Your husband or partner is your confidant, your anchor, your partner in crime, your rival, your best friend, your dream, and your biggest nightmare – all in one. The man is the person you share your life with and thus he is with you through thick and thin. And while the fast pace of 21st-century life may not allow us to celebrate each other on a daily basis, an anniversary is the special occasion that gives us the opportunity to truly show our appreciation for our life partners.
Finding the best anniversary gift for him will require thought and effort. While some partners may be beaming with creative ideas, the rest of us need to do some research. Well, we did the research and came up with an amazing list of anniversary gift ideas for him, which will make this year’s anniversary shopping a lot less daunting.
The most romantic getaway for just the two of you
If you are searching for the best anniversary gift for him, you probably want to opt for something romantic. And what could be more romantic than to visit the city of love? This five-day trip includes a short tour of London, a magical train ride to Paris, and exploring the French capital’s most charming neighbourhoods and picturesque sights. Such a romantic getaway will rekindle the flame and create an unforgettable memory.
You can take the idea to another level by choosing a longer trip that will take you and your loved one to many other stunning European destinations.
A unique anniversary gift for men who love adventures
As you know all too well, men and women sometimes have different ideas of what is fun or even romantic. However, if your partner is the kind of guy who enjoys outdoor activities, you can show him that every once in a while you can be the cool girlfriend or wife with whom he can share a thrilling adventure. Take him zip trekking, axe throwing, speed climbing, or invite him to join you on a treetop challenge. Regardless of the kind of person you are, seeing your loved one all excited will make you happy as well. Besides, this way the two of you will bond by sharing another unforgettable experience.
A romantic anniversary present for him and you
Your man may not buy a spa day for himself, but let’s face it – sometimes he is under a lot of stress, as we all are, and he deserves to get pampered. Not only will a spa day cast all his worries away, but a couples retreat with a romantic meal, a shared spa experience, and accommodation may also relight the fire. And the best part is that you will get to enjoy the present just as much as he will – after all, it’s your anniversary too! Buy a gift voucher at SpaSeekers, which offers packages throughout the country and you will get a great anniversary gift for him in the UK.
A practical yet thoughtful anniversary gift for him
A fashionable watch is a timeless gift. Depending on the material the watch or straps are made of, this can be a great gift for numerous occasions, including your 3rd (leather), 5th (wood), 11th (steel), 25th (silver), and 50th (gold) wedding anniversary.
If your partner isn’t the kind of person who would appreciate an elegant fashionable watch with a sentimental value, he may prefer a smartwatch, which could monitor his health and track his exercise. Or perhaps he is an old artistic soul who would value a lovely engraved pocket watch.
A great gift for true whisky lovers
Men tend to enjoy a glass of whisky every now and then and if that also includes your special someone, he will surely be thrilled to receive his beloved drink in a personalised bottle. Imagine the surprise on his face when he sees his name written on the bottle of his favourite single malt Scotch whisky.
In case Talisker Skye isn’t his preferred brand or if you would like to choose something a bit more durable, you can also opt for this stylish whisky glass with a tiny glacier of ice that will chill your drink immediately with less dilution or a set of two or more whisky glasses.
The perfect gift for wine buffs
If wine is your partner’s drink of choice, then he would love this romantic wine-themed getaway. It includes a vineyard tour, wine tasting, and a wine-themed gift. These kinds of tours are available at multiple locations throughout England and as they are valid for two people, you will be able to join him and thus create another unforgettable shared memory.
An amazing gift for the partner who needs to relax
Not only will regular relaxation make him happier, him being fully calm will make you happier as well. Who knows, he may even stop nagging you about the slightly overpriced shoes you bought! A heated massage pillow, a massage gun, or a neck and shoulder massager may just do the trick!
Instead, you can also choose either a manual massage tool, a simple massage oil, or a piece of more professional massage equipment, such as a massage table, which will allow you to give your partner his much-needed share of relaxation yourself.
A gift that may help relight the fire
If you think about it, in school you learned how to read, write, and calculate, but no one ever taught us how to love, or more precisely how to make a relationship work. While you and your partner may have a natural talent for it, there is probably still lots to learn. Reading a book on love may become your shared project and it may result in better communication, more intimacy, and a stronger bond.
9. Udemy Course
The perfect anniversary gift for the partner who is eager to learn
If your partner is the kind of person who wants to learn and continue to grow and evolve, an online course may be one of the best anniversary gifts for him. Depending on his interests, he may enjoy a course in entrepreneurship, web development, business, marketing, personal transformation, music, health and fitness, gaming, or cooking.
A romantic anniversary present for both of you
Can you imagine anything more romantic and sexy than a weekend getaway in a luxury hotel with a hot tub? How about having a hot tub in your own home and enjoying a romantic dip with your partner on a regular basis?
For the partner who enjoys exploring new electronic devices
If your partner is a true computer geek at heart, chances are that nothing would make him happier than to get a new iPad or a tablet. A tablet will help him get organized, stay in touch, and get his required daily dose of entertainment.
