The 8 Best Anniversary Gifts for Him to Buy in 2018

Find the perfect present for your sweetie

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Anniversaries are a time to celebrate. Each year is the beginning of a new chapter and a milestone to mark the years you’ve spent together. But when it comes time to get a gift for the man in your life, you can be left scratching your head, no matter how many years you’ve been together.

Whether you’re looking for something sentimental, practical or a mixture of both, we’ve got you covered. Here are great anniversary gifts for men, no matter what their taste or interest.


  • 01 of 09

    Best Everyday: Chelsea Slim Card Sleeve Wallet

    If he is still carrying around his money in a big bulky wallet now is the time to upgrade him to something more slim and modern. This case allows him to hold all of his essentials in a minimalist profile. This case holds 10 cards with room for money. It also has a smart strip that lets you access cards deeper in the wallet faster. What's more, this has RFID blocking to prevent people from stealing your credit card information when you are out and about. Available in six different colors, this is wallet will help streamline all of his receipts and paper clutter. 

  • 02 of 09

    Best Sentimental: Knock Knock What I Love About Us Fill in The Love Journal

    Here’s a gift that’s sure to bring a tear to even the toughest of eyes. This ‘What I Love About Us” journal lets you personalize the book with everything you love about your relationship with him. You can make it sappy, sweet, silly or something in between — whatever fits the tone of your unique bond.

    It’s full of fill-in-the-blank sentences that you complete with the words that best describe your relationship. For example, one reads, “We’d make the best _____ team ever.” What kind of team is up to you to decide. It’s a great way to make a unique, personalized gift without having to start from scratch. It’s sure to be a gift that you both look back on and cherish as more anniversaries add up.

  • 03 of 09

    Best for Travelers: Earth Toned World Push Pin Travel Map

    Feed his wanderlust with this handmade map of the world that lets him mark all the special places that he’s been, those that you’ve been as a couple and all the places he wants to go in the future. It comes with 100 pins in red, white and black, and everything you need to hang it is included, right down to the nail, so the pinning can begin immediately.

    It measures 39.5" x 27.5", and each capital city is marked with a star. Sleek and stylish in earth tones and framed in black, it looks great in an office, in the living room or anywhere he wants a conversation piece. 

  • 04 of 09

    Best for Drinkers: Lifestyle Banquet Hammered Moscow Mule Pure Copper Mug

    Raise a glass to him with these gorgeous Moscow Mule mugs. Made of solid copper, the set comes with two mugs in a satin-lined gift box. While they’re especially appropriate for a seventh anniversary (the copper anniversary), they’re a great gift any year.

    Though they’re made for Moscow Mules specifically, he can also use them to sip ice tea, tequila, gin or any other cold drink of his choice in style. Some recipes are even included. Customers rave about these mugs, saying they are beautiful and have been very much appreciated by the recipients. Cheers!

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  • 05 of 09

    Best for Coffee Lovers: From My Heart to Yours Too Couple Coffee Mug

    From My Heart to Yours Too Couple Coffee Mug
    Courtesy of Wayfair

    Start out his day with a reminder of your love for him. These cute and quirky mugs are the perfect way to enjoy your java together each morning.

    The set comes with two ceramic mugs that hold 12 ounces each. One features a stick figure of a woman blowing a kiss, and the other a stick figure man receiving the kiss, marked by a big heart. When you put them together, the whole scene becomes clear. It’s a sweet and simple gift that’s as useful as it is practical.

    Check out our other reviews of the best gifts for the coffee lover​ available on the market today.

  • 06 of 09

    Best Beauty: Gentleman Jon Deluxe Wet Shave Kit

    Yes, men do care about their beauty routine. This kit will update his cheap razor to barber level status. Included is a canvas and leather dopp kit bag that he can take for travel, a safety razor, Badger hair brush, shave stand, alum block (which fights razor burn), stainless steel shave bowl, shave soap and five Astra razor blades. Everything he needs to get a professional wet shave in the comfort of his own home. 

  • 07 of 09

    Best Tech: SENSO Bluetooth Headphones

    Whether he goes to the gym, listens to tunes on his commute or just likes to unwind, a new set of headphones is always appreciated. This bestseller from Amazon provides him with wireless noise-canceling sound quality that can last for up to eight hours. For those who workout, they're also sweatproof so he won't need to worry about his hardcore sweat sessions wrecking havoc on his gift.  

    Over 23,000 customers agree that Bluetooth headphones provide great sounding music at an affordable price compared to other competitors. 

  • 08 of 09

    Best for Music Lovers: Crosley Bermuda Standing Turntable

    Courtesy of Pottery Barn

    For the guy who likes to listen to music old-school style, there’s this retro-style record player. Whether he was alive or not when this was the way music was played, it’s a fun throwback to simpler times, but with all the modern technology for great sound.

    Made of wood, plastic and metal, its groovy look is a fun addition to any room. You can set it on a table or on a shelf, or attach the legs so it can stand alone. With a hard case, it’s also portable for tunes on the go and has an auxiliary input jack so you can play music from your smartphone or another device through its speakers. It plays both 33 1/3 and 45 RPM records. 

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  • 09 of 09

    Best Unique: Bewell W086B Mens Wooden Watch

    What better way to mark the passing of time than with a watch? This stunning wooden watch is an original twist on a timepiece and is sure to be a conversation starter. Made of 100 percent natural wood from Africa, it comes in several styles. Each features an analog display, which also has a window to show the date. It’s lightweight, comfortable and precise — everything he wants in a watch, but with a unique design that’s sure to get noticed.

    The battery will last up to three years, so it will keep on ticking for quite some time before it needs to be replaced. It also comes with a link-removal tool, so he can easily get the perfect fit.