Another year has passed and you & the love of your life are still going strong? Congrats! Sharing life is a beautiful, everlasting experience. However, finding the right anniversary gift to express how much you care for him can be tough. The good news: it doesn’t have to be anymore. Use our anniversary gift guide to get your gift right. Our list of traditional anniversary gifts for him has historical roots, dating back to the Middle Ages. Each year’s gift cleverly represents the current stage in the relationship. The first year starts with a simple gift (paper). As each year passes, the gifts become more valuable, symbolizing a strengthening bond. Explore our in-depth list for inspiration on how to express your appreciation for him!
One anniversary gifts for him – unique paper anniversary gift idea for him 1 year
The 1st anniversary is traditionally the paper anniversary. Some say there is nothing sweeter than those first years you have together. You may still get butterflies in your stomach everytime you hear his name. There is so much for you to explore with one another, a great cause for excitement! Paper represents the delicacy of your relationship at this point. The beginning of every journey begins on a blank page. Together you will turn this one page into a full novel romance series! These fragile beginnings are the gateway to a beautiful future full of potential.
Folded Book Art for 1st anniversary
Turn your first page with an elegant display of folded book art. This hand-carved book can be used to express your love in a simple, yet charming way. He won’t be able to hold back his smile when he sees, let’s say, the date of your marriage or a “me + you” declaration.
Tactical Pen for Self-Defense
What’s manlier than a multi-functional pen that can tactically be used for self-defense? Not only is this a rugged pen he’s going to love, but it’s also an LED flashlight, bottle opener, and window breaker. Aircraft-grade aluminum has never been such a romantic gift…until now.
2nd anniversary gifts for men – unique cotton anniversary gift idea for him 2 years
Your 2nd anniversary calls for something a bit stronger than paper. This relationship needs to remain strong through thick and thin. Cotton is a representation of the process of your lives becoming intertwined with one another, bringing you closer together.
First Dance Song Cotton Print for 2nd wedding anniversary
In life, there are a few moments that truly stay with us forever. The song you had your first dance to is one of those moments. Whether it goes back to being high school sweethearts or the first dance after being married, the lyrics of your first dance song on the fine cotton print will remind him of those irreplaceable feelings he has for you.
Packable Duffel Bag anniversary gift for him
Eagle Creek $80
Duffel bags are useful for tons of different things, such as business trips, gym outings, hiking adventures, or even a romantic anniversary getaway. This duffel offers tons of versatility and can be worn in several different ways. Just make sure you pack it for him so he doesn’t forget anything!
3rd anniversary gifts for men – unique leather anniversary gift idea 3 years
Onto the 3rd anniversary: the leather anniversary. At this point, you’ve come together and established a durable relationship. No matter what, you can protect each other from factors outside of your marriage, similarly to how leather protects us from the elements.
Braided Leather Bracelet for him for 3rd anniversary
Bracelets are for men too! This elegant, multi-strand braided leather bracelet by Fossil is a masculine accessory he’ll find a reason to wear with every outfit. (We don’t blame him, either.) A neutral color scheme and sturdy build make it versatile and durable for everyday use.
Elgin Card Case Leather Wallet for leather anniversary
A man isn’t a man without his genuine leather wallet. If he is a big advocate for minimalism, then revamp his pocket with the Fossil leather card case. The design is so slim he won’t even know it’s there! Now that’s minimalism done right.
ECCO Soft 7 Sneaker
The ECCO Soft 7 Sneaker is crafted from 100% leather for a combination of style, comfort, and durability. The contemporary, Scandinavian design provides versatility to match with most of his outfits. To be quite frank, he’ll declare these his new favorite shoes in a heartbeat.
Wireless Bluetooth Headphone for him
These headphones have three different levels of world-class noise cancellation so he can tune you out easier! Just kidding. But on a real note, these Bluetooth headphones are hassle-free and churn out clean, high-quality sounds straight to his eardrums. These are perfect for the music enthusiast in your life.
Lightweight Rollaboard Luggage for him
Have a secret anniversary getaway planned? He’s going to need somewhere to pack his belongings. The Travelpro Maxlite 5 is lightweight, flexible, and offers tons of storage. It’ll be a crafty way to hint at your readily booked tickets to, perhaps France, Hawaii, or Thailand.
