By now you should feel like you’re past the point of no return, so it’s time to go all in on a gift that shows just how all in you are, and how glad you are to be all in there. After five years you probably both feel like you know what to expect, so now’s the time to throw in the rare good surprise by busting out that shockingly awesome and unforgettable 5 year anniversary gift. Here are some great ideas.
Every now and then, you may get the urge to ship your mate off to Siberia. It’s a much better idea to redirect those frustrations and draft an itinerary for a joint excursion that the two of you can enjoy … together! Whether it’s a grand adventure to a distant continent or a simpler road trip perusing local haunts and treasured nooks, embarking on a commemorative journey will breathe new life into your relationship and help remind you why you’re together!
Going grocery shopping together on a Friday night doesn’t quite cut it after a while. Hitting up the exotics aisle might feel like a walk on the wild side, but you’re going to have to add in a bit more spice than that! Test the boundaries of the relationship with an impulsive, fearless outing that just might reveal some hidden sides of yourself and your mate and elevate the intimacy factor.
They call this the wood anniversary, but if you think that means you can just come home with a stick you found in the forest, it’s going to be a long year. A wooden ring, on the other hand, is more than acceptable. Especially if it’s as stunning and unique as these wooden botanical rings. Each one is painstakingly handcrafted, and as unique as your marriage. A true work of art, it looks just as good in a display case as it does on your hand.
Your anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to stop fighting for a whole day and express your love anew (unless one of you forgets, and then it’s World War III). But as sweet as anniversaries are, they only take up one three-hundred-sixty-fifth of your time together. Imagine if you could extend that for a whole month. Well, now you can. This romantic jar contains 31 love-soaked messages, so the good feelings just keep on coming. Choose from ready-made sets with messages already included, blank cards that you can fill in yourself, or Kindnotes will custom print your personalized set and jar.
Natural materials exude a timeless class that never goes out of style. In fact, it’s almost impossible to look bad when you’re wearing a wooden watch (that’s not an invitation to try). These beautiful accessories go with just about every wardrobe style - all the way from yuppie to hippie, and everything in between. Even a clown suit. And really, that’s the true measure of style: does it look good on a clown suit?
The smooth sound of these wooden slot doors is almost as good as the warmth you’ll feel on your chest as you toast to the unbreakable bond between you and your significant other. Feeling extra festive after topping off bottle one? Meander down to drawers two and three if you so desire … there’s no shame in soaking up the whole set after five smashing years of relationship success. Replenish and repeat—this little chest of drawers will support the cause for years to come!
This woodsy creation lets you and your partner “make your mark” without defacing our precious natural resources. A more legal alternative to graffiti art, this warmhearted, modern spin on the age-old hand-carved technique will capture the lasting pledge made between two young loves while still retaining the contemporary look of your home décor. True love 4eva baby!
Your love is a cause for celebration and what better way to get into the celebratory party spirit than with their very own personalized whiskey barrel? Some things really do get better with age and while relationships can sometimes be one of them, whiskey is always. If they don’t appreciate it now, they will in five years when they’ll be pouring themselves some seriously luxurious liquor.
Once you’ve been together a while, you’ll probably want to inject a little creativity into your date nights. This is a great way to do that, using the prompts provided, albeit with parameters that you set yourself by filling out your own specific date night activities, instead of leaving it up to someone you’ve never met and whose mental state you can’t realistically vet. You’re in this for the long haul - don’t let date night become another boring ritual.
If your mate is still by your side after five years, chances are, their heart is yours. What are you waiting for? Cupid made his choice many moons ago, so now it’s time to let the love sails catch some serious wind and for you to hang on for the ride of your life. Forget the mind games—challenge your partner to a deeply personal meeting of the minds and hearts and prepare to share some deeply guarded, yet wonderfully rewarding details. Everyone’s a winner in love!
