40 Meaningful 3rd Anniversary Gifts

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Celebrate your leather (yes, leather!) anniversary with one of these 3rd anniversary gift ideas!

A three year anniversary is one worth celebrating! The honeymoon phase is over and you have likely begun building a life together as a couple and a family. If this means you have less to spend on an anniversary celebration this year, that’s ok! We have plenty of 3 year anniversary gifts on this list that are inexpensive but communicate your love.

If you’re planning to pull out all the stops and want more expensive presents – those are on this list, too! We’ve covered gift ideas for all types of couples at all price points, so you’re sure to find something here your spouse will love.


40 Best 3rd Anniversary Gift Ideas

Celebrate your third anniversary with one of these 3rd anniversary gifts!

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Men's Slimfold Leather Wallet

  • Hold My Money

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, For Him

Wallets make sentimental yet practical 3rd anniversary gifts! This one features a slim design, is made from 100% leather, and comes in several colors. Since leather is a traditional 3rd anniversary symbol, this would be a great present for him!


Leather Bracelet with Stainless Steel Closure

  • Matching Couples Present

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion

This simple leather bracelet can be worn every day as a reminder to your husband or wife of the three years of wedded bliss you’ve spent together! Even better, buy two – one for each of you to wear.


Leather Jewelry Organizer

  • Corral The Jewels

  • $$$$$
  • Decor, For Her

A leather jewelry organizer makes a beautiful gift for her to will help her organize her accessories. This case comes with removable trays for rings and earrings, and a place for necklaces and bracelets. If you want to up the ante, a piece of jewelry to go in the organizer is never a bad idea, either…


Date Night Subscription Box

  • Fun Night In

  • $$$$$
  • Fun

It can be hard to have regular date nights out! This Date Night Subscription Box includes games, exercises, playlists, candles, and other ideas for a relationship-building night at home together. It’s a great option, especially if you, as a young couple, are trying to save money for the future.


Women’s Leather Shoulder Bag

  • In The Bag

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, For Her

A beautiful leather bag makes a great anniversary gift for her! This one is made of cowhide leather and can hold a 12.9-inch device like an iPad, a water bottle, and much more. It also has other pockets so she can organize her stuff and carry it all around looking chic.


Fine Crystal Pinot Noir Glasses

  • Grown-Up Glasses

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

These gorgeous wine glasses are a classy way to celebrate three years together! The glasses are shaped to bring out the flavor of Pinot Noir wines perfectly. Between the shape of the glasses and the quality of the crystal, these are a lovely addition to a china and glassware collection.


Leather Coasters

  • Save The Furniture

  • $$$$$
  • Decor, Food & Drink

Leather coasters are 3 year anniversary gifts that will both protect your furniture and be a symbol of your anniversary! They’re also an inexpensive gift to commemorate a special event…but let you save some money for building a life together.


Vows Letterpress Art Print

  • Remember Forever

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Preserve your vows forever, and remind yourselves of the words you said that day with this wall art. The hanging features your vows, written in a font and color theme of your choosing. You can also add your names and the date you were married at the bottom. It’s a truly unique, special piece you can pass on to your children.


Personalized Leather Cufflinks

  • A Dapper Gift

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, For Him

Leather cufflinks are understated 3rd anniversary gifts for a husband to wear to work or when otherwise dressed up. These can be personalized with a monogram, or other letters that are important to him – perhaps both of your first initials and the initial of your last name.


Premium Buffalo Leather Dopp Kit

  • Couple On-The-Go

  • $$$$$
  • Travel

A toiletry kit like this one is a great way to celebrate a 3rd anniversary with leather and to plan for all the exciting travel you’ll do together! The interior is water-resistant and has plenty of room for shampoo, lotion, shower gel, and other toiletries.

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Glass Jewelry Box

  • See The Beauty

  • $$$$$
  • Decor, For Her

Glass and crystal are modern 3rd anniversary gifts, and this jewelry box is a beautiful way to commemorate the occasion! The gold finish makes this an elegant piece, and the glass means she can see her jewelry without opening the box. This also makes the jewelry part of the decor.


Glass Cake Stand with Dome

  • For Years Of Celebrations

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

A glass cake stand is another way to incorporate glass into 3 year anniversary gifts. It will also get plenty of use in the years ahead as you celebrate birthdays and other special family occasions. In fact, you could present this present with a cake already on the stand for a special treat!


Leather Journal

  • For The Writer

  • $$$$$
  • Fun

If your spouse is a journaler, this leather journal is the perfect 3rd anniversary present! They can jot down their thoughts each day, or chronicle parts of your relationship, or note special adventures you have together. It’s a beautiful way to preserve memories!


