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5th Anniversary: Gift Ideas That Your Spouse Will Love

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Although many people may fret over what to get their significant other every year for their anniversary, couples searching for the perfect items can often find guidance from traditional gift ideas. The 5th anniversary is one of the first major milestones in a marriage, a time when many couples can look back and realize how their relationship has strengthened each individual and helped them become stronger as a team. It is fitting that in celebrating a 5th anniversary, tradition calls for a couple to exchange wooden gifts. Is a wood gift the last thing that your spouse would like? The modern 5th anniversary gift is silverware, a spin on which might be more appealing to your spouse.


Gifts made of wood suggest longevity, which is a great way to celebrate the years a couple will enjoy together as well as the years that have passed. A common gift that couples share during this special anniversary is planting a tree together. A couple can look on that tree and see its growth as a physical representation of the love each person has for the other and how it stays grounded amid storms that are sure to come. It can also serve as a reminder that just like a tree, their future relationship takes nourishment in order to thrive.

For others, more personalized gifts may be more appropriate. Wood can be shaped into almost anything, so the possibilities are nearly endless with this traditional anniversary gift. Some common wooden gifts include the following:

A wooden pool cue may also be the perfect gift for your loved one.


For those who want to have a unified theme but are not too excited about the idea of wooden gifts, the modern take on anniversary gifts can be used instead. Although the 5th anniversary calls for silverware, something that may be the perfect present for your significant other, these gifts need not be limited to forks and knives. Anything made from silver will fit the theme, so like wood, the sky is the limit. Silver is a strong material that can withstand time in much the same way wood does, making it perfect to celebrate this anniversary. Common silver ideas include the following:

Jewelry is one of the most common gifts because it can easily be personalized and there is so much available from which discerning spouses can choose. The 5th anniversary gem stone is sapphire or pink tourmaline, so gift-givers can incorporate the rocks into their rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings for a pop of color.

Couples can get creative with the silver theme and really make their gift stand out. Did you travel together? Commemorate that time by giving your spouse a silver figure of one of the places you visited, such as the Eiffel Tower. Does your loved one have a favorite picture? Pick out the perfect silver frame to keep that memory safe for years to come.

Whether your spouse prefers wood or silver, they will appreciate the thought and effort that you put into choosing their gift. Thanks to the versatility of the materials used during the 5th anniversary, choosing the perfect gift was never easier.