Choosing to spend your life with someone is no casual commitment, and each year together is another major reason to celebrate. Cue the candles! The romance! The presents! And whether you’re jetting off somewhere exotic or having a low-key dinner at home, honoring your anniversary with a gift is pretty much Marriage 101. The good news: If you’re lost trying to figure out what to get your spouse, sticking to the traditional anniversary presents is a huge help.
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What is the traditional 3rd wedding anniversary gift?
As you probably know, each year of marriage comes with a traditional (and symbolic) marital present you’re supposed to gift your partner. You’ve had your paper and your cotton year, but to celebrate the third year of marriage, gifting your partner something leather is what tradition dictates. And trust us, it’s a lot more fun than you might have realized.
While you might think of classic leather goods like watch bands and bags (and don’t worry, we’ll get to those), there’s a whole subsection you could have overlooked: kinky leather anniversary gifts. It turns out there are a whole lot of naughty presents that fall directly in line with the leather vibe. So whether you want to present your partner with something sweet, sentimental, or sexy, these leather anniversary gifts will surely make ‘em swoon.
Leather might not seem like the most romantic material, but it’s actually far more romantic than you might have imagined. Plus, many high-end accessories are leather-based, which makes this the perfect opportunity to splurge on a gift your S.O. might have been long dreaming about.
Third-Anniversary Leather Gift Ideas
- Leather Rose
- Tote Bag
- Accessories Travel Case
- Christian Louboutin Heels
- Smart Watch
- Engraved Belt
- Leather Jacket
- Tech Kit Organizer
- Personalized Leather Candle
- First Dance Sheet Music
- Coaster Set
- Couple’s Luggage Tags
- Tom Ford Tuscan Leather Eau De Parfum
- Satisfyer Vibrator
- Leather Cuffs
- Fifty Shades of Grey Leather Blindfold
- Leather Rose Ball Gag
- Leather Bolster Pillow
- Leather Whip
- Leather Teddy Lingerie
- Wet Look Zipper Catsuit
- Bondage Set
Leather Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her
Flowers are the epitome of romance, and while you can absolutely get your bride some live blooms, opting instead for a bunch of leather roses is a longer-lasting — and more traditional — selection. The rustic rose comes in your choice of mahogany, brown, black, or white with a wire or barbed wire stem. Plus, each rose has two leaves that can be stamped with your wedding date and initials for a personalized touch.
After three years together, it’s time to gift your partner something swoon-worthy, and a designer bag that’s both fashion-forward and functional is a longtime favorite. The stylish Megan leather tote from Rebecca Minkoff will quickly become a wardrobe highlight thanks to its comfortable shoulder straps, a secure snap closure, and interior pockets that’ll keep all of their essentials safe.
Your partner might have a go-to suitcase, but if they don’t have a case for their accessories, they’re not yet living their best travel life. You can change that by gifting them this gorgeous leather jewelry case made for keeping their rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets safe (and tangle-free!) when traveling. Select the style in beige or black and consider slipping something shiny in there to really take the present over the top.
A chic pair of Christian Louboutin’s are the mecca of all things luxury, and after three years of marriage, your partner deserves a fancy pair of red bottoms. This classic, highly recommended style comes in black and nude, either of which will elevate just about anything in your S.O.’s closet. If your partner is an experienced heel wearer, consider the So Kate pumps instead, which add a little more height and a lot more oomph.
Leather Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him
Move over, ties! If you want a third-anniversary gift for your spouse that won’t end up forgotten in a drawer or discarded in the back of the closet, these leather goods will switch things up in all the best ways.
Finding a classic timepiece that boasts modern technology and a timeless aesthetic is tricky. This Vívomov watch from Garmin looks like your standard analog clock, but it actually tracks your steps, sleep, stress, and energy levels, and it connects to your phone so you can receive emails, texts, and calendar reminders. Pair it with the optional Italian leather band for a third-anniversary gift that’s traditional and tech-related all at once.
Anyone can use a nice belt which is why this standard clothing staple is a universally loved third-anniversary gift idea. You can make the simple present even more sentimental, though, by selecting one with a little personalization. Have your wedding date, names, or even vows engraved inside this Etsy favorite, and select between brown or black leather for his new wardrobe go-to.
A statement leather jacket is the epitome of cool, which makes it a really fun gift to give someone whose wardrobe is due for an upgrade. This more affordable option from Amazon comes in a variety of distressed black, grey, and brown hues, and even features a zip-off hood, making it both practical and fashionable. If you thought your hubby looked good in a suit on your wedding day, just wait until you see him in a leather jacket.
If your partner is big on travel, consider the gift of organized electronics cords. It might not sound super sexy, but this chic tech kit from Bellroy somehow makes keeping chargers tangle-free extremely alluring. The generously sized organizer features multiple magnetic slip pockets and elastic cable organizers to hold everything from larger external batteries to wireless headphones, and it’s made from environmentally certified leather for an ultra elevated touch.
Leather Anniversary Gift Ideas for Them
Whether you want a gift that’s a little less gendered or you just desire something you can enjoy together, these unisex and couple-friendly leather gifts will make you both feel all the love.
Set the third-anniversary mood with a luxurious scented candle that exudes a seductive and smokey leather musk. Each of these Etsy candles can be personalized with your own message and text on the lid, which kind of doubles as a longer-lasting card. Pro tip: Order the black glass version which makes the text appear to glow when the candle is lit in a dark room!
