We don’t want to get too sappy talking about the wonderful wooden anniversary, but five years is definitely something to celebrate! However, finding creative 5th-anniversary gifts can be challenging! Whether you’re looking for traditional wooden symbols of your affection, modern silverware-inspired goods, or gorgeous sapphire jewelry for her, there is something for everyone on this list of unique 5-year anniversary gift ideas.
50 Thoughtful 5th Anniversary Gift Ideas
Tell your partner you wood never leaf them with the perfect wooden anniversary gift.
5 Years of Marriage Photo Frame
Some people use anniversaries as an opportunity to take updated couple photos. Giving your husband or wife an adorable 5th-anniversary photo frame could be a cute way to let them know you booked a surprise photoshoot. Alternatively, if you’re not the type of couple that enjoys a professional photoshoot (we get it, we’re camera shy too), you could fill the frame with any photo you like!
Funny 5th Anniversary Coffee Mug
If your partner has a nice butt and a great sense of humor, then we’ve potentially found the perfect gift. Memorialize your fondness for your partner’s best asset and give them a generously sized coffee mug; they might need it to deal with all your butt-grabbing morning shenanigans.
Personalized Engraved Wooden Bookmark with Tassel
Are you scrolling through this list as your bookworm partner finishes another 300-page literary classic? Technically, paper comes from trees, so we think more books could totally count as an appropriate wooden gift. However, if you want to make sure you hit the traditional symbolism, you could get them this sweet wooden bookmark to go along with their new stack of books. Plus, you can personalize it with your names and anniversary date on the back, while the front is engraved with “Happy 5th Anniversary.”
Hallmark Signature Anniversary Card
The best gifts always start with an awesome card. And just because you tell your partner you love them every day doesn’t mean you can pass on writing it down. Meaningful messages of love and commitment set the stage for a thoughtful present to shine. This wooden card could also be an excellent way to hit on the traditional 5th-anniversary wedding themes if your gift is a bit more non-traditional.
Custom Charcuterie or Cutting Board
Personalized cutting boards are everywhere right now, and we’re so not mad about it. These engraved pieces look almost too beautiful for chopping garlic on, so you might consider hanging it or using it as a charcuterie board instead. If you’re looking for a thoughtful and unique gift for a couple celebrating their anniversary, you can’t go wrong with this versatile and personalized board.
The Story of Us- Picture Frame For Couples
Do you want to give your partner a framed picture, but it’s impossible to choose just one? Consider getting this alternative frame instead. The rustic-inspired look has pins for six photos, allowing you to showcase your entire romantic journey so far. It is an excellent choice for people with a taste for country-chic decor.
Unique 5th Wedding Anniversary Memory Book
Are you and your partner into handmade gifts, but do your crafting skills leave something to be desired? You don’t have to spend hours at the craft store to create a unique and meaningful gift for your partner. This stress-free memory book comes with beautiful illustrations and plenty of opportunities for easy personalization, enabling you to make a beautiful one-of-a-kind gift for your partner.
5th Year Anniversary Ball Marker Golf Gifts
If he spends all his free time hitting the green, this ball marker could be a fitting 5th-anniversary gift for him. It is engraved with a sweet message: “You Are My Hole in One, 5 Years & Counting… Forever to go!”, so he’ll be thinking of you even when he’s strolling along the fairway.
Christmas Ornament for Couples
We all know that one couple, or one half of your couple, who starts planning Christmas the second the plates are cleared at Thanksgiving dinner. Regardless of when their actual anniversary is, we’re sure any Christmas-obsessed couple would love a sweet ornament to mark this marriage milestone.
2-Stem Natural Wood Roses with Vase
Roses are a well-established symbol of love, but if you want to get creative this year, you could skip the florist in favor of these carved wooden roses. This unique gift will last longer than fresh-cut flowers and hits the nail on the head for unexpected wooden gifts.
