Leather Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Three Years of Marriage

With the symbol for a third wedding anniversary being the material leather, you may be struggling for ideas, either for a couple about to celebrate or for something for your husband or wife. You may be surprised to learn just how many options there are, many of which can be personalised for an extra touch of thoughtfulness. Why not consider key rings, bound books, decorative ornaments, bags, bracelets or camera straps. You can even buy leather cards these days, or you could splash out on luggage or furniture. Here, I have suggested some of the best gift ideas for a leather anniversary, to suit all budgets and tastes.

Leather Anniversary

Custom Engraved Framed Leather Picture

My first suggestion is guaranteed to be absolutely unique, and sure to be a talking point. It is a custom engraved framed leather picture. These are created on request, and take between six and 10 days for completion. The creator of this unique gift is KMK studio, and you simply send them the photograph you wish to use, and they engrave it on Italian leather! The picture is protected with a satin finish and is supplied in an attractive dark wood frame. I actually used this service to have a photo of my daughter and grandson turned into a picture for an unusual christening gift, and was delighted with the detail. It is available in two sizes; 6” x 8” or 4″ x 6″ and can be shipped to most countries.

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Leather Picture

Have you ever stopped to think and wonder exactly what leather is, and how it ends up being turned into beautiful, and often expensive, clothing and accessories? The earliest recorded use of leather has been found in a cave system in Spain when primitive man was known to be using animal hides for making tents and footwear. The process of tanning leather today is surprisingly complicated and takes approximately 10 days of curing, soaking and dyeing. As leather is usually a by-product from animals which have been reared for meat and dairy purposes, using it is a way of dealing with what be a massive waste disposal problem. However, more exotic leathers are available, from crocodiles, deer and lizards. These are used primarily for handbags, belts and shoes.

Third Anniversary

Deluxe Leather Case of Wine

If you are looking for something a little more expensive, and sure to impress the happy couple, this fabulous selection of wine, presented in a deluxe leather case, is sure to hit the spot. The wines are perfect for connoisseurs as there are six bottles of Vina Alarde Crianja Riojas, one of the finest names and known for their deep ruby red colour. Those who enjoy Rioja will take great pleasure in the overtones of cherries, strawberries and vanilla. The beautifully crafted leather display case is ideal for secure storage, transportation, or even simply used a way to display the wine.

Celebration Wine

Vegan Leather Toiletry Wash Bag

This beautifully crafted bag has a distinctly masculine look to it but could be used by men or women. It has a large capacity, making it ideal for a number of purposes, not just as a toiletries bag. For example, taking your gear to the gym or perhaps hairdressers or make-up artists could keep their supplies in it. It has several compartments including mesh pockets and a hanging hook. It is actually made from vegan leather and is therefore ideal for those who do not use animal products. My boyfriend has one of these, and the only thing to be aware of is that it is not water resistant, and will stain if you accidentally splash it!

Leather Bag

Leather in the Media

When it comes to leather clothing, it is often associated with a “bad boy” image, starting with rock ‘n’ roll, heavy metal bands, Hells Angels, and of course, it is a fetish for many people. Who could forget the iconic photos of James Dean or Elvis Presley in their leather jackets and trousers? However, leather also has its place in forms of media such as art, music and poetry. Did you know that the famous Dutch artist, Van Gogh, painted a piece entitled “A Pair of Leather Clogs”? A print of this painting would make an unusual gift.

Music and Movies

When it comes to music, there are over 4000 songs which contain the word leather in their lyrics, and over 60 albums with it in their titles! Some of the most well-known include “Leather Jackets” by Elton John, “Hell Bent for Leather” by Judas Priest and “Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz” by Pretty Boy Floyd. I am not sure of the romance value of any of these albums! Movies with leather in their titles can also be found. For example, Bridget Fonda starred in the 1992 film “Leather Jackets”, the story of a crazy road trip to Los Angeles to avoid gangsters!

Sundial Compass with Leather Case

Well, I am pretty sure nobody else will have thought of this gift for a leather wedding anniversary! Beautifully crafted from the manufacturer Neovivid in India, the fully functional sundial compass has an antique brass finish and has an attractive leather case. It is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts or campers. It even makes a great accessory for those individuals who enjoy the Steampunk style of dressing! As a special bonus, it comes with a free brass keyring. It measures approximately, three inches, perfect for slipping into a pocket.

Leather Compass

Share Your Story

So, hopefully, you have made your choice from the best gift ideas for a leather anniversary. The first three years will have flown by, and hopefully, there will be many more to come. If you have any comments or questions, please pop them below and I will get back to you. Did you celebrate your third anniversary? I love to hear your stories, so please share! Don’t forget to check out my other articles for the history and traditions of the lesser known anniversaries, and some suggestions for unique gifts.

