When a special couple among your friends or family members has reached their third wedding anniversary, you will need to choose them a meaningful present. There are some wedding anniversaries that have famous themes and traditions associated with them, for example the 25th anniversary which is linked with silver, and the 50th which is known as the golden anniversary, however the 3rd anniversary is not well known.
It may surprise you to learn that a traditional 3 year anniversary gift should be made out of leather , however in the more modern list of themes for wedding anniversaries, crystal is the material linked to the third year of marriage. If your loved ones would appreciate a symbolic gift to represent their 3 year anniversary, you should consider using either of these two materials in your present choice.
3rd Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
Silver-Dipped Natural Rose
- natural rose coated in pure silver
- presented in a navy-blue velvet & leather case
- with a certificate of authenticity
- express free delivery
Pink Rose Pendant
- created from pink miniature rose petals
- beautifully integrated 30 synthetic diamonds in leaf theme
- with certificate of authenticity
Matched Set in 24k Gold Leaf Theme
- includes a glazed natural rose, a pendant and earrings
- comes in a quality leather display case
- a lifetime warranty is included
Gold-Dipped Golf Ball & Tee Set
- a genuine golf ball and tee both dipped in pure 24k gold
- a perfect complement to any golfer's display cabinet, trophy shelf, or mantel piece
- ideal for mounting on a trophy
24 Karat Gold-Dipped Poker Cards
- playable deck of poker cards dipped in 24 karat gold.
- produced to tournament grade standards
- presented in an elegant high quality case
Traditions Behind the Giving of Leather Anniversary Gifts
The reasoning behind the giving of leather gifts for the third year of marriage is thought to have originated from a tradition in Russia and Germany stating that after three years in each other’s lives, a couple feel as though they are living in each other’s skin.
Leather is also well known to be extremely resilient and long-lasting, and any couple who has survived the ups and downs of 3 years of marriage with triumph reflects this resilience and durability. Giving a leather gift to your loved ones to mark this special day is a wonderful symbolic memento of a unique occasion.
Interesting Leather Ideas for a 3rd Wedding Anniversary Gift
If you would like to incorporate the leather theme into your loved ones’ 3 year anniversary gift, there are lots of options available to you. Luckily, leather gifts can be accommodated into any budget as there are both expensive and low-cost alternatives.
If you would like to give an extravagant leather gift, why not consider a pair of gift certificates for a high-class shoe store? Both men and women will truly appreciate the luxury of a well-fitting pair of leather shoes, and they will last for as long as their successful union. Matching leather jackets are also excellent choices for any style-conscious pair, and the giver will be thought of fondly every time this stylish gift is worn. Leather bags or satchels are another idea for a practical yet beautiful gift that will remain in style forever.
Low Cost Leather Anniversary Gifts
Anyone with a limited budget will be delighted to find plenty of low cost leather gifts that are suitable for couples celebrating their 3rd wedding anniversary. Simple braided bracelets for each of the pair are inexpensive yet fashionable, and can be worn every day as a reminder of the affection of the giver.
Any couples who travel frequently will be glad to receive a pair of smart matching leather luggage tags or passport covers, and those couples who love to write will enjoy receiving beautiful leather bound journals or diaries to record their memories of this wonderful day.
For a personalized leather gift, why not consider inscribed leather key fobs for each of the couple with their names and anniversary date as an extra personal touch?
Beautiful Floral 3 Year Anniversary Gifts
If you do not feel that your loved ones would appreciate a leather themed gift, why not consider going for a symbolic floral gift instead? Sunflowers are the traditional flower associated with the 3rd year of marriage, representing the strength and warmth developed over three years of marriage. Giving a lavish sunflower bouquet is the perfect way to celebrate this special occasion, brightening up the couple’s home and lives.
Choose a Crystal 3rd Wedding Anniversary Gift
In the modern list of contemporary gifts to give for each anniversary year, crystal has been linked to the 3rd anniversary. If your loved ones would prefer this modern alternative to leather, there are plenty of gorgeous crystal gifts that the happy couple would love to receive.
There is an amazing array of crystal ornaments available in a range of prices and colors. For women, a piece of crystal jewelry is another wonderful 3rd wedding anniversary gift.
Any couple would really appreciate receiving the practical yet decorative gift of an elegant crystal vase, presented with a sunflower bouquet to combine two of the themes of the day together in one wonderful gift.
Why not give your loved ones a magnificent crystal vase twinned with the luxurious elegance of a stylish glazed or gold-dipped rose? Each individual item is crafted by hand in a complex process to preserve the natural splendor of nature eternally. This unique work of art will remain in the couple’s home for many years to come as a lasting memento of this special event and declares your esteem and appreciation for the happy pair on the occasion of their third wedding anniversary.