With half a decade down, your 5th wedding anniversary is a big milestone to be celebrated. What’s better to celebrate than a special gift? The traditional fifth-anniversary gift is crafted from wood while the more modern tradition is a gift of sapphire. We’ve compiled the best wooden/sapphire (and a few non-traditional) 5th wedding anniversary gifts to help you find the perfect celebratory gift.
The Top Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for 5th Anniversary in 2021
Celebrate the numerous home-cooked meals you’ve made together with this Personalized Cutting Board. This keepsake is made of Maple wood and oiled with a food-safe oil that preserves and toughens the board. Each board is customized with your first names, last name, and date of your anniversary.
The size of the cutting is 12x16x1.5 inches (which is the featured size), but also can be purchased in 10x14x.75 inches and 8x12x.75 inches.
Personalized 5th Anniversary Bark Style Christmas Ornament
The Personalized 5th Anniversary Bark Style Christmas Ornament is a great way to celebrate five years of married bliss. Each bark or wood piece is custom engraved with your names and anniversary date. It measures in at 3.25 inches wide.
Unique 5th Wedding Anniversary Memory Book
Commemorate your 5th wedding anniversary in a special way with this Unique 5th Wedding Anniversary Memory Book. This wedding anniversary thick, eco-friendly and high quality scrapbook features dozens of illustrated pages, measures 6×8 inches, and includes three sheets of high-quality stickers so that you can customize each page.
Pages include topics such as our love in numbers, the day we tied the knot, this is our happy place, thoughts to each other, our family as it is today, special places we visited, and more.
Bottle Cap Collector and Opener Wooden Memento Box
Collect a history of the memories you make together with this Bottle Cap Collector and Opener Wooden Memento Box. It is made of natural real wood and glass and can collect beer caps or wine corks. It can also collect tickets, stamps, brochures, etc. to commemorate special events.
Love Beneath The Red Moon Lamp
The Love Beneath The Red Moon Lamp is a wood base lamp that features a couple embracing under a full red moon. The lamp was created to add a warm, comfortable glow to any room or occasion. It also features a touch sensor light. Simply touch the sculpture to adjust the light intensity up to three levels. Lamp dimensions are 7.48 x 3.35 x 8.27 inches.
IOPMIE Vintage Wood Pocket Watch
This classic IOPMIE Vintage Wood Pocket Watch would make a great gift for the man in your life. It offers high quality quartz movement as well as a detachable chain.
It comes in a number of wood grain colors that include red wood, walnut wood, zebra wood, and ebony wood.
5th Anniversary Picture Frame
This 5th Anniversary Picture Frame allows you to celebrate your anniversary milestone with a laser engraved wooden frame that features the important details of what five years of marriage equals. The frame comes in a variety of sizes ranging from 6.5×8.5 inches to 11.5×13.5 inches.
Wooden Ring Holder
Help keep track of your wedding rings with this beautifully crafted Wooden Ring Holder. It is crafted with premium black walnut wood accompanied by a weighted solid brass bottom. It fits most ring sizes, so it would be a great gift for both men and women.
It is sized 0.4 x 1.6 x 3 inches.
RealSteel Oak Tree Monogram Sign
Though technically not made of wood (made with American steel), there is an oak tree in this beautiful RealSteel Oak Tree Monogram Sign. This sign is made to order and features an oak tree, to symbolize your family’s strength, along with your family name and the year it was established.
Customization options include sizing in 18 , 24, 30, and 36 inches as well as five colors, Black, Gold, Textured Silver, Penny Vein, and Rust.
Custom Moon Lamp
Commemorate your love with a Custom Moon Lamp. This moon lamp can be customized with any photo and would be a great option for a wedding or family photo. The base is made of wood, and the moon itself comes in various sizes ranging from 5.9 to 7.1 inches. The moon can also come in up to 16 different color variations.
Plaquemaker Mr & Mrs. Sign
One way to celebrate becoming “Mr.” and “Mrs.” is through this commemorative sign. The sign is made out of 3/4 inches of quality bamboo wood with a love-themed design that includes the year of your marriage. It would make great home décor as you welcome people into your home. The sign measures 10 x 4 1/4 x 3/4 inches.
