Traditionally, leather is the way to go when it comes to 3rd wedding anniversary gifts. Before that, it’s cotton or china and before that, it’s usually something paper. However, if you have been together with your spouse for 3 years and you are trying to find a wedding anniversary gift, it’s time to start thinking about leather. There are a lot of options as far as leather is concerned. The benefit is that most leather items aren’t that expensive – you don’t really need to worry about shelling out a lot of cash. Without further ado, here are some great third anniversary gift ideas.
1. Anniversary coasters.
One popular and great third anniversary gift are coasters. The best part about coasters is that every household needs them. If you want to make the coasters extra special, you could inscribe something on them. Leather coasters are great because they are durable and any liquid is easy to wash away. Plus, if the coasters do get scuffed up, they may even look better. However, if you are the nostalgic, sentimental type, you could always have them framed.
2. A leather tray.
Another great third anniversary gift is a leather tray. It may sound simple, but if you can find a leather artisan to make a beautiful tanned leather tray, your significant other will love it. These trays are specially treated with various ingredients to make sure they are hard and sturdy. Professional leather artisans know how to mold and shape the perfect bowl. A tray is great, because you can put it on a mantle for all to see, or an entryway table, and it can make the perfect receptacle for anything – from loose change to car keys.
3. Luggage tags.
If you and your spouse travel a lot, you may want to think about giving each other the gift of luggage travel tags. Indeed, most luggage comes with a boring plastic luggage tags that usually fall off and break. With leather tags and a leather knot, there I not way that the tag is coming off. Plus, customized and personalized luggage tags will be so much more meaningful, especially if the tags are given as gifts.
4. A beautiful bound notebook.
The other option is to give the gift of a beautiful leather bound notebook. This is a great gift that can be shared by both spouses. The wonderful things about a notebook is that it can give you and your life partner the chance to be creative together. Notebooks are also a great way to share each other’s thoughts. After three years of marriage, having a notebook is a great way to explore each other’s love through letters or poetry.
5. Leather bracelets or cuffs.
Of course, one of the best third anniversary gift ideas is getting each other leather bracelets or cuffs. Within this option, there are a lot of different directions you can go. You could go for basic leather cuffs, or you could go for something more ornate or elaborate – it is really up to you. In the end, this is a great option if you would actually wear leather jewelry, or else you may want to come up with something even more creative.