Thursday, June 27, 2013

Leather Gift Guide: Three Year Anniversary

Almost three years ago (in August) Andrew and I tied the knot in a little outdoor ceremony in Oxford, Mississippi. The heat index was 114. I know it's not quite August yet, but the 90 degree heat has me thinking about our anniversary and, of course, anniversary gifts! I like to stick to the traditional wedding gift themes, although last year, while we were saving for our condo's down payment, we skipped cotton. Year three is leather, which is right down Andrew's alley, so I've put together a little gift guide of affordable-yet-thoughtful year three anniversary gifts.

For the thirsty man, I'm loving this leather wrapped cocktail shaker from Mark & Graham ($79) Add in your husband's libation of choice and some homemade blue cheese stuffed olives, and make a night of it.

For the future executive (or professor or writer extraordinaire or lawyer—whatever your husband should aspire to) this personalized MacBook air sleeve ($129) doubles as a padfolio, with plenty of pockets for business cards and pens. My husband would probably store his notepads in the pockets instead of his computer.

For the traveler, you can't go wrong with a toiletry bag (left - leather mini Dopp kit from Gent Supply Co. $80, right - small everyday leather travel pouch from Mark & Graham, $79) filled with your husband's favorite products (Anthony Logistics for Men shave cream for Andrew) and a subscription to Dollar Shave Club, the best subscription box ever.

I would have a hard time choosing between these gifts, had Andrew's toiletry bag not broken last month. With a trip or two in our near future, this is the obvious choice, though that padfolio may be making an appearance at his birthday in October. I'll just have to figure out what else to put in the bag, since he already has a Dollar Shave Club subscription!

Do you celebrate with traditional anniversary gifts? If so, what have you gifted?


  1. We have never really done gifts for anniversary, unfortunately for me. I would have liked some lovely leather shoes... or a new handbag...

    These are all great gifts for guys!

  2. My husband isn't a "things" person, so I took him out for a fancy dinner for our 3-year anniversary (steak isn't leather, but both are beef products - that counts, right?). He bought me a new purse, which was extra impressive because he went through the bags I have to figure out styles I would like and colors I needed.

    1. Oh, steak is a great idea and definitely counts! I didn't think of that, but may have to incorporate it into our celebration. Major points for your husband on the bag. I don't think mine is brave enough to delve into the world of purses.