Modern technology is great, but it doesn’t leave much to the imagination. I mean seriously, name one famous person you haven’t seen naked by now. The Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger harks back to a time when people sent love notes by carrier pigeon, and the only way you could “wire” someone money was by burying it somewhere and sending them a map on horseback. In other words, the good old days. Help someone let go of their text message addiction and add a little old fashioned romance back into their lives.
There are plenty of ways that couples grow closer, become more alike, and eventually merge into a single organism. Girding your loins with the same fabric is one of them. It’s as natural as adopting each other’s vocabulary, sharing your mannerisms, learning to eat new foods, and eventually starting to look like each other. This is the normal progression of life, and this is the brand that would like to help you take the next step.
Quit the juvenile bickering, love birds … you have the next thirty years to do plenty of that! Opt for a more meaningful way to commemorate this crucial five-year turning point. Take a little field trip to the spot where your two souls first collided. You may not have known it back then, but this little slice of the universe gave birth to what the two of you share today. Go ahead, see if those butterflies start to flutter again…
Are you one of those lucky couples that spent the first few years of your wedded bliss exploring every corner of the globe? Or maybe you’re the kind of duo that’s been anchored to the same dismal apartment for the last five years and you need some visual encouragement to get back in the travel game. Whichever way your hearts blow, this map should accompany you as you navigate life together. Inspirational and customized to fit your unique taste for adventure, this anniversary gift is essential for any young couple’s itinerary.
Giving the gift of roses to your love is pretty traditional, but since roses just wilt and die shortly after they’re received, they’re really not a good symbol for ever-lasting and growing commitment. These beautifully preserved roses will never wilt and require no care or water. What better way to express your eternal adoration for the love of your life?
A picnic basket is a promise. You can’t just let it sit around collecting dust. No. You’ve gotta fill it with food on a regular basis and take it places. It doesn’t always have to be wine and risotto. Sandwiches and soft drinks are fine, too. But you’ve got to use it.
If your whirlwind romance feels like a blur, maybe it’s time to start sorting through the gigabytes of digital memories so you can design a hard-copy keepsake. Not only will it breathe new life into treasured snippets of time long past, but it will become a priceless memento decades from now, when you may have trouble remembering who the heck this grumpy companion lying next to you is.
Celebrate the five-year mark with rustic class and earthy elegance. Trace the delicate veins in these handcrafted goblets while you sip a cherished cabernet with your beloved seated by your side. Salute the staying power of your young relationship with a much less breakable alternative to traditional glassware. Replace the resounding “ding!” from that special toast with a more mature, mellow tone that warms the heart.
A fitting portrayal of the passion that once burned between you and your beloved, this exquisite piece is guaranteed to stimulate that deep connection once again. You can’t help but feel a little aroused with this amorous creation gracing the bedside table. Send an indisputable message of heart-melting love to the object of your desire and consummate your five-year-old union tonight!
If you’re considering going with gift as common as flowers, you might consider stepping it up a few dozen notches by dipping them in 24k gold. Just gather up all your extra gold, melt it in your crucible, and toss in your plants. Or just buy this Eternity Rose instead. Actually, it’s probably electro-plated not really dipped in molten metal, but you get the point.
Shaking the 8-ball might suffice when you’re fifteen, but mature folks like yourselves need a soothsayer with a tad more wisdom under their belt. Mark this year’s anniversary with a bagful of prophetic goodies that will reveal some delightful predictions and quirky forecasts of your future together. Deliciously convincing, these classic fortune tellers will add a crunchy sprinkle of fun and uncertainty to this momentous occasion!
Has the five-year monotony bug hit? It’s time to switch gears and light a spark under that special union of yours. Pay tribute to the origins of love and partnership with this inspiring, mind-bending game piece that can serve as a daily reminder of your devotion. Transcend the meaningless texts and predictable date nights and sit down for some legitimate couples’ playtime.
What better place to broadcast your exceptional partnership than the sole of a shoe? While this adorable footwear is not recommended for dog parks or the paint aisle at Home Depot, it’s perfectly suited for any outing where you and your mate want to leave your loving mark. Less permanent than matching tattoos, these sentimental sandals are cute on any enamored feet. Rubberstamp your bond today!