Sparkling Wine

  • Toast The Happy Couple

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Sparkling wine is an appropriate gift regardless of the anniversary! This is a sparkling red wine with raspberry, blackberry, and pomegranate. It’s a unique, interesting wine for a unique, interesting couple!


3D Anniversary Pic

  • Celebrate With Crystal

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Celebrate your anniversary with a gorgeous 3D crystal picture of the two of you on your wedding day! This crystal picture comes with a lighting option and is available in several sizes. It’s decor that’s sure to be a focal point in your living room, bedroom, or office.


Waterproof Canvas & Leather Weekend Bag

  • For A Wandering Couple

  • $$$$$
  • Travel

Travel items and accessories that will get used for years to come make wonderful 3 year anniversary gift ideas! This leather and canvas duffel bag is sturdy, with plenty of interior and exterior pockets for organizing things. You may want one for each of you!


Genuine Pearl Necklace

  • For Your Precious Pearl

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, For Her

Pearls are the traditional jewelry given for 3rd year anniversary gifts, and this necklace is an interesting twist on a standard pearl necklace. The zigzag design makes this gorgeous collar necklace a unique piece to wear!


Leather Photo Album

  • Precious Memories

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

A leather photo album fits with traditional 3 year anniversary gifts and is a great way to preserve your times together! This album can hold a variety of sizes of pictures and includes 20 sheets for 40 pages of photos.


Personalized Family Canoe Art

  • Adorable Artwork

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

If you’re an adventurous family, show that off with this canoe full of custom characters that look like all of you! Whether you’re celebrating your third anniversary as a family of two or you have a larger family, you can get a customized picture drawn showing all of you canoeing together. And yes, your fur babies can be included, too!


Monogram Five-Piece Decanter Set

  • Personalized Cocktails

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Celebrate with glass by giving this monogrammed set of four cocktail glasses, plus a decanter! The decanted holds 34 ounces, while the glasses each hold 10 ½ ounces of liquid. The set can be engraved with one initial, making the hand-blown glass cocktail set a lovely gift for the two of you.

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Sunflower Bouquet

  • Cheerful Celebration

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Sunflowers are the traditional flowers for a 3rd year anniversary and this cheery bouquet is a great way to celebrate! It comes with several colors of sunflowers, along with other bright flowers in either a wicker vase or blue mason jar. You also get a wall hanging featuring sunflowers.


Pearl Earrings with Diamonds

  • Ear Candy

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, For Her

These pearl studs are set off by four small diamonds, one on each corner. They’re gorgeous earrings that she can wear with a formal outfit, or jeans and a t-shirt and she’ll look stunning either way! But you knew that already…


Custom Home Portrait

  • Home Sweet Home

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Celebrate your first home, apartment, or condo together with this framed portrait. You can choose a drawing or letterpress art, plus pick from a variety of frames. The address of your first place together can be printed on the bottom of the picture as well.


Whiskey Wedge and Glass

  • The Perfect Whiskey Glass

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Give this unusual whiskey glass to someone who appreciates a fine spirit. The design of this glass makes an ice slope that chills the drink to perfection without any dilution, thanks to a silicone mold. It’s sure to be a favorite glass for a whiskey connoisseur.


Stainless Steel and Leather Watch

  • Watch Yourself

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, For Him

Commemorate the passage of time with this classic-looking men’s watch. The brand Fossil invoked the 60s with a symmetrical style, a dark blue watch face, and a charming leather strap. The watch is water resistant to 50m. Fossil also offers complimentary engraving at any of their stores, so you can add a special message for your beloved.


3rd Anniversary Card

  • A Heartfelt Gift

  • $$$$$
  • Fun

You may choose to forgo big 3rd anniversary gifts for many reasons – perhaps you’re saving up for a large purchase, or for travel, or perhaps you are giving a gift and simply want a card to go with it. This is a perfect third anniversary card for your significant other! Be sure to write your own meaningful message on the inside, along with the printed message already on the card.


Burnished Leather Gloves

  • Cold Hands Warm Heart

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion

These leather gloves are a beautiful present, regardless of the occasion! They’re fleece-lined for extra warmth, and the leather means they’ll go just as perfectly with a suit as with a more casual outfit.


Pearl Hair Clips (18pcs)

  • Good Hair Day

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, For Her

Invoke the idea of giving pearls for a 3rd anniversary without breaking the bank with these adorable hair clips! There are 18 different clips, from delicate bobby pins to large hair ornaments. She’s sure to find a style to go with just about every outfit from among these clips!


Personalized Bourbon Barrel Flight with Glasses

  • Happy Bourboniversary

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

These whiskey glasses are crafted to let the aromas and taste of your whiskey hit just right. It comes with a flight slab made from a reclaimed bourbon barrel that can be personalized – either with an actual distillery name, or with your own last name for a fun twist.


