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There’s something about shopping for gifts for men; it just isn’t easy.
Both the UK and North America list leather as the traditional third anniversary gift, which is quite convenient for us. Thankfully, rich, deep leather is very often associated with men. Think of smoking rooms,libraries and clubhouses, adorned with leather chairs and accessories.
That said, not all of us have a dedicated old-world library in our homes, so we need a few more ideas that will really work for us. Read on for a selection of 99 leather 3rd anniversary gifts for him!
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Desktop accessories, anyone? Pick up a leather frame to display a picture on his desk. You could even throw in a couple’s photo session, or pick one of your favourite wedding pictures to add to his collection.
2. New Car – with a leather interior!
CLEARLY this is not for everyone’s budget, in fact for very few people’s, but it still needed to go on the list. It is one of the ultimate gifts. If you can swing it, it would be fun to give a car as an anniversary present, that’s for sure.
3. Luggage Tags
Aren’t they gorgeous? Plus, everyone hates filling out those little removable ones at the airport every time (just me? I doubt it!). You can also find some delightful monogrammed ones on Etsy.
A leather tie reminds me of rock bands and clubbing in Mexico. They aren’t for everyone, but a crisp white shirt with a leather tie can be a fun outfit.
Gorgeous leather luggage is available for a variety of price points and in a multitude of sizes. Get your fellow a gorgeous, perfectly-sized carry on bag for your third anniversary, or even a whole new set of luggage.
6. Messenger Bag
There are many stunning messenger bags made out of leather. I struggled to pick just one to feature. Messenger bags are fantastic for commuters and guys who spend a lot of time going back and forth between meeting locations or work sites.
7. Laptop Bag
That problem that I had picking just one messenger bag? Same problem with laptop bags. Super practical for many, very long lasting, and oh so many options and styles to pick from.
8. Toiletry Bag
Travel kits wear out over time, so even if your spouse has one, an upgrade and replacement can be a good choice.
Wallets also wear out, pick up a new one. You can even get monogrammed wallets for reasonable prices online.
Leather straps breath and look classy. Watches also come in a huge variety of price points and styles.
11. Bar Stools
Step up the bar game with some leather bar stools.
A leather chesterfield would make a fantastic anniversary gift, and as a bonus, both of you can use it!
13. Shoe Polish Kit
Polish some leather… from a leather-cased shoe polish kit.
14. Guitar Case
There are gorgeous leather and leather-trimmed guitar cases out there.
15. Guitar Strap
Pick up a nice new leather guitar strap.
16. Camera Strap
If guitar straps aren’t your man’s thing, pick up a leather camera strap instead.
17. Camera Case
Isn’t that a gorgeous camera bag? I think so!
Black, brown, tan, thick, thin, dressy or casual. Pick up a belt to add to his wardrobe.
Leather jackets for hipsters. Leather jackets for bikers. Leather jackets for rockers. Leather jackets for anniversaries!
You seriously thought I could put together a list of leather gifts and skip leather pants? Of course not! I dare you to take a look at the Korean Fashion Sexy Leather Pants.
Leather soled, leather uppers, gorgeous leather shoes!
Driving gloves, working gloves, golf gloves, baseball gloves, there are a lot of leather gloves in the world.
23. Ski Gloves
There are also ski gloves. I keep meaning to get myself a nice pair of leather ski gloves, like my spouse already has.
24. Ski Poles with Leather Straps
They can be hard to find online if you don’t know the exact make, but leather makes an awesome ski pole strap that doesn’t stay saturated or block moisture wicking from your gloves.
Wouldn’t a guy wearing that look hunky? Oh yeah.
Wine journal, anyone? Perhaps a fishing journal? Moleskins are classics.
27. Passport Cover
Class it up on international travels with a leather passport cover. These days you can get passport covers with RFID blockers in them, so that random passersby cannot scan information off of your passport.
28. Bota Bag Wine Bladder
I remember using these for water on hikes as kids… and the adults always had an extra one.
This monogrammed tote is a six pack cooler to go.
30. Leather Scented Candle
Why yes, you can buy leather scented candles!
31. Renaissance Art Stuff
The folks at Renaissance Art make stunning leather products, and dozens and dozens of them. We own some and they are wonderful. I highly recommend their stuff. My wedding albums came from them, for example.
32. Photo Album
I got wedding albums from Renaissance Art, but there are a whole bunch of gorgeous albums available and you can use them for all sorts of things. Did you make an album with your honeymoon pictures yet?
Classic game. Classic leather.
Yes, leather coasters. Perfect for a man cave, or to save your latest woodworking project from early destruction.
Got a pan of nachos fresh out of the oven that needs to be on the coffee table? Problem solved.
Blundstones are rather trendy right now, and oh so practical a choice in footwear.
37. Doc Martens
Doc Martens. Classic leather boots that can be dressed up and dressed down. Love’em.
38. Sunglass Case
Protect your shades when they aren’t on your head with this classically styled leather sunglasses case.
39. Cocktail Shaker
The leather makes it easier to hold when it gets cold, without melting all of the ice inside. Think of it as a way to get more rounds made.
40. Ice Bucket
Get a leather-accented ice bucket as a gift and top it off with some sparkling wine, or a bottle of your favourite cocktail spirit.
41. Key Chain
Is your husband still rocking a free key chain from somewhere? Get him a monogrammed leather one, instead.
42. Phone Case
There are a ton of cases on the market to protect phones or to add usefulness. Pick out a leather one to fit his phone.
43. Coin Tray
Upgrade your empty pickle jar that collects coins to a leather coin tray. If you’re sneaky, you could buy the coin tray using the coins in your current coin jar. Tricky? Yup. But also affordable!
44. Leather Bound Book
One of the best gifts I ever received from my spouse, for our first paper anniversary, was a leather bound book from the 1700s.
