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12 Modern 1st Anniversary Gifts for Your Husband in 2024

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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. We’ll help you discover unique first anniversary gift ideas for:


Handmade Clock 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.


InTheTime 16-inch Copper Wall Clock Square Large Silent Non-Ticking Unique Handmade - 7th Wedding Anniversary Gift Idea Rustic Farmhouse Native American Southwest Home Kitchen Art Decor (Medium)
Handmade Copper Wall Clock
  • Handcrafted from 100% naturally patinated copper
  • Features silent quartz movement
  • Hanging hardware included
  • Size: 16″ x 16″
$199.00 USD

This handmade copper clock features a natural burnt copper patina and is equipped with a high-quality silent quartz movement made in Germany that keeps accurate time. Designed and handmade by a Lithuanian artist, you can request additional customizations for a truly unique anniversary gift that will stand the test of time.


Georgetown Pottery Tide Clock - Ivory Wave
Ivory Wave Tide Clock
  • 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.


Large Decorative Wall Clock 18-inch - Metal Rustic Original - Silent Non Ticking Quartz for Home
Rustic Iron 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 Clock 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″
$159.99 USD

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 the memories you have forged together.


Personalized Wooden Clock with Photo, Custom Photo Engraved Desk Clock for Living Room, Bedroom, Kitchen, Perfect Decoration Gifts for Birthday,Wedding, Graduation,Anniversary,and Family Memories 
Personalized Wooden Clock
  • Customized with your personal photos and text
  • Engraved on high quality wood
  • Runs on AA batteries
  • Measures 11.2″ x 6.3″
$59.99 USD

Capture the precious memories of your first year of marriage with this desk clock that can be personalized with your names and wedding date, plus a short message and your own photo. Your customizations are engraved directly into the wood so they will never fade.


Vintage-Inspired Clock 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.

SHISEDECO Mid Century Retro Design George Nelson Sunburst Clock Blue Color Silent Wooden Decorative Modern Silent Wall Clock (Full Range Available) (Nelson Sunburst Clock Blue Color)
George Nelson Sunburst Clock
  • Top quality reproduction of the original 1948 Nelson design
  • Features a modern, silent mechanism
  • Made from wood with aluminum clock dial & hands
$199.00 USD

George Nelson was an American industrial designer and one of the founders of American Modernism. The sunburst clock is considered one of the most iconic designs to come out of the mid-century modern movement. With all of the charm of the original, this reproduction is certain to add retro flair to any home.


Bulova B1839 Willits Frank Lloyd Wright Mantel Clock, 14\", Walnut Finish
Frank Lloyd Wright Mantel Clock
  • Made by Bulova Clocks
  • Solid wooden case and geometric wooden pendulum
  • Measures 7″ x 16″
  • Operates on AA batteries
$139.58 USD

Adapted from an art glass window from the Ward W. Willits house, a 1902 masterpiece in Highland Park, Illinois, this mantel clock ia a perfect gift for fans of Prairie style architecture. The beautiful walnut finish, exquisite detailing and non ticking second hand will enhance the beauty of any home.


Nixie Tube Clock with New and Easy Replaceable IN-14 Nixie Tubes - Motion Sensor - Visual Effects - Gift Idea - Premium Gift Packaging
Nixie Star Tube Clock
  • Crafted with reliable and modern electronic components
  • With a motion sensor
  • And 3 built-in time change effects
  • Plus an integrated tube replacement adapter
$229.00 USD

Handcrafted with genuine, user-replaceable Nixie tubes, this stunning timepiece infuses any space with a warm, nostalgic glow. Plus, the Nixie tubes are easy to replace if needed because they are not soldered onto the board so your investment in this first anniversary gift will pay off for many years to come.


Harley-Davidson® Etched Bar & Shield Shaped Neon Clock
Harley-Davidson Neon Clock
  • Battery operated Quartz clock movement
  • Includes 6″ neon power adapter/transformer
  • Dimensions: 14″ x 11″ x 3″
$139.89 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.


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