Women’s Leather Biker Jacket

  • Stylin’ Anniversary

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, For Her

If you want to get her a super-stylish anniversary present she’ll have for years, this AllSaints moto jacket hits the mark. The leather is butter-soft, the detailing is silver, the pockets are slanted…it all adds up to a classic biker-chic look that never seems to go out of style.

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Leather Tool Roll Up Pouch

  • Keep Tools Pristine

  • $$$$$
  • Fun

Keep a variety of tools in this leather tool roll. It’s sized for small to medium hand tools such as chisels, wrenches, pliers, Allen wrenches, or other mid-sized tools. You could also use this wrap to corral a certain kind of tool, like those used for leatherwork.


Personalized Constellation Map

  • Stars In Your Eyes

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

A truly unique way to mark your wedding day, this map shows where the constellations were on the day you got married. You can add your names and the location where you were married at the bottom of the map, then frame and hang this for a truly special piece of wall art in your home.


Tom Ford Ombre Leather Cologne

  • Signature Scent

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, For Him

If you want to celebrate a leather anniversary but don’t want to purchase anything made of actual leather, try this Tom Ford cologne instead. Ombre Leather has notes of jasmine, leather, patchouli, and amber and could become a favorite scent for years.


Basic Leather Craft Starter Kit

  • Learn Something New

  • $$$$$
  • Fun, For Him

Learn something new and celebrate a third anniversary with this leather craft kit! It contains all the tools, pieces, and instructions for creating five projects together. The leather parts are pre-cut to make that part of the process easier, and you’ll finish with five pieces that can actually be used around the house.


First Dance Song Leather Engraving

  • Playing Our Song

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Commemorate your first song with this engraving made just to celebrate a third anniversary! The lyrics to your song can be engraved on leather, in the shape of a heart, with your names engraved underneath.


Gourmet Dinner Subscription Box

  • Cook Up Something Tasty

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Celebrate three years with a night in the kitchen together! This subscription box comes with everything you need for a delicious pasta dinner, made with artisan pasta and all-natural sauce. Pair this with a nice bottle of wine and you’ll have a lovely celebration.


Lace & Satin Chemise

  • Romance Is Alive

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, For Her

Sometimes it’s fun to celebrate with something sexy! This lace and satin chemise is a sweet design that’s both comfy and a little saucy. It comes in either black or white, for a little variety.


Digital Photo Frame

  • These Magic Moments

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

You’ve already had – and will continue to have – many magical memories together! Preserve them and share them all with this photo frame. Simply pick an email address and connect it to this frame, and any pictures you email to that address will automatically be uploaded.


Stripe Cotton Bathrobe

  • Lounge In Style

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion, For Her

She can relax around the house in this cheerful green and white striped robe, with an orange and pink accent belt. The cotton-terry fabric means she’ll dry quickly after a shower, and will be comfortable and warm anytime she wears the robe.


Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art

  • Heartwarming Memories

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

This collage of pictures makes a beautiful framed piece of art for your walls. Collect pictures from the last three years of married life, and put them in this sweet heart-shaped collage to give your significant other on your anniversary. Let them know there’s no one you’d rather be on this crazy ride with!

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3 Year Anniversary Gift FAQs

How Do You Celebrate Your 3rd Anniversary?

The good news is that you can celebrate your anniversary however you would like to as a couple! Whether you want to go on a romantic weekend getaway, take a longer trip, or keep the anniversary simple while you save up for a home or a big vacation, your anniversary celebration is unique as you are!

You could also consider revisiting the spot of your first date, or hitting up your favorite restaurant for a 3rd anniversary celebration. As long as you and your spouse are celebrating in a way that suits you both, you’re doing it right.

What is the 3rd Anniversary Symbol?

Leather is the symbol of a third anniversary because it’s durable, flexible, and resilient like a marriage as the years pass. Crystal has recently been added as a modern symbol for third anniversaries because it’s both beautiful and transparent.

What is a Traditional Gift for the 3rd Anniversary?

Since leather is the traditional material for 3rd anniversary gifts, leather presents like a duffel bag, gloves, a purse or tote, a wallet, or a watch are all traditional ideas for presents.

Pearls are the traditional gem for third anniversaries, so earrings, necklaces, or bracelets that feature pearls are also a beautiful possibility for presents.

What Color is 3rd Year Anniversary?

The color of 3 year anniversary gifts is light brown, probably because that’s a shade that’s common for leather. If you’re looking for a leather present – perhaps a journal or picture frame – you’ll likely be able to find one in the traditional color for a 3rd anniversary!

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