highlights: Thrilling dune bashing, cultural experiences, camel riding, desert landscapes, and a memorable evening under the stars.

Delightful Food and Drink Experiences

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Is savoring gourmet food and drink your idea of a perfect celebration? Indulge in delightful culinary experiences like brewery tours, private chef dinners, and farm-to-table meals.

12. Brewery Tour

Visit local breweries and enjoy a beer tasting experience. Many breweries offer guided tours where you can learn about the brewing process, from selecting ingredients to fermentation.

Experience Highlights: Guided brewery tours, beer tastings, learning about brewing, and discovering new favorite beers.

13. Food Truck Tour

Take a tour of the best local food trucks. Enjoy a variety of cuisines and culinary creations from different food trucks in your city or a nearby area. These 10-year anniversary gifts are great for foodie couple.

Experience Highlights: Diverse culinary experiences, gourmet street food, exploring local food scene, and trying new dishes.

14. Private Chef Dinner

Hire a private chef to cook a gourmet meal at home. Enjoy a personalized dining experience where a professional chef prepares a multi-course meal tailored to your tastes.

Experience Highlights: Personalized gourmet meal, private chef service, wine pairings, and a luxurious at-home dining experience.

15. Farm-to-Table Dinner

Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner at a local farm or restaurant for your 10th wedding anniversary. Experience a meal made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, often grown on-site or sourced from nearby farms.

Experience Highlights: Fresh, locally sourced ingredients, sustainable dining, seasonal produce, and a unique farm-to-table experience.

Relaxation and Wellness Experiences

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Is your idea of a perfect anniversary filled with relaxation and rejuvenation? Treat yourselves to a serene day with these relaxation and wellness experiences.

16. Couple's Spa Day

Book a day at a spa that offers services tailored for couple, such as massages, facials, and grooming treatments. Many spas provide a serene environment where he can relax and rejuvenate on his 10th wedding anniversary.

Experience Highlights: Tailored spa treatments, relaxation and rejuvenation, serene environment, and professional service.

17. Hot Springs Retreat

Relax at a natural hot springs resort. Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of soaking in mineral-rich hot springs, which can help relieve muscle tension and promote relaxation.

Experience Highlights: Therapeutic hot springs, relaxing soak, additional spa treatments, fine dining, and luxury accommodations.

18. Hot Stone Massage

Treat him to a relaxing hot stone massage. This massage technique uses smooth, heated stones placed on specific points of the body to help relieve muscle tension and promote deep relaxation.

Experience Highlights: Deep relaxation, muscle tension relief, therapeutic heat, professional massage, and tranquil setting.

19. Float Therapy

Try float therapy for deep relaxation. Float in a sensory deprivation tank filled with warm, buoyant water saturated with Epsom salts. These romantic gift ideas are designed to reduce sensory input, promoting deep relaxation and stress relief.

Experience Highlights: Deep relaxation, stress relief, sensory deprivation, buoyant water, and mind-clearing experience.

20. Beach Resort Getaway

Relax at a beach resort with all-inclusive amenities for your 10th wedding anniversary. Spend your days lounging on the beach, swimming in the ocean, and enjoying water sports.

Experience Highlights: Beachfront relaxation, water sports, all-inclusive amenities, fine dining, and luxurious accommodations.

Cultural and Entertainment Ideas

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Are you looking to celebrate with some exciting cultural and entertainment experiences? From concerts and comedy shows to opera nights and cultural festivals, these 10th wedding anniversary gift ideas promise to make your anniversary memorable and fun.

21. Concert Tickets

Get tickets to see his favorite band or artist live. Enjoy an evening of great music, energetic performances, and a lively atmosphere.

Experience Highlights: Live music, favorite band or artist, energetic atmosphere, and memorable performances.

22. Sports Game

Attend a game of his favorite sports team. Whether it’s football, basketball, baseball, or another sport, enjoy the excitement of live action, cheering crowds, and the thrill of being part of the event.

Experience Highlights: Live sports action, favorite team, cheering crowds, and potential VIP experiences.

