The 40 Best Men's Anniversary Gifts That'll Make Him Grin

Just the thing to celebrate another year together.
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Updated Feb 29, 2024
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As you revel in yet another trip around the sun with your partner, the opportunity to make him feel truly special awaits! An anniversary gift for him is not just a thoughtful gesture; it's your chance to showcase the depth of your care and affection. Whether you're looking for an anniversary gift for your boyfriend or an anniversary present for your husband, there's an idea on our list that'll make him go all wide-eyed.

Rest assured, every carefully chosen suggestion embodies the love you both cherish—whether it's a meaningful keepsake that celebrates your relationship, gear aligning with shared hobbies or just something he's mentioned (proving you've been attentive and thoughtful!). From new barware and sports paraphernalia to sentimental wall art, these are the best anniversary gifts for him that you can buy right now.

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How We Chose These Gifts

Whether you've been together one year or 50 years, it can be hard to think of a great anniversary gift for him. What could possibly express all your love, care and appreciation? Good news: When it comes to anniversary gifts for him, it's really the thought that counts. It's common to give gifts that celebrate your specific anniversary milestone (think traditional or modern anniversary themes) or your relationship (like photo gifts). Giving him something he's been eyeing, perhaps the latest tech gadget, is entirely acceptable too and can demonstrate your support for his interests. No matter what you pick, pair it with a romantic card to make the moment even more memorable.

With all this in mind, we've researched the top anniversary gifts for him—keeping in mind different interests and relationship dynamics. We've definitely got our finger on the pulse to know what gifts for your husband, fiancé or boyfriend are trending. We even triple-check items based on reviews and other intel to ensure you're giving the man in your life the highest quality gifts. Time to start shopping!

The Best Anniversary Gifts for Him

Wondering, "What are good anniversary gifts for him?" Look no further. We've curated the 40 best anniversary gift ideas that are sure to make your celebration extra special. From the least to the most expensive, here are romantic, funny and cool anniversary gifts for him.

1. Movie Scratch Off Poster

Movie scratch-off poster anniversary gift for him
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Indulge in cozy movie nights with your significant other at home with this scratch-off poster. Tailored for movie buffs, he can relish scratching off each bucket list film, from classics like The Godfather to favorites like Mean Girls and The Lion King, as he watches them. Beneath the surface, discover whimsical film-related art that transforms this poster into a captivating addition to his wall.

2. Custom Calendar Key Ring

Silver keychain that features a calender highlighting an anniversary date.
Photo: DistinctlyIvy

If you're looking for a small and simple anniversary gift for him, this key ring is just the thing. It comes with up to two charms: one is a monthly calendar with a heart around your first date or wedding day and the other is a heart personalized with your names or a short message like "Happy anniversary!"

3. Moon Lamp

Moon shaped lamp on a geometric wood stand.
Photo: Amazon

Say "I love you to the moon and back," with this romantically inventive anniversary gift for him. It's a rechargeable, touch-activated lamp designed to look like the moon that can change its brightness and color. It even comes with a small wooden stand, so it can rest easily on his desk or bedside table.

4. Conversation Card Deck

Best Self Co. Relationship Deck conversation prompts for couples anniversary gift for him
Photo: Best Self Co.

No matter how long you've been together, there is always more to learn about each other, making the Best Self Co. conversation decks an excellent men's wedding anniversary gift. Each card has different prompts to help you strengthen your relationship and spark conversation. It's an easy game to break out at dinner after you go through how each of your days were. Once you finish the Relationship Deck, you can also try out the Date Deck and Intimacy Deck for more talking points.

5. Whiskey Cocktail-Making Class

Graphic advertising a whiskey-cocktail making course.
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If you agreed on no presents, just a date night this year, explore Uncommon Goods Experiences. They have art, cooking and mixology classes you can watch live from the comfort of your home. Try this cocktail-making class together to learn how to make a classic Old Fashioned, Paper Plane and Sazerac—all with rye whiskey. This pick is definitely a favorite on our list of good anniversary gifts—err, experiences, for him.

