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
Inspired by the intricate Moroccan tilework known as zellige, this pint-sized faux leather pouch packs some serious symmetrical punch in its vibrant design.
Handmade in Ecuador, this bold necklace transforms sustainable tagua nuts, otherwise known as “vegetable ivory,” into a red-and-gold statement of love. (The vegan leather cord’s a nice touch, too.)
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.
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!)
If fine whiskey gets your honey’s heart beating, look no further than this tasting glass that comes with a chillable faux leather coaster. No ice = no dilution, baby.
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.
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.
Wrought from tin and recycled steel, this cheery wind chime—a great addition to any doorstep—hangs from a faux suede cord.
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.
In the market for a keepsake that’s totally tubular? Look no further. (We’ll be here all week.)
For wine lovers with little cabinet space, these innovative wine glasses might be a lifesaver. Handcrafted in Finland, they stack easily, for compact, totally painless storage.