53 Best One Year Anniversary Gifts for Him

Updated on June 21, 2021 by Chris Bajda

It’s been a year of love, laughter and memories. You still can’t get enough of each other and there’s no better way to express all that love and fondness on the celebration of your first year anniversary. Let him know how special he is and how much you treasure every moment spent with him with a special anniversary gift. Choose something that he will always remember you by or one that represents your 1 year anniversary through a paper gift. Whatever kind of gift you choose, let it be one that he will definitely cherish and will spell the word love in every way.

Here are 53 of the best one year anniversary gifts you can choose from: 

54. Knife To Remember

1 year anniversary gift knife

Celebrate your magical first year together. Give him a gift that will remind him how much he means to you and how special this first year has been. This is the anniversary gift all men can get behind, tough durable burl wood combined with the Damascus style steel blade and a sweet message to make him feel the love this anniversary. This handsome custom knife will be used with pride for years to come.

53. Princess Hug Couple Bobblehead

You will always be his princess and him your prince - forever! Give this Princess Hug Couple Bobblehead as a reminder of that fact on your first anniversary celebration. You may include in the design simple accessories include things like bouquets, heart-shaped bases, veils, etc. or big accessories like pianos, motorcycles, cakes, etc. It's one anniversary gift he will treasure for life. 

52. 1st Anniversary Husband Gift

 Where your love first started will always be memorable. This 1st Anniversary Husband Gift will always be a reminder of your wedding to look back on and cherish the day you started your journey as a couple! Customize your map with a personal caption, fonts, and colors to match your style! You can even add a heart to highlight the exact spot where you said: "I do!". These personalized map print is the perfect anniversary gift for your partner!

51. Message in a Box

Let him open the handsome cigar box and see your personalized message while being showered with gifts. This handsome box comes filled with a flask, bottle opener, wallet, pen, and funnel. Show your guy how much he means to you this anniversary with this gift box full of gifts.  

50. One Year Anniversary for Him 

This One Year Anniversary for Him will let him discover your selection of pictures one by one, bringing back all the memories and moments you had together, making your gifts hidden inside even more amazing! And since the foldable box is magnetic, it's super fun to open and can be hung on a fridge once laid out flat.

49. Personalized Leather Phone Case

Gift your guy something that says I love you while being incredibly useful. This Vegan leather phone wallet doubles a phone stand which the guy in your life will be so thankful for. Save his fingers while he facetimes or watches Netflix. Also come in different color options.

48. Paper Plane Cufflinks 

These Paper Plane Cufflinks are handmade and has a minimalist jewelry style. It will definitely remind him of the classic wedding theme you had.  These cufflinks have been lovingly made from highly polished Paper Plane perfect for a Paper 1st Anniversary gift. The material used for this gift is silver and will surely be a gift he will use for a long time.

47. 'The Story of Us' Collage Photo Frame

 It comes with a gold script at the top and white lettering with a black background at the bottom. Make it a gift that constantly reminds him of the greatest thing that happened to his life - your love story. 'The Story of Us' Collage Photo Frame is a celebration of your relationship that features a plastic frame finished in crisp white. It's a wonderful documentation of the course of your unique love story starting with your courtship and proposal, to your wedding day and honeymoon. 

46. Our Story So Far

 This Our Story So Far is the perfect 1st anniversary personal gift idea. It's one great way to share your memories and story. It is made with quality varnished wood front and back covers with visible grain. Your life and time you spend with your partner, is a story and one that should be treasured and kept forever to look back and remember. 

45. Wedding Anniversary Gift Calendar Candle

This Wedding Anniversary Gift Calendar Candle makes a wonderful Anniversary Gift to mark the day a special couple tied the knot! The soft pink label reads "The Day We Tied The Knot" along the top with the wedding month and year shown underneath, divided by a dusty pink line. There is space for a personalized message below and the candle's scent and burn details are shown beneath additional pink lines. This delicate and sophisticated candle will be a cherished reminder of happiness for years to come.

44. Anniversary Tumbler

 Anniversary Tumbler

It's one gift he can have with him wherever he goes. Let this personalized Anniversary Tumbler remind your husband of how much you love him daily. Whatever his drink of choice this tumbler can handle it all while letting him know how much you care. 

43. Happy Paper Anniversary

This Happy Paper Anniversary gift is perfect as a gift for any newly wedded couple. You can pick any one of the 4 carton/doodle character. These cookies are made to order. It can be sent to the couple's address. Its available in vanilla and chocolate flavor. 

42. Custom Paper Anniversary Gift 

 This Custom Paper Anniversary Gift preserves the memory of your proposal. Its a custom watercolor portrait of where he or she said yes. This romantic-style portrait not only makes the perfect gift for your proposalversary or engagement but it will fit right in with your home decor. This is an original 5 x 7" painting using high-quality Winsor & Newton watercolors on handmade cotton rag paper. It comes as shown. All paintings are shipped in secure, bubble-wrap-lined packaging.

