Are you celebrating your fifth anniversary? Congratulations! Making it half a decade with your loved one is a milestone worthy of celebration. But what can you get your sweetheart that shows how much you care? Even after five years together, choosing the best 5th anniversary gift ideas for your spouse isn’t easy. We’ve created this gift guide to help give you some inspiration to help you pick the perfect anniversary present.
How to Choose a 5th Anniversary Gift
One of the best ways to pick an anniversary present is to consult the traditional and modern gift-giving lists. These lists prescribe a different “theme” or idea for each year of marriage, which helps to keep gift-giving fresh year after year. The traditional gift idea for a fifth anniversary is wood. Wood symbolizes the durability and strength of your relationship. There are dozens of wood gifts you can get your spouse, such a wall hanging that has your first dance song lyrics engraved on it or a cutting board personalized with your family name. Or, get a board game made of wood that you can play together and strengthen your bond, such as Jenga or Scrabble.
If you’re looking for something a little more modern, check out the modern gift ideas, which include flatware and sapphire jewelry. Silverware reminds you of the connection you made as you shared meals together and how you will continue to do so. Sapphires symbolize wisdom, virtue, faithfulness, and sincerity — all things needed to sustain a healthy marriage.
You don’t have to choose a gift from one of these themes, however. Feel free to get your loved one something outside of the box, such as a gift that coincides with one of her hobbies, or something she’s been wanting but haven’t yet purchased for herself. You know your loved one best, so it’s up to you to decide if you want to stick to a traditional gift-giving “theme” or go off the rails and get something that’s truly unique for her tastes.
Top 10 5th Anniversary Gifts
If you aren’t sure what to get your spouse for your fifth anniversary, you’ve come to the right place. Here are ten awesome 5th anniversary gift ideas your better half will love:
This platter is packed with mini cheesecakes topped with chocolate covered strawberries and fresh fruit. It also includes a bunch of fresh-baked cookies in delectable flavors, such as white chocolate strawberry and pineapple chocolate chip.
With fresh strawberries dipped in cake-batter flavored white chocolate and semisweet chocolate, this bouquet has a little bit of everything. Plus, it’s paired with a sweet plush bear and an “I love you” balloon.
Get your loved one a wooden wall hanging that’s engraved with the lyrics of your wedding song. You can choose between walnut, cherry, and maple wood and can include your names and the date of your wedding in the bottom corner.
This is more than your average game of Jenga. The wooden pieces are engraved with all of your favorite memories throughout your relationship, such as your wedding date, favorite vacations, and so much more.
It’s not technically made of wood, but it sure looks like it. This water bottle is made with triple layers of vacuum-insulated construction that keep beverages cold for an astonishing 41 hours.
This beautiful set of silverware is sure to impress your loved one. It’s made with high-quality stainless steel and features a sweet bee design on the end of each utensil.
This tiny box holds the key for all for future date nights. Each wooden token is printed with date night ideas for you and your spouse to do together, such as taking a pottery class together or visiting some of your town’s historic sites.
This letter opener is made with a piece of wood that can be laser engraved with your wedding song, vows, or just a sweet message. It’s the perfect rarely-thought-of gift that will make a special addition to your loved one’s office.
Take your loved one back to where it all began. This piece of wall art features a map of the place you and your sweetheart met. Plus, it includes your names and wedding date for an extra touch of personalization.
A heart-cut sapphire sits nestled in a silver heart pendant to create a one-of-a-kind, beautiful necklace. It’s made with a real sapphire gemstone and sterling silver for long-lasting beauty.
Five years of wedded bliss is a big milestone. Be sure to enjoy the day with your sweetheart no matter which gift you end up choosing.