Cheers to five years! With half a decade down (and a lifetime to go), it’s certainly time to celebrate—and yes, that can definitely include a gift to mark this very special occasion. If you’re the type that likes to follow the yearly themes, a traditional fifth-anniversary gift is crafted from wood. "It represents strong roots in your relationship," explains NYC-based event planner and registry expert Jung Lee. The modern theme? Flatware or silverware, as well as sapphire jewelry. All three are a nice starting point from which to brainstorm ideas, but they’re by no means hard and fast rules.
If you’re shopping for your spouse, functional gifts that you can both get good use out of (think upgraded bedding, a fancy new coffee maker) are always a guaranteed great choice. And the same goes if you’re on the hunt for a gift for a couple—something that they can utilize together is the way to go. That being said, as with any type of anniversary, you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous piece of jewelry, or a more experiential-type gift that the two of you can share together. Keep reading for top picks that hit on all of the above categories—and then some.
Mark & Graham Wood and Marble Appetizer Serving Platter
No matter your app of choice, this server offers the perfect place to display it. Three mini bowls hold dips and sauces, while the combo of wood (a nod to the traditional fifth-year anniversary theme) and marble makes for a stunning finish. We also like that it can be monogrammed with your last name or initials.
Price at time of publish: $139
Pottery Barn Providence Woven Picnic Basket
An adorable option to give any couple, this comes complete with everything they’ll need for a picture-perfect picnic. We’re talking plates, wine glasses, cutlery, and even a corkscrew. We especially love the design and overall style of the woven basket, which has a navy and white striped interior.
Price at time of publish: $89
Do One Thing Every Day Together: A Journal for Two
Five years can be just enough time that you start to feel like you’ve really gotten to know everything there is to know about one another. That’s where this journal comes in, filled with prompts to spark connection and communication. In our testing, we also loved how eye-catching the cover is, and the affordable price.
Price at time of publish: $12
Jeremiah and Kassy Reynolds Custom Bourbon Barrel Lazy Susan
Another choice wooden option, this is handcrafted from reclaimed white oak bourbon barrels. It can be finished with names and/or dates of your choice, and makes for both a pretty and practical gift, thanks to the oversized shape that can hold plenty of drinks and snacks.
Price at time of publish: $150
Flamingo Estate Spring Botanical Bon Bons
These chocolates are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. They’re made with certified organic cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic, and come in unique flavors such as blackberry vinegar, persimmon vinegar, heritage extra virgin olive oil, and wildflower honey. It’s a far cry from any basic box of chocolates, to say the least.
Price at time of publish: $75
Spinn Coffee Maker Pro
For those who are serious about their coffee game, this appliance is unparalleled. The all-in-one machine grinds whole beans immediately before brewing, and can brew any drink—espresso, coffee, cold brew—within 60 seconds. It even syncs to an app so that you can get your coffee going even before you get out of bed in the morning.
Price at time of publish: $849
Utility Objects Handmade Gigante Mug
Speaking of morning coffee, how fun would it be to have a matching set of these mugs to sip out of every AM? Each piece is handmade, featuring a unique brushstroke design, with an oversized handle that ensures it stands out among all the other mugs in your collection.
Price at time of publish: $46-$52
Jean Dousset Audrey Inside Out Lab Diamond Pavé Huggies
With diamond pavé set on both the inside and outside of these delicate hoops, there’s plenty of sparkle to go around. They come in four metal finishes and two sizes, with lab-grown diamonds that mimic the real thing perfectly.
Price at time of publish: $900
Parachute Waffle Robe
Even if a trip to a fancy spa or resort isn’t in the cards, slipping on this waffle weave robe will make you feel like you’re on vacation. The waffle weave texture is light yet absorbent, and the unisex style looks great on both men and women. AKA, make sure to grab one for both yourself and your spouse.
Price at time of publish: $129
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro
With a super snug fit, next level noise cancellation, and 360-degree sound, these offer everything you could want in headphones—and then some. We also like that they come in three colors.