Benchmark Bouquets Life is Good Flowers with Vase
Daisies are the official flower for 5th wedding anniversaries. While you could go for a bouquet exclusively of daisies, we couldn’t keep our eyes off of this bouquet of bright blooms. This lovely arrangement combines orange roses, assorted daisies, seasonal greens, and more. As a bonus, if you order between Monday and Thursday, it will be delivered the next day, an excellent solution for last-minute gifters!
Premium Bamboo Thermos with Tea Infuser & Strainer
Wooden gifts don’t have to just be decor; there are plenty of useful everyday items for those that prefer more practical presents. This bamboo thermos is an excellent choice for avid tea drinkers! It comes with a strainer so the recipient can brew tea on the go, and it can keep beverages hot or cold for up to 12 hours.
I Love You Gift of 15 Hearts with Quotes
Finding the perfect words to express your feelings can be incredibly challenging for many people. So, why not leave it to the professionals? This wooden box is filled with 15 reasons you love your partner, laser cut onto small wooden heart-shaped tokens. If you struggle to communicate your emotions to your partner, this cute gift could definitely help!
Personalized Wood Candle Holder Blocks
Spell out anything you like, from love to your names, with these sweet wooden blocks. You can use up to 20 characters per order, but you could always order multiple sets if you want to spell out longer messages. You can use letters, numbers, or symbols, so you could even have a set with your wedding date as special anniversary candles!
Alfred Lord Tennyson Quote Wooden Keepsake Box
Whether or not your partner is a fan of 19th-century English poets, they’re sure to love the sentiment behind this gorgeous quote: “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” Consider pairing this box with a bouquet of your partner’s favorite flowers or the traditional 5th-anniversary flowers, daisies.
Engraved Men’s Wooden Watch
Can you believe it’s been five years already? Time sure flies when you’re having fun! Commemorate those five years with this handsome wooden watch, engraved with a heartfelt message on the back. If you’re not a fan of that inscription, they have another option that allows you to fully customize the engraving on the back of the watch and the gift box. The watch comes with a genuine leather strap for comfort and is packaged in a pillowed gift box; just add a bow, and you’re all done!
Personalized Laser Engraved Pocket Knife
A pocket knife is a super useful tool, especially for outdoorsy or adventurous people. If you’re looking for a wooden gift for someone who already owns everything, this personalized pocket knife could be a unique and thoughtful choice. You can customize the wooden handle on the knife with up to two lines of laser engraved text and your choice of fronts.
Wood Sunglasses with Dark Polarized Lenses
Is your future so bright, you need shades? Alternatively, does your partner need new sunglasses because they chronically lose theirs? No shade! We always lose ours too. These wooden sunglasses are a unique choice and a cool way to spruce up an outfit. Okay, the temples are actually made from walnut, not spruce, but you get the idea. The classic frame shape is flattering on a variety of faces, so we’re sure your partner will look smashing in these shades! But fingers crossed they don’t accidentally smash their new shades.
Personalized Wooden Guitar Picks With Case
Let your partner know you wood pick them all over again with this set of personalized guitar picks. This set comes with three laser engraved guitar picks in a cute, guitar-shaped box that you can customize with a personal message, anniversary date, names, or whatever else you’d like. We can’t think of a more appropriate wooden anniversary gift for musicians, hobby guitarists, or aspiring ukulele aficionados!
Coconut Shell Wood Candle Holders (Set of 3)
These cool bohemian-inspired coconut shell candle holders are an excellent choice for anyone that loves unique decor or constantly wishes they were sipping a pina colada out of a fresh coconut on some tropical beach. Obviously, these coconut candle holders are significantly cheaper than most tropical vacations, so you might want to get these for now and start saving up for that big trip later!
Heart-Shaped Bamboo Spoon
We can almost guarantee every meal or treat you and your partner make with this spoon will be made with love, primarily because the spoon itself is shaped like a heart! We think this would be a sweet gift for someone that enjoys spending time in the kitchen and a sweet way to show them that you appreciate all the delicious treats they make.
