Traditional 5th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

For both the US and the UK, the traditional 5-year anniversary gift is wood and there are plenty of creative wood anniversary gifts that can be given to your spouse or to a couple that remain true to the tradition. Here are some great 5th wedding anniversary gifts that you can consider.

In addition to wood objects being the traditional 5-year anniversary gift, wood is also considered the modern 6-year anniversary gift. So if you are looking for more wood gift ideas, check out some modern 6-year anniversary gift ideas.

Wooden Rocking Chair

Wooden rocking chairs offer style and comfort along with a nice traditional feel. You can choose a nice pair of rocking chairs for an outside deck for those warm summer evenings. Or if you are expecting your first child, then this would be the perfect 5th year anniversary gift for both you and your spouse.


Personalized Family Recipe Box

After five years, you and your spouse have likely collected a lot of favorite recipes. A wooden recipe box would be the perfect place to house all of your favorite culinary delights and the personalization makes for a nice touch!


Wooden Standing Coat Rack

A wooden coat rack can remind you of your 5th anniversary every time you pass by the entryway of your home. It can be a nice piece to add to your home decor and make for a useful anniversary gift that will help to keep the household more organized.


If you already have a coat rack for your foyer, then consider another one for your master bedroom or walk-in closet; this is great for keeping the clutter out of sight, especially if your entryway coat tree is constantly being used by other family members or frequent house guests.

Wooden Serving / Breakfast Tray

A pair of wooden serving trays can make for a clever anniversary gift! They are practical and can be accompanied with breakfast in bed.


Wooden Jewelry Armoire

If your wife's current jewelry box is overflowing, then consider getting her a dedicated wooden jewelry armoire. Now she will be able to house all of her jewelry and special keepsakes in one place and it will always remind her of you.


Personalized Wooden Plaque

A beautifully engraved plaque will make a wonderful wood anniversary gift! It can be engraved to symbolize the union of the couple or a fun wooden plaque can be a great accessory to a home bar or family den.


Wood Butcher Block

A nice butcher block can be a great addition to any kitchen. Many chopping blocks are beautiful enough to be displayed on the kitchen counter. A butcher block that is cared for properly can last for many years.


If you are considering a new chopping block for your kitchen, then you might also want to get some mineral oil that can be used to keep your wooden block from drying out and help to maintain its original lustre.

Wooded Chest

Wooden chests were often used as hope chests by maidens, but nowadays wooden chests serve as a great storage unit that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. A wooden chest can warm any home and make for a very special anniversary gift.


Wooden Porch / Patio Swing

If you and your spouse recently bought a new house, then giving new wood furniture as an anniversary gift would be a thoughtful way to complement your new home. Here are some lovely wooden porch swings that may look great on your porch.


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