Guide to Choosing 5th Anniversary Gifts for Parents

We should see every year of marriage is a reason to celebrate, so when your parents reach their 5th wedding anniversary, it is time to seek out 5th wedding anniversary gifts for parents that are thoughtful an meaningful. There are a wide spectrum of gifts to choose from on this milestone year, whether your parents prefer traditional or modern themes. Whether you opt for a floral, gemstone or colourful present, you should make sure that whatever you select has a deeper meaning to your loved ones and perfectly reflects the love and appreciation that you feel for all that they do all year round. Choose any of the symbols and materials linked with the fifth wedding anniversary or combine ideas into one exciting gift that is sure to impress and delight your parents on their special day.

Choosing Wooden Traditional Five Year Anniversary Gifts for Parents

wooden wedding anniversaryThe traditional five year anniversary gift is made from wood and you may wish to adopt this theme when coming up with gifts for parents on their 5th anniversary. Wood is a very symbolic material, holding several meanings. Used from ancient times for the building of shelters that would protect families and loved ones from inclement weather and dangers, wood perfectly reflects how protective a loving marriage has become after five years together as each partner shelters the other from the unpleasant things in the world. As wood is also durable and strong, it is like the best marriages which last forever while developing, growing and changing over time. Like a living tree is bursting with life, a couple’s marriage too has a life of its own as it goes from strength to strength, adapting to change and different circumstances from year to year. There are plenty of exciting wooden gift ideas that you can give on the fifth wedding anniversary to parents who love traditional gifts. You can select a wooden themed gift that perfectly matches your parents’ tastes, for example a stylish wooden chopping block or knife block for their kitchen if they love to cook or a wooden statuette or sculpture if they love home décor. You could buy an intricately carved jewellery box as an elegant 5 year wedding anniversary gift for her or a wooden cigar box or cheeseboard could be an ideal fifth anniversary gift for him. There is perhaps no more appropriate wooden gift for your parents on this traditional anniversary year than a tree sapling to plant in their garden. What better way to reflect the lasting nature of their devotion for each other than to give a gift that will grow and flourish just as their love will continue to do for many years to come?

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Modern 5 Year Anniversary Gifts for Parents

The modern gift associated with five years of marriage in the contemporary lists is silverware and this could be the ideal gift for your parents. Choose functional pieces such as a silver tray or a silver tea set or something purely decorative such as a silverware plate for a relevant and yet attractive token of appreciation that will last for many more happily married years.

Choosing Flowers as Gifts for the Fifth Wedding Anniversary

red glazed roseWhichever anniversary is being celebrated, flowers are often chosen as the perfect gift because of the sentiment behind them. The meaning is extra powerful when you choose the traditional flower for that anniversary year and the fifth wedding anniversary has its own associated blossom – the daisy. Perhaps the most simple and yet the prettiest of flowers, this delicate flower represents love, innocence and loyalty – the ideal symbol of a couple’s marriage after five happy years as it shows the bond of faith which has developed between the pair over half a decade. You may think that a gift of daisies is a little too simple to give as a fifth wedding anniversary gift and in this case, you could choose a bouquet of roses as a suitable alternative. One of the most popular ways to mark an anniversary is to give an arrangement of stunning roses, bringing a message of beauty and love in the language of flowers. You could opt for a combination of pink and blue roses as this will capture the traditional colour themes linked with this anniversary year. While roses are a wonderful gift for any couple on their fifth wedding anniversary, they do not last for very long however there is a way to give a gift of roses that will endure for a lifetime. A striking glazed Eternity Rose is made from a specially selected rose blossom, glazed by hand by talented experts and trimmed with an opulent 24 karat gold edging. Available for purchase in an array of colours including blue or pink for the traditional colours of the 5th anniversary, each magnificent flower comes presented in its own prestigious leather case ready for display in any cabinet or on any mantelpiece of the marital home to form an impressive display and talking point for many more years.

Gemstone 5 Year Anniversary Gifts for Her and Him

Give your parents the gift of traditional gemstone jewellery on their fifth anniversary. Either pink tourmaline or sapphires are the classic gemstones for this anniversary year, so a stylish gemstone necklace or pair of earrings would be a perfect 5th anniversary gift for her while a pair of attractive gemstone cufflinks would be the ideal 5th wedding anniversary gift for him.