It's that time of year again: your wedding anniversary! Whether it's your first or tenth, we say why not go big with anniversary gifts for your husband that are guaranteed to knock his socks off? Instead of a fancy watch or a fresh pair of kicks, though, what about something that's just a tad bit different? From a once-in-a-lifetime sky-diving experience to a subscription service for clothes curated precisely to his style, here are 30 unique anniversary gift ideas for your husband that he's sure to dig.
1. Sky Diving
This gift will allow his inner daredevil to see the world from a whole new perspective, not to mention get that adrenaline rush you know he craves. You can purchase a package solely for him, but we highly suggest jumping together (time to face those fears!) so that it's a shared experience you'll both remember forever. Pick a place with a beautiful view to really make the most of it. Oh, and don't forget to take a ton of pictures to post on social media!
2. Pizza Oven
Your hubby has stolen a pizza your heart, so show your love this anniversary with a gift that appeals to both your appetites. Upgrade your future date nights with a compact pizza oven, perfect for dishing out crispy, wood-fired pieces of 'za. This kitchen gadget can heat up in 10 minutes, and cooks your pizza pie to perfection in just 60 seconds, which we would argue is of magical proportions. The stomach wants what it wants, and it can never say no to pizza, especially restaurant-caliber pizza.
(Wood fired pizza oven, $299.95, UUni 3 available at Williams Sonoma)
3. Graphic Shirt
There's nothing wrong with wearing your heart on your sleeve—or your shirt, for that matter. If you're in the market for more romantic anniversary gifts for your husband, up the ante on your fashion-forward groom's polo t-shirt game with a cool red, heart-shaped patch. As part of the effortlessly trendy Comme des Garçons PLAY collection, this will be the most unique (and comfortable) polo he'll ever sport. He'll have a reminder of you and your anniversary close to heart whenever he wears it.
(PLAY piqué polo with heart appliqué, $195, Comme des Garçons available at Nordstrom)
4. Brewing Kit
Add an extra element of fun to his favorite ale or IPA—the ability to brew one himself. Because consuming a cold one is great and all, but it's exponentially better when you've made your own. This kit turns your home into a mini brewery and comes with all the essentials for each craft beer production stage, fermentation and all. He can create up to five liters of his craft beer of choice. Cheers!
(Pico Model C craft brewing system, $549.99, PicroBrew available at Crate and Barrel)
5. Poker Book
Designed to look like a deck of cards, this tell-all book can curb your poker enthusiast's appetite for card games and improve his mastery. From perfecting his poker face to unveiling the history of the game itself, his new guide book will make him the talk of his next guy's night. Be wary of challenging him to a round of poker from now on.
(Poker: The Ultimate Book, $50, Assouline available at MR PORTER)
6. Personalized Desk Blotter
Make his desk the sharpest one in the office with a sleek vegan leather blotter, complete with his initials in an art-deco style font. His stapler, pens, desktop, and other desk tidbits will never look better atop this modern accessory. We anticipate increased productivity, and maybe even a desk selfie or two.
(Editor's desk blotter, $69, Mark and Graham)
7. Bar Set
Upgrade his libation organization with a tool set for his beverage goodies. The thin stand can fit next to his alcohol collection without taking up too much valuable space, and the set features everything any aspiring bartender could ever need—a bottle opener, jigger, spoon, strainer, tongs, and a knife. You've hit the anniversary gifts for your husband jackpot. Here's hoping he shares his cocktail creations with you.
(Top shelf bar tool set with stand, $49.95, CB2)
8. Trunk Club
If your hubby is too busy to ever shop for himself and could use either a serious wardrobe update or just a little style refresh, Trunk Club is the answer. Here's how it works: Simply sign your guy up, take the style quiz for him (if you're confident you know things like his style, fit preferences, and sizes, that is), and work with the personal stylist you're assigned to help curate a trunk of clothing that suits him best. Then surprise him with his box of goodies on your anniversary! He'll have five days to try everything on, and he can keep what he wants and send back the rest.
Easy peasy, right?
