3rd wedding anniversary gift ideas

Here you can find the most well-known themes connected with the third wedding anniversary. Do not feel you have to adhere to a specific theme when choosing a gift as there are various colors, flowers and materials to select from. 

Traditional Gift Theme: Leather

Leather gift for 3rd anniversary

In ancient history, our ancestors used leather as a covering and for protection against harsh weather. After three years of marriage, this material represents shelter and warmth, reflecting the way each partner cares for, and protects the other during the relationship.

Modern Gift Theme: Glass or Crystal

The radiant beauty of crystal as it reflects light from its multifaceted surface recalls to mind how couples can touch the lives of each other as well as others, and be inspirational when they work together. Both glass and crystal are fragile and hence this contemporary 3rd anniversary theme reflects a couple's need to handle their marriage carefully and to never take each other for granted.

Flower: Sunflower; Fuschia, Lily of the Valley.

** A white rose is also suitable in representation of the 3rd anniversary color.

In Chinese symbolism, the sunflower means longevity and good fortune. Its yellow coloring refers to intelligence and vitality as well as happiness. In Christian symbolism, sunflowers represent the love of God as well as lasting faith.

 Fuschias signify confiding love, good taste and amiability.

The lily of the valley represents humility, purity, sweetness, return of joy, purity and trustworthiness.

Gemstone: Pearl

Substitution: Crystal; Jade; Moonstone

Color: Jade; White

Popular Ideas for Traditional Gifts

• Clothing or accessories made from leather (eg. Belt, gloves, cap, slippers or jacket)

• Leather photograph album

• Leather holder for a passport

• Leather handbag, book bag or wallet

• Leather briefcase or computer/laptop case

• Leather-bound journal

• Leather-bound diaries

Popular Modern Ideas for Gifts

• Crystal homewares (such as a bell, vase, wine goblets, dish, bowl, candle holder, pitcher or jug)

• Crystal figurine

• Pearl jewelry (e.g. a necklace, bracelet, ring or earrings)

• Crystal paperweight

• Jade, moonstone or crystal jewelry as the alternate gemstones linked to the 3rd marital year

• Pearl-White Glazed Eternity Rose (symbolic of the color white which represents the 3rd wedding anniversary)

• Light-Green Glazed Eternity Rose or Dark-Green Glazed Eternity Rose (symbolic of the color jade which represents the third anniversary)

• Gifts with a floral theme that involves the sunflower, lily of the valley or fuchsia such as a scented candle, plant, perfume or art print

• A bouquet of sunflowers, lilies of the valley or fuchsias


Have a look at the video of our Dark-Green Glazed Eternity Rose

Here are the following 5 anniversary gift years so you can coordinate and plan your gifts in the coming years:

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