The third anniversary is a special time for any couple. The first couple of years can be challenging for newly weds as they get used to their new life together, but after three years, you will have settled into a pattern, familiar with each other’s ways, and fully conversant with each other’s foibles and tastes.
Although there are many anniversary years that are well known for the material associated with them, such as the golden and silver anniversaries, the third year of marriage is less famous. It surprises many couples to learn that the traditional 3 year anniversary gift is leather.
This tradition goes back to the late 1930s when a list was created ascribing a material for each year of marriage as well as those familiar ones for the key milestone years. You may want to think of a 3rd wedding anniversary gift that incorporates this material when coming up with exciting ideas to give your spouse.
3rd Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her
Silver-Dipped Rose Silver
- A real rose coated in pure silver
- In a stylish display case, with an authenticity certificate.
- Bright and lustrous mirror finish
Gold-Dipped Rose Gold rose
- A real rose dipped in 24 karat gold
- Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
- In a beautiful PU leather display case
- Brilliant and lustrous mirror finish
Jewelry Set Sets
- Includes a real glazed rose, trimmed with 24k gold
- Combined with pendant and earrings from natural rose petals
- In a high quality leather display case
The Tradition Behind Giving Leather Anniversary Gifts
You may be wondering why leather was the material of choice that was associated with 3 years of marriage. It is thought that they were linked together because of a tradition from Russia and Germany, stating that a couple feel as though they are in each other’s skin by the time they have come to the end of three years of marriage.
The durability and resilience of leather is also relevant, as after 3 years of marriage, a couple often have experienced many ups and downs, and have emerged successfully and happily from each challenge. A leather gift at this key milestone represents the resilience and long-lasting nature of their flourishing and thriving love.
Choosing Luxurious Leather Anniversary Gifts
If you are looking for a luxurious and extravagant 3rd wedding anniversary gift for your other half, there are plenty of gorgeous leather goods to choose from. A gift certificate for a high quality shoe store will enable your wife to select a pair of beautiful shoes that really reflects her sense of taste, after all, we all know how much women love their shoes!
Another suggestion that many women really appreciate is a stylish real leather jacket that can be worn over and over again for many more years to come, or an elegant leather bag that she won’t be able to wait to show off to all her friends. The timeless elegance of leather never goes out of style, so you can’t go wrong with any of these magnificent presents.
Low Cost Leather Anniversary Gifts
One of the best things about choosing leather gifts for your partner is that they don’t always have to cost a fortune. If you can’t afford the extravagance of a high-cost leather jacket or expensive shoes, there is no need to worry as there are lots of lovely leather anniversary gifts that she will love and that don’t cost the earth.
A simple leather bracelet is a stylish accessory that she can wear every day and think of you, while a pretty and colorful leather luggage tag is a great gift for a lady who loves to travel. Any woman who appreciates fine quality stationery and loves to write will appreciate a leather-bound diary or journal, while a stylish leather key fob means that she can carry a piece of you around with her in her pocket every day.
Flowers as 3 Year Anniversary Gifts
If you would prefer to look for a different gift rather than traditional leather, who not consider a floral gift? Sunflowers are the bloom linked with the third anniversary, and these radiant and beautiful flowers are the ideal way to brighten up her life. Forever representing the warmth and strength of a three-year-long marriage, a gorgeous bouquet of these blooms is the ideal way to mark this occasion.
Choose a Crystal 3rd Wedding Anniversary Gift
Recently, a modern list has been drawn up of different contemporary materials that are linked with each anniversary year. For the third wedding anniversary, instead of leather, crystal has been selected as a suitable alternative. There are countless beautiful crystal gifts that you could choose for your wife if you prefer to go for this more up-to-date option.
A pretty crystal ornament is a good choice, and as they are different styles, colors and sizes available in a vast range of prices, you are sure to be able to find something ideal. Crystal jewelry is another excellent and elegant choice, and she will think of you every time she puts on her stylish pendant, necklace or earrings.
Why not give your wife a stunning crystal vase, as its practical nature twinned with the timeless beauty of fine cut glass makes a perfect 3rd wedding anniversary gift? Present it to your partner with a single radiant sunflower or even a beautiful sunflower bouquet, neatly combining two 3rd wedding anniversary themes.
If you like the idea of a magnificent crystal vase, you could team it with a striking glazed or gold-dipped Eternity Rose. Each of these stunning natural blossoms was picked at its moment of perfection and crafted by skilled experts in a one-of-a-kind handmade work of art. Supplied in a sleek leather display case, it is perfect for placing in a cabinet or on a mantelpiece to stand as a testament to the enduring nature of your love and to act as a lasting memento of the day.