($25-$300 per trunk, Trunk Club)
9. Bluetooth Speaker
This isn't your ordinary Bluetooth speaker. With a unique vintage style, he'll be in awe at how wonderfully this mini contraption can amplify his tunes.
(Stanmore Bluetooth speaker, $350, Marshall available at Saks Fifth Avenue)
10. NFL Newspaper Book
If he lives, breathes, and sleeps a certain football team, feed into his fan craze with a custom book that pulls media coverage of his favorite team from clips of the New York Times. Whether it's the Eagles or Packers, he'll be well-versed on the historical background and former successes of his beloved team after reading from a roundup of the newspaper archives. Come football season, this book can become his new lucky charm (giving his go-to jersey a much-needed break).
(New York Times custom football book, $72, Uncommon Goods)
11. Hot Sauce Kit
Heat things up this anniversary with a little something spicy—a hot sauce kit that's as smokin' and fiery as your hubby. Put his cooking to the test with flaming condiments that you can enjoy, as well. This kit features two diverse flavors and four bottles for storage, so you two can spend your anniversary testing the creations on your favorite foods. And, don't worry, instructions are included, so it'll be hard to mess up.
(Homemade hot sauce kit, $45, Paper Source)
12. Durable Cooler
Don't let the size fool you. From lunch on the beach to beverages at a backyard barbecue, this cooler ensures constant, long-lasting ice-cold temps for all your food and drinks. It's also designed to stay dry with a no-sweat finish, so it can always tag along on family road trips and adventures, no matter the destination. This gift is almost as tough and durable as your marriage.
(Tundra roadie cooler, $199.99, YETI available at Urban Outfitters)
13. Game Set
Everyone unwinds in different ways. If your groom likes to kick back, relax, and enjoy a game or two of chess after a long day, upgrade his playing tools with a modern set that can also glam up your living room space. Just be prepared to get roped into being his opponent many, many times.
(Wobble chess set, $358, Umbra available at Lord and Taylor)
14. Mini Globe
For the adventurous couple, treat his wanderlust fix with a small cork globe. You can use push pins to mark the locations you've traveled together, and then use a different color to mark the spots you want to venture off to. This will give you both the inspiration to finally take the traveling plunge, and you'll be jet setting before you know it.
(Cork globe, $129, CB2)
15. Cord Organizer
If his phone, laptop, and iPad charger are always tangled together in a mess on your bedroom floor, treat him (and yourself) to a chic leather organizer that can safely store his tech charging tools. Complete with four slots and a bottom pouch, this genius (and not to mention incredibly posh) invention will keep his devices out of your hair. It also ensures that he'll never "misplace" his iPhone charger and have to borrow yours ever again. Win-win.
(Cordito leather cord and plug organizer, $50, This Is Ground available at MR PORTER)
16. Water-Resistant Duffel
The guy-on-the-go will love transporting his must-haves in a water-resistant bag that can handle whatever he throws its way. Whether he's camping for the weekend or is in need of an airplane carry-on or gym tote, this durable bag will soon be attached to his shoulder at all times. It can also convert into a backpack for added versatility (and in case his shoulder gets tired).
(Black hole water repellent duffel bag, $119, Patagonia available at Nordstrom)
17. Tickets to an Event
Instead of buying your guy new sports gear, snag him tickets to watch his favorite team play that day or in the very near future. You can enjoy a nice romantic dinner together beforehand, grab some drinks at the game, and cheer on his team like crazy, because you're a badass wife like that.
18. Digital Photo Frame
Forget iCloud photo sharing or sending pictures via text. If you have a massive surplus of selfies and other photos with your groom, share them in the most high-tech way possible. This digital frame allows you to instantly send new photos directly to it for immediate display. Your husband might even discover photos of the two of you he never knew existed.
(Digital photo frame, $299, Aura available at Bloomingdale's)
19. Key Ring
This dapper tool doubles as a key ring and bottle opener, all in one. He'll always be able to keep tabs on his car and house keys. Plus, you never know when the situation may arise when he might be in dire need of a bottle opener. Problem solved.
