Five years of marriage is a milestone worth celebrating. One of the most endearing ways to show your love to your partner is to bestow a traditional anniversary gift. Wood is the traditional material for the 5th anniversary year, as it symbolizes planting the roots of a steady marriage for years to come.
The tradition of giving anniversary gifts, based on the number of years married, dates back to the Holy Roman Empire. There, husbands presented their wives with a silver wreath on their twenty-fifth anniversary and a gold wreath on their fiftieth (if they lived that long!). However, the tradition of bestowing wood as an anniversary gift dates even further back, to Roman times. Oak, the wood of choice, symbolized strength, stability, and longevity in marriage.
No matter the origin of the tradition, special gifts celebrate what cannot be stated in words. While a prescribed anniversary gift guide might feel a bit antiquated, -- who would give their wife tin on their 10th wedding anniversary? -- these gifts are still highly valued. Try putting a modern spin on them! A wood watch, for example, is rugged, masculine, and just plain versatile.
Tree Hut wood watches, handcrafted out of real wood, are the perfect gift for this momentous occasion. We offer a wide selection of watches for him and her, along with matching couple sets. Include a personalized engraving on the back to memorialize your ever-growing commitment.
Five years of love should be praised and celebrated. Give your spouse a creative and thoughtful gift they'll remember forever.
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