Finding the best 3-year anniversary gift for your third anniversary together (aww!) is no easy task. Ever heard of “happy wife, happy life?” There is a reason why so many happy spouses use this quote: because it’s true! So now is not the time to half-ass your gift-giving efforts. In fact, you better make damn sure your third anniversary gift fills their heart with all the feels, just like that first anniversary gift did. Because after three years of marriage, a kid or two has likely entered into the mix (or maybe she’s expecting), life has picked up speed, and you’ve probably already navigated a few major bumps in the road. What has three years of wedded bliss taught you? That marriage is not all rainbows and unicorns. Staying connected takes hard work and real dedication to navigate the ups and the downs of a lasting relationship. This is why celebrating special moments like your third anniversary is the perfect opportunity to focus on each other. Plus, you can earn some real brownie points by showing your spouse just how special they are with the best 3-year anniversary gift you can find.
What is the gift for your 3-year anniversary?
Since leather is the traditional third anniversary gift — it represents the durability and flexibility of your relationship — we’ve found the best leather anniversary gifts for her, hands down. Quite frankly, we’d be psyched to get or give any of these leather treasures. But if you consider yourselves more of a contemporary couple, we’ve compiled a shortlist of modern crystal (and other non-leather) gifts as well. Crystal is thought of as the more current, or dare we say, trendy 3-year anniversary gift that represents the fragile beauty of a still-maturing marriage. On top of that, who can resist the allure of sparkling crystal?
Whichever material you choose, we’ve got you covered. From heartfelt romantic to utilitarian gifts, we’ve got all the best options to make sure the rest of your years together are as good as the first three have been. And if you really want to win Spouse Of The Year, get a head start by browsing these 4th anniversary gifts for next year.
Best Leather Anniversary Gifts For Her (Or Him)
Give her a beautiful place to store all her favorite rings and blings (especially the ones you buy her, hint, hint) with a gorgeous vegan leather jewelry box. The velvet-lined, three-layer box features a glass lid to easily show off all her favorite pieces. “I love this jewelry box!!!” exclaims one Amazon customer. “It’s the perfect size for my starter collection. Nice and heavy, feels like quality and the color is neutral enough to go with anything.” Keep cherished jewelry safe and untangled in the 19 storage compartments of this exquisite jewelry box that any wife will love showcasing on her vanity.
Give her the gift of Italian leather luxury. The M.M. LaFleur business card wallet will remind her of your love every time she pulls it out at a networking event or to pay for a power lunch. This chic wallet will make storing credit cards, a stash of cash, and business cards for the modern career woman a breeze. A perfect gift for the other half of your power couple, the M.M. LaFleur card case will warm her enterprising heart. Because let’s face it, there are few things as sexy as a partner supporting their ambitious wife.
Keep her stylishly on time with the everyday luxury of the Michael Kors Pyper watch. The three-handed display with diamond inlay adds a nice sparkle to the durable scratch-resistant face and sleek leather strap. One customer reviews on Amazon, “Michael Kors has amazing quality in their products and this watch fits every occasion with style without being flashy. My significant other gifted me this watch and it touched my heart!! I get compliments everywhere I go. From scrubs to dinner dress the watch is perfect for every occasion.”
Celebrate your mutual love of travel with personalized luggage tags. Handmade vegan leatherette tags come in stunning neutral colors with customized script in metallics, black, and white. Get a tag just for her, or buy a his and hers set to commemorate three wonderful years. But then you better take her on a romantic trip with just the two of you (yup, leave those kiddos at home for once). The domestically-handcrafted luggage tags can also be ordered with a matching personalized passport holder for international travel lovers, as well.
