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12 Modern 1st Anniversary Gifts for Your Husband

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Clocks are the modern gift for the first anniversary. Representative of the time you spend together as a couple, a clock gift is also a promise of the many happy times to come.

A handmade or personalized clock gift will serve as a reminder of your first year as a married couple. Choosing a clock gift that speaks to your husband’s interests or hobbies symbolizes a considerate marriage that will stand the test of time.

Smiling couple at home making a heart shape with their hands in the foreground

Of course, no one knows your husband like you do and the most important thing to remember about choosing the right gift is to give something from the heart.

Handmade 1st Anniversary Gifts for Him

The originality, quality and craftsmanship of handmade gifts is unmatched by mass produced items. Now that the handmade movement is accessible to online shoppers, finding the perfect handmade gift for your first anniversary is easier than ever. Choosing a handmade item for your husband also supports artists who are passionate about the things they make and craft them with love. Give a memorable and meaningful gift meant to last a lifetime.

Automaton Skeleton 1722 moving Gears wall clock, Handcrafted Steampunk Design, Old wood Mechanical Home Kitchen Living Room and Office Decor, Personalized Decorative vintage Art, Custom made Gift
Handmade Automaton Wall Clock
  • Handmade from baltic birch
  • Features handcrafted galvanized brass screws
  • Personalization available
  • Size: 12.4″ diameter
$149.00 USD

The Automaton Wall Clock series is inspired by old mechanical wrist watches and the mechanical toys which were historically popular in France. All the gears move smoothly and silently together with the clock mechanism. This beautiful effect of motion is doubled by the mirror back layer. This custom-made first anniversary gift is perfect for any fan of steampunk design or vintage mechanical decor.

Georgetown Pottery Tide Clock - Ivory Wave
Ivory Wave Tide Clock
  • Designed by a fisherman nearly 40 years ago
  • Runs on lunar time, 24 hours 50 minutes
  • Uses 1 AA battery (not included)
  • Measures 7.5 inches in diameter
  • Handmade in Maine
$60.00 USD

The patented off-center circle design tells the height and direction of the tide. Hand up is high tide and hand down is low. Runs on lunar time. Simply set to the body of water of your choice. Makes a great first anniversary gift for a fisherman, boater, beach goer or lover of the sea.

Bulova Clocks C3542 Cranbrook Wall Mount Analog Wooden Chiming Clock, Brown
Chiming Wall Clock
  • Crafted from solid wood and wood veneer
  • Old World walnut finish
  • Features decorative carved accents and screened glass
  • Metal dial with Roman numerals
  • Size: 19″ x 9″ x 3.75″
$115.99 USD

This chiming clock features a beautiful walnut finish that will make an elegant addition to your home. Made of a solid hardwood and veneer case construction, this clock includes a metal dial with Roman numerals. With a quarter-hour chime and strike functionality, this analog clock is driven by a quartz crystal for precise timekeeping and features a matching harp lyre pendulum with multiple melody options. This first anniversary gift could easily become a family heirloom that will be enjoyed for years to come.

Large Decorative Wall Clock 18-inch - Metal Rustic Original - Silent Non Ticking Quartz for Home
Rustic Metal Wall Clock
  • 100% handcrafted from iron
  • Features silent quartz movement
  • Hanging hardware included
  • Size: 18″ x 4″
  • Additional size and numeral options available
$95.00 USD

Each rustic metal wall clock is custom made to order for a truly unique first anniversary gift. This clock is made from naturally-rust colored material and intended for indoor use. For an even more unique gift, the clock size, hands, and numerals can be customized.

Personalized 1st Anniversary Gifts for Him

Make your first anniversary celebration memorable by giving your husband a gift created just for him. Customize your gift with names, special dates or a heartfelt message to ensure it will be cherished for many years.

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Personalized Carved Oak Clock
  • Personalized with names and year established
  • Hand crafted from carved oak with a traditional cherry stain
  • Available in 3 sizes
$62.99 USD

This elegant carved clock is a perfect first anniversary gift for a nature-loving husband. The Roman numerals and customized names are carved into the surface of the wood then stained for an absolutely breathtaking result.

The Metal Foundry Personalized 1st Sundial - Recycled Solid Brass UK Manufactured Home Decor, Garden Present Idea for Him, Her, Parents, Friends, Couple On First Year of Marriage
1st Anniversary Sundial
  • Personalize with names, dates or a special message
  • Handmade in England
  • Cast from solid brass or aluminum
  • Size: 6.5″ x 6.5″ x 2.95″

This unique and distinctly special gift not only stands out but is also a heartfelt personalized gift for your first wedding anniversary. It is both an aesthetically and a functionally pleasing gift that will forever remind your husband of a special time in their life.