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22 thoughts on “Leather Wedding Anniversary Gifts”

  1. Hi Diane,

    Thank you for sharing this great informative post. I was fascinated by reading your article. If I did not read this blog I cannot find the details about the Leather Anniversary. People like to give gifts to a loved one on a particular day, just like everyone loves to receive gifts. Gifts are special attractions because of special days, so gifts should always be fancy and new. The leather is one of the most multipurpose materials in the world, as far as I am concerned. The leather is a durable, fashionable and stylish product. Wedding anniversaries are always special moments and three years is a key milestone. I am definitely interested in leather products as the leather wallet and leather frame for pictures can give excellent gifts. Besides, you can give someone a gift to keep a bank card, credit or debit card. All the best, Diane

  2. Amazing review here, Leather is one of the most versatile materials on earth, as far as I am concerned. The leather is durable, it is fashionable or stylish, it is just everything that a mature gift should be in my opinion. I am glad that this post throws light on the best leather gifts that you can give someone, in fact, I have learnt enormous lessons from the post. Cheers.

  3. Thanks Diane for the great ideas! I’m a bit beyond Leather Anniversary, but there are some good tips even for other anniversaries. Wedding anniversaries are always special moments and three years is a key milestone ;-).  Definitely I  would have never thought of ideas such as the sundial, well done I like the symbol it represents.

  4. Wow! Nice post. I have myself see wine cased in leather. It’s so attractive that you would love to buy the wine even when you know that it might not taste too special.  The leather is actually very premium in looks when its made into or used to decorate things. I definitely am interested in the engraved leather frame for pictures how exotic that would look. Thanks for the post

    • Hi – thank you for your comments. Yes, the deluxe leather wine case really is special, and I am sure the wine would taste lovely. I would certainly drink it as I love Rioja. All the best, Diane

  5. My choice would be the Custom Engraved Framed Leather Picture.

     I love pictures and save them in photo albums. I’m sure the couple who get their picture saved like this would get delighted receiving such a valuable gift.

    All the other gift items are nice, but I love simple gifts and something awesome to remember the occasion.


  6. Thanks for this amazing insight. I never knew a thread year anniversary was called a leather anniversary. My elder sister is having her the year anniversary next month and I know the perfect gift for their anniversary. All that is left is to get a perfect gift. Do you think a leather wristwatch will be great?

    • Hi – thank you for reading my article. I am glad you learnt something new. A wristwatch with a leather strap is a great idea, I am sure she will be pleased. All the best, Diane

  7. Love the leather ideas you have provided in your article. It is always nice to have a list of ideas one can look through to make a decision that will best suit them for an anniversary gift. I remember being the 3rd year I ended up buying my wife a nice leather purse with flowers and a card inside. She absolutely loved it! Keep up the great content!

    • Hi – thank you for your comments and for sharing your story. I am so pleased your wife loved her gift, it was a very thoughtful idea. All the best, Diane  

  8. These are all great ideas for a leather anniversary. Leather makes the perfect gift because it can last the couple for many years. But leather can dry out so you have to take care of it. On our third anniversary, I had Brian’s  old leather coat reconditioned and it turned out amazing. He was very surprised and happy with his leather coat. 

    • Hi – thank you for reading my article. It’s true that although leather is long lasting, you really have to take care of it. That was a great idea you had for your third anniversary, very unique. All the best, Diane

  9. Nice article you post there on  the best gift ideas for a leather anniversary.I must say it really informative and I see it as a reminder that this year is our third year of marriage, it has really been great so far and as always I will like to choose from all this gift in the article especially  the deluxe leather case of wine

    • Hi – thank you for your comments. The leather case of wine really would be a special gift. I hope you enjoy your upcoming anniversary celebrations. All the best, Diane

  10. Leather is a very nice accessory to purchase. Leather products tend to have a long period of durability. I still have my leather belts and jacket from high school. My choice here would be a leather bag because I’m sure I’ll get value for money purchasing a leather bag. For my 3rd year wedding anniversary I got a bottle of wine. 

    Thanks for sharing

  11. Very interesting! I knew that each anniversary had a “theme” but was not sure what they were. I do so like your suggestions for gifts. It was easy to read and fun to learn. Hubby and I will be celebrating our 15th anniversary in Sept. Any suggestions for that one?  Anyway, keep up the interesting work!

    • Hi – thank you so much for your nice comments. You may already know that the 15th anniversary is symbolised by crystal, or the modern equivalent is a watch. I will be writing more articles on other anniversaries, so keep reading! All the best, Diane


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