It’s not that each anniversary isn’t special, but like them all, the fifth anniversary should make your mate feel the wonder of the first few months of courtship all over again.

Consider the following sentiments and gifts to ensure your fifth anniversary receives the special attention it deserves.

First Date

The first date will never come again but they can be relived. Therefore, recreate your first date; make reservations at a restaurant, walk along the beach, engage in the same activities, and so on. The magic (obviously) lasted beyond the first interaction, but there is something about reliving an experience that rekindles the intimacy of the moment in addition to making couples realize how far they’ve come.

Music Mix

There’s something about the lull of music that brings us back to a time and place. Make a music mix filled with tunes from your past, present, and future together. It may contain a ditty heard on your first date, the song from your wedding reception, or songs you both love to listen to and sing together. To make it extra special, add an ‘I love you’ introduction.


You can buy something special and personalized, like wedding Christmas ornaments, or you can try your own hand at crafts and make something from scratch. Make a collage filled with pictures together, or use magazines to create memorable quotes and messages of love.

Number Five

Since it’s your fifth anniversary, use the digit to pay tribute to your mate. That could mean taking them on five, special dates, granting them five ‘wishes,’ or giving them five small gifts. Get creative, such as etching the number five in the sand before you take a stroll on the beach; have five violinists give a serenade during dinner at a restaurant; or, rather than the actual anniversary date, pay them tribute on the fifth of the anniversary month for an added surprise.

Day Off

Paying tribute to your mate is expected on your anniversary date. So, to make them feel extra special, schedule a day off of work and fill it with special places, people, and things they love. Schedule a horse and buggy ride around the park; plan a surprise lunch and invite friends and family; or, orchestrate a scavenger hunt, providing clues for him/her to make it to the next destination and clue.

New Ground

Gifts, favorite places, and special gifts, though appreciated, are often expected. So, to completely throw them off and surprise them, break new ground and do something completely unique. Schedule a trip to a destination they always wanted to visit or engage in an activity you can do together yet never have done before.

Your fifth anniversary, like your wedding day, only comes once. So, be sure to make it memorable by paying tribute to your love in a unique and unforgettable way.  Schedule a day off; take them somewhere new; or, try your hand at making a craft or purchasing something entirely unique that no other lover has even given.

Diane Ward works as an event coordinator. She enjoys writing about what works for her. Look for her posts on many lifestyle and family blogs.


Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

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