In case his laptop needs to be replaced (and if you know exactly the kind of device he would like – let’s face it, men are strict when it comes to electronics), he would also appreciate a new laptop. If he is already fully equipped, on the other hand, an awesome new headset may be the way to go.
A great gift for the active man
Help your man retire his old sports duffle bag by buying him a new stylish one with many compartments, which will help him get his stuff organized (and not put his shoes in the same pocket as his fresh clothes). There are few things the average man likes to shop for and a gym bag is probably not one of them. As such, you would not only buy a great anniversary gift for him, but you would also do him a favour.
13. Pull-up Bar
For the guy who wants to get/stay in shape
If your guy wants to get/stay in shape, great! If not, buying him a pull-up bar may nudge him in the right direction. Not only will regular exercise keep him healthy, but watching him train his biceps is a bonus for you!
A gift that will spice things up
If you are searching for a gift that will spice up your date nights and that both of you will be able to enjoy, search no more! If your partner is into games, this is one he will certainly like! It would make an inexpensive yet wonderful anniversary gift for him.
Alternatively, you can also choose an intimacy card deck, an activity journal for couples, or a set of dice that will help you decide what to watch on your streaming service.
Every geek’s dream come true
Most men are just big kids that will never grow up. If your guy is one of them, chances are that he would consider an Infinity Gauntlet mug, a Deadpool bathrobe, Stormtrooper Decanter, or a Harry Potter wizard chess set the coolest anniversary gift ever and thus you the coolest girlfriend/wife ever!
A sentimental 1st wedding anniversary gift for him
If you are looking for a one-year anniversary gift for him, you may want to know that the first wedding anniversary is considered a paper anniversary. As such, many people tend to buy paper gifts. If you are feeling creative and you wish to proudly showcase the most magical moments from your first year as a married couple, a DIY photo memory book may be a wonderful paper anniversary gift for him.
A comfortable 2nd-anniversary gift for him
Cotton gifts are traditionally considered the best 2-year anniversary gifts for him. Perhaps he would like a cosy personalised bathrobe with his name, nickname, or initials, which would enable him to spend the lazy weekends in style.
If you are looking for a cotton anniversary gift for him, you can also choose a funny shirt or hoodie or a couple’s split blanket and sheet set (the latter is technically not made of cotton, but it’s close enough).
A classic anniversary 3 years gift for him
The third wedding anniversary is considered the leather anniversary. As a wallet is a timeless and practical present, a custom-made engraved leather wallet may be a great personalised anniversary gift for him.
A musical 5th wedding anniversary gift for him
For your fifth – wooden wedding anniversary, consider buying him classy yet useful portable wooden Bluetooth speakers. Not only will they embellish every room, but they will also allow you and your loved one to reconnect while listening to your favourite romantic track.
Other popular wood anniversary gifts for him include a personalised wooden wine bottle box, a personalised wooden heart dish, and a personalised message in a bottle in a wooden gift box.
A gift to help your man get organized
These stylish yet practical handmade stands are designed to accommodate your cell phone, wallet, sunglasses, keys, watch, change, and more. Such a station will help your partner organize his belongings and make sure that he never loses his keys again. Therefore, it may save him lots of time and stress. As these kinds of stations are generally made of wood, they can also serve as a great 5th wedding anniversary gift for him.
A great anniversary gift for men who have beards and wear them proudly
If your man is a proud beard owner (whether you like it or not), he probably likes to groom it properly. These kinds of neatly packaged grooming kits are designed to make the grooming process simpler and more enjoyable. As they tend to come with a wooden comb, a grooming kit can also be used as a 5th wedding anniversary gift for him. Any man who truly loves his beard would surely love this gift as well. Plus, this way you will show your man that you don’t mind the beard.
A sleek 7th wedding anniversary gift for him
The 7th wedding anniversary is also known as the copper wedding anniversary. If you wish to stick with tradition, buy your guy a trendy copper bracelet. Copper bracelets are particularly useful for arthritis patients, however, they look good as well. You can have it engraved and this way it would make a very thoughtful anniversary gift for him.
A creative tin or 10-year anniversary gift for him
The 10th wedding anniversary is a huge milestone. Traditionally, the 10th anniversary is considered a tin or aluminium anniversary, as such a personalised tin star map of three special locations for you would make a cute anniversary gift for him.
A personalised anniversary gift for him
A personalised brass compass would make a great 21st (brass) anniversary gift for him, especially if he tends to spend much of his time on the road. It is elegant, thoughtful, and while he is out in the world it will always remind him of you, of the home you share and to come back to your loving arms once he has conquered the world.
An epic 30th wedding anniversary gift for him
The traditional gift choice for the 30th wedding anniversary is pearl. While a woman may love a pearl necklace, for example, a man may prefer something a tad manlier. And what’s more manly than a go-karting race? Granted, it has nothing to do with tradition, but if your husband is a speed enthusiast or a bit of an adrenaline junkie, he will definitely be impressed that after all these years you are willing to share a thrilling adventure with him.
Nonetheless, if you wish to honour the tradition, you can buy your partner a personalised pearl frame or a handmade pearl sundial. In addition, even if you choose the adventurous gift, you can still honour the tradition by simply adding a pearl wedding anniversary card.