Price at time of publish: $230
Artsy Voiceprint Soundwave Wall Art
Unique and totally personal, this allows you to turn any bit of audio—a voice message, a special song—into a work of art. The particular soundwaves you choose are printed onto birchwood; you can also add text if you’d like.
Price at time of publish: starting at $60
Four Seasons Down Alternative Pillow
Put an end to the nightly ‘you have the good pillow!’ fight by picking up a set of these. It truly will make you feel like you’re sleeping at a five-star resort, with a down alternative that makes for the perfect balance of support and softness.
Price at time of publish: $119
Mejuri Floating Sapphire Necklace
A (very) affordable way to honor the modern theme of sapphire jewelry, this necklace sapphire stones set on either a gold or silver strand. It’s delicate and dainty, great for both everyday wear as well as more special occasions.
Price at time of publish: $98
St. Elmo Steak House NY Strip & Shrimp Cocktail Dinner for Two
Who says you need to have an anniversary dinner out? If you prefer to stay in, order this kit. It will transport you to a fancy steakhouse, thanks to the two steaks, shrimp cocktail, and all the accompanying sauces and seasonings. Just don’t forget to light some candles and crack open a good bottle of red.
Price at time of publish: $290
Artifact Uprising Wedding Layflat Photo Album
A compilation of photos makes for a beautiful and meaningful gift, no matter the occasion. Fill this album with wedding photos (if you haven’t yet created an album), or add photos capturing your first five years of marriage. Either way, the high-quality and cloth-wrapped hardcover make this a book that will be worthy of display for years to come.
Price at time of publish: starting at $165
New West KnifeWorks 8” Chef’s Knife
Any avid home cook will love getting a high-quality new knife, especially when it’s this one. It’s made from the highest quality knife steel there is, has an easy-to-grip handle, and comes in a nice array of unique colors. The brand offers a lifetime warranty as well as free sharpening, and, per the anniversary part of things, you can also have it laser engraved with the name or date of your choosing.
Price at time of publish: $379
Muujee Weddings Wood Keepsake Storage Box
Not only can this wooden box be personalized for an extra special touch, it’s also super practical—the perfect place to store wedding memorabilia, or even act as a time capsule. It’s a top choice for anyone who’s sentimental and loves to hang onto keepsakes and mementos.
Price at time of publish: starting at $50
Lynn & Liana Large Acacia Cheese Board
Unlike any cheese board we’ve ever seen, this stunner combines acacia wood with an epoxy finish that adds an artistic touch. It’s so pretty, you really could just use it as a piece of artwork in your kitchen.
Price at time of publish: $105
Arquiste Parfumeur Indigo Smoke Eau De Parfum
Looking for a gift that pays homage to the traditional wood theme, but in a more subtle way? Consider a woody fragrance, like this one. Notes of Guaiac wood, pine tar, and incense, are combined with zesty mandarin and orange, making for an intoxicating, unisex blend.
Price at time of publish: $205
Ring Bear Beveled Wood Tungsten Men's Ring
Upgrade his wedding band—or just pick up another ring for him. This one features either an African mahogany or African zebra wood inlay, surrounded by recycled metal, an eye-catching combination.
Price at time of publish: $340
Novella Love Poem Sneakers
A pair of souped up sneakers may not necessarily be an expected anniversary gift, but it’s certainly one that will be appreciated. White nylon is accented with oiled leather and copper lace holes in this pair of cool, unisex kicks that work with a variety of styles and looks.
Price at time of publish: $385
Maison Noir Wines Love Drunk
A nice anniversary gift doesn’t have to be fancy or elaborate. Exhibit A: This lovely bottle of fresh and fruity rosé (with a very apropos name). Pair it with a thoughtful handwritten card and you’re good to go.
Price at time of publish: $25
Kinn Pavé Diamond Link Chain Necklace
A link style chain and open oval diamond pendant give this plenty of visual interest. Also nice: It’s made with 14 karat and recycled gold, and features only ethically-sourced diamonds.
