The 16 Best Anniversary Gifts for Him in 2022

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Even if you've known someone for years, finding the perfect present to say "I love you" can be tough. And finding the right gift to celebrate your anniversary, a very special occasion, can be even harder. Luckily, whether you've been together for a year or a few decades, it's possible to find a present that that's unique and useful. And the good news is, you don't have to break the bank to share a memorable token of your love.

Here are the best anniversary gifts for him.

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These bracelets are perfect for the couple who wants a stylish, yet understated way to display their bond.
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In addition to being a great bottle of cabernet, this wine bottle can be personalized and a sentimental keepsake.
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Create the perfect night in and set the mood with this dinner kit that includes three Italian dishes.
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Though this record player has a retro look, it also has the benefits of modern technology.
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Write out your dreams and goals, no matter how big or small, in this 80+ page bucket list journal.
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Not only does the watch have a unique design, but the battery can last up to three years.
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The tokens, which come in a cute pouch, can be presented to your partner and redeemed for hugs, breakfast in bed, and more.
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This stylish bag is made of durable, waterproof material and easily converts from a backpack to a tote.
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Serving up drinks just became way more stylish with this granite dispenser.
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This handmade map is sure to be a travel lover's dream.
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Etsy Always and Together Morse Code Bracelet

Etsy Always and Together Morse Code Bracelet

Matching bracelets don't have to feel overly cheesy, especially if the style is understated and classic. This set of bracelets is a perfect anniversary gift that the both of you can enjoy. One bracelet reads "always" and the other, "together," in morse code. You can choose the thread color (there are more than 20 options) and beads. Because the design is so simple, the bracelets can be worn for a variety of occasions or even worn every day.

Mark & Graham The Happy Couple Wine Bottle

Mark & Graham The Happy Couple Wine Bottle

A personalized gift is always a great idea and Mark & Graham's Happy Couple wine bottle can be customized with your name and wedding date. The text is etched and hand painted on a .75, 1.5, or 3 L bottle of cabernet sauvignon. Even after the wine is gone, this is a great keepsake or can even be upcycled into decor or a vase.

Goldbelly I Trulli Best Seller Dinner Kit for 3

Goldbelly I Trulli Best Seller Dinner Kit for 3

Instead of heading to a restaurant, this dinner kit is a fun way to have a restaurant quality meal, but from the comfort of home. It includes three dishes; gnocchi, lasagna, and an eggplant dish. Just defrost, heat, and serve. This can be a perfect alternative to an expensive night out and since it includes three servings, you'll have enough for leftovers.

Crosley Dansette Bermuda Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player

Crosley Dansette Bermuda Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player

For the guy who likes to listen to music old-school style, he'll love this retro record player. Whether he was alive or not when this was the way music was played, it’s a fun throwback, 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. Set the record player on a table or attach the legs so it can stand alone. Also, the hard case makes it easy to take tunes on the go. In addition to playing 33 1/3 and 45 RPM records, the auxiliary input jack makes it easy to play music from a cell phone or tablet.

Our Bucket List: A Creative and Inspirational Journal for Ideas and Adventures for Couples

Our Bucket List: A Creative and Inspirational Journal for Ideas and Adventures for Couples

Whether you've been married for a year or celebrating your 30th anniversary, having a list of things you'd like to do as a couple can be fun and inspirational. This journal, which is available in paperback or spiral bound, is more than 80 pages of space where you can record your bucket list items. Just fill in the blank for "we want to do this because" and the bottom of the page is intended for you to write out the date you accomplished it, what you learned, and what was the best part.

Bewell W086B Mens Wooden Watch

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.

Uncommon Goods Love Tokens - Set of 10

Uncommon Goods Love Tokens - Set of 10

A fun, cute, and affordable gift is this set of 10 love tokens. There are five different phrases or "vouchers" that you can present to your partner that range from "good for breakfast in bed" to "good for one massage." The small metallic tokens come in a pouch and are fun to whip out when you need extra love or attention.

Troubadour Bivy Tote Backpack

Troubadour Bivy Tote Backpack

If he goes to the gym often or carries a work bag, there's a chance he probably needs an upgraded backpack. This isn't just any backpack, but it's also a sleek tote as well. The shoulder straps can tuck away and the bag can be carried as a tote. This two-in-one style bag is made of durable, waterproof material and the zip-top compartment keeps items secure.

Jeff Henderson Stone Drink Dispenser

Jeff Henderson Stone Drink Dispenser

If your guy loves to play bartender or needs to jazz up his man cave, this drink dispenser would make a great addition to any countertop or bar cart. The dispenser is made of cobbled granite and features a stainless steel tap. It comes with a bottle plug which makes filling the dispenser super easy and minimizes spills. All he has to do is add his favorite wine or spirit and enjoy. The dispenser rests on any table top, but for a few extra dollars, you can purchase a two-prong stand.

