The Best Anniversary Gifts for Him
Whether you’re coming up on your first year together or you’ve been with him for years, buying an anniversary gift for your boyfriend, partner, or husband just got easier. Check out this list of different types of gift: romantic gifts, practical gifts, fun gifts, and, finally, gifts that are really for both of you.
What Makes A Great Anniversary Gift?
Great anniversary gifts don’t just convey love and affection, but they also communicate how well you know your partner. Instead of something generic, good anniversary gifts reference specific parts of your story together, or they’re a response to your partner’s unique interests and needs. Steer away from generic anniversary gifts and look for ones that are a little more individual.
Romantic Anniversary Gifts for Him
If you’re looking for ways to pay tribute to your love for him, these anniversary gifts are all thoughtful, sweet ways to say ‘I love you’.
This cute leather keychain unsnaps to reveal a metal tag that can be printed with any photograph you choose. The obvious option is a sweet photo of the two of you, but you could also do a picture of a calendar with your anniversary date highlighted, or, if you have kids, a whole family photo! It’s a great gift because he’ll be able to carry it with him everywhere.
This stylish print is an incredibly romantic gift! You can order it to a personalized specification, choosing the date, time, and location, and it will show you a map of the stars that were above you in that moment. This is a subtle way to reference a significant place or moment in your relationship. Your first date, your first adventure, the night he proposed, your wedding day - all of these are contenders to make an amazing anniversary gift for him.
If he likes puzzles (or compliments!) this puzzle set is the gift for him. You can have a different thing you love about him engraved in the center of each puzzle piece. It might be cheesy, but it’s also a keepsake he’ll cherish forever.
Commemorate how far you’ve come with this chic print. You can have the different milestones and turning points of relationship preserved in line-drawing form on this print. Deciding what moments to use is also a great opportunity to reflect back on your relationship and relive those good memories.
This sweet piece of art is inspired by tree rings. Each layer an be engraved with a different stage in your story, and the rich blues and golds alternate to reflect the passing years of your love. It’s a gift that will look great on your wall, but that also carries layers of meaning when you take a closer look.
Practical Anniversary Gifts for Him
If you’ve been together for a while, you start to realize that sometimes, the best anniversary gifts aren’t always the romantic luxurious type. Sometimes, the best anniversary gifts are intensely practical. Making everyday life just that little bit smoother? That can be kind of sexy.
This incredibly soft and very warm fleece bathrobe is a great gift for lounging around in - especially if you like to keep the AC high.
Invest in your partner’s daily comfort with this quality beard trimmer. This one comes with 7 different components, even down to a tiny nozzle for nose hairs, so that he can get the exact length that he’s looking for, no matter the style. It’s designed for extra precision, too.
A kind of half-way house between romantic and practical, this leather watch strap designed for an Apple Watch can have whatever phrase you want put onto the inner strap. Go for something sweet, something funny, or something a little bit racy - he’ll see it every day as he puts his watch on.
If your boyfriend or husband loves to cook, he’s going to absolutely love this pair of authentic Thai knives. This pair of blades is handmade by craftsmen in a Thai villages, so this gift is pretty unique. A sharp knife is any chef’s key to feeling good in the kitchen, so this gift is going to make him really happy!
Fun Anniversary Gifts for Him
Maybe you don’t want a grand romantic gesture, and you just want anniversary gifts for him that are lighthearted and fun. Don’t worry - we got you:
For the husband who loves Star Wars, this fun T-shirt is sweet and funny at the same time. Whether he keeps it as a shirt to lounge around in or he wears it out as a little flex, he’s going to feel so loved.
This is a creative one: you can actually get an artist to draw you and your loved ones as a Simpsons-style cartoon print! What a memorable, unique gift.
This could be the key to an incredible, romantic date night! A mini fire-pit that allows you to get that perfect marshmallow toast without the hassle of building a full-on fire pit. Whether you use the indoor s’more kit as the dessert after an amazing home-cooked dinner, or as the snack during a cosy movie night, this gift is so unique and playful.
This New York Times compilation book is a collection of all the major New York Times headlines and stories that were printed on your anniversary date, year-on-year. It's not only a fabulous keepsake, but it’s going to be a huge trip down memory lane as you and your husband or partner flip through it and remember what was happening in the world and in your own lives around each of your anniversaries in the past.
A cigar is a classic gift for the man in your life - if he enjoys them, then this will feel like such a luxurious gift! Every cigar has a different flavor to it, and everyone has different profiles that they prefer - so check out this list of best cigars if you want to know more about the best ones to buy in 2021.
Anniversary Gifts for Both of You
If you can figure out an anniversary gift for him that you get to enjoy, too - well, everyone wins! These five thoughtful anniversary gifts are all ones that are going to enhance your life as much as his.
Take your shower concerts to the next level with this water-proof bluetooth speaker designed for the shower! It even has a bunch of different light settings to help you really get the party started. This gift is one you’ll both love - both for normal showers and for if you ever want to put on a playlist and let things get steamy.
Get your family drawn in the sweetest style by the artist who makes these incredible custom prints - and make sure you include the dog! This family print is a great way to appreciate this snapshot into where you and your family are in this precise moment in time.
How about an incredible bottle of wine from your wedding year? Celebrate the day you got married or the day you got together by popping the cork on an amazing bottle of wine, and find one that’s the same age as your relationship for a special, romantic touch.
If he knows his coffee, his jaw will drop when he opens this gift! This top-of-the-trees, smart bean grinder comes with 31 different grind settings for the perfect consistency. It also eliminates the need for a scale, and it automatically shuts off when the beans are ready. The best part, though, is that it is extremely quiet, so you’ll get to sleep in while he makes you incredible coffee.
This book is truly a gift for both of you. We’ve designed 50 unique date ideas with two goals in mind: connection, and fun! Celebrate your anniversary by investing in years more to come.
This scratch-off book lets you pick an adventure to take on together and give you space to write about how it went. There’s room to put a Polaroid of the two of you in there, too - so by the time you’ve worked your way through 50 date nights, you’ll have a book full of memories to look back on. Pretty romantic, huh?
Finding the Right Anniversary Gift
If you’ve found a gift that you think he’ll love, amazing! Any guy would be lucky to receive any one of these anniversary gifts. But if you’re still looking, check out our blog - we have lots more gift ideas on there, plus plenty of amazing tips to help you have the best relationship possible!
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