Trying to find the perfect, sentimental gift for your boyfriend or husband on your anniversary can be tricky. Common stereotypes would have us believe that men never want anything emotional or sappy, and would be happy to just get a case of beer.

But on your anniversary, it’s the perfect time to dig a little deeper and really surprise them with a thoughtful and meaningful gift that shows just how much they mean to you. That is why we have compiled a list of 5 different art gifts for him on your first anniversary.

1. DIY Canvas Art

DIY Canvas art

First up on our list is DIY canvas art. We know here at Wall Art Designs we are always talking and boasting about canvas prints, but it is always for good reason. Canvas art is extremely inexpensive and one of the best and most effective ways to get creative and show your partner just how much they mean to you.

This could be as simple as picking out a single favourite photo, and getting it enlarged onto the stretched canvas. If you want to get more fancy, you could get a portrait of the two of you painted or printed onto the canvas, creating the perfect, thoughtful anniversary present.

For a more complex DIY project, you could make a collage of your favourite photos together, alongside some meaningful words about why you love your partner.

If your partner has a “tough bloke” exterior and you think that may be too sappy for their tastes, then why not get a canvas print or painting of his favourite sports team or players? Or perhaps a canvas print of a scenic photo from the place you first met, or a location where you went on holiday together.

Trust me, canvas prints and art are very easily accessible and won’t break the bank. It’s the thought that counts!

2. Creative Photo Frame

Creative photo frame

This one may sound pretty generic and common, but you can never go wrong with a good photo frame. We suggest taking a spin on the general photo frame by decorating the frame with some meaningful words. Check out this online art store for amazing collections of frame arts.

For example, you could fill the photo frame with your favourite picture of the two of you and then write why you love them or your favourite memories together on the outside.

This is a very inexpensive, creative gift idea that will surely impress your partner. We highly suggest getting as creative as possible with this one.

3. Statement Artwork

Statement Artwork

Another common mention on our blog posts is statement artwork and again, for good reason. Statement artwork is impactful, so when it comes to your partners anniversary gift, statement artwork may just work a treat.

The hard part is getting it right. We suggest finding a piece of artwork that reflects your relationship, their favourite hobbies, a place you both love to visit, the place you first met, or an image of anything meaningful for your partner.

So long as you choose an image that means something to you, you can find amazing artwork at any budget. We highly recommend checking out this website to find the perfect, relatively cheap statement piece for your partner to leave him in awe on your anniversary.

4. Recreation of the Night Sky

Recreation of the night Sky

This is quite a new gift idea but a real treat. A recreation of the night sky the night you met has become a very popular gift idea for many couples, especially as an anniversary present.

This is the perfect gift for your first anniversary as it signifies the exact moment you met and how the stars were aligned. We know this gift is quite sappy, but it is extremely thoughtful and will no doubt leave your boyfriend or husband very impressed by your creative skills.

And the best part is they are inexpensive and easily accessible. There is a wide variety of online stores who can easily help you obtain this gift at a great price.

5. Anniversary Photo Book

Anniversary photo book

A classic and probably one of the most thoughtful and heartfelt anniversary gifts you can get your partner is an anniversary photo book. This is typically a scrapbook with pictures and memories from your time together.

Now, there are plenty of ways you can go about doing this. If you want a cheaper alternative you can definitely do a DIY anniversary book. Just go down to your local arts and crafts store, grab a few different paints and markers then print out some of your favourite photos together. Try to get a good range of photos over your time together. Stick a few pictures, or one focus picture, on each page and write down a memory together with a few small decorations.

Sometimes, a DIY anniversary photo book can be even more meaningful as you have put so much hard work and effort into it.

Otherwise, they have amazing anniversary photo books online where you simply send in your favourite photos of the two of you and they will compile them all into a beautiful little book that you and your partner can cherish for the rest of your days together.

And there you have it. 5 art gift ideas for him on your first anniversary together. We know it is no easy task to buy the right gift for your boyfriend or husband but hopefully this list will give you some inspiration and some ideas to blow him away and surprise him on your anniversary.