Ideas for Leather & Crystal Wedding Anniversary Gifts

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Ideas for Leather & Crystal Wedding Anniversary Gifts
Crystal and leather are both appropriate for a third wedding anniversary. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

The third wedding anniversary traditionally demands a gift of leather, but in modern times, the gift is one of crystal. Conversely, the modern approach to a ninth wedding anniversary is to give someone a present of leather instead of the traditional pottery. The knack of buying an anniversary gift is to be as thoughtful as possible and to give something that always reminds the recipient of your love.

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Crystal Tableware

Crystal tableware is expensive and decorative. If you think someone would prefer this fragile but beautiful symbol to a leather gift, you can choose to buy a set of crystal wineglasses. A set of four glasses is a sufficiently extravagant present and a couple can share them with friends. Alternatively, a set of two champagne flutes is a more romantic gift, so a couple can toast all their hard work of marriage on the anniversary itself. Adding in a bottle of good champagne is always a nice touch. This gift is traditional, but it will evoke memories of family heirlooms and special occasions when parents and grandparents brought the good crystal out.

Leather Bag

A gift of a good leather handbag is one no woman can resist. The softness and quality associated with leather shows your wife you love her enough to search through a store and pick a bag that she would like from the hundreds that all look virtually the same to a man.

A leather bag is also appropriate for a husband, especially in the form of a travel bag. If you choose a long-lasting, durable bag from a quality manufacturer, your husband can keep this symbol of love for years, and every time he leaves to go on a trip, he will be reminded of your anniversary. Write a little note and tuck it into one of the side pockets and he might even keep it in there in case he ever forgets his anniversary.

Leather Baseball Glove

A leather baseball glove is perfect for the sporty husband. Scribble a short note on the back in marker to personalise it for him, but avoid anything too sentimental -- after all, he will lend it to his friends when they play a pickup softball game. This gift is even more appropriate if you have small children or are planning to have kids in the future.

Crystal Cellphone

To give your wife a daily reminder of your anniversary, send her cellphone to be customised with crystals. You will have to invent a pretext to borrow her phone for a few days, but the result will be a crystal encrusted cellphone that none of her friends will have. She'll never mix up her phone with another phone again.

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