The Best 5-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him, Her and Them

Looking for the perfect fifth wedding anniversary gift? Find out what the traditional five-year anniversary gift is, then shop the best presents for husbands, wives and couples.
by The Knot
  1. Husband giving wife 5 year anniversary gift

    About to reach your fifth anniversary? Congratulations to you! It's a milestone worth celebrating—and the perfect chance to share a five-year anniversary gift with your beloved. But finding the right fifth anniversary gift isn't always easy. That's why we've rounded up the best five-year anniversary gift ideas any partner would love. 

    Shopping for a happy couple in your life instead? We've got ideas for that too. But before we get to all the great presents, first you need to learn about the traditional and modern fifth anniversary gifts.

    What is the five-year anniversary gift?

    Knock on it! The traditional five-year anniversary gift is wood. That said, it's not your only option. The modern five-year anniversary gift is silverware—and there are plenty of trendy options to choose from today. Still, if neither of those fifth anniversary gift ideas appeal to you, you certainly can't go wrong with a sentimental present that speaks to your shared memories as a couple (or with the couple). In fact, we'll kick things off with those.

    In this article:

    Five-Year Anniversary Gifts for Him

    You've been married to the love of your life for five years. Now what on earth should you get him? We've searched far and wide for some awesome five-year anniversary gift ideas for him and came up with the list below.

  2. Herschel duffel bag 5 year anniversary gift for him

    Give him a luggage upgrade with this classic duffel. Bonus: It has a separate shoe compartment, so he can throw it all in and go while keeping everything clean.

    Herschel Novel duffel bag, $66,

  3. Photo album 5 year anniversary gift for him

    If you've got at least a thousand photos dying to be printed, we've got the perfect five-year anniversary gift for him: a celebratory photo book to reminisce over the past half decade with.

    Mixbook Photo Co. Classic Anniversary customizable photo book, from $16,

  4. GPS golf watch 5 year anniversary gift for him

    If you and your guy like to work out together, get him—and yourself—new fitness trackers. This way, you can both track how hard you're working—and also compare your workouts. Nothing like a little healthy competition, right? Or, up the ante with a specialized watch for his favorite hobby, like golf.

    Garmin Approach S20 GPS golf watch with step tracking and preloaded courses, $170,

  5. Copper bar set 5 year anniversary gift for him

    Even if he isn't excited by standard flatware, you can still put a playful spin on the five-year anniversary gift tradition. Our choice? A new set of bar tools, so he can entertain your guests in style or mix a special drink just for the two of you.

    Godinger copper bar tools set, $140,

  6. Five-Year Anniversary Gifts for Her

    Your fifth anniversary is a special milestone, which means celebrating with something she'll really enjoy. (Don't be afraid to spoil her a little.) Here are our favorite five-year anniversary gift ideas for her.

  7. Venus ET Fleur roses 5 year anniversary gift ideas for her

    Flowers are never the wrong choice for an anniversary (as long as she likes them, of course). But since it's an extra-special occasion, go for this arrangement. You can pick the box and rose color. But most impressive? The stunning blooms last up to one full year.

    Venus ET Fleur Le Petite, from $139,

  8. Sapphire ring 5 year wedding anniversary gift

    Another five-year anniversary gift tradition? Jewelry—specifically sapphires. Make her feel like a princess with a ring featuring Duchess Kate's engagement stone. If you choose a sapphire-studded band like this one, she can wear it stacked next to her wedding and engagement rings.

    Blue Nile sapphire and diamond Tiara stacking ring, $575,

  9. Couple portrait 5 year anniversary gift
    Guido in Rome for Flytographer

    Full disclosure: This gift (and many on our list) work for him or her. Instead of something tangible, why not consider an experience for her fifth anniversary gift? Plan a trip to one of your favorite places—maybe the city where you met or your honeymoon destination. If you want to really surprise her, book a travel photoshoot to capture the memories with.

    Flytographer photo shoot, from $250,

  10. Love journal 5 year anniversary gift idea for her

    Fifth anniversary gifts don't have to be pricey—a handwritten love letter says it all. This book provides sweet prompts for you to complete and warm her heart with.

    Knock Knock What I Love About Us Fill in the Love journal, $11,

  11. Five-Year Anniversary Gifts for Them

    Of course, a five-year anniversary gift isn't always for your spouse. Whether you're searching for a fifth anniversary gift for your child or a friend, consider one of these presents that are sure to please.

  12. Photo timeline 5 year anniversary gift

    They'll love looking back on this photo timeline of the past five years of marriage.

    Liz Conley Timeline custom photo art, from $24,

  13. Leather passport cover 5 year anniversary gift

    Hoping to spoil your child and his or her spouse on their fifth anniversary? Consider an anni-moon—a long weekend spin-off of their original honeymoon. Hand them their tickets inside a fresh pair of passport holders beautifully crafted from leather.

    Madewell leather passport cases, $30 each,

  14. Godiva chocolates 5 year anniversary gift

    Something for that sweet tooth? With a little help from adults, kids can get parents a sweet treat—like this box of decadent chocolate truffles—to celebrate their fifth anniversary. (Homemade is a great option, too.)

    Godiva signature truffles gift box in Classic Gold Ribbon, $50 for 24 pieces,

  15. Spa Week gift card 5 year anniversary gift

    A little R&R is always welcome. Give your favorite semi-newlyweds a couple's spa day where they can indulge in everything from massages to facials, side by side.

    Spa Week gift card, from $10,

  16. Wood Anniversary Gifts

    And now, for the person who chooses each anniversary gift by what tradition dictates, here are our favorite wood anniversary gifts.  

