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It can be hard to determine the perfect gift for your anniversary, but one that comes close should be memorable. Traditionally, a fifth-anniversary gift is made of wood, which symbolizes strength, wisdom, and forgiveness. However, you can also think outside of the box and opt for something that's more unique to your partner.
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. 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.
Etsy Wood Anniversary Sound Wave Art Print
After five-plus years together, you probably have a favorite song. This piece of wall decor from Etsy depicts a sound wave of a song or even a personalized voice message. The order includes a QR code that when scanned, it plays the actual song or message for your loved one. The birchwood frame is sturdy, comes in a range of sizes from 5 x 7 to 30 x 40, and can include personalized text.
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.
Personalization Mall Ticket To Paradise Personalized Wood Luggage Tag
For a small gift, especially for anyone who loves to travel, this wooden luggage tag is a fun option. The tag is topped off with a sturdy faux leather strap and the front is customizable. Add up to four lines of personalized text. This can be any identifiable info like a name or email address, but also a short quote or phrase that speaks to the recipient.
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 Tray
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.
Kodak Mini Shot 3 Retro 3x3 Portable Wireless Instant Camera
We're all in a digital world and tend to solely snap pics on our phones, but there's still something so great about an actual camera. Luckily, this Kodak provides the best of both worlds when it comes to nostalgia and technology. The Mini Shot 3 Retro makes it easy to take a pic and print photos directly from the device on a 3 x 3 that's waterproof. You can also connect the camera to your phone and print any photos in your library.
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.
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.
Pure Enrichment Wave Sleep Therapy Sound Machine
Couples who've been together for a few years know the importance of a good night's rest, especially if one partner is a snorer or works odd hours. Pure Enrichment's sound machine makes it a bit easier to catch some Z's and count some sheep. The machine plays six different sounds, including white noise, rain, or the sound of a fan, and has a timer. Choose between black, mint green, or white and the compact design fits on any nightstand.
Gozney Roccbox Portable Pizza Oven
The cook in the family will love this portable pizza oven. It’s a pretty awesome kitchen gadget to whip out for guests or even for a quiet night in. It reaches more than 900 degrees in less than a minute. The retractable legs means it can be placed on a tabletop surface and the silicone covering protects from any burns. It can cook a pizza in just a minute, but it also cooks steak, veggies, and more in no time at all.
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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.