Wood Gifts for Your Fifth Wedding Anniversary
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 Scandinavian floor mirror and minimalist table lamps) to accessories (check out the structural wooden clutch 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 traditional list of anniversary presents, this guide is sure to inspire your own purchase. Click through to find a gift that perfectly commemorates year five.
Gift her a structural clutch that's as unique as she is. You'll get bonus points, too, for the fact that this bag is crazy popular on Instagram.
Cult Gaia Ark Small Bamboo Clutch, $150, net-a-porter.com
All this handy gadget is missing? A glass of red wine and a page-turner. Needless to say, she wants it.
The White Company Wooden Bath Tidy, $70, thewhitecompany.com
Sleek and masculine, this half-concrete and half-wood iPhone case is as stylish as it is protective.
Andre Vieira Concrete and Wood Luxury iPhone Case, $29, society6.com
Sourced in Croatia and handcrafted in Copenhagen, this full-length mirror's wooden poles anchor it against your wall. They're also the perfect place to hang coats or bags.
Skagerak Georg Mirror in Natural, $429, theline.com
Brighten up a reading nook with this adorable exposed table lamp or buy two to dress up your matching nightstands.
The Citizenry Zua Lamp, $145, the-citizenry.com
This company sources their materials from all over the globe—a single pair can be composed of grade A lumber from the Pacific Northwest and cellulose acetate from Italy—making these sunnies perfect for the avid explorer.
Shwood Canby 54MM Square Sunglasses, $350, saksfifthavenue.com
Oil this sustainably-sourced ashwood kitchen slab appropriately and it'll last you ten more anniversaries.
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.
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!).
R.M. Williams RMW Branded Polish Brush, $15, eastdane.com
Looking to entertain at home more often? Stock up on this small tray, perfect for serving up cheeses, coffee, or tapas-style plates.
Imogene + Willie Hasami Wooden Tray, from $16, imogeneandwillie.com
While we're on the topic of entertaining, know that no host's home is complete without a full-functioning bar. Opt for this Mid-Century-inspired version with two shelves for additional storage.
Belham Living Carter Mid-Century Modern Bar Cart, $170, hayneedle.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.
Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush, $45, dermstore.com
Don't let these bowls' pale-white color or delicate design fool you. They work for everything from cereal to stir fry. Don't forget to give them a little oil when they're starting to look lackluster.
Farmhouse Pottery Wooden Bowls in White, from $180 for set of 4, farmhousepottery.com
This 3-in-1 indoor putting activity will make game night with the guys way more fun. It can be played on just about any flat surface, too.
The PuttSkee Putt Pack, $119, theputtskee.com
Recreate your favorite cooking show recipes with these spoons on hand. Their extra-long handles were designed to help you taste your concoctions.
The Line Long-Handled Tasting Spoons, $50 for set of 6, theline.com
Your registry gifts are still hard at work, but there's nothing wrong with stocking up on a few entertaining 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.
Bodrum Gemini Napkin Rings, $20, jungleeny.com