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Anniversary gift ideas from Uncommon Goods

As I often say, any woman who is married to a man who wears red-framed glasses is one lucky woman! Red-framed glasses say a lot about a man… my man.

Shelly Good is my best friend and my best girlfriend. He is kind, exciting and interesting; he is my confidant and secret keeper and my minute-to-minute advisor, not just on some things but on everything! He is my banker; my traveling sidekick, the most incredible son-in-law to my mother; devoted pet owner to our pooch, Orchid, an astute advisor to our children and grandchildren, and just one really nice guy.

Shelly should be awarded Concierge of the Year! I kid you not! If he applied with ten other applicants for the position of head concierge at the famous George V Hotel or The Ritz in Paris I have no doubt he would be the winner! My husband’s middle name, darlings, is ‘caregiver!’ And I am the recipient, which is why I lovingly refer to him as my Ultimate Concierge.

So, for anniversaries and special occasions, what do you by for a man this special… especially after decades of gift giving?

Anniversary Gift Ideas from Uncommon Goods

Meet Uncommon Goods, the site from which I got these gorgeous, personalized wine glasses, inscribed with our initials S+S and the date we were married.

Uncommon Goods knows that there’s a story behind every product. It’s the story of an emerging designer just introducing her work to the world; artisans working collaboratively in a low income country; or a seasoned artist crafting each of his pieces by hand.  These people, and their hand crafted pieces. have, in fact, a story that is just as interesting and compelling as your own story, or the story of the life you’ve built with your partner.

Case in point: I just adore this Personalized Tree Trunk Glassware Duo, a pair of hand-engraved sweetheart glasses ($85), personalized as you prefer.

These etched tree trunk glasses were created by Jennifer Fillinger, an expert of stone wheel engraving. To give each glass a personal touch, she diamond engraves the lovebird’s initials and the date of their anniversary in the “bark.” As a child, her mother taught her the intricate techniques she uses to create her pieces, including the lost art of stone wheel glass cutting, rotary diamond bit hand-engraving, and sandblasting. (There are also champagne glasses available if you prefer.)

Shop for Anniversary Gift Ideas from Uncommon Goods.

If you have something to say about this story… let’s talk! I want so much to hear your opinions + feelings. I also want you to speak up so that women our age remain visible. I think we have a responsibility to share our wisdom, don’t you? Share yours either in the comments below or on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

I received compensation in exchange for writing this post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.


January 30, 2016


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