Couples Gifts Wooden Romantic Picture Frame
Save photos of your best memories with this Couples Gifts Wooden Romantic Picture Frame. It is a beautiful wooden home décor piece that measures at 13.5 x 5.5 inches. It has been designed with 8 stylish wooden clips to hold 4×6 inch photos or smaller sized photos. It is easily mounted and comes with a cute saying and heart design.
Heart Wooden Serving Tray Plate
This lovely Heart Wooden Serving Tray is made of 100% strong oak and showcases beautiful grain work. The tray itself can hold food as well as serve as a collect all for jewelry or other household items. It measures 9 inches in diameter.
Two Piece Loving Elephants Sculpture
What a better way to commemorate your love than a beautiful and unique wooden sculpture? This Two Piece Loving Elephants Sculpture features two elephants that fit together to form a heart by sliding one trunk beneath the other. The sculpture is made from resilient cast resin and designed with the look of beautiful hand-polished wood. Sculpture is 12 x 7 x 9 inches.
Personalized Star Map
Your love was written in the stars, so why not celebrate it with a Personalized Star Map? Using the date you provide, the company combines astronomy and art to reproduce the exact mirror image of your memorable night using their star catalog. The print is printed on premium photo paper and can be combined with a wooden frame to make the perfect 5th Wedding Anniversary gift.
Digital Alarm Clock, with Wooden Electronic LED Time Display
This stylish Digital Alarm Clock, with Wooden Electronic LED Time Display not only features the time, but also the temperature and humidity levels in your home. You can also adjust the LED lighting from low to high brightness, or even turn off the LED light all together. You can also have three different alarm modes.
Happy Anniversary Real Wood Greeting Card
If you’re getting a non-wood gift for your 5th anniversary, but want to observe the tradition of giving a wood theme gift, then include this Happy Anniversary Real Wood Greeting Card. The card is made out of natural wood and measures 5.51 x 3.54 inches. Inside is a thick sheet of photographic paper with the left side showcasing an image of hearts and inscription “Happy Anniversary.”
5th Anniversary, Engraved Wooden Bookmark with Tassel
For the husband or wife that loves to read, gift this 5th Anniversary, Engraved Wooden Bookmark with Tassel. It is handmade and features precisely detailed woodworking which makes each bookmark one of a kind. The bookmark can be purchased in 8 different colorful and hand-carved designs.
Bambüsi Premium Bamboo Cheese Board Set
For the foodie couple, this Bambüsi Premium Bamboo Cheese Board Set would serve as a perfect entertainment tool. It is intricately handcrafted from all-natural, organic, and Sustainable Moso Bamboo, which makes it 100% food-safe. The board’s most unique feature is a slide-out hidden drawer for extra space and that holds the included knives and utensils. The board also has grooved edges to accommodate additional snacks such as crackers or meats.
The board comes with four Cheese Knives and Utensils, three Slate Labels, two White Markers, a Wine Opener, and a Carrying Bag.
Solid Maple Wood Anniversary Blocks
These beautifully handcrafted Solid Maple Wood Anniversary Blocks can serve as a reminder of all the beautiful years you have spent together since your wedding day. The set comes with two number blocks as well as a block that says “years since” and “since we said I do.”
Marriage Prayer Wood Plaque
For the religious couple, this Marriage Prayer Wood Plaque is made of reclaimed wood and features the following inspirational prayer: “Marriage Prayer…Lord, help us to remember when we first met and the strong love that grew between us. Help us love in practical ways so that nothing can divide us. May our words be kind and our thoughts gracious. May we remain humble enough to ask for forgiveness and wise enough to freely give.”
The plaque measures 5 1/2 inches x 12 inches.
Anniversary Ornament 2021
To commemorate your 5th wedding anniversary in 2021, celebrate with this Anniversary Ornament 2021. This heart-shaped ornament is made of laser-cut wood and is 3 inches in size. It can be customized to state 5th Anniversary, 2021.