Plant Terrarium with Wooden Stand
It is possible to find elegant, modern decor that still adheres to traditional 5th-anniversary themes; just look at this cool plant terrarium! If you’re shopping for your husband, wife, or non-binary partner that has discerning taste in interior design or just loves any and all exciting planters. Consider pairing the gift with your partner’s favorite flowers or a bouquet of traditional daisies to mark your 5th anniversary.
Personalized Cutting Board
Yes, this is the second personalized wooden cutting board on our list, but we promise there is a good reason for that. Many modern women choose to keep their maiden name after marriage, but many products geared towards couples emphasize a shared family surname. On the other hand, this cutting board has options for using the couples’ first names instead of a family monogram, which could be a better choice for some non-traditional couples!
Personalized Wood Cufflinks
Every man needs a least one pair of cufflinks for special occasions, so why not take this opportunity to find him an incredibly unique pair? You can customize this exquisite pair with his monogram or initials, then watch as he scrambles to make last-minute dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant, so he has an excuse to wear them!
Bamboo Bags for Women
Wood doesn’t have to be reserved for furniture! This funky purse is perfect for your fashionista wife and will be a stunning complement to her summer sundresses. In our opinion, this is a chic tropical vacation purse, so you might want to start planning your next big getaway so your wife can wear it!
Better Every Year Tree Ring Art
Just like wine and George Clooney, your relationship gets better over time. Celebrate your growth as a couple with this Better Every Year Tree Ring Art piece. You and your partner’s initials are carved into the center of the heart, and you can choose up to eight special dates, such as your anniversary or children’s birthdays, to be engraved along the tree rings.
Unfinished Wood Panel Boards
If you’re dating an artist, you probably already know that no amount of craft supplies is ever enough. Many artists love trying new things, and branching out can help awaken new aspects of their creativity. These wooden panels are perfect for painting, resin art, DIY frame projects, and so much more. Your more creative half will be amazed by your thoughtfulness and probably already start planning what to use the panels for before they finish unwrapping them!
Custom Song Wall Art
Whether it’s your wedding song or some other meaningful tune, you can give your partner this incredibly unique custom song wall art to decorate your space. The talented artist behind this work can turn the soundwaves of a special song into a sweeping wooden sculpture that will look gorgeous in any home. What is the best part? No one will know what the song is beside you (and whoever you tell), so if your partner has a sense of humor, you could choose something really silly (Allstar by Smashmouth, anyone?).
Black Domed Koa Wood Ceramic Ring
A wise woman once said, “if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it.” And while your husband has undoubtedly already done that (otherwise, why would you be reading an article about 5-year anniversary gift ideas), that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put another one on him. This manly and rustic wooden ring is a gorgeous and understated accessory for men that enjoy standing out from the crowd.
Family Tree Heirloom Swing
We’re already swooning just thinking of how cherished this tree swing will be by generations of your family. This rope swing is handmade from durable Brazilian walnut that is naturally resistant to insects, rotting, and even fire. That almost guarantees that your family will enjoy this customizable heart-shaped wing for generations to come.
Wooden Zodiac Constellation Jewelry Dish
Are you shopping for your wife with a taste for boho decor? This wooden trinket dish will look perfect next to her macrame wall hangings and collection of crystals, or anywhere else she wants to put it. Show her you appreciate her love for astrology by selecting her zodiac sign, which is proudly displayed in sparkling gold across the moon-shaped dish.
Personalized Tic Tac Toe
Your relationship has enough X’s and O’s, so why not switch up the classic Tic Tac Toe pieces for more personalized letters? This fun, customized version of the game could serve as a unique decor piece as well as a fully functional game night activity.
Rose Gold Cutlery Set
While wood is traditional for a 5th anniversary, not everyone is a fan of its natural aesthetics. If none of the wooden gifts on this list have seemed like the right fit for your partner, you might be interested in the modern theme for 5th-anniversary gifts—silverware. But, there is no hard and fast rule that your silverware gifts need to actually be silver. We think this elegant rose gold cutlery set with floral engraving would be a wonderfully classy gift your wife will want to use every day!
