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5th Anniversary: Modern and Traditional Anniversary Gifts

By: Kristina Kittelson, Editor, AllFreeDIYWeddings

To Have and To Hold Wedding Ring HolderWell, you did it. Some people didn't think you could, and others never doubted you, but you made it. You and your spouse have made it to your 5th anniversary, and things couldn't be going better. You've developed a routine with your partner. You know when they get up in the morning, when they'll be home, and you're not afraid to argue because you know something like a little fight isn't about to ruin your marriage. You've made it five whole years, but even five years doesn't feel like enough time with the love of your life.

 

Your 5th anniversary should be a major celebration. Do something special together, get each other special gifts, and celebrate your love together. A lot of couples don't make it to the 5th anniversary, but you did, and we know this is just the beginning for you. The 5th year is a particularly interesting anniversary for traditional and modern anniversary gifts; on the traditional end, your theme is wood, but if you're going for modern gifts, you have a choice between silverware and sapphire gifts. We've lined up a few gift ideas no matter what you've chosen to help you find the perfect 5th anniversary gift for your sweetie.

 

5th Anniversary: Modern and Traditional Anniversary Gifts

5th Anniversary: Modern and Traditional Anniversary Gifts

Table of Contents

Traditional Anniversary Gifts: Wood Anniversary Ideas

Modern Anniversary Gifts: Silverware Anniversary Ideas

Modern Anniversary Gifts: Sapphire Anniversary Ideas

 

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Traditional Anniversary Gifts: Wood Anniversary Ideas

Monogrammed Rustic Wedding CoastersIf you've chosen to go the traditional route, you're a lucky duck; it's much easier to come up with gift ideas for those sticking with tradition. Through the ages, the 5th anniversary has been known as the "wood" anniversary. Basically, you just need to find the love of your life a gift he or she would love that's made of, entirely or partially, wood. There are so many special and thoughtful gift ideas out there that utilize wood to reflect the strength and stability of your marriage that would be perfect to give on your 5th anniversary.

 

Modern Anniversary Gifts: Silverware Anniversary Ideas

Glamorous Crochet Napkin RingsModern anniversary gifts are notoriously difficult to come up with ideas for. That's half the fun! Of course, with the 5th anniversary, you have a serious challenge. How are you supposed to come up with creative 5th anniversary gift ideas with the only rule being "silverware?" We actually came up with quite a few ideas for you! If you've committed to giving each other modern anniversary gifts, don't give up now. There are plenty of options out there for you. You can stick to the "silver" idea to broaden your options, or you can look past traditional silverware and gift your spouse some fun non-silver alternatives.

 

1st Anniversary: Modern and Traditional Anniversary Gifts


For some wonderful ideas for your 1st anniversary, take a look at our page, 1st Anniversary: Modern and Traditional Anniversary Gifts!

 

 

Modern Anniversary Gifts: Sapphire Anniversary Ideas

You're a Gem Wedding CoastersIf you're going for modern anniversary gifts for your 5th anniversary, you might have chosen to give each other sapphire gifts instead. While the name implies that these gifts are going to be a bit pricier than silverware, that's actually not always the case. "Sapphire" is quite a bit more up-to-interpretation than silverware. You can find your spouse the perfect sapphire-colored gift, for give them a faux-sapphire something-or-other. Nobody's expecting you to shell out tons of cash, just to keep your special someone's individual interests in mind while considering your 5th anniversary gift.

 

Check out Modern and Traditional Anniversary Gifts by Year for a ton of anniversary gift ideas!

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