23. Comedy Show

Enjoy a night of laughs at a stand-up comedy show. Choose a comedy club or theater featuring his favorite comedian or discover new talent. The atmosphere is usually relaxed and fun.

Experience Highlights: Stand-up comedy, laughs and humor, relaxed atmosphere, and potential for discovering new comedians.

24. VIP Movie Experience

Watch a movie in a private or VIP theater instead of making it as movie night at home. Enjoy the latest blockbuster or a classic film in a luxurious setting.

Experience Highlights: Private or VIP theater, luxurious seating, gourmet snacks, and personalized service.

25. Historic Walking Tour

This 10th wedding anniversary, take a guided historic walking tour of your city or a nearby town. Renew wedding vows and learn about the history, architecture, and stories that shaped the area.

Experience Highlights: Guided historic tour, learning about history and architecture, significant landmarks, and hidden gems.

26. Cultural Festival

Attend a cultural festival that celebrates a specific culture or heritage. Enjoy traditional food, music, dance, and crafts. This is a great way to experience and appreciate different cultures and their traditions.

Experience Highlights: Traditional food, music, dance, crafts, and cultural appreciation.

27. Opera Night

Experience the grandeur of an opera performance. Enjoy powerful voices, dramatic storytelling, and elaborate sets and costumes.

Experience Highlights: Powerful opera performances, dramatic storytelling, elaborate sets and costumes, and additional talks or tours.

Unique Experience ideas

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Do you want to make your 10th anniversary truly unforgettable with unique gifts? Try something extraordinary like a private helicopter tour, dog sledding, or a stargazing night.

28. Private Helicopter Tour

See the city or countryside from a private helicopter. Book a helicopter tour to get a bird’s-eye view of stunning landscapes, iconic landmarks, beautiful natural scenery and places from your wedding day.

Experience Highlights: Aerial views, unique perspective, exciting flight experience, pilot commentary, and photo opportunities.

29. Stargazing Experience

Spend a night under the stars with a guided stargazing session. Choose a location away from city lights, such as a designated dark sky park. Bring a telescope or binoculars, and learn about constellations, planets, and other celestial objects from a knowledgeable guide.

Experience Highlights: Stargazing, dark sky location, guided astronomy session, and learning about celestial objects.

30. Dog Sledding

Try dog sledding in a snowy landscape at Park City, Lake Tahoe, Idaho, Alaska, Maine, and Minnesota. Experience the thrill of being pulled by a team of huskies through winter scenery. Many tours offer a chance to learn about the dogs as well.

Experience Highlights: Dog sledding adventure, snowy landscapes, learning to drive the sled, and interacting with huskies.

31. Classic Car Rental

Rent a classic car for a day and go for a scenic drive. Choose a vintage vehicle that he loves, and plan a route through picturesque countryside or along a coastal road. Ideas for special occasions or any significant milestone.

Experience Highlights: Driving a classic car, scenic routes, vintage vehicle experience, and picturesque views.

32. Flying Lesson

Celebrate ten years of marriage in a plane. Book a flying lesson for a unique and exhilarating experience. Learn the basics of piloting a small aircraft with a certified instructor.

Experience Highlights: Hands-on flying experience, certified instruction, piloting a small aircraft, and aerial views.

33. Escape Room Challenge

Test your wits and teamwork with an escape room adventure. Choose a themed escape room and work together to solve puzzles, find clues, and escape within a set time limit.

Experience Highlights: Challenging puzzles, teamwork, themed adventure, and sense of accomplishment.

34. Glamping Experience

Enjoy the outdoors with the comfort of luxury camping. Book a glamping site that offers amenities like comfortable beds, hot showers, and gourmet meals.

Experience Highlights: Luxury accommodations, outdoor adventure, comfortable amenities, and gourmet meals.

35. Historical Train Ride

Take a ride on a historic train, often restored to its former glory. Enjoy scenic views, vintage decor, and the nostalgic experience of traveling by train. Some trains in the USA offer anniversary theme for couples.

