Coming up with an anniversary gift (or any gift) for my husband is usually tough! Clothes I pick out almost never fit (#gymlife), he’s not really into accessories and his work travel schedule makes it a little hard to plan experience-type or trip gifts. Most of the time for holidays or his birthday, he’ll end up telling me exactly what he wants, which is great. But, it kills the surprise and that’s no fun!
I remember when we were dating, I would spend hours on Pinterest trying to find with unique gift ideas. This is when I stumbled upon UncommonGoods. UncommonGoods specializes in creative merchandise + gifts designed by artists and small manufacturers. Their gift tab is broken down by recipient, price, interest and occasion. This makes it super easy to hone in on just the right anniversary gift. And, I love that their products are made in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, containing recycled components that do no harm to people or animals. You can read more about their heart and mission here.
For his birthday the year I found UncommonGoods, I got him a beautiful gold Scratch Map. It was perfect for him as he loves to travel. And, ended up being a lovely statement piece in our home. While he’s been all over the world, he sweetly decided to save the map to reflect our travels. The idea is to scratch where you’ve traveled to display your adventures as artwork. We have loved adding Iceland, London and Paris just to name a few to our Scratch Map! PS: bummed I can’t show you ours! It’s in storage while our house is being built.
What to get the husband who’s hard to shop for? Anniversary gift ideas from UncommonGoods
Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map
It’s that time again – we’re nearing our anniversary and I’m in need of a fun, unique anniversary gift. Babe, stop reading here! While scrolling through UncommonGoods list of anniversary gift ideas for him, here were some of my favorite top contenders:
- Baseball stadium blueprints: If your husband is a sports guy like mine (Josh played baseball all throughout his childhood and college), he’s sure to love a blueprint of his favorite ballpark.
- Bourbon infused coffee: Let’s be real, I’d just get this for us to have in general.
- Ginger beer making kit: As you can probably tell from the above, we love bourbon and ginger beer is actually really good with both bourbon and vodka. Moscow mules are definitely one of my husband’s favorite cocktails, and this is great as it even comes with copper mule mugs. Plus, I love that the gift also induces the activity of making the ginger beer – something we can do together!
- Personalized pushpin USA (or world) map: If I hadn’t already gotten my husband the Scratch Map, this would be up there with my top choices. Same concept as the Scratch Map, but this is customizable. So, you can add your names + wedding date to truly make it unique to your love story.
And there’s plenty for the ladies too! If you’re looking for anniversary gifts for your wifey, you can’t go wrong with one of the many personalized gift options (like the sound wave print or skyline wedding art). She’ll love that you took the time to customize something special just for her. Happy anniversary gift shopping, friends!