5th Wedding Anniversary Gift Guide

We just celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary on September 7th. It’s crazy how fast the time flies but I love looking back at all of our pictures and remembering the day. We worked so hard to make the celebration a true reflection of us and I still love every little detail. If you want to see our day, check out our amazing photographer’s recap here. I wish I had a video to share but our video guy no showed on the day of and our coordinator didn’t realize it until AFTER the ceremony. So we have nothing on video except our toast where we surprised nearly everyone at the wedding with our baby announcement.

Each year we get each other a gift that is the traditional gift for that year. It’s been a fun challenge to try to incorporate that element into the gift.

The 5th wedding anniversary gift is wood. Thankfully, my husband is pretty easy to shop for since he collects watches. A wood watch was the perfect fit. There are a ton of wood watch options out there but I loved this one from Swanky Badger. Not only was it affordable but I could engrave the back of it which makes it a little extra special for this milestone anniversary. He outdid himself with his gift this year – a wood crescent moon jewelry bowl (which is my sorority’s symbol and something very dear to my heart) and a book of things he loves about me. So very thoughtful.


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Here are some other traditional 5th Wedding Anniversary gifts

Wood Ornament

Personalized Cutting Board

Keepsake Box

Cheese Board

Wood Bow Tie

Beard Brush Comb Set

5th Anniversary Plaque

Engraved Hammer

We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary by taking a half day off and going to a movie – one of my favorite things to do and it meant I actually got to see TWO movies in one week. Read about our first movie experience that week here, it was a memorable one! We went to an amazing dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants – Campfire then ended the night at one of the places we went to on our first date. Needless to say, I was tired the next day but that quality time was worth it.


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  1. Ah yes, the 5th anniversary. On the morning of ours, I left a lacy red thong in his truck with a card that said, “Now you can never say I didn’t give you wood for our 5th anniversary!”

    What can I say, after 17 traditional anniversary gifts, year 5 is the one that he remembers! 😉

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