Ringing in five years of marriage is cause for celebration—and, of course, a carefully chosen cadeau. As for what exactly to bestow upon your beloved on this milestone? Tokens of affection made of wood—we suggest a vintage German bread board—are customary on the quinquennial anniversary, which is said to symbolize the ever growing strength of your relationship, but there are many other festive options that are equally durable and enduring: a weighty, heirloom-worthy gold and sapphire ring, say, or a thick, tasseled cashmere blanket that will keep the happy couple forever warm in matrimony.
Here, the best fifth-anniversary wedding gifts to shop now.
Wooden Objects That Make the Most of Tradition
Follow the path of convention with a wooden gift that honors the powerful nature of your marriage five years in—but, rest assured, your offering need be anything but staid. Case in point: A dominoes set crafted from mahogany and finished with brass details is as handsome as it is unexpected, as is Métier’s wooden travel desk set. Ideal for those who work at home, the hand-bound and -stitched buffalo leather showpiece is the definition of form meeting function.
Sapphires That Sparkle Now—And in the Years to Come
Associated with loyalty and trust, sapphire is a timeless gemstone—and a fitting gesture for the fifth anniversary. Look, then, to blue bijoux—all bound to dazzle the lucky recipient. Handcrafted in New York, Jia Jia’s beaded necklace can be worn long or looped, while Aurélie Bidermann puts a decidedly Parisian spin on dangling earrings by way of petite sapphire embellishments encased in gold-framed glass.
Soft and Strong Sweet Nothings Designed to Last
Strength and softness can go hand in hand, so why not indulge your loved one’s gentle side with a lushly textured offering that will stand the test of time (and trends)? Think ultra-wearable caftans cut from Loro Piana cashmere, linen pillows embroidered with a 19th-century Aubusson tapestry, and quietly elegant leather slippers that come with an unexpected tactile thrill: an interior shearling lining.
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