4th anniversary gifts for men – unique fruit/flower anniversary gift idea for him 4 years
Fruit and flowers are commonly used to represent life and flourishment. By 4 years, your marriage starts to flower & ripen. Deep feelings are only becoming more engraved in both of your hearts and souls. What a beautiful celebration!
Nuts Gift Basket for fruit anniversary
More than two pounds of gourmet nuts will be enough for your man to snack for the entire week! He’ll feel the love with every handful he grabs. Not to mention, these are jam-packed with the omega fats he needs to be healthy! This gift is a perfect combination of delicious and health-conscious.
Eros Eau de Toilette Spray for Men
So flowers aren’t a gift you would buy a guy. But, cologne is! The Versace Eros cologne is a complex collaboration of scents pulled primarily from mint, zest, and apple. Included are hints of beans, amber, vanilla, and geranium flowers. The aromas aren’t complete without the company of Cedarwood, Oak Moss, and Vetyver which are responsible for the elegant intensity Eros provides.
5th anniversary gift for men – unique wood anniversary gift idea for him 5 years
Your 5th anniversary is the traditional wood anniversary. Trees are a common symbol of strength and wisdom. Five years together has allowed your relationship to grow even stronger than ever. Your roots are firmly planted and it’s as if you can endure anything and everything together. This milestone truly is a remarkable one.
Engraved Wooden Watch for wooden anniversary
All the time you’ve spent together has proven his calmness and patience with you. A sophisticated, engraved wooden watch will seamlessly complement his style and wisdom. Your very own special message will be engraved on the back so he will never forget that you love him and why he married you in the first place.
Twin Mountain Duffle for him to travel
Is he the type of man to travel often to experience the joys of nature? The Twin Mountain Duffle will provide ample storage for everything he needs on those daring escapades. Timberland has constructed this bag with care to make it weather resistant & long-lasting while lightweight and breathable for maximum comfort.
6th anniversary gifts for men – unique iron/candy anniversary gifts idea for him 6 years
On your 6th anniversary, you can choose to make it an iron or candy anniversary. Iron is the perfect symbol of how strong your relationship has become. Candy reminds you how sweet your love is for one another. These two choices give you a bit more flexibility in what kind of gift you want for him.
Metal Print for him as Iron anniversary gift
Gift him a personalized metal art print of the constellations to remind him that you love him to the stars and back. Your names and wedding date come printed on this piece of art for a personal touch. A durable build means he’ll be able to cherish this piece for a lifetime.
Iron Art Motorcycle Model gift for 6th anniversary
This creative iron motorcycle ornament is the perfect gift that he won’t see coming. It’s a stylish model that he can display on his desk, dashboard, or at home to add some edge to his environment. The attention to detail on this little bike is amazing!
Metal Geometric Picture Frame
This set of 3 geometric picture frames are an abstract addition to a living space. We recommend you display pictures of your wedding day in black and white for a nostalgic touch. Your pictures will float still in time with the illusion these frames create. Whether they are placed on an end table or his desk, they will look beautiful and remind him of that beautiful day the beginning of happily ever after with you.
7th anniversary gift for men – unique wool/copper anniversary gifts idea for him 7 years
The 7th anniversary calls for either the element of copper or durable wool. You can choose to have a wool or copper anniversary depending on what you feel suits him best. Copper is meant to symbolize the heat and stability in your relationship with wool providing that same representation.
Australian Wool Scarf as 7th anniversary gifts for him
A 100% Merino wool scarf will keep him warm on those chilly autumn & winter days. Its length offers several ways to style. Choose from 5 solid colors & 3 geometric pattern/color combinations to optimally accommodate his style. This scarf will remind him of how warm your love makes him every time he wears it.
Wool Knitted Gloves for him
You might as well pair these gloves with the Australian wool scarf we mentioned for the ultimate set for combating the winter cold. These pure wool gloves have a fleece, Thinsulate lining to keep hands warm no matter how low temperatures get. Grab a pair of touchscreen functionality for the smartphone savvy man in your life.
Vintage Copper Telescope with Wooden Box as copper anniversary gift for him
If he’s into vintage collectibles or has a particular taste for Marine products, then the Vintage Copper Telescope collectible will make his heart melt. This telescope features a copper finish and was manufactured in 1915. You can count on this antique beauty to last forever.
