Congratulations! You’ve made it to the five-year mark and we couldn’t be any happier for you. This is a huge milestone so believe me when I say it is important to pick out a gift. But after so much time together, coming up with a 5-year anniversary gift may not be as easy as it used to be. Traditionally, the five-year mark is symbolized by wood, and gifts are usually picked with this in mind.
Wooden gifts can range from minimalist to over the top. They can be strong, polished, fancy, delicate, all at once. The best part is how easily customizable wood is. With all these options at our disposal, narrowing it down could prove a challenge. To make your life easier, we’ve created a list of some of the best 5-year anniversary gift ideas.
1. How Time FLies: Wristwatches
Is your partner a not-so-early bird? Or do they love to arrive at least thirty minutes before everyone else? Whatever the question is, a hand-crafted wooden wristwatch is definitely the answer. The Tayope wooden watch is a great way to let your partner know that they’re always on your mind. Each watch is made from real sandalwood and a cowhide leather strap. Unlike other run-of-the-mill watches, this particular product comes in a special handmade engraved wooden box. If you’re looking for something that is made entirely out of wood, you should check out this Ebony Wood wristwatch from Shifenmei. For something a little more feminine, this handmade CZOKA wristwatch is a great choice.
2. You Make My Life Beautiful: Flower Vases
Gift your partner an arrangement of their favorite flowers in this Villacera hand-carved wooden vase. You could elevate this gift by including this set of wooden flowers with the vase. They look just like real roses but without the effort required to keep real roses alive. For those of you whose partners are more taken to minimalism, here’s a great mango wood vase that they would love.
3. A Slice of Heaven With You: Chopping Boards
I know what you’re thinking; “But we already have chopping boards at home”. Well, do your chopping boards say anything about your relationship? If you have a partner that loves to whip up a meal, then getting them a personalized cutting board is always a great idea. For example, you could send a special message to your lover with this custom Walnut engraved cutting board.
The cutting boards will be engraved to look just like the sample photo but with the information you provide. Also, if there are states in the US that hold special memories for you and your partner, you could get these custom state map cutting boards.
4. God Bless America and This Home Too: The Flag in Wood
I bet you are as proud of this milestone as America is of itself. That’s why there’s no greater symbol of pride than a giant American flag made out of the material of the year: Wood.
This flag decor is great because it is made according to official US flag proportions. The red and white stripes are not painted on the board, rather they are built from individual strips of wood. This adds texture and dimension to the flag board. For something closer to wall art, you could check out this American Flag Canvas Wall Art.
5. Here’s to Many More Years With You: Wine Serving Tray
If you love to share a drink or two with your partner, then this Magnifera wooden wine carrier would be a great gift to them. The serving compartment of the tray houses a standard wine bottle and four wine glasses. In addition to being totally useful, this item is a great addition to your living room or dining room decor. However, if you’re more interested in wine racks and glass holders, then you should check out this wine glass rack by Riipoo.
6. Play With Me Always: Board Games
Board games are known to be such effective stress relievers. After five years together, you and your partner can pull out some drinks and get to playing. Here some wooden board game ideas that you could check out.
- Thinking Tic Tac Toe? Well here you go
- Word Lovers? Here’s a Wooden Scrabble Game.
- If you’re feeling up to some Monoply, this game is just right.
- For Something a little more challenging, the Othello Strategy games would do the trick.
7. Together Forever: Date Night Bucket List
With long term relationships, it’s easy to slack on going on dates and doing things you both love. What better gift, than one that reminds you to make memories with your partner? This Wooden suggestion box comes with cards that each partner can write down things they want to do or places they want to go.
8. To Making Memories: Keepsake Box
When you plan to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want to make as many memories with them as possible. This personalized keepsake box from Dust and Things will ensure that you don’t lose any of those memories. In fact, it is the perfect 5-year anniversary gift. The box is created to order with the names, dates, and any other information you want to be engraved on it. Created from quality pinewood, the keepsake box has a simple rustic look that will elevate the aesthetic of any room you choose to place it in.
9. From Japan with Love: 27 Step Puzzle Box
Sometimes the best gift is something your partner doesn’t even know exists. I mean, what better way to celebrate your anniversary than trying out a game you and your partner have never tried before? This puzzle box dates as far back as the 1800s in Japan. Each box is made in different designs depending on how the pieces are expected to fit. But if you want to take baby steps with the puzzle box, you can find a twelve-step version of the box here.
10. For the Love of Nuts: Pistachio Pedestal
Elevate your kitchen with this Pistachio Pedestal from Penko. In honor of yout 5-year anniversary, this solid bamboo pedestal will fit into any home including yours. The double-layered dish is great for storing unwanted nuts and nutshells. The best part is that both layers are removable so the dish can be repurposed as a general snack bowl. Also, if you’re thinking less snack and more entree, you can purchase the two-tier server for meats and cheeses from Lipper.
11. All Around the World with You: 3D World Map Wall Art
What places in the world do you and your partner hold dear? With this 3D World Map Wall Art, you can pin those locations and remember them forever. Depending on how much wall space you have, you can select any of the four sizes (S, M, L, XL) that this map comes in. The package also includes ocean names, wooden airplanes and flag pushpins, boats, and a compass.
12. Get Bubbly: Bathtub Caddy
For the couple that loves to take baths, this bathtub caddy is just what you need. The wide caddy is made with water-resistant bamboo and includes a book/tablet holder, candle slots, a phone holder, a wine holder, and a tray for any other accessories. So on your fifth anniversary, relax, and take a bath with your favorite person and all your favorite things.
There you have it, a list of 5 year gift anniversary ideas. If you think there’s anything we missed out, feel free to drop a comment.