Handmade 11 Inch Wooden Wall Clock
This Handmade 11 Inch Wooden Wall Clock is custom made upon order and would make a great 5th year wooden anniversary gift. The design features interlocking hearts, first names of the couple, last name of couple, as well as the established year. The clock is carved from 3/4 inch thick solid pine so these features are raised from the rustic background.
Engraved Anniversary Pocket Knife
This Engraved Anniversary Pocket Knife is made of high-quality materials. The blade material is 440 stainless steel and the wooden handle has a smooth texture and clear lines. It can also serve as an emergency glass breaker, durable rope cutter, and can opener.
Dimensions include a 3.54 inch long blade at 3 mm thick while the knife is 4.5 inches long overall with blade closed.
Whiskey Glass Set Engraved ‘To My Husband’
For the husband who loves whiskey, this Whiskey Glass Set Engraved ‘To My Husband’ offers a unique anniversary gift. This meaningful gift includes a a delicately engraved wooden box ‘that states: To My Husband – I Loved you then, I Love You still. Always have, Always will’, as well as two Crystal Cut Glasses, six Stainless Steel Stones, a Velvet Bag, and two timeless Slate Coasters.
Tungsten Real Koa Wood Wedding Band
Why not give the gift of a new wooden wedding band for your 5th anniversary? This Tungsten Real Koa Wood Wedding Band features a Hawaii koa wood inlay surrounded by an optional color choice that includes Rose Gold, Blue, Black, or Sliver.
Beautiful Realistic Ivory White Wooden Roses
Give the gift of roses that last a lifetime with this set of Beautiful Realistic Ivory White Wooden Roses. This set of 24 ivory/white vibrant wooden roses that are 13 inches total. The rose bods measure 2 inches a piece. These would make a great for home décor. Display in a vase, use in a centerpiece or even a bouquet.
Memorabilia Shadow Box
Give the gift of a lifetime of memories with this Memorabilia Shadow Box. This wooden box is ideal for displaying and preserving photos, pictures, memorabilia, concert tickets, plane tickets, movie stubs, collectibles, invitations, baby items and more. The back cover is also reversible so you can choose which better fits your décor or taste. Th box measures in at 6 x 6 x 2.
Original Wood Smoked BBQ Kit
You can transform any gas or charcoal grill into a backyard smoker with this Original Wood Smoked BBQ Kit. This DIY kit comes with easy step-by-step instructions and sample recipes as well as specialized bbq tools to make it all happen.
Rustic, Handmade Olive Wood Family Serving Bowl and Salad Server Spoons
These Rustic, Handmade Olive Wood Family Serving Bowl and Salad Server Spoons are made of 100% natural Olive Wood and feature a bark trim finish. Each bowl comes from a single block of olive wood so size of bowl may vary but will be at least 9.5 inches in diameter.
This set would make a beautiful wood centerpiece for your family table and comes with an ebook of delicious Mediterranean recipes.
Wood Single Bottle Wine Gift Box
Gift your significant other your favorite bottle of wine in this Wood Single Bottle Wine Gift Box. It fits most conventional size wine, champagne or craft beer sizes. It includes a rustic wooden construction with a burnt brown finish with two leatherette vintage straps and metal latch keep box securely closed.
SONGMICS 360° Swivel Jewelry Cabinet
Keep all of your lovely jewelry gifts organized with this SONGMICS 360° Swivel Jewelry Cabinet. This beautiful wooden 360° swivel jewelry cabinet offers a a full-length mirror and measures 21.5 inches long x 21.5 inches wide.
The jewelry cabinet comes with 120 earring slots, 54 earring stud holes, 1 bracelet rod, 12 necklace hooks, and 78 ring slots. There are even three shelves that are hidden on the back of the jewelry cabinet.
Heart Shaped Bamboo Spoon
For the partner who loves to cook, this Heart Shaped Bamboo Spoon makes a special gift. There is a Celtic tradition where young men would fashion “Love Spoons” to show their affection. This spoon is handcrafted based on that tradition and comes with the a custom engraving stating “A Spoonful of Love.” The spoon is 12 inches long.
