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25 thoughtful 5-year wedding anniversary gifts they'll cherish for the long haul

Whether you want a traditional wooden keepsake or something more modern, these spouse-pleasing picks are sure to wow.

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Mark your special day with an unforgettable gift. (Amazon, Uncommon Goods, Nordstrom)

Whether it feels like a blink or a lifetime since you said "I do," your five-year wedding anniversary is a milestone worth celebrating. Gifts for the fifth wedding anniversary are typically made of wood, and while there are plenty of modern spins on the tradition, there are creative options for couples who want to find inspiration on their own terms too.

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"For the couples that find romance in the fact wood symbolizes an enduring relationship, a beautiful wooden frame with one of your favorite couple photos is sure to be cherished," suggests Allison Cullman, registry and etiquette expert with wedding planning site Zola. "A five-year anniversary is also a great time to spruce up your home with a new piece of furniture or a new, sharper knife set that may seem more practical than romantic but will be valued daily."

Of course, couples don't have to stick to tradition, Cullman notes: "How about trying something blue? Similar to the way wood symbolizes five years of a steadfast and enduring relationship, the color blue represents the depth of a couple's commitment." She suggests a blue KitchenAid mixer, a luxury sheet set or even sapphire jewelry. "Whatever gift you choose, make sure it shows who your person is, not just a gift for holding onto tradition," she says.

From wooden keepsakes to modern finds, we've rounded up 25 items that are sure to make for meaningful, worthy five-year anniversary gifts.

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After five years, chances are one (or both) of you have started misplacing your rings on the regular. This sweet wooden dish blends tradition and practicality. Use it to keep track of jewelry or other keepsakes. Order it without the engraving if you want to keep things simple.

$30 at Amazon

Twist open this heart-shaped acacia serving board and you'll have plenty of room to enjoy your favorite snacks — whether that means fancy cheeses or Cheetos — when date night rolls around. When you're done, simply collapse it to store.

$40 at Uncommon Goods

Want to make your spouse a little misty-eyed? Get crafty and fill this cherry wood album with special photos, collages and sweet words for your partner. 

$25 at Etsy

These bourbon glasses can keep drinks cold without any annoying condensation — and they're like drinking straight from the barrel. They're right on theme with this wood-focused anniversary (just remember to hand-wash them).

$45 at Amazon

A wooden picture frame is traditional and thoughtful, especially if you take Cullman's lead and add a picture of you and your partner before gifting it. There are 10 sizes to choose from — if you're feeling ambitious, pick up a handful to create a stylish gallery wall.

$20 at Amazon

Tired of the same dinner-and-a-movie routine? This wooden box is full of 52 chips (one for each week of the year) that suggest a date idea — they range from a trip to a pottery studio to giving an escape room a shot.

$15 at Amazon

When in doubt, a bouquet of high-quality red roses always wows. If she's not a roses gal, Flowerbx has plenty of arrangements, from colorful snapdragons to sleek, striking calla lilies.

$105 at Flowerbx

Who doesn't love a little sparkle? This dainty Swarovski bracelet, which combines crystals and a rhodium-plated chain, is versatile enough for everything from day-to-day life to special occasions, and it looks extra luxe in person.

$63 at Amazon

A sultry perfume named Love Club? Yep, sounds like a perfect anniversary gift to us! This fragrance from Noyz has notes of saffron, rose and ebony wood, and it's gender-neutral — so don't be surprised if you both end up using it. 

$85 at Ulta

Does your wife love foot massages? (That's a trick question.) Give the gift of unlimited foot rubs with this shiatsu foot massager. It has three massage modes and a heat setting that'll feel particularly great when it's cold out.

$70 at Amazon

A film camera is a fun way to capture new memories without getting distracted by your phone. Plus, it prints out your photos right away, so she can frame them or put them on display without waiting.

$95 at B&H Photo
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$97 at Amazon$100 at Adorama

If you want to splurge (she's worth it!) treat her to this gorgeous diamond and 18-karat white gold necklace that she can wear for the long haul, impressing her over and over every time she sees it sparkle.

$595 at Nordstrom

Toast your anniversary with this wine bottle chiller and insulated, stemless wine glasses. It'll keep your vino nice and cool whether you're home, camping, on the beach or having a picnic in the backyard.

$140 at Amazon
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$140 at Nordstrom

There's no better present than a good night's sleep and a relaxing wake-up call. The Hatch Restore 2 Sunrise Alarm Clock is a clock, sound machine and smart light that supports natural circadian rhythms and will wake him up with a gentle sunrise-inspired light. (He may even be chipper enough to speak before his morning coffee.)

$145 at Amazon
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$170 at Nordstrom$170 at Target

If he's an avid reader, a Kindle Paperwhite is a must. Not only will it save him some room on his nightstand, but he'll be able to bring his current reads on the go, minus the annoying squinting required by some tablets. 

$150 at Amazon
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$150 at Target$230 at Daily Steals

If he's always plopping down in front of the tube with a spoon and a pint of ice cream, satisfy his sweet tooth without the spend. This countertop helper can whip up anything from ice cream and gelato to milkshakes, smoothie bowls and sorbets.

$150 at Amazon

No one ever said "uggggh" to a pair of ultra-plush slippers. This high-end pair is lined with shearling and outfitted with durable soles that'll let him run outside to grab the mail, relax on the deck or even organize the garage in cozy comfort.

$110 at Nordstrom

If he always has a new favorite band, chances are he'll appreciate this not-so-retro Bluetooth record player with built-in speakers. Go the extra mile and add a couple of records so he can jam out right away.

$50 at Amazon
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$50 at Walmart$57 at Wayfair

Custom hoodies embroidered with your wedding date are a sweet (and cozy) way to mark a special anniversary. These sweatshirts are available in more than 25 colors — choose your favorite or snag a hoodie in your wedding color scheme.

$20 at Etsy

This personalized map mountain is a fun way to display the places that mean the most to you both — hometowns, a honeymoon destination, even places that are still on your bucket list. Customize it with anywhere from six to 17 locations.

$115 at Etsy

This gift basket has all the makings for a delicious date night, especially if you indulge while watching your favorite flick. It includes savory items, like crackers, cheese and summer sausage, as well as sweet treats, like chocolate truffles and tea cookies.

$110 at Harry & David
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Have you been trying to show your partner more gratitude? Trade "I love you" for two words that are just as appreciated: "Thank you." There's a card for every week of the year, ready to capture your appreciation for all the little things that make your marriage strong.

$30 at Uncommon Goods

Who needs overpriced pizza delivery? Cook up your favorite 12-inch pies with this outdoor wood-pellet pizza oven. It's portable, thanks to its folding legs, and it can also turn out mouth-watering steaks, wings and more.

$189 at Amazon
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$165 at Daily Steals

This customizable art illustrates the night sky as it was on your chosen date — perhaps your wedding night or first date. Get it framed, printed on canvas or block-mounted.

$65 at Amazon

Couples-focused games are great in theory, but plenty of them are boring or overly lovey-dovey. Not this one. It's packed with 150 cards (sample question: "Who could go longer without using their cell phone?") that'll be fun no matter what anniversary you're celebrating. Play it one on one or with other couples.

$20 at Amazon
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$20 at Best Buy