What is the traditional fifth anniversary gift?

Wood is a strong, durable material, which is why it's the traditional fifth anniversary gift. It's said that these same traits symbolise marriage and the bond you have with your partner.


What is the modern fifth anniversary gift?

Similar reasons are used for the modern fifth anniversary gift of silverware. Alongside the characteristic of strength, silverware also symbolise purity and the connection a couple shares when they sit down together for meals.

To help you find a thoughtful fifth anniversary gift, we've found a few of our favourite traditional and modern ideas...

6 wood anniversary gifts

Wine Carafe With Personalised Oak Stopper

Wood fifth anniversary gift

Subtle and elegant, this wine carafe with a personalised oak stopper is a lovely gift for your fifth anniversary. Personalise with your anniversary date, your partner's name or something meaningful to the both of y0u. Not only is it unique, but it's a gift your other half will get plenty of use out of.

Buy Wine Carafe With Personalised Oak Stopper from Not On The High Street (£47.20)

Personalised Lovespoon

Wood fifth anniversary gift

The tradition of giving someone a lovespoon dates back to the 17th century, but they are still bought today to celebrate milestones, making it a perfect fifth anniversary gift. Carved from limewood or sycamore, you can add your wedding date and names to make it more personal.

Buy Personalised Lovespoon from Etsy (from £29.95)

Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

Wood fifth anniversary gift

Infused with the soft aroma of wood and sea salt, Jo Malone have created the perfect scent for a fifth anniversary gift. The best part? It's a unisex fragrance, so it's sure to suit any recipient.

Buy Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne from John Lewis (£108)

5th Anniversary Wooden Weather Dial

Wood fifth anniversary gift

If you're partner likes to keep up with the weather, this forecaster dial will go down a treat. Made from a solid wood surround and a brass-lated bezel, you can add your names and your wedding date or a message of your choice to be engraved in the wood.

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Buy 5th Anniversary Wooden Weather Dial from Not On The High Street (£69.95)

Wine & Chocolate Gift Box

Wood fifth anniversary gift

The contents of this gift might not be wood, but they do come in a smart, reusable wooden gift box, so we think it counts! Inside your spouse will find a bottle of Casale del Giglio Petit Verdot 2019, a Liberty Heritage Milk Chocolate Bar and a Liberty Heritage Dark Chocolate Bar.

Buy Wine & Chocolate Gift Box from Liberty (£49.95)

Ooni Fyra Portable Wood-Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven

Wood fifth anniversary gift

Here's one for the foodies! There's no better way to achieve the perfect pizza than with a wood-fired pizza oven. This one by Ooni is light-weight with foldable legs so it's easy to transport and store when you aren't using it. A unique choice for your fifth wedding anniversary!

Buy Ooni Fyra Portable Wood-Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven from Selfridges (£250)

4 silverware anniversary gifts

Design your own hand stamped vintage spoon

Silverware fifth anniversary gift

Silverware doesn't just include silverware you can eat off of. These personalised vintage spoons are a fun fifth anniversary gift. Simply choose the size and pattern of spoon you'd like, then specify the quote or message to have engraved.

Buy Personalised hand stamped vintage spoon from Etsy (from £10)

Silver Candlestick

Silverware fifth anniversary gift

Made in a traditional baluster style, this candlestick has been handmade using high quality silver, inspired by Georgian designs. Perfect as part of a decorative centrepiece of displayed on one's mantlepiece.

Buy Silver Candlestick from Hersey (£350)

Fortnum's Cheese Knife Set

Silverware fifth anniversary gift

Cobine both the traditional and modern fifth anniversary gifts with this cheese knife set from Fortnum & Mason. These silver knives come with a sleek wooden handle, crafted with a slight bend to fit perfectly in your hand as you cut.

Buy Fortnum's Cheese Knife Set from Fortnum & Mason (£55)

Vera Wang Infinity Toasting Flute, Set of 2

Silverware fifth anniversary gift

Fitting for a fifth anniversary gift, this pair of toasting flutes by Vera Wang feature a decorative infinity symbol, a lovely addition to show your partner your intentions of a life-long relationship.


Buy Vera Wang Infinity Toasting Flute, Set of 2 from Wedgwood (£80)