27 Romantic Anniversary Gifts for Your Boyfriend

Celebrate your relationship with one of these unique presents.
Boyfriend receiving anniversary gift
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Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
  • Monica writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in fashion commerce content
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Monica was an assistant style and market editor at House Beautiful
  • Monica holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs
Updated Jun 10, 2022
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You love your boyfriend, but you don't love stressing over what to get him for your anniversary. Well, consider The Knot your new personal shopping assistant. After years of shopping for our own S.O.s, we're here to help you find the perfect gift for any relationship milestone. As for the presents on this list? They're all proven hits.

Whether you're nearing the one-year mark or you've taken a few trips around the sun together, we've got lots of fresh ideas—from personalized milestone gifts to experiential presents you can enjoy together. Prepare to steal his heart all over again with one of these creative and cute anniversary gifts for your boyfriend.

1. First-Year Anniversary Collage

first-year anniversary photo collage for creative boyfriend anniversary gift

Turn your first year of memories into a wall-worthy one-year photo gift for your boyfriend. This collage features 37 of your favorite snapshots in the shape of the number one. Simply download your custom file, print it out, then frame it for a heartfelt keepsake. Celebrating a different anniversary? This Etsy shop creates artwork for other milestones too, including years five and ten.

2. Leather Smart Wallet

Ekster leather smart wallet for practical anniversary gift for boyfriends

Boyfriends can't get enough of this clever, good-looking wallet. Why? Because it's slim, it ejects cards with the click of a button, and it has room for an optional tracker card so he'll never lose his belongings again. Choose from 10 stylish leather colors for your partner, including Classic Brown and Steel Blue.

3. Beer Barrel Watch

Original Grain beer barrel watch for creative anniversary present for your boyfriend

Speaking of snazzy men's accessories, check out this cool, splurge-worthy steel timepiece for a practical anniversary present for your boyfriend. The wood is sourced from reclaimed beer barrels for a one-of-a-kind look. Prepare for lots of "Where'd you get that?" compliments.

4. Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger

Uncommon Goods spinning heart messenger for romantic long-distance anniversary gift for boyfriend

He's got mail! Let him know when you're thinking about him with a digital message way cuter than a text. This gadget displays love notes you send through an easy-to-use app. Whenever a new note arrives, the heart on the box spins. No wonder it's one of our favorite long-distance relationship gifts.

5. Hotel Getaway for Two

Tinggly US hotel getaway for experiential anniversary present for your BF
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If you're surprising someone who's all about experiences, gift him a romantic mini vacation he'll never forget. Here's the cool part: With Tinggly's Perfect US Getaway gift voucher, he can choose from more than 10,000 hotels for a two-night couples stay. Whether his idea of fun is a New York City adventure or a Colorado mountain escape, you'll get major brownie points for this creative boyfriend anniversary present.

6. Truffle Hot Sauce Set

TRUFF truffle-infused hot sauce set for tasty food anniversary gift for your BF

This editor-approved hot sauce bundle is worth all the hype. The truffle-infused set includes three mouthwatering flavors: The Original, HOTTER and White TRUFF. The bottles come in a fancy matte black and gold foil gift box that's perfect for your anniversary. He'll love the punch of heat.

7. Trendy Sneakers

Allbirds classic white sneakers for practical and stylish boyfriend anniversary gift

One of the best anniversary gifts for your boyfriend? A fresh pair of kicks. These everyday shoes offer durability and style. The sustainable ZQ Merino wool makes them soft and cozy, plus the cushioned midsole offers all-day support. He'll wear these classic white sneakers often, making them a practical and stylish pick.

8. Vintage Ballpark Map Glass

Uncommon Goods vintage ballpark map glass for cool and unforgettable boyfriend anniversary present for sports lovers

Surprising a major baseball fan? He'll appreciate the gift of a double old-fashioned glass etched with a map of a retired MLB stadium and the club's vintage logo inside the base. Choose the MLB ballpark that means the most to your boyfriend, then make sure to record his reaction. It's a cool and unforgettable present he'll definitely brag to his buddies about.

9. Adventure Challenge: Couple's Edition

Adventure Challenge: Couple's Edition fun and spontaneous anniversary present for your BF

Looking for an anniversary gift idea for your boyfriend that you can enjoy together? The Adventure Challenge: Couple's Edition is a great choice. The best-selling book is filled with 50 scratch-off date ideas for spontaneous couples. You can even add photos and notes next to every challenge to make it extra special. Use code THEKNOT10 for 10% off sitewide.

10. Luxe Silk Pajama Set

Lahgo luxurious washable silk pajama set for luxurious anniversary boyfriend gift

He'll look forward to lounging around in this luxurious pair of washable silk pajamas (yes, we said washable!). The buttery soft set comes with a coordinating short-sleeve top and pocketed bottoms crafted from thermoregulating silk. It's a high-quality anniversary gift for your boyfriend that's definitely worth the splurge. And here's a special treat just for you: New Lunya customers can receive $20 off their first order of $100 or more with the code FOR-TK20.

11. Memorable Cologne

Nordstrom cologne anniversary gift for boyfriend with woodsy scent

Get him a new signature scent that you can both enjoy. Really, it's all about preference, but we're currently into this unique, woodsy fragrance. It smells so good, you might even try to steal a spray or two. It's a luxe boyfriend anniversary gift that'll make him feel pampered this year.

12. Home Movie Projector

Urban Outfitters home movie projector for boyfriend anniversary gift

Whether he's passionate about film or loves gaming with his best friends at all hours of the day, an at-home theater projector is a foolproof anniversary gift for your boyfriend. At just under $100, this projector and screen set has 800 x 480 resolution, built-in speakers, accurate color and is compatible with multiple systems, including cable, streaming and gaming boxes. He'll be showing it to all his friends in no time.