The Craft & Kin leather scented candle is the best leather-inspired third anniversary gift that doesn’t involve actual leather. The California-crafted, 100% premium soy candle sits in a handsome amber jar, adding a beautiful scent and aesthetic to any interior. “This is one of my new favorite candles,” reviews an Amazon customer. “It burns clean and evenly, plus the scent is fantastic. It is a fabulous candle for the money. I will be buying more!!!” Fill your home with the luxuriously rich top notes of leather and undertones of creamy flora, a perfect way to set the mood for a 3-year anniversary to remember. This makes a great gift for husbands, too!
Let her think of you every time she opens up this supple leather-bound journal from Thought Space. With 240 lined pages to fill in all of her thoughts and dreams, the beautifully handcrafted journal will be treasured for years to come. “This is the perfect journal!” reviews one happy Amazon customer. “It’s beautifully boxed, and the journal itself is just delicious. The leather cover is soft, rich, and flexible. The paper inside is securely stitched into the leather and is ‘old world’ looking, which adds to the charm. Don’t hesitate to buy this GORGEOUS item for yourself or anyone you care about.” Inscribe your love story on the first page of the journal and she will treasure this special anniversary keepsake even more.
Give her the gift of cozy relaxation with a mid-century Eames-inspired lounge chair. Perfect for the interior design fanatic or furniture lover, the genuine leather lounger and ottoman is a stunning replica of the Herman Miller original (but at a fraction of the price). “My husband has wanted an Eames chair for decades.” reviews a wife on Amazon. “I wasn’t about to spend $5,500 on a chair, so this was the perfect alternative. I purchased the chair for him, but I find it’s my new favorite piece of furniture. It’s extremely comfortable, the perfect reading chair.”
Here’s a fabulous gift for the organized partner who’s constantly combating clutter: A leather catch-all that can be customized with your wedding date and names. Just as fitting in the entryway holding keys as it is on the dresser with jewelry, this artisan-made leather tray will be a cherished anniversary gift beyond your 3rd year. One Etsy customer reviews, “I recently purchased the large brown leather tray for a 3rd anniversary gift for my wife. I went with the cursive writing with a personalized message to her. It is such a beautiful handmade leather gift, and I could not be happier with the finished product.” Perfect for her, but masculine enough for him, the PaperAnniversaryLove leather tray is a wonderful token of love to use around the house. (P.S. It comes in other colors too, as pictured on the feature image.)
Give the best kind of leather for your 3-year anniversary: A leather designer handbag. The genuine leather Tory Burch Perry tote will comfortably fit all her devices and is durable enough for everyday use, yet polished for the office. One Amazon customer says, “This bag is amazing! It’s soft but not slouchy. It holds its shape without an organizer and stands upright even when empty. I would buy this bag again for sure! Might even splurge on another color for the summer later. Highly recommended!” Give her something she might not splurge on for herself and remind her of how much she means to you every time she slings this tote over her shoulder.
Best 3-Year Anniversary Gifts
Ever notice how much better champagne tastes out of fancy glasses? Pull out the good stuff to toast your everlasting love and three years of wedded bliss with the elegantly-crafted Love Forever champagne flutes from Waterford Crystal. These lead crystal flutes are intricately adorned with an eternal flame — a perfect way to symbolize your lasting love for each other. “Extremely elegant and beautiful set!” says one Amazon reviewer. “I love the presentation from the box it comes in and the flutes themselves!! These flutes are beautiful, and are definitely worth the dollars.” No doubt, these Waterford champagne flutes will be pulled out to toast every anniversary to come.
An instant heirloom that will be treasured for generations, this vintage-looking crystal perfume bottle will let her think of you with each dab of her favorite scent from the crystal stick applicator. Featuring a rounded, feminine shape, the art deco bottle will add romantic sparkle to any vanity. This show stopper will make putting on her daily scent an indulgence. “This perfume bottle is really very pretty.” says Amazon customer. “I bought as a gift and I will be buying more, even one for myself. The presentation is perfect, a padded, elegant gift box, all I have to do is put a red ribbon around it and a bow on top and presto, perfect gift!” Pair the refillable perfume bottle with her favorite fragrance, or a scent that has a special meaning, like The One from Dolce & Gabbana.
