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It can be hard to determine the perfect gift for your anniversary. But one that comes close should be memorable. For a fifth anniversary, opt for the traditional wood or something that's less than traditional, but still useful, thoughtful, and even sentimental.
Here are the best 5-year anniversary gifts.
Uncommon Goods Personalized Hearts Four-Across Game
Board games aren't just for kids, but this one might make you feel like a kid again. But with a sentimental twist. The Four-Across game features carved out hearts, but can also be personalized. Choose your name, initials, anniversary date, or even a special message. Or even all of the above. With up to four lines that can be personalized, you can truly spell out your love and create a gift they'll cherish forever.
Mouth Picnic in a Box
There's something so special and intimate about a picnic, but the process of selecting and prepping the right products for your picnic basket can be time consuming. That is, unless it's already neatly packaged up for you. Mouth's Picnic in a Box has the basics, including a few varieties of crackers, cheese, salami, and spreads like fig jam and olive tapenade. Don't forget to bring along your favorite beverage.
Uncommon Goods Memory Keepsake Dish Set
This keepsake dish set from Uncommon Goods is sure to touch anyone's heart. Simply upload three images and the photos will be glazed and preserved on the three ceramic dishes. The black and white style (even color photos will be finished in B&W) has a vintage feel and the gold rim feels extremely modern. Besides being sentimental and gorgeous, the dish is also functional as a catch all tray or as the perfect finishing touches on a shelf.
Estelle Colored Glass Wine Stemless Set of 6 (Mixed Set)
You may have a solid set of glassware, but for a truly vintage, unique look, Estelle Colored Glass has tons of options. The stemless wine glasses are available in a set of six, but what truly makes them stand out is the mix of vibrant colors. There's amethyst, lavender, coral peach, yellow, mint green, and cobalt. These colorful glasses are perfect for everyday or when you want to sip your most expensive vino.
These colorful, vintage-inspired glasses are sure to elevate every wine drinking experience.
Etsy Wood Anniversary String Art
After five years together, there's probably at least one city that holds special meaning, either as individuals or a couple. This Etsy art is the perfect personalized way to highlight that meaningful place. The string art comes in several wood stains and a heart can be outlined over any city. Choose between any of the 50 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico, or Jamaica.
Pottery Barn Organic Spa Robe
This might be one of those gifts you buy for your love and another for yourself. The Organic Spa Robe from Pottery Barn is the perfect attire for a night in, especially after a relaxing bath. As the name suggests, the robe is made from 100 percent organic cotton and besides the super soft material, the high shawl collar and length (47 to 56 inches, depending on the size) make for a truly cozy feeling. Kick it up a notch by monogramming both of your initials.
Cuisinart Classic Stainless Steel 17-Piece Knife Block Set
If your partner is more into carving steak than enjoying a few slices of soft cheese, this 17-piece knife set is the perfect 5th-anniversary gift. With stainless steel blades and ergonomic handles, these knives add beauty and functionality to every kitchen. The set comes in an Acacia wood storage block and contains a range of knives for every occasion. It also includes a convenient sharpening block.
Wickbox Monthly Candle Subscription
A one time gift is always appreciated, but to truly show your continual love and appreciation, try a subscription. People who burn candles every single day tend to go through them pretty frequently, but Wickbox will always keep their supply flowing. Each month, a "candle expert" selects a medium or large candle in line with the recipient's preferences.
ROYAL CRAFT WOOD Luxury Bathtub Caddy
Give your loved one the gift of relaxation with the Royal Craft bath caddy. Made from waterproof bamboo, it’s the perfect way to say “I appreciate you” to a partner who could use a break. It’s adjustable, so it can fit any bathtub width up to 43 inches. It comes with a variety of holders and compartments perfect for everything from candles to glasses of wine.
Top Shelf Bar Supply Professional Craft Bar Set
This cocktail shaker bar set comes with everything an aspiring home bartender needs to serve the perfect drink. It includes 14 stainless steel pieces, like a 24 oz and 18 oz shaker, which allow your loved one to make a variety of standard-sized drinks. It also comes with a jigger, a bar spoon, a muddler, two strainers, and six cocktail picks to garnish those fancy drinks.
Vitruvi Black Stone Essential Oil Diffuser
For the person who loves the aroma of essential oils, then a diffuser is a great option they'll get tons of use out of. Vitruvi's stone diffuser runs for up to eight hours but also looks great on any night stand, countertop, or even a desk. It works well for spaces up to 500 square feet and is available in neutrals or even a blush pink.
Uncommon Goods At the Beach Personalized Family Puzzle
Your puzzle-loving love will get a laugh or maybe even shed a tear over this personalized puzzle. The 200 wooden pieces set the scene for a day at the beach, but can be customized with illustrations of up to 10 members of the family, including pets. Choose the characters skin tone, hair color and styles, and body types. You can also choose to have the family name and a year engraved at the bottom of the frame.
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This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. She loves helping her friends and family find unique, thoughtful, and wallet-friendly presents. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.