The third wedding anniversary present is traditionally leather. So if you're looking for 3rd wedding anniversary gift ideas then our range of quarter and fully leather bound books make finding the perfect gift easy.
This collection of leather bound books contains a variety of novels, poetry anthologies, and non-fiction volumes, all exquisitely made and perfect for a 3rd wedding anniversary present. As there is such a wide range of topics, there are leather gifts for everyone to enjoy, regardless of whether you read for pleasure or buy for collecting.
There are a few reasons why leather is traditionally the third wedding anniversary gift. Unlike the previous two materials which are paper and cotton, leather anniversary gifts are resilient and durable, but also flexible and versatile. In this way, leather wedding anniversary gifts are supposed to represent the marriage at the three year stage. It is also used for protection and warmth, and as such a leather anniversary gift should be something which shows the durability of the marriage, and which will last and be cherished for many years to come. Leather-bound books work as perfect 3rd anniversary gifts, since their timeless nature and the beauty of their design is something which can be treasured by both parties in a couple, and which can represent their ongoing journey together. There are also a wide variety to choose from, making them unique leather gifts, to suit any tastes.
There are a number of wedding anniversary gift ideas for him or her among our collection. One of the most impressive books is a version of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, a Medieval narrative poem containing a number of stories told by a group of pilgrims to one another. This particular copy of such an important work of literature is a Folio Society book, and so is made to the very best standard. The black binding and gilt lettering of this copy reflect the care and attention which has been put into making this copy as impactful as possible. With Chaucer often considered to be the ‘father’ of modern literature, this edition of his work is a striking leather anniversary gift for couples.
For poetry lovers, there are also a number of leather bound gifts by well-known poets, such as The Poetical Works of Shelley, and The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, both full-bound editions featuring some of the best poetry of the Romantic period, both of which would make thoughtful 3rd wedding anniversary gift ideas.
There is also a selection of well-known names, including a collection of gorgeous classics from authors such as Charles Dickens and Leo Tolstoy, to add to any book-lover’s shelf. These classics would be great 3 year anniversary gift ideas for a husband or wife, as not only are these enticing stories which have made a huge impact on literature, but they are also a beautifully made collectors’ edition and something to be kept and cherished for years to come. A series of quarter bound Dickens novels published by Gerald Duckworth and Co features some of Dickens’ best loved and most enduring novels. As well as being a beautiful object in themselves, these books are also readable and suitable for those who love to enjoy the written word as well as the beauty of the object.
As well as these books, we also have leather-bound volumes which focus on illustration as well as the written word. One such example of this is the collection of Illustrated Editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, one of only very few copies ever made. This edition is quarter-bound and exquisitely illustrated, and as such makes a wonderfully unique third anniversary gift, and an item which can be treasured over time. Another example of illustration-focused books are Leslie Gerry’s books which capture the atmosphere from the city life of various different countries. These editions are highly unique, and are perfect leather anniversary gifts for him or her, and would suit any art or travel enthusiast.
For more modern literature, there is also an impressive first edition of Virginia Woolf’s imaginative biography Flush, published by the Hogarth Press in 1933. As one of Woolf’s less known novels, this makes an interesting addition to any collection, and is a perfect 3rd anniversary gift for any enthusiast for Modernist literature. The book is half bound in green leather, with gilt lettering, and as such is an especially beautiful idea for a unique leather anniversary gift.