Personalized Wood Cut City Map
Just like you’ve fallen in love with your partner, you two might have fallen in love with a city. Whether it’s where you currently live, your favorite vacation destination, or the place you hope to one day call home, this customizable map could be a meaningful way to commemorate your shared love for a special destination. The laser-cut map puts a heart at the address you provide and comes with heart-shaped push pins you can use to mark your favorite spots in that city.
Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver And Sapphire Ring
Take a note from the Duchess of Windsor herself with this incredible oval-cut blue sapphire ring, modeled after Princess Kate’s engagement ring from Prince William. If your wife woke up in the middle of the night to watch the royal wedding, reads every tabloid article about the royals, or just loves a gorgeous piece of jewelry, then you can’t go wrong with this sparkly number. Plus, at less than $50, it’s an absolute bargain! We also forgot to mention; sapphires are the official gemstone for 5th wedding anniversaries, so not only is it gorgeous, but it’s also on theme!
Personalized Hearts Four-Across Game
Connect four just got significantly more romantic thanks to the incredible artists behind this light-hearted four-across game. You can customize the maple board with up to four lines of messages, each with seven characters. Use your names, spell out a sweet note, or put your anniversary date or whatever other sentiment you’d love to see while you kick your partner’s butt!
Victorian Flower Open Spoon Ring
When we mentioned that silverware is the modern 5th-anniversary gift, did you expect us to find silverware-inspired jewelry? Probably not, but we absolutely adore the vintage elegance of spoon rings. With its delicate floral design and adjustable fit, this ring is a unique accessory all her friends are sure to complement!
Wedding Invitation Keepsake Box
Many couples want to hold onto their wedding invitations as a sweet memento of their big day. But after five years of getting jostled around in random junk drawers, they might be getting a bit worse for the wear. Give them a proper home with this lovely custom keepsake box.
Luxury Preserved Roses in a Box
Are you searching for a last-minute gift, but you can’t afford for it to look last minute to your wife? We get it, you’ve got a lot on your plate, and this one particular date happened to slip your mind. But don’t fret quite yet; this luxurious box of sapphire blue roses can be at your home or wife’s office by tomorrow, helping you get out of the doghouse and back into the best husband status.
Hand Carved Bamboo Tumbler Set
Cheers to five years together and fifty more to go! These elegant hand-carved bamboo tumblers are a lovely gift for your partner or your favorite couple. They’re made of sustainably sourced bamboo for couples who want to be environmentally friendly and are great for various hot or cold drinks.
Personalized Wine & Cheese Carousel
Here is one of our favorite 5th-anniversary gift ideas for the party people on your shopping list. This clever product combines a charcuterie board, lazy susan, and wine bar into one sleek design. You can further customize it with a family name or monogram for a unique aesthetic. This wine and cheese carousel would make an excellent gift for your party-loving partner or a unique choice for a couple.
Anniversary Serving Tray
Who doesn’t love breakfast in bed? Suppose bringing a home-cooked meal to your sleepy partner is part of your anniversary traditions, or you want to incorporate it into your annual gift. In that case, this serving tray is the perfect canvas for your delicious cuisine.
Let's Have Coffee Together Forever- Engraved Spoon
Is your husband or wife unable to function without their morning cup of coffee? This sweet engraved spoon is perfect for stirring up their morning brew and falls within the creative interpretations of the modern 5th-anniversary gift— silverware.
Grill Smoker Gift Set
Where there’s smoke, there’s probably a smoking hot gift your partner is on fire about. This grill smoker gift set is perfect for your favorite pitmaster and includes everything they need to create flavorful meats, veggies, and more. Since we found this awesome gift for you, can we come over for dinner the next time he’s grilling? It only seems fair.
Chunky Knit Blanket Merino Wool Blend
As we mentioned before, sapphires are the official 5th wedding anniversary gemstone, but that doesn’t mean you have to splash out on expensive jewelry to mark the occasion. You can get creative with your gift-giving by pulling inspiration from the dynamic blue hue of sapphires, as showcased in this cozy knit blanket. Just imagine all the snuggles you and your partner will have under this lux and cuddly blanket!
