Update on Wood for 5th Anniversary


The huge response to last year’s blog ‘Wood for Your 5th Anniversary’ prompted some follow-up research into recent statistics on marriage and divorce rates in Australia and these show some interesting trends.  Before you groan at the prospect of another glum report on the state of things, the news is actually good – The number of divorces has been steadily decreasing each year since 2002, while marriage remains the most popular partnership model for adult Australians. Of course these days things are not simple and relationships are more nuanced – couples who want to be married but can’t be, couples who don’t believe in the institution of marriage at all and many other permutations – but for the sake of simplicity and not muddying the waters we can say that Australians are still marrying by the thousands and most will celebrate a 5th anniversary. And what do I hear you ask is the traditional gift for a 5th wedding anniversary? Why it’s wood of course; something simple and honest for the 5 year mark that says ‘so far so good’.

Since our last 5th Anniversary Blog

We have been busy adding new products to our range of Australian, hand-made woodcraft with many more beautiful items that would make the perfect anniversary gift.

Ancient Redgum Inlaid Letter OpenerTamar Large Blackwood Jewellery Box With TrayClassic Spurtle in Blackwood & Celery-top PineDovetail Desk Top Box in Australian Rosewood and Huon Pine

Gifts for Him

Finely crafted and eco-friendly there are lots of good ‘him’choices.

Tamar Blackwood Watch and Cufflink BoxMt Blanc-Style Ballpoint PenGecko ChessboardTimber USB Flash Drive 16gb

Gifts for Her

Hit the right note; sentimental, practical or a bit of both.

Dovetail 2 Layer Jewellery Box with She-Oak LidBanksia Scent Pot and Fragrant OilCurly Trinket BoxMushroom Earring Holder

Gifts for the Couple

A touch of wood for the home is a great gift for the 5 year couple.

Multi-Purpose Myrtle Serving PlatterGiant Orb Blackwood Pepper MillJarrah and Ash Round Wall ClockWine Bottle Coaster, Huon Pine or Tasmanian Myrtle

But Wait, There’s More!

Our range of products for the home, kitchen, office, corporate or souvenir gift-buying  is large and growing all the time with new products added regularly as we source ideas and designs from woodworkers all over Australia. Take a minute to peruse our online store and for those of you celebrating a 5th wedding anniversary, all the best from Australian Woodwork.


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