Life is too short for lifeless trinkets that end up collecting years of household dust. It’s time for the two of you to get your groove on and add a dose of bobblehead silliness to the nest. Save the oil couples’ portrait for your 30th anniversary—the five-year target calls for a more endearing, darling rendition of the smitten twosome at one of their favorite locales. Rock on, bobbleheads, rock on!!
Here’s hoping your mate sees this milestone as an accomplishment … rather than a prison sentence! Straightforward and irrefutable, this loving gesture will serve as a daily wake-up call as your partner in crime contemplates the meaning of life and drafts mental to-do lists while scarfing down breakfast. Ambiguity gets in the way of honest communication. Tally up some truth for a change and see if you can make it to ten!
Go ahead and raise the thrill factor in your relationship a few notches. A lightning round of skee ball, a neck-snapping spin on the bumper cars, and a hell-raising run on a roller coaster should do the trick! You’ll both be grinning from ear to ear from the moment you step into the magical land of non-stop diversion. Share a banana split, float to the top of the Ferris wheel and let go of everything but your sweetheart’s hand!
Life is becoming almost infinitely customizable, so why should jewelry be any different? Think of this as your iJewelry store. Diamond rings don’t exactly come cheap, so why should you have to choose between one ring that has your favorite setting and one that has your favorite diamond? Now you get to tell them which parts to put together, just like at Burger King. The only way you’re going to get more DIY is if you grab a pickax and head out for the mines. And we all know you don’t have time for that.
A cross between the beloved Newlywed Game and the popular ice breaker “20 questions,” this tantalizing quiz game is just what the doctor ordered for the five-year-old couple. Bypass the needless chit-chat that’s clogging the communication channels and open up to a healthy dose of introspective entertainment that’s sure to yield beneficial returns for many years to come. Grab a throw pillow, darling, it’s time to get intimate!
Chances are you were too smitten with your future mate that you neglected to glance up at the extraordinary sky that fateful evening. Now you can add this spectacular backdrop to the memory of your loved one’s breathtaking smile as you both gazed lovingly into each other’s dreamy eyes. Create an eternal window into the precious past and revisit that once-in-a-lifetime moment over and over again.
If you’ve got one tiny little romantic bone in your body, there has to be a place in your heart for the old fashioned love letter, even if it’s the kind that makes you circle yes or no. Because really, it’s the thought that counts, and anyone who takes the time to put their feelings down on paper has to be a keeper. But paper gets lost, is easily damaged, and isn’t very convenient to carry around with you. A gold or silver love letter necklace takes that old tradition and makes it last.
A business suit is meant to signal power, competence, and trustworthiness. But now, thanks to these love letter cufflinks, it can be made to carry around little secret messages of devotion and appreciation too. Just pop open the miniature envelope, and out comes a tiny bronze letter engraved with a personalized message reminding them what really matters. Just the moral support they’ll need while watching their boss foam at the mouth about missing TPS reports for the seventh month in a row.
It’s time to make some f@*!ng art! After all, you don’t just want a bunch of creative works by total strangers populating your walls. This kit redefines the idea of visceral art…or you could say it takes a new approach to building a body of work…or that it’s a labor of love… But one thing we know for sure is that no matter how much of an art lover you are, you’ve never had this much fun painting.
Traveling together can be a bonding experience. But if you’re going to be seen together, isn’t it time they lose that 1970s mustard colored softshell leather suitcase? Come on, you can be honest — it’s a little embarrassing. So help them join the 21st century with a decent luggage set. But on the other hand, maybe you’re not interested in traveling together at all. Maybe a new luggage set is just a nice way of saying, “Would you please go somewhere far away for a while?” It’s great for that too.
