From the article: 5th Wedding Anniversary Celebration Suggestions -- Ideas and Symbols
Many folks hit a wall when it comes to being creative in what to give their spouses on their fifth wedding anniversary. Share your successful gift suggestions and ideas for how to make your fifth anniversary an anniversary to remember throughout your marriage. 5th Anniversary Ideas
- I found a website that has wooden watches which is something quite unusual. WeWood timepieces, they also plant a tree for every watch bought.
- —Guest LisaMum
- I was thinking for our fifth I would make us a nice wooden silverware set, since I love doing wood working. It mixes the traditional wood with the modern silverware and provides something useful!
- —Guest Rachel
Japanese Wood Puzzle Box
- My husband likes mysterious things. Seven years ago he took me to a B&B for the weekend. He led me to a bookcase that swung open to reveal a secret parlor and he proposed to me there. We give traditional anniversary gifts and I was stumped for our 5th year. On the internet I searched words like: mysteries, puzzles, and wood. I found Japanese wood puzzle boxes. I had never heard of these. By pressing and sliding parts of the box, it opens to reveal a small hidden compartment. I found a beautiful box with a tree carved on the lid. We held our own wedding ceremony under a great old tree, so it was perfect. My husband loved it!
- —Guest Shonna
Our Fifth Wedding Anniversary
- Our 5th wedding anniversary is coming up and I have organised for the kids to stay with their nanna overnight on the Friday night and will prepare a 3 course meal for my husband, leave a trail of rose petals/candles (not sure which yet), leading to the small table on the patio with two chairs (and a nice white tablecloth on it). I'm going to get him a nice beer to have with dinner and we can sit and watch the sunset when he comes home from work. The next morning (our wedding anniversary day) I will make him breakfast and serve it on the nice wooden tray I bought. I have also got him a wooden playing cards box and a couple of other little things. He does the modern gift while I do the traditional one each year.
- —Guest Rachel
5th to Remember
- My husband started the traditional wedding gift on our 5 th anniversary. I had found some drift wood at the lake and bought a face to attach it to. It turned out to be a pretty neat sculpture. I put time and some effort into it. My husband got me a pack of pencils. Good thing I have a great sense of humor!!
- —Guest Carla
- My husband loves music and plays most stringed instruments. I was stumped this year but I really lucked out. I found a website with handmade koa wood guitar picks with the phrase I pick you on it.
- —Guest val
Keeping Me On My Toes
- I gotta say what they say is true -- the 5th anniversary does stump you come the gift department so I was intrigued when my wife came up with this whole traditional gift idea for this year. My wife is a avid music lover and a fan of classic art work so I found a website online that sells wooden music boxes and on the box it displays a picture of dance in the city by a artist Renoir circa 1883 of a man and wife dancing on what appears to be their wedding day. Overall I think I picked out a good gift and look forward to the challenges as our years together progress.
- —Guest Christopher
- My Husband and I just had our 5th anniversary. We usually make each other cards and go out to dinner but we decided to go all out for this milestone. We took a trip to Vegas and renewed our vows in one of those kitschy vegas chapels. We dressed for the occasion and I even wore some of the same items I had with me on our wedding day. For our gifts to each other we had new wedding bands made. The whole experience was magical and one we will never forget!
- —Guest Harlow
- For ours on Saturday we will be having a renewal ceremony and a dinner with wood and blue centerpieces.
- —Guest carolyn
- For our fifth, I gave my husband an unusual contorted fig tree (aka Harry Todd's walking stick.) He gave me a handmade wooden bowl & mezzaluna set made for chopping herbs. We always do traditional gifts but that year, we both felt extremely pleased with our choices.
- —Guest Marie
- My wife has always wanted a chainsaw carved bear. They are awesome, but so expensive. So I picked up a 2' piece of a tree --about 18" wide, an electric chainsaw, and an angle grinder with a wood shaping stone, and carved one myself. This is not for the novice -- please be very careful. It actually looked like a bear (not quite as fancy as the pro chainsaw guys), and she loved it!
- —Guest Kevin
- My husband and I will celebrate our anniversary on Friday. I was stumped with the wood gift, we have stuck with the traditional gifts, so I found free woodworking plans for a blanket box. We will go to Home Depot together and then be able enjoy it together when he builds it. A gift for both of us!
- —Guest tadpole06
- For our five year anniversary, I got wooden rings made. We can't wear them on our hands every day (they are too fragile) but I wear mine on a gold chain around my neck. It's a pretty reminder of my wonderful hubby.
- —Guest Luci
- Happy 5th wedding anniversary sweetheart!! Here's a croquet set! *signs divorce papers*
- —Guest *
5th Anniversary Gift
- For our 5th anniversary I stuck with the tradition of wood and bought a Bonsai tree. I chose a tree with 3 intertwined roots to represent me, my husband and our daughter. I placed a stone in the pot with the word "LOVE" engraved on it. The plant requires constant care and attention, it is a commitment ... like a marriage.
- —Guest JAR Leg
5th to Remember
- I am going to wake my wife to breakfast in bed. We don't have much money. So I got a cherry wood serving tray. The tray is a 9 opening picture frame as well. I gathered photos from when we first met, our wedding, honeymoon, 4 vacations, one picture of our 5 month old daughter, and one of us as a family. Then we are going to take our daughter for her first walk. All of this, and she thinks I'm working. It's the only way she won't notice me getting up first. I had to fib a little. But I think she'll forgive me.
- —Guest Classic Love
- On our fifth anniversary we were on a vacation and my husband picked out a little bear carved out of wood to give to me. Not only was it a reminder of a great vacation, but it is an anniversary gift I still have -- 43 years later.
- —Guest Mary Ann