Why is Wood the 5th Wedding Anniversary Gift?

July 26, 2021 2 min read 1 Comment

Why is Wood the 5th Wedding Anniversary Gift?

The combination of wood and weddings holds a special place in my heart: my husband and I started Words with Boards during our fifth year of marriage.

The business has definitely tested our strength and durability and we are happy to say that we are still going strong! Read along to hear all about why wood products are one of the most sought-after (and among our favorite!) 5th Anniversary Gifts.

Wedding Anniversary Symbolism


Why is wood perfect for fifth wedding anniversary gifts? To start, trees are a symbol of strength and wisdom. The thought is by the fifth year, the marriage is also developing these same traits.

Everyone needs a cutting board, and the best ones are made from wood, which makes them an ideal fifth wedding anniversary gift.

Imagine a Personalized Cutting Board with the anniversary date engraved on the bottom.  Add in some Cheese Knives and voila, an excellent choice for fifth wedding anniversary gifts.


5th Wedding Anniversary Meaning

We have etiquette maven Emily Post to thank for wood’s appearance in fifth wedding anniversary gifts. In her 1922 book titles Etiquette, she assigned “traditional” gifts to different anniversary years and wood as fifth wedding anniversary gifts.

Her specific motivations around including wood is lost to history, but many attribute it to wood's strength and durability over time, as well as the way wood weathers and becomes even more beautiful as it ages.

These are all qualities of a good marriage. Plus, also like marriage, wood is even more beautiful and vibrant when it is Cared For well. For these reasons, it makes sense wood made the list for fifth wedding anniversary gift.

Wood Carving Anniversary Gifts


Here at Words with Boards, we believe special and unique gifts are the best kind. That's why we will include a laser-engraved date on the bottom of any cutting board at no extra cost!

You'll never forget your wedding date! No coupon code needed – just enter the date in the “Special Instructions” section when ordering.

We think this looks great with our Large Personalized Cutting Board or the First Dance Personalized Cutting Board.

Celebrate Your 5th Year Wedding Anniversary with Us!

We are so glad you came to us to help celebrate this happy occasion! If you have any questions or ideas, we would love to hear them in the comments below. We hope you find the perfect gift for your 5th wedding anniversary!

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1 Response

Sheila Gold
Sheila Gold

August 29, 2018

I have always wanted to know what would be a unique 5th-anniversary gift. How I just need to decide what to say on my personalized cutting board.
AWESOME WORK and cool cutting boards and personalized gifts. THANKS!

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