Add some depth to that revered photo of you and your partner in life and love. As close to a hologram that the two of you will probably ever get, this lifelike portrayal communicates your lasting devotion and honors the enduring commitment you made just five short years ago. There’s no need for 3D glasses, and what’s even better, this nostalgic portrait doubles as a slamming paper weight. Purposeful gifts are the best!
For centuries people have been asking for the key to a happy marriage. It’s a wonder that it took so long for someone to finally make it. Judging by the demand, they’re going to make a killing off of this. And though we have not yet held the product in our own hands, visually it fits the bill: elegant, simple, and to the point, with just a touch of sentimentality. This is the key that opens the most impenetrable of doors, the door to the human heart.
When date night comes around and both of you have empty pockets, an argument is bound to start about where all the money is going. With this beautiful date night savings bank, you’ll always have a pile of cash on hand, so you don’t have to scour the credit card statements and make accusations. Isn’t household harmony worth a few dollars here and there?
There’s nothing simple about this unpretentious labor of love. A gentle depiction of the sincere bond between two human beings, this affectionate piece is just the humble companion you need to accompany you and your better half over the next forty-plus years. Reflect on what really matters this anniversary season … paying homage to the respectful connection you share with the holder of your heart.
Matching t-shirts and twin bracelets are cute, but they don’t send quite the same message of togetherness that a committed couple should be aiming for. Take yourself off the market definitively with some appearance-altering skin ink. The latest in relationship branding, these companion tattoos add a whole new degree of permanence to the relationship. Be brave and go bold, but make hay while the sun shines, lovebirds—body art looks best on young, supple skin!
You’ve managed to waltz your way through love so far, so make sure you’re keeping to the right rhythm as you foxtrot into your future together. Whether you’re practicing a smooth samba or a sexy salsa, dancing lessons are a fantastic way to make sure you’re in perfect sync and you don’t miss a beat.
Aaah, the innocence of young love … it can and should survive the days of high school. These adorable frames are reminiscent of that time when it felt as if anything were possible and holding the hand of your one and only was actually exciting. Show the world what a happy couple you are with this charming assortment of love’s greatest hits. Come up with a catchy blended nickname for your union and earn a spot in the supercouples’ hall of fame!
This Zimbabwean kissing lovers sculpture is like a yin-yang for people who really like to get it on. Two lovers’ faces encapsulated in stone for eternity, gazing into each other’s soul, for one brief moment not thinking about whose fault it is that the garbage never got taken out. Yes, the gods have smiled kindly upon these lovers, freezing them in a moment of carefree bliss from which they never have to descend back into the mundane world inhabited by us poor mortals.
In truth, we’ve all got a jar of romantic memories in our brains, though they’re not always the most reliable (just ask anyone who’s ever forgotten an anniversary). So it’s always better to make sure you’ve got the hard copy. And in a digital world, real life gifts like this can feel even more special and thoughtful. There’s no limit to what you can scribble down on your memory tickets, so when the jar fills up and you go digging through this thing, expect a few surprises.
Serenade your partner with this set of musical wine glasses and then get completely sloshed. The glasses need to have liquid in them to work, so, what are you going to do, just throw all that wine away? No, instead you will make beautiful music together until all the "inspiration" is gone.
Celebrating with a gourmet dinner is always a solid plan, but things can get rather awkward in a crowded restaurant when the happy couple starts playing footsie and getting handsy. No need to “get a room!” if the chef comes to you, however.
You’ve done so many amazing things together that you might be hard pressed for an novel idea on the next date night. Don’t panic, we’ve found the perfect solution with this gift. 52 new ideas that are sure to keep things interesting. The best part? They’ll love it so much they won’t even realize that you may have bought it with yourself in mind. We won’t tell if you won’t…
There’s nothing wrong with making your partner work a little for their gift, right? Once they catch a glimpse of the reward they’ll smother you with kisses and some well-earned praise for your brainy gift-giving talent. A constructive way to spend a rainy afternoon together, this thoughtful present offers some romantic suspense and a heartfelt message for your sweetheart. Here’s to loving your life partner to pieces!
