Wednesday, January 16, 2013

3rd Anniversary Gift Ideas

The third anniversary is the traditionally leather. Traditionally leather shoes would wear out during the 3rd year of marriage, with funds low the traditional gifts where meant to replace items that would wear out. I can't imagine how many women out there would go crazy if they had to wait 3 years of marriage to get new shoes.  I had to take a moment and pause on how lucky we are to have so much when I found out that is why it was given in days past.

Lets talk about the properties in marriage for a second. Leather is strong, durable, warm, and flexible. We all know that leather lasts a long time, at the third year it's the first of many milestones you will reach in your marriage. By this point you should have adjusted to each other and know that your marriage is flexible.  You and your spouse have most likely been through hardships and know that your marriage is durable. Most couples have probably learned by now each others "Love Languages and are able to have a warm meaningful relationship in which you both can express and feel love.  Leather really embodies what your marriage has become a strong, durable, warm, and flexible relationship.

Consider an old book, it is covered in leather to protect the delicate paper pages within. Books have lasted hundreds of years because of there protective cover. Its nice to think that by the 3rd year of marriage you have created something that can last your lifetime and beyond. 

On a little side note this is also considered the anniversary that couples who delayed having children decide to try for children.

Color: White
Gemstone: Pearl or Jade
Flower: Fuschia or Sunflower

Link to other years: Anniversary Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas

Cognac leather luggage setLeather Luggage Tag - Travel Gift with Free Monogramming
Luggage: If you don't have a nice luggage set this would be a good idea for all the many family vacations  business trip, and romantic getaways to come. If you have a good set consider luggage tags, which are a must for flights. Check out these tags from Divina Denuevo and a good article to read on buying luggage from Overstock

Big Buddha Sutton SatchelPatricia Nash Leather Napoli Shoulder BagBetsey Johnson Be My One and Only Now Satchel
Purses and Wallets: Guys, if your wife has been drooling over a designer purse this is a great time to splurge and get her something that you normally can't afford. It would surely be the purse she cherishes and shows off to all her friends. Wallets are always wearing out, I know both me and my husband need new ones. Dillards has a huge selection. I buy mine from a lady locally they are super affordable and chic, but she doesn't sell them online.
Leather Pendant Leather Jewelry Flower White Green Lime OOAK

Antique Men's Brown Leather Cuff Bracelet, Leather Wrist Band Wristband Handcrafted JewelrySilver Disc Earrings with Leather Insert

Jewlery: depending on what you get, you could get the for him or her. I really like the stylish options from Sarto J and Crafy Mosaic. I like the men's cuffs from Pier 7 Craft

Tufted Accent Chair, Red Faux LeatherStratus Queen Bed, Brown Faux Leather 
Furniture: Who doesn't want new furniture, I know I love it! Whether its a bed, couch, chairs, or ottoman leather cleans up well and lasts forever. The items above are from

Shoes: Most women love shoes and my husband loves shoes. This could be a fun occasion to spruce up your wardrobe. It is the traditional gift anyways. The shoes above are from amazon they have good ones on there, but sometimes you have to search.

14" Manhattan Camera Bag - Serengeti -Full Grain Leather - Large Padded Camera Insert Divider with Padded Bottom - Made in the U.S.A.14" inches/Inch Leather Laptop/Messenger/Satchel Shoulder Cabin Handbag/Bags Handmade Camel Pure Genuine Soft Leather Briefcase Purse
Camera bag & briefcases are a good idea for men. Here are a couple I like from Creative Leather and Copper River Bags

Personalized Whiskey Leather HANDMADE Dopp Shaving Kit Toiletry Case Gift for Man
Tolitry Case: My husband uses his almost everyday since I don't like things all over the bathroom. It also comes in really handy for trips. I like the ones from  Felix Street Studio and if you have kids they have really fun kids ones. 

Watches: I found some fun watches on Overstock. Choose one of these to tell time for all the years to come. 

Get creative leather is all around! If you cant find leather get the pearls they are my favorite. 
Pearl Wedding Jewelry, White or Ivory Pearl Necklace with Rhinestone Balls, Bridal Necklace, Vintage Style Bridal Jewelry

Wedding Earrings, Rhinestone Bridal Jewelry, Pearl Cluster Earrings, Dangle Earrings, Ivory Pearl or White Pearl JewelryWedding Bracelet, Pearl and Rhinestone Bridal Bracelet, Ivory pearls or White Pearls, Pearl and Crystal Bridal Jewelry