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.
Flowers are some of nature’s most beautiful creations. Too bad they die right away. That might not be the symbolism you’re going for. These handcrafted flowers, made from a tapioca plant byproduct called sola wood, are built to withstand the withering years. Doesn’t that sound better?
Make Travel Plans
After five years, 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 still together!
Three Nights Wine Box
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!
The Love Game
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!
Words on paper carry a lot of weight … especially if they’re written on colorful cardstock! Abundant and flowery, these affectionate gestures of love and appreciation will mark the five-year milestone with a sense of permanence and commitment. If filling an entire box with personal sentiments feels a tad overwhelming, leave a couple dozen blank and surprise the love of your life with random expressions of kindness as they dribble out over the next twenty years.
Get Matching Tattoos
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!
Visit The Place You First Met
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…
Personalized Travel Map
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.
This delightful find isn’t just for the happy couple who has some scandalous dirt to bury! The five-year milestone is the ideal moment to designate a sacred spot out back for your very own buried treasure. Fast forward 25 years … you and your hubby can honor the occasion uncovering that very same lock box. Imagine the flood of memories and emotions once you crack it open to reveal those cherished reminders of your first years together. That alone should be enough to hold the marriage intact!
Marital Bliss Game
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. Impress your spouse with a fresh new take on fun where everyone’s a winner!
Giant Gummy Bear
Finish off that anniversary meal with a sweet, sticky surprise that the two of you love birds can take turns nibbling on. So much more fulfilling than your average stuffed teddy, this jumbo gummy will hit the sweet spot and bring on some finger-licking giggles that are just the right fit for this five-year affair. Super-sized penny candy doesn’t get any better than this!
In Home Dinner With Private Chef
Why not make this year’s anniversary affair a threesome and invite Chez Marcel to take part in the merrymaking? Forget about spending the evening in a crowded dining room with fifty noisy strangers and a waiter that’s counting down the minutes ’til his next smoke break! Opt for the VIP treatment and dine in the comfort of your own home with a culinary master who’s there to cater to you and only you.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Be sure to resolve any disputes before launching the basket! There should only be lovey-dovey thoughts of togetherness and forever-ness once you’re floating amongst the puffy, white clouds. Who says you can’t check off an item from your bucket list after just five devoted years of relationship bliss? Kick off year six with an adventurous spirit and unbridled optimism. Let go of earthly worries and throw caution to the wind!
Anniversary Photo Book
If the last five years feel 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.
Bigger is not necessarily better and one exquisite bloom proves, hands down, that less really is more. What better way to express your eternal adoration for the love of your life than with this delicate, yet fiery rose, gently tucked into its own little keepsake box. A tender and poetic gesture of unwavering loyalty, this unforgettable present could start a whole new love story.
Wooden Wine Glasses
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.
Custom Printed Love Coupons
Extend the five-year festivities 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!
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!
Wood Anniversary Sculpture
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!
Now this is an anniversary gift that will come in handy fifty years up the road when the mental fog starts to roll in! Make a conscious effort now to solidify those treasured moments that have defined your first few years 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!
Dirt’s no match for this ambrosial anniversary gift. You’ll be pawing at your sweetheart’s cocoa-covered skin after just one shower with this chocolate mousse machine in the soap dish. Bonbon-scented bubbles are taking over bath time. Lathering up never smelled and felt so good! You’ll be begging to wash your darling’s back every chance you get.
Custom Anniversary Fortune Cookies
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!
Feeling ambitiously romantic? Pleasing to the eye and your beloved’s sweet tooth, this anniversary gift may take another five years to perfect, but they’ll earn you some brownie points that will take your relationship standings off the charts. If you can pull off these confectionery delicacies, you’ll be walking the Julia Childs hall of fame for the remainder of your married life.
Hershey’s Kiss Music Box
Your better half won’t be able to get this endearing tune out of her head for the rest of her life … and why should she? A permanent reminder of your touching gesture of devotion at the five-year turning point, this darling find is like a warm embrace sealed with a tender kiss on continuous play. Show her you’ll cherish her forever!
Where We Met Puzzle
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.
Custom Made Jewelry
Go ahead and cook up a homemade meal or even make your own DIY anniversary card for that memorable five-year affair, but do yourself a favor and leave the handcrafted jewelry making to the professionals! Adorn your beloved with an exceptionally well-crafted, custom-made piece that will distinctly brand her as yours. Resist the flash of those strategically placed department store jewels and opt for something a little less in your face and a lot more symbolic.
I Love You Bean
Who knew houseplants could be so thoughtful? If after five years 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!
Wedding Anniversary Flip Flops
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!
50 Reasons I Love You
If you’re feeling challenged to come up with one good reason why you’re still shackled to your one and only, now’s the time to step up your game and dig deeper than you’ve ever gone before. Imagine all the things that would be missing if he or she had never invited you into their heart—write them down in your finest penmanship, tuck them lovingly in a jar and deliver it with a big bear hug and a loving smooch. The love of your life deserves no less.
