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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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…
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!
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.