The 8 Best Third-Year Anniversary Gifts to Buy in 2018

Show your love with smart picks for your sweetie

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Completing your third year of marriage may not seem like a giant milestone but you've already been through so much. You survived wedding planning, enjoyed all of the ups and downs of the newlywed years and are now in a well-balanced groove with one another. Whether you've welcomed children into your union or not things are hectic at home and it is important to take a moment to celebrate you as a couple. If you are like most and the date has fast approached we are here to take the guesswork out of what to get your loved one this year.

If you hold tight to traditions, the theme for the third year of marriage is leather with the modern equivalent being crystal and glass. When choosing a gift you can follow these loose rules of gift giving or choose something that is more suited to your spouse's hobbies and interests. Whichever way you go, here are the best third year anniversary gifts. 



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    Best Leather for Him: RusticTown Handmade Buffalo Genuine Leather Toiletry Bag

    The RusticTown Handmade Buffalo Genuine Leather Toiletry Bag is a great gift for your partner to store grooming items, travel necessities, fragrances and so on. The toiletry bag is 10" x 5.7"; it is roomy and essentially perfect for traveling. Plus, there’s no need to stick to just a single use with this bag. You can just as easily use it for toiletries as you can for craft supplies and small tools making It is a great small storage solution. The worn-in leather is a popular, stylish option.  This model comes in brown or black.

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    Best Leather for Her: Miansai Hook Leather Bracelet

    Hook Leather Bracelet
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    This bracelet serves as a creative take on the leather theme since it is actually a piece of jewelry. The fact that a silver fishhook serves as a clasp is a clever nod to how you've hooked her! 

    While not a piece of fine jewelry this bracelet will be her new go-to, making it that more special because she will wear it every day. It is also available in red so you can pick based on her color preference. 

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    Best for Travelers: S-ZONE Oversized Canvas Genuine Leather Travel Duffel

    If your partner is a traveler, then one of the best gifts that you can give them is something to make their travels much easier. A dependable weekender is a great option; no journey is complete with the best bags and storage pieces to keep your items together while exploring the world. The S-ZONE Oversized Canvas Genuine Leather Travel Duffel is a durable and stylish weekender tote that your partner will fall in love with.

    The bag measures at 21.7" x 4.8" x 10.2". It is large, but also convenient enough to be used as a carry-on for your flights. The bag is made of durable canvas ​and uses gorgeous genuine crazy horse leather handles and trim. The hardware on this bag is made of quality solid zine-alloy which prevent rust even with repeated use through various natural elements. The Oversized Canvas Genuine Leather Travel Duffel can be used daily to lug items to and from the gym, for business travel, and so much more.

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    Best Unexpected: Bedside Silhouette Carafe Set by UncommonGoods

    Bedside Silhouette Carafe Set
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    While crystal might seem like a stuffy and fancy gift it doesn't have to be with this cute bedside carafe and tumbler set. You can choose from the taller set that holds 28-ounces or the wider one that holds 36-ounces as they are sold individually. 

    While this is a somewhat unexpected gift it can be a stylish problem solver for those who wake up parched or who like to drink water in style. The set is made out of lead-free crystal and is designed so the cup rests in the carafe seamlessly giving you a beautiful silhouette to drink out of. ​

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    Best Crystal: Waterford Crystal Giftology Lismore Candy Lead Crystal Bud Vase

    Giftology Lismore Candy Lead Crystal Bud Vase
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    Anniversaries are the perfect excuse to spoil your significant other. It’s not just an ordinary calendar holiday, but a special day that only the two of you share. The third year anniversary’s modern gift theme revolves around crystal or glass. This is the perfect time to treat your loved one to a delicate piece of functional wear. A crystal vase can be a dime a dozen, but Waterford Crystal’s Giftology Lismore Candy Lead Crystal Bud Vase’s unique design is what sets it apart from your standard vase.

    This model was designed in 1950 by Mirek Havel, a legend in the crystal design game. The Lismore pattern has been embraced for its simple yet breathtaking appearance — the pattern looks like a floral bud emerging from diamond shaped crystals. This model is also prepackaged for gifting.

    Add a bouquet of her favorite blooms and you are sure to have a winner on your hands. 

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    Best Beauty for Men: Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit

    No man can resist a proper grooming set. Gentleman Jon has all of the essentials a man could need to properly and comfortably groom himself.

    This kit includes a safety razor, badger hair shave brush, the Famous Gentleman Jon Alum Block, Sandalwood Shave soap, stainless steel shave bowl, and five Astra SP razor blades. The Gentleman Jon safety razor is a single blade shaver that was designed to give users barber quality results from the comfort of your own home. The Badger Hair Brush is made of 100% black badger hair which helps create a more efficient lather effect while also using less soap. The design of the brush also assists in the exfoliation process making every shave close and less irritating.

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    Best Beauty for Her: Clarisonic Mia 2

    Give the gift of perfect skin! Clarisonic is one of the most recognized brands globally in the personal care sector. This is the number one facial cleansing brush on the market, so of course, it makes for a great gift. 

    You can purchase this brush in white, sea breeze, pink or lavender. The standard head comes on this model, but of course Clarisonic has other cleansing, massaging, and makeup heads that you can effectively use with this single device.

    The Clarisonic Mia 2 beats cleansing your face with just your hands; it is proven to remove long-wear makeup, age-accelerating pollution, dirt, and pore-clogging debris for your smoothest, most radiant skin after just a single use. The oscillation technology behind the device is what causes the brush to gently spin and twist without pulling or irritating your skin. 

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    Best for Techies: Eco Plus with Built-In Hub

    If you could give the gift of an easier life wouldn't you? With this smart-home hub you both can now control your music, appliance and more with your voice. 

    The Amazon Echo Plus is easy to set up and is controlled by you and your partner’s voice. It works and plays well in a house with a couple who can easily get good use out of it. Alexa accompanies this powerful little speaker, letting you play music, make calls, ask a question, listen to audiobooks, and so much more on command. This model has seven built-in microphones for 360-degree audio and accuracy. With additions, the Eco can eventually control the lights in your home, thermostats, and outlets with just your voice.