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!!
Heart Shaped Waffle Maker
A delectable way to say “I love you,” this warmhearted must-have may also be your ticket to Saturday breakfast in bed for the next thirty years. Your mate might decide to let go of the grumpy morning routine once and for all with these affectionate goodies piled high on the table. Crack open your finest maple syrup and fill your sweetheart’s belly with some loving nourishment this anniversary.
Gifting the love of your life with a flattering portrait of yourself might seem like a good idea for the five-year occasion, but it’s a tad self-absorbed and borderline creepy. Aim for a subtler gesture of loyalty by investing in a work of art that characterizes the special qualities of your lasting union. Imaginative and grounding, these one-of-a-kind creations endure love’s trials and tribulations and set the tone for a lifelong partnership.
Experiences Are The Best Gifts
Going grocery shopping together on a Friday night doesn’t quite cut it after five monotonous years of monogamy. 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.
Giant Microbes Heart Warming Box
How about a little biology-infused romance to celebrate your harmonious merger? In honor of all things microscopic, this delightful collection of plush organisms will tug at your darling’s heartstrings and set the mood for some spontaneous gratification. Five years of marriage certainly calls for some innovation, so make a toast to science, everlasting love and infectious role play.
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.
Wood Wine Holders
Cradle that vintage reserve in a loving embrace that characterizes the unbreakable bond shared between you and your partner. Celebrate the extraordinary achievement of holding it together for five long years with a handcrafted piece that encourages affection and love of robust reds and crisp whites. Not a wine lover? Use it to prop up your favorite hot sauce or balsamic vinaigrette instead!
I Love You / I Know Cufflinks
Your man deserves some two-fisted bling for his formal attire, and what better way to punch a little masculinity into those sleeves than with these iconic cufflinks. Masculine and bold, this galactic cuff candy will make your hubby feel proud to exclaim his love for you … and his all-time favorite flick! Claim the power and make this anniversary astronomical.
5th Anniversary Mug
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!
Personalized Whiskey Barrel
Get in the “spirit” of rip-roaring romance and roll out the barrel of fun this anniversary season. This five-year soiree needs none other than an in-home distillery that will keep the party chugging for as long as the liquor needs to reach peak perfection. Give your seasoned relationship the respect it deserves with this mature refreshment choice.
Trip To Amusement Park
Go ahead and raise the thrill factor in your relationship this anniversary season. 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!
Personal Love Message Puzzle
There’s nothing wrong with making your mate work a little for their anniversary 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 heartfelt respect for your sweetheart’s conscientiousness. Here’s to loving your life partner to pieces!
Fill-in Love Letter
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.
See this as an excellent opportunity to make up for all those missed occasions over the last five years … and the perfect chance to shower your mate with endless compliments about how beautiful he or she is! Just remember to set a reasonable budget (and $5 isn’t going to cut it!) and consider splurging on valet parking at the shopping mall. Only the finest will do for your little honey boo!
5 Star Dinner
While the buffet circuit down at the local 99 sure is tempting fare for a fine occasion such as this, unlimited salad bars and free soda refills don’t quite capture the romance required for this fifth-year blowout. Think outside the box and leaf through that trusty Zagat guide for some five-star grub. Peruse the menu ahead of time and plan out a three-course meal that will be sure to knock your honey’s socks off. This is going to be an evening for the record books!
How often does your mate get to read something in your own penmanship? No emoji combination could even come close to touching the power of handwritten words. Perhaps the lost art of cursive writing could be the key to reigniting the passion that’s fizzled out over the course of the last few years. Seriously impress your beloved with some original content born from the depths of your heart and watch as she melts right into the palm of your hand.
TableTopics For Couples
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!
Recreation Of The Night Sky The Day You Met
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.
Are things feeling a bit “out of step” these days? Has the fox lost its trot after just five short years of holy matrimony? Not to fear! Get back into the swing of things in a jiffy with some old-fashioned cha-cha-cha. Get rid of the partnership blues with some spicy salsa and sexy samba and see how fast the relationship waltzes right back into the happy zone. Stop talkin’ all that jive and just dance!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Don’t wait until you have no choice but to hand-feed your geriatric bride strawberry-flavored jello. Seize the day at the five-year mark with these luscious, sumptuous delicacies and prepare yourself for an evening overflowing with romance and juicy goodness. Rich in antioxidants and laced in creamy ganache, these passion-filled goodies just ooze confidence and leave sweet-smelling breath in their wake. What other anniversary gift can do that?!
3D Anniversary Portrait
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!
Say I Love You Pillowcases
Going to bed angry is not an option with these adorable cushions cradling you and your sweetheart’s heads. Even the most adrenaline-filled pillow fight won’t be able to squash the honey goodness that flows between you two lovebirds. Make a spirited, endearing statement in the bedroom and promote nothing but the sweetest gumdrop lollypop dreams every night for the remainder of your precious union.