Price at time of publish: $780
Linoto 100% Linen Sheet Set
Even if you got new bedding as a wedding gift, you’re now five years in—AKA due for a refresh and an upgrade. This high-quality set is handcrafted from a mix of both Belgian and Italian linen that keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Bonus points for the fact that there are over 25 colors to choose from.
Price at time of publish: $360
Hugo Smash Leather Strap Watch
Sapphires aren’t just for the ladies. This unisex timepiece features a sapphire-hued watch face, coupled with a gold plated border and brown leather strap that complements the metal perfectly.
Price at time of publish: $105
Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven
Pizza date night just got a whole new meaning. This outdoor pizza oven (which can be powered by either propane or wood fired) is a fun addition to your backyard set-up, offering you the opportunity to whip up delicious homemade pizzas together on the regular.
Price at time of publish: $440
Enjoy the Wood World Map Travel Wall Art
A perfect pick for any couple that loves to travel, this wooden wall art is laser engraved to create a world map that’s sure to be a conversation starter. The included push pins let you mark off where you’ve been and/or want to go, a sentimental way to celebrate the travels you’ve already experienced together and what’s still to come.
Price at time of publish: $349
Casper Snow Mattress
Yes, you both deserve a new mattress, and yes, this is the time to get one. Make it this newly-launched option, which features a variety of different features to help keep you cool while you snooze—HeatDelete bands, phase change material, and a Cool Touch cover—as well as both coils and form that give this a comfortable yet supportive feel.
Price at time of publish: $1495-$2395
EnvivaCor Leather Backpack
This leather backpack can do it all. It’s roomy enough for a laptop, though works equally well as a gym backpack, travel bag, work tote, you name it. The treated leather ages beautifully, and we also appreciate that it’s from a small, BIPOC-owned brand.
Price at time of publish: $99
Kathy Kuo Home Conor Coastal Beige Accent Brown Wood Bookends
These bookends, made of petrified wood, are a nice take on the traditional wood theme, not to mention are ideal for any bookworm or book-loving couple. They’re also beautiful, a nice design piece to add to any room.
Price at time of publish: $129
Diamond Nexus Manhattan Bold Wedding Band
We think that five years calls for another band to add to your bridal stack, don’t you? This one features scalloped pavé stones set halfway around the band. Because they’re not real diamonds, but rather the brand’s diamond alternative, the price rings in at less than $1000. (Though even if you look closely you’ll be hard-pressed to see any difference between these and the real thing.)
Price at time of publish: $879
Air & Anchor Chestnut Serving Board
Use this as a serving board, cheese tray, or in lieu of a butcher block—either way, you’re sure to get plenty of use out of this beautiful board. And it’s not made from just any old wood; it’s handcrafted from reclaimed, 100 year old chestnut.
Price at time of publish: $64
Villa Outdoors Cement Fire Bowl
Create some outdoor ambience with this sleek and modern fire pit. It’s the perfect spot to cozy up next to one another, share a glass of wine, and reconnect. (Don’t forget the smores.)
Price at time of publish: $500
Lenox Personalized Adorn Cake Knife & Server Set
Pay homage to the more modern fifth-year anniversary gifting theme of silverware with this silver cake serving set. It can be personalized with names and/or dates; you’ll get extra points if you pair it with with a yummy cake for the couple to enjoy.
Price at time of publish: $60
Cozy Earth Linen Bamboo Box Quilt
A combo of bamboo viscose and French linen give this blanket the perfect mix of coziness and visually-appealing texture. A simple and easy way to dress up your bedding, it comes in three sizes and four neutral hues.
Price at time of publish: $360-$500
VRAI Linked Tennis Earring
These may be pricey, but if you’re looking for an extra special jewelry piece for your wife, this is it. (And five years definitely calls for something extra special.) Four graduated, round, brilliant diamonds are linked together, making for a show stopping setting.