Push Pin Travel Earth Toned World Push Pin Map

Push Pin Travel Earth Toned World Push Pin Map

Feed his wanderlust with this handmade map of the world that lets him mark all the special places that he’s been, where he wants to go, and where you hope to travel as a couple. It comes with 100 pins in red, white, and black, and everything you need to hang the frame is included, right down to the nail. The frame measures 39.5 x 27.5 inches 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. 

Etsy Custom Docking Station

Etsy Custom Docking Station

Everyone should have a drop zone or station in their home where they keep essentials like keys, chargers, a phone, etc. It's a perfect way to stay organized but also minimize misplacing things. This docking station is the perfect addition to any bedside table or entryway. The wood station is available in eight colors, including walnut, black, and slate gray. There are spaces to hold a wallet, keys, glasses, and more. Also, an opening at the bottom makes it easy to charge a phone or tablet while the device stands upright on the docking station.

Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones 700

Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones 700

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. These bluetooth headphones from Bose are top-rated and he's sure to use on a daily basis. It features 11 levels of noise cancellation to block out any distractions and the angled ear cups provide a comfortable fit. With up to 20 hours of battery life, even if he forgets to charge the headphones at night, no big deal. Also, it's compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Mouth Indie States of America subscription

Mouth Indie States of America subscription

Food is a pretty great gift for most people and if your guy is an adventurous eater, then Mouth's Indie States of America box will be a hit. Each box includes a variety of food from specific regions in the country. You can choose a three or six month subscription, or even opt for a full year so he can receive this goodness every month. He'll love snacking on or cooking with products that are sure to be new to him.

Tupperware MicroPot Grill

Tupperware MicroPot Grill

When grilling outdoors isn't an option or just feels too time consuming, Tupperware's MicroPro Grill is a great solution. The pot actually goes in the microwave. Just add meat, veggies, or a sandwich in the pot, cover with the lid, and food comes out completely cooked and no need to add extra oil or butter. The interior is nonstick stainless steel so clean up is a breeze.

Knock Knock What I Love about Us Fill in the Love Book

Knock Knock What I Love about Us Fill in the Love Book

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. You can make it sappy, sweet, silly, or something in between. 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.” It’s a great way to make a unique, personalized gift without having to start from scratch.

Gentleman Jon Deluxe Wet Shave Kit

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. Long after the actual products have been used up, the dopp kit, which has a water resistant nylon liner, will continue to hold any essentials.

Vaultskin CHELSEA Slim Minimalist Leather Mens Wallet with RFID Blocking

Vaultskin CHELSEA Slim Minimalist Leather Mens Wallet with RFID Blocking

If he is still carrying around his money in a big bulky wallet, now is the time to upgrade him to something slim and modern. This case holds all of the essentials, but has a minimalist profile. There's room for 10 cards, cash, and a smart strip makes it easy to access cards deeper in the wallet. What's more, this has RFID blocking to prevent people from stealing credit card information. It comes in six different colors, so you can easily find the right hue for his style.

What to Look for in an Anniversary Gift

Cost

While you likely want to show your love for your partner through a memorable gift, you may not have the budget to spend a ton of money on a present. So when you're planning for your gift, set a price range you can afford. Chances are, your partner will appreciate your thoughtfulness and effort (and that you didn't drain your bank account in the process).

Memorability

You may be tempted to pick up a much-needed pair of jeans or shoes for your partner, which is totally OK if they appreciate practicality. But in general, anniversaries are a great time to express your love in a more unique and memorable way. Choose a gift that shows your partner you know and understand their interests, and ideally, get something they wouldn't buy for themselves. That's part of what makes it special.

Commemoration

Want to go a more traditional route, or just having a tough time deciding on the ideal gift? Then consider catering your anniversary gift to the number of years you've been together. For example, the traditional one-year anniversary gift is paper, five years is wood, and 10 years is aluminum. You can easily find other years' traditional gifts with a quick Google search.

FAQ
  • What are anniversaries?

    An anniversary is a celebration commemorating an event, such as a marriage or the beginning of a relationship. Some people celebrate romantic anniversaries with gifts to show their partner they're grateful for the relationship and want it to continue.

  • What is the 50th anniversary called?

    If you're lucky enough to celebrate 50 years of a relationship with someone, you'd be celebrating your "golden" anniversary. The 50th anniversary is nicknamed such because traditionally, couples give gifts made of gold to celebrate.

  • What is the 10th year anniversary gift?

    In the United States, the 10-year anniversary gift is traditionally aluminum or tin. That said, you don't have to adhere to the traditional gifts—it's more important you gift your partner something that'll make them feel special and loved.

Why Trust The Spruce?

This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City. Additional reporting was done by Ashley Abramson, a writer who has worked as editor for local print and online publications. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Allure, InStyle, MyDomaine, and more.

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