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 the couple.
by Rose Walano
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    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 (or couple) would love. But before we get to all the great presents, first you need to know what dictates the traditional and modern fifth anniversary gift.

    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 options to choose from today (including trendy rose gold sets). 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. 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, Mixbook.com

  3. 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 S60 premium GPS golf watch with touchscreen display and full color CourseView mapping, $349, Amazon.com

  4. 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, Macys.com

  5. 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 Supply Co. Novel duffel bag, $85, Nordstrom.com

  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 $129, VenusETFluer.com

  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, $495, BlueNile.com

  9. Couple portrait 5 year anniversary gift
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    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, Flytographer.com

  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, $10, Amazon.com


  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 which are sure to please.

  12. 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 case, $30, Nordstrom.com

  13. Cute Love Grows Here 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 quirky thematic chocolates—to celebrate their fifth anniversary. (Homemade is a great option, too.)

    Maggie Louise Confections Love Grows Here chocolates, $48 for a set of 8, Nordstrom.com

  14. 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 $25, SpaWeek.com

  15. 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 $97, Minted.com

  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.

    Leil and Lentz wood anniversary necklace, $109, Etsy.com

  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, $90 for a set of 6, Etsy.com

  19. Wood purse 5 year anniversary gift for her

    Say hello to the coolest purse she'll ever own. This wood bag is perfect  for going out. The best part? It will still be a conversation piece five years later.

    MoMA Store Ark handbag, $128, Store.Moma.org

  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 date night box, $19, Etsy.com

  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 $42, Etsy.com

  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 $79, Etsy.com

  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 the buckle's golden accent—a message, his initials or even the coordinates of the place you first met.

    Treeline and Tide wood belt buckle, from $44, Etsy.com

  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, Etsy.com

  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 wine crate 5 year anniversary gift

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

    Mark & Graham wooden wine crate, $29, MarkandGraham.com

  28. 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, UncommonGoods.com

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

    This is not a drill—everyone's favorite water bottle comes in a whole range of 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 vacuum insulated stainless steel water bottle, from $26 each, Amazon.com

  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 $60, Etsy.com

  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

    Silver is a classic 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 flatware set, $160 for a set of 65, BedBathandBeyond.com

  33. Gold flatware 5 year anniversary gift

    Gold

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

    Merpa Arte place setting in Brushed Stainless Gold, $220 for a set of 5, Nordstrom.com

  34. Rose gold flatware 5 year anniversary gift

    Rose Gold

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

    West Elm flatware in Rose Gold, $140 for a set of 20, WestElm.com

  35. Rainbow silverware 5 year anniversary gift

    Iridescent

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

    Merpa place setting in Stainless Rainbow, $208 for a set of 5, Nordstrom.com

  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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