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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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…
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.
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!!