Wilds Premium Mens Wooden Watch
The beautiful Wilds Premium Mens Wooden Watch would make a great 5th anniversary gift for your husband. The watch is handcrafted with wood as well as steel which makes each watch unique. It has automatic, engraved, self-winding 18 Jewels bearing movement with a 36 hours power reserve for battery free time keeping.
Wooden Jewelry Box
This beautiful Wooden Jewelry Box is made of seasoned Linden wood from the Carpatian Mountain region of Europe. The box is hand carved with centuries old traditions and were once given to royal families throughout Europe as an elegant and exclusive gift. The box measures 5.59 x 4.53 x 1.34 inches.
French Rolling Pin for Baking
This unique French Rolling Pin for Baking would make a unique gift for the spouse that loves to bake and cook. This 18 inch tapered rolling pin is favored by most professional bakers as its thin diameter allows them to feel the dough beneath their hands and to rotate while they roll to produce perfect circles of pastry. It is hand crafted as well.
This Wooden Mug can be used in a number of ways. Whether it’s coffee or beer, the mug’s stainless steel inner glass helps keep your beverage warm or cold for longer. It is crafted with mango wood and holds up to 55 ml of liquid.
Gift Cash Box with Secret Compartments
This Gift Cash Box with Secret Compartments is a puzzle box with hidden compartments to challenge the mind with having to figure out the correct sequences and fit to open each compartment. This would make an interesting and unique gift thanks to its design to hide cards, small trinkets and money with tricks to open proper compartments to reveal each. It is crafted of 100% natural wood. Dimensions are 2.9 inches long x 5.7 inches high.
Marolen Heart Wood Coasters Set
Celebrate your love with this Marolen Heart Wood Coasters Set. The set comes with four carved heart wooden coasters with each heart coaster measuring 4.4 inches x 4.1 inches.
State Beer Cap Map
For the craft beer lovers, this State Beer Cap Map would make a great activity to fill with your significant other. Fill it with beers you’ve tried together or breweries you’ve visited. You can fill the state with up to 65 bottle caps. Approximate size is 19 inches x 16 inches. It can be mounted on any wall with the included nails that fit into several pre-drilled mounting holes.
Handmade Olive Wood Intertwined Hearts
These Handmade Olive Wood Intertwined Hearts offers a sweet and romantic wedding anniversary gift. It comes with the Ani LeDodi Veh Dodi Li’ with a Ketubah (Jewish Wedding Contract) in a Red or Black Gift Box.
BOBO BIRD Mens Wooden Bracelet
This BOBO BIRD Mens Wooden Bracelet is both beautifully and elegantly crafted with silver stainless steel and wooden links. The bracelet measures 7.4 inches long, but it comes with a sizing tool that can help adjust the bracelet to fit any wrist.
CleverMade Tamarack Folding Wooden Outdoor Chair
The CleverMade Tamarack Folding Wooden Outdoor Chair offers a stylish option to upgrade your space and can be used to entertain friends in the backyard or for a relaxing outdoor space. When not in use, you can fold them up for easy storage. The chair offers a tall backrest and low profile and is made of solid wood from the Acacia tree.
The chair’s weight capacity is 250 pounds and measures 30 inches long x 21.5 inches wide x 31.5 inches high.
Christopher Knight Home Dixon Mahogany Stained Wood Bench
The Christopher Knight Home Dixon Mahogany Stained Wood Bench makes a great transitional piece for any home. It offers a natural dark tone and comes with an ivory cushion. It functions as a footstool bench for your living room, bedroom or the hallway. It is made of mahogany stained acacia wood and measures 47.2 inches long x 17.7 inches wide x 19.70 inches high.
Bedroom Wall Decor
This special Bedroom Wall Decor offers the sweet sentiment “Love You Then, Love You Still. Always Have, Always Will.” The canvas measures 12 x 16 inches. The canvas print looks like actual wood decor and comes already stretched on solid wooden frames. It includes hooks and installation equipment as well.
