To make a marriage last a lifetime, you have to put in the work to make it feel fresh and new even as the years go by. To do this, you have to celebrate your partner at every opportunity.
And what better a time to cherish and celebrate your partner than on the anniversary of your relationship. You can do this in several ways, but one of the best is with gift giving. It’s one of the five love languages, after all.
If you’re a wife looking to give a special gift to your hubby this year, you’ll want to check out these 15 anniversary ideas for husbands.
The 15 Best Anniversary Ideas for Husbands
Only you can know what is truly the best gift idea for your husband, as you’ll be most familiar with these hobbies and interests. Some of these won’t be great for your man, but at least they should get your gears turning. Check ’em out.
1. A Special Night at Home
You don’t always have to break the bank to make your husband happy on your anniversary. You don’t have to get him an expensive gift or take an extravagant trip. If the both of you have had it tough financially, you can do something special right at home.
Try to surprise him as he comes home from work. Send the kids away, make a scrumptious dinner and set the mood with romantic candles. Then take him to your bathtub, where you’ll have some bubbly chilling in an ice bucket. Essentially, create a home spa for his (and your) enjoyment. Give him the honeymoon experience all over again.
2. Pizza Time!
If you man likes, pizza (and who doesn’t?), then you may want to grab an Uuni pizza maker for him this anniversary. This nifty mini pizza oven, can heat up to the right temperature in just 10 minutes and cook personal pan pizzas in just 60 seconds.
Hopefully, it’ll bring the chef out of him and he’ll start making dinner for the kids.
3. Cooking Lessons
Alternatively, if your husband loves to slave of the grill but doesn’t necessarily have the technical know-how for fine-dining you may want to check your local listings for couple’s cooking lessons.
There are a variety of different workshops out there. You can learn how to make pastries, properly sear steaks and seafood, as well as learn valuable knife skills, and so much more.
4. An Alfresco Anniversary
If your wedding anniversary falls on a day with great weather, you may also want to consider spending the day with him in the great outdoors. You can start out with a steep hike up a mountain, a kayak trip out on a lake, or romantic camping trip. Then you can cap off your outing with a boozy picnic to set the mood right for the evening’s festivities.
5. Couple’s Spa Retreat
If getting your hands dirty ain’t your still, you can always take your man on a luxurious spa retreat. Soak yourselves in a salt bath, cleanse your pores in a sauna, and finish it off with a tough, but relieving Swedish massage.
We could all use a little bit of tension release.
6. Schedule a Personalized Suit Fitting
Custom-tailored suits are usually reserved for men of a certain income bracket, but it doesn’t hurt to splurge on an anniversary gift.
If your husband slumps to work in ill-fitting suits, schedule him an appointment with a qualified tailor that will measure his body and craft a suit made just for his proportions.
7. Join the Trunk Club
If you don’t want to go through the trouble of hiring a tailor, you can always sign up for the Trunk Club. It’s a service that will bring bespoke clothing to your doorstep with a style guide you provide.
8. Season Tickets
This may be unfeasible depending on your market, but if you live in an area with a bad sports team (that your husband is still a fan of) he would probably love to be gift season tickets.
In all likelihood, it may even be a good investment as the ticket prices will rise as the team gets better.
9. Make Him a Brewmaster
If your husband won’t stop talking about his favorite IPA or Lager, you might want to grab him an at-home beer brewing kit. You can help turn his passion into something more than just drinking in front of the television.
10. Upgrade His Hardware
If there’s one thing all men love, it’s tech. If your husband is a gamer, audiophile, or loves watching his Blu-rays, maybe considering buying him an upgraded piece of hardware.
You can purchase him that 4k TV he’s been eyeing, the new PlayStation VR headset, or the new speaker system he’s been craving.
11. Wedge His Whiskey
If you find your husband drinking his whiskey on the rocks with the ice cubes your freezer makes, it’s time to give him an upgrade. This ice wedge mold will give him a stylish and appropriately-sized ice cube that won’t dilute his liquor.
12. Grab Him a Cut-to-Size Belt
Are your husband’s pants always slipping? Consider buying him the cut-to-size, reversible Coach belt. It’ll be sure to fit.
13. Check out Watches of Wales
For men, no look is complete without a handsome, shiny watch. Whether your man instead it gold, leather, or sterling silver, Watches of Wales will have a selection for you.
14. Send Him a Package with Bespoke Post
Like the Trunk Club, Bespoke Post delivers fashionable, customized products right to your doorstep. But with Bespoke Post, the items aren’t just limited to clothes. They’ll also send your husband grooming and hair care products, as well as kitchen, camping, and coffee equipment.
15. Make Coffee in Style
If your husband loves brewing a cup of coffee each morning pour-over style, he’ll love the N2 Coffee Maker. With its gorgeous design, it’ll be sure to reinvigorate your man’s love for a hot cup of joe.
Need More Relationship Advice?
Making your man feel appreciated on your wedding anniversary is crucial to the longevity of your relationship. Everyone loves gifts and displays of gratitude, your husband included. Hopefully, one of these anniversary ideas for husbands will show him how much you love him.
If you’re yet to be married but are planning on popping the question soon, check out our article on creative ways to propose to your partner.