Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Third Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Traditionally, the third wedding anniversary gift is known to be leather. It's said, "As a material, leather is durable, warm, strong, flexible, and has a sense of resiliency to it. These are qualities that help marriages continue to thrive." (via about.com)

Of course a new pair of shoes or a timeless handbag (she promises to use it every day to get the most out of it!) are sure to please.

ballet flats | tote bag

And for the gentleman in your life, a new wallet, belt, a watch with a leather strap...so many options!

watch | belt | wallet

As you can see, leather gifts are not too difficult to come by. The gifts above are all basics that your spouse can easily add to their everyday lifestyle, but still quality pieces that can last for years. If you'd prefer to think outside of the box a little, the next batch of suggestions might take a little more thought and research :)

Does your better half have a favorite book? Track down a beautiful leather-bound copy as a keepsake to be passed down to future generations. Do you both have a passion for travel? Purchase new passport covers and plan a trip for just the two of you! Speaking of trips...plan a trip to the wine country and be sure to try a Pinot Noir for its leather characteristics (side note: find a winery that has a sensory evaluation...Lee and I attended one not knowing what we were doing, but I highly recommend it to everyone).

leather book | passport cover | pinot noir
As much fun as gift guides are, really think about who your spouse is and the special meaning behind the gift. Find something sentimental that speaks to your relationship. It really is the thought that counts :)

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