41. Personalized Glass Keepsake

Special Notes Anniversary Gift for Him

Do something different for this anniversary.  He can open one each day or each month or just when he wants to be reminded of the special love you have for each other. Brighten up his day especially on days when he needs a bit of encouragement from you. This keepsake glass jar is filled with linen decorative cardstock envelopes ready to be displayed at home or in the office. 

40. Moments To Treasure Magnet Frame Decoration

This gorgeous ply wood mini photo frames are beautifully personalized with the names of your choice along with your favorite hashtag. This Moments To Treasure Magnet Frame Decoration has a touch of vintage with a modern twist! The frame comes with magnets making it perfect for attaching in your home. Each frame has sticky fixers on the reverse to attach your photograph. Please note this is a frame decoration not a photo frame.

39. Puzzle Card Heart 

It has the shape of a heart and can be personalized. This Puzzle Card Heart are the trend at the moment! Send small messages with puzzles to make him happy. The puzzles consist of 14 pieces and is printed on paper and glued to 2 mm thick foam rubber. It's one gift he will treasure for life. 

38. Romantic Couple Figurines in Love

It has a unique appearance to represent an emotion or mark a memory, express love, closeness, healing, courage, hope, all the emotions of a life well lived. This Romantic Couple Figurines in Love is an expression of gratitude to him for being your companion over the years. It's the perfect 1st year anniversary for him. 

37. Cupid's Messenger

This is such a unique gift to give your significant other for your one year anniversary. When you can't be by their side, send them a message through this Love Box messenger so that your loved one knows how much you appreciate them. When the message comes through, the heart on the front of the box will spin, and the message will show at the top when you open the box!  

36. Our Adventure Book

Anniversary Gift Book

Collect the pictures of your journey together. This Our Adventure Scrap Book is a perfect anniversary gift for your man.  You have shared so many special moments together and taken tons of pictures, pick out the best ones and have a memory that will last forever with this first anniversary gift.

35. Personalized Book of Love

Make your fairytale come to life with this personalized illustration book. Keep it on your coffee table to showcase to your guests how special your love is, or keep it handy so that you can read it from time to time to showcase your love to each other. The book is completely personal and includes the title with both of your name's on it.

34. DIY Photo Album Scrapbook Material

Walk down memory lane with all the happy memories you've shared on your firt year together. This DIY Photo Album Scrapbook Material is made from high-quality paper, making it a great anniversary gift. It comes with a small gift box where you can place a ring, necklace, watch, bracelet, perfume, and other gift items as a surprise for him. When closed, the box looks like a gift box. Once opened, the gift box will explode, all the sides fall back to reveal a large multi-layered card and show all the love you put into it.  

33. Lock Down Love Mug

 pandemic love mug

This Lock Down Love Mug signifies how you and your guy made it through a pandemic together. It's proof enough that  you guys can tackle whatever life throws at you. From loud zoom meetings to never changing out of his sweats your love survived and thrived. This anniversary will definitely speak of how the bond of love remained strong in spite of a global pandemic. 

32. Custom Wall Art

It is done by hand with a craft blade. This beautiful Custom Wall Art is cut to precision. Every cut is customizable with names, quotes, or pictures. You can also provide other details you may want in the cut— like architecture, flowers, people, animals, interests, etc. The paper cut itself comes in a clear sleeve with cardboard support. It also comes with sticky glue dots. The sticky glue dots can be used in framing.

31. Embroidered Love

This is a perfect first year anniversary gift for our stylish lovers out there. These sweatshirts have your anniversary date embroidered in roman numerals onto a sweatshirt or crewneck of your choice. Wear it wherever you go to showcase your love!

30. Our Bucket List Book

bucket list book anniversary gift

Write down all the adventures that you want to do together and make amazing memories together. This Bucket List journal is the perfect anniversary gift to give you an excuse to do what you and your man love most, spend time together. It's one gift you can pass down for generations to come.  

29. Paper Clock

It's as colorful as your first year together as husband and wife. This Paper Clock is created entirely by hand, made with colored card stocks. The card stocks are cut and glued together patiently, paying attention to the combination of colors and the paper clock is reinforced so as to look like wood! It's one gift that can be a good decoration from the bedroom to the kid's room or a wall decoration that will enrich a corner of the house.

28. Personalized Journal

It’s something worth taking note of now as this is one gift you can always go back to years from now and reminisce on how your love story unfolded. Let this Personalized Journal equip him to write down his thoughts particularly the journey of love that he has with you.  This personalized journal gift is made from genuine cowhide leather and can be laser engraved with his name. 

