Like any worthwhile undertaking, your anniversary gift buying will go more smoothly with a few rules laid out up front. Here are a few tips to follow so you won’t be embarrassed by rejection when you show up with a pearl thingamajig on your parent’s thirtieth anniversary.

The problem isn’t that we are unhappy by the number, so much as we are disappointed time after time. If you are dieting, then you want to see a lower number, but what happens when you do? Do you reward yourself for a job well done? Do you decide you’ve done so well, you might as well have a treat?

A leather briefcase or chest. Speaking of wrapping paper, forgo the common box or gift bag by buying her a briefcase or chest to put her wrapped presents in. You can use one (or more) of the suggestions above. Or, if you already have different gifts in mind, this is a unique way to present it all in a way that incorporates the traditional material. It also gives her a great way to store them and any other mementos that the two of you may share. Have your initials carved the old fashioned way (think “sweetheart tree”) in the clasp.



Here’s a traditional men’s faux leather motorcycle jacket from The Buckle. Available in black or brown pleather, this faux leather jacket zips up the front, has two front hand pockets, an inner chest cell phone pocket, and adjustable side snap buttons for a customized fit. Its perforated detail allows for ventilation to keep you cool, but it’s also lined to keep warm in winter-it works well for all seasons! This jacket is machine washable, so it’s easy to clean.

Designed to provide an at-the-office to drinks-after-work look, the Versant Case will cost $34.99. The Versant flips open to reveal a tablet stand and will be available with a soft gret exterior and pink interior. More color combinations are likely.

Here’s another classic black faux winter leather jacket. This jacket is so sexy, so rugged, and it’s so warm, it’ll make any man sweat! Its outer shell is made of polyvinyl and it is lined in polyester. Other features to note is a double-zipper closure, one chest pocket, and exquisite topstitching and seaming details. Cleaning is a breeze - simply wipe clean with a damp cloth. The only downfall to this jacket is that it doesn’t have pockets for your hands. http://inanviet.vn/In_so_tay__so_cong.html could pose problems on cold winter days.

The time is shown in the center of the clock face, in large digital numbers, and the date, day, and temperature are above and below in a smaller font. The stainless steel looking front combined with the leather book body of the pen holder really give this unit an expensive look. It certainly looks like it cost more than $9.99!

The case opens to reveal two side by side trays, an additional hidden folding tray that can be used as a traveling piece and spacious wells. The lid includes a leather-framed mirror and pendant hooks with pouch, and the box accommodates rings, earrings, pendants and larger pieces. Priced at $80 but available on sale at $59.95, it is an exceptional value and sure to be appreciated by a fortunate graduate.