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Our Guide to Fifth Anniversary Gifts: Knock on Wood

July 21, 2017

Your fifth anniversary is a big milestone, and one you should celebrate happily—after all, you’re 1/10 of the way to year 50! But it’s not time to start giving gold yet; on the contrary, “wood” is the word for your fifth year together, and, if you’re feeling kinda modern, so is “silverware.” With so many options for wooden gifts—from furniture to cutting boards to Jenga to, well, trees—it can be difficult to sift through your options and choose something that’s sure to speak to your spouse. That’s where we come in, with an uncommon spin on ten traditional fifth anniversary gift ideas, like clocks, cutting boards, picture frames, and wall art… plus, as always, one modern-themed gift to quench your thirst for the contemporary. Read on below.

Traditional: Wood

Colorblock Teal Necklace - UncommonGoods

Wooden jewelry—why not? With teal resin accents and a gold-plated chain, this geometric collar makes a stylish statement just in time for year five. Colorblock Teal Necklace | $36 »


Personalized Compartment Valet - UncommonGoods

Made from maple, this sleek valet is designed to house everyday items in its top two compartments, with its lower level dedicated to special keepsakes—and the transmission of a heartfelt message of your choosing. Personalized Compartment Valet | $80 »


Repurposed Layered Wood Frames - UncommonGoods

Crafted in Florida from reclaimed barnwood, these weathered frames bring a touch of vintage whimsy to your favorite snapshot. Repurposed Layered Wood Frames | $34 »


Personalized Flex Time Clock - UncommonGoods

Save for its mechanical bits, this clock is made entirely from oak, though a sophisticated series of cuts allows it to flex easily at its “hinges.” And with 30 characters’ worth of customizable space in which to express your love, it’s an ideal pick to toast your fifth anniversary. Personalized Flex Time Clock | $70 »


Reclaimed Wood Bike Silhouette Art - UncommonGoods

If your honey’d sooner spend hours on a bike than pose for a couple’s portrait, this handmade assemblage incorporating upcycled bike tubes, metal, and strips of colored plywood may just do the trick. Reclaimed Wood Bike Silhouette Art | $150 »


Wood Stem Wine Glasses - UncommonGoods

For those among us who’d rather drink wine than do, well, much of anything else, these made-in-Texas wood stem wine glasses make for an ideal fifth anniversary treat. Wood Stem Wine Glasses – Set of 2 | $100 »


It's a Date - Wine Bottle Glass Calendar - UncommonGoods

Handmade from recycled wine bottles and wood salvaged from the beams of old homes, this rustic calendar can be used daily or as a static marker of an important date—your anniversary, perhaps? Perpetual Art Glass Calendar | $125 »


Maple Wood Watch - UncommonGoods

This wooden watch is made from sustainably-sourced maple left untreated by stains or dyes, highlighting its natural color and grain. It’s a striking alternative to your garden variety timepiece (no pun intended), and an inspired way to celebrate your fifth anniversary… and the passage of time. Maple Wood Watch | $159 »


Personalized Lazy Susan - UncommonGoods

Who doesn’t love a good Lazy Susan? This charming version reserves a spot for your last name, hometown, and the year of your wedding, making it a great way to say “hooray!” for your union. Personalized Lazy Susan | $185 »


Personalized Venn Diagram Cutting Board - UncommonGoods

Made from solid cherry, this cutting board serves as a unique tribute to your marriage with a laser-engraved Venn diagram that includes your first names at its outer edges—and your shared surname where its circles converge. Personalized Venn Diagram Cutting Board | $54 »

Modern: Silverware

 Pocket Utensil Set - UncommonGoods

Perhaps more useful than a traditional pocket knife is this collapsible set of silverware disguised as a multi-tool, perfect for the modern, itinerant partner with a taste for fine culinary fare. Pocket Utensil Set | $16 »

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1 Comment

  • Reply Nikole Brown September 3, 2017 at 10:15 am

    How many great ideas! I’m looking for a gift for my husband as we’ll have our fifth wedding anniversary soon. I like traditional presents, and as my hubby works as a programmer, I thought about a wooden notebook from But I’ve found more awesome ideas here, and I like a personalized time clock most of all. Thanks for sharing such a great post!

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