5th Wedding Anniversary

Five years of happy marriage deserves a special tribute. Check out my guide for 5th wedding anniversary gift and celebration ideas that say ‘I love you’ in the most extraordinary ways.

Author: Justin AldridgePage Updated: 27 May 2024

Discover The 5th Year Wedding Anniversary

Half a decade?! That’s 1,826 days of wedded bliss, countless cups of shared morning coffee, and too many debates over who gets the TV control. But hey, that’s what marriage is all about! Now, what on earth do you get for a 5th wedding anniversary? Let’s find out!

Traditional Gift

Did you know that the traditional gift for a five-year anniversary is wood? It sounds a little unusual, doesn’t it, but there are some cool ideas if you think outside of the box.

Think about a mighty oak tree. Like your marriage, it has deep roots for stability, a sturdy trunk for resilience, and branches that keep reaching out for growth. That’s what five years of marriage represents…

Wood also has a certain charm that reminds us of simpler times and the raw beauty of nature. It’s a bit like looking back over the past five years of your time together, full of good but also challenging times. Just as wood retains its natural allure no matter how old it gets, your experiences, too, become timeless memories.

We are better together - Sea Glass love birds framed gift


“We are better together”

A wonderful handmade framed unique design of a couple of love birds, including a sweet quote. The quote can be personalized for you. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This makes a lovely unique anniversary or special occasion gift.

Traditional Gemstone

Traditional 5th wood anniversary gemstone, Sapphire.

Sapphire is the traditional gemstone that captures the beauty of your 5th wedding anniversary. It’s a precious symbol of wisdom, loyalty, and nobility – key pillars that have held your relationship steady over the years.

This blue gemstone is often tied to stability. Like sapphire, your relationship is solid, dependable, and has a depth that only time can create.

Sapphires are created under extreme heat and pressure, yet they emerge as one of the most beautiful gemstones known to humankind. In many ways, it’s a powerful metaphor for your own journey. Life’s thrown its trials and tribulations your way, but here you are, stronger and more united than ever.

Traditional Flower

Traditional 5th anniversary flower id the Daisy

The Daisy is the traditional flower for the 5th wedding anniversary. These delightful flowers, with their bright white petals, speak of joy and warmth that’s been untouched by time – just like your love story. 

Plus, they symbolize new beginnings. A bouquet of these radiant flowers or a few planted in your garden could be just the thoughtful gift you’re looking for. Let the language of flowers express what’s in your heart on this momentous day.

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Modern Gift

Traditionally, the fifth anniversary calls for gifts made of wood. But if you’re looking to celebrate this special milestone with a modern alternative, then silver is your go-to.

But let’s not only focus on silver’s shiny appeal. It’s a symbol of strength, reflecting the unbreakable bond you’ve built over this last half-decade. Silver represents clarity and illumination, which perfectly captures how you’ve been each other’s guiding lights.

When it comes to silver gifts, the options are versatile. You could go for jewelry, fancy dinnerware, a stylish picture frame, or even a chic decorative item. And it doesn’t have to be expensive; a silver-colored gift will suffice.

How Long You´ve Been Married

5 years / 60 months / 261 weeks / 1,826 days / 43,824 hours / 157,766,400 minutes (more or less)

Fun Fact

If you lived on Neptune, you would have been married for 0.03 years and if you lived on Mercury 20.76 years…have you got your head around those figures yet?

Gift Ideas for your Husband

Five years of love and laughter! Check out what to give your dear husband to celebrate this special anniversary milestone.

  • Engraved silver watch – to celebrate his unique style 
  • Customized woodworking tools – fuel his DIY passion 
  • Carved wooden box – create a special place for your wedding photos 
  • Personalized wooden plaque or picture frame – freeze a moment in time
  • Sterling silver gadget accessory – elevate his tech game 
  • Monogrammed silver pint tankard – surprise him with a special message
  • Custom pub sign – personalize his favorite hangout spot
  • Handmade damascus pocket knife – personalized with olive wood handle
  • Grooming set – personalized box with shaving brush and razor
  • Funny wooden keychain – infuse your daily life with laughter

Whether traditional wood or contemporary silver, choose something meaningful to symbolize your lasting marriage on this 5th anniversary.

Cup cakes anniversary sea glasss frame


A wonderful framed unique design of a pair of cup cakes with a message that you can personalize, all made with genuine sea glass. The sea glass and is collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This makes for a lovely and unique anniversary or special occasion gift to give to your loved one.

Try this special wish:

To my amazing husband,

They say the first five years of marriage are the hardest, but I’ve treasured every moment with you. Thank you for being my rock through life’s ups and downs. Your encouragement inspires me, your humor delights me, and your love completes me.

Here’s to commemorating this milestone and looking ahead to many more years of adventure. I’m so grateful to have found my soulmate in you. Happy 5th Anniversary!

With all my love, XXX

Gift Ideas for your Wife

Half a decade down and a lifetime to go! Check out these heartwarming gift ideas to surprise your wife on your fifth anniversary.

  • Hand-carved wooden rose – celebrate your growing love
  • Custom botanical wood art – bring some artwork into your room
  • Willow tree sculpture – symbolize your relationship’s resilience
  • Romantic clock – set in wood with a loving message
  • Personalized wooden recipe box – filled with her favorite recipes
  • Heart pendant necklace – showcase love with a sapphire gemstone
  • A silver bracelet – to highlight the beauty of your wife
  • Sentimental silver locket – engraved with “I love you”
  • Custom photo on wood – the perfect personalized gift
  • Fun dice game – spice up date nights with a roll of the dice


Handmade framed design of a couple in love, all made with pebbles and genuine sea glass. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This can be pesonalized with your own message and makes for a lovely and unique anniversary or wedding gift to give to a loved one.