Playfulness is an essential ingredient to any successful union. Don’t starve your marriage of the joy and laughter that can sustain it for many years to come! Carve out some time for a little card game action with your favorite partner in crime and feel the buzz that you get from a little homegrown rivalry. Challenge your spouse to a game that lasts all week long, as you earn points and reap rewards by performing tasks. We bet neither of you thought that you’d be battling to do the dishes.
Couples that have been together a while have a tendency to let themselves go a bit. Why fight it? Behold the undisputed King of the Gummy Bears. Give your sweetheart this 5 pound calorific treat and watch as they slowly devour him, one body part at a time, in a kind of perverse, reverse Build-A-Bear scenario.
When was the last time you slow danced in the aisles with your loved one? Maybe a high-octane jam session with your favorite cover band will get the old pitter-patter going again. Whatever the affair, this glorious occasion calls for some extended handholding even if it all goes down in the best nosebleed seats in the house. Don your finest threads for a show-stopping evening of unforgettable merrymaking. Love is about to take center stage!
There’s always room for a little nostalgia while swilling back a cold one or savoring another glass of wine. Personalized, hand-engraved couples glasses remind you of when you met that special someone who you’re now metaphysically fused with, for better or for worse. Celebrate the passage of time with every sip.
The ultimate in luxury sleepwear, a pair of silk pajamas is like riding first class into snoozeville. And because silk is a magic fiber, it keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Besides, silkworms are the sexiest members of the insect kingdom, and when you wear the fibers they generate, some of that sexiness rubs off on you. That makes silk pajamas a perfect anniversary gift.
It’s never too early to spread the love. And with this heart-shaped waffle maker, all they have to do is spread the batter, and all the love symbolism comes popping out by itself, like magic. Alas, these delicious creations are destined to be just as fleeting.
Extend the celebration of your love for weeks, months even, with these personalized devotion vouchers. Your soul mate will revel in the chance to squeeze as much attention out of you as they possibly can—they might even try to double or triple their bounty if the rules allow for it—and you can earn extended reward points for being such a generous partner. Send your sweetheart on a shopping spree through the romance department where expiration dates never apply!
There’s not many gifts that scream, ‘I love you’ more than chocolate covered strawberries. They’re an old classic, one of the ultimate recipes for romance and they make a particularly perfect present for anyone with a sweet tooth (who deserves to be spoiled but who also wants to stay healthy on the inside, just like these delicious little delicacies themselves).
The results are in, and it’s pretty unanimous: a good memory foam mattress means way better sleep. And rested humans are way nicer to each other, laugh more, and start fewer wars. And in case no one has told you, wars are bad for marriage. So when you consider all of the implications of buying a memory foam mattress, you start to see that it’s one of the greatest peacekeeping investments you can make.
Give the gift of beautiful views, bucket-list achievements, and especially if they’re afraid of heights, hours of entertainment for you. It veers away from cruel since it’s completely safe, but you’ll definitely get your money’s worth watching them rotate between admiring the splendor and clutching the basket while praying in four languages. Especially since they only speak one.
Marimos are little fluffy balls of aquatic moss native to Japan (because of course they are) that you can keep as a pet. They can live a long time if properly cared for - like 100 years - and in some cases grow in the shape of a heart. Give the rare gift that can outlive both of you.
The questions in this game may seem like trivialities to some, but we all know that the devil is in the details. You better find this stuff out fast and learn how to use it to your advantage, because learning the ins and outs of your partner’s behaviors and preferences is one of the keys to keeping the peace over the long term. So don’t say we didn’t warn you. Here’s your chance to get the intel you need to win at this crazy game called love.
Is that diamond tennis bracelet beyond the constraints of your gift-giving budget? Perhaps a bouquet of three-dozen roses doesn’t quite convey the profound affection you feel for the one nearest and dearest to your heart. Look no further! This Waterford masterpiece is the perfect keepsake for this momentous five-year milestone. Delicate and exquisite, this solitary flower expresses purity and permanence and honors the steadfast beauty of your beloved.
