The Best Surprise Anniversary Gifts for Every Type of Husband

Updated by Timothy Paradis

Did you know that over 86% of married couples celebrate each and every anniversary? But those same couples also say that it’s no easy task to find the perfect surprise anniversary gift for the hubby, whether they’re marking their first anniversary or 50th!

What are the best anniversary gifts for your husband?

The ManBox

The ManBox

From $20.31 per box
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Introducing the perfect gift for any man - the MANBOX! This ultimate package delivers legendary items right to his doorstep each month, it includes men's essentials, lifestyle, tech/gadgets, and survival items. Every ManBox is jam-packed with 5 or more must-have items! Whether you're treating yourself, your boyfriend, your husband, your son, or anyone else, we guarantee they'll love it!

Shipping: All subsequent boxes ship between the 21st & 25th of each month.

Customer Review

"Not many subscription boxes for guys out there in this price range. A lot of them are either way too much $$$ or too focused (only knifes or only jerky). I enjoyed this box for the randomness of the themes and the items. 10/10 would recommend!!!" - Stefano S.

Craftsman Crate

Craftsman Crate

From $30.77 per box
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If you have any guys in your life who like to spend time doing hands-on creative projects, then they won't be able to get enough of the Craftsman Crate. Every month, this subscription box arrives with new activities—from woodcarving to mosaic-making—and real tools to complete them. There are also clear, easy-to-understand instructions that outline each project’s construction process so everyone from beginners to experienced builders can create the item with ease.

Shipping: Orders placed after 12/18 will ship by January 15th. All orders come with a printable card you can give your recipient. Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime.

Customer Review

“My 11-year-old son got a subscription to Craftman Crate for Christmas and he really enjoys it. He's been introduced to basket-weaving, leatherworking, glass-etching, globe creation, and more. It was a great gift that was a little outside the box for him.” — K.B.

Original Vinyl Records - Your Genre Picks - 6 LPs

Original Vinyl Records - Your Genre Picks - 6 LPs

From $19.99 per box
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Are you looking for a timeless gift that will blow your loved one away? Vinyl Record Club delivers 6 original and vintage records from their genre of choice from jazz, musicals, hip hop to EDM that will get them up and dancing. Personalize their holiday or birthday gift with a selection of vinyl records hand-picked and wrapped in quality album covers and jackets.

Shipping: 6 Records ship out right away and then the remaining boxes will always ship prior to the end of each month. If you need your box earlier, just contact us for rush delivery options. The normal renewal date is the 11th of each month, you can cancel anytime. Thank you for your business.

Customer Review

“This is a great way to learn about new artists in certain genres. Some of the records I received, I probably would have never bought. But I am happy I got them and was able to expand my knowledge of music. Definitely worth it.” – Adrian R.

CLUBTAC - Elite EDC, Tactical & Survival Gear Subscription

CLUBTAC - Elite EDC, Tactical & Survival Gear Subscription

From $33.00 per box
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Hand-selected by military vets and experienced survivalists, Club Tac is the ultimate kit packed with premium tactical gear, multi-tools, first aid supplies, EDC products, and armor. This box alone has everything they need for an epic adventure outdoors or to just keep handy for just-in-case scenarios.

Shipping: Orders placed between the 1st-10th ship by the 14th. Orders placed between the 11th and the end of the month ship on the 5th of the following month. Subsequent crates ship on the 5th of the month.

Customer Review

"I love all of the products I have received from ClubTac. I have been receiving boxes form them for 6 months now and the one time I had an issue with a missing part, they took care of it with no issue. Great box and great customer service.” – Rhett R.

Monthly Box

Monthly Box

From $50.00 per box
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Whether he's a workaholic with very little time on his hands or a young man just starting out on his own, the All He Loves Box is a great way to get him the high-quality gear he needs to make the most of life. Merging convenience and preparedness, each box sends a curated mix of practical premium lifestyle products, including handyman tools, tech gadgets, survival gear and more.

Shipping: We ship our monthly boxes between 5th-20th of the month. You will receive an e-mail with tracking information on the day that your box ships.

Customer Review

“This was such a fun box and the quality of the items was great. I was surprised at how fast they shipped it as well. I will buy from this seller again.” - Lara H.

Hot Sauce of the Month Club - Monthly

Hot Sauce of the Month Club - Monthly

From $14.99 per box
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Aficionados at the Heat Hot Sauce Shop are bringing the heat to everyone who claims hot sauce as their favorite condiment with the Hot Sauce of the Month Club. The atomic-sauce experts put their skills to good use, selecting 1 or 3 full-size bottles of award-winning hot sauces in a preferred heat range.

Shipping: Orders placed now will ship January 1st. You can use our printable gift notes or send a gift email to notify the recipient. If you'd like to have your box shipped early, let us know by replying to the confirmation email.

Customer Review

"I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and so far it’s amazing! He loves putting hot sauce on his eggs in the morning and this subscription is such a fun way for him to try different kinds of hot sauce and so far he’s loving it!" - Emma P.

Box of Matter

Box of Matter

From $37.46 per box
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Described as part museum and part lab project, each month brings objects of intrigue such as rare crystals, ancient fossils, wartime artifacts, natural specimens, and items with scientific significance, like authentic NASA computer chips.

Shipping: Your first box will ship ASAP. The following boxes are shipped monthly. Free US Shipping & reduced international rates. If you have any questions, click the "Contact Seller" button below.

Customer Review

“Probably one of my favorite subscription boxes EVER! If you have kids and they love knowledge and seek out information constantly, this box is an education easter egg that initiates the start of great conversation and exciting exploration into learning. My daughter loved it and my husband and I were kind of jealous, but in a good way.” – Krista T.

He Time by My Me Time Box

He Time by My Me Time Box

From $62.50 per box
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Men can also appreciate a great beauty box especially when it comes to luxury essentials. He Time By My Me Time is a great gift for men who may be looking to try new and premium grooming and lifestyle products. Each box includes 8 to 10 items such as skincare and body products, aromatherapy, accessories, and gourmet goodies.

Shipping: Next shipment JUNE BOX SHIPS 06/08/24 IN TIME FOR FATHER'S DAY Ship every 3 months Shipping Schedule *March 10, 2023 *June 5, 2023 *September 10, 2023 *December 5, 2023

Customer Review

“I bought a two-box subscription for my 20-something son. He opened the first one under the Christmas tree and loved it. His second box just arrived. It is even better than the first. I am very impressed with the selection and how the items complement each other.” – Robin D.

What are the most unique anniversary gifts for your husband?

No need to turn to personalized keepsakes or go-to gifting standards, like cufflinks and photo albums, when you can mark your special day with a great anniversary gift that your husband loves.

Surprise him with a special gift box that says “I love you” on the day of, and every month thereafter, too. Whether you're looking for a deluxe gift basket, a one-of-a-kind date night , or a romantic anniversary gift, the Cratejoy marketplace has anniversary gift ideas that cater to his favorite hobbies and interests and let him know you're committed to your relationship and his happiness.

Be sure to check out our posts below for more great gift ideas for men!