Three Years of Marriage
With the symbol for a third wedding anniversary being the material leather, you may be struggling for ideas, either for a couple about to celebrate or for something for your husband or wife. You may be surprised to learn just how many options there are, many of which can be personalised for an extra touch of thoughtfulness. Why not consider key rings, bound books, decorative ornaments, bags, bracelets or camera straps. You can even buy leather cards these days, or you could splash out on luggage or furniture. Here, I have suggested some of the best gift ideas for a leather anniversary, to suit all budgets and tastes.
Custom Engraved Framed Leather Picture
My first suggestion is guaranteed to be absolutely unique, and sure to be a talking point. It is a custom engraved framed leather picture. These are created on request, and take between six and 10 days for completion. The creator of this unique gift is KMK studio, and you simply send them the photograph you wish to use, and they engrave it on Italian leather! The picture is protected with a satin finish and is supplied in an attractive dark wood frame. I actually used this service to have a photo of my daughter and grandson turned into a picture for an unusual christening gift, and was delighted with the detail. It is available in two sizes; 6” x 8” or 4″ x 6″ and can be shipped to most countries.
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Have you ever stopped to think and wonder exactly what leather is, and how it ends up being turned into beautiful, and often expensive, clothing and accessories? The earliest recorded use of leather has been found in a cave system in Spain when primitive man was known to be using animal hides for making tents and footwear. The process of tanning leather today is surprisingly complicated and takes approximately 10 days of curing, soaking and dyeing. As leather is usually a by-product from animals which have been reared for meat and dairy purposes, using it is a way of dealing with what be a massive waste disposal problem. However, more exotic leathers are available, from crocodiles, deer and lizards. These are used primarily for handbags, belts and shoes.
Deluxe Leather Case of Wine
If you are looking for something a little more expensive, and sure to impress the happy couple, this fabulous selection of wine, presented in a deluxe leather case, is sure to hit the spot. The wines are perfect for connoisseurs as there are six bottles of Vina Alarde Crianja Riojas, one of the finest names and known for their deep ruby red colour. Those who enjoy Rioja will take great pleasure in the overtones of cherries, strawberries and vanilla. The beautifully crafted leather display case is ideal for secure storage, transportation, or even simply used a way to display the wine.
Vegan Leather Toiletry Wash Bag
This beautifully crafted bag has a distinctly masculine look to it but could be used by men or women. It has a large capacity, making it ideal for a number of purposes, not just as a toiletries bag. For example, taking your gear to the gym or perhaps hairdressers or make-up artists could keep their supplies in it. It has several compartments including mesh pockets and a hanging hook. It is actually made from vegan leather and is therefore ideal for those who do not use animal products. My boyfriend has one of these, and the only thing to be aware of is that it is not water resistant, and will stain if you accidentally splash it!
Leather in the Media
When it comes to leather clothing, it is often associated with a “bad boy” image, starting with rock ‘n’ roll, heavy metal bands, Hells Angels, and of course, it is a fetish for many people. Who could forget the iconic photos of James Dean or Elvis Presley in their leather jackets and trousers? However, leather also has its place in forms of media such as art, music and poetry. Did you know that the famous Dutch artist, Van Gogh, painted a piece entitled “A Pair of Leather Clogs”? A print of this painting would make an unusual gift.
Music and Movies
When it comes to music, there are over 4000 songs which contain the word leather in their lyrics, and over 60 albums with it in their titles! Some of the most well-known include “Leather Jackets” by Elton John, “Hell Bent for Leather” by Judas Priest and “Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz” by Pretty Boy Floyd. I am not sure of the romance value of any of these albums! Movies with leather in their titles can also be found. For example, Bridget Fonda starred in the 1992 film “Leather Jackets”, the story of a crazy road trip to Los Angeles to avoid gangsters!
Sundial Compass with Leather Case
Well, I am pretty sure nobody else will have thought of this gift for a leather wedding anniversary! Beautifully crafted from the manufacturer Neovivid in India, the fully functional sundial compass has an antique brass finish and has an attractive leather case. It is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts or campers. It even makes a great accessory for those individuals who enjoy the Steampunk style of dressing! As a special bonus, it comes with a free brass keyring. It measures approximately, three inches, perfect for slipping into a pocket.
Share Your Story
So, hopefully, you have made your choice from the best gift ideas for a leather anniversary. The first three years will have flown by, and hopefully, there will be many more to come. If you have any comments or questions, please pop them below and I will get back to you. Did you celebrate your third anniversary? I love to hear your stories, so please share! Don’t forget to check out my other articles for the history and traditions of the lesser known anniversaries, and some suggestions for unique gifts.
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