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Another year spent side-by-side is always worth celebrating, and an anniversary is a great opportunity to slow down and really appreciate your partner. Why not cook up a special meal for two (consider the entree that was served at your wedding) or plan a weekend staycation? A meaningful anniversary gift is the cherry on top of any anniversary date, and we researched the most unique, high-quality gifts that cater to a variety of tastes and interests.
Consider your partner's hobbies and interests when selecting a gift, as well as what's meaningful to the two of you.
When searching for the perfect gift for your favorite guy, it's a good idea to keep your husband's interests, as well as your shared interests as a twosome, in mind. Consider his hobbies and the things he's passionate about to find a special gift that's unique to him–take it a step further with a personalized item. Durability and craftsmanship are also important aspects of a great anniversary gift, so you can be sure he'll be able to enjoy it for a length of time. Taking these qualities into consideration, we've rounded up the best high-qaulity anniversary gifts for your husband.
Can he not live without his morning cup of joe? Then he'll appreciate the Hario Cold Brew Coffee Bottle and the MistoBox Personalized Coffee Subscription. For the guy who's always on the go, an Airbnb Gift Card and the Made Leather Co. Aviator Weekender Bag are our top picks.
Read on for the best anniversary gifts for your husband.
Wodden Up Personalized Docking Station
Whether it’s for his working-from-home setup or as a nightstand mainstay, this personalized docking station is perfectly functional. Made from 100 percent natural ash tree wood in your choice of stain, it features a spot to hold and charge a phone and Apple watch, as well as a multipurpose tray to cradle odds and ends. You can even get it engraved with your husband’s initials, giving it an extra special personal touch.
Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. Maine Shore Dinner for 2
A romantic anniversary dinner for two and you don’t even need to leave the house? Yes, please! Experience gifts are always memorable, and this gift from Goldbelly consists of an entire Maine lobster bake that’ll come straight to your door—no restaurant reservations (or trip to Maine) required. Carefully packaged with ice packs and shipped in a temperature-controlled unit, the package boasts a pair of lobster tails, a dozen mussels, eight shrimp, eight sea scallops, and two ears of corn. And since it’s all already steeped in an herbed lemon butter sauce, there’s hardly any prep necessary. Just thaw, heat, plate, and toast to all your happy years together.
VANKYO Mini Projector
For an at-home anniversary date or just a weekend movie night, this mini projector will certainly come in handy. Set up a screen or clear a blank wall and your backyard or home can instantly become a movie theater. With a WiFi connectivity function and USB/lightning cable port, this projector connects with your smartphone or laptop so you can easily stream shows and movies, while the wide-angle HD lens provides a bright and clear viewing experience. It's an ideal gift if your hubby is a film buff or you both enjoy a date night at the movies.
Uncommon Goods West Coast-Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit
If he's a lover of craft beer, this clever IPA brewing kit will win him over. He'll have a newfound appreciation for his favorite beverage—and it might just jumpstart a new passion project. This kit includes aromatic hops, malt extract, and everything else he needs to make a gallon of his own brew. It's a thoughtful gift that celebrates your husband's interest and passion for beer.
Mark & Graham Men’s Tech Folio
To keep all his gadgets safe and sound, gift him a beautiful leather folio that’s just as protective as it is pretty. Crafted from vegan leather, it comes complete with a zip-around closure, interior slip pocket large enough to hold an iPad or notebook, plus multiple card slots and pockets for odds and ends. Available in black, walnut, or with smart striping or a window pane pattern, you can even customize it with a foil-debossed monogram. It wins extra points for being durable, luxurious, and practical.
Timex Chicago Chronograph Leather Strap Watch
There’s hardly a gift more classic than a watch nor a more appropriate occasion for it than an anniversary—you’re celebrating all your time together, after all! This one from Timex is a real beaut, featuring cool, natural styling thanks to a light brown leather strap and classic chronograph watch face. Finished with stick index dials, quartz movement, and a date window, it’s functional, fashionable, and sure to last through many future anniversaries.
Hario Cold Brew Coffee Bottle
If a sizable portion of your household budget ends up going to the local barista each month, score this bottle that’ll allow your husband to whip up his own coffee right at home—and it couldn’t be easier! Simply mix grounds with water in the durable glass carafe (there’s a built-in mesh filter, of course) and let it brew for eight hours. Pour through the thoughtfully designed tapered silicon top and let the caffeinating commence. It's surely a gift he'll use and enjoy again and again.
Mack Weldon Sunday Lounge Pant
PJs have pretty much been the uniform of the past couple years, and you might even be wearing them on your anniversary. So why not give his loungewear an upgrade with a soft and snazzy new pair of comfy pants. Available in three shades, this Mack Weldon lounge pant is cozy enough to sleep in (you have the cotton-stretch construction to thank for that) yet tailored enough to wear on a weekend outing or errands run.
Mr Porter Dents Buxton Touchscreen Leather Gloves
A wintertime necessity, these gloves will protect his hands against the chilly winter air. Crafted from buttery brown leather, they feature a warm and cozy knit lining and a snap closure on the wrist. And so he doesn’t have to brace the cold weather and remove them in order to send you a text or answer an email, the leather is touchscreen compatible so he can swipe and scroll on his smartphone with ease. Multifunctional and beautifully made, this pair makes an excellent gift.
Uncommon Goods Personalized Socks
If he’s always losing his socks, surprise him with this set that has his name written all over it—and we mean that literally. In a classic navy hue, these socks can be personalized with his initials at the ankle, as well as his full moniker across the toes in white stitching. The set comes with five pairs, all of which are made of a soft cotton knit that’s so cozy, he’ll never want to take them off.
