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Choosing a 3 Year Anniversary Gift

tIf a special couple in your life has reached the milestone of their third anniversary, you may be wondering what you should give them as a meaningful gift. Although some wedding anniversary traditions are well known, such as gold for the 50th anniversary and silver for the 25th, the third anniversary is one of the less well known years.

Tradition dictates that the ideal 3rd wedding anniversary gift should be made from leather, although more modern experts say that crystal is a better choice. If you are wanting to give a symbolic 3 year anniversary gift, you could consider incorporating one of these options into your gift choice.

Traditions Behind Leather Anniversary Gifts

Many people wonder why leather has been linked with the third year of marriage. The reason behind its association is thought to be from a Russian and German tradition that says that by three years into a marriage a couple feel as though they are inside each other’s skin.

Leather is also a durable and resilient material, and after 3 years of married life, a couple will often have survived through many trials and tribulations and come out the other side successful and triumphant. Giving a leather gift to celebrate this milestone is a testament to this long-lasting and flourishing love.

3rd Anniversary Gift Ideas



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Rose Heart Pendant

  • decorated with 21 sparkling synthetic diamonds
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Matched Set in 24k Gold Leaf Theme

  • includes a glazed natural rose, a pendant and earrings
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Exciting Ideas for Leather Anniversary Gifts

third anniversaryThere are many lovely leather 3 year anniversary gifts to show a special couple how much they mean to you. One of the excellent things about leather gifts is that they can be as expensive or inexpensive as you like as there are plenty of low budget leather anniversary gifts options.

A pair of gift certificates for a high quality shoe store for the celebrating couple is an excellent choice for anyone searching for a leather his and hers gift. Alternatively, a leather jacket for each of the pair is wonderful and long-lasting choice that will be much appreciated and the giver will be remembered fondly every time it is worn. A leather satchel or bag has long been a popular choice, and this timeless gift will never go out of style.

Low Budget Leather Anniversary Gifts

If you are on a limited budget, there are still plenty of leather gifts that you can give the happy couple that are inexpensive. A simple matching braided leather bracelet for each partner is a casual yet fashionable accessory that will be worn with pride. For a couple who travel a lot, a leather passport cover or luggage tags is an excellent choice, while any couple celebrating their third year of marriage would be delighted to receive matching leather-bound journals, diaries or address books. Matching leather key fobs can even be personalized for the celebrating pair, with their names and the date of their anniversary. This would be a beautiful personal touch to make the occasion even more special.


Floral 3 Year Anniversary Gifts

If you would prefer to give a different style of gift for a couple’s third anniversary, you could consider giving the gift of sunflowers. These beautiful blossoms are the flower associated with the 3rd year of marriage and represent the warmth and strength that develops over 3 years of married life. A gorgeous bouquet of sunflowers is the perfect way to mark the event, and will brighten up any home in honor of the occasion.

Crystal 3 Year Anniversary Gift

In these modern times, crystal is now often given instead of leather as a 3rd wedding anniversary gift. There are lots of beautiful crystal gifts to choose from that will adorn any couple’s home and call the giver to mind every time they are used or seen.

Stylish crystal ornaments are a good choice, and can be found in all price brackets so even those on a low budget can afford to buy one. Crystal jewelry also makes an excellent present for a woman celebrating her 3rd anniversary.

Crystal glasses or goblets perform both a decorative and practical function, used for special occasions and displayed proudly for the rest of the year. These are an especially lavish gift when presented with a crystal decanter, and make lovely personalized items for a unique touch.

An elegant crystal vase would be much appreciated by any couple, with its functional nature and timeless beauty. It could be presented with a single sunflower or a sunflower bouquet to bring together two themes of this special day.

Alternatively, you could present a magnificent crystal vase alongside an opulent glazed or gold-dipped natural rose, for a long-lasting reminder of this wonderful day. Glazed roses are available in a range of striking colors, and feature a luxurious 24 karat gold trim for extra radiance. Any hand-crafted glazed or gold-dipped rose would be a fantastic and unique gift, perfect for marking the occasion of the third wedding anniversary.

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5th wedding anniversary gift ideas Silverware
6th wedding anniversary gift ideas Wood objects
7th wedding anniversary gift ideas Desk sets/pen and pencil sets
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10th wedding anniversary gift ideas Diamond jewelry
11th wedding anniversary gift ideas Fashion jewelry, accessories
12th wedding anniversary gift ideas Pearls, colored gems
13th wedding anniversary gift ideas Textiles, furs