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Fifth Anniversary Gifts for Him and for Her

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Wood and Silverware

Yes, silverware and wood are the themes for wedding anniversary No. 5 — wood is the modern theme and silverware the traditional — and those show up in this story in what we hope are fun and modern ways. But just in case you and your mate aren't the types to follow tradition or themes, we've included some other great products and ideas in here that will help you express your (still newish) appreciation and love for one another.


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Yard Dominoes
Uncommon Goods

Yard Dominoes

$60 from Uncommon Goods
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We love how this handmade gift touches on the wood theme and also gives you and your significant other a way to spend time together. Made of solid pine, it comes in a jute fiber bag and is made in Minneapolis.

Positive Thoughts Spoon Necklace
Uncommon Goods

Positive Thoughts Spoon Necklace

$17 from Uncommon Goods
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If you like to stick to the traditional theme but want to do it in an out-of-the-box way, these spoon necklaces are a super-cool way to do so. Made from vintage silverware, choose from one that says "dream" or another that says "be happy." Each is handmade in California.


Raw Sapphire Necklace
Etsy

Raw Sapphire Necklace

$42 from Etsy
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Did you know each anniversary has a gemstone in addition to modern and traditional themes? The fifth anniversary stone is sapphire, and we love how chic and minimalist this pendant necklace from Etsy seller Catching Wildflowers is. Choose from one of three chain lengths in sterling silver or 14-karat gold fill.


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Wooden Puzzle Piece
Etsy

Wooden Puzzle Piece

$11 and up from Etsy
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If you are looking for an anniversary gift that follows a theme but is also easy on the budget, this adorable puzzle piece comes mounted on a pocket-sized card or you can choose a postcard or greeting card for a few dollars more. The message says, "You'll always have a piece of me."


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Engraved Pocket Knife
Etsy

Engraved Pocket Knife

$23 and up from Etsy
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If your significant other always has a knife at the ready, this gift will remind him or her that they're loved every time something calls for a blade. You can personalize the wooden handle and blade with a message of your choice.


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Sterling and Oak Wrap Fox Ring
Etsy

Sterling and Oak Wrap Fox Ring

$49 from Etsy
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Let her know you still think she's a stone-cold fox with this handmade wrap ring made from sterling silver and a material on the tail that looks like wood but isn't. It's an Etsy bestseller and gets rave reviews from buyers.


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The Adventure Challenge Couples Edition
The Adventure Challenge

The Adventure Challenge Couples Edition

$40 from The Adventure Challenge
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Five years of wedded bliss is a big accomplishment, but it also means there are still plenty of adventures in your future. This scratch-off book is full of just that — adventures in the kitchen, adventures out in the world, adventures in creativity, and more. Each has a budget from $0 to $50, so you can choose based on your bank balance, and each includes a place for a photo. Translation? Even when you've completed the book, it'll become a keepsake you'll look back at for years to come.


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Level 5 Complete Tee
Etsy

Level 5 Complete Tee

$15 and up from Etsy
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If you and your significant other are competitive in front of the gaming console, this cute tee, which comes in a number of different styles, sizes, and colors, would make a humorous fifth-anniversary gift. You can even customize it for free with your names and the month and date of your choosing.


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Coffee Together Forever Spoon
Etsy

Coffee Together Forever Spoon

$16 from Etsy
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This hand-stamped spoon from Etsy seller Mountain Bird Banners embraces the silverware theme with a lovely and heart-warming sentiment that states, "Let's have coffee together forever" with a little heart stamped underneath.


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Personalized Embroidered Family Portrait
Etsy

Personalized Embroidered Family Portrait

$145 and up from Etsy
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A lot can change in five years. Children might come into the picture, hairstyles will change, pets are adopted — and all of those little shifts can be represented in this captivating, embroidered piece of art from Etsy seller StitchFellas. Each order requires a 10-week lead time, so plan ahead, and be prepared to provide photos and descriptions that will help create a more accurate and cherished final result.


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Anniversary Keychain
Amazon

Anniversary Keychain

$21 from Amazon
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This simple, hand-stamped aluminum and copper penny keychain stating "5 down" and "forever to go" can be customized with a set of initials. Want one for yourself, too? You can order two at the same time for a discounted rate.


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Love Language Card Game
Amazon

Love Language Card Game

$25 from Amazon
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Yes, after half a decade, you know each other's goods, not-so-goods, and everything in between pretty well, but this gift — meant to create "human connection in the digital age" and inspired by couples psychologists — can help you grow your admiration, love, and respect for each other even further. It has 150 "conversation starter" cards with questions like, "tell me one thing I did this past week that impressed you" and "how have you changed since we were first together."

Framed First-Dance Print
Etsy

Framed First-Dance Print

$29 and up from Etsy
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This personalized print takes the lyrics from your first-dance wedding song (or any song that is special to the two of you) and makes those into a lovely piece of artwork with plenty of meaning. You can choose from a few sizes and get the print back framed or unframed. Finally, the final product is customized with a date of your choosing and your and your mate's first names. While the seller points out it’s perfect for a second anniversary (it’s printed on cotton), it would work just fine a few years later, too.


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Mates for Life Print
Uncommon Goods

Mates for Life Print

$100 from Uncommon Goods
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This print reaffirms the vows you made to your significant other in a beautiful way — it features illustrations of 12 creatures that mate for life. It comes mounted in a walnut wood frame, the final product measuring 19-by-13 inches, and is U.S.A.-made.


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You Can Get Creative
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A Woodworking Class

Around $50 and up from Udemy
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Anniversary gifts that can be unwrapped are great, but for something really unique, how about a Udemy woodworking class (which, ahem, also kind of fits that modern wood theme)? The online learning site has tons to choose from, and some of the highest-rated are linked above. Let your mate learn the basics of working with all kinds of wood and tools, for example, or tackle a more concrete project by making a decorative planter or other DIY projects.

Customized Photo Map
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Customized Photo Map

$49 from Etsy
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This fun puzzle map gift lets you customize your past and future travel adventures with your loved one and gives you a reason to embark on more adventures together in the future. It's printed on durable plastic, measures 36x24 inches, and is a best selling product on Etsy.


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Dear Husband Coffee Cup
Amazon

Dear Husband Coffee Cup

$19 from Amazon
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Yes, some people love to give or get functional gifts, some love a sappy anniversary present, and some just want to make the person on the receiving end laugh and laugh. We think you can figure out which category this mug fits into. But, you know, it's functional, too. If you're looking for a mug for a wife, this one is pretty funny, too.


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Wine Gifts

Price varies from Wine Insiders
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As long as you both enjoy it, you really can't go wrong with wine as a gift, and Wine Insiders has a wide variety of options that hit a lot of price points. Choose from a subscription club for wine year-round, around 130 wine "sets," or you can just buy a few bottles of your and your mate's favorite blends and varietals.


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Sola Wood Flower Bouquet
Etsy

Sola Wood Flower Bouquet

$54 and up from Etsy
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For an anniversary gift, you really can't go wrong with flowers, but even better is an arrangement that not only incorporates a theme but that she'll also get to enjoy for years to come. This bouquet from Etsy seller 2ndhand Stardust is handmade and created from sola wood flowers. It can be customized in a bunch of different colors, too.


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Wooden Bottle Opener
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Wooden Bottle Opener

$28 from Etsy
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If he or she loves the outdoors and beer, this bottle opener is compact enough to be slipped into a pocket or wallet and cool enough to become a conversation starter when taken out. Made of maple and walnut with a stainless steel base, it can be personalized with initials or a name in a traditional, modern, or script font.


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