(Bottle opener key ring, $45, Coach)
20. Glasses Case
He's obviously blinded by your love, but if his vision actually has taken a turn for the worse since you said "I do," make sure he stores his spectacles in style. His glasses will be safe and sound and ultra sophisticated while nestled in this leather pouch.
(Red leather glasses case, $295, Valextra available at SSENSE)
21. Golf Ball Holder
Step aside, golf bags—this mini version can do just the trick (well, minus holding the clubs). Your golf enthusiast of a husband can be prepared for a round of 18 holes at the drop of a hat with this holder, designed to store four golf balls and four tees—because you never know when he'll stumble upon a fresh green. It also attaches to his belt, so it won't get in the way of his swing.
(Dark brown leather golfball holder, $75, Fontanelli available at FORZIERI)
22. Trendy Trench
Keep your husband warm and dressed to the nines with a trench coat he can sport year-round, rain or shine. This versatile water resistant jacket also features a built-in vest to transition from season to season. We guarantee he won't have anything like this in his wardrobe already.
(Waxwear trench coat, $498, Jack Spade available at Kate Spade New York)
23. Personalized Stationary
Every gentleman needs a solid set of stationary. From thank you notes to work memos, he can put fountain pen to cotton paper for endless opportunities.
(Fold-over letter stationary with 100 sheets and envelopes, $178, Brooks Brothers)
24. Coffee Mug Set
If you have a canine pal that he loves just as much as you, incorporate your pooch into his anniversary gift with a set of quirky dog-inspired coffee mugs (because dogs are a man's best friend, after all). Each mug features a funny puppy cartoon that's sure to elicit a laugh or two as he sips his morning cup of joe.
(Bad dog wisdom diner mugs set of 4, $35, Uncommon Goods)
25. MashBox Club
Get in the spirit for your wedding anniversary with MashBox! Delivered directly to your door every three months for just $99 a year, your discerning drinker will get three samples in each box of small-batch spirits (such as whiskey and vodka) made by small artisan distillers that concentrate on quality and the finest of ingredients. The good news is, he can also order the full-size bottle of whatever he likes from the site at a discount. It's a great way to discover something different and help your discerning drinker build up his fine-booze collection.
What's not to love?
(Starting at $49 a month, MashBox Club)
26. Cozy Blanket
You two probably accumulated your fair share of blankets as wedding or housewarming gifts, so treat him to a warm layer that he can claim entirely as his own. Naturally, he'll share with you when he needs a snuggle buddy. But for nights when he wants to cozy up with a book or watch a TV show alone, he'll be armed with the perfect comfy accessory. Plus, this version is washable, meaning it can handle a coffee spill or two.
(Washable wool blanket, $215.20, Williams Sonoma)
27. Custom Puzzle
Marriage can be all fun and games. Commemorate the address of your first home together or first date spot with a cute puzzle that's customized to highlight a location of your choice. And, rest assured, you're never too old to tackle a good old jigsaw.
(My Hometown map puzzle II, $49.95, L.L. Bean)
28. Wireless Headphones
Regular headphones are becoming a thing of the past. Hop on the wireless bandwagon with a sleek set that won't interrupt his workouts or lawn mowing. Two magnets allow this Bluetooth-compatible gadget to sit securely around his neck and stay comfortably in his ears.
(BeoPlay H-5 wireless in-ear headphones, $249, B&O available at Neiman Marcus)
29. Killer Kicks
A new pair of wear-everywhere shoes is the dapper anniversary gift that keeps on giving. He'll put his best foot forward at any occasion in this suede rendition of Gucci's classic loafers.
(Elanor suede loafers, $650, Gucci available at MATCHESFASHION.COM)
30. Love Notes
Even the non-sappy hubby will enjoy reading a few (150, to be exact) little love reminders every once in a while. Give him all the notes at once, or leave ones around the house sporadically to randomly emphasize the fact that you still get heart-eyes for your groom. You can also make your own for a homemade anniversary gift for your husband that's even more sentimental.
(150 love notes, $19.95, Paper Source)