Ring this one up as a gift for both of you (and you can never have too many opportunities to work those in). Smooth, cool, silky satin sheets blow cotton away by any reasonable standard. After a long day of reminiscing about all the great years you’ve spent together, this is the stuff that you’ll want to come home and writhe around in. The only problem is you’ll want to stay in bed all day. Better cross a couple of weeks off your calendar just to be safe.
These personalized wedding posters done up in a classic art style are unique, eye catching, and full of charm. A wedding is a one of a kind event, so why commemorate it the same way everyone else does? Hark to the past and celebrate the present at the same time.
Your relationship is truly unique and there’ll be no other couple in the world that share the same love that you do. We think that commissioning a piece of art to capture that sentiment is one of the most romantic gifts money can buy. Of course, it all depends on what you choose to put on it…
There are plenty of ways to make an anniversary night sweet, but you may never have thought this literally. And in all honesty, life would probably be a lot better if more things were edible, because it would cut down on waste. After all, most underwear eventually gets thrown away, which means it probably ends up in the ocean, where it chokes some rare and beautiful seabird to death on a remote island you’ve never heard of. Is that the legacy you want to leave behind?
If you’re looking for a truly one of a kind gift, you might consider commissioning a local artist to create a unique piece of jewelry. It will not only be cherished by the lucky recipient, but it’s also a gift to the starving artist, so it will mean a lot to everyone. Remember to plan in advance for this one, custom made artwork is not created overnight.
Everyone needs a confidant, someone they can vent all their frustrations to and share all of their secrets with. Here’s a great listener who never repeats anything behind your back, is soft and adorable, and will never try to steal your spouse no matter how close they get. Pretty much the best friend imaginable.
With a loaded title like this, you know he’ll be intrigued. A survival guide of basic information he’s much better off hearing from someone else rather than learning the hard way himself, written by someone with over a decade of experience on the inside. Like anything else important in life, marriage is a skill. And time might prove him to be a natural, but do you really want to take a chance on that? Better to make sure he’s equipped with the important fundamentals going forward.
Work your way through the alphabet describing your love and admiration with 26 prompts, one for each letter. If you’re looking for a way to express your feelings in a heartfelt, personalized gift but need a little push in the right direction, this book is a godsend. The prompts may be prewritten, but this book is sure to be filled with your own personality by the time you complete it.
This delightful gift isn’t just for the happy couple who has some scandalous dirt to bury. It's a fun activity now, and will be twice as meaningful in a couple decades. They'll fill it with romantic keepsakes and cherished reminders of time spent together, then bury it in the ground. If they can remember where they put it, they can come back when they're old and gray to dig it up. What could be more romantic than that?
Now this is a gift that will come in handy fifty years down the road when the mental fog starts to roll in! Make a conscious effort now to solidify those treasured moments that have defined your life together as a pair. Thought provoking and imaginative, this clever card game also doubles as fantasy role play where you and your honey can dream up future scenarios and then try acting them out. The fun is just beginning!
There’s no “beating” around the bush with this one-of-a-kind charm. Sincere and straight to the point, this revealing design couldn’t be any more forthright about your unequivocal commitment to your one and only. Why waste time and money on cryptic gifts that obscure how you really feel. This level of transparency brings everything to the surface so there will be absolutely no question where your beloved’s heart lies.
Who knew houseplants could be so thoughtful? If you’re still finding it hard to get those three cherished words out, why not hire a bean to say it for you! This clever seedling will bear the weight of emotional expression and work double time to communicate your devotion and passion with vigor and determination. This momentous occasion calls for some creative cultivation!
It’s easy to see why old romantic gestures are getting less and less common now in the digital age of social media, it’s quicker to text than it is to phone and more convenient to email than to write. We think that makes a love letter all the more special. We bet there’s not an emoji to capture how delighted they’ll be to receive such a loving and thoughtful gift.