Buying anniversary gifts for guys has turned into quite the art form: You want it to be thoughtful but not cheesy, romantic but not a threat to his masculinity and charming but not childish. Le sigh. Below are 16 unique gift ideas for your man that — in our humble opinion — totally hit the mark.
Time Capsule for Two: A Snapshot Journal for Two People will give you the opportunity to preserve all of your fave special moments as a couple. It's a simple, elegant way to create a snapshot of your life today. (Amazon, $9)
"My hubby's a guitar player, so one year I put together a USB mix tape with all of our favorite acoustic tracks… with a few I've been hinting at him to learn since our first date. Hey, a girl can dream!" said Laura T. (MilkTape.com, $15)
If posing for couple photos turns him into Chandler Bing, then why not have an image sewn? This hysterically cute personalized couples art by Mary and Shelly Klein is sure to make him laugh: Select the faces, hairstyles and clothing that best reflect you as a twosome and BAM — you'll finally have an up-to-date portrait. (UncommonGoods.com, $150)
Why should we be the only ones to receive chocolate? (I mean, it rocks, but still.) Add names, dates, personal messages, even photos to your fave M&M'S chocolates. (MyMMs.com, prices vary)
Create a KindNotes Keepsake Jar filled with personal messages, inside jokes, even romantic coupons. No matter how much we depend on technology, nothing will ever beat an old-fashioned love note — they're the ultimate in Brownie Points. (KindNotes.com, prices vary)
If your hubby's Instagram is as active as a celebrity's, he'll love this vintage camera iPhone case. It fits an iPhone 5, and is made of a durable plastic that's sure to survive all of his shenanigans. (Amazon, $12)
Whether you're enjoying a beach day together or are having your BFFs over, keep your drinks cool while listening to your fave music with this portable radio cooler. Compatible with any smartphone, iPod and MP3 player, it's sure to make a splash. (HomeWetBar.com, $50)
A map customized with special moments like first dates or first time traveling together is more than romantic — and it's visually appealing. (Etsy, $38)
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Originally published September 2014. Updated December 2016.
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