Price at time of publish: $1990
Boska Cheese Fondue Party Set
Is there any meal more romantic than fondue? We think not. This set has everything you need to have a cozy fondue night with either cheese or chocolate, made of cast iron, oak, and stainless steel.
Price at time of publish: $80
Peloton Tread Basics
If one or both of you are avid at-home exercisers, this is hands down a splurge-worthy way to mark five years. Consider it your anniversary gift to one another; the high-tech treadmill offers plenty of running room and cutting-edge features, but with a small footprint that takes up minimal space.
Price at time of publish: $3495
EF Collection Evil Eye Diamond & Sapphire Stack Ring
Diamonds and sapphires? Yes, please. This ring has both, set in an evil eye design on a 14-karat yellow gold band. The unique design is noteworthy when worn on its own, but is dainty enough to stack, too.
Price at time of publish: $350
Barbour Classic Beaufort Wax Jacket
There’s arguably no piece of outerwear more classic than this waxed jacket. The relaxed fit looks great with more rugged looks, though can easily be worn over more formal wear, too.
Price at time of publish: $415
File this under one of those gifts that you’ll both be able to enjoy. The mountable sound bar is ideal for amping up (pun intended) your TV or movie sound, or simply streaming music from your phone. Either way, it’s a sleek-looking and very powerful speaker.
Price at time of publish: $577
Haven Acacia Wood Tub Tray
This is a must-have for anyone who loves baths. The tray has plenty of room for all of the bath time necessities, including a special slot for a tablet or book, as well as a cut-out to hold your drink of choice.
Price at time of publish: $32
Auvere Initial Bracelet
Use your initial, hers, or your kid’s—either way, she’s sure to love this simple yet meaningful bracelet. It comes in two sizes, both of which are adjustable, and is made of extremely high-quality 22 karat gold.
Price at time of publish: $600
George the Jeweler Diamond Number in 14K Gold
With celebrity clients that include A-listers like Megan Fox and Hailey Beiber, George the Jeweler creates pieces for some of Hollywood's most elite. This gold and diamond ‘5’ pendant necklace is a beautiful way to, quite literally, commemorate your five years together.
Price at time of publish: $800
Effortless Composition Glass and Wood Decanter
No matter your spirit of choice, this decanter is the perfect place to house it. Made of recycled glass with a wood top, it’s the perfect addition to any bar or tabletop, not to mention rings in at a great price point, too.
Price at time of publish: $35
Berlinger Baguette Diamond Mosaic Pendant
This is a fun twist on the traditional diamond necklace. Three baguette diamonds are stacked next to one another, giving the illusion of one larger one when you look from far away.
Price at time of publish: $995
Crate & Barrel Caesna Air 20-Piece Silver Metallic Flatware Set
A flatware upgrade five years in feels appropriate; replace all of the mismatched spoons, forks, and knives with this cohesive set which comes with four, five-piece settings. The design is simple yet elegant, with smooth contours and rounded handles, and best of all, everything is dishwasher-safe.
Price at time of publish: $270
Bloomscape Money Tree Braid
Yes, flowers are a lovely gift—but they definitely have a finite lifespan. Enter this money tree as a nice alternative, an option that not only requires minimal care and is incredibly hearty, but is also meant to bring positive energy and good luck to whomever owns it. Can your basic bouquet do that?
Price at time of publish: $69
Personal Creations Backyard Bar Wooden Beverage Cooler
If you’re the couple that’s always hosting the summer barbecues, this is a must. Wood theme? Check. Ability to personalize? Check. Plenty of space to keep all your go-to beverages nice and cool? Check.
Price at time of publish: $299
Hast 7P Minimalist Knife Set
Unlike any knife set we’ve ever seen, this would be a great choice for any avid home cook or design minimalist. There’s no bulky knife block here, just a cylindrical glass holder, along with seven essential knives that come in four different metal finishes.
Price at time of publish: $569
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