Wedding anniversaries are a time to celebrate the love and commitment that two people have shared for another year.
It is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the future. Be inspired by this list of anniversary gift ideas, especially third year leather anniversary gifts, as a way to show your spouse how much you love and appreciate them.
There are many different types of anniversary gifts, but traditionally, gifts are based on an associated material for each year of marriage. For example, for your first anniversary gift, it is traditional to give paper, which symbolizes the fragile, new beginning of the marriage. The traditional gift is wood on your tenth anniversary, which represents the strength and stability of the marriage.
When it comes to gift-giving, we have already covered what makes a meaningful gift. A great, meaningful gift combines thoughtful sentimentality and useful functionality with personal taste for a truly unique present.
Of course, you don't have to stick to the traditional gifts. Many people might only present traditional gifts during milestone anniversaries like silver anniversary gifts for 25 years or diamonds for 60 years of marriage. However, if you know what your partner would like, you can get them anything that they would appreciate. Some popular anniversary gift ideas include jewelry, flowers, gift certificates, experiences, and home décor.
Tips for choosing alternative anniversary gifts revolve around making your spouse’s gift one-of-a-kind and personal. Consider the interests and hobbies your spouse is passionate about during their free time. You should also set a budget and start shopping early to keep your own gift-giving expectations in check and plan for unexpected delays.
Above all, always keep your spouse’s style in mind. A gift should reflect the gift receiver. Their style, choice in home décor, or even food preferences will play a part. When choosing experiences as gifts like spa treatments, festivals or shows for entertainment, and especially vacations, don’t be afraid to get creative and let their preferences guide you.
The third-year anniversary is a significant milestone in any relationship. It marks three years of love, commitment, and growth as a couple. When it comes to celebrating this special occasion, traditional anniversary gifts hold a lot of sentimental value.
For your third anniversary, leather gifts are the traditional choice. Leather symbolizes durability, strength, and flexibility, which are qualities that reflect the journey of a relationship that has weathered challenges and grown stronger over time. Some unique and meaningful leather gift ideas for three-year anniversaries include:
Personalized Leather Journal: A leather journal, like our new A5 Journals, is not only a thoughtful gift but also a practical one. You can have it personalized with your partner's name or initials, making it truly special. It can be used as a diary, a place to jot down goals and as a daily planner, or even a sketchbook for a creative outlet.
Leather Wallet: A leather wallet is a classic gift that never goes out of style. According to New York Times’ Wirecutter, our men’s Thin Bifold Wallet and our Slim Card Case are some of the best slim wallets on the market.We have a variety of wallet styles and colors to suit your partner's taste without cluttering their pockets. Consider getting it monogrammed with their initials for a personal touch. A leather wallet is not only a functional gift but also a symbol of financial security and responsibility.
Leather Watch Case: If your partner is a watch collector or enthusiast, give a leather Watch Box for easy travelling or to put the best of their collection on permanent display. This thoughtful gesture shows you pay attention to their interests and hobbies.
Leather Keychain: A leather keychain is a small yet meaningful gift that can be a daily reminder of your love. Look for a keychain made from high-quality leather with a sturdy metal ring like our Hotel Keychain or our Valet Snap Keychain meant to conveniently clip onto your belt loop.Deboss your keychain with a special date, initials, or a short message to add a personal touch. It's a practical gift that your partner will use every day, and it can also serve as a sentimental keepsake.
Leather Photo Frame: A leather photo frame is a beautiful way to show off and preserve precious memories. You can fill it with photos from your journey as a couple, from your wedding day to your most recent adventures.You could also schedule a photo session and highlight your favorite photo taken with leather photo frame. Our 5x7 Photo Frame can be debossed in either portrait or landscape style to suit your photo and has a stand so it can sit proudly on your mantle or entryway table for your spouse to treasure and revisit.
Leather Travel Bag: If your partner loves to travel, a leather travel bag can be a perfect gift. Choose a durable and stylish leather bag that can withstand the rigors of travel. Our classic Kessler Large Duffle is ready for your next road trip or our streamlined Harwood Weekender is easy to carry on your next flight.Even our Sloan Backpack is just the right size to commute to work or for a quick weekend getaway. A leather travel bag is not only a functional gift but also a symbol of adventure and exploration. Add a pair of plane tickets or include a print-out of hotel reservation to make this bag a thoughtful choice for your third-year anniversary.
Use the following list as a guide to inspire your next anniversary gift.
