If you're about to hit your 5-year wedding anniversary, congrats! You've officially made it through half a decade with your partner, which definitely calls for a celebration. While married life can sometimes get monotonous, use your anniversary as an opportunity to prove that your marriage with your spouse is far from dull. We rounded up the best 5-year anniversary gifts for him, her, and them that are bound to make this anniversary the most memorable one yet.
5th Anniversary Traditions
Each wedding anniversary has customary traditional and modern gifts. For the 5-year anniversary, couples traditionally gift each other with wood, which symbolizes the strength and durability of their marriage. As a more modern spin, silverware has also been used to honor 5th wedding anniversaries. It sounds old fashioned, but these utensils reflect the many meals you've had together and the closer bond you've formed throughout your marriage.
The traditions continue—sapphire represents the 5-year gemstone, blue and pink are typically associated with 5th anniversaries, and daisies are the traditional flower. You have a lot of anniversary gift inspo, but don't feel tied to the traditional ideas. By this point in your marriage, it's safe to say you know your spouse pretty well, so choose a gift that's as unique and awesome as he or she is for a truly meaningful 5th anniversary.
Gifts for Her
Your wife might already own more handbags than you can count, but what's one more to add to the collection!? Wood has never looked so stylish, so you obviously can't pass up on gifting her with this colorful clutch.
Serpui Marie Lacquered Wood Clutch, $498, available at Anthropologie
Show your bride she's still the moon to your stars with a unique jewelry dish. It gives her a safe space to leave her wedding ring and store the rest of her knick-knacks.
Crescent Moon Catch-All Dish, $14, Urban Outfitters
You two are already blinded by love, but don't let the sun take a toll on her vision. Complete with wooden frames, these protective sunnies make for the chicest 5th anniversary gift she could ask for.
Finlay and Co. Bowery Mirrored Wooden Sunglasses, $225, available at Bloomingdale's
If she's always on the go and forgets to stay hydrated, this wood illusion water bottle will refresh her memory to get enough H2O. Or, more importantly, it can also hold an entire bottle of wine. To each her own.
S'well 'The Wood Collection - Teakwood' Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $45, available at Nordstrom
If she's a salad mixing master, then this doubles as a gift for you, too. She'll get a kick out of whipping up her favorite creations in a glamorous bowl with matching serving spoon and fork—and hopefully she'll share.
Kate Spade New York Anyway You Slice It Salad Bowl Set, $75, available at Macy's
Curb her appetite for new jewelry with a stunning sapphire number, which is the 5th anniversary jewel. If she's not one for bright gems, this stackable ring can subtly do just the trick. With a trendy evil eye allure, 14-karat gold, and diamonds encircling the sapphire stone, her wedding ring might have just met its match.
EF Collection Evil Eye Diamond & Sapphire Stack Ring, $295, available at Nordstrom
Daisies are the 5th anniversary flower, but appeal to this tradition with a more practical gift that will last longer than two weeks. She'll definitely get much more use out of a daisy-printed long sleeve dress than a bouquet. And, if you have anniversary plans, her outfit dilemma just got solved.
Mistlight Mockneck Dress in Seattle Floral, $59.99, Madewell
This little nontraditional gift will tug on her heartstrings like nothing else. The fill-in-the-blank book features 112 pages of sweet nothings, which makes the perfect sentimental anniversary gift. Give it to her already filled in, or you two can work on it together.
What I Love About You By Knock Knock, $10, available at Urban Outfitters
Gifts for Him
Designed to look like a vintage suitcase, your musical mogul of a husband will love a new sound system for listening to his favorite tunes. He can jam out to his go-to vinyls, and it's also compatible with Macs and PCs.
Crosley X UO Keepsake Wood Portable USB Vinyl Record Player, $169, available at Urban Outfitters
There's no rule that says your traditional anniversary gift has to be made out of real wood, so turn to a more functional present your spouse can use on the daily. With a fake wood print and a microbead filling, this pillow will become a coveted lounging staple.