Experience Highlights: Scenic train ride, vintage decor, nostalgic experience, and potential themed events or meals.

DIY and Creative Activities

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Is getting creative together your idea of a perfect celebration? Engage in DIY and creative activities like woodworking classes, jewelry making, or gardening projects.

36. Woodworking Class

Take a woodworking class and create something special. Learn basic woodworking skills, including how to use different tools and techniques to craft furniture, home decor, or personal items and engrave them with your wedding date.

Experience Highlights: Hands-on woodworking, learning new skills, creating unique items, and professional guidance.

37. Watchmaking Class

Design and build your own custom watch. Work with a professional watchmaker to choose the components, design the dial, and assemble the watch.

Experience Highlights: Custom watch design, professional watchmaking, hands-on assembly, and unique timepiece.

38. Gourmet Cooking Class

Learn to cook a gourmet meal together. Join a cooking class where a professional chef teaches you how to prepare a multi-course meal using high-quality ingredients.

Experience Highlights: Hands-on cooking experience, expert instruction, high-quality ingredients, and enjoying a meal you’ve prepared.

39. Jewelry Making Workshop

Design and create your own custom jewelry pieces. Work with a skilled jeweler to design traditional gifts such as sterling silver jewelry, rings, bracelets, or necklaces that reflect your personal style.

Experience Highlights: Custom jewelry design, hands-on creation, working with a skilled jeweler, and unique, meaningful pieces.

40. Pottery Class

Take a pottery class and create something together. Learn the basics of working with clay, including throwing on a potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques. Create functional, or decorative pieces and personalize them with your wedding date to make it more sentimental.

Experience Highlights: Hands-on pottery making, learning new techniques, creating unique items, and glazing and firing process.

41. Gardening Project

Start a gardening project together, whether it's planting a flower bed, starting a vegetable garden, or creating a herb garden. Choose plants that you both love, and spend time preparing the soil, planting, and maintaining the garden.

Experience Highlights: Gardening, planting and maintaining, choosing favorite plants, and creating a beautiful outdoor space.

42. Glassblowing Workshop

Try your hand at glassblowing in a hands-on workshop. Learn the basics of working with molten glass, and create your own glass pieces, such as ornaments, vases, or paperweights.

Experience Highlights: Glassblowing, hands-on creation, learning new techniques, and creating unique glass items.

43. Perfume Making Workshop

Create your own signature scent in a perfume making workshop. Learn about different fragrance notes and blending techniques, and design a custom perfume that reflects your personality.

Experience Highlights: Perfume making, choosing fragrance notes, learning blending techniques, and creating a custom scent.

Exciting Sports and Action Activities

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Are you both thrill-seekers looking for an adrenaline rush? Celebrate your 10th anniversary with exciting sports and action activities.

44. Golf Day

Spend a day at a top golf course, complete with a round of golf and a relaxing lunch. Whether he’s a seasoned golfer or a beginner, this 10th wedding anniversary experience can be tailored to his skill level.

Experience Highlights: Scenic golf course, leisurely outdoor activity, potential for lessons, relaxing lunch, and time to enjoy nature.

45. Skydiving

Experience the adrenaline rush of skydiving together. Jump out of an airplane from thousands of feet in the air, free-fall, and then glide under a parachute to the ground. Make your 10th anniversary worth celebrating with these great ideas.

Experience Highlights: Adrenaline rush, free-falling, scenic views from high altitude, and professional instruction.

46. Paintball Day

Have a fun and action-packed day of paintball with friends. Compete in various game scenarios on different terrain and obstacles. Take a trip down memory lane with this perfect present.

Experience Highlights: Action-packed games, teamwork, strategy, and friendly competition.

47. Archery Lessons

Learn the art of archery with professional lessons. An experienced instructor will teach proper technique, safety, and precision. These 10-year anniversary gifts are unique for your special day.

Experience Highlights: Learning archery, improving precision and technique, professional instruction, and fun target practice.

48. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Training

Take an introductory MMA training session. Learn various fighting techniques from disciplines such as boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, and wrestling.

