For a couple, reaching the 10th anniversary is an important milestone. It is a testament of enduring the first decade of being together. The first 10 years of the relationship between couples are critical, from getting to know each other, establishing a life together and starting a family. After going through the initial stages of being a couple and overcoming challenges together, it is only appropriate to do something special to celebrate this momentous event.
Have a second honeymoon aboard a cruise line. Enjoy time away from home and work. Have this time just for the two of you and rediscover each other. During the first 10 years of being together, you may have started a family together, changed careers and gone through many obstacles. Going on a cruise can help both of you unwind and rekindle your love for each other and make it even stronger.
If you are on a tight budget or if being away from home and family is not an option, you can opt for a simpler dinner cruise rather than going on a long cruise. If you live near the ocean or a river, there may be some yacht or small ship operators that can offer a romantic dinner cruise for two where you can enjoy private moments together under the moon. Check your local yellow pages or business bureaus for information.
Weekend at Napa
The wine country is popular destination for a romantic getaway, whether you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or not. Check out the bed and breakfast inns or spa resorts, where you can both wine and dine at the vineyards. You can also enjoy relaxing spas, a round of golf and a hot air balloon ride while sipping wines from the famous wineries of Napa.
Hawaii is one of the all-time favorite romantic destinations for many couples, whether newlyweds or those celebrating many years together. Whether this is your first visit or not, Hawaii can always astound you. Make a reservation at one of the resort hotels in Maui or Honolulu; enjoy some luau shows, a dinner cruise, horseback rides, parasailing and other fun and relaxing activities the islands of Hawaii can offer. You will bring back additional fond memories back home that can last a lifetime.
Europe or Asia
Travel overseas for a real getaway. Visit the castles and famous sites in Europe and ride the trains cross-country. Go to the places you have always dreamed of, such as the romantic Eiffel Tower in Paris or take a gondola ride along the Venetian river. See Michelangelo’s paintings in Rome and visit the queen in London. If you prefer to visit Asia, you can have a wonderful time at the white sandy beaches of the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. Visit Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore to shop. Enjoy great food in Vietnam and China. These are all wonderful places to go to and enjoy your 10-year anniversary.
They say that a diamond is a girl’s best friend, so much more during 10-year anniversary. It is also a symbol of love and commitment. Give her a diamond bracelet or necklace to show her that you love her even more after 10 years. For the man, a gift of money clip or a pair of cuff links with diamonds would be appropriate. If budget is tight, tin or aluminum items are popular gifts for 10-year anniversaries, like a beautiful trinket box made of tin or aluminum paperweight with inscriptions. If the wife enjoys cooking, buy her a set of aluminum cookware, while for the husband who is a do-it-yourselfer a set of tools would be a great gift. Make a personalized anniversary music CD of your favorite music, from the time you met, dated, engaged, married and had children. You can also create a digital photo montage or scrapbook to give each other. Homemade videos are also easier to do nowadays; you can be creative with old home movies mixed with family photos compiled into one DVD.