Copper Measuring Cups and Spoons
These copper measuring cups and spoons will be a splendid addition to the kitchen, especially if he loves cooking! Gift your chef this set for an anniversary gift he’ll use every time he whips up a delicious meal. Remember: these cups & spoons are for handwashing only.
9th anniversary gift for men – unique pottery anniversary gifts idea for him 9 years
Your 9th anniversary is traditionally referred to as the pottery anniversary. Think of your love like this: it started as a lump of clay, then over the years it has formed into a beautiful piece of art. A piece of pottery can effectively symbolize the beauty that persists as you both learn that you can do anything together.
Japanese Tea Set
A man of culture will enjoy this luxurious, handmade Japanese tea set. Equipped with one traditional Asian teapot with a lid, two teacups, and a serving dish for each one, you both can enjoy the soothing health benefits of his favorite cup of tea. The butterfly design signifies a happy relationship, the perfect way to show him appreciation on your 9th anniversary.
10th anniversary gift for men – unique Tin/Aluminum anniversary gifts idea for him 10 years
By your 10th anniversary, it must feel like the time has flown by so fast! This year is known as the tin or aluminum anniversary. Tin & aluminum are malleable, yet durable metals that show how strong yet flexible your relationship has become after a decade together. It doesn’t matter what you two come across, you’ll be able to handle it with grace.
Metal Foundry 2019 Sundial Gift
Sundials are ancient tools used to help tell what time it is. Show him how your love has stood the test of time with this Metal Foundry 2019 Sundial. It’s crafted meticulously from high-quality aluminum for longevity. He can choose whether he wants to mount this in your home or use it as an outdoor decoration for a more traditional approach.
11th anniversary gifts for men – unique steel anniversary gifts idea for him 11 years
The steel anniversary is celebrated for the 11th anniversary. Steel is one of the best metals for building because of its long-life and insane durability. By this point in your marriage, you’ve come together to form a love as strong as steel. Together, you are unstoppable. Nothing can tear you apart.
Stainless Steel Cheese knives Set
Does your husband love cheese? This elegant stainless steel cheese knives set by Freehawk are a gift he’ll find endless reasons to bring out. Enjoy the finest cheeses with this set that make cutting, slicing, shaving, and serving cheese a high-class experience. Make sure to include cheese, grapes, and a bottle of wine for a delicious encounter.
12th anniversary gifts for men – unique silk anniversary gift idea for him 12 years
The 12th anniversary calls for silk. A silk anniversary symbolizes the comfort you provide to each other. When you’re around each other, you can’t help but feel a luxurious comfort that you can’t find with anyone else. Show him the comfort you feel with a unique silk anniversary gift.
DiBanGu Woven Silk Set
For the suited man in your life, you need to get him the DiBanGu Woven Silk Set. It comes with a woven necktie, handkerchief, cufflinks, and a tie clip so he can stay looking his best when he’s doing business. With over 20 different patterns & colors to choose from, you’ll be able to find the perfect set to fit his personality.
16th anniversary gifts for men – unique anniversary gifts idea for him 16 years
16 years means you are more than halfway to the 30-year mark! Allow yourself more flexibility for your 16th anniversary and choose something you know he’s going to love.
20th anniversary gifts for men – unique china anniversary gift idea for him 20 years
The 20th anniversary is a huge deal. Being a China anniversary, you are trying to convey the beauty of your love. While it is a strong relationship, it is still something that you should both protect dearly so it never shatters.
25th anniversary gifts for men – unique silver anniversary gift idea for him 25 years
Silver is one of the most precious metals we encounter. For your 25th anniversary, celebrate a traditional silver anniversary that you’ll never forget. Your love has gone on so long, yet it still shines so brightly – just like silver.
30th anniversary gifts for men – unique pearl anniversary gift idea for him 30 years
Who would have ever thought your 30th anniversary would come? After all this time together, you’ve created something so rare & beautiful. A pearl is a precious beauty that takes a lot of time to create, just like your relationship. Give him a precious, everlasting gift for your pearl anniversary.
Photo Album Scrapbook
Do you have more pictures than you can place in frames around the home? Then there is no better way for him to admire them than in this adventure book photo album scrapbook. Layout all the years you’ve had together with more than 150 photo slots. Start with your first picture together, move onto the big wedding day, your growing family, memorable vacations, etc. You can even leave some room so you can keep adding more pictures as time goes on.