Photos, Personalized Stationery, Wedding Vows Poster
Bedding, Clothes, Towels, Canvas Wall Art
Wallets, Handbags, Most Styles at Leatherology
Fruit or Flowers
Fruit Arrangement made into Flowers
Personalized Cutting or Charcuterie Board, Jewelry Box
Candy or Iron
Favorite Candy in a Bouquet, Cast Iron Cookware
Wool or Copper
Giant Throw Blanket, Coat, Copper Ice Bucket or Moscow Mule Mugs, Penny with their Birth Year on it
Garden Pots, Decorative Vase, Clay Bowls or Sculpting Class
Picnic Basket, Willow Tree Sculpture
Tin or Aluminum
“Tin” of Cookies, Ornament, Vow Renewal Ceremony
Tungsten Jewelry, Cutlery Set
Silk Bathrobe or Scarf
Undergarments, Coasters, Wall Art
Watches, Cufflinks, Earrings
Wine Glasses, Ornaments, Quartz Jewelry
Coffee or Tea
Gift Basket of Coffee or Tea, Tea Set, Coffee Machine
Wine or Spirits
Favorite Bottle of wine or spirits, Bartender gift set
Dishwasher, Chest Freezer, Ice Machine
Jewelry, Statue, Chess Set, Bookends
Dish Set, Porcelain Tea Cups or Mugs
Fire Pit, Barbecue Grill, Candles
Swimming pool, Beach trip, Decorative Garden Fountain
Plane Tickets for Vacation, Hot Air Balloon ride at sunset or sunrise
Anniversary Stone, Personalized Whiskey Stones
Jewelry, Watches, Candle Holders, Vow Renewal Ceremony
Painting Class, Family Portrait, Date Night at a Gallery Showing for a Local Artist
Concert, Wireless Earbuds, Music Streaming subscription
Bedding, Curtains, Clothes, Personalized Napkins or Towels
Electric Stand Mixer, Wireless Power Drill, Code Reader for Cars, Frozen Drinks Maker
Watches, Necklaces, Earrings
Couples Trip off your Bucket List, Travel Bags
Sculpture or Statue
Candle Holders, Metal Flowers, Wine Rack, Sculpture
A Meal at their Favorite Restaurant, Exotic Food subscription, A Meal Prepared by You
Seashells, Ethically Sourced Jewelry, Scuba Diving Lessons
Collector’s Items, Jewelry, Furniture
Personalized Book of Your Love Story, Bookshelves, Meet & Greet with their Favorite Author, Personalized Bookmark
Grow a Pot of Clover, Bonsai Tree statue, Horseshoe or Ladybug Jewelry
Funny Cards, Matching Underwear, Dual Toilet Paper Roll Holder, Gag Gifts
Jewelry, Glassware, Roses
Office or Desk décor
Ergonomic Office Chair, Framed Photo, Name Plate
Clocks or Watches
Smart Watch or Decorative Clock, IOU Coupon Book of Couple’s Activities, Decorative Sun Dial
Local Shows or Festivals, Concerts
TVs, Laptops, Smartphones, Stereo System, Digital Cameras
Anniversary Ring Bands (White, Pink or Yellow Sapphires are also acceptable)
Couples Card game, The Newlywed Game, Karaoke
Garden or Plants
Plant a Tree in their Honor, Personalized Garden Tools or Paving Stone, Solar-Powered Statues or Outdoor Lights, Wind Spinners or Chimes
Home Improvement (theme)
(Major) Remodel a Room in your Home, (Minor) Spice Rack or Clean & Organize the Garage/Attic
Bracelets or Necklaces, Personalized Fishing Lures, Cookware
Jewelry, Watches, Plaques, Commemorative Etched Plate, Vow Renewal Ceremony
Photos or Cameras
Family Photo Album or Scrapbook, Portrait Session
Bath or Spa (theme)
Trip to the Day Spa, Couples Massage, Bath Products Gift Set, Jacuzzi, Bathroom Remodel
Personalized Acrylic Sign or Lamp
Stemless Wine Glasses or Whiskey Tumblers
Jewelry, Throw a “Wizard of Oz” Party
Sunglasses, Brunch, Pool or Beach themed Party
Name a Star After Them, Date Night, Oscars or Met Gala themed Party
Faith and Hope (theme)
Donate or Volunteer with the Religious Organization of their Choice, Mentor a Younger Couple
Donate or Volunteer at a Charity of Their Choice
Jewelry, Cufflinks, Watches, Family Tree on Canvas
Rings, Tie Clips or Bars, Cufflinks
Rings, Necklaces, Watches, Personalized LP Record Plaque
Plant an Oak Tree, Personalized Bench, Wall Art
No matter what you choose, make sure that your gift is meaningful and comes from the heart to show your appreciation. When in doubt, try the traditional route with gift-giving to inspire your next anniversary gift. Remember that the most important aspect of any anniversary gift is the love and thoughtfulness behind it. Personalization will ensure your spouse will cherish your gift for years to come.