Have you hit a brick wall this year with your choice of 5 year anniversary gift for her or for him? Did you realise that the traditional theme is wood? Oh you did, but you can’t think of anything other than a set of wooden chairs and a table. We have to agree that this useful item of furniture either for the dining room or an outside dining area, isn’t going to rate very highly on the sentimental stakes, but what else is there to choose from?
Fret not, because we’re here to help with some solid 5 year anniversary gift ideas you can choose from. In none of them appeal you’ll at least find them inspirational. There are loads of interesting ideas connected with the traditional 5 year anniversary gift theme, and also plenty for the modern theme which happens to be silverware.
You might not consider five years of marriage an achievement, but are you prepared to risk your spouse thinking the opposite? Better be on the safe side and pick some awesome 5 year wedding anniversary gifts for him or for her.
Are traditional or modern five year anniversary gifts the best?
The modern theme for a fifth anniversary is silverware. While the traditional theme is wood, as we’ve already mentioned. Silver is also the theme for a 25th anniversary so you might want to save this particular theme for a few years time. However, many ladies love receiving gifts made of silver, so we’ll leave the decision completely up to you. And the modern theme is actually silverware which is a little different than something made from silver. Silverware includes items such as containers, dishes, or cutlery made or coated with silver. Possibly not quite the kind of gift your young wife needs or wants.
There are no hard and fast rules to follow when it comes to choosing anniversary gifts. It’s up to you how much of a song and dance you want to make of each one that passes. We happen to think that every year deserves recognition, with obviously some more than others. Following either the traditional or modern list spices the experience up a little and makes it more exciting. Both for the recipient who is always going to be given something different, and the gift-giver who can accept the choosing as a challenge.
What do the 5 year anniversary themes mean and how are they chosen?
Silverware – The modern list compilers chose silverware as the 5th anniversary theme because it serves to remind the couple of all the happy memories that have been shared together. Not just as a couple, but part of a bigger family too.
Wood – Sturdy and strong are the qualities that match a 5 year old marriage. Trees have also been known to signify wisdom and strength. A couple who’ve been married for half a decade will certainly be wise and strong. They will also have developed and strong emotional roots, much like the roots of a sturdy and healthy oak tree. A certain understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as all those niggly habits is part and parcel of staying married. The experiences you’ve had together will have strengthened your marriage, much like the weather impacts on a tree.
Time to offer up some helpful 5 year anniversary gift ideas.
5 year wedding anniversary gifts for her incorporating wood as the theme
Wooden wine bottle holder – For the wine lover this makes a great 5 year anniversary gift. More practical than a wooden sculpture and with some shapes providing a romantic angle. For added value add a couple of bottles of her favourite plonk.
Wooden photo cube – This gift is far more interesting than a plain wooden picture frame, and will be a great place to display some of her favourite photos.
Family birthday board – This is a much more attractive way to remind yourselves of all those important days, than keeping an electronic reminder in your smartphone.
Puzzle box trinket chest – With this gift she’ll be able to keep all those precious trinkets safe from the sticky hands of your kids.
Personalised planter – For the lady who loves to garden this gift will be perfect. Providing her with a meaningful container, and don’t forget to fill it with flowers that bloom on your anniversary.
A 5 year anniversary gift for him made using wood
Wooden chess set – If he happens to be a lover of the game then this gift will be ideal. Crafted by a mastercraftsman it will be tasteful enough to always have on display. If chess isn’t his thing there’s always dominoes, draughts or backgammon.
Keepsake box – It’s not just the ladies who have lots of little mementos. Guys love their keepsakes too. But it’ll also double up as somewhere to keep his keys and a place for all that loose change.
Wooden jewellery – You might not have realised but there is a good selection of wooden jewellery for the man in your life.
Half a decade after your wedding day did you think this day would come. A fifth wedding anniversary is an important occasion so celebrate together by exchanging gifts that come from the heart.