Bronze Couple Sculpture
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.
24k Gold Dipped Rose
Why delay such an appropriately lavish anniversary gift for another 45 years? Make it crystal clear to your honey boo that you struck gold the moment your paths crossed. A dazzling expression of your unwavering devotion, this over-the-top gesture will remind her of her priceless worth and ageless radiance. Besides, it’s a wise investment just in case the tides of love ever decide to go back out to sea!
Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses
Kill two birds with one stone when you invest in this music lover’s gift! Toast to your heart’s delight for all the brilliant things you adore about your mate and then serenade them with a heavenly anthem to commemorate your first five years of togetherness. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, compose some lyrics to complement the melody and wow your better half before the evening’s festivities really get going. Just remember to lubricate the vocal chords with some smooth vino first!
Picnic Backpack With Cooler
How about a little al fresco dining to ring in anniversary year number six? Heck, you could launch a mini outdoor café with this loaded bag of dinnerware! Throw in some fresh farm-to-picnic-blanket fare and the two of you love birds will be enjoying a romantic meal under the early evening stars without the hassle of having to make reservations or getting dressed to the nines. Keeping it simple … it’s what young couples do!
Sweethearts Photo Collage Frame
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!
Heart Shaped Live Plant
A thousand times more romantic than a ch-ch-ch-Chia! this affectionate life form will add to the positive energy already buzzing between you and your partner. If children are in your future, this tiny love child will be a great starting point to prep you both for parenthood! Let this extraordinary feat of nature convey your deepest sentiments and help your relationship to thrive. It will fascinate your sweetheart and remind her of just how precious she truly is.
Love Birds Wall Art
Our feathered friends have a thing or two to teach us about relationships, don’t you think? Flitting about joyously, seemingly undistracted by their surroundings, yet attune to their mate’s needs, these lifelong companions give new meaning to the word commitment and remind us humans of how rewarding and essential loving companionship should be. Decorate your own nest this anniversary season with some harmonious inspiration and watch your loving union take flight!
Personalized Wood Block Print
A fitting choice for the five-year occasion, this woodsy creation lets you and your mate “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!
Rose Gold Anatomical Heart Pendant
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.
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.
Intersection of Love Outdoor Sign
This may very well be the only chance you’ll ever get to have your name plastered on a street sign … unless of course you become obscenely famous and have a cool nickname to match! Live out that landmark fantasy while also publicizing your love life to random passersby. Stake out that well-earned relationship territory and don’t forget to mind the rules of the road as you cruise along Marriage Boulevard for the next few decades.
Grow Old With Me Sundial
Just as the sun rises and sets with each passing day, so too does your heart beat continuously for the love of your life. Mark the hours, days and years that frame out the eternal bond between you and your partner with this enduring timepiece. Ponder your everlasting connection with a timeless symbol that will anchor your relationship for years to come and add meaning and soul to your outdoor space.
Engage in a healthy feeding frenzy with your better half this anniversary season. This tower of antioxidant power is loaded with lip-smacking goodness that will nourish the body from head to toe and fuel your honey bun’s soul. Remind your mate of just how much you care about their well-being with this colorful, nutrient-rich bouquet that will please every one of their five senses!
Date Night Bucket List
Once you’ve been together a while, you’ll probably want to inject a little of the excitement of randomness into your date nights. This is a great way to do that, albeit with parameters that you set yourself by filling out your own 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.
Personalized Wedding Date Art
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.
Hilton Hotel Gift Card
It’s our theory that married couples don’t really tire of each other, they just tire of seeing each other in the same place for years at a time. A brief change of scenery can do wonders, but the cost of travel can be so prohibitive. Help take the financial worry out of a romance-reigniting vacation with a Hilton gift card.
AirBNB Gift Card
Married couple decides to go on vacation for their 5th anniversary, finds quaint lodging belonging to complete stranger for a price that seems too good to be true. In the movies, they get hacked to pieces. So here’s one way you can be happy that real life never ends up like the movies. In real life, they just have a great time and never stay in a hotel again.
Southwest Airlines Gift Card
You’ll never run out of reasons to want to get away. How about this: the people around you are driving you crazy and you want to be alone with the person you promised to spend the rest of your life with somewhere far away where nobody else knows you. Guess what? Your partner feels that way too. Give them a gift card for airfare and let them pick the perfect destination to celebrate your 5 year wedding anniversary.
Gift Card For Any Hotel
Last anniversary you stayed with Uncle Phil and Aunt Lisa on their pig farm in South Carolina because it was “only a couple of hours from Myrtle Beach.” Some people mean well but need a little guidance. Save your marriage by nudging your spouse toward proper lodging with a gift card from hotels.com.