Kikkerland Logging Off Neck Pillow in Oak, $19.99, available at Modcloth
For the techie who loves to stay organized (or who could use a little help in the organizational department), your husband can definitely make the most out of a personalized wooden docking station. Whether he props it up on his nightstand or desk at work, this contraption can store his phone (with a slot for the charger to slide through), watch, and keys.
Cathy's Concepts Steampunk Monogram Docking Station, $63, available at Nordstrom
For the beer fanatic, ensure that he transports his cold ones in style. Complete with a bottle opener and metal dividers, it's the multifunctional device he never knew he needed.
Wooden Bottle Caddy With Opener, $16.99, World Market
For the architecture junkie, take the wood tradition to a new level. This coffee table book features a roundup of the best wood constructions in the world, complete with photos and essays.
Phaidon Wood Hardcover Book, $50, available at MR PORTER
Wood just got a luxurious upgrade. Make your 5th wedding anniversary the most scent-ual one yet with a classy woodsy fragrance your guy (and you!) will love.
Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz., $230, available at Nordstrom
Keep your marriage spark alive with a little fun and games for your 5th anniversary. You can both reap the benefits of this gift, and it even comes with a built-in scoreboard if you really want to ignite some friendly competition.
TG Beveled Wood Dart Cabinet, $80.99, available at Amazon
Who says the sapphire anniversary tradition can only apply to the bride? While your husband probably won't appreciate a piece of jewelry, he most likely will appreciate a Bombay Sapphire-infused cocktail.
Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin 1 Liter, $44.45, available at Budget Bottle
Gifts for Them
Help the couple commemorate their anniversary with a gift that doubles as a housewarming memento. Whether they hang it proudly on their front door or use it as interior decor, they'll treasure this monogrammed wood cutout.
Monogrammed Wood Door Hanger, $28-$34, available at Etsy
For vino enthusiasts, snag three bottles of their favorites wines and wrap them in this wedding-themed decorative wood box. If they don't finish all the bottles at once, they can safely store them for future anniversary celebrations.
Artificer Woodworks Anniversary Wine Box, $120, available at BHLDN
Whether they hang this in their bedroom or add it to their living room gallery, a wood-finish picture frame is a welcome addition to any couple's home. Go the extra mile and fill it with one of their favorite wedding or engagement photos.
Wood Gallery 8x10, $29.60, Pottery Barn
Treat them to a fun-filled 5th year of marriage with lots of hugs and kisses through a classic wooden game. This tic-tac-toe set features stainless steel blocks for a contemporary twist on the traditional X's and O's.
Tic-Tac-Toe Game Set, $49.95, Pier 1 Imports
Any way you slice it, pizza is an important component of a well-balanced diet, and is even more of a staple if the couple has children. Let them indulge in a gooey, cheese-filled 5th year of marriage with a wooden pizza cutter and board, which has built-in grooves for more accurate slicing.
Wild and Wolf Gentleman's Hardware Pizza Board & Pizza Cutter Set, $25, available at Nordstrom
Because silverware can err on the boring side, spice up the couple's kitchen and eating routine with modern-looking stainless steel forks, knives, and spoons. Married life is far from mundane, so treat them to a durable utensil set that reflects that.
Neona Flatware, $128, Anthropologie
Even though they've progressed past the newlywed stage, satisfy the silverware tradition and give the couple a chic reminder of their wedding day with matching "Just Married" forks. Pair this gift with a special delivery of their favorite dessert.
Just Married Forks, $34, BHLDN
Cross two criteria off the 5th anniversary checklist with a wooden silverware caddy. No matter what style of silverware they have, the wood units and iron frame will make them look ultra cool.
Vintage Blacksmith Flatware Caddy, $47, Pottery Barn
It might not be real silverware, but couples will cherish The Silver Spoon cookbook much more than kitchen utensils. The most recent edition features more than 2,000 recipes, so they'll have enough new dishes to last them for years.
The Silver Spoon Cookbook, $49.95, available at BHLDN