When it comes to picking the perfect present, anniversaries have a new level of complexity. Unlike birthdays or Christmas presents there’s a certain degree of sentimentality with wedding anniversaries. Whether it’s two years or ten, it’s an important milestone for any couple. You’ve declared you’re undying love for each other, and somehow, despite all the ridiculous divorce statistics out there, you’ve made it!
1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
A Gin and Tonic Masterclass at Skylon
Located in the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre, Skylon is a sophisticated, sleek and trendy bar that’s perfect for a special occasion. Bask in the floor-to-ceiling windows as you uncover the true spirit of gin with an interactive masterclass. If your hubby is a gin lover this experience has it all – romantic views, some of London’s best gin and best of all, you’ll learn how to recreate your favourite tipple at home.
Eighteen Year Old Scotch Whisky Tasting
Fine whisky is always a safe anniversary gift for him if it’s a spirit that he enjoys. A bottle of single malt will do nicely, but what’s even better is the opportunity to taste a selection of ultra-premium whiskies. Tucked neatly above an unassuming whisky shop called the Vintage House, the Soho Whisky Club is a member’s only bar exclusive to true whisky lovers. This experience includes a unique tasting of 18-year-old whiskies from the five regions of Scotland, stocking over 600 types of whisky. He’ll uncover the different flavour profiles of each geographical stamp as he works his way through the tastings.
A Fine Scented Candle
Wax is the traditional 16th anniversary gift, but a luxury scented candle is a lovely option regardless of how long you’ve been married. One of our favourite anniversary gifts for him would be a candle from New York City-based La Botica. We recommend Casablanca, which is scented with fig leaf, blackcurrant, coconut and cedarwood. It’s fresh and summery, with just a touch of mystery.
2nd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
Clay Pigeon Shooting At Bisley Shooting Ground
Located just outside central London, Bisley Camp is a world-famous clay pigeon shooting destination. Enjoy a day of adventure with a shooting lesson for two on 3000 acres of Surrey heath and woodland. Escape to the great outdoors with this quintessentially British experience. From tea and cakes on arrival to the glorious countryside, it’s an ideal getaway for a romantic day of fun.
Michelin Star Dining & Beer Pairing
If beer is the way to your husband’s heart, this will be a night to remember. Enjoy a seven-course Michelin-starred tasting menu for two at Alyn Williams at the Westbury. Each dish is expertly paired with a beer, taking the experience to new heights. London’s craft beer movement has exploded after the last few years, and the result is truly delicious. Paired with fine-dining and the luxurious setting – it’s worthy of such a special occasion.
Personal Fragrance Profiling
If he’s a man who likes to smell good, let your anniversary gift for him give him the chance to find his perfect fragrance. Book him for a personal fragrance profiling at Penhaligon’s, the prestigious perfumers that hold royal warrants granted by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales. He’ll receive the attention of a fragrance expert as well as a bottle of his best scent.
It’s a luxuriously different wedding anniversary gift that will leave him with a fragrant reminder of your love.
3rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
Leather Watch Roll
Leather anniversary gifts for him traditionally are given when celebrating three years of marriage, but there’s no reason you cannot break with tradition. If your husband collects watches, he’ll appreciate a handmade leather watch roll by Bennett Winch.
It’s the perfect way to store and to display his treasured timepieces, and he’s sure to beam with pride whenever he reveals that it was a gift from his life partner.
Vineyard Tour, Tasting, and Lunch
There are three ways you can approach anniversary gift ideas if he’s an oenophile. The first is to order a bottle – or a case – of a wine that he will be happy to pop in the cellar.
The second is to give him something that lets him enjoy his favourite tipple all the more, such as a decanter or a wine preserver.
The third, and possibly our favourite, is to take him for a tour, a wine tasting, and lunch at Terlingham Vineyard. The family-run boutique farm in the Kent countryside offers exquisite views of the Channel, making it a fabulous spot to remember your wedding day.
Temperature Control Smart Mug
If he loves his hot beverages, the Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, which works in conjunction with a mobile app, will ensure his tea, coffee, or hot chocolate is always hot enough for him. It makes for a thoughtful, stylish, and immensely practical wedding anniversary gift for him. If you want to increase the wow factor of your gift, include a caddy of fine tea, a selection of luxury coffees or the best hot chocolate.
5th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
A Customized Natural Wood Watch
Wood watches are always unique gifts, especially when you can buy matching his and hers timepieces with accents of 100% natural wood. With wood being the traditional 5th wedding anniversary material, we think Svenn Wood Watches are a great choice for this occasion. Moreover, all watches come shipped in a stunning handmade wooden box. Discover the Couple Series and treat your husband (and yourself!) to a gift that shows just how much you love passing time with him.