27. Handmade Origami Wall Art

This Handmade Origami Wall Art is all dressed up and ready to go to the chapel. The dress is made from a beautiful white paper that has a lovely sheen to it. The small felt flower is set off with a bit of blue ribbon for that 'something blue'. The formal black suit and tie showcases a matching felt boutonniere too. It's one anniversary gift he will surely treasure. 

26. Custom Portrait Painting

It's an ideal item to give as an anniversary gift for him. This Custom Family Portrait Painting will be a perfect present for your first year anniversary. Your print will be created, carefully packaged, and shipped in a strong mailer within 2-3 days after approval. It's one gift that will truly be appreciated. 

25. Custom Comic Cover

It's one cool first anniversary gift. This Custom Comic Cover is especially made for comic book lovers! Mark your anniversary, become a superhero and it's paper gift so you simply can't go wrong with this! This gift will put a smile on your face whenever you see it and will make a a fabulous talking point in your home. Make it totally personalized by placing your faces, names, date and put your personal message on the print.

24. 52 Date Night Ideas

anniversary gift with date ideas

It's a go-to contingency plan for future planning. This 52 Date Night Ideas will save you from ill-planned dates as it stocks your date night ideas in one time capsule. Write all the crazy, fun, or simple date ideas you can think of and hand it to your man. It's an anniversary gift that will definitely fuel his imagination! 

23. Hand Stamped Keychain

This Hand Stamped Keychain is made from 1.5" stainless steel 2mm thick round washer. It is then hand stamped with your "year of marriage"  - "365 days down, forever to go." This gift can only be stamped on one side due to the depth of metal letters. It's one gift you can be sure he will always have with him wherever he goes. 

22. What I Love About You: Fill in the Blank Book

This gift will bring out your competitive, honest, and romantic side so enjoy the whole experience. Give this to your husband and you will tease his brain for the best answers to fill in the blanks. This What I Love About You: Fill in the Blank Book brings out the funny, witty, sweet and nasty side of both of you. Just be ready with your answers too. 

21. Engraved Men's Wooden Watch

It is eco-friendly and does not use any chemicals or paint. This Engraved Men's Wooden Watch is made with 100% Natural Ebony Wood and Red Sandalwood.  This timepiece guarantees precise and punctual timing. It's simple but elegant with a round dial. The watch is shipped with a watch pillow inside a watch box. It's one anniversary gift he will treasure for a long time.  

20. Poetic Love Personalized Art

Let this Poetic Love Personalized Art immortalize the words of your poem for him and be put together in one beautifully crafted piece of art. Surely your husband will appreciate having to read those words all the time in the comforts of his home or room. It will be a constant reminder of the love you share with him. 

19. Romantic Pillow Gift 

You have loved him since Day 1! Let this Romantic Pillow Gift say all of that on your first year anniversary. This pillow makes a unique and thoughtful wedding anniversary gift. It can come in oatmeal, white or cream fabric. The back part can come in an envelope closure or zipper closure. 

18. Willow Tree Around You

It's one gift that expresses your love and devotion for him. This Willow Tree Around You is a 6.5” hand-painted resin figure of a couple seated across from each other, touching heads and hands.  It is beautifully packaged in a fitted box ready for gift-giving. You can be sure he will have it displayed on a shelf, table or mantel. 

17. New York Time Custom Front Page Puzzle

One thing a man likes the same as freshly read news, is a timely challenge. This New York Time Custom Front Page Puzzle might be a representation of the challenges you both had to face and overcome delightfully with each other, because you both believe it was worth it. Celebrate your anniversary by boosting his self-efficacy and creative powers. This 19”x13.5” with 500 pieces puzzle will build your sweetness more as you bond over putting them all together.

16. Letters To My Love 

Your man might not be a fan of the “Notebook” movie but we all know the power of a sweetly written, personally crafted and handwritten letters. This Letters To My Love is a collection of all your letters to him and maybe his letters back to you all in one grasp. So after a year of love and affection, hand your husband a gift he can access should a day come that you feel lost in translation.

15. Custom Star Map

By this time you are certain that you are a match made in heaven and that all the powers of the universe conspired to make him yours and you, his. This Custom Star Map is perfect reminder of how his lucky star ended on your constellation. The frame contains sky print, date of your wedding and location or something else depending on how you want to personalize your STAR MAP.

14. Timeless Timepiece

When it comes to your men, you can never go wrong with watches. For a one year anniversary, it has to be something that precedes the succeeding gifts with style and class. This Timeless Timepiece is indeed timeless with its wooden look and manly finish. Engrave your personal message to your love at the sandalwood back of this watch and make him wear your love where his heart beats too, all day.

