20 Thoughtful Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him
One could argue that your husband got the best gift ever when he married you, and we think that’s a reasonable claim.
While you’re gonna be a hard act to follow, finding an anniversary gift for your husband that lets him know how much he means to you is the goal. Followed by praise and hugs, of course.
Let’s take a look at some of our choices of anniversary gifts for husbands, hand-picked by actual husbands!
Anniversary Gifts For Any Year
1st Anniversary [Paper] - Custom Cartoon Portrait
- Very detailed portraits
- Artist will create anything and take direction
- Thoughtful and special gift - specific to the couple
2nd Anniversary [Cotton] - Soundwave Art on Cotton
- Custom product made with your memories!
- Multiple sizes
- Creative aspect to make something special is limitless
3rd Anniversary [Leather] - Leather Nomad Organizer
- Well-designed and made product
- Array of neutral colors available
- Quick shipping available
4th Anniversary [Silk] - Silk Pocket Square
- Beautiful quality silk
- Stunning color and design options
- Italian made
5th Anniversary [Wood] - 3D Wooden World Map
- An active gift you can grow
- Love the additional pins
- Neutral color options to suit your decor
6th Anniversary [Iron] - Square Iron Tray
- Font sizing options
- Durable and heavy duty
- Ability to customize the note
7th Anniversary [Wool] - Designer Wool Beanie
- Cashmere feels incredible in a hat
- Chic and well made
8th Anniversary [Appliances] - Robot Vacuum
- Functional gift - actually does something cool
- Good investment piece of home products
- A somewhat funny gift reverse stereotype
9th Anniversary [Pottery] - 45 Second Omelet Maker
- Functional artpiece
- Helpful gift - speeds up morning work
- Shows you care about the persons health and diet
10th Anniversary [Tin] - Recycled Aluminum Dancing Mosaic
- Love the interactive aspect
- Handmade - this took time and love to make
- Different hanging options both vertical and horizontal
11th Anniversary [Steel] - Laser Cut City Map Wall Art
- Recognition of a place that was a part of the story
- Lots of options on the style of maps
- Very personal gift - you have to know the context
12th Anniversary [Linen] - French Linen Sheet Set
- Luxurious upgrade
- Benefits both partners
- Upgrades the bedroom
13th Anniversary [Lace] - Lace Feather Dream Catcher
- Intricate lace work
- Cool concept
- Really beautiful and unique
14th Anniversary [Ivory] - Steak Knife Set
- Beautiful craftsmanship
- Investment kitchen piece
- Life time guarantee
15th Anniversary [Crystal] - Quartz Star Wars Crystal
- Great likeness of characters
- Desk conversation starter
- Beautiful craftsmanship
16th Anniversary [Wax] - Golden Topaz Swarovski Cuff Links
- Lots of colors to pick from
- Well made
- Great setting options
20th Anniversary [China] - Bone China
- Provides a sense of luxury
- Makes something basic - indulgent
- Stunning quality and craftsmanship
21st Anniversary [Brass] - Sundial
- Great garden piece
- Can actually tell the time with it
- Thick casing/well made
25th Anniversary [Silver] - Silver Fishing Lure
- Love that it can be for display or a real fishing lure
- Great options on customization
- Quality craftmanship and responsive artist
30th Anniversary [Pearl] - Unique Pearl Luster Wine Glass
- Beautiful material
- Upgrades the table for a sense of luxury
- Pearl sheen is really pretty
It’s your first anniversary so you have to come up with something both special and creative! With a playful spin on ‘paper’ these custom cartoon portraits are sure to wow your man. Thoughtful, funny, and outrageously cute – this portrait will take pride of place on his work desk.
Cotton is the traditional gift for the second anniversary; move aside socks, there is a much more unique gift in town! Have your favorite song lyric, poem, voice love note, or even a snippet of your wedding vowels transcribed into a soundwave and woven into a cotton canvas. It is a gift totally unique to you and your partner which also looks fantastic on the wall.
For a luxurious and thoughtful third anniversary gift, which is traditionally the gift of leather, look no further than this chic organizer. Designed in the UK and made in Spain, it is available in an array of neutral colors. Practical, sophisticated, and functional – it’s the perfect gift to show you care.
For the dapper gentleman in your life, a silk pocket square is a sweet gift for a traditional fourth-anniversary gift. Ensure that you select a color that will compliment his favorite suit and have some fun learning the array of traditional folding techniques for a pocket square. Whilst he is already spruced up and looking smart, he might as well take you out for a special dinner!
You have been married five years now; it is time to start knocking some of those exotic and far-flung destinations off your travel bucket list! The traditional fifth-anniversary gift is wood so this superbly crafted wooden 3D world map is the perfect gift. Add a little extra hint by adding the wooden pins and pick a future trip!
If you are tired of your husband’s watch, cufflinks, and wedding ring cluttering up his nightstand, then this is both a stylish and practical gift. Iron is a traditional sixth anniversary and this iron tray is a high quality and heavy duty. The artist offers multiple options on fonts, sizing, placement and customization! Inscribe the perfect love note – or simply go with ‘pick up your stuff’ for a more humorous gift!
Your stylish beau will adore this camel-colored, cashmere beanie. Adorned with the classic Gucci stripe, this hat is a definite Winterwear upgrade. Enjoy the cooler months this year with the soft, cozy yet smart beanie. He always strives to look his best, this Italian classic wardrobe addition will definitely be welcome!
