What is the 3rd wedding anniversary gift?

Firstly, if you’re reading this blog, you are more than likely coming up to your third wedding anniversary, so I want to say a huge congratulations. Celebrating three years of marriage is a significant milestone that should be commemorated with a special and thoughtful gift, so if you haven’t bought one yet, we’re here to help.

What is the traditional 3rd anniversary gift?

Let’s cut right to the chase here, the traditional 3rd anniversary gift is leather. The first year of marriage was paper, second year was cotton and now it’s your leather anniversary.  

Traditionally people buy leather bags, belts, gloves and wallets as 3rd anniversary gifts, these leather anniversary gifts help you mark three years of marriage. But let’s be honest, does your husband really need another wallet, does your wife really need another bag, and do people still wear leather gloves? A modern twist on the traditional 3-year anniversary gift would be a personalised keepsake made of leather, one that symbolises your marriage and your incredible journey together, such as the leather keepsakes we make at Journeys Made.

Why is 3 years of marriage leather?

The third wedding anniversary is celebrated with a leather gift because leather is a material known for its durability and strength. It represents that resilience that has grown within your relationship over the past three years. And just as leather becomes more supple and comfortable with time, so should your connection with your partner grow deeper and even more meaningful.

Leather also signifies protection – just like how we protect our loved ones from harm, leather acts as a shield against wear and tear. By reaching this milestone, you’ve battled challenges together, and have emerged stronger than ever before.

Not forgetting, leathers versatility, it can be moulded into various forms just like how your relationship continues to evolve and adapt to new circumstances. The third anniversary celebrates this ability to shape your journey together in ways that are unique to both of you.

Leather is a material that ages beautifully when cared for well. It’s strong yet flexible, protective yet inviting. It’s a reminder that your bond has grown tougher yet remains tender at its core. And just like each individual relationship, every leather hide is unique with its own marking, history and stories to tell.  

What should I do for my third anniversary?

As you celebrate your third wedding anniversary, remember that it's not just about the gifts but also about the love and commitment you share with each other. So, whether you choose to stick with tradition and gift leather or opt for a more modern approach, the most important thing is to commemorate this special milestone in a way that is meaningful to both of you.

When planning what to do for your third anniversary, think about activities or experiences that will create lasting memories. Consider getting away for the weekend, having a romantic dinner at home, or trying something new together like a cooking class or outdoor adventure. The key is to spend quality time together and show appreciation for each other.

No matter how you decide to celebrate your third anniversary, make sure it reflects your unique relationship and brings joy to both of you. Here's to many more years of love, happiness, and growth together!

Cheers to three years of marriage!

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