Experience Highlights: MMA techniques, fitness training, self-defense skills, and professional coaching.

49. Snowboarding/Skiing Trip

Plan a trip to the mountains for some snowboarding or skiing. Choose a top ski resort that offers excellent slopes, quality equipment rentals, and après-ski activities.

Experience Highlights: Winter sports, mountain scenery, cozy lodges, hot chocolate by the fire, and après-ski activities.

50. Tennis Clinic

Join a tennis clinic to improve your skills or learn the basics. These clinics are often led by professional coaches and cater to all skill levels. Enjoy drills, match play, and personalized instruction.

Experience Highlights: Tennis instruction, improving skills, professional coaching, and match play.

How to Pick a Great Experience for Your 10th Wedding Anniversary?

Choosing the perfect experience for your 10th wedding anniversary can be a delightful yet challenging task.

Here are some tips to help you pick an unforgettable experience:

1. Consider Interests and Preferences

Think about what both of you enjoy. Do you love adventure, or do you prefer relaxing activities? Are you food enthusiasts, or do you enjoy cultural experiences?

2. Reflect on Past Celebrations

Look back at your previous anniversaries and other special occasions. What experiences did you both enjoy the most? This can give you clues on what to plan for this milestone.

3. Set a Budget

Determine how much you’re willing to spend. This can help narrow down the options and ensure you choose an experience that fits within your financial means.

4. Think About Shared Goals and Dreams

Consider any bucket list items or dreams you both share. Whether it’s traveling to a new destination, trying a new sport, or learning a new skill, this 10th wedding anniversary can be a perfect opportunity to make those dreams come true.

5. Balance Adventure and Comfort

Find a balance between trying something new and ensuring you both feel comfortable and happy. If one of you is more adventurous, choose an experience that excites them but still feels enjoyable for the other.

6. Check Availability and Timing

Ensure the experience is available on or around your anniversary date. Consider the weather, season, and any other events that might impact your plans.

7. Personalize the Experience

Add personal touches to make the experience even more special. This could be a handwritten note, a favorite meal, or incorporating meaningful elements from your relationship into the celebration.

8. Plan Together or Surprise?

Decide whether you want to plan the experience together or make it a surprise. Planning together can be fun and ensure you both get what you want, while a surprise can add an element of excitement and romance.

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For traditional and modern gifts, head over to this 10-Year Anniversary Gifts Blog.

For more unique and sentimental gifts, check out our 10-Year Anniversary Collection Page.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the traditional 10-year anniversary gift?

The traditional 10-year anniversary gift is tin or aluminum, symbolizing the strength and resilience of a decade-long marriage. Modern gifts for this milestone often include diamonds, representing the enduring and precious nature of your relationship.

What do you celebrate for 10 years of marriage?

Celebrating 10 years of marriage, often called the "Tin Anniversary," marks a significant milestone in a couple's journey. It is a time to reflect on the memories, growth, and achievements shared over a decade, reaffirming the love and commitment that have strengthened over the years.

How do you make a 10-year anniversary special?

To make a 10-year anniversary special, plan an experience that reflects your shared interests and memories. Whether it's a romantic getaway, a thoughtful gift like a piece of tin jewelry or a diamond accessory, or a personalized celebration such as a private dinner or a meaningful adventure.

What milestone is 10 years of marriage?

The 10-year mark in marriage is known as the "Tin Anniversary." This milestone celebrates a decade of love, commitment, and partnership, highlighting the durability and flexibility of your relationship, much like the metals tin and aluminum traditionally associated with this anniversary.

Melissa Bajda

About the Author

Melissa Bajda is an gift-giving expert with a decade-long track record of curating gifts that create lasting memories. Her insight into the art of gifting and staying on top of trends by her consistent presence at major gifting trade shows, including her annual participation in NY Now trade show in New York City. With a passion for thoughtful, personalized gifts that truly make an impact, Melissa has built a reputation as a go-to source for unique and meaningful present ideas.



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