17 Third-Year Anniversary Gifts for Him (Modern: Crystal or Glass)

After three years of matrimony, couples tend to be in a good rhythm. It has been two years since the often-tumultuous first year, and life has become comfortable and steady. Traditionally, the third anniversary has been known as the leather anniversary, but more modern interpretations have dubbed it the crystal or glass anniversary. Remember the main qualities of this material as your marriage progresses; crystal and glass are transparent.

If you want to forgo the leather tradition, we have the list of glass and crystal ideas below to help you and gift your spouse something with a bit more sparkle.

For traditional gift ideas, also see our article: 23 Traditional Third-Year Anniversary Ideas for Him

Alcohol Glasses

Cheers to three years! Break out the bubbly and celebrate with some engraved champagne glasses. These flutes can even be personalized! If champagne isn’t your spouse’s cup (or glass) of tea, there are numerous other options, including a retro PacMan pint glass or a his-and-hers mason jar set.

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Maybe your husband drinks something a little stronger than champagne or beer. Showcase his favorite whiskey or bourbon in a gorgeous crystal or glass decanter. For the man who likes tradition, pick a classic and sophisticated decanter.

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Shot Glass Games

Keep the good times rolling with a shot glass game. What is your husband into? Does he watch every NBA game religiously? The basketball shot glass game was made for him. Does he have a good eye and an even better aim? Buy him shot glass darts. Maybe your husband is more interested in intellectual pursuits — have him try his hand at the alcoholic version of chess.

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Coffee Maker

If your husband starts his morning with a slow shuffle to the coffee maker for a caffeine fix, go for a coffee maker. A hand-blown glass coffee maker promises a pure cup of coffee every time. Plus, just think how great this sleek and elegant brewer will look on your kitchen counter.

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Message in a Bottle

Channel your inner romantic and try not to sing the words to the classic ’80s song when you give your spouse their own personal message in a bottle. This kit has everything you need, including a gift box and rose petals. Ability to write poetry sold separately.

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Ring Holder

Whether your husband has a job that uses his hands or he tends to leave the dirty work for after-hours in the garage or yard, there are times he needs to take that wedding band off. He’ll be sure to keep it safe in a glass ring dish.

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Crystal Cufflinks

Typically, the name Swarovski brings to mind beautiful crystal necklaces, but these versatile crystals aren’t just for jewelry. Crystal cufflinks will add just the right amount of spark to any husband’s dress shirt (and to any night out when he wears them!).

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Watch with Crystal Accents

Many of us now check the time on our cell phones, but a lavish watch creates a classic look. If cufflinks are the man’s equivalent to earrings, then a great watch is the man’s answer to a diamond necklace. A watch with crystal accents makes for a perfect third-anniversary gift.

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With a looser interpretation of “glass,” a pair of sunglasses would fit the bill. Since sunglasses are so easy to lose, he has probably had to say goodbye to his fair share of shades. Find him a nice pair he’ll be sure never to lose.

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Photo Coasters

Your wedding photographer probably sent you more photos of your wedding day than you know what to do with — not to mention all of your honeymoon selfies. Photos are meant to be seen, so pick your husband’s favorites to place in these glass photo coasters.

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When December rolls around, and you dig out the ornaments, it’s nice to have personal decorations that represent you both. This glass-blown hammer ornament would be perfect for showing your appreciation for a handyman husband.

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Business Card Holder

If your husband has business cards, he also needs a business card holder. A crystal one exudes class and projects a powerful image.

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If your husband probably spends 40+ hours a week chained to a desk, a glass paperweight could be a perfect conversation starter. Try a cool glass one with a map of the solar system — just remind him not to space out too much.

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