Wedding anniversary gifts are a time-honored tradition that commemorates the couple and the growth of their marriage during each year and is symbolized by customary items reflecting the strength and establishment gained. In this post, we'll be covering the traditional 3rd anniversary gift, leather, everything it symbolizes, answers to common questions, and gift ideas.
For a detailed look and full list of each year, visit our Anniversary Gifts in Years post.
What is Traditional Gift for 3rd Anniversary?
Leather is the traditional 3rd wedding anniversary gift.
Why is Leather the 3rd Anniversary Gift?
The 3rd year brings strength and durability, similar to the properties of leather. Leather is also a symbol of power and protection, much like where you've grown your marriage to.
What is a Leather Anniversary Gift?
Leather anniversary gifts are anything made of or related to leather. Some unique interpretations for leather are items that are leather scented, like oils and candles.
What Do You Do on Your 3rd Anniversary?
Spend time together. It can be as simple as dinner and a movie at home, a relaxing spa day, or as luxurious as taking that trip you've been talking about.
Making keepsakes memorable: These gift options provide them with everyday items that have been turned into remembrances of your love. An item with coordinates of where you first met or proposed is a loving gesture.
Planning for the future: Plan a trip somewhere on your list of places to go and pair the tickets or reservation print out with luggage tags or a passport holder.
What Do I Get My Wife for Our 3rd Wedding Anniversary?
Look in her closet and see if you can find handbags with her favorite designer and buy her an upgrade. Leather jewelry will be a conversation piece she can wear. A photo frame or wall art is a sweet sentiment as well.
What Do I Get My Husband for Our 3rd Wedding Anniversary?
For gift options for him, organization finds are always a good bet, valet trays, tech cases, and padfolios. A leather briefcase, dress shoes, and cufflinks are practical for the office.
What Do You Get for Leather Anniversary?
Any upgrades to current items, wallets, travel accessories, travel bags, and wardrobe items are elevated and sure to get plenty of use. Leather is classic plain, but it's all the more meaningful when there's engraving on it.
To help you celebrate this small milestone here are a few leather gift ideas.
Leather Anniversary Gifts Under $15
1. Key Chain Bottle Opener, $10+ at Engel Custom Decor
Make simple necessities, like this keychain bottle opener, special.
2. Custom Leather Ornament, $12 at Rustic Route Designs
This ornament is a great keepsake to hang on your tree every year.
3. Leather Slim Wallet, $15 at Amazon
They'll always have a token of your love with this leather slim wallet.
4. Personalized Luggage Tag, $15 at Bramble and Beene
This personalized luggage tag will be a stand out in the sea of bags at the airport.
5. Leather Pen (Similar Style), $6+ at Twins Engraving
You should always keep a pen on you, so why not make it an engraved leather pen.
6. Initial Coasters, $11+ Parkin and Lewis
These initial coasters are a personalized element to an everyday item.
7. Engraved Drink Wrap, $7+ at Northwind Supply
They can drink in style with this monogrammed cup sleeve. You can find a mason jar sleeve option here.
8. Monogrammed Flask, $11+ at Weddings Decor and More
A simple and useful gift.
9. Personalized Cord Wrap, $8 at Ox and Pine
An inexpensive option while still being celebratory. Pair it with something they want but may not be leather.
10. Corner Bookmark, $12 at Abernethy Leather
They won't lose their page with this corner bookmark.
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Leather Anniversary Gifts Under $25
1. Wallet Insert Card, $18 at Leather Goods Company
They'll forget this wallet card exists until they're searching in their wallet and find a sweet surprise.
2. Travel Shoe Horn, $24 at J.Crew
A travel shoehorn is practical and convenient.
3. Personalized Mouse Pad (Similar Style), $17+ at Northwind Supply
This mouse pad will give them a sweet remembrance of you when working.
4. Slim Sunglass Strap, $15 at Tether Straps
This sunglass strap is great for yard work or workouts outdoors.
5. Love Coordinates Bookmark, $19+ at Love That Leather
Mark a special place in your heart with this coordinates bookmark.
6. Checkbook Cover, $25+ at Lightning Design Store
This checkbook cover is a good way to keep organized.
7. Personalized Guitar Pick, $19+ at CMT Impressions
This guitar pick and leather case is a great choice for music enthusiasts.
8. Travel Toiletry Bag, $24 at CKR Leather
A durable bag they'll enjoy using.
9. Engraved Key Chain, $19+ at MUUJEE Gifts
Put an inside joke, love note, or their favorite bible verse on this leather key chain.
10. Leather Braided Bracelet (Similar Style), $23+ at Millefiori Magic
Give them an engraved bracelet to wear. Here is an engraved bracelet for men.
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Leather Anniversary Gifts Under $50
1. Smoked Leather Scented Candle, $25 at Amazon
Gift something out of the box with this leather scented candle.
2. Valet Tray, $45 at Amazon
This valet tray is cute storage for your trinkets.
3. Leather Change Purse, $29 at Author L
Help them keep exact change with this personalized coin purse.
4. Pen Roll Case, $30 at Amazon
Help them keep their bags organized with a pen roll case.
5. Personalized Cufflinks, $40 at Craftive Studio
Keep them looking sharp with these cuff links.
6. Monogrammed Belt, $36 at Wood Present Studio
If he likes practical gifts, try this subtly personalized belt.
7. Personalized Wedding Date Plaque, $40 at Amazon
Declare your love with this poem plaque.
8. Envelope Card Case, $40+ at Leatherology
This business card and credit card holder offers a personalized feel while still being modern.
9. Passport Wallet, $49 at Bramble and Beene
This personalized passport wallet allows them to keep everything in one place when traveling.
10. Coordinates Keychain, $48 Maven Metals Inc
Represent a special memory with this coordinates keychain.
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Leather Anniversary Gifts Under $100
1. Leather Band Watch, $75+ at Havern Watches
A genuine leather band watch with a personal message is a functional and classic gift.
2. Custom Leather Map, $59+ at JWdesign Studio
A truly personalized map, you can choose a location that holds special memories for the two of you.
3. Story of a Lifetime, $90 at Personal Creations
This personal memoir book will be a keepsake to pass down.
4. Wallet, $75+ at Leatherology
Give a personalized style with this wallet.
5. Leather Apron, $75 at Only Gifts Dot Com
Add their initials, name, or a fun phrase on this apron.
6. Crossbody Bag (Similar Style), $95 at Amazon
This crossbody bag lets them keep their style simple and convenient.
7. Bouquet of Roses, $58+at Romance Her
Show your eternal love with this leather rose bouquet.
8. Eyeglass Case, $60+ at Leatherology
Help them protect their glasses in this stylish glasses case. Keep it classic or add their monogram for $10.
9. Monogrammed Portfolio, $85 at Coal Creek Leather US
This monogrammed portfolio is the perfect travel size.
10. Leather Effect Sheet Music, $67+ at Nellys Custom Art
The leather effect adds a unique spin to this sheet music artwork.
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Be sure to share below your favorite leathery anniversary gifts and how you and your loved one celebrated. Have a great 3rd anniversary, and we wish you continued happiness as you continue on to year 4!
Until next time,
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