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31 Thoughtful 5th Anniversary Gift Ideas They'll Instantly Adore

Five years of marriage is certainly something to celebrate! Check out our favorite traditional and modern gift ideas for the wood anniversary.

5 year anniversary gift ideas

5 year anniversary gift ideas

Can you believe how fast five years have flown by? Half a decade is certainly something to celebrate. Whether it's you and your spouse who have hit this amazing milestone or another happy couple in your life, a thoughtful five-year anniversary gift is a sweet way to show your love. And luckily, we've made finding the right present for your married friends or other half a breeze thanks to this handy gift guide. But first, a little background on what five years of marriage really means (hint: it's also known as the wood anniversary). 

We're breaking down the traditional and modern themes for the fifth anniversary below, including the flower, gemstone, and colors associated with this remarkable milestone. Of course, it's totally fine to go ahead and make your own tradition too—the most important thing is to pick out something they'll love.

What Is the Traditional Five-Year Anniversary Gift?

If we haven't given it away already, the traditional fifth anniversary gift is wood. This versatile material is a meaningful symbol of an ever-growing and strengthening relationship. Even better, it's also great for gifting. From beautifully engraved keepsakes commemorating the marriage milestone to unusual wooden accessories (think: cuff links and necklaces), there are so many cool and romantic wood anniversary gifts to choose from. 

But if wooden gifts aren't for you, don't sweat it. Feel free to play up another one of the year's themes if it's a better fit. Upgrade their cutlery drawer by going with the milestone's modern material: silverware. Or, add a splash of color to your spouse's jewelry box with the five-year anniversary stone: sapphire. Still not convinced? There's also a flower (the daisy) and a selection of colors (pink, blue, and turquoise) associated with five years of marriage. And like we said before, it's also okay to go your own route and pick out an alternative present instead. We've got suggestions below for all of the traditional and modern fifth anniversary gift themes as well as some unique, out-of-the-box gift ideas.

The Best Five-Year Anniversary Gifts

Whether you've decided to go all in on five-year anniversary gift tradition, stick with the milestone's modern symbol, or go your own way altogether, one of these awesome presents is sure to fit the bill. We've got something for everyone, from sentimental wall art and romantic preserved roses to cool experiential presents. So what are you waiting for? Happy gifting!

Monthly wine subscription box anniversary gift for couples

1. Date night wine

Just because it's a gift for the wooden anniversary doesn't mean it has to lean into the wood theme. If the couple has enough keepsakes and home decor, go with something they can enjoy as an experience instead. VINEBOX's monthly subscription box includes six new wines along with sommelier-led tasting videos, tasting notes, and pairing suggestions. The couple can plan a romantic wine tasting date night at home. Bonus: You can mail it directly to their home with a personal gift message.

VINEBOX monthly subscription, from $64, VINEBOX

Heart-shaped tree-ring inspired wall art personalized with special dates for fifth anniversary

2. On-theme art

This unique piece pays tribute to the classic five-year anniversary gifting theme in more ways than one. For starters, It's made of birch plywood, so it clearly fits the brief for a traditional present. But that's not all: This striking decor also resembles tree rings, doubly touching on the wood milestone's traditional material. Personalize it with your (or the couple's) initials and up to eight special moments from your relationship, like when you first met, got engaged, tied the knot, and marked five amazing years of marriage.

Rachel and Jared Ergo Better Every Year tree ring art, from $115, Uncommon Goods

Galaxy-effect fairytale rose in glass display case anniversary gift idea

3. Fairytale rose

After five years of wedded bliss, your love story pretty much qualifies as a fairy tale. This unique rose is just like the one from Beauty and the Beast, only better. It's covered in colorful string lights that create a stunning galaxy effect. Your partner won't be expecting this creative and unusual fifth wedding anniversary gift.

Glasseam galaxy rose, $17, Amazon

Cluster of blue gemstones earrings sapphire 5 year anniversary gift

4. Sapphire studs

Sapphire gemstones aren't just beautiful to look at—they're also a symbol of wisdom, integrity, and fidelity and have long been associated with royalty. Who could forget Kate Middleton's stunning sapphire sparkler? But these earrings don't just include the fifth anniversary gemstone: a cluster of sapphire, aquamarine, London blue topaz, and a dainty diamond comprises the unique hydrangea-inspired studs. They're modern, unique, and right on theme. What more could your S.O. want from five-year anniversary jewelry?

Brilliant Earth hydrangea bouquet earrings, $595, Brilliant Earth

Wooden ring box personalized with couple's initials fifth anniversary gift idea

5. Pretty ring box

Speaking of engagement rings, does your spouse have somewhere safe to store theirs when it's not on their finger? This lovely wooden ring box is the perfect place for keeping both of your rings safe. The outside of the lid can be personalized with your initials, while the inside is engraved with the sweet phrase: "Forever & Always."

