Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Years 1-5

Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Years 1-5

Picture this: Your wedding anniversary is next week. 

You totally meant to find a gift before the last minute — but life happened and, well, here you are Googling, “Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas.” The good news? We’ve got you covered.

When it comes to gift-giving, we know a thing or two about thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gifts. And, today’s your lucky day because we’ve curated a list of our favorite anniversary gift ideas for years 1-5.

Anniversary Gift Ideas: Year One

Traditional: Paper
If you’re going the traditional route and want to give your spouse something related to paper, our Anniversary and Travel Journals do more than just fit the bill. These are fan favorites — and the perfect gifts to document your adventures and your life together. Our journals help you capture what really matters and cherish those memories for a lifetime.

Modern: Clock
The “modern” gift for your first anniversary is a clock — and this agate and wood combo makes a beautiful gift. We love it because it’s such a unique take on a traditional clock and it serves two purposes: a time piece and a piece of art.
Out of the Box: Massage
After the past few years we’ve all collectively had, you can’t go wrong with gifting your spouse (and yourself!) with a couples spa treatment. Massage, facials, pedicures — you name it. If you ask us, you really can’t go wrong with this gift.

Anniversary Gift Ideas: Year Two

Traditional: Cotton
For your second year of marriage, traditional gifts are centered around cotton and we have just what you need. This chunky knit throw is SO cozy and will instantly become your go-to blanket for snuggling on movie night.
Modern: China
If you already have China and don’t feel like adding more to your collection, consider this quilted China storage set to keep your dishes safe. China sets can be so precious, especially if you were gifted them for your wedding or they are passed down from generation to generation. This gift is perfect for staying on the modern theme while taking care of your dishes.
Out of the Box: Custom Wedding Vow Picture
This custom picture with your wedding vows is a total tear-jerker if you’re looking to go the emotional route. Choose your favorite wedding photo and overlay the vows you wrote to each other. If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift to keep around forever, this is it. 

Anniversary Gift Ideas: Year Three

Traditional: Leather
There are many great leather gifts out there, but we especially love this leather toiletry bag. It comes in two sizes, has beautiful colors, and is customizable! This Dopp kit is perfect for both men and women, so you can even order matching bags. What says “lifelong partner” more than matching leather toiletry bags? We’ll wait…
Modern: Crystal or Glass
Crystal and glass gifts can get a little tricky, especially when you’re looking for something that will stand the test of time, just like your love. This simple and classic glass vase from West Elm is perfect. It comes in a range of sizes and colors, so you can choose which best suits your space and your spouse’s style.
Out of the Box: Massage Gun
We know this may not seem like a go-to anniversary gift, but trust us on this one. This Hypervolt massage gun is truly the gift that keeps on giving. We are obsessed with our massage gun at home. So — if you don’t feel like splurging a couples massage, this is the next best thing! 

Anniversary Gift Ideas: Year Four

Traditional: Fruit or Flowers
The traditional gift for your fourth anniversary is related to fruit or flowers. We love these adorable custom paper flowers made with the lyrics from your wedding song or your wedding vows. This is definitely something to be cherished forever.
Modern: Appliances
The modern take on fourth-anniversary gifts centers on appliances. And, if you’re not in the market for a new microwave or refrigerator, we highly suggest checking out this smokeless fire pit. This is a gift you can use year-round and enjoyed by the whole family.
Out of the Box: Jewelry
By year four, you may be on the hunt for a piece of jewelry that’s gorgeous and long-lasting. When you’re looking to give a beautiful gift that will last forever, jewelry is always the way to go. These necklaces from LeMel are delicate, stunning and something she will love. So, if you’re looking for a simple piece, check out this necklace. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more flashy — like a diamond-studded necklace — this one’s for you.

Anniversary Gift Ideas: Year Five

Traditional: Wood
This wooden wedding keepsake box is the perfect way to celebrate five years of marriage. It’s customizable with your name and wedding date. With this box, you can go through all your memories from that special day and keep them safe in one place. It’s even big enough to fit one of our Anniversary Journals
Modern: Silverware
You’re five years into marriage. It may be time to re-evaluate your serving ware. If styles have changed or you’ve lost your serving pieces during moves or social functions, check out this elegant serving set
Out of the box: A Trip
Celebrating your fifth wedding anniversary is grounds to plan a getaway! Whether a weekend or a week-long, planning an anniversary trip is the perfect way to reconnect with your spouse and create new memories together. An anniversary trip doesn’t mean you have to splurge. Do what works best for your family. At the end of the day, it’s the time spent together that counts. And — while you’re out making new memories, be sure to document your travels in our travel journal so you can enjoy them for years to come.

At Duncan & Stone, our love language is gift-giving. We hope these anniversary gift ideas were exactly what you needed as you celebrate your love.

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