Any of the watches in the Couple Series comes with a price advantage and you can create a personalized product with an engraving too. You can choose to have the case back or wooden watch box engraved in your own handwriting, making this a unique gift that’s sure to be treasured with every passing second.
Overnight Foodie Adventure For Two at Mac & Wild Falls Of Shin
Fancy a weekend away to commemorate your happily ever after? From the dynamic duo who started London’s Mac & Wild restaurants comes Mac & Wilds Falls of Shin. This Highlands getaway is the ultimate escape to the country. Spend the weekend surrounded by picturesque scenery as you sleep and eat under stars. You’ll spend the night in a Land Rover safari tent with a whisky tasting in the woods and a BBQ steak dinner to warm your bellies.
One Of The Best Smartwatches
If your husband loves tech and how it can streamline daily life, he’ll love opening his anniversary gift box to find one of the best smartwatches of the year. In addition to displaying the time, the screen also can show calls, emails, texts, and apps such as Google Fit and Google Pay. One of our favourites is the Movado Bold Connect 2.0, which also boasts activity tracking and other functions.
Classic Cars Full-Day Driving Trail
If he loves classic cars and the English countryside, we’ve got the perfect anniversary gift for him. Join him for the ultimate classic roadtrip in his choice of iconic classic car such as an Alfa Romeo Spider. He’ll get to follow a trail that has been planned carefully to offer pleasurable driving and amazing views in the Cotswolds or the Malverns. It’s a day of twists and turns as you both meander over 100 miles, exploring breathtaking British countryside in style.
Make the day even more romantic by stopping for a delightful picnic lunch, which you can do with little to no fuss by ordering a hamper from Fortnum and Mason or Harrods.
10th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
Helicopter Lesson In A Robinson R44
Take your love to new heights with a helicopter lesson for two from the UK’s best-known helicopter flight school, Elstree Helicopters. There’s nothing more thrilling than a unique experience, and you get to share in the excitement as you cruise over the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside together. You’ll each get a turn on the controls as well as a hover test to finish off your lesson. What a way to celebrate your anniversary!
An Anniversary Sculpture
You can’t always be around to beautify his surroundings, so give him an anniversary gift that brightens up his space when you’re not there.
A sculpture or another artwork is a great way to do it. If he appreciates the clean, rustic look, he may love one of the highly collectible pieces under Susan Lordi’s Willow Tree brand. We recommend the piece titled ‘Anniversary’ for obvious reasons.
Private After-Hours Cheese And Wine Tasting At Paxton & Whitfield
Pay homage to fromage with this bespoke experience. If you’re both into cheese and wine, there are few things more fun and romantic than an exclusive pairing after hours. Paxton & Whitfield is Britain’s leading cheesemonger with royal warrants from Her Majesty Queen Elizbeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Charles. This royal affair is delightfully indulgent with four styles of wine and a selection from Paxton’s 150 artisanal cheese.
20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
Seven-Night Norway Salmon Fishing Adventure
You’ve made it through twenty years of the challenges life is bound to throw at you. Why not commemorate your love with the ultimate outdoor adventure. If your husband loves fishing, this idyllic seven-night fishing break in Norway is the trip of a lifetime. Enjoy evenings on the bank of the Orkla River from your luxury fishing lodge as well as daily guided tours to all the best spots. Renowned for its salmon waters, Norway is the ultimate catch for any angler.
Luxury Men’s Grooming Kit
There’s more to looking one’s best than expensive tailoring. Zhoosh up his personal routine at home by giving him a luxury grooming kit for his anniversary. Consider a kit containing cleaners, toners, and moisturizers, or a shaving kit. If you like the sound of the latter, take a look at the Tobacco Leaf gift box from Taylor of Old Bond Street. After all, he deserves the best – even when he’s shaving.
Sterling Silver Crazy Straw
If you’re looking for an anniversary gift for him that is quirky, functional, and can help toward saving the planet, a sterling silver crazy straw could be just the ticket. It looks like a regular bendy straw but for the fact that it’s made from silver by the craftspeople at Tiffany and Co.
It’s reusable, so there’s no need to clutter the planet with plastic drinking straws, and there’s a decreased risk of potential exposure to germs, which could happen with those wrapped in paper. If you’re celebrating your 25th or silver anniversary, even better.
