20 Thoughtful and Creative Tin Anniversary Gifts
A meaningful gift, whether large or small, is a thoughtful gesture and a wonderful way to honor an anniversary. Many couples opt to exchange anniversary gifts that follow either the traditional or modern gift lists—and if you and your partner do, you may be looking for an item made of tin or aluminum for a 10-year anniversary gift.
Or, perhaps you just want to give a gift made of tin or aluminum, given that it's a beautiful material layered with meaning. Whatever your reason for shopping for this versatile metal, you've come to the right place. Below, we've rounded up 20 of our favorite tin wedding anniversary gifts, including personalized signs, jewelry and more (we've even included several aluminum anniversary gift ideas). From lavish to less than $10, you're sure to find what you're looking for here.
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Tin or Aluminum Anniversary Gift Meaning
Often overlooked in the world of metals, both tin and aluminum are strong but rather pliable materials. While you may initially think this makes them vulnerable to change (and thus, not a great representation of marriage), that's actually exactly why they were chosen to signify such a monumental union. Like these metals, your relationship depends on you both being strong for one another while allowing room for flexibility, understanding and change.
The Best Tin and Aluminum Anniversary Gifts
You'd be surprised at the number of wonderful things you can find to give as a tin or aluminum anniversary gift if you simply do a bit of creative sleuthing. Keep reading to find the perfect gift for your partner or a happy couple you know.
1. Signature Song
Your first dance was likely one of the most memorable moments of your entire wedding day. Now, those special lyrics can be immortalized on this tin sign. Set it up where you'll pass by it each day to keep the meaning close in your hearts. It comes in a range of sizes from 8x10 inches to 20x24 inches.
2. Elegant Vase
This minimalistic vase is one of our favorite aluminum anniversary gift ideas. It's personalizable with up to eight lines of text in a variety of fonts, so you can add everything from your favorite poem to the vows you exchanged 10 years ago on your wedding day. Whether you give it to your special someone, or even to a friend or coworker celebrating an anniversary, it's sure to bring a smile.
3. Everlasting Rose
This unique metal rose is a great way to immortalize the love you share—metaphorically, at least! This special tin anniversary gift is a rose that's cast in 100% pure tin for a lasting nod to your anniversary. It's a thoughtful and meaningful token of your love for your significant other and, unlike typical florals, it won't end up in the compost in a week.
4. Family Name Sign
Metal monogram signs are all the rage right now, which makes this sign a perfect choice for a tin anniversary gift. Available in a variety of sizes and finishes, it displays each of your names, along with the initial of your last name, and an established date for a sweet tribute to your family.
5. Covetable Candle
This wildly popular candle from Anthropologie is a fan favorite for its aromatic, spiced cider scent that's especially perfect for the holiday season. The outside of the literal tin is beautifully decorated in deep jewel tones, making it as much a decoration as it is a scented candle. It's a great tin anniversary gift idea for someone who enjoys perfuming their home with a signature fragrance.
6. Milestone Map
This unique aluminum sign displays small map images of three key moments in your relationship: the place where you met, the place of your proposal and the place you got married. Each time you pass this sign, you're sure to get a hit of nostalgia for the early days of your relationship.
7. Kitchen Must-Have
It can be difficult to find great aluminum wedding anniversary gift ideas, so sometimes you have to get a little creative. How about this aluminum olive oil sprayer? Sure, it may not be the most romantic gift, but it's inexpensive and super functional, too. This reusable can delivers perfectly even oil coverage every time and saves the landfills from all those aerosol-based, one-time-use cans of spray. It's the ideal pick for the spouse who is a wiz in the kitchen.
8. Pretty Platter
This aluminum sizzle and serve platter makes the perfect tin or aluminum anniversary gift for someone who loves to grill. Attractive braided detailing on the handle and a generous capacity combine to make this a thoughtful and useful aluminum anniversary gift that can go from grill to table in a cinch.
9. Can Lantern
How cute is this little lantern? It's a great option if you're looking for an on-theme tin anniversary gift that doesn't break the bank. Simply select your initials (they'll be hammered into the can alongside a heart!), drop a tea light into it and watch it glow for a touch of romantic ambiance during your next at-home date night.
10. Portable Chair
If your spouse is the outdoorsy type, why not snag them something they can take on their next adventure? This aluminum chair is lightweight and supremely portable, making it the ideal accessory for fishing, tailgating or simply hanging out in the backyard (bonus: it supports up to 400 pounds). It folds easily and stows vertically for storage when not in use, and comes with a convenient side table with a drink holder.
11. Snack Station
Give the gift of (almost) never-ending snacks to pay homage to the tin anniversary gift. We truly can't think of anyone who wouldn't appreciate this edible gift. Your recipient will enjoy three different iconic popcorn flavors (buttered, cheese and caramel) in your choice of three different size tins. Translation: There's more than enough for them to share during your next movie night.
12. Wallet Insert
Sometimes, it's the small gifts that make the biggest difference—and that's certainly the case with this super meaningful gift. This petite wallet insert will serve to remind them of your love wherever they go—it's ideally sized to slip into a card slot and engraved with a simple yet impactful "I still do" on the front.
13. Aromatherapy Rollers
This sweet little tin contains six different aromatherapy scents, perfect for applying to pulse points to bring calm, focus and relaxation. Each balm is half an ounce and made from natural ingredients like moringa and shea butter for a deliciously scented, non-greasy feel.
14. Timeless Necklace
This stunning necklace is simply perfect if you're looking for tin wedding anniversary gifts for your love. Handcrafted from pure tin and formed into the shape of a heart, this bauble features a tiny, 2-mm round-cut diamond at the tip of the heart for a beautiful, sparkly look that can be worn for any occasion.
15. Darling Dish
This small bowl could be used as a ring dish, a decorative accent or simply a place to stow keys and other small items. Either way, it's a perfect option if you're looking for an aluminum anniversary gift for a houseproud spouse. Opt to pay homage to the big 1-0 with Roman numerals or hash marks, or keep it simple without any additional markings.
16. Posh Pen
Why not gift that special someone a pen that they can always reach for? It's a perfect option if you're looking for an aluminum anniversary gift that's as practical as it is pretty. Not only will they receive a personalized pen (which can be customized with up to 25 characters), but it'll arrive nestled in a handsome gift box with the recipient's initials on the top.
17. Solar Sundial
This beautiful sundial makes a perfect anniversary gift idea for just about anyone. Cast in durable aluminum and stainless steel, this sundial features a gorgeous matte finish meant to withstand outdoor weather conditions. It can be customized with the coordinates of the address where the sundial will be used, as well as your names and milestone anniversary date. Whether they display it in the garden or hang it on the wall, it's a great option for tin or aluminum anniversary gift ideas.
18. Vintage Sign
This beautiful 8x12 vintage tin sign is perfect for displaying in a kitchen, workspace or even a rustic garden shed. Song lyrics from What a Wonderful World are written above an array of colorful flowers for a romantic nod to the tin anniversary gift.
19. Hanging Ornament
A perfect aluminum wedding anniversary gift for a heterosexual couple, this hanging ornament features two people who (literally) become one. Hand-forged with lightweight aluminum, this beautiful hanging display can be enjoyed for years to come.
20. Candle Duo
If you're looking for an inexpensive tin anniversary gift, look no further than this 2-pack of soy wax candles in small tins from Amazon. They're adorned in bright, colorful patterns, and each 2.5-ounce candle boasts a different scent. Packaged in a beautiful gift box, this tin anniversary gift idea works perfectly as a standalone gift or as part of a gift basket.