Heart Holding Hands Wall Decor
Celebrate your love with this beautifully crafted Heart Holding Hands Wall Decor. It offers a beautiful piece of artwork but at an affordable price. It is made from hard/durable poly-resin material with amazing detail that looks like carved wood. The sculpture measures 8 1/2 inches tall x 8 1/2 inches wide x 1 inch thick.
Wooden Love Sign with Artificial Wreath
Remind each other of your love with this unique Wooden Love Sign with Artificial Wreath. The letters are are made of carefully solid wood board. You can also change the wreath based on the season or next holiday.
Dimensions are as follows: Letter “L”: 9.8 x 9.3 inches; Wreath “O”: 11 inches in diameter; Letter “V”: 9.8 inches high x 10.6 inches wide; Letter”E”: 9.8 inches high x 8.3 inches wide. The thickness of the three letters is 0.8 inches.
Personalized Wood Family Tree Frame
Celebrate the family you are building together with this Personalized Wood Family Tree Frame. This handmade decor features a wood family tree frame with names engraved on the “hearts” based on the names of your family members. It would be a perfect gift with one to ten heart names offered. It comes with a stand for display and measures 9.05 x 9.05 inches.
Bazaardi Hand Carved Wooden Keepsake Box
This Bazaardi Hand Carved Wooden Keepsake Box is a beautiful wooden jewelry box made from Moroccan Thuya Wood. It would make a great keepsake for all the jewelry you’ve gotten each other over the years. The box has been hand crafted in Essaouira, Morocco and measures 8 x 5 x 2.75 inches.
Walnut Wood Magnetic Knife Holder
This Walnut Wood Magnetic Knife Holder is made of walnut wood as well as two rows of built-in powerful magnets. The continuous magnet will hold knives, tools or other ferromagnetic objects securely. The magnetic knife holder measures 16.46 x 2.72 x 1.1 inches and weighs 2.15 pounds.
Merhoff & Larkin Secret Heart Shaped Ring Box
If you want to surprise your loved one with a new ring for your wedding anniversary, use this Merhoff & Larkin Secret Heart Shaped Ring Box for the perfect 5th wedding anniversary gift holder. This beautiful, hand crafted box is made of high quality walnut and features a strong magnetic enclosure and fancy velvet interior. The box fits rings with a 4mm band diameter or less.
Naturally Med Olive Wood Heart Shaped Board
This beautiful Naturally Med Olive Wood Heart Shaped Board is made of olive wood and makes the perfect gift to share a meal over. The board measures approximately 8.5 inches across at its widest point and is 0.6 inches thick. It is perfect to use as a wooden chopping board, cheese board, or to serve a romantic breakfast on.
Patchwork Heart Wood Card
Another great wooden card option is this Patchwork Heart Wood Card. The heart is laser cut into the warmth of natural wood to showcase your love and something to keep and remember. You can also add a personal touch by engraving a custom message (up to 150 characters) on the back of the greeting card.
The card measures 4 x 6 inches and 1/8 inches thick.
Sapphire Anniversary Gift Ideas
Personalized Sapphire Necklace
This beautiful Personalized Sapphire Necklace would be a perfect gift for a more modern twist on the traditional gift for a 5 year wedding anniversary. The sapphire pendant, which can come in a rose gold, gold or silver, is made of glass and is a gorgeous deep blue shade. The necklace chain come in 16, 18 or 20 inch sizes. The leaf that accompanies the pendant can be personalized with a letter to represent the giftees’ first or last name.
Handblown Wishing and Gratitude Globe
This Handblown Wishing and Gratitude Globe can be used to collect wishes, dreams, blessings, and thank yous. It measures 4 inches tall x 3 3/4 inches in diameter. The ball comes with a notepad that contains 52 pages, inviting you to pause once a week for a year to either consider how much there is to be grateful for in your marriage or to collect good memories over the next year. Each Wishing Ball will hold 104 wishes.
