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You're likely feeling pretty stable together once you've made it to your fifth year of marriage. That's where the customary gift for five-year anniversary gifts, wood, comes in. Wood is the traditional anniversary gift for this year and symbolizes strength, stability and your union growing stronger over time.
It's very important to choose the right wedding anniversary gift when it comes to celebrating half a decade together. That's where we come in. Our gift experts have gathered dozens of the best five-year anniversary gifts, so get ready for some major gift-giving inspiration, whether you're shopping for your husband or browsing for your wife.
5th Anniversary Symbols
Colors: Blue and pink
If wood feels, well, boring, don't stress — on this list you'll find plenty of unique and creative wood products that still give a nod to tradition. We've also gathered all manner of modern and unique items too, like daisy-inspired gifts, card games to play together and affordable sapphire jewelry so you can give your spouse a little bit of luxury on a budget. And if you're looking to get a head start on next year, check out our guide to the best sixth anniversary gifts.
Couples Card Game
You'll spend a lifetime getting to know each other, but there's always more to learn about your partner. This enjoyable game comes with 150 cards in five different categories to better understand your partner's love languages so you can continue to grow, together.
Date Night Wooden Dice
After five years together, date night might start to feel, well, stale. Eliminate that problem with this fun (and traditional) gift. It has sections like "food," "activity," and "afterward," that'll make date night much more exciting for years to come.
Beard Brush With Wooden Handle
Step up your partner's grooming game with this beard brush that reviewers say is "good quality," "works great" and "stimulates the follicles." The natural wood handle will fit his hand perfectly and the boar bristles are great for styling and shaping.
Fifth Anniversary Wood Print
This unique wood wall hanging is all about the symbolism for your fifth. It even counts down the days, hours and minutes you've been married and comes ready to hang.
Wooden Tic-Tac-Toe Game
Engage in some friendly competition with this wooden tic-tac-toe game that doubles as tabletop decor. Reviewed over 11,000 times (and counting) on Amazon, buyers describe it as a "quality piece" that'll instantly upgrade game night.
The perfect gift for the spouse who loves bird-watching, these hummingbird houses come in a set of three and are ready to hang. Place them outdoors for birds to nest or use them indoors as decor. It's a unique reminder of your fifth year together.
5-Year Anniversary Card
There's nothing sweeter than this wooden five-year anniversary card, with two puzzle pieces with just enough space to write the couple's names. The best part? The fun puzzle design will last much longer than the typical paper card.
Daisy Car Cupholder Coaster
These daisy cup holders won't just add a dose of personality to their car — it'll keep it clean, too. They're designed to work for hot or cold beverages, and one pleased reviewer shared: "Loved the appearance, thickness, color, fit and quality."
Make them say "ahhh" with this foot massager, which is designed to relieve foot pain and stimulate blood circulation through two different acupressure nubs and a curved shaped for maximum tension release. "The various roller sizes really help to alleviate my numbness. I am glad I bought this one, and I recommend it to my family members too," one Amazon reviewer wrote.
Plant Terrarium With a Wooden Stand
Are they obsessed with greenery? Then gift this terrarium so they can display a trio of their favorite air plants. It's made of glass, metal and wood, and the unique design is a fun twist on the traditional wood gift for five-year anniversaries.
These unisex slides are so comfortable, which is exactly why they're all the rage. They come in blue to honor five years and they're perfect for lounging around the house together.
Wooden Jewelry Box
Add a global-inspired flair to their space with this hand-carved jewelry box that's made of rosewood. It can be used to store earrings, watches, bracelets and more. Plus, it features a red velvet interior for an extra touch of elegance.
Fuel their creativity with this hexagon wooden puzzle, which also happens to work as living room decor. It includes 11 blocks that can be positioned into tons of different patterns, and it's made to last. Reviewers also say it's "a brain teaser," "very attractive" and "lightweight."
If your wife is the queen of boho chic, this wooden mirror is the best gift you could find. It's available in six different colors and has a 12-inch diameter, which will easily fit into any room. It's even shaped like the traditional flower — daisies!
