40+ Most Requested Anniversary Gift Ideas for Husbands or Wives!

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What They Actually Want For Their Anniversary

Coming up with ideas for anniversary gifts for husbands (or wives!) can be tricky. After all, you want the type of gift to be both thoughtful and unique, right? Well, look no further! We’ve come up with a list of the PERFECT types of anniversary gifts for husbands and wives that they ACTUALLY want. We even polled our readers to determine the most sought after gift types for each spouse, so you know you’re sure to find something great.

Types of Anniversary Gifts for Husbands

Our polls showed that there are three go-to ideas for anniversary gifts for husbands. (The wives ideas are covered next!)

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Couple exchanging anniversary gifts

Homemade Gift Types

According to our results, most husbands said they’d be thrilled to get a DIY gift from their wife – anything from a thoughtful piece of artwork or their favorite snack or treat! If you’re the crafty type, take a moment to get those creative juices flowing and make your husband something filled with sentimental value. This is an especially sweet idea for first anniversaries or if you want to stick to a budget.

Here are a few of our all time favorite DIY anniversary gift ideas for husbands!

1 . Accordian Memory Book

2 . Reasons Why I Love You Jar

3 . The ABC’s of Us Book

4 . All About You Basket

5 . Adventure Marriage Journal

6 . Candy Gram Poster

7 . DIY Love Coupons

Quality Time Gift Ideas

Another highly desired gift category for husbands is that of quality time (and it’s easier to pull off than you might think!) Consider planning a fun date night or activity and really try to reconnect. You could even go all out and book a hotel room for a weekend getaway!

Here are a few of our all time favorite quality time-related anniversary gift ideas!

8 . Spa Date Night

9 . Romantic Scavenger Hunt

10 . Year of Sporty Dates

11 . Day of Spoiling

12 . Fondue Date Night

13 . Date Night in a Box

14 . Year of Movie Dates

Physical Affection Gift Ideas

Over 70% of our male readers said their top choice for husband anniversary gifts is any kind of physical affection. In other words, something you don’t even need to wrap! So go ahead and plan an intimate night in the bedroom for your hubby! Kick things up a notch by adding a massage or bedtime game to show your sweetie you’ve only got eyes for them.

Our favorite physical touch-centered anniversary ideas:

15 . Sexy Room Service

16 . Sexy Massage

17 . Naked Night

18 . Love Shack Date

19 . Sweetheart Bedroom Party

20 . 7 Days of Sex Challenge

21 . Cuddle Kit for Two

Anniversary Gifts for Husbands to Give to Their Wives

Aka what women actually WANT for their anniversary! When the women weighed in on their favorite anniversary gifts, we received some great responses. We’ve narrowed it down to the top THREE! These three gift ideas are the best anniversary gifts for your wife no matter what her current interests or hobbies are. Plus, they never go out of style, so definitely take note!

Anniversary gift idea for a husband or wife that they actually want | The Dating Divas
Man holding anniversary gifts for wife.

Travel Anniversary Gifts for Wives

Any lady would love to be surprised by a romantic getaway with the man of her dreams. If money is no object, an elaborate vacation is definitely an option, but a simple weekend trip will also have her feeling the love! You could even plan a special night at home or a super sweet staycation on the couch. All that’s important is that you make time with your sweetie in a special place.

Our preferred travel-related anniversary gift ideas for wives:

22 . Staycation Kit

23 . Passport to Love

24 . DIY States Travel Map

25 . Gifts of Time & Travel

26 . Romantic Vacations Ideas

27 . Travel Themed Progressive Dinner

28 . Year of Around the World Dates

Meaningful Anniversary Gifts for Wives

As always, the most perfect gifts come straight from the heart. So take some time to think about what your wife would love and what is special about your relationship. Ask yourself what sets you apart as a couple, and give your wife a gift that shows you’ve been present in your marriage. She’ll absolutely LOVE getting something personal and meaningful to cherish for years to come!

The best and most meaningful anniversary gift ideas for wives:

29 . Monthly Love Letters

30 . Photo Book

31 . 5 Senses Gift

32 . I Love Us Book

33 . Personalized Love Prints

34 . Romantic Wall Art

35 . Open When Dates

36. Keepster Messages Book (Use code DIVALUV25 for 25% off!)

Romantic Anniversary Gifts for Husbands to Give to Wives

According to our research, the topmost requested anniversary gift for women is quality time with the love of their life! Women love knowing their husband has thought ahead, so take the initiative and plan a way to show her just how much you love her. Make it as simple or as elaborate as you like – all that matters is that the two of you get some sweet time to reconnect.

Check out these quality time-related anniversary gift ideas for wives:

37 . 7 Days of Spoiling

38 . 365 Day Love Calendar

39 . Anniversary Countdown

40 . I Love Us Book

41 . 52 Dates for Two

42 . Date Night Bucket Lists

43 . Year of Date Nights

There you have it! You’re ready to give the perfect anniversary gift to your husband or wife! Show them how much you love them for many years to come! For even MORE anniversary inspiration, check out the links below:

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  1. I love how many of these ideas include spending time with one another and making fun memories. Thanks for this great list!

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