No, there is nothing wrong with wooden gifts. Just making a joke about the old “Don’t take any wooden nickles” saying. The traditional five-year anniversary gift is wood. Ben is tricky to buy for, especially when it comes to wooden gifts. He already has wood working tools, and the one he wants is about $1000, so that wasn’t happening. I considered a nice wooden cutting board like this from Red Onion Woodworks but that seemed a little too utilitarian and not so romantic.
I switched gears and started thinking of art ideas. We always need art, right? A quick search on Pinterest yielded a few results, like this sweet cut out. I’ve actually seen Julene’s amazing work before on her site and love the attention to detail.
Seriously, check out these custom pieces.
But, it isn’t wood, is it? Well, a wooden frame can fix that in a hurry. Ben thought it was cute, too.
I thought about wrapping it in a faux bois paper, but ran out of time. Oh, and, I could always swap out the backing for a piece of stained wood veneer. I recently created a custom Family Tree cut out with a wood veneer backing. I think it’s fabulous.
That’s the 411 on our anniversary gift giving. Ben gave me a dinner to our favorite restaurant, sans kids. That rarely happens. Do you give traditional wedding gifts? If so, what creative year gifts have you come up with? Year six is iron. That could be tough.