9-Piece Kitchen Utensils Set
While kitchen utensils might not seem like the most romantic gift, think again. Gift this teak wood set along with a delicious homemade meal to brighten their day. Bonus points if their love language is acts of service!
This walnut dish is the safe place they've needed to stash their wedding ring. "It’s simple but still practical and sentimental one," Amazon reviewer wrote.
Wooden Music Box
Bring a dose of nostalgia into your house with an old-fashioned wooden music box. There are multiple designs to choose from, including one that features Carl and Ellie from Up. "The melody is very recognizable and the sound quality of the music box is great," shared one Amazon buyer.
Personalized Cutting Board
Highly rated on Amazon, this personalized cutting board makes a thoughtful five-year anniversary gift for any home cook. It's a keepsake that'll last for years to come, and you can take your pick of solid walnut or maple.
Personalized Tree Wood Carving
Instead of carving your initials into a real tree, gift this personalized art to spruce up any drab wall. It's made in Dallas from Baltic birchwood and you can choose from three colors: navy, teal or white.
Carved Wood Vase
Buy her a bouquet of anniversary flowers, then arrange them in this modern wooden vase. Even without flowers, it will make a big impact on any table or mantel!
Nordic Style Handmade Wooden Cup
Toast your anniversary with hot beverages in these one-of-a-kind handcrafted wooden mugs. The unique shape makes them easy to use and it's lightweight enough for camping or hiking.
Chunky hoops are a hit right now, and this is the pair she'll never want to take off. They're real sterling silver and feature lab-grown diamonds for an extra special touch. Plus, sapphire is the traditional stone for five-year anniversaries.
Engraved Pocket Knife
Go a step beyond his well-used pocket knife with one that's inspired by five-year anniversaries. "I love this knife. It’s strong and always reminds me of my wife," one husband wrote on Amazon.
Glass Cup With Bamboo Lid
She can enjoy her favorite drinks on the go with this adorable glass cup. It'll hold up 16 ounces of liquid and even comes with a straw, bamboo lid and cleaning brush. The daisy print is fitting for fifth anniversaries, too.
Deluxe Wood Scrabble Set
Up your game night with this deluxe version of Scrabble, complete with a sturdy, rotating wooden board that opens up to store all the pieces. It can also be personalized with a name plate for an additional charge.
Your wedding band will always be special, but these handcrafted sandalwood rings are another thoughtful way to say, "I love you." They come in three finishes, so you can choose your wood preference.
This wooden ottoman tray is perfect for holding his favorite snacks and beverages while watching the game. Choose from natural, white and walnut wood finishes. Bonus: It also works well for breakfast in bed!
Wood Chopstick Set
To get the different colors in this five-piece chopsticks set, each one is made from a different wood, including beechwood, rosewood and ironwood. Gift them with a promise of a make-your-own sushi night in the future.
Farmhouse Wooden Candle Holders
This set of three handcrafted candle holders is made from solid mango wood for a sturdy base. The varied heights will make for an eye-catching dining table or entryway display.
Wooden Guitar Pick Box
If your partner loves to play the guitar, gift this beautiful guitar pick box so they always have one within reach. It's made with real wood, and each one even features a small heart engraved on the bottom (the creators recommend rubbing it for good luck).
Natural Link Wooden Object
Make a statement with this natural wood, free-standing object d'art. Two carved pieces of acacia wood are linked together to form an impressive piece — just like the two of you!
Wooden Book Page Holder
This is a great gift for book lovers, since it makes it easy to hold a book open and read with one hand. It comes in three sizes, and each one is made from walnut wood.
Wooden Bow Tie Set
He can show off his five-year status at the next wedding you attend with this wooden accessories set. It comes with a wooden bow tie and matching cufflinks, plus a coordinating pocket square. (You can choose from multiple wood grains and pocket square patterns.)
Thank You Daisies Grow Kit
Instead of buying a bouquet, she can grow her own daisies in a petite terracotta pot that will look great on any windowsill. All she'll need besides this set is water and a little bit of sunshine!
Tikal Wood Serving Bowl
These serving bowls are wonderfully versatile. Each one is handcrafted in Guatemala with sustainably-sourced wood, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. They come in three sizes and three wood tones: mahogany, white cedar and granadillo.