WeddingWire Shop small personalized wooden ring jewelry box in Hand Written Monogram, $35, WeddingWire Shop 

I Still Do and Me Too stamped forks silverware fifth anniversary gift

6. Meaningful cutlery

If you're looking for on-theme five-year anniversary ideas that reflect the modern gifting material (ahem, that's silverware), this one's for you. This set of two forks is hand stamped with the words "I still do" and "Me too." (Awwh!) Have the end of each fork personalized with your wedding date so it's an even more fitting present. If you're planning on cooking a romantic anniversary dinner at home, opt for the dinner forks. Or, if you'll be celebrating with a slice of your favorite cake, go with the dessert forks.

samirahcollections hand-stamped vintage forks anniversary gift idea, $30, Etsy

Wood-pellet portable pizza oven fifth anniversary gift idea

7. Portable pizza oven

Okay, this might be stretching the wood theme just a little, but believe us when we say they'll love this five-year wedding anniversary gift. It's a wood-pellet pizza oven designed for making authentic stone-baked pizza wherever they please. The best part? It takes as little as 60 seconds to cook an entire pizza. What is it they say? The way to the heart is through the stomach. 

Ooni Fyra outdoor home pizza oven, $349, Nordstrom

Personalized wooden four across game fifth anniversary traditional gift

8. Custom four across

Shopping for the spouse who's all in on family game night? We've found the perfect five-year anniversary gift for him or her. This wooden four-across game doesn't have the usual circular slots. Instead, it's carved with your first names or family name and a meaningful date (oh, and lots of adorable love hearts). Bonus: You can customize the color of the chips too. If you're shopping for your spouse, pick each of your favorite colors. If you're shopping for a couple, you might not know what each person's favorite color is. Instead, think back to their big day and see if you can incorporate their wedding colors. Trust us, it's a detail they'll 100% appreciate. 

Kasey and Justin Pearson personalized hearts four-across game, $90, Uncommon Goods

Fancy watch with sapphire strap and face on-theme5 year anniversary gift for husband

9. Trendy timepiece

Watches are another much-loved anniversary present, partly because they're so symbolic and partly down to their sheer practicality. Who doesn't love a gift that's useful and meaningful? Let your S.O. know you cherish the time you've spent with them over the past five years with this contemporary Swiss-made timepiece. The sapphire-colored strap and face are a nice nod to the year's gemstone.

Salvatore Ferragamo Ferragamo sapphire chrono watch, $1,545, Salvatore Ferragamo

Cozy cabin getaway fifth anniversary gift for couple
Getaway via Facebook

10. Getaway gift card

On the hunt for last-minute five-year anniversary gifts? Gift cards are your new best friend. Take inspiration from the couple's interests to pick out the right gift card for them. Do they like to travel? Or maybe they enjoy getting away from city life with a hike in the woods or camping trip? If either of these is true, they'll wholeheartedly appreciate a Getaway gift card. The site has cozy cabins within two hours of major cities across the US. Check out their map of outposts to see if there's one near the couple. Honestly, it's such a thoughtful idea that they'll never suspect it's a last-minute gift.

Getaway gift card, from $50, Getaway

Navy silk pajamas luxury fifth anniversary gift for wife

11. Luxury loungewear

Not every pair of pajamas is worthy of such a special occasion, but trust us—this one is. Lunya's silky-soft loungewear is fashionable, functional, and—wait for it—machine washable! Your other half will never want to take these luxurious silk PJs off. 

Lunya washable silk tee set, $198, Lunya

The Adventure Challenge: Couples Edition book

12. Fun activity book

Dynamic duos will love The Adventure Challenge. This one-of-a-kind journal is chock full of fun scratch-off date ideas. There's only one rule: Once an activity has been scratched off, it has to be completed! But don't worry, there are helpful symbols that hint at what each adventure might entail, like the cost and where it should take place. Once an activity is completed, there's space to jot down notes and add a photograph, resulting in a sweet memento. (Psst, get 10% off sitewide with our exclusive code: WW10.)

The Adventure Challenge The Adventure Challenge: Couples Edition, $50, The Adventure Challenge

Rose dipped in gold gift set for fifth anniversary

13. Precious preserved rose

A bouquet of flowers is always going to be a classic and romantic gift for your other half, especially roses, which symbolize passion and adoration. That said, it's 2023 and there are lots of cool new ways to gift your sweetheart some flowers. Instead of a one-off bouquet, consider presenting them with a single rose preserved in 24-karat gold. This super-unique gift set comes with a beautiful vase for displaying the bloom and an adorable vase-hugging teddy bear.

