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

Looking for the perfect 5-year wedding anniversary gift? Find out what the 5-year anniversary gift is, and shop the best anniversary gifts for him, her and the couple.
by Rose Walano
  1. Husband giving wife 5-year anniversary gift
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    About to reach your 5th anniversary? Congratulations to you! This is a milestone worth celebrating—and the perfect chance to share a 5-year anniversary gift with your beloved. But finding the right 5th anniversary gift isn’t always easy. That’s why we've rounded up the best 5-year anniversary gift ideas any partner (or couple) would love. But before we get to all the great 5-year anniversary gift ideas, first you need to know what dictates the traditional and modern 5th anniversary gift.

    What is the 5-year anniversary gift?

    Knock on it! The traditional 5-year anniversary gift is wood. That said, it's not your only option. The modern 5-year anniversary gift is silverware—and there are plenty of stunning options to choose from today (including trendy rose-gold sets). Still, if neither of those 5-year anniversary gift ideas appeal to you, you certainly can't go wrong with a sentimental gift that speaks to your shared memories as a couple (or with the couple!).

    In this Article:

    5-Year Anniversary Gifts for Her

    Your 5th 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 five favorite 5-year anniversary gift ideas for her.

  2. Venus et Fleur 5 year anniversary gift ideas for her

    1. Flowers are never the wrong choice for an anniversary! But since it's an extra-special occasion, go for this bouquet. Instead of the standard vase, these roses arrive in a luxury hat box. But most impressive? These stunning blooms last up to one full year.

    Venus et Fleur Large Round Box, $399,

  3. BHLDN Mr. and Mrs. Pillowcases 5 year anniversary gift for her

    2. Relive that newlywed bliss with Mr. and Mrs. pillowcases. With beige embroidery, this set will complement almost any bedroom color scheme. And truly, could there be anything sweeter to look at as you tuck in? (Other than your partner, of course.)

    BHLDN Mr. and Mrs. Pillowcases, $78,

  4. Blushington Carte Blush 5 year anniversary gift for her

    3. She’s gorgeous as is, but she certainly won’t say no to a full month’s worth of unlimited makeup services, faux lashes, brow maintenance and waxing, courtesy of Blushington. Now she just needs a month of reasons to get gussied up. (Looking at you, gents!)

    Blushington Carte Blush, $250,

  5. Brilliant Earth 5 year anniversary gift for her

    4. Another 5-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.

    Brilliant Earth Sienna Sapphire and Diamond Ring, $1,490,

  6. Fuiji film 5 year anniversary gift ideas for her

    5. Instead of something tangible, why not consider an experience for her 5th anniversary gift? Plan a long weekend at one of your favorite places—maybe the city where you met or your favorite vacation of all time. But before you go, hand her this Polaroid camera, so she can capture the memories as you go.

    Fuji film Instax Mini 8 Camera, $70,

  7. 5-Year Anniversary Gifts for Him

    You've been married to the love of your life for five years! But you're not too sure what to get him. We've rounded up some of our favorite 5-year anniversary gift ideas for him—check out #3 for a masculine spin on the modern 5-year anniversary gift!

  8. Joy 5 year anniversary gift for him

    ​1. If you've got at least a thousand photos dying to be printed, we've got the perfect 5-year anniversary gift idea for him. The Joy tablet allows you to house all your digital photo and video albums in one place, from your wedding day to your latest vacation. And since the pics and clips are stored to Joy's cloud, there's unlimited space.

    Joy Album with Charging Stand, $399,

  9. Fitbit Alta 5 year anniversary gift ideas for him

    ​2. If you and your guy like to work out together, get him—and yourself!—a new fitness tracker. This way, you can both track how hard you’re working—and also compare your workouts. Nothing like a little healthy competition, right?

    Fitbit Alta Gold-plated Stainless Steel Large Fitness Band, $150,

  10. Godinger bar set 5 year anniversary gift for him

    3. Sure, he may not appreciate a brand-new flatware set quite the way you would, but that doesn't mean you can't keep with the 5-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, $70,

  11. Fossil leather watch 5 year anniversaty gift for him

    4. If you'd like to give him something he can wear every day, the perfect 5-year anniversary gift idea for him is a watch. A classic leather-band watch never goes out of style. Plus, this one includes complimentary engraving, so you can include a heartfelt message that he can read for years to come.

    Fossil Grant Sport Chronograph Luggage Leather Watch, $145,​​

  12. Herschel duffel bag 5 year anniversary gift for him

    ​5. That weekend away also applies for you and your hubby, too! Planning on running away for more long weekends together? Give him a luggage upgrade with this classic navy blue 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,

  13. 5-Year Anniversary Gifts for Them

    Of course, a 5-year anniversary gift isn’t always for your spouse. If you’re searching for a 5th anniversary gift for your child or a friend, consider one of these anniversary gifts, which are sure to please!

  14. Smythson passport cover 5 year anniversary gift

    1. If you’re looking to spoil your child and his or her spouse on their 5th anniversary, consider an anni-moon—a long weekend spin-off of their original honeymoon. Hand them their tickets inside a fresh pair of personalized passport holders beautifully crafted with Italian leather.

