The traditional gifts associated with each married year began in the middle ages. Selected gifts were paired with the number of years married to provide extra luck for the couple. In more modern times, gift suggestions are based on symbols and materials to reflect the strengthening of the marital bond over time, and the investment given to the marriage. We have included a full list of the traditional wedding anniversary gifts at the bottom of this post.
5th wedding anniversary: Wood
In the late 1800s, the Victorians allocated wood as the traditional gift for a fifth wedding anniversary. The durable and long-lasting nature of wood represents the strength of the marriage bond.
Start your search for a fifth wedding anniversary gift with Crafted Pine Co and you can both honour tradition and add a stylish addition to your home too!
Remind them of your special day with a photo holder containing their favourite wedding photo. Choose from our small, medium or large sizes, and customise with anything you like, such as your names, Mr & Mrs, your wedding date or the location of your honeymoon.
Our heart shelf is a romantic addition to your home and can be used to display your precious keepsakes.
Choose from 5 shapes and customise with any word or phrase, such as your names or initials, and complete with your wedding date or a heart. Our plaques are complete with all the fixing you need to hang onto a wall.
If hearts aren’t your style, you can still incorporate wood into your anniversary gift by choosing one of our stylish wall vases! Choose from 32 colours to paint either the bottom or the whole circle front. Remember to pick up a plant or some flowers to complete the look and gain extra bonus points!
Our fun Loveheart Plaques are available with a choice of 4 phrases: True Love, Hug Me, XOXO and Together Forever, or choose your own. Our plaques are complete with all the fittings you need to display them on your wall.
For a gift that’s ready to go, choose a Heart Shelf Sitter personalised with your names in a choice of 30 colours. Why not choose from your wedding colours? Our Shelf Sitters are the perfect reminder of your durable marriage, proudly displayed in your home.
What are the traditional wedding gifts by year?
The traditional 5th wedding anniversary gift is wood, but what about the others? We have included a comprehensive guide below.
1st Anniversary: Paper
2nd Anniversary: Cotton
3rd Anniversary: Leather
4th Anniversary: Fruit or Flowers
5th Anniversary: Wood
6th Anniversary: Candy or Iron
7th Anniversary: Wool or Copper
8th Anniversary: Pottery or Bronze
9th Anniversary: Willow or Pottery
10th Anniversary: Tin or Aluminum
11th Anniversary: Steel
12th Anniversary: Silk or Linen
13th Anniversary: Lace
14th Anniversary: Gold Jewellery
15th Anniversary: Crystal
16th Anniversary: Coffee or Tea
17th Anniversary: Wine or Spirits
18th Anniversary: Appliances
19th Anniversary: Jade
20th Anniversary: China
21st Anniversary: Fire
22nd Anniversary: Water
23rd Anniversary: Air
24th Anniversary: Stone
25th Anniversary: Silver
26th Anniversary: Art
27th Anniversary: Music
28th Anniversary: Linens
29th Anniversary: Tools
30th Anniversary: Pearls
31st Anniversary: Travel
32nd Anniversary: Bronze
33rd Anniversary: Iron
34th Anniversary: Food
35th Anniversary: Coral
36th Anniversary: Antiques
37th Anniversary: Books
38th Anniversary: Luck
39th Anniversary: Laughter
40th Anniversary: Ruby
41st Anniversary: Office or Desk Décor
42nd Anniversary: Clocks or Watches
43rd Anniversary: Entertainment
44rd Anniversary: Electronics
45th Anniversary: Sapphire
46th Anniversary: Games
47th Anniversary: Garden or Plants
48th Anniversary: Home Improvement
49th Anniversary: Copper
50th Anniversary: Gold
51st Anniversary: Photos or Cameras
52nd Anniversary: Bath or Spa
53rd Anniversary: Plastic
54th Anniversary: Glass
55th Anniversary: Emerald
56th Anniversary: Day
57th Anniversary: Night
58th Anniversary: Faith and Hope
59th Anniversary: Charity
60th Anniversary: Diamond