Looking for the best first wedding anniversary gifts for your husband? Discover our curated list of the best things to gift him on that special occasion.
We have selected a mix of paper gifts (the traditional material for the first anniversary), personalized gifts, and first-year-themed items, from Amazon for convenience and Etsy for hand-made gifts.
These 1-year anniversary gift ideas for him are cute and thoughtful and are sure to please your significant other.
Celebrate your anniversary with a thoughtful gesture like a gift or an act of service, or simply plan a romantic evening for just the two of you.
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Our top picks from this list – 1-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him:
Paper Gift Ideas for Men
A great sentimental gift, this adventure book is the perfect thing to have a keepsake of your first year together. Customize it with pictures, plane or concert tickets, add some text and stickers, anything to recap that first year.
You can choose from a bunch of different looks for the album. It also comes with stickers, bookmarks, and a gift box. And, best of all, it fits the paper theme.
Also a great paper gift, these scratch-off cards reveal fun date ideas and adventures for couples to go on. You’re supposed to pick one card at random and go on the date it suggests.
A perfect tradition to start on your first anniversary, fill up this journal every year with a recap of the year. There are prompts for each year and space for a picture, and enough pages to go all the way to your 70th anniversary.
4 – Framed Heart Map
Personalized gifts are perfect to celebrate your anniversary and as this one is made of paper, it’s a great paper anniversary gift. The location could be your home, where you met or got married… and you can add your names and a date.
It comes framed (black or white) and measures 12”x12”. It’s made in Oregon by a small company.
If you want to go for a paper anniversary gift, then consider gifting your husband a customized planner/journal. Add his name to the cover and pick between a bunch of different colors.
This listing is super customizable, you can pick the type of cover, if you want dated/undated and weekly/daily pages, and the type of layout.
This personalized notepad is a great alternative to the planner. While everyone might not have a use for a planner, a notepad is always handy.
You can add a second line of text, pick the text’s color, and have the sheets lined or unlined.
You can also order matching envelopes with his return address.
Another beautiful (and useful!) paper gift is a calendar. Your options are pretty endless, you can pick one based on his hobbies, a funny one, one with inspirational quotes…
This one features plants from acrylic paintings by Amber Davenport. You can reuse the artwork inside and frame it to decorate your home afterward.
If you like the artwork, you can look at the seller’s store, she has more options.
First Anniversary-Themed Gifts
If you want something to commemorate your first year together, this cute keychain might be it.
Another great first-year anniversary gift, this night light is perfect to remember by this important milestone.
Here is another option that you can customize with a picture.
The wooden frame is 10×8 inches and can be hanged on the wall or you can use the stand that comes with it.
11 – Custom Pocket Knife
This custom knife will make a thoughtful 1-year anniversary gift idea. The wooden handle is engraved with a special message to commemorate your first anniversary.
The blade is made of stainless steel and has a safe lock. It comes with a gift box.
If you like the idea but would prefer something more customized, maybe with his name, you can check out this listing on Etsy.
12 – Funny Mug
If you want something small that will make your husband laugh, then, this mug might be a great option.
Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him
For something cute with a hidden message, these matching sweatshirts will make a perfect anniversary gift.
You can customize them with your anniversary or wedding date (written in Roman numerals) and add your initials with a heart on the sleeve.
They come in a bunch of different colors and sizes, and you can pick the thread color for the embroidering.
This constellation map can be customized with the way the night sky was when and where you got married.
You’ll get a beautiful see through plaque that lights up on a wooden stand.
You can also customize it with a scannable Spotify code for your wedding first-dance song.
The seller offers different designs, so check them out.
15 – Custom Handmade Belt
Belts are useful things to have, and you can make it extra special by adding a custom message on the inside.
You can write whatever you want, and pick between several leather colors and sizes.
If your husband is a gamer, get him this customized controller stand to keep his things nice and tidy.
You can pick between 2 wood tints and various designs for the customization.
You can customize this practical wallet with a picture of you guys and a special message. It comes in several colors and blocks RFID.
18 – Engraved Watchband
Upgrade his old watch with a beautiful handcrafted watchband and add a thoughtful message or his initials.
There are four different designs to choose from and a bunch of adapter sizes and colors.
You could also upgrade your husband’s toiletry bag.
This one is made of quality leather, is super practical with several pockets, and you can customize it with his name. You can pick from different leather colors and several designs for the customization.
20 – Ice Cream Spoons
A meaningful first anniversary gift for him, these ice cream spoons are super cute and sentimental, especially if you both like to eat ice cream.
You can have one each with your name on it, and you can add your anniversary or wedding date (optional).
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