You could opt for a collector’s edition of a newer book, of course, or perhaps a bible.
45. Watch Box
Does your fellow already have a collection of watches? Are they like my watches and live in the corner of a night stand drawer? Give them a new home with a stylish leather watch case.
A nice go-to portfolio for work, with pockets or without, or a big leather portfolio envelope for an artist. Practical and pretty.
Wings, rustic metal rings, crosses, braided leather, take your pick.
48. Horse Riding Equipment
Cowboys are made of leather, aren’t they? Most horse riding accessories are, at least.
49. Cowboy Boots
Everyone who lives in Alberta needs at least one pair of cowboy boots for Stampede time!
I hear that lots of people wear them for other reasons, too.
50. Leather Cowboy Hat
These hats remind me of the Australian outback, they’re high quality and good for keeping sun and rain off of your head.
51. Leatherman Multitool
It’s all in the name! Leatherman makes a ton of different multi-tools, so find one that fits the lifestyle of your spouse.
52. Picnic Basket
Get a picnic basket with leather accents, fill it up and take him on a date!
These neat cufflinks use leather cords. You can also get small squares of leather and several other designs.
Scotch to go anyone? Leather flasks often also offer monogramming options.
Leather is a great protector, be it from barbecuing, or in the shop.
56. Tool Belt
Do you have a handyman? Get a new leather toolbelt, and consider topping it up with some of these gift ideas for woodworkers.
Yes. You can get leather bowties!
58. Magazine Holder (Type A or Type B!)
There’s the ammo type and the reading type. Take your pick!
59. Shave Set
Ready for a throw back? Get a classic shave kit!
60. Manicure Set
Everyone’s got nails that grow. Get a nail care set that’s better than the clippers in the bin next to the gas station cash register.
61. Desktop Valet
A whatnow? A desktop valet is a tray with divided sections, to hold his odds and ends.
62. Cigar Case
Cigars are celebratory! Get a leather cigar case, complete with cutter. Maybe even throw in a cigar.
63. Knife Case
Already have a leatherman? Does it need a new case?
Play ball! Pick up a baseball. You could opt for a regular ball and maybe even add game tickets. Alternatively, source out a collectors item, or an autographed baseball.
From Birkenstocks to slip on flip flops, there are a ton of choices in the leather sandal department. They are perfect if you are planning to take a trip for your anniversary.
66. Charging Station
Doesn’t that charging station look awesome? It will charge all of his toys, in one convenient location. No laying the tablet down on it’s side, taking up tons of space!
67. Sword with Leather Sheath
Is your husband into medieval lore, martial arts or sword collecting in general? Find a leather sheathed sword as an anniversary gift.
68. Pool Table
The pockets are leather, which makes a pool table totally count! You will win some mad points if you can afford to spring for a pool table!
69. Leather Cleaner
With all of these leather ideas, it’s going to need cleaning at some point in time!
Comfy and durable :-)
I am told that the leather on braces should match the leather on the shoes you are wearing, as a little tip.
72. Wine Carrier
Want a step up from a paper bag for your wine bottles? Get a leather wine carrier case. These are perfect for heading to the park for a picnic.
73. Mate Set
Mate is more of a ritual than a tea in several countries in South America. The leaves are added to a special mug/cup that is frequently leather, with a built in metal straw, and people carry thermoses, often leather, full of hot water to make mate all day long.
74. Travel Coffee Mug
Camo leather, or regular leather, leather is nice to hold on to and acts as an insulator for your hand.
75. Office Chair
Get a great new home office chair, with levers all over.
76. Poker Set
A leather cased, high quality poker set is a must-have for the card player in your life.
77. Poker Table
Know what’s better than a poker set? A poker table! Frequently these game tables support multiple different games.
Back to cowboys again!
79. Eyeglass Storage Box
Aviators, fishing sunglasses, biking shades, work shades… store his glasses collection in an eyeglass storage box.
These are still wildly available.
81. Leatherworking Tools
Why not encourage him to develop a new hobby and get into leather tooling?
82. Checkbook Cover
Sometimes you still need to use cheques. Pick up a chequebook cover that’s leather, so that they stay crisp and clean and look debonaire when you go to use them.
83. Dog Collar and Leash
Give him a gift that is also for man’s best friend.
Espadrilles are a style of shoe from the Pyranees, that have a woven sole. They were originally made with a particular type of grass.
85. Gun Bench Bags
These are very versatile and used for target practice and zeroing.
Wyatt? Where are you?
Dimpled leather headboards have a masculine vibe and are very trendy.
88. Quiver (for archery)
You can get throwback quivers that add style to your target practice.
89. Leather Handled Umbrella
There’s lots of styles to choose from and umbrellas are very practical. Plus, you can never have too many.
90. Rifle Sling
A leather rifle sling is a classic hunting accessory.
91. Bible Cover
92. Golf Glove
Most aren’t actually leather these days, but in theory they count.
This stylish traveling clock is great for sitting on a desk, using during exams or taking with you on a trip.
94. Wine Bottle Box
With a collector’s bottle inside, or one that has meaning to you!
95. Cufflink Box
We’re basically suggesting that you box every thing he owns up in a nice display case. Cufflinks are another thing that can fit in a box!
96. Imperial Leather
Imperial Leather soap! This is perfect for the budget-conscious, or if you have already picked out a great gift but still want to tie in the leather anniversary gift theme.
Leather envelopes are a fantastic way to store an artist portfolio, or carry documents.
98. Accent Pillow
Throw a pillow onto that couch you bought him.
99. Leatherheads Bluray
Here’s another fun choice that plays on the words leather. An anniversary gift for the football fan!
What other suggestions do you have for leather 3rd anniversary gifts for him?