There are many old jokes out there regarding men buying women vacuum cleaners as anniversary gifts and the devastating repercussions of this token. But all jokes aside, who wouldn’t be thrilled with this robot vacuum?! Although an untraditional 10th-anniversary gift, it still provides a nod to the theme.
Less time cleaning leads to more time focused on the finer aspects of life, like celebrating 10 years!
The old proverb ‘Give a man a fish and feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime’ has never been more relevant. You could celebrate your ninth anniversary by making your husband breakfast in bed OR you could buy him an omelet maker and teach him to fend for himself! The traditional 9th-anniversary gift of pottery suits this beautifully handcrafted omelet maker perfectly.
For an utterly unique 10th anniversary gift, consider this interactive art piece! Constructed of aluminum, with a nod to traditional anniversary gift giving, this piece is fantastic for an entry way or a statement wall. With each vibration or gust of wind, each piece of aluminum moves within the piece. Both unusual and special, just like your spouse!
Looking back over eleven glorious years of wedded bliss, celebrate a location special to your love story. Perhaps it is the city that you met in, the place where you exchanged your nuptials or maybe the city in which you purchased your first home together. The options are endless and this gift is a thoughtful way to recognize a place that played a part in the only romance story that matters – yours.
Early in your courtship, you probably spend lots of time and focus on the sheets – now you have been married for twelve years, you probably don’t think about them quite so much! However, these impeccably made French linen sheets will give your bed the upgrade and love it deserves. Plus, who doesn’t love a gift that benefits you too!
You have been married for thirteen years and it has been an absolute dream – keep it that way with this intricate, lace, handcrafted dreamcatcher. Traditionally considered as a token of protection, armor, and love; these traits are a perfect symbol for the everlasting sanctity of your relationship.
The traditional anniversary gift for 14th years of marriage is ivory. Ivory does look better on elephants and it's best to avoid elephant ivory products altogether. Pick something along the modern gift theme (gold) or just ignore the whole theme alltogether and get something practical.
Like... a steak knife?
This steak knife set is both beautiful and purposeful; confident in their craftsmanship, the set comes with a lifetime warranty. It is the ultimate manly gift for a special eleventh anniversary! Combine this investment piece with two beautiful cuts of meat and a bottle of wine – he won’t be disappointed and he might even cook!
For the Star Wars fan in your life, mark fifteen years of wedded bliss with a unique and stunning crystal figurine. The pieces are beautifully crafted to the likeness of the characters and will look fantastic on any desk! The traditional gift for the fifteenth wedding anniversary is crystal so these pieces perfectly fit the bill – plus who can resist Baby Yoda?!
Since the traditional gift for the 16th anniversary is wax and your husband probably won't be impressed with a candle, we think that golden topaz - a modern anniversary gift - is perfectly appropriate
There are staple items required in every wardrobe: a great fitting little black dress; a sharp suit; at least one expensive pair of heels…For men, a pair of cufflinks is one of those things that you just need. These crystal cufflinks are perfect for all occasions and you can select a color that compliments his favorite suit and tie.
Upgrade his morning brew with this delightfully designed bone china mug. Lovingly crafted in England, Wedgewood has been producing fine china and luxury porcelain since 1759. The finish on the mug has almost pearlescent qualities which really upgrades his daily caffeine fix with a sense of indulgent occasion. Since it is your anniversary, perhaps you can make the coffee – but only for today!
You have been together for such a long time *get it*! What better way to celebrate this monumental milestone than a beautiful brass sundial. Perfect for your green-fingered or nature-loving spouse. This stunning garden piece will always remind you both of the twenty-one happy years together – quite the feat!
He lured you in and you fell for him – hook, line, and sinker! He has been taking his fishing trips for twenty-five years now! It is time to remind those fish who he belongs to! This sweet lure is actually a really functional fishing lure but it would also look great displayed on a wall or desk. There are options for customization with your own special note too to commemorate your silver wedding anniversary.
This wine glass is so striking and beautiful that it’s sure to attract many compliments from your guests. Then, you get bragging rights to the best anniversary gift ever! So order a set and propose a toast to 20 more years of wedded bliss and your impeccable gift-giving acumen. Comes in amber and black luster.
Happiest of Anniversaries to You!
No matter what year you’re celebrating, anniversaries are a time to reflect on all the good times you’ve had so far, as well as the challenges you’ve faced together.
Hopefully, we’ve shown you some stuff that’ll inspire you to pick anniversary gifts for husband that’ll go down in history as some of the best. So far, anyway. You still have a long ways to go!
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An anniversary sundial is a good idea, it is a clock that tells time using the sun. We have one that sits on the window sill in our family room and it makes rainbows in the room when the sun shines. It was handmade for us with a special date line that the time shadow follows on our anniversary day each year, and there is also a mark on that line that the shadow touches at the actual moment of our ceremony. We’ve had it for several years, it works great, and we enjoy it every sunny day. I don’t remember what it is called exactly, but you can find it online with a search. It is one of the best anniversary gifts that I have ever heard of, and every year when the shadow hits the mark we drink a toast together!
What an amazing idea! I love anything that is personally meaningful for an anniversary gift idea.