For a three year anniversary gift,
you'll like the variety offered by
traditional leather and modern crystal/glass.
Traditional 3rd Anniversary Gifts:
~ LEATHER ~
Leather is common for personal items like shoes, handbags, jackets, or gloves, and passport and laptop cases. You might give your recipients a matching pair of belts, or padfolios, but let's look for some leather gifts for a couple to share.
A leather photograph album will stand up well through long years of marriage. You might also choose a leather picture frame. Leather desk accessories to dress up the home office or telephone table, and a leather automobile organizer for registration & insurance papers, are all handsome (and practical) gifts.
Tooled leather lends richness to this handcrafted ottoman from Brazil. And here's another ottoman that is doubly functional - its top reverses to a wooden tray - a good mode for every day, if your recipients wish to discourage people resting their feet on it!
For something a bit different, a nice leather trimmed backpack picnic set and/or wine carrier - a great three year anniversary gift for hikers or tailgate picnickers. Another well-chosen gift is a leather-framed mirror for your anniversary couple's front entry/hallway.
PS: You'll find more leather gift ideas at our 10th Anniversary page, where leather is the Modern gift theme. And please visit our Peruvian Gifts section for beautifully hand tooled leather gifts.
Modern 3rd Anniversary Gifts:
~ CRYSTAL / GLASS ~
If your anniversary couple has chosen a crystal stemware pattern, replacing any broken pieces will surely be appreciated. If you have trouble finding their crystal pattern, Replacements, Ltd. can help and are a pleasure to work with. Or, you might choose liqueur glasses or Irish coffee glasses to complete your recipients' stemware set.
Crystal/glass accessories such as vases and bowls, candle holders and serving pieces, and collectibles such as figurines, paperweights, and ornaments are popular gifts that are available in all price ranges. Here, design meets humor in an unusual crystal decanter.
Thinking creatively about glass, a weather glass is both decorative and functional. You'll be able to please any taste with a mosaic mirror, handcrafted in the Americas, India or Thailand.
A stained glass panel adapted from a Frank Lloyd Wright design, or a clear or stained glass beveled window panel, would be stunning 3rd anniversary gifts for the front door, transom/sidelights or room divider, or mounted in a furniture or cabinet door. I think you'll like the different styles of Joan Baker Design glass panels, too.
For something a bit different, crystal wind chimes provide sparkle for eyes and ears (if the sound drives you crazy, consider a crystal "wind spinner" sculpture!).
More crystal gift ideas can be found on our 15th Anniversary page, where crystal is the traditional gift theme.
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