13. Custom Star Map

Twinkle In Time custom star map for cute anniversary gift for your BF

Maybe he's into astronomy, or maybe he's just a hopeless romantic. Either way, there's a reason this anniversary gift for your BF is super popular. Treasure the night you first met forever with a print of the sky on that special day. You can also include the location coordinates, the name of the location, the date and a personalized message to be displayed underneath. How special is that?

14. Fill-in-the-Blanks Book

Knock Knock What I Love About You fill-in-the-blanks book for personalized BF anniversary gift

Handwrite all the reasons you love him in this adorable book. Each page has prompts to get your creative juices—and maybe some happy tears—flowing. It's an affordable, personalized anniversary gift that he'll always hold onto.

15. Versatile Sweater Vest

L.L.Bean versatile sweater vest for great boyfriend anniversary gift

You'll spot this popular vest everywhere from the office to the trails—and pretty much year round too. That means it's bound to become a staple in his wardrobe, making it a great boyfriend anniversary gift. Bonus: This vest comes in regular and tall sizes and five different colorways.

16. High-Tech Valet Tray

Courant personalized high-tech valet tray anniversary present for your boyfriend

You can't go wrong with a practical and personalized anniversary gift for your boyfriend. This handy valet tray, finished with high-quality Italian leather, can charge his phone and store his other essentials, including his keys, watch and more. But the monogram detail—available in silver or gold foil—is what really sets it apart from the rest.

17. Personalized Promise Ring

Etsy personalized black promise ring engraved with the phrase I love you more engraving for cute boyfriend anniversary gift

Looking for a cute boyfriend anniversary gift for him? On the outside, this black ring makes for a sleek addition to his everyday outfit. But the inside reveals a sweet, custom message of your choosing. Whether you want to engrave your name, your anniversary date or a meaningful saying, he'll always think of you when he wears it.

18. Hunt A Killer Mystery Game

Hunt A Killer murder mystery subscription box for fun anniversary present for boyfriends

If you love listening to true-crime podcasts together, Hunt A Killer's murder mystery boxes will be a hit. It's a subscription game that unfolds over the course of six months, with new clues delivered each month straight to his door. He'll be drawn in as soon as he gets the first box (and he'll likely ask you to help solve the case).

19. Custom Music Plaque

Etsy custom music plaque for meaningful anniversary gift for your boyfriend

Stumped on what to get your boyfriend for your anniversary? If there's a special tune that's meaningful to both of you, that's a great place to start. This Etsy shop will transform your favorite song into a meaningful plaque set on an LED wooden base. The display features a photo of you and your BF, the song's title, the artist's name and a scannable QR code. We're impressed!

20. Personalized Whiskey Decanter

Swanky Badger whisky decanter set boyfriend anniversary present

If your boyfriend appreciates the finer things in life, get him this customized whiskey decanter and glass set for his anniversary gift. Etched with his name and your anniversary year as the "reserve year," it's guaranteed to elevate his home bar instantly. Choose your favorite design to further personalize this decadent present. Bonus: Get 10% off your purchase with the code THEKNOT10!

21. Brownie Assortment

Goldbelly Killer brownie assortment for food anniversary gift for your boyfriend

Your dessert-loving BF will adore this best-selling assortment of brownies. It includes four delicious-tasting gourmet brownies: The Original, Salted Caramel, Cookie Dough and Peanut Butter. Plus, it comes neatly packaged in a decorative tin with the phrase "specializing in joy." We can't think of a better foodie anniversary gift for your boyfriend.

22. Marvel Cuff Links

Cufflinks.com Captain America cufflinks for marvel anniversary gift for your boyfriend

Die-hard MCU fans will love these Captain America-inspired cuff links. They depict the superhero's iconic shield crafted from shiny silver metal and bright enamel. It's a super-cool anniversary accessory your boyfriend will want to wear. Want a different Avenger? Check out these Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther and Hulk cuff links.

23. Ticket Stub Diary

Uncommon Goods ticket stub diary for unique BF anniversary gift

Running out of things to get your boyfriend for your anniversary? Give him a way to keep track of all your amazing date nights. This ticket stub diary lets him collect paper keepsakes from concerts, museums and more. What a great way to preserve relationship memories.

24. Date Night Subscription Box

DateBox Club romantic date night box subscription for your boyfriend's anniversary present

Creative date ideas can be tough to brainstorm. This date night box makes it a lot easier—well, because it does all it for you! Every month, you'll receive supplies to enjoy a different date night activity. It's the perfect love-language gift if he values quality time.

25. Heart-Shaped Succulent

The Sill heart-shaped succulent for excellent boyfriend anniversary gift

This lovable heart-shaped (and pet-friendly) succulent is an excellent boyfriend anniversary gift for a budding plant parent. Or, opt for a monthly plant delivery—The Sill offers one of our favorite subscription gifts, where they'll send him a monthly box of beginner-friendly greenery.

26. One-Year Anniversary Notebook

Etsy one-year anniversary journal for your boyfriend

Looking for a DIY project? Try this one-year anniversary journal for your boyfriend. Fill the pages with cherished memories from your first year together. Then voilà! You've got a handmade keepsake that'll hit him right in the feels. Heck, you might even turn it into an anniversary tradition. The Etsy shop sells celebratory journals for all the big milestones.

27. Personalized Reel Viewer

Uncommon Goods personalized reel viewer for sweet anniversary gift for your BF

This anniversary present for your boyfriend will give him sweet, sweet nostalgia. When he clicks through the made-to-order reel filled with your most beloved photos together, he'll get the warm and fuzzies inside. It's honestly one of the most creative and romantic gifts we've come across. Choose from four cool colorways for his reel viewer: red, blue, black or white.

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