If you’re about to hit your 5-year wedding anniversary, congrats! You’ve officially made it through half a decade with your partner, which definitely calls for a celebration.
While married life can sometimes get monotonous, use your fifth anniversary as an opportunity to prove that marriage is far from dull. We rounded up the best fab five anniversary gifts that are bound to make (his/her) anniversary the most memorable one yet.
What’s the Traditional 5th Anniversary Gift?
Traditionally, the fifth-anniversary gift is wood. There is no real doubt about the metaphor of wood acting as strength and long lasting nature of a marriage. I absolutely love wood decor, furniture, and other home items. The variety of soft and hard wood species means makes buying a wood gift a bit of a challenge! Andi t is not surprise that the list below features long lasting wood decor items for you to enjoy.
Modern 5th Anniversary Gift
Each wedding anniversary has customary modern gifts as well, and silverware has been for honoring 5th wedding anniversaries. It sounds old fashioned, but these utensils reflect the many shared meals together and the closer bond that has developed as a result. We’re focussed on wood gifts in this post, but there are plenty of trendy silverware sets available to shop if that floats your boat!
5th Year Gemstone
Sapphire represents the 5-year gemstone. Blue and pink are typically associated with 5th anniversaries, which should make my husband happy. He almost bought me a blue sapphire as an engagement ring when he proposed! For more on sapphires check out our post on how to choose a sapphire.
Wood Anniversary Gifts for Her
The honeymoon stage doesn’t have to end after the first anniversary, and can continue all the way into the fifth anniversary! Keep the spark alive with these thoughtful and practical wood gift ideas for her.
The half-decade anniversary is a special milestone, which means celebrating with something she’ll really enjoy. Don’t be afraid to spoil her a little, or a lot! Here are our five favorite 5-year anniversary gift ideas.
1) Wood Tree Swing
Remember swinging on a wood & rope swing in your youth? There is nothing quite like it, especially when said swing hangs from a big old tree. If you are so fortunate enough to have a large tree in your yard, then a personalised wooden swing couldn’t be a more fitting gift for the 5th anniversary.
2) Wood Frame Gallery
by Pottery Barn
A picture frame gallery always seems to be one of those projects that many say they would love to do, but few end up actually accomplishihng on the endless to do list of life. If she is always talking about putting one together, what better time to surprise her with a set of hardwood frames. Enhance the romantic gesture further by pre-printing and framing her favorite photos. Major brownie points!
3) Wood Art Shelf
These sturdy wood art shelves look perfect for displaying art alongside your favorite home decor accents. Available in multiple lengths and finishes.
4) Wooden Cuff Bracelet
If she’s more into boho style, a beautiful piece of wood jewlery is quite fitting. Check out these gorgeous laser cut wood cuff bracelets with brushed silver aluminum. Shop owner Jenn Liddiard has many beautiful designs, but one unique design that really stood out is a lazer cut map on the bracelet. Such a unique idea! Not only does it make a great gift, it’s also a fantastic conversation piece at a party or event.
If you are looking for additional inspiration and designers using wood in jewelery pieces, be sure to check out more talented artisans on Etsy.
5) Wood Carved Serving Bowl
by Pottery Barn
When I think of a wood carved serving bowl, I immediately have thoughts about a pariticularly memorable episode of Friends. Ross buys the same Apothecary table as Rachel, which he then has to hide from Fibi because Rachel told her it was an original. In fact, it was purchased from Pottery Barn and Fibi hates pottery barn. Fibi thinks Poittery Barn is all mass produced goods, whereby nothing is authentic and everyone winds up having the same stuff.
Heck, this hand carved acacia wood serving bowl from Pottery Barn is gorgeous! I can look right passed the point about being mass produced (and so does Fibi). In the end, Fibi finds out her entire apartment consists of Pottery Barn products and ends up buying an additional lamp.
If you are looking for a beautiful wood piece gift that looks more like art in the kitchen, this is a beautiful gift for someone who loves to throw a good dinner party. If anyone asks, say its original and you picked it up at the local flea market! 😉
6) Wood Essential Oil Diffuser
Looking for a calming gift that offers a spa like experience? Check out a essential oil diffuser…with a wood exterior of course! Beyond adding an aroma to a room, essential oils provide many benefits. Using a diffuser is an easy way to disperse the natural essential oil’s fragrance so that the scent fills a room. An essential oil diffuser is a great way to freshen up your home without overpowering the senses. Add a bonus doTERRA cedar wood essential oil to get her started.
7) Wood Lanterns
by west elm
Beautiful lanterns are huge right now! Gift a beautiful pair of lanterns and surprise her by setting up the patio for a romantic evening for two. Serve champagne along with her favorite dessert, and use the lanterns to create a special ambience. She’ll love it!
8) Wood Candle Holder Centrepiece
by west elm
If lanterns aren’t her style, how about a beautiful centerpiece made of solid wood? Place pillar candles for a romantic glow, or try adding dried botanicals or succulents.
9) S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle in Teakwood
A S’wells stainless steel water bottle in Teakwood makes for a fun 5th anniversary gift, for those who enjoy sports or heading to the gym.
10) Garden Wood Arbor
Five years into a marriage means you may be proud home owners with a lovely back garden. If gardening is her thing, a wood arbor will not only make a beautiful addition to your backyard, but also provide wonderful memories every time you look at it. I love these types of gifts that you can keep admiring long after the anniversary date.
Wood Anniversary Gifts for Him
You’ve been married to the love of your life for five years, but you’re not too sure what to get him as a gift. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite 5-year anniversary gift ideas. Check out #3 for a masculine spin on the modern 5-year anniversary gift!
1) Wood Stump Side Table
by west elm
My brother-in-law fancied this same wood stump side table for his ensuite bathroom, to use beside the bathtub. It is a great spot to hold a candlestick, the phone, and a glass of wine!!
Sleek, manly, and sophisicated for a modern living space.
2) Rustic Brown Wood Burning Fire Pit
Picture a romantic evening by the fire, huddled together under the stars. Perhaps a splash of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and a cozy blanket as well. Hopefully you still have special moments like that even after 5 years of marriage. Make them happen more frequently though by gifting him a fire pit like the one pictured, and plan a romantic evening for just the two of you. Another one of those gifts that keep on giving for years to come.
3) Wood Adirondack Chair
If he already has a fire pit (or you don’t have a large enough space for one), how about a fantastic wood Adirondack chair instead?
I remember growing up that my neighbor had adirondack chairs on his back deck. They were super comfortable to lounge in the hot summer sun, and the arm rests were the perfect size to hold a cool beverage.
4) Wood Docking Station
Sometimes a little organization goes a long way. Loving the look of this tablet/phone docking station in wood!
5) Wood Cutting Board
Got a culinary master in your life? A beautiful personalized wood cutting board made of either maple or walnut makes for a lovely gift for the gourmand.
6) Monogram Wood Photo Album
This could be a gift for either him or her. Five years is a wonderful milestone and you have most certainly accomplished a lot in that time. Gather the best photos from the past 5 years, and make a fitting memento housed by this monogram wood photo album. I just love the look of the hinges and dark wood with engraved details.
7) Genuine Wood Headphones with Mic
A great mix of quality and price for these unique looking pair of wood headphones from Symphonize. Loving the look of the handcrafted real wood that includes a choice of walnut, cherry (pictured), maple, or zebra.
Thanks for checking out our list of 5th year anniversary gift ideas. If you have any other woody ideas be sure to share them in the comments below. Congratulations on your fifth anniversary and we wish you all the best in the years to come!