30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
Horse Trail Ride With Lunch
If he has just about everything he wants, an exhilarating experience instead of more stuff to clutter the house or the office could be the best anniversary gift for him. Take him to unwind and recharge with mother nature by enjoying a horse trail ride at Ashridge Estate. Together, you can explore King Henry VIII’s hunting grounds while on a glorious outride.
When you’re back from your explorations, you’ll be treated to a delicious country lunch, which really will put the crown on your morning’s activities.
A Crystal Decanter
If he enjoys brandy, rum, or whisky, make your anniversary gift one that lets him savour his drinks in style. A crystal decanter and a set of glasses could be just the thing for him, and it’s bound to take pride of place on his drink’s cabinet.
If you’re celebrating your 15th wedding anniversary, the gift will be even more appropriate, as the occasion’s also known as the crystal anniversary. Waterford’s Wild Atlantic Way decanter and two glasses is a set to consider.
Create Bespoke Tailored Shirts
Does he enjoy wearing clothes that help him to look his best? Consider giving him the opportunity to create bespoke shirts with royal tailors. This anniversary gift for him offers him appointments with none other than Turnbull & Asser, tailors that have served gentlemen since 1885.
HRH the Prince of Wales, as well as politicians and celebrities are among the firm’s clients, so he’ll be in good hands. He won’t simply be measured up before being handed a pre-made shirt. Instead, he can offer creative input through the tailoring process, so that his shirts are exactly what he wants.
Luxury Eco-Lodge Break In Costa Rica
Celebrate a lifetime of adventure with one of the natural wonder of Central America. Costa Rica’s Osa rainforest is bursting with unique flora and fauna. Ignite your inner Attenborough with this slice of tree-top luxury. Enjoy eight nights at the Cayuga Collection’s eco-luxury resorts. Take your pick of outdoor adventures from horseback riding to kayaking and coffee plantation tours. This action-packed getaway is beyond your wildest dreams.
A Kobe Wagyu And Pétrus Dinner
If he’s a meat-lover, treat him to an anniversary dinner that is unforgettably indulgent. Tajima-gyu wagyu is beef that is nothing less than legendary. Farmed in Japan, the 10+/A5 grade Kobe beef is not easy to find beyond the country’s borders. He’ll enjoy every mouthful of the meat, paired with a fittingly rare wine, Pétrus 2005, in the private dining room at M Restaurant, Threadneedle.
Moroccan Luxury Desert Camp Stay With Helicopter Transfer And Camel Trek
The Sahara Desert landscapes are incomparable. There’s a reason they’ve fascinated so many. Experience the enchanting natural wonders of Morocco with this luxurious adventure for two. This slice of serenity includes a private helicopter and 4×4 transfer as well as a camel trek through the undulating dunes. Soak up the clear skies and starlight with a two-night stay in the depths of the majestic desert.
50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
Treehouse Retreat For Two In The Amazon
The Amazon is one of those bucket list locations many people only dream of visiting. Why not commemorate thirty years of love with a treehouse retreat for two in the world’s most biodiverse rainforest? Fill your days with a range of adventurous excursions from canoeing on the Amazon River to jungle foraging. Your four-night stay includes traditional Amazonian cuisine and round-trip transportation so you can truly put your feet up and celebrate this milestone.
Lake Garda Luxury Sailing Adventure For Two
Nothing says romance like Italy. Known for its emerald waters, this luxury sailing experience on Lake Garda ticks all the boxes. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, it’s clear why Garda is synonymous with love. Enjoy Michelin-star dining and a private sailing tour as well as the attention to detail that comes with 5-star luxury. Curate your perfect itinerary, making this a trip you’ll treasure for the next twenty years.
Romantic South African Getaway With Safari Trek
Like the Amazon, Africa is one of those bucket list adventures that everyone dreams of experiencing. Named as one of the best African lodges by Condé Nast Traveler, Lion Sands River Lodge is the whole package. From luxurious treehouse lodges to five-star dining and big five sightings, it’s the African adventure you always imagined. Enjoy five-nights of candlelit dinners over the banks of the Sabi River. Surrounded by nature, this trip is everything your soul could need and who better to share it with than your partner in crime for the last thirty years.
Anniversaries come around every year and with each journey around the sun, so their sentimentality grows. The best gifts are experiences and even better, experiences shared. You’ll treasure these memories forever. As you look back on your lifetime of marriage, these gifts for him will be the highlight.
I am an experienced writer specializing in travel, food, weddings, and well-being. Continuing my nomadic lifestyle I am currently based on the beautiful island of Malta.
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