13. Knife To Remember 

Personalize Knife

Unleash your boyfriend’s wild and manly side with this durable combination of carbon fiber and high quality wood pocket knife. Whether he likes to camp into the wild or merely wants to protect himself, this Knife To Remember can serve a lot of purpose depending on who is using them. Have the number 1 engraved in it too as the number of years you have been married with a double meaning that he will always be your one and only.

12. Sculpture of Love

This hand casting kit is not only gorgeous to look at when it's finished, but it is also a great activity or date idea to do with your significant other. Capture your moment forever with this sculpture hand casting kit, and show it off in your home as decor.

11. Minimalist Wallet with Custom Message

Anniversary Gift for 1 Year for Men

So your man likes it simple but functional. This Minimalist Wallet can hold quite a number of paper bills in it without bulging his pocket or crowding his bag. It can also carry 12 cards without bending them and it can be engraved with your boyfriend or husband’s 3 initials. More importantly, this unique anniversary gift comes with a military-grade RFID blocking technology that helps stop thieves from stealing your man’s identity.

10. Let's Have Coffee Together Forever Spoon 

If you want to give your man an out of this world gift for your anniversary, then this is the way to go. This 7-inches Let's Have Coffee Together Forever Spoon is perfect for mixing that coffee or tea you lovingly make for him every morning or every night. Personalizing it with your own clever or sweet message will make this gift suggestion more unique. After all, mugs can be personalized; tea spoons should not be an exemption.

9. Wedding Song Cufflinks

Most romantic men love playing songs while dancing with the woman they love. Time to turn the table around and be the romantic one with a song, only yours is written in this Wedding Song Cufflinks. Never has any gift been more super personalized and romantic at the same time. This cufflink not only does its trick with his polo sleeves but also in his heart. Make your man wear lyrics of that wedding song you so lovingly danced into.

8. Origami Wall Clock


Talk about a love that continues to grow overtime aligned with your one year anniversary, what do you get? An origami clock. This timeless piece of art made of paper is perfect for your paper anniversary. This Origami Wall Clock which is approximately 30 cm in diameter makes for a nice reminder that it was your gift during your paper anniversary. Start a thematic gift giving based on the years you have been married and make a habit of giving symbolic ones like this.

7. Anniversary Journal

This Anniversary Journal is a unique, timeless and comprehensive compilation of photos, dates, letters and even messages you want to say in caption to some photos. Your love deserves to be recorded and remembered. Give this to your husband and let him participate into filling it up eventually. For now, be the first to put it all together and show him how one year fills all the papers in the journal.

6. Ticket Stub Diary 

He probably dated you into a baseball or basketball game and fell in love with you deeper as you screamed with him in support for his team. That dinner he bought the day he proposed to you came with a receipt too. Whether it is a ticket to a game, a receipt to a restaurant or a simple meal stub, so long as it has a deep meaning in your relationship, it deserves to be kept, and remembered in a Ticket Stub Diary like this.

5. Love at First Sight Card

Card writing seemed to be a lost art. But every so often in a digitally dominated world, a simple card speaks loudly to a person reading it. On your paper anniversary, write your message down on a paper. Scribble all your thoughts of love and gratefulness in a Love at First Sight Card and reward your husband with your loving words on your anniversary.  Then, as he reads it, seal it with a kiss.

4. Hand Made Leather Folder 

Your man may not be a fan of bulky bags but he will definitely love to protect his laptop or his other stuff while still travelling light. This Hand Made Leather Folder makes a dainty anniversary gift as it is made from crazy horse leather and comes in different colors. It is styled with brass buttons for a more sophisticated and manly look alongside its smooth finish. Personalize it with his initials to boost the sweeter touch.

3. The Love Languages Book 

Since you are in your paper anniversary with your beloved, why not give your husband a key to the Secret to love that lasts, written in paper and compiled in a book. The Love Languages Book is a best seller as it unveils tips to maintaining the relationship you and your partner treasure most. This sets a great precedence for your future gifts. Better if you get the actual book than a kindle version, so the papers symbolize your first year anniversary.

2. Multi-Purpose Tool Kit 

For some reason, men loves their tools and they always want them to come in handy. Give him this Multi-Purpose Tool Kit that will equip him for sudden minor fix ups. This tool kit that has a Can Opener, Cutting Edge, Flat Screwdriver, Ruler, Beer Bottle Opener, 4 Position Wrench, Butterfly Screw Wrench, Saw Blade, Direction Ancillary Indication (Water Compass), 2 Position Wrench, Keychain or lanyard Hole which all comes in protective case so you can put it in your man can keep it without harming himself or anyone.

1. Anniversary Sundial Compass 


Whether your beloved is an old soul or a modern brood, this antique design chronometric mechanism will surely ignite interest in him. He already found his way to you, but this Anniversary Sundial Compass will make him look for direction in a very challenging way that a man loves. Personalize it with an anniversary message of your choice and let this classy loving gift find its way to your husband’s pocket too.

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