Dayspring Pens | Personalized Woodmark Stinson Desktop Clock & Pen Set. Custom Gift Clock and Pen Set with Fast 1 Day Engraving
Personalized Desk Clock & Pen Set
  • Set includes two gold pens and an analog clock
  • Engraving features gold letters on a black name plate
  • Carved wood with nut brown varnish
  • Size: 9″ x 4.75″

This beautiful gift clock and pen set offers optional engraving on the pens, along with the standard engraving on the black front plate. This personalized first anniversary gift is a wonderful addition to any office desk. An executive class gift, this clock with double pen set is made from high quality real wood finished with a piano gloss.

Vintage-Inspired 1st Anniversary Gifts for Him

If your husband appreciates timeless style or has a nostalgic streak then a vintage-inspired gift is the perfect fit for your first anniversary. Luckily, clocks have long been home décor staples and there are many options available to add some retro flair to any home or office.

Pyle 2-in-1 Vintage Style Clock - Retro Bluetooth Speaker, Tabletop Clock, Handcrafted Birchwood, Quartz Clock, USB Charging, Full Bass Sound System, Built-in Speakers, 25 Watt, Brown (PVNTLCL41BT)
Birchwood Mantel Clock & Stereo
  • Handcrafted from polished Birchwood
  • Equipped with a 4. 1 Bluetooth
  • Wireless range up to 33 feet
  • Features a quartz timepiece

This handcrafted first anniversary gift combines classic retro style with modern technology. Wirelessly stream music from your device via Bluetooth. Built-in stereo speakers will fill any room in the house with crisp stereo sounds while the vintage design will make this clock the centerpiece to any room. The Pyle Vintage clock features a quartz timepiece designed for accuracy and reliability. Perfect for tabletop use for anywhere in your home or office.

Harley-Davidson® Etched Bar & Shield Shaped Neon Clock
Harley-Davidson Neon Clock
  • Design features the classic Bar & Shield logo accented with orange neon
  • Battery operated Quartz clock movement
  • Includes 6″ neon power adapter/transformer
  • Dimensions: 14″ x 11″ x 3″
$129.99 USD

The Harley-Davidson logo is etched into the face of this custom tooled, injection molded Bar & Shield shaped neon clock. Further accented with orange neon and a Plexiglas face on brushed aluminum stand-offs. This first anniversary gift is a must-have for any Harley-Davidson enthusiast.

Kit Cat Klock Gentlemen The Original (Classic Black)
The Original Kit-Cat Klock
  • Classic Black Kit Cat Klock manufactured since 1932
  • Featuring the famous rolling eyes, wagging tail, and contagious smile
  • Additional color choices available
  • Measures at 15.5″, ears to tail
  • Runs on 2 C batteries, not included
$59.99 USD

First invented in 1932, the original Kit Cat Klock exploded in popularity in the 40s, when Kit Cat’s dapper bow tie was added to the design. It wasn’t long before Kit Cat became synonymous with the 1950s in America. Still popular after 85 years, this clock makes a truly “timeless” first anniversary gift.

VQ Christie HD Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth/NFC, Alarm Clock, Rotating Display & Enamel Fascia – Teal
Retro Clock Radio
  • Enjoy your favorite HD and FM stations
  • Stream your own content wirelessly
  • Set two independent alarms
  • Power from the mains or go portable with the optional rechargeable battery

Compact vintage-styled radio features HD and FM reception so you can enjoy all your favorite stations saving them to 60 available presets. The Bluetooth and one-touch NFC mode lets you connect your phone to stream your own content. Whatever you listen to will sound fantastic thanks to the full range 10W speaker enhanced with Digital Sound Processing Technology. With a rotating LCD screen, this clock radio can be positioned vertically or horizontally, making it the perfect fit for a first anniversary gift.

Echo Wall Clock - Disney Mickey Mouse Edition - see timers at a glance - requires compatible Echo device
Mickey Mouse Edition Echo Wall Clock
  • Easy-to-read analog clock with iconic Disney design
  • Syncs to an Echo device for accurate time, including automatic adjustments for daylight savings
  • Digital 60 LED display can show multiple timers
  • Size: 10″ diameter

This Disney Edition Echo wall clock helps you stay organized and on time. Easy-to-read analog clock with iconic Mickey Mouse design featuring moving hands to show the time of day. Digital 60 LED display shows one, or multiple, timers set through a paired Echo device. Includes mounting hardware and 4 AA batteries. For a first anniversary gifts that is simple to set up and use—just say, “Alexa, set up my Echo Wall Clock.”

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