10K Gold Round Gemstone Stud Earrings
Celebrate 5 years with these beautiful 10K Gold Round Gemstone Stud Earrings. These classic stud earrings feature 6mm created Sapphire center stones in a high polished 10k Yellow Gold four prong basket and butterfly backs.
Victorinox Swiss Army Camper Pocket Knife
Although not technically a gemstone, this Victorinox Swiss Army Camper Pocket Knife comes in the shade Sapphire. This knife is compact, agile and ready to face any adventure head-on with 13 functions.
Made in Switzerland by Victorinox, which provides a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and workmanship.
Amlong Crystal Sapphire Blue Crystal Lotus Flower
Regarded as the good fortune flower by many Feng Shui masters, the lotus is said to turn bad luck to good and can heighten your sense of joy and peace. Then what would make a perfect anniversary gift better than this Amlong Crystal Sapphire Blue Crystal Lotus Flower. This lotus flower measures 3 inches in diameter x 2 inches in height. Item comes packaged in a beautiful blue gift box.
Gem Stone King Sapphire and Diamond Adjustable Tennis Bracelet
The Gem Stone King Sapphire and Diamond Adjustable Tennis Bracelet would be a great gift for your special someone. The bracelet is made of 925 Sterling Silver and features oval blue sapphires, as well as lab grown diamonds. Total Carat Weight is 5.1 cttw.
Allmygold Jewelers Sapphire Blue Lacquered Platinum Long Stem Genuine Rose
For the man or woman that loves roses, gift them this Allmygold Jewelers Sapphire Blue Lacquered Platinum Long Stem Genuine Rose. It is made out of a real 12-inch rose that is preserved in Platinum. Each rose is formed and crafted by hand (to remove thorns, extra leaves, petals, etc.), and is electroplated with a secret technique. In fact, it takes 3-6 months and more than 50 steps to complete one piece.
Blue Sapphire Silver Ring
This Blue Sapphire Silver Ring would make a great gift for either a man or a woman. It is made of sterling silver and includes a unique, beautiful blue sapphire gemstone. The ring is handmade by an artisan in a studio and can be crafted from sizes 4 to 13.
OdrillionGems Blue Sapphire Gemstone Beads Bracelet
This OdrillionGems Blue Sapphire Gemstone Beads Bracelet would make a beautiful, unique gift. Each blue sapphire is hand selected and each stone is shaped and cut in rondelles cut. The bracelet measures 6 inches with an extender of 4 inches.
General Anniversary Gift Ideas
Luna Bean Keepsake Hands Casting Kit
Preserve your love on your 5th wedding anniversary with this Luna Bean Keepsake Hands Casting Kit. The kit comes with a unique rubbery mold that captures every detail of each hand for a perfect one of a kind treasured gift. The kit includes a molding bucket, 1.5 pounds of molding powder, 2.75 pounds of casting stone, fine sandpaper, coarse sandpaper, a demolding stick, a detailing pin, and detailed instructions in English and Spanish (online).
Dreamseden Affectionate Couple Art Iron Sculpture
The handcrafted Dreamseden Affectionate Couple Art Iron Sculpture would make a romantic anniversary gift. The iron sculpture features a couple kissing and is great for display on a shelf or coffee table. The dimensions of the sculpture are 6.2 inches high x 3.5 inches long x 2.2 inches wide. It’s weight is 13 oz.
Custom Anniversary Wedding Gift Sign
Showcase the unique date of your wedding with this Custom Anniversary Wedding Gift Sign. Each sign includes a 5 number date and a unique stain color of the backboard. The numbers come from real U.S. licence plates and come in 8 inch sizing. All signs come with saw tooth backers for hanging.
A Year of Us: A Couples Journal: One Question a Day to Spark Fun and Meaningful Conversations
Find moments to connect with your spouse in the next year of your marriage with this special book: A Year of Us: A Couples Journal: One Question a Day to Spark Fun and Meaningful Conversations. It is a couple’s journal full of insightful questions such as: “What’s been one of the most transformative or meaningful moments you’ve experienced with me since we’ve been together?” and “What simple activity could you and I engage in when we’re feeling bored, low, or anxious that might help us feel more energized?”