Get out of your romance rut and mix it up with an intimate picnic complete with an insulated wine backpack filled with utensils, plates, wine glasses, a cutting board, a blanket, and a bottle opener! “We wanted a picnic basket but we love going hiking so a basket wasn’t practical. We saw they made picnic basket backpacks & it was perfect because we can just put it on & go an it doesn’t way you down. I also love how it comes with things you’d want to take on a picnic wether you go hiking or just have a picnic on your bedroom floor. All & all for the price it was a great buy we love it!” explains one customer on Amazon. Enjoy romantic concerts and movies, or an adult afternoon in the park with a sophisticated picnic to celebrate three wonderful years of marriage.
Fill your home and your love’s heart with an anniversary bouquet complete with a unique geometric vase. Available in hand-plated yellow or rose gold, the metal, sculpture-like frame houses a simple crystal glass vase to create clean sophisticated luxury for any home. One Amazon customer reviews, “So so so cute! The rose gold works perfectly with the flowers my boyfriend got me! Now it’s an excuse for him to buy me flowers all the time!“ Hands down a gift to be loved for ages, especially if you promise to keep that vase full! (As for bouquets, may we suggest the Insta-worthy arrangement from UrbanStems?)
An elegant crystal gift to commemorate 3 years of marriage, the Godinger whiskey decanter set will look stunning in your home bar or mahogany-accented office. The sleek unleaded crystal decanter sits on a custom-made wooden tray with two matching 11-ounce rocks glasses. This modern set is the grown-up upgrade for a spouse who loves a nightcap. “A little anniversary gift for my husband to jazz up his office. It’s a simple but elegant design and the tray adds a solidness to the set. He loves it! I bought metal hanging tags for it so he can label his fave spirits,” reviews one happy buyer on Amazon.
“Best husband ever …” begins the review of one Amazon customer. “Ok so she didn’t use those exact words. But this did make her laugh.” Fill your morning coffee routine with smiles for anniversaries to come with the sweetly silly 11-ounce mug. Dishwasher and microwave safe, the made-in-USA mug features printing on both sides so everyone can get in on the fun. If your love is built on laughs, commemorate three years of chuckling together with this adorable mug. Don’t worry, these aren’t just for wives – we’ve got the husbands covered too.
There is not a mother in the world who doesn’t cherish a good night’s sleep. Although you can’t keep the kids from making noise, you can get her dreaming in no time with lavish and light-free slumber any time of day. Perfect for the jet-setting couple or someone looking for better beauty sleep, the Slip mask features a silk band that holds the mask in place but won’t crush hair so she can wake up fresh and ready to go. “Slip into perfect sleep,” reviews one rested customer on Amazon. “The sleep mask is so luxurious and unobtrusive. A first class upgrade to a perfect night’s sleep.” When she’s fully rested, slip the sexy silk mask on to add a little extra excitement in the bedroom — it’s your anniversary, after all.
Your love was written in the stars. So give your spouse just that — the stars — for your third anniversary, made possible by this personalized star map. The West Clay Company utilizes special astronomy software to chart the view of the night sky on a specific date (ahem, your wedding date, maybe) and location. “This is so cool,” says one Amazon reviewer. “I’m hoping this is really what the stars looked like the night my husband and I were married. Makes an awesome anniversary gift for a spouse or a couple.” The archival-quality poster is totally customizable, allowing you to choose the size and background color that works best for you and your love to commemorate your anniversary, the day you met, or any other special date.
For the competitive couple who love a game, this personalized game of four across is the perfect way to show your affection and keep the (flirtatious) competition going. Similar to the classic Connect Four game, this set gets a romantic makeover with heart shapes and customizations. Personalize up to 4 lines of the game to include names, wedding dates, or a special message just for the two of you.
Looking for other great gifts for your spouse and every other special person in your life? We’ve got all the gift ideas you could ever need!