With three years of marriage under the belt, it should be getting easier and easier to weed out the type of gifts that float your sweetie’s boat. If you’ve been following the traditional and modern material prompts for choosing an anniversary gift, then you already have a head start on the types of presents you should be on the lookout for celebrating a third wedding anniversary.
3rd Wedding Anniversary Gift Materials
- Traditional Third Anniversary Gift: Leather, which signifies the durability of a relationship, as the material is strong and flexible. It is this quality that contributes to the ever-lasting nature of a thriving marriage.
- Modern Third Anniversary Gift: Crystal/Glass, to serve as a reminder of the dazzling effect and influence that a meaningful marriage can have on others.
- 3rd Anniversary Gemstone: Pearl or jade.
- 3rd Anniversary Flower: Fuchsias, which stand for a revealing love, good taste and friendliness.
Now that you know the materials associated with traditional and modern 3rd wedding anniversary gifts, browse the following suggestions:
Leather and Pearl Jewelry
Choosing a piece of jewelry that incorporates leather and pearls not only satisfies the traditional third anniversary gift material, but also one of the gemstones associated with achieving this milestone as a couple. Novica is a lovely place to browse leather and pearl creations such as their New Midnight Tribal Wrap Bracelet, which features iridescent black pearls hand-tied to a glossy leather strap with attached accents. Available in different sizes, this bracelet was originally crafted from an artisan in Thailand.
Leather Bottle Case
Originating from the Andes, this eye-catching leather bottle case makes a lovely gesture for a wine lover, as the hand-tooled exterior decorates a cedar frame which creates an attractive piece of décor that holds bottles and any other treasures. Equipped with a wrought iron clasp and hinges, the Ancestral Guard Cedar and Leather Bottle Case is just one example of how to gift leather for a third wedding anniversary present.
Leather Handbag, Messenger Bag or Tablet Case
Whether it’s a Coach, Michael Kors or vintage creation, leather purses and handbags are a relatively easy way to gift a third anniversary gift for a woman. For the fellas, a messenger bag or case for a laptop or tablet (made from leather) would make a suitable gift, especially for the tech-savvy, businessmen, and/or frequent travelers. To heighten the gesture, consider looking into customization and personalization options, such as monogramming the gift.
Black Leather Beer Holster
There are plenty of occasions, especially on warm-weather days when you’d like to keep a beer by your side. Especially convenient for the avid BBQ griller, the genuine Black Leather Beer Holster sold by HomeWetBar.com also makes an entertaining conversation piece. Keeping a beer can (or bottle) within a fingertip’s reach, a concealed suede pocket located on the back side of the holster also accommodates cash.
Leather Photo Album and Journals
Purchase a leather journal to pen brief love notes to your sweetheart, or personalize one as a thoughtful gesture for the aspiring writer, poet, or journalist in your life. Just take a look at the creative leather journals with ink prints by In Blue Handmade, which specializes in leather crafted items, such as the leather journals and sketchbooks shown below.
To take a trip down memory lane, fill a leather bound photobook with plenty of snapshots representing the last three years of marriage. Don’t forget to include summer vacations, family outings, sporting events, significant milestones, silly moments and sweet embraces.
Consider a leather day planner for the blogger in your life, as keeping organized is one of the keys to maintaining a successful blog or website.
Additional leather gift ideas for a third anniversary include leather cuffs (fashion accessories for both men and women); leather wallet; leather shoes or boots; leather gloves; leather jacket; and a bouquet of leather roses, like the ones sold by the English Leather Rose Company (shown here) – check out the site to find a rainbow of colors and themed leather rose bouquets.
Champagne Flutes or Crystal Wine Goblets
What better way to celebrate a third wedding anniversary than with a toast using a gifted pair of champagne flutes or wine goblets? Think about enhancing the meaning of this gift by having your names and anniversary date etched into the glass. Things Remembered is a good place to start when looking for etched champagne glasses.
Recycled Glass Jewelry
For the loved one who adores shades of blue and green, recycled glass jewelry could become a real hit on your third wedding anniversary. For instance, Bottled Up Designs transforms reclaimed antique glass and bottles into dazzling handmade pendants, bracelets, earrings, and rings. These organic creations are truly one of a kind, which incorporate other recycled goods, such as sterling wire milled in the U.S. Browse the site to view a range of styles and designs, including filigree teardrops, closed spirals, cages, filigree boxes, filigree hoops, and glass hoops.
With an endless selection of themes and designs, crystal sculptures might be one of the easiest things to select when choosing a third anniversary gift that stays in line with the modern material for this milestone. Honeymooned in a memorable destination, or want to remember a special trip? Choose a crystal piece to place on your mantle. For example, commemorate vacationing in Paris with an Eiffel Tower Crystal Sculpture, like the one sold by Expressions Catalog.
One of the ultimate options in crystal gifts is purchasing a Swarovski piece, which is known in the industry for having an exceptional reputation for craftsmanship, variety and… high prices. In the company’s collection of crystal figurines, they offer a great deal of bird pairs – ideal for symbolizing a married couple. Below are just a few selections of Swarovski crystal pieces to consider (Pair of Blue Jays, Hyacinth Macaws, and Gouldian Finches):
Especially timely if your anniversary is around the festive holiday season, commemorate three years together with a special Christmas ornament made out of glass. Choose a themed ornament that has meaning to your relationship – perhaps you both enjoy a certain activity together, or welcomed your first child into the world. There are also plenty of companies that customize holiday ornaments with names, dates, and even brief messages.