Artblox Soundwave Art
The Artblox Soundwave Art is a one-of-a-kind gift that can showcase either a personal recording or favorite song. The company will create a soundwave art based on either for this personalized gift. Your loved one can listen to the message or song by pointing your phone’s camera to the QR code then clicking on the link that pops up.
Let’s Make Memories Personalized Coffee Mug Set
Warm your loved ones’ heart with this Let’s Make Memories Personalized Coffee Mug Set. Each square-shaped red mug can be personalized with any name up to 9 characters. Each set features a half heart on each that, when put together, forms a complete heart. Each mug holds up to 8 ounces of liquid.
I Love You Necklace
This unique I Love You Necklace has I Love You inscribed in 24k gold in 120 different languages onto a black onyx stone. The pendant is prong set in a 925 sterling silver cameo style frame measuring 0.9 x 1.15 inches, including the bail. The chain is 18 inches.
Wallet Card Love Note
What better way to remind your loved one of how much you love them than with a Wallet Card Love Note that they can read every day as a reminder of your love. It can fit in almost any wallet thanks to its credit card size at 3.5 x 2 inches. The card is made of thin, yet sturdy, metal that is etched with your personalized message with an industry leading laser engraver.
Personalized Blanket With Photos
Give the gift of this Personalized Blanket With Photos to commemorate all of your best memories. You can upload up to 9 photos for the blanket and purchase sizes from 50×40 inches to 60×50 inches to 80×60 inches.
Each blanket is also made out of high quality anti-pilling flannel that is super soft and lightweight.
How to Select a 5th Year Wedding Anniversary Gift
How Traditional Are You as a Couple?
Of course, as noted above, the traditional 5th year wedding anniversary gift is made of wood. Although there are obviously beautiful and handcrafted wooden gifts for you to purchase, as also shown in this post, is following traditional guidelines something that is important to you as a couple? Would something classic seem stuffy to your partner or would it make them feel sentimental?
Other more modern 5th anniversary presents have included flatware and sapphire jewelry if you want to take a more modern twist on this tradition.
Don’t feel limited to these categories. Make sure to celebrate in a way that fits your love best.
Showcase How Well You Know Them
Finding the right anniversary gift can seem like a daunting task. However, with a little thought, it can be a great opportunity to really showcase your love as well as how well you know your significant other. You can do this in a number of ways:
- Showcase a Hobby or Interest: Purchase a gift that is based on a shared hobby or their favorite interest.
- Purchase an Experience: Purchase something that you can enjoy together, such as a cooking or art class or craft box.
- Be romantic and thoughtful. What is your partner’s love language? What has meaning to them?
- Offer a gift that can be used over an extended period of time that will help you get to know you on a deeper level such as a book or love journal.
FAQs About 5th Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
What is the symbolic gift for 5 years of marriage?
Wood is the traditional gift of the 5th year of wedded bliss. Why wood? It symbolized the strong familial roots that have started to grow as well as the budding endurance of this union. Wood is also strong and signifies the strength of the marriage. Wood is also durable and long lasting, signifying the same qualities in the marriage.
The more modern tradition for celebrating five years of marriage are silverware and the sapphire gemstone. Sapphire symbolizes wisdom and fidelity.
How do you pick a good wedding anniversary gift?
The biggest rule of thumb is to showcase your love and how well you appreciate your spouse. Take it as an opportunity to be thoughtful and romantic, showcasing how well you know them and your shared (or their individual) interests and needs. You can also ask your partner what kind of gifts they enjoy.
Should you buy friends anniversary gifts?
Typically, anniversaries are left to be celebrated between spouses. However, for larger milestone anniversaries a gift may be appropriate. Also, if you are invited to celebrate with a couple, no matter the milestone, a small token or gift would be appropriate. Many people celebrate for 10, 25 or 50 years of marriage with family and friends. These are commendable and large milestones that you may also want to celebrate by giving a gift even if the couple isn’t having a large celebration.