Wedding Anniversaries: Traditional & Modern Gift Ideas, From the 1st Anniversary through 60th

Ringing in another year of wedded bliss is definitely something to celebrate. As you reflect on another milestone you and your spouse made as a couple, it’s fun to keep the tradition alive with the common traditional and modern anniversary gift themes. 

3rd Anniversary

Traditional: Leather
You can never go wrong with a buttery smooth leather gift, whether it’s practical or or just fashionable. This traditional third anniversary gift can come in many forms. 

  • A new leather handbag will last for years to come and will always remind your beloved of your anniversary.
  • A nice pair of leather boots never go out of style. 
  • Leather briefcases not only hold all your work belongings but also look stylish as you're going to and from work. 
  • Everyone needs a durable leather wallet.
  • A new leather armchair, such as an Eames chair, is an elegant gift that will last a lifetime.

leather bag
Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Modern: Crystal or Glass 
The possibilities are endless when it comes to crystal and glass gifts. From barware to elegant serving pieces, these pieces will make a big impression on your third anniversary.

  • Decorative apothecary jars filled with flowers, plants, or other gifts make for a lovely present for your tabletop.
  • Get a set of monogrammed Double Old Fashioned glasses to make cocktail hour that much sweeter.
  • Your bride (or groom) needs a place to store that precious bling. A crystal ring holder is the perfect asset on a bedside table. 
  • If you and your partner are more beer drinkers, pick up a set of personalized pint glasses
  • A crystal pitcher is an elegant way to serve water at a dinner party (or store fresh cut flowers in the meantime). 

etched glasses
Photo courtesy of Williams Sonoma 

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