The Forever Rose Better Together Forever combo, $155, The Forever Rose

Handblown whiskey glass with mountain peak at bottom cool fifth anniversary gift for husband or wife

14. Cool drinking glasses

Shopping for a whiskey aficionado? Don't be afraid to go off-theme when brainstorming five-year anniversary ideas for your other half. This isn't just any old glassware—it's handblown to include the topography of a mountain peak at the bottom. The set includes two rocks glasses, so you can toast to your milestone together. 

Whiskey Peaks Mt. Rainier set of 2 whiskey glasses, $30, Huckberry

Canvas map of the stars and wedding vows personalized 5-year anniversary gift

15. Meaningful star map

If your wedding vows were the last time you really poured your heart out to your partner, it's time to bring them back. This unique piece of home decor can be personalized with both your and your S.O.'s vows, putting them on display as a daily reminder. In the center is a mesmerizing map of the stars from the day you met, tied the knot, or another special day of your choosing. It's hands down one of the best five-year anniversary gifts. 

Canvas Vows custom star map, from $75, Canvas Vows

Couple wearing matching heart print underwear fun fifth anniversary gift idea

16. Cute matching underwear

After five years of marriage, you're more comfortable around each other now than you ever thought possible. Why not lean into that comfort with a quirky (but cute) wedding anniversary gift? Matching undies are a fun way to connect with each other and they'll seriously up your style game the next time you two are lounging around in your underwear. Make it an on-theme gift idea by choosing a matching print that features one of the five-year anniversary colors.

MeUndies matching underwear for couples, prices vary, MeUndies

Framed metal daisy fifth anniversary flower gift

17. Unique daisy art

The five-year anniversary flower is the daisy, making this metallic flower a thematic fifth wedding anniversary gift. This beautiful metal work will add a quirky touch to any corner of the home. Bonus: You can add an engraved plaque to the bottom of the frame for an extra-personal touch.

Alain'sBlacksmithShop framed metal daisy, from $74, Etsy

R2-D2 pendant with sapphires symbolic fifth anniversary gift for wife or husband

18. Pop-culture pendant

This sterling silver pendant is ideal for the fifth year of marriage thanks to the on-theme sapphire accents on each side. The R2-D2-inspired accessory is unisex, making it a great gift for any Star Wars fan. Engrave it with your spouse's name, both of your initials, or a special date for an even more meaningful present. 

Star Wars Fine Jewelry R2 Series men's/women's pendant, $550, Star Wars Fine Jewelry

Wooden wine box engraved with couple's first names traditional 5 year anniversary gift

19. Engraved wine box

Plan on picking up a bottle of wine to give to the lovebirds? Great idea! If you want to take your gift to the next level, hand it over in this elegant (and on-theme) wooden wine box personalized with their names and wedding date. Top tip: If you're looking for special fifth anniversary ideas for your parents or very close friends, you can seriously impress them by buying wine with their wedding year as the vintage.

WeddingWire Shop personalized wooden wine gift box with lid in Signature Script, $28, WeddingWire Shop

To a Lifetime of Ice Cream Together spoons fifth anniversary modern gift

20. Cute ice cream spoons

A matching set of silver ice cream spoons is another unique spin on the modern five-year anniversary gift. This useful flatware is stamped with the romantic phrase: "To a lifetime of ice cream together." We suggest pairing the spoons with this congratulatory ice cream for a truly memorable fifth anniversary present for a couple.

Impressions Stamped To a Lifetime of Ice Cream Together spoons, from $18, Etsy

Gold-plated and wood heart-shaped pendant

21. Wooden heart pendant

Wooden accessories are a classic five-year anniversary gift for your wife or husband. We're obsessed with the unique jewelry from Liel and Lentz, especially this romantic heart-shaped necklace. It's made with 14-karat gold-plated brass and pau ferro wood. Up the ante by having it engraved with your sweetheart's name, both of your initials, or the date you officially achieved five years of wedded bliss.

LielandLentz five-year anniversary jewelry gift, from $145, Etsy

Wooden cuff links traditional 5 year anniversary gift for him

22. Custom cuff links

If you're wondering what to do for your five-year anniversary, it's the ultimate excuse to get all dressed up and celebrate. Add a romantic touch to your spouse's evening wear with a pair of unusual wood cuff links set in sleek stainless steel with a bullet-back closure. The rustic wooden inlay gives a nod to the milestone's traditional gift theme. 