6. Wooden Ring Dish

Wooden ring dish featuring a custom engraved message.
Photo: MUUJE

If you're shopping for wedding anniversary gifts for him, a ring dish is a classic idea. A small catchall, like this hexagon-shaped wooden tray, ensures he has a safe place to keep his wedding band (or other daily essentials like a watch, earbuds or keys). This one is extra special because it can be engraved with a custom message in your very own handwriting.

7. Create Your Own Reel Viewer

Create your own reel viewer anniversary gift for him
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Photos are another traditional anniversary gift for him. Instead of a standard picture frame, gift him a nostalgic reel viewer filled with snapshots from your relationship. Each year, you can get him new reels with all the additional memories you made together. It's one of the best small anniversary gifts for him that still feels special

8. Insulated Travel Mug

YETI Rambler travel mug anniversary gift for him
Photo: YETI

A must-have for commuters: an insulated travel mug. Ensure his tea or coffee stays at the perfect temperature on the way to work with this YETI Rambler. It's made with kitchen-grade stainless steel, so it's puncture and rust-resistant, and has double-walled vacuum insulation to keep drinks hot or cold. Plus, it has a leak-proof lid, so it won't spill if he hits a pothole. Better still, you can customize it with his monogram—and you really can't go wrong with a practical and personalized anniversary gift for him.

9. CBD Massage Cube

CBD massage cube anniversary gift for him
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Better pair this anniversary gift for him with a coupon book for free massages. Crafted with organic plant butters and oils, including cocoa, mango, aloe and eucalyptus, this CBD-infused cube boasts 400 mg of CBD. Not only does it promise to soothe muscles and soften the skin, but it also supports a greener planet. Made by KOA+ROY, it boasts 100% plastic-free packaging and every purchase plants a tree through One Tree Planted.

10. Personalized License Plate Sign

Custom license plate wall art anniversary gift for him
Photo: FloydsWoodcraft

Creative wall art is a great idea when it comes to cute anniversary gifts for him, especially this rustic option. Have both your names written out of old pieces of license plates with a heart in between. Just note: the more letters, the more it costs. It's all framed with wood in four different stain options.

11. Light-Up Game Controller Stand

Light-up game controller stand anniversary gift for him
Photo: JacksLightShop

Getting a gift for your gamer boyfriend, fiance or husband may feel like a double-edged sword: While you know they'll appreciate new equipment, it might mean more extended hours in front of the screen. Nonetheless, your anniversary is a great time to let them know you love all of them—even their avatar. Enter this tech organizer, designed to revolutionize their desk setup. Featuring an impressive RGB light (a gamer's delight), it not only serves as a stylish holder for their headset and controller but also adds a personalized touch with his gamer tag.

12. Monthly Coffee Subscription

Monthly coffee subscription anniversary gift for him
Photo: Atlas Coffee Club

Surprise him on your anniversary by awakening his senses with the inviting aroma of freshly made coffee. But this isn't your ordinary grocery store blend. Gift him a subscription from Atlas Coffee Club, delivering the finest coffees from around the world. Whether he prefers whole beans, grounds, Keurig cups or Nespresso pods, Atlas Coffee Club caters to his brewing style. Each month, he'll embark on a flavor journey, exploring beans from coffee leaders in countries like Indonesia, Nicaragua, Guatemala and beyond. This present promises delightful mornings together filled with a latte of affection

13. Beer History Pint Glasses

Set of four colorful pint glasses featuring facts regarding the history of beer anniversary gift for him
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If his go-to date idea involves trying out new breweries in your area, he'll be really impressed by these pint glasses. Each glass features facts about IPAs, pale ales, pilsners or lagers. You can get him a pint about his favorite beer or—our suggestion—a set of all four.

14. Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane

Smartphone-controlled paper airplane anniversary gift for him
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Does he make you feel like a kid again? Plan an afternoon at the park then surprise him with this smartphone-controlled paper airplane. You'll both have fun flying it around. Just fold the "paper" (aka crash-proof carbon fiber), attach the Bluetooth-enabled device, download the app then commence takeoff. He can control every move and trick at up to 25 mph—it'll be hard to top this creative anniversary gift for him next year.

15. Personalized Cutting Board

Custom wood cutting board that reads
Photo: Personalization Mall

If being a grill master is among his many talents, this will be a funny anniversary gift for him that's practical too. The personalized cutting board—which includes juice wells and grip handles—is labeled with his name and a custom line of text. We suggest: "Kiss the cook."

16. Engravable Cuff Links

Heart-shaped silver cufflinks with custom engraved initials.
Photo: Cufflinks.com

Cuff links are thoughtful anniversary gifts for him if he's getting all dressed up for your annual celebration. These stainless steel cuff links are shaped like hearts to really symbolize your love. They're even engravable, so you could add your initials or anniversary date.

17. Cozy Sweatpants

Model wears comfortable navy blue sweatpants.
Photo: Mack Weldon

There's no better feeling than being comfortable with your partner, emotionally and physically. And that starts with some nice loungewear. These sweatpants will become a post-work (or WFH) staple. They're made from an ultra-soft French terry fabric and have a stylish tailored fit, so he can totally wear them on Target runs too.

18. Topographic Decanter and Whiskey Glasses

Whiskey decanter and glass featuring glass mountains.
Photo: Huckberry

If he loves the outdoors and whiskey, this unique bar set is right up his alley. The handblown glass decanter and matching tumblers feature raised topographic impressions of four national mountains (Half Dome, Mount Whitney, Mount Rainier and Denali) to inspire his—or both of yours—next hike. Now that's a cool anniversary gift for him he'll want to show off to all his buddies.

19. Custom Mixtape Art

Custom mixtape art anniversary gift for him
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Making a mixtape was a traditional gesture of love—but with the shift to digital music streaming, the heartfelt art form has seemed to fade away. Now, you can immortalize the sentimentality and nostalgia with this personalized, oversized audio cassette hanging wall art. First, choose between a small or large size, then pick a color (blue, clear, green, pink or red) and finally select your songs. Think: the first dance at your wedding, a family favorite, a karaoke staple or the anthem he sings in the shower. It'll become a visual symphony celebrating your enduring connection.

20. Premium Leather Smart Wallet

Smart leather wallet with compartments for cash, cards, and IDs.
Photo: Ekster

Is it his time for a wallet upgrade? This is just the one to get him. Ekster's smart wallet is made from environmentally-friendly certified leather with a built-in aluminum card holder that fans out his cards at just the click of a button. It even protects them against skimming. Pair it with the add-on wallet tracker so he can find his wallet, even when he's misplaced it and neither of you knows where it is. You can even have the wallet engraved with up to 20 characters—like his name or "I love you"—for a touch of personalization at a small extra fee.

21. Sustainable Everyday Sneakers

Sustainable Allbirds sneakers anniversary gift for him
Photo: Allbirds

Does your guy like useful gifts? A new pair of kicks will be a great gift for him on your anniversary, especially if you're in the habit of morning walks together. Allbirds aren't just stylish, they're also designed with sustainability in mind. They're made from a silky-smooth fabric sourced from eucalyptus tree fibers that are lightweight and breathable.

22. Spontaneous Date Ideas Books

Duo of books that present couples with various challenges and date ideas.
Photo: The Adventure Challenge

The Adventure Challenge is one of our all-time favorite anniversary gifts for guys. These two scratch-off books are filled with unique date ideas like cooking an apple pie blindfolded or an intimate bedroom challenge. There's a catch though: once you scratch off a square, you have to do the date. (Don't worry: there's a time and money guide over each box to help you decide which to reveal.) Use code THEKNOT10 for 10% off your purchase.

