Anniversaries are to be cherished, yet as far as time is concerned, it’s a passing fancy. So, in order to make the most of this special day, be sure to commemorate with a unique gift.
Crystal, glass, and leather are commonly aligned with a third anniversary, so start there while you consider broadening your gifting horizons. Yes, it’s the thought that counts, but count your blessing that your mate will appreciate your adherence to following third-anniversary traditions.
Leather is durable material, lasts a long time, and looks classy. Whether you’re investing in a jacket, wallet, purse, or other well-made leather product, your spouse is sure to appreciate the sentiment. Since mainstream vendors could be expensive, check online for wholesalers or be selective when buying, looking for and inquiring about upcoming sales.
Crystal is another element associated with a third anniversary. For women, consider buying vases, glassware, or ornaments made from crystal. For men, a crystal chess set or mini bar made from the fine material could make for the perfect gift.
Glass is eloquent, and since a variety of products are made from the material, opens doors to a number of possibilities. Stemware and chandeliers are great for women while men appreciate stained-glass figurines or functional art made of blown glass.
Of course, you can’t go wrong by providing your mate with a variety of presents. For example, present a gift basket filled with Fuchsia plants (the official flower of a third anniversary) along with a pair of leather gloves, crystal figurines, and fine glass stemware. To get an idea of what they may like, peruse a number of items online and pretend as if you’re considering getting items for yourself; it helps gain a sense of their preferences.
A gift tree is another spin on the basket idea. Purchase a small plant or tree and hang a number of decorative ornaments throughout. Wedding Christmas ornaments make great gifts that can be enjoyed on the holidays and throughout the year.
Since leather is often associated to the ‘Wild West,’ use the theme to pay tribute to your spouse. For example, purchase a leather jacket and make reservations to a western-themed restaurant. Alternatively, plan a surprise barbecue at home, or invite friends and family members to a local park for a traditional, hoedown gathering.
A fine wine goes perfect with a toast to three years together. To add flair to the sentiment, fill crystal goblets with a small token made of leather or glass before clinking glasses to three more years together.
Pearls and jade gemstones are often related to a third anniversary. So, if you’re having trouble finding the right leather, crystal, or glass present, provide your wife or husband with a piece of jewelry.
Of course, it’s the thought that counts, but if you’re counting on making a special impression when celebrating your third anniversary, it will be much appreciated you’re aligning gifts with traditional sentiments.
Diane Ward works as an event planner. She loves sharing her insights on the Internet. Her articles can be found on many living and family websites.