Try this special wish:

My Dearest Wife,

Five wonderful years have flown by faster than I could’ve imagined. Every moment with you is a gift. Thank you for filling my life with so much love and laughter. As we celebrate this milestone, I look forward to creating many more beautiful memories together. You still take my breath away. Happy 5th Anniversary to my soulmate!

With all my love, XXX

Gift Ideas for the Couple

Looking for the perfect way to celebrate your 5th anniversary big day? Here are some unique gift ideas that they’ll both cherish.

  • Engraved cutting boards – perfect for couples who cook together
  • Custom watch boxes – keep your timepieces organized
  • Wooden wall art – a rustic addition to your shared space
  • Customized cocktail glass set – cheers to love with every sip
  • Personalized photo frame – capture and display your favorite memories
  • Wooden dish – with your names and wedding date
  • Carved wooden hearts – a romantic sculpture
  • Personalized wooden wine rack – add the couples name and wedding date
  • Framed wooden family tree – customized for the family names
  • Silver serving dish – fantastically versatile for all sorts of treats

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Fun Fact

The world’s longest wedding veil was over 1.5 miles long. It was worn by a bride in China in 2012. We just don’t know why!

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Fun ways to Celebrate

Fun ways to celebrate you 5th anniversary

At home idea:

Want to create a cozy and romantic anniversary celebration at home? Try making a wish jar time capsule!

Decorate a jar and fill it with notes, photos, ticket stubs, wine corks, and small keepsakes. Next, make predictions about the future and write a heartfelt letter for your 10th anniversary. Seal the jar with a champagne cork and a kiss for good luck! When it comes 5 years down the line, you can open it for a great way to celebrate your 10th wedding anniversary.

On a budget idea:

To celebrate your 5th wedding anniversary, turn your home into a romantic staycation spot. Create a cozy atmosphere with twinkly lights, fresh flowers, and throw pillows. 

You can make your evening extra special with a homemade candlelit dinner. Plan your menu, put on your favorite outfits, and enjoy some quality time together, just like a night out. Over dinner, exchange thoughtful gifts, like the ones highlighted above, that allow you to reminisce about the time you’ve had together so far.

An adventurous idea:

Want to make your 5th anniversary unforgettable? Try whitewater rafting. It’s exciting, fun, and a great way to bond as you work together navigating the wild waters. Once you’ve tackled the rapids, enjoy a well-deserved break with a peaceful picnic by the river. And don’t forget to keep that special 5th anniversary gift safe until you’re back on dry land!

couple enjoying a picnic

A luxury idea:

Celebrate your 5th anniversary in a grand yet intimate style. Start the day with a private helicopter ride, admiring stunning views that are sure to create lasting memories. As the day ends, retreat to a luxurious hotel suite. With a hot tub and champagne on ice waiting for you, it’s the perfect setting to toast to your love.

But don’t limit your celebration to just one place. Discover local attractions like a vineyard with wine tasting or a beautiful coastline bike tour.

Fun Fact

The world’s largest wedding party had over 100,000 guests. It was held in India in 2013. Who even knows that many people??

Common Questions about the 5rd Wedding Anniversary

Q: What is the 5th wedding anniversary called?

A: The 5th wedding anniversary is called the wood anniversary.

Q: What is the 5th wedding anniversary gemstone?

A: The 5th wedding anniversary gemstone is sapphire.

Q: What is the 5th wedding anniversary symbol?

A: The 5th wedding anniversary is symbolized by wood.

Q: What is the 5th wedding anniversary color?

A: The 5th wedding anniversary is traditionally associated with blue, pink, and turquoise.

Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 5th wedding anniversary?

A: The traditional gift for the 5th wedding anniversary is wood, and the modern gift is silverware.

Q: What is the 5th year anniversary flower?

A: The classic flower for the 5th wedding anniversary is the daisy. It represents joy, warmth and purity.

Did You Know?

The most popular wedding song is “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley.

The most unusual wedding gift ever received was a private island. It was given to David and Victoria Beckham by their friend Elton John in 2003.

Traditional and Modern Gifts Around The World

Traditional Gift – UKWood
Traditional Gift – USWood
Traditional Gift – AustraliaWood
Traditional Gift – CanadaWood
Traditional Gift – SpainWood
Traditional Gift – GermanyWood
Traditional Gift – FranceWood
Traditional Gift – ItalyWood
Flower GiftDaisy
Gemstone GiftSapphire
Modern GiftSilverware

Around the World

Are you interested in how couples globally mark their fifth wedding anniversary? Let’s explore some unique and charming traditions from around the world.

  • Finland – Couples plant a tree on their fifth anniversary. It’s a symbol of their growing, strong marriage.
  • Brazil – Couples celebrate their fifth anniversary by giving gifts made from straw. This humble material is a symbol of fertility and abundance in their vibrant culture.
  • Mexico – Ceramic gifts are exchanged on Mexico’s fifth wedding anniversary. This traditional art form represents strength and longevity.
  • Thailand – Silverware takes on a new meaning on the fifth wedding anniversary in Thailand. In Thai culture, these shiny utensils represent wealth and status.

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About The Author

Hi! I’m Justin and I’m the typical sort of person that tends to leave things at little too late…especially when it comes to celebrating my anniversary. I started this website to help couples plan and celebrate their special occasions together. I don’t profess to know it all…but you can at least learn from my mitakes 😉 Read more about me here…

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