23. Custom Bracelet

Custom bracelet anniversary gift for him
Photo: MYKA

He's never going to want to take off this sentimental anniversary gift. The braided brown or black leather bracelet is adorned with either sterling silver, 18K gold-plated or 18K gold vermeil beads that are custom engraved with the names of his loved ones. You can add yourself, kids, pets, his parents or siblings. You can even add more beads in the future as your family grows. And for a small fee, you can have it gift-wrapped.

24. "The New York Times" Anniversary Edition Book

Hardcover book featuring The New York Times front pages from your special day.
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Is he the ultimate history buff? This book is filled with the front page of The New York Times from your wedding day every year. So, the longer you've been married, the thicker the book. Don't worry about the small font. You can add a magnifying glass. It'll keep him entertained for hours. And for a personalized anniversary gift for him, have your names put on the cover.

25. Portable Campfire

Man uses a portable campfire stove in the wilderness.
Photo: Solo Stove

Meet the must-have backyard gadget of the summer. This low-smoke fire pit will instantly upgrade his backyard or next car-camping trip. Solo Stove's Campfire is designed for quick and easy startup and is lightweight, thus completely portable. We suggest gifting it with marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers for an anniversary dessert.

26. MLB Baseball Bottle Opener

Beer bottle opener made from the base of an MLB baseball bat.
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Don't judge a bottle opener by its picture. This isn't just any bar key. It's made from a game-used MLB bat. Each keepsake comes with its own story card that tells about its history on the diamond, making it a remarkable anniversary gift idea for him—blending his love for baseball with a practical and meaningful keepsake.

27. Monogrammed Toiletry Bag

Monogrammed leather toiletry bag.
Photo: Mark & Graham

If his bathroom counter could be organized a little bit more, this bag would clean it right up. It's made from two-toned leather and a wipeable cotton-poly lining with a zipper closure that can hang for easy access to his toiletries at home or away. It can even be monogrammed with gold foil or blind embossed for an additional charge.

28. Push Pin Travel Map

Push pin travel map anniversary gift for him
Photo: Canvas Vows

Track all the trips you've shared with a personalized travel map. Infused with vibrant greens and yellows, this canvas promises to be a lively addition to his wall. Customize it with your names, anniversary date and a heartfelt message, like "Forever wandering with you." Use the included push pins to mark every destination you've explored together, creating a captivating visual narrative of your shared journeys.

29. Patagonia Duffle Bag

Patagonia duffel bag anniversary gift for him
Photo: Patagonia

For an adventurous couple that's also navigating the terrain of a long-distance relationship, consider a convenient weekender bag as an anniversary gift idea for him. The Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Backpack is a versatile and durable bag, available in 40 to 100-liter capacities, so it's perfect for short camping trips or week-long vacations overseas. Best of all, it's made with 100% recycled fabric. Make his trips to visit smoother with this stylish and sustainable companion.

30. Our Adventure Map

Custom print featuring maps of special places.
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Commemorate all of your milestones together with this unique mountain artwork. Simply provide up to 10 addresses—like your first date spot, wedding venue and first home—then artists John and Rachel Stewart will turn each location's map into mountain peaks. Also including a custom message and your names and anniversary date, it's all then printed directly onto wood. We love the note on this one: "My favorite adventures always include you."

31. Craft Beer Subscription

Craft beer subscription anniversary gift for him
Photo: Craft Beer Club

If he's a zythophile, subscribe him to Craft Beer Club. They'll send him 12 or 24 beers from the country's best small, independent brewers on a monthly, bimonthly or quarterly basis. Each delivery will also come with background information about the breweries, tasting notes and pairing recipes. Choose a subscription length of anywhere from one to 12 months—and then renew his membership at your next anniversary. It's a good idea if you're looking for anniversary delivery gifts for him since it's a present that keeps on giving every month (with no extra work on your part).