Personalized Spinning Wine Glass Set
Do you know a couple that can’t stop fidgeting with their drinks during happy hour? Not only is this spinning wine glass set an incredibly beautiful gift, it’s also perfect for those individuals that struggle to sit still, even while trying to relax with a glass of wine. While not in use, the wine glasses fit perfectly in the customized, rustic-inspired holder, inscribed with the couple’s name and anniversary date.
Mango Wood Crescent Moon Hair Pin
This sleek and stylish hairpin is an excellent choice for women that struggle to keep their hair out of their face and out of the way from the millions of tasks they have to focus on. Personally, we wish we were cool enough to pull this chic hairpin off, but we know your wife will look absolutely smashing with it!
State Side Table
A lot can change in five years, including your address. But that doesn’t mean that you and your partner have to give up on your hometown pride! These handmade state cut-out side tables are an incredible and unique way to commemorate your journey together or even thank your partner for moving across state lines with you.
Blue Sapphire Tennis Bracelet
We had to throw in one more beautiful piece of sapphire jewelry before ending this list of awesome 5th-anniversary gifts! A line of delicate sapphires takes center stage on this elegant tennis bracelet, while the adjustable clasp creates a unique silhouette that can fit wrists up to nine inches in diameter. Its dainty design makes it simple enough for everyday wear or as an elegant accessory for a formal occasion. We hope you also planned a romantic dinner for her because she’s going to want an excuse to show off her new gorgeous accessory!
Cherry Wood Arabesque Earring Stand
Some jewelry is so gorgeous it deserves to be shown off, even when you’re not wearing it. This wooden earring holder turns your wife’s accessories into a beautiful hanging display. The 16th-century style stand is inspired by Mughal architecture (like the Taj Mahal) and could evoke memories of your incredible travels together or encourage you to plan your next big trip!
5 Year Anniversary Gift FAQs
How Do You Celebrate Your 5th Anniversary?
There are plenty of creative and unique ways to celebrate your 5th wedding anniversary, no matter what your budget is. Because wood is the traditional symbol for the 5th anniversary, you might consider taking a nature-oriented approach to your celebration. Consider planting a tree together, visiting a botanical garden, going for a picnic at your favorite park, or booking a weekend at a campsite.
Suppose the great outdoors doesn’t sound great to you. In that case, you could take a walk down memory lane by revisiting your first date spot, go out to a fancy dinner, have a professional photoshoot, book a weekend away at a cozy bed and breakfast, or even enjoy a pampering day at a spa.
What is the 5th Anniversary Symbol?
Wood is the traditional 5th-anniversary symbol. Wood is an incredibly strong material and represents the strength of your marriage. Additionally, trees are often seen as symbols of power, wisdom, and family. Just like a tree, after five years of marriage, your relationship has developed strong, intertwined roots, creating a more powerful union and stronger marital bond.
What is a Traditional Gift for the 5th Anniversary?
The traditional 5th-anniversary gifts are made from wood. Wood is a strong and durable material, representing the strength your relationship has gained over the past five years of marriage. There are plenty of incredible wooden gifts to suit a variety of aesthetics and styles. Still, understandably, wood may not be for everyone, so there are other themes for 5th anniversaries that might help your shopping.
In addition to the traditional 5th-anniversary gift, there are other themes for this milestone celebration. Sapphires are the official 5th-anniversary gemstone, while daisies are the official flower. For people with less traditional tastes, silverware is the modern 5th-anniversary gift.
Of course, you can get as creative as you’d like within these themes! Some examples of creative interpretations of these themes might include a vintage-inspired spoon ring, wooden sunglasses, or a sapphire blue knit blanket. You can find all those items and more on this list of unique 5th-anniversary gifts!
What Color is 5th Year Anniversary?
There are a few traditional 5th-anniversary colors to choose from for your milestone celebration. The customary 5th-anniversary colors are blue, pink, and turquoise. You might consider incorporating these colors into your gifts or even the decorations for your anniversary party if you choose to celebrate that way.