Ox and Bull Trading Co. stainless steel wood cuff links, $89, 

Fancy cheese knife set in leather case fifth anniversary silverware gift
Ty Mecham, Julia Gartland

23. Elevated cheese knives

If your S.O. is a cheese lover, we've found an excellent modern fifth anniversary gift for him or her. Switch out traditional silverware for this gorgeous cheese knife set. Each knife is made from sleek, nonstick stainless steel with a stylish matte black finish. The set of three will have them fully equipped to cut and serve soft cheeses, hard cheeses and anything in between. Plus, it all comes rolled up in a smart leather pouch for safekeeping. Talk about a thoughtful five-year anniversary gift for your wife or husband!

Boska Monaco black cheese knife set with leather roll, $90, Food52

Personalized shadow box cork holder traditional fifth anniversary gift

24. Decorative cork holder

There are so many creative five-year anniversary gifts out there that follow the wood theme. Help the happy couple keep track of all the important milestones to come with this personalized wooden shadow box. It's designed to hold corks from every bottle of wine or champagne they pop open to celebrate. Bonus points if you deliver it with a nice bottle of bubbly. 

WeddingWire Shop personalized wooden wine cork holder shadow box in Signature Script, $35, WeddingWire Shop

Personalized wooden cutting board, spoons, and coasters fifth anniversary gift set

25. Personalized cutting board

Custom chopping and serving boards are popular wooden anniversary gifts, especially if you're a couple (or shopping for a couple) who likes to cook. Opt for the bamboo cutting board on its own or make it a gift set by adding in coasters, spoons, or both. There's also a choice between a 0.5-inch cutting board and a 1.5-inch chopping block, depending on what they like to cook. Charcuterie fans will appreciate the thinner size for serving, while steak lovers might prefer a hefty chopping block. For the finishing touches, have each item laser-engraved with the couple's names and a sweet phrase like "better together."

WoodAndMine personalized cutting board gift set, from $64, Etsy

Man using ejectable card holder in Ekster wallet cool fifth anniversary gift idea for husband

26. Smart leather wallet

Practical fifth-year anniversary gifts can be just as thoughtful as something sentimental. Picking out something your partner will truly appreciate shows how clued in you are to their needs and what makes them tick. Replace your spouse's tattered old wallet for this sleek leather upgrade. It features an ejectable tray so they'll never have to fumble for the right card again. Plus, the wallet can be tracked via smartphone if it's ever lost by adding a tracker card.

Ekster Parliament wallet, $89, Ekster

Fifth anniversary wooden keepsake box gift next to date night idea cards

27. Etched keepsake box

This personalized keepsake box is a traditional wood gift that'll come in clutch for future milestones. They can use it to store photos and other mementos from every special occasion. Get creative by filling the box with something personal before handing it over, such as date ideas for the lovebirds to take inspiration from (because after five-plus years of planning date nights, they could probably use some fresh ideas).

WeddingWire Shop personalized wooden keepsake gift box in Modern Couple Etching, $28, WeddingWire Shop

Personalized wood picture frame traditional fifth anniversary gift

28. Sweet photo frame

Have this personalized gift engraved with your initials and a romantic phrase like: "Our love continues to grow." It can live on your mantelpiece as a daily reminder of your five-year marriage anniversary. Choose to hand it over already filled with a smiling snapshot (one of your wedding photos, maybe?). Or, wait to take a cute picture of you both celebrating five years of marriage. The wooden frame perfectly embraces the traditional five-year anniversary gift. 

Personalization Mall Carved In Love personalized picture frame, $27, Personalization Mall

Scavenger Box black and gold box with contents fifth anniversary gift idea

29. Romantic scavenger hunt

Up for a little fun with your other half? This cool experience from Scavenger Box is an unusual fifth wedding anniversary gift (that's also super romantic). The company's carefully thought-out boxes include everything you need to come up with your own custom scavenger hunt. There's even a treasure box with a heart-shaped combination lock for them to find at the very end—what goes inside is up to you!

Scavenger Box romantic scavenger hunt kit, $85, Scavenger Box

Wood anniversary gift coaster with bottle opener at the back personalized

30. Useful beer coaster

Last but not least on our list of the best five-year anniversary gift ideas: a practical and personalized set of coasters for the beer lover in your life. Have each one engraved with the year you said "I do" and your family name (if you share one, that is). The built-in bottle opener means they won't have to keep going to the kitchen to crack open a new bottle—it's the perfect wood anniversary gift for your loved one to enjoy their favorite brews. 

WeddingWire Shop natural wood coaster with built-in bottle opener in Brewery Co. Etching, $17 for a set of 2, WeddingWire Shop

Custom guitar pick fifth anniversary gift

31. Punny guitar picks

If your spouse is into music, we've found a fun anniversary gift for him or her: a personalized guitar pick. Engrave one or a few with a romantic pun like "You struck a chord with me" or "I pick you."

TheMasonryJewellery personalized guitar pick, $11, Etsy