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Our Guide to Third Anniversary Gifts: A Love as Tough as Leather

July 13, 2017

You’re three years in, and the gifts you’re picking are getting a bit more sturdy—just like the foundation of your relationship. In the latest installment of our series of guides to picking anniversary gifts, we’re tackling leather, the material traditionally used to toast your third anniversary… in theory, anyway. Here at UncommonGoods, we actually don’t sell any products that contain leather, feathers, or fur, thanks in part to our vegetarian founder, Dave Bolotsky. Thankfully, we carry plenty of animal-friendly goods made from sturdy vegan leather alternatives, some as innovative as dried-and-dyed strips of orange peel. Check out some of our top picks to celebrate your third anniversary in conscious style below, plus one bonus selection for the modern-minded among us.

Traditional: (Vegan) Leather

 

Citrus Twist Necklace - UncommonGoods

Handmade in Colombia, this bold necklace transforms leftover orange peels into a striking alternative to leather. Sun-dried, then dyed, the peels take on sky blue hue and a texture that makes them nearly indistinguishable from the genuine article. A little something blue, anyone? | Citrus Twist Necklace- $49

 

Semi Precious Stone Wrap Bracelet - UncommonGoods

Khun Aoi’s vegan leather bracelets, handcrafted by women artisans in Thailand, weave blue, green, and plum-colored stones between two delicate lengths of cord—all without hurting a fly. | Semi Precious Stone Wrapped Bracelet – $29.99

 

Marrakesh Embroidered Mini Pouch - UncommonGoods

Inspired by the intricate Moroccan tilework known as zellige, this pint-sized faux leather pouch packs some serious symmetrical punch in its vibrant design. | Marrakesh Embroidered Mini Pouch -$12

 

Got a spouse with a habit of leaving tangled cords about the house? Give a gift that will please you both with these colorful cord wraps handmade to look like leaves. | Vintage Leaf Cord Wraps -$16

 

If vintage design gets your honey’s heart beating, look no further than this watch made from fragments of Massimo Vignelli’s famous New York City subway map, introduced in 1972. With four different hotspots to choose from to decorate your watch face, you’re sure to find something suitably colorful—and perhaps even personal. | Vignelli Subway Map Watch – $195

 

This reversible vegan leather belt fits a wide range of waist sizes, from 24″ to 46″, making it an ideal gift for anyone who values precision in fit—or who, you know, yo-yo diets a lot. (We won’t say a word!) | Perfect Fit Reversible Belt -$58

 

Perfect for the type of partner who’s constantly changing their look, this stylish, animal-friendly bag can be worn two ways, as either a compact backpack or a stylish carry-all slung over one’s shoulder. Even better, this bag recycles, with elegant hardware crafted from the remnants of Vietnam War-era bombshells that litter the countryside in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. | Convertible Shoulder/Backpack – $140

 

A special keepsake for any sports fan, these unique wallets have genuine game-used NFL jerseys tucked subtly within their interiors. NHL and MLB versions are also available, so you can cover all your—wait for it—bases. | NFL Game Used Uniform Wallet – $160

 

For the lover who’s always on the go, this two-toned tote is a surefire treat. Although its ability to charge a smartphone (really, believe it) is perhaps its best feature, it has plenty more, including an LED power indicator and a few slots to stash away your credit cards. | Smartphone Charging Reversible Tote – $119.95

 

If your other half happens to be a sharp dresser, too, this tiny travel case will certainly come in handy. With room enough for five pairs of cufflinks within, they’ll never need to worry about their style getting stale on the road again. | Cufflinks Organizing and Travel Case – $38

 

Modern: Glass

 

Sure to be a touching tribute to your union, this personalized glass platter pairs your laser-engraved names and anniversary date with a twinkling background reminiscent of nights spent stargazing side by side. | Written in the Stars Glass Platter – $135

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