Choosing your first dance song was likely a big—and extremely meaningful—part of the wedding planning process, so honor that special medley with a piece of art you can admire for anniversaries to come. This leather engraved sheet music features a page from your first dance song (you can even pick the version, so covers are fair game), comes framed, and has additional customization options such as adding your names or wedding date to the bottom.
Even if the “sharing the same last name” novelty is starting to wear off, this leather coaster set is a sweet and stylish reminder of the family you’ve built. The pack comes with six round or square coasters in your choice of 10 colors and nine different fonts/styles to perfectly fit your ~established married couple~ aesthetic. The best part is that the coasters are sturdy and stain-resistant, so they’ll hold up as the years go by.
From anniversary trips to belated honeymoons, travel doesn’t have to stop right after the “I dos.” Explore the world together — and easily keep track of your luggage when you do — with these cute little tags from Amazon. The set comes with three total luggage tags (choose between seven different styles) so you can easily find your bags when you arrive at your destination and make it clear that you’ll always get some extra space in a third bag from must-bring shoes or souvies. Aww!
Whether you use it as your shared signature scent or spritz it in your house for a special homey musk, Tom Ford’s unisex Tuscan Leather Eau De Parfum is beloved by all thanks to its rustic leather aroma, high-end packaging, and long-lasting wearability. If your partner isn’t a fan of leather material but likes the smell, is in search of a new cologne, or just loves luxury goods, this elegant Tom Ford perfume will be sure to please.
Kinky Leather Anniversary Gift Ideas
If leather makes you think of all things naughty, you’re in luck! There are tons of sexy leather anniversary gifts that’ll turn up the heat and make your fourth year of marriage the sexiest yet.
If you haven’t used a vibrator during couple’s play, this is your official order from the universe to do so. Since many people with vaginas need clitoral stimulation to climax during intercourse, the use of a luxury vibrator — like this Pret-a-Porter with luscious leather accents — will completely upgrade your capacity for intimacy. The soft silicone toy from Satisfyer features 21 total pleasure modes and a whisper-quiet motor to provide a plethora of ways to scratch that sexual itch together or solo.
Leather and kink go hand-in-hand, so take turns tying each other up with this pretty pair of handcuffs from Unbound. The blue, patent leather restraints are much more comfortable than metal cuffs, and the versatile set can be used on either wrists or ankles. If you find yourself loving the tied-up vibe, this set also comes with special bondage tape that only sticks to itself (so your hair and skin are safe!) for additional play options.
Sensory deprivation — such as taking the visuals out of your sexual equation — is one of the hottest and easiest ways to revamp your sex life. This vegan, faux leather blindfold is based on the one used in the Fifty Shades of Grey series so you know it’ll sizzle, but the furry internal lining will keep the wearer cool and comfortable while things heat up. After wearing it, give your partner a chance to don the site-hiding accessory so you get your turn to play master.
Keep those anniversary sex moans quiet with this erotic rose ball gag from Zalo. Made from beautiful Italian leather, this sensory toy stifles the sounds while heightening the overall sensuality of the moment. Unlike traditional ball gags, the red rose feature takes a traditional BDSM accessory and makes it radically romantic and wonderfully anniversary-worthy.
Before you think these seemingly innocent pillows were placed in the wrong section, hear me out. Pillows are pretty much the secret to good sex because they’re readily accessible and by popping one under your hips, knees, or pelvis, you can make any position more comfortable and oftentimes even more pleasurable. This unassuming leather set of two from Burrow is easy to wipe clean and can casually sit on your couch or bed until playtime without raising an eyebrow.
Whether or not you’re a fan of the occasional butt spank or impact play, this vegan leather whip from Adam & Eve will put anyone in their place, pleasure-wise. The black and scarlet design features 14-inch tassels that can tease (or torture!) your partner no matter your experience level or pain tolerance. Make sure to keep the consensual conversations open as you play and slowly up the intensity to get the most out of this one-of-a-kind anniversary gift.
While you might envision lace or silk for sultry lingerie, a leather-inspired teddy will make your celebration even more memorable while sticking to the traditional gift theme. Coming in both standard and plus sizes, this wet latex leotard from Lovehoney features flattering floral lace insets, adjustable straps, and a crotchless design that’ll quickly transform you into the present.
If you really love the leather latex look or just want to fully make your S.O.’s eyes pop out of their head, ditch the lingerie and instead, put on this fierce and flattering catsuit from Lovehoney. Coming in sizes 2-20 and made from a wet-look fabric that stretches (unlike real leather), this zippered suit is surprisingly comfortable and easy to get on… and off. wink wink
Kinky leather gifts are clearly a great option for third anniversaries, but if you’re having a hard time narrowing down your choices, go for a full set like this faux leather pack from Adam & Eve. Including a collar, leash, wrist cuffs, ankle cuffs, cross buckle, ballgag, blindfold, spanking paddle, and finger vibrator, you’re all set for a year of sexual exploration and adventure.
From luscious leather accessories to supremely sexy bedroom additions, there are so many unexpected anniversary gifts that still fall into that traditional third-anniversary category. Whether you opt for something that’s naughty or nice, we guarantee you another year full of love, laughter, and a little more leather.