Ideas for gifts for a third anniversary include leather items, such as luggage, wallets or billfolds, purses, attaché cases, leather-bound books or shoes. Crystal items, such as goblets, vases and figurines, are also good choices, as well as jewelry items made of pearl or jade.
Leather is the traditional gift for a three-year anniversary as it symbolizes strength and durability. The modern gift for a third anniversary is crystal because its ability to reflect light symbolizes the manner in which the beauty of a good marriage affects those around the couple. Bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, tie tacks or cuff links made of pearl or jade represent the gemstone for a third anniversary. A bouquet of fuchsias is also appropriate.