32. Comforter for Hot Sleepers

Comforter for hot sleepers anniversary gift for him
Photo: Brooklinen

For an anniversary gift that adds a touch of comfort to nights together, check out Brooklinen's Lightweight Down Comforter—a clever solution for the hot sleeper you've lovingly called a "bed furnace." No more tossing and turning in discomfort when you want to spoon! Encased in a 100% cotton sateen shell, this comforter is the ideal blend of fluffiness and chill, thanks to the 650-fill power-down. It's a cozy gesture that lets him know you're committed to his well-being.

33. Box Chain Necklace

Box chain necklace anniversary gift for him
Photo: David Yurman

Even if he isn't that into jewelry, this simple sterling silver box chain will quickly become an everyday staple for him. It's easy to add to any casual or formal outfit and won't overpower the look. The best anniversary gifts for men don't always have to be flashy; sometimes, it's the understated elegance that makes a lasting impression.

34. A Bucket List Adventure

Bucket list adventure voucher anniversary gift for him
Photo: Tinggly

How about an anniversary trip as a wedding anniversary gift for him (and you too)? Cross off a bucket list item together with a Tinggly experience voucher. You choose the theme, and then he gets to choose the specific excursion—with options worldwide! The Bucketlist box gives him a choice of over 1,400 experiences in over 100 countries. This is a great and thoughtful option if you need a last-minute anniversary gift for him. Simply send him the gift over email the day of!

35. Flannel-Lined Wax Trucker Jacket

Huckberry waxed trucker jacket anniversary gift for him
Photo: Huckberry

This trucker jacket is a bestseller for a reason (which also makes it one of the best anniversary gifts for him). It's made from weather-resistant waxed sailcloth in your choice of six neutral colors and is fully lined with soft flannel for warmth and comfort. Plus, the waxy exterior is designed to be soft right out of the box and lighten over time based on the wearers' movements for a truly personal piece. We bet he'll wear it to every future date night.

36. Washable Silk Pajamas

Model wears navy blue silk pajamas.
Photo: Lunya

He'll look forward to bedtime even more than he already does knowing he gets to slip into this luxurious pair of silk pajamas. They're not just soft, though, they're also thermoregulating and washable for low-maintenance, high-reward wearing. Plus, new Lunya customers can receive 15% off their first order with the code FOR-TK.

37. Backyard Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Ooni backyard pizza oven.
Photo: Ooni

If Friday night dinner is nearly always pizza, you'll both thoroughly enjoy this anniversary gift for him. An Ooni portable pizza oven lets you make delicious pizza right at home in just one minute. This one can be fueled by wood, charcoal or gas for convenient and authentic home cooking.

38. Night Sky Telescope

Telescope anniversary gift for him
Photo: Amazon

A telescope serves as a stellar anniversary present for the man you love. The Zhumell Z130 Portable Altazimuth Reflector Telescope is the perfect choice to fuel his passion for science, as it comes equipped with a 130mm parabolic primary mirror and high-reflectivity coatings for unmatched clarity of the night sky. Its portable design ensures it can accompany him on any adventure, and you can add a durable tripod to the gift for convenient use even without a sturdy surface. This gift transforms ordinary moments into celestial explorations, making your anniversary an unforgettable journey under the stars.

39. Smart Home Gym

Smart home gym set up.
Photo: Tempo

Has he always wanted a home gym, but just doesn't have the space for one? Tempo is just the solution. Using special tech technology, The Core connects to his iPhone and TV to power a personal training experience. Classes are streamed on the TV screen while the phone's camera tracks his movement in order to provide real-time feedback. There are even AI-censored weights that allow the device to count reps and correct form. He'll want to work out every day.

40. Sleek Solar Powered Watch

Sleek solar powered watch.
Photo: Citizen Watch

A watch is always a welcome new accessory and, when gifted for an anniversary, it really commemorates all of your cherished time together. This cutting-edge timepiece features a sleek, black stainless steel band and dials with a useful chronograph, perpetual calendar as well as a power reserve indicator. Best of all, though, it'll never run out of power or need a battery replaced, thanks to its solar-powered technology.

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