The Best Mom Approved Anniversary Gifts For Him That He'll Actually Use

13 Of The Best Anniversary Gifts For Him That’ll Score You Major Bonus Points

February 19, 2020 Updated July 2, 2020

Best Anniversary Gift For Him

It’s the time of the year again when you celebrate that day—whether it’s the day you met, your first date or your wedding anniversary. He knows it, you know it, and whether you’re willing to admit it or not, you’re both expecting a gift—and not one that’s going to take up prime real estate in your house or apartment without being *good*. If you’re going to get your man something, he’s hoping that it’s practical and useful. 

Now, where to begin? Just one Google search of “anniversary gifts for him” is going to score you a wild goose chase of options with absolutely no end in sight. So instead of searching blindly, be smart about this purchase. Consider what he does during his free time (you know, when you’re bathing and feeding the kids). What are his hobbies (aside from Fortnite)? Better yet, what do you want him to have that he doesn’t already? How about something that might even score you some perks (i.e. a grill that can yield you some delicious dinner or a cocktail maker that’ll whip you both up a fancy old fashion)? 

No matter the type of guy you’re buying for, there’s a  gift for him here. Scroll through to find the perfect one. 

1st Anniversary Gifts for Him

Devereux Threads Gravity Long Sleeve Button Down

Not all button downs are created equal, but many are stiff and not-that-comfortable. If your man complains when you ask that he wears one on date night, buy him one he can’t say no to—one that’s just as comfortable as his cotton long-sleeve. This one is made from a quick-dry, anti-microbial, lightweight material. The best part is that it’s wrinkle free, so you don’t have to worry about steaming it before wearing. 

$98 AT DEVEREUX THREADS



Spy Optic Unisex Legacy

If your guy can shred up powder on skis or a snowboard, consider upgrading his goggle game. The SPY Optic goggles are pretty much the cream of the crop, offering superior clarity and an anti-fog base, so he can see even in inclimate weather. They’re compatible with most helmets (which is certainly some incentive for him to wear one!) and they’re pretty bad-a** looking too.  

$230 AT AMAZON

Ultra Premium Bluetooth Speaker

This is pretty much anything one could want from their on-the-go speaker. It’s nice and loud with 25W of crisp 360° HD sound and double subwoofers, has LED lights for a cool and ambient look, and it’s waterproof so you can use it at the beach or pool. It has an easy set up and connects via bluetooth to all of your devices.

$80 AT AMAZON

Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him

Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill

Don’t let bad weather rain on your grill master’s parade. Now he can lock in flavors and juices only a grill can provide and sear at 450 degrees all without destroying your clean stove top. This indoor searing grill is truly a gift for all seasons—and the best part for you is that you can store it in a cupboard in-between uses so it doesn’t add to the existing kitchen clutter. 

$65 AT AMAZON



Groove Life Silicone Wedding Ring

If your partner doesn’t wear his wedding ring on the reg because it’s uncomfortable, gift him a cheaper version that’s, well, as comfortable as a ring can get. Groove Ring is designed to be breathable and functional for the active guy doing their day-to-day thing. The patent-pending material is flexible and doesn’t “choke” fingers the way some metal rings do. 

$30 AT AMAZON

Aura Digital Photo Frame

Replace that stodgy old photo frame with a digital version that switches to a new photo every couple of seconds. Whether it’s for use at home or the office, what’s new in picture frames is going digital. The best part is that with Aura, an unlimited number of family members can connect and share photos to the frame in real-time—from wherever. All he has to do is connect to WiFi and let the photos start streaming. 

$260 AT AMAZON

Hot and Spicy Cheese Gift Basket by Wisconsin Cheese Mart

Have a cheese lover on your hands who appreciates some spice? This gift was designed with him in mind. It includes a daring combination of masterfully created cheeses straight from the state of Wisconsin—all with a powerful kick. We’re talking about unique varieties including Mango Fire Cheddar, Jalapeno Jack, Habanero Jack, Horseradish and Chive Havarti and Peppercorn Cheddar.

$51 AT AMAZON



25th Anniversary Gifts for Him

Galanz Retro Mini Fridge

Make his man cave complete with this throwback edition fridge to store all his new-age craft beers. It has a top freezer for ice, jello shots, or what have you, and features an adjustable thermostat to keep things as cool as you’d like them to be. It’s also a great place to keep his protein powder, red bulls, or whatever else you’d rather not have taking up your kitchen space.

$188 AT HOME DEPOT

Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine

Looking for a gift that keeps on giving (your way)? Consider this at-home cocktail machine to get your man excitedly off his lazy a** to make you a cocktail. From Whiskey Sours and Cosmopolitans to Gin Martinis and Long Island Iced Teas, this machine churns out fool-proof cocktails sans crowded bar scene. All you have to do is load it up with your spirits of choice, add some water and press the button. Boom! Date night at home.

$350 AT AMAZON

Bathtub Caddy & Laptop Bed Desk

Serve your partner breakfast in bed this anniversary on this multi-use tray. It’s deserving of its 4.5-star rating because it comes in handy for so many things—it can be a bed tray, lap desk or a bathtub tray. It expands up to 42.5″ and has adjustable, foldable legs to fit in whatever area of your home you choose to use it.

$46 AT AMAZON

KitchenAid K400 Countertop Blender

If your beau loves to blend, whether to make smoothies or shakes, he’ll need a high-quality blender that can tackle the toughest ingredients. This one by KitchenAid comes equipped with three preset recipe programs—ice crush, icy drinks and smoothie—and a five-Speed variable speed dial. It even comes in six different colors to match your kitchen decor.

$197 AT AMAZON

Olivina Men Hair, Face & Body All-in-One Wash

Upgrade your guys’ grooming routine with this all-in-one wash for the hair, face and body. He won’t be able to pass up this Bourbon-Cedar scent—it’s a smell that you can get behind too (buh bye Fiji-smelling wash). 

$16 AT AMAZON

Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

For the guy who’s not into earbuds, but still wants to be wire-free, these high-caliber headphones are right up his alley. They have 11 different levels of noise cancelling control to make for distraction-free listening to whatever he wants. The headphones have 20 hours of wireless battery life and are both Alexa-enabled and Google Assistant-optimized with a single push of a button. 

$400 AT AMAZON

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Devereux Threads Gravity Long Sleeve But...
98
Spy Optic Unisex Legacy
230
Ultra Premium Bluetooth Speaker
80
Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing G...
65
Groove Life Silicone Wedding Ring
30
Aura Digital Photo Frame
260
Hot and Spicy Cheese Gift Basket by Wisc...
51
Galanz Retro Mini Fridge
188
Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita...
350
Bathtub Caddy & Laptop Bed Desk
46
KitchenAid K400 Countertop Blender
197
Olivina Men Hair, Face & Body All-in-One...
16
Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
400