Masterclass Jimmy Chin Teaches Adventure Photography
Is he interested in cooking, adventure photography, or writing thrillers? Masterclass will open up a world of learning, all from the comfort of your living room. This particular class taught by award-winning National Geographic photographer Jimmy Chin will walk your guy through shooting on location. If he's into photography and the great outdoors, you can't miss with this experience gift. Masterclass' impressive and (constantly growing) roster of luminaries includes everyone from Spike Lee and Natalie Portman to Frank Gehry.
Mr Porter Kingsman + Smythson Panama Leather Notebook
He’ll think of you every time he jots something down in this smart and chic notebook. The gilt-edged, light-blue striped pages are just waiting to be filled with thoughts and to-dos. Meanwhile, the cross-grain navy leather cover is durable and stylish, bearing the words, “I go where you go,” which not only is a romantic, right-on-theme sentiment but also a reminder not to leave this notebook behind! To personalize this present and make it extra special, consider penning an anniversary love note on the first page.
Black Lantern Handmade Whiskey Glass Set
Black Lantern Handmade Whiskey Glass Set
These forest-themed glasses are the perfect gift for an outdoorsy guy. Screenprinted by hand in Colorado, they're ideal for whiskey or bourbon on the rocks, preferably enjoyed outdoors with a view. If you're planning a weekend getaway for the special date, you can gift these to your husband to be enjoyed on your trip. He'll love that they're handmade and printed with permanent ink, so they're sure to last.
Airbnb Gift Card
Yes, this may very well be a gift that's for both of you—but why not? It's the perfect opportunity to start planning a fun weekend escape, whether it's a cabin in the woods or a big city excursion. Experience gifts can be some of the most memorable, not to mention exciting. Pick his favorite destination or one that you've always talked about visiting for a special way to celebrate your anniversary.
Mistobox Coffee Subscription
Another treat for the coffee-lover—a subscription coffee service. Mistobox allows him to fully customize his coffee experience based on what he likes (or what he'd like to try!), with a new 12 oz. bag of artisanal whole bean or ground coffee arriving on the doorstep like magic. Choose from five, 10, or 15 shipments to keep him enjoying his favorite brew for months to come.
Made Leather Co. Aviator Weekender Bag
If you're planning a romantic anniversary getaway, this weekender bag is the perfect accompanying gift. Available in three hues, the calfskin leather was tanned in Morocco and will soften overtime, and the bag comes complete with zipper and buckle closures and an adjustable and removable strap. Plus, this weekender bag meets carry-on requirements, so it's travel-ready.
Crate & Barrel Outfitted Bar Backpack
From picnics to camping trips, this Crate & Barrel backpack is sure to earn MVP status. This waxed cotton canvas bag holds all the stainless tools you need to whip an artisanal cocktail just about anywhere. With space for three bottles of liquor, it includes six cocktail picks, a strainer, tongs, cocktail spoon, muddler, jigger, corkscrew, shaker, paring knife, bottle opener, and acacia cutting board. The backpack itself is even insulted to keep your bubbly at the perfect temperature. This gift is the perfect marriage of fun and function.
Ceylon Skincare Set
Mens grooming and shaving sets are tried-and-true gifts due to being incredibly useful and pampering to boot. If you go that route, we recommend splurging on a subscription skincare kit to make the gift super special. With this bundle of goodies from Ceylon, your guy will get an entire skincare regimen—including a face wash, toner, and moisturizer—that’s suitable for pigmented complexions and common skin problems delivered for six months. You’ll be halfway to your next anniversary by the time the subscription is up!
What to Look For in Anniversary Gifts for Your Husband
There are so many options for anniversary gifts. In general, look for unique items that celebrate your husband's interests as well as your shared interests as a twosome. You can't go wrong with a personalized item that is tailored to him. Durability and craftsmanship are also important to be sure your gift can be enjoyed for a length of time.
Based on our research, if your husband is creative, adventure-loving, or just a life-long learner, he'll love a subscription to Masterclass. If he's a foodie, you can't go wrong with a Lobster Dinner for Two or a high-tech Outdoor Pizza Oven Kit. And if you're looking for a gift he'll use every day (and think of you when he does!), the Wodden Up Personalized Docking Station is a winner.
What is the best anniversary gift for your husband?
You know your husband better than anyone, so take his hobbies, interests, and passions into consideration when looking for an anniversary gift. He'll feel seen and loved when receiving something that represents him and the things he cares about. It truly is the thought that counts!
Is he an outdoorsman? Give him some new hiking boots or the Masterclass Jimmy Chin Teaches Adventure Photography. If he likes to cook, maybe you'll gift him new kitchen supplies or a food delivery subscription service. The options are endless! Just think about the unique qualities you love about him and go from there.
Can I get him an experience instead of a gift?
Absolutely! In fact, that might be an even better fit for your husband–bonus points if it's something you can do together to celebrate your anniversary. Especially if you both have busy schedules and don't often get much time alone, an experiential gift for just the two of you is an excellent choice.
Perhaps surprise him with an overnight road trip to a nearby city, or sign up for an art class he mentioned in conversation. Oftentimes, the gift of an experience can be just as, if not more, special than a physical one.
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Jamie Cuccinelli is a former Brides editor with a specialty in decor, gifts, and lifestyle. She has written extensively about anniversary gifts for every stage of marriage.