    Smythson Panama Passport Cover, $215 (plus $12 a letter if personalized),

  15. Cheryl’s Cookies 5 year anniversary gift

    2. Something for that sweet tooth? With a little help from their favorite adults, kids can get parents a sweet treat—like a batch of heart-shaped cookies—to celebrate their 5th anniversary. (Homemade is a great option, too!)

    Cheryl’s Cookies 36 Frosted Heart Cookies, $40,

  16. Bliss Spa 5 year anniversary gift

    3. 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.

    Bliss E-card, amount of your choice,

  17. OpenTable 5 year anniversary gift

    4. Encourage the couple to relive a special dinner—say, the scene of their first date. Whether or not you know the locale, an OpenTable gift certificate should send them in a delicious direction.

    OpenTable Gift Card, amount of your choice,

  18. Wood Anniversary Gifts

    And now, 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 choices 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.

  19. Paper Source photo album wood anniversary gifts

    ​1. Digital photos are a beautiful thing, but isn't it lovely to hold them in your hand? Print out your favorites and pop them into this wooden photo album, which features romantic "Ever After" engraving.

    Paper Source Ever After Wood Album, $90,

  20. BHLDN box wood anniversary gifts

    ​2. This wooden jewelry box gives her a beautiful new place to put her wedding band, engagement ring and every other beautiful piece of jewelry you've given her during your relationship. Plus, an excerpt of the classic E.E. Cummings poem, "I Carry Your Heart with Me," is engraved on the cover.

    BHLDN Etched Momento Box, $112,

  21. Adamzoriginals wood anniversary gifts for her

    3. Fresh flowers, or flowers that will last forever? Gift her a bouquet of her favorites roses and honor the wood anniversary gift tradition with a bouquet of these beautifully realistic paper-thin wooden roses.

    Adamzoriginals 6 Wood Roses, $90,

  22. MoMA Ark Handbag wood anniversary gift for her

    4. The coolest purse she'll ever own is one made of bamboo wood. Little rectangular pieces craft the perfect top-handle purse for going out. The best part? It will still be a conversation piece five years later!

    MoMA Store Ark Handbag, $88,

  23. Wood Anniversary Gifts for Him

    With wood as the traditional 5-year anniversary gift, you’ve got an easy task this year! Most men love items made with wood, as they’re reminded of being a little boy in the workshop with Dad or Grandpa. Capitalize on these sweet memories with grown-up wood anniversary gifts he’s sure to love.

  24. ArtsyVoiceprint wood anniversary gifts

    1. 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. Thoughtful yet masculine, this unique wood anniversary gift will look fantastic on the wall of his home office.

    ArtsyVoiceprint Custom Voice Wave, $65,

  25. PaperAnniversaryLove wood anniversary gifts

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

    PaperAnniversaryLove Personalized Walnut Wood Cufflinks, $75,

  26. ShopJoyo wood anniversary gifts

    3. This wooden belt buckle adds a rustic touch to any ensemble for the perfect 5-year anniversary gift. 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.

    ShopJoyo Men's Belt Buckle, $39,

  27. Wood Anniversary Gifts for Them

    Gift your favorite couple a traditional wood anniversary gift to honor their 5th anniversary. These fun gifts make perfect choices for the 5-year milestone, and—bonus!—they won’t break the bank.

  28. Mark & Graham wood anniversary gifts

    1. Celebrate the happy couple while keeping with tradition by giving them their favorite bottles of wine in a wooden box. You can personalize the balsa wood box with anything you'd like to say, or opt for the classic "Congrats!"

    Mark & Graham Wooden Wine Crate, $35,

  29. Uncommon Goods cutting board wood anniversary gifts

    2. 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.

    Uncommon Goods Personalized Cutting Board, starting at $159,

  30. S'well maple wood anniversary gifts

    3. This is not a drill—everyone’s favorite water bottle by S’well now comes in a wooden finish! 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 Maple Wood Water Bottle, $36 each,

  31. Luckies of London tumble tower game wood anniversary gifts

    4. A wooden Jenga set is the most whimsical of 5-year wedding anniversary gifts. After all, the couple that plays together, stays together.

    Luckies of London Tumble Tower Game, $19,

  32. Silverware Anniversary Gifts

    And finally, for the modern traditionalists: silverware, the alternate 5-year anniversary gift. But you don’t have to stick to just silver! We’ve chosen three fancy flatware sets—one in every metal hue—so you can complement the couple’s personal style.

  33. Lenox silverware 5 year anniversary gift


    Silver is a classic that will complement nearly any setting. With its smooth, understated handles, this 5-year anniversary gift can play double duty at casual and formal dinners.

    Lenox Stratton 65-Piece Flatware Set, $160,

  34. Kate Spade gold flatware 5 year anniversary gift


    Gold is for glamour! Choose this shimmering 5-year anniversary gift for the ultimate party-hosting couple.

    Kate Spade New York Malmo Gold 5-Piece Flatware Place Setting, $90,​​

  35. Olivia & Oliver rose gold flatware 5 year anniversary gift

    Rose Gold

    This one’s for the trendsetters, as these on-trend, blush-hued pieces add a cosmopolitan touch to any china set.

    Olivia & Oliver Madison 20-Piece Flatware Set in Rose Gold, $180,

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