Wood Gifts for Your Fifth Wedding Anniversary
Celebrate five years of matrimony with one of these traditional keepsakes.
And just like that, you've officially reached half a decade of marriage. Your wedding might still feel like yesterday (that's a good thing!), but a lot has changed in the last five years. Maybe you bought a home, started a family, or landed a crazy promotion that changed the game. However much (or little!) your day-to-day has changed since you exchanged vows, one thing is certain: You probably never expected your commitment to and love for each other to grow this much over time. A bond as strong as yours should be marked with a gift that represents it. It makes a lot of sense, then, that wood is the traditional five-year anniversary gift of choice.
Sturdy and long-lasting, the medium is a salient symbol of the life you two have built together. To celebrate your achievement, we put together a curated list of wood ideas to help you along as you search for a present that fits tradition and your partner's personal style. From modern home décor (don't miss the stylish floor mirror and decorative yet functional ladder) to accessories (check out the nature-inspired wooden sunglasses for her and the masculine iPhone case for him!), there's something here that's sure to please. Even better? Most of these items work just as well for her as they do for him, which means you'll both be able to reap the benefits.
If you're sticking to the classic wedding anniversary gifts by year, this guide is sure to inspire your own purchase. Click through to find a gift that perfectly commemorates year five.
All this handy gadget is missing? A glass of red wine and a page-turner. Needless to say, she wants it.
Shop Now: Peg and Awl "Natural" Wood Tub Caddy, $145, food52.com.
Sleek and masculine, this half-concrete and half-wood iPhone case is as stylish as it is protective.
Shop Now: Andre Vieira Concrete and Wood Luxury iPhone Case, $25.19, society6.com.
Has your partner been itching to give your home a makeover? This wooden mirror adds an instant dose of rustic style to your bedroom or living room.
Shop Now: Crate & Barrel "Blair" Floor Mirror, $499, crateandbarrel.com.
The benefits of this brush include (but aren't limited to!) total body exfoliation and lymphatic massage. Trust us, it's something you'll both use.
Shop Now: Elemis "Body Detox" Skin Brush, $45, dermstore.com.
Finally, a shaving set that sits pretty on your bathroom vanity. The included wooden handle fits just about any drugstore razor-head, which means that his not-so-cute Gilette just got a major makeover.
Shop Now: Holtz Leather Co. "The Lieutenant" Shaving Kit, $100, holtzleather.com.
Toss out the Styrofoam cartons—your fridge is about to get a whole lot more rustic.
Shop Now: Farmhouse Pottery "Araucana" Egg Board, $85, farmhousepottery.com.
Here's a bright idea: Add some charm to his or her favorite reading nook with a chic wooden floor lamp.
Shop Now: Cb2 "Atlas" Wood Floor Lamp, $349, cb2.com.
Turn his favorite guitar into a piece of art by mounting it onto the wall with a hook that blends in seamlessly with the rest of your décor.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn Teen Guitar Wall Mount, $35, pbteen.com.
Help your partner upgrade her personal style with a cool and meaningful new accessory.
Shop Now: Bernardo 1946 "Scarlett" Sunglasses in White Zebrano/Ebony with Gray Lenses, $88, bernardo1946.com.
Picture all of the future evenings spent together cozied up on the couch before this wood coffee table. It'll make for the perfect anniversary gift.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart "Winfield" Coffee Table, $339.99, wayfair.com.
Use this rustic wooden carving board to prepare dinner for your sweetheart for years to come.
Shop Now: The White Company "Hampson" Woods Large Carving Board, $300, thewhitecomany.com.
Stir the homemade sauce recipe you perfected together with one of these handcrafted spoons. They're all designed with the ultimate foodie in mind.
Shop Now: Polder's Old World Market All Purpose Spoon, $79, poldersoldworldmarket.com.
This handy brush will keep all of his kicks looking brand new—and makes the perfect companion gift to a new pair (hint hint!).
Shop Now: Allen Edmonds Horsehair Shine Brush, $10, eastdane.com.
Your husband or wife will appreciate these wireless headphones, which were created with a vegan leather band for comfort. They're great for working in the home office or listening to a favorite podcast.
Shop Now: Clove and Twine "The Troubadour" Wireless Wood Headphones in Zebra, $179.99, cloveandtwine.com.
A small tray, perfect for serving an array cheeses, coffee, or desserts, will come in handy during your next date-night in or breakfast in bed.
Shop Now: Imogene + Willie "Hasami" Wooden Tray, from $16, imogeneandwillie.com.
No home is complete without a full-functioning bar. This cart has plenty of storage to keep all of the essentials—your favorite spirits, glassware, and bar tools—handy.
Shop Now: Serena & Lily "Monaco" Bar Cart, $548, serenaandlily.com.
A decorative yet functional wood bowl makes for a great anniversary gift. You'll think of your first five years together every time you fill it up.
Shop Now: Jungalow Large Mahogany Fruit Bowl, $169, jungalow.com.
This indoor putting activity will make game night with the guys way more fun.
Shop Now: Perfect Practice Professional Indoor Putting Green, $169.95, thegrommet.com.
Your registry gifts are still hard at work, but there's nothing wrong with stocking up on a few fresh accents. These color-blocked wooden napkin rings bring a little mod to your tablescape and are still neutral enough to work with most types of dinnerware.
Shop Now: Bodrum "Gemini" Napkin Rings, $20, jungleeny.com.
A decorative wooden ladder looks lovely anywhere in your home—whether you display it in the bathroom our your bedroom, you can beautifully hang towels and linens from each rung.
Shop Now: The Citizenry "Kambas" Ladder, $295, the-citizenry.com.
Spruce up an existing family heirloom like a vase with decorative wooden beads.
Shop Now: Post 21 Tassel Accent, $15, post21shop.com.
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