so, tomorrow is my 6th wedding anniversary. having mixed feelings about whether we should even do gifts or not, i of course put off even thinking about what i might get until Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. well. turns out that the modern gift for 6 years is wood. [insert crude joke here.] actually, it is supposed to symbolize a relationship that has—and will—stand the test of time. so anyway, aside from giving Spy the obvious, i spent
some a lot of time researching wooden gifts this week. turns out there is some really cool stuff out there! i won’t give away what i ended up buying (at least not ’til tomorrow), but here are my five favorites. take note if you or a loved one has the big 6 coming up! enjoy and TGIF!
okay. so cool. send them your image, whether it’s type like this one or a photo, and they’ll print it on a piece of wood for you. plenty of inspiration on their site and they even have stock options if you need a little help with an image. prices range from $35 for an 8×8 to $330 for 30×40. or choose a custom size. sweet, unique way to preserve a memory and decorate! www.woodsnap.com.
baseball bat bottle opener
got a baseball and beer fan? boom. absolutely love these bottle openers made from bats used in actual MLB games. choose his favorite team and watch his eyes light up as he combines 2 of his favorite passtimes. $95-130 at Uncommon Goods and Red Envelope.
so perfect for a hipster-gone-banker, tree-hugger-gone-corporate, etc. i just have a fancy dresser who likes to get a little edgy and show some personality with his wrist bling. spoiler: he has like a gajillion cufflinks and fewer and fewer French cuff shirts with which to wear them, so this is not the gift i chose, but these beauties by The Fox and Fig on Etsy for $36 look super hot.
simple, right? here in Atlanta, we have a wonderful organization, Trees Atlanta, “dedicated to protecting and improving Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving and educating.” one reason we rank first among major American cities for percentage of tree coverage, no doubt! (can’t find the link right now, but anyone allergic to pollen here knows it’s true!) they have a program that lets you dedicate a tree (or trees!) in honor of special occasions ($25-1,500). i believe we had something similar in Richmond, and i’m sure other cities have these types of programs. look yours up and give a gift that will live and grow with you.
omg-amazing wood etchings of city neighborhoods in every format from lapel pins to wall hangings. they have pretty much every major city represented—both U.S. and European. what a fun way to commemorate your anniversary and where you live/got married/met in a beautiful American-designed-and-made piece of art. $8.00-96.00 for your city. www.neighborwoods.com