Wooden Recipe Box
Keep all of your recipes organized in this wooden recipe box and start a collection that can be passed down to future generations. This one comes with 60 blank recipe cards and 24 dividers. One Amazon reviewer shared: "I like how the lid has magnets in it, so the lid stays shut tight without the risk of a buckle or clamp going bad. The recipe cards are of a nice construction as well, about the same thickness as an index card."
Rustic Edge Cheese & Charcuterie Board
If she loves to host, she can get in on the charcuterie craze with this olive wood board, perfect for serving up appetizers to friends and family. Because of the grain, no two are exactly alike.
Book Nook Reading Valet
They'll have everything they need to cozy up with a gripping yarn with this set. The acacia wood is engraved to say "save my spot" on one side and "to be continued" on the other.
100 Dates Scratch-Off Poster
Date nights will never feel played out with this scratch-off poster. It features 100 creative date ideas, so you'll never run out of options (at least until your next anniversary). The price doesn't include a frame — but if you place it in a wooden one, you can give a nod to the fifth-year tradition.
These beautiful pop-up cards are so much more creative than traditional cards and flowers. This bouquet is made of daisies — a nod to tradition — and they stand 12 inches tall with a paper vase to keep it upright.
Handmade Wood Napkin Ring Set
When you plan your anniversary dinner or any other special gathering at home, make each place setting special with this set of four wood napkin rings.
Palo Santo Smudging Sticks
Burning palo santo wood is thought to be cleansing and grounding. Each stick in this bundle is sustainably sourced and hand-picked by Peruvian artists.
Sapphire Tennis Bracelet
You can't go wrong with a simple yet elegant tennis bracelet that's perfect for everyday wear. Featuring lab-grown sapphires and white-gold plating, it's an affordable gift that'll look luxurious on her wrist.
Wooden Pizza Paddle
Ordering pizza is great, but making your own at home is better. This solid bamboo pizza spatula is perfect for getting your hot pie out of the oven in one piece. Need help getting started? Try the GH Test Kitchen's homemade pizza dough recipe.
Add another ring to her collection with one of these interestingly shaped, recycled brass stacking rings. The cubic zirconia represents different birthstones, including sapphire.
Wooden Backgammon Board Game Set
This set comes with everything you need to play, including pieces, cups and dice, all in a handcrafted mahogany-wood set.
Crystal Daisy Paperweight
This beautiful crystal daisy paperweight will have a permanent place on her desk. Made of high-quality crystal, it'll even catch the light when placed in a sunny spot.
Herringbone Acacia Wood Board
This herringbone cutting board, featuring a variety of acacia wood tones, is eye-catching enough to display when it's not in use. You can also get it in a larger size.
Tapered Olivewood Rolling Pin
Brush up on your baking game with this tapered wood rolling pin. It’s sturdy enough to last for years, but practical enough to roll out the most delicate of pastry doughs.
Chevron Photo Frame
Display one of your favorite wedding photos or best Instagram snaps in this whimsical frame. It's made from wood and bone inlay in a trendy chevron pattern. One Amazon reviewer shared: "Everyone that sees this frame loves it and asks me where I got it from. Great quality and look."
Made of resin with pressed daisy petals inside, these handmade earrings are too sweet to pass up. Fun fact: The designers grow the flowers in South America.
What is the traditional five-year anniversary gift?
Wood. It represents the strength and stability of your union. Trees are also known as symbols of wisdom and longevity — both important qualities in any relationship. And like a tree, your marriage can only get stronger with time.
What are the modern 5-year anniversary gifts?
Silverware, daisies and sapphires are the modern five-year anniversary gifts — and there's tons of room for creativity with these gift ideas.
Silverware: Silverware represents purity and strength as well as the connection to loved ones when sharing a meal.
Daisies: Daisies represent a couple's strong bond and the beautiful things that will grow from that relationship.
Sapphires: Sapphires are the gemstone of wisdom, faithfulness and sincerity: three important values for any union.
Looking for more great anniversary gifts?
If you need more inspiration, we have guides for other years, each with their own traditional and modern themes, motifs and symbols.
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