    Wood Anniversary Gifts for Her

    At first, wood may not seem like the most enticing, romantic choice for such a milestone anniversary. But trust us, there are some amazing options out there—you just need to get a little creative and think outside the (wooden) box. Here, a carefully curated list of wood anniversary gifts for her that you can feel confident presenting.

  17. Wood necklace 5 year anniversary gift

    This chic wood necklace is accented with five gold dots which makes it doubly symbolic.

    Liel and Lentz wood anniversary necklace, $104,

  18. Wood roses 5 year anniversary gift for her

    Fresh flowers, or flowers that'll last forever? This wood rose bouquet is ultra-realistic and beautifully handcrafted.

    Adamz Originals wood roses, $99 for a set of 6,

  19. Wood purse 5 year anniversary gift for her

    Say hello to the coolest purse she'll ever own (by a brand influencers are obsessed with). This wood bag is perfect for going out. The best part? It'll still be a conversation piece five years later.

    Cult Gaia bamboo Luna crossbody bag, $218,

  20. Wooden date night tokens 5 year anniversary gift

    Keep the spark alive with this adorable five-year anniversary gift idea: a box of wooden tokens engraved with date night suggestions. This one's great if she's usually the one planning all your activities.

    Sweet Bella Stationery fifth anniversary date night box, $19,

  21. Wood Anniversary Gifts for Him

    Believe it or not, there are plenty of excellent five-year anniversary gift ideas for him made from the traditional material. Check out these creative presents as proof.

  22. Wooden sound wave art 5 year anniversary gift

    This Etsy shop lets you record a sweet message—a private joke, a line from your favorite song or simply, "I love you"—and have that unique sound wave etched onto wood. This unique wood anniversary gift will look fantastic on the wall of his home office.

    Artsy Voiceprint wood sound wave art, from $35,

  23. Wood cufflinks 5 year anniversary gift for him

    The perfect finish to any suit? Wooden cufflinks customized with each of your initials and the year you got married.

    Paper Anniversary Love personalized walnut wood cufflinks, from $89,

  24. Wood belt 5 year anniversary gift for him

    This wooden belt buckle adds a rustic touch to any ensemble. But the clincher? You can add anything you like to personalize it—a message, his initials or even the coordinates of the place you first met.

    Treeline and Tide wood belt buckle, from $44,

  25. Wood collar stays 5 year anniversary gift for him

    Can you tell we love smart accessories as five-year anniversary gifts for him? These wood collar stays will keep his work shirts looking sharp and make him smile whenever he thinks of their hidden message.

    Maria Allen Boutique personalized message collar stays, $34,

  26. Wood Anniversary Gifts for Them

    Gift your favorite couple a traditional wood anniversary gift to honor their fifth anniversary. These fun gifts make perfect choices for the five-year milestone.

  27. Wood cutting board 5 year anniversary gift

    Couples who love to cook always need new cutting boards—and we bet they don't have one with their names carved into the top. This one also doubles as the ultimate presentation board, perfect for parties.

    Kim Strassner and Mike Pararas personalized cutting board, from $159,

  28. Wood wine crate 5 year anniversary gift

    Toast to the happy couple while keeping with tradition by giving them their favorite bottle of wine in a wooden box. You can personalize this crate with their monogram or shared last name.

    The Knot Shop personalized wooden wine gift box with lid, $20,

  29. S'well wood water bottles 5 year anniversary gift idea

    This is not a drill—everyone's favorite water bottle come in wood-inspired finishes. Give the active couple a pair and they can take them on any adventure. Hot drinks will stay warm for 12 hours, while cold drinks will keep frosty for a full 24.

    S'well stainless steel 17oz water bottles in Teakwood, $35 each,

  30. Tumble tower game wood anniversary gift

    A wooden Jenga-style game set is a super-fun five-year anniversary gift. After all, the couple that plays together, stays together. Personalize this one—which comes with its own carrying crate—or leave it plain.

    S. C. Clark Crafts personalized tumbling tower, from $90,

  31. Silverware Anniversary Gifts

    And finally, for the modern traditionalists: silverware, the alternate five-year anniversary gift. But you don't have to stick to just silver. We've chosen three fancy flatware sets—each one in a different popular metal hue—so you can complement the couple's personal style. There's also a bonus set for the truly one-of-a-kind pair.

  32. Lenox silverware 5 year anniversary gift


    Silver is a classic color that will complement nearly any setting. With its smooth, understated handles, this five-year anniversary gift can play double duty at casual and formal dinners.

    Lenox Stratton stainless flatware set, $170 for a set of 65,

  33. Gold flatware 5 year anniversary gift


    Gold is for glamour. Choose this elegant five-year anniversary gift for a couple with contemporary class.

    Mepra Arte place setting in Brushed Stainless Gold, $229 for a set of 5,

  34. Rose gold flatware 5 year anniversary gift
    Jenny Huan, Ty Mecham

    Rose Gold

    This one's for the trendsetters. These pink-hued pieces add a cosmopolitan touch to any dinnerware set.

    Borrowed Blu Luna flatware in Brushed Rose Gold, $89 for a set of 5,

  35. Rainbow silverware 5 year anniversary gift


    We just couldn't resist this mesmerizing set for the couple as wonderfully colorful as it is.

    Mepra place setting in Stainless Rainbow, $217 for a set of 5,

  36. For more of the best anniversary gift ideas for all the major milestones, check out our comprehensive guide to anniversary gifts by year

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    Updated April 2020

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