5 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas
20+ of the best 5 year anniversary gift ideas to inspire you for your anniversary. Embrace the traditional 5th anniversary "wooden" gift, or just find a really sweet and thoughtful gift.
5 Year Anniversary Gift Traditions
Some people like to give anniversary gifts based on tradition. But which gift tradition do you follow? The most traditional list says that you should give a wooden gift for the 5 year wedding anniversary. And some people even say, "5 years, wood you believe it?" ...
But there is also a more "modern" gift list which says it should be silverware.
There are several "Anniversary Flowers by year" lists too. For these, Hydrangea and Geraniums are the flowers of choice for a 5 year anniversary.
And the American Gem Trade Assocation says that Blue Topaz is the gemstone to give for a 5th anniversary gift.
So whether you decide to follow a particular gift-giving tradition or not, we hope you find many ideas for your anniversary gift on this page. Happy Anniversary!
1. Wooden Jewelry Box
For a traditional take on the 5 year anniversary gift, buy your wife a wooden jewelry box. It's a beautiful and practical wood anniversary gift for her to keep and use for many years to come.
2. Blue Topaz Jewelry
The gemstone to give at your 5 year anniversary is blue topaz. It's a beautiful vibrant color and looks lovely set in pendants, earrings, rings, and more!
3. Wooden Beard Comb
Does your husband rock a beard? Then help him to groom in style with a beautifully made wooden beard combs.
4. Wood-fired Pizza Oven
If you're into good food, take a look at a Wood-fired pizza oven. My husband suggested this idea as a 5 year anniversary gift, and I'm sure there are many guys out there who'd love to receive this! Plus you benefit from all the delicious food they will cook in it for years to come!
5. Wood Chess Set
For a wood anniversary gift that also provides opportunities to spend time together, there are many beautifully presented wooden board games, such as a carved Wooden chess set.
6. "Remember When" Personalized Poster
Make a personalized 5 year anniversary poster gift for your husband or wife, reminiscing about all the fun and silly things you've been up to over the years together.
These gifts are great if you're a bit *last-minute* as you can personalize, download, and print at home!
7. Laser-cut Wooden Jewelry
Well there's always "wooden" beads, but if you're looking for a modern and quirky 5 year anniversary gift, then take a look at laser-cut wooden jewelry.
There are so many intricate designs possible with this technique to suit whatever your particular tastes might be. From intricate geometric patterns or animal shapes, to anatomically correct hearts!
The hearts shown are actually cufflinks, and they're a pretty unique wood anniversary gift for him.
8. Wooden Candle Holder
A romantic 5 year anniversary gift to buy is a wooden candle-holder. You could get one engraved with a personalized message such as "You light up my life".
Or find one made out of logs of wood, so it's a bit like sitting by the fire in a log cabin. There are even unique candle holders made out of recycled materials like this curved tea-light holder from an old oak wine barrel. There are so many options depending on your home decor and what your partner enjoys.
9. Engraved Wooden Board
If you're looking for a home-related gift, then a personalized wooden chopping board or cheese board might be just the thing. You can order these with your family name or an inscription in celebration of your 5 year wedding anniversary.
10. Wooden Photo Frame
If you're looking for a more personal 5 year anniversary gift, then make a collage of some photos from throughout your marriage and frame it in a beautiful wooden photo frame. This gift gives a slight nod to the "wood" theme, but is a really thoughtful 5th anniversary gift to receive and will be a lovely memento of the first few years of your marriage.
11. Wooden Furniture
If you're looking for more of a statement gift, then consider a piece of wooden furniture for your 5 year anniversary gift. Perhaps a new bed frame, sideboard, coffee table, dining table, vanity table for their bedroom... there are so many options!
12. Driftwood Ornament
For an ornamental wood anniversary gift, consider Coastal wood art, or home decor made out of driftwood.
13. Wooden Carved Statue
Or if you want to find a wood wedding anniversary gift that's a little more sentimental, these interlocking wooden statues are very sweet.
14. Garden Bench
If you have a large garden you could buy a wooden garden bench, and even have it inscribed with a sweet message in recognition of your 5th wedding anniversary.
15. Plant a Tree together
Another great 5 year anniversary gift for your garden would be to plant a tree together, which you can then watch grow over the years. This is a lovely wedding anniversary gift idea particularly if you're in your "forever" home and not anticipating moving anytime soon!
16. Bonsai Tree
If you live in a small apartment, you could buy a little bonsai tree instead!
17. Family Tree Photo Frame
Make a "family tree" of your family. You can buy family tree photo frames, and you slot in the photos of your immediate family and the extended members. Or buy or make a personalized print of your family-tree.
18. Wicker Picnic Basket
A beautiful Wicker Picnic Basket full of lovely food and a bottle of wine for a picnic together is a fantastic 5 year anniversary gift idea. Both for that day, and for creating many more memories in the future.
19. Organize a Walk in the Woods
For a lovely "wood-themed" gift, organise a walk in the woods together, or stay overnight in a log-cabin. So romantic!
20. Host a Bonfire Night
If you have a large enough yard, arrange a bonfire night in your yard with friends and family to celebrate your anniversary and tell your husband or wife how they "light up your life".
21. Hydrangea or Geranium Print
The traditional 5 year anniversary flower is the Hydrangea or Geranium. If your partner is a keen gardener, you could buy them a beautiful plant for their garden.
Another idea is to buy a framed hydrangea or geranium botanical print. From illustrated prints on funky backgrounds (the one below is a watercolor on dictionary paper), to a more traditional botanical sketch, there are many possibilities.
A photo-book of the first 5 years of your marriage makes a wonderful 5 year anniversary gift. It's a lovely memento for your partner and you to look through and reflect on all the things you've done together!
You could start with a favorite photo or two from your wedding day, and then include photos from your honeymoon, of your house together, any special trips you've done, just hanging out at home. Try to include key events over the years - holidays, children, pets, houses, cars.
Or you can do a scrapbook and include written notes and other tickets/mementos from the year too. This idea takes a bit of time to make, but it is a great one for those of you who are organised to do it in time!
23. Anniversary Money Origami
An "easy" 5 year anniversary gift could be to give your other half some beautifully folded money and tell them you're taking them out for a day of fun - whether that's to the mall, or to a bar dancing, or out to dinner, whatever suits their style. It's a thoughtful way to give a gift where the receiver can still choose the actual gift themselves.
Anniversary Wishes, Quotes, and Poems
Apart from "5 years, wood you believe it?", there are a lot of ways to wish your partner a happy 5th wedding anniversary!
- Anniversary Wishes, Messages, and Greetings
- Wedding Anniversary Quotes and Sayings
- Wedding Anniversary Poems and Verses
We hope you found a suitable 5 year anniversary gift idea from our collection of ideas, and we wish you all the best for your future years together. May they be happy, healthy, and full of fun and laughter.