9th Anniversary: Traditional Gift Ideas and More

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Pottery (which represents nature and simplicity) and willow (indicative of nature and flexibility) are the traditional materials of the ninth anniversary. Leather is a modern addition and symbolizes warmth and durability. Get inspired by these ninth wedding anniversary gift ideas, which honor the three materials.


Personalized Ceramic Bowl

Ceramic bowl 9th anniversary gift

Did someone say movie night? Head over to your local pottery painting locale and design a popcorn bowl just for your movie nights together. Or buy a stylish one instead—we know DIY isn't for everyone.

Pier 1 Imports black & white mod geometric serving bowl, $30, Pier1.com

Pottery Wheel Class

Women taking pottery class

If we learned anything from the '80s movie Ghost, it's that spinning pottery together is a recipe for romance. Sign up for a class together and live out your Patrick Swayze/Demi Moore fantasy.

Cute Mugs

Mr. and Mrs. mugs 9th anniversary gift

Don't downplay the effectiveness of a mug picked out just for your partner, whether it's a poignant saying or a funny cartoon. It's something that gets used daily and lasts just about forever. Matching mugs are another cute option.

OAMCEG Mr. and Mrs. coffee mug set of 2, $17, Amazon.com


Pottery tagine 9th anniversary gift

Want to whip up a really original anniversary dinner? A tagine can let you cook up the taste of Morocco right in your kitchen.

Bruntmor cast iron 4-quart tagine pot, from $50, Amazon.com

Pottery Vase

Ceramic vase 9th anniversary gift

Fill it with your spouse's blooms of choice.

World Market tall burnt coral textured ceramic vase, $25, WorldMarket.com


Ceramic dinnerware 9th anniversary gift

A new everyday dinner set might be in order by the time year nine rolls around.

Le Creuset 16-piece stoneware dinnerware set, $210, Nordstrom.com

Artisan Pottery

Personalized pitcher 9th anniversary gift

Support independent artists by buying a handmade trinket.

Zotter the Potter personalized stoneware wedding anniversary pitcher, $70, Etsy.com


Marble cachepot 9th anniversary gift

Present a beautiful plant or tree in a ceramic planter.

CB2 Palazzo large marbleized planter, $80, CB2.com

Ceramic Watch

Ceramic watch 9th anniversary gift

These chic accessories are lightweight but durable.

RADO Centrix automatic 38mm diamond ceramic bracelet watch, $2,200, Nordstrom.com

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn gift card 9th anniversary gift

A shopping day—whether in person or online—at this popular home store could be just the redecorating catharsis you both need.

Pottery Barn gift card, from $25, PotteryBarn.com

Hair Iron or Curlers

Ceramic flat iron 9th anniversary gift

Ceramic conducts heat well and doesn't damage hair as easily as other materials, so this is a great gift for someone who loves to primp.

T3 SinglePass luxe 1-inch ionic straightening and styling flat iron, $180, Nordstrom.com


Owl sculpture 9th anniversary gift

This is a beautiful gift for an art collector or home décor enthusiast.

Jonathan Adler Menagerie mod owl sculpture, $98, JonathanAdler.com


Ceramic platters 9th anniversary gift

Serve up something great on anniversary night or at your next party.

Pier 1 Imports Libbey Collection Prologue black drift 2-piece multi-size ceramic platter set, $70, Pier1.com

Pair of Lamps

Ceramic lamp 9th anniversary gift

Flank the bed with gorgeous mood lighting.

Crate & Barrel Ella gray table lamp set of 2, $200, CrateandBarrel.com

Tea Set

Pottery tea set 9th anniversary gift

Tea for two? There are plenty of beautiful sets out there, but we love this delicate and colorful one.

Anthropologie Mason tea for two set, $38, Anthropologie.com

Porcelain Collectible Figurine

Porcelain figurines 9th anniversary gift

Give something with sentimental value that'll become more valued over time.

Lladró Happy Anniversary Couple figurine, $535, Lladro.com


Ceramic pans 9th anniversary gift

Bake a special meal in for your other half in a new casserole dish or porcelain nonstick skillet.

GreenLife soft grip ceramic 7-inch and 10-inch open frypan set, $30, Amazon.com

Porcelain Bell

Pottery bells 9th anniversary gift

This symbolic gift is thought to promote harmony in a relationship.

World Market ceramic hanging bell, $8, WorldMarket.com

Porcelain Jewelry Box

Porcelain jewelry box 9th anniversary gift

Make sure to fill it with something good.

Rosanna hearts jewelry box, $20, Bloomingdales.com

Ceramic Jewelry

Ceramic earrings 9th anniversary gift

Something for the porcelain jewelry box, perhaps?

Susan Gordon Pottery round ceramic earring studs in 22K gold, $32, Etsy.com


Willow Basket

Picnic basket 9th anniversary gift

Go on a romantic picnic together for your anniversary.

Picnic Time heart willow picnic basket with deluxe service for two, $94, Amazon.com

Willow Furniture

Wicker chair 9th anniversary gift

Fans of home décor—and proponents of environmental awareness—would appreciate furnishings made with this renewable material.

Urban Outfitters willow wicker chair, $179, UrbanOutfitters.com

Weeping Willow Tree

Weeping willow 9th anniversary gift

Pick up a mini tabletop version of this distinctively shaped tree.

Hirt's Gardens Tree of Enchantment weeping pussy willow tree in 6-inch pot, $25, Amazon.com

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows book 9th anniversary gift

Recapture your childhood reading this classic book together.

The Wind in the Willows: An Illustrated Classic, $12 for hardcover, Amazon.com

Cricket Set

Cricket bat 9th anniversary gift

The bat in a traditional cricket set is actually made of willow. It makes for a great summertime lawn game.

Pro Impact cricket bat, $60, Amazon.com

Woven Tray

Wicker tray 9th anniversary gift

Breakfast in bed? Yes, please.

English Tea Store rectangular white willow tray, $12, EnglishTeaStore.com

Trip to Willow, Alaska

Airplane wing in sky

Up for a far-flung adventure? Head over to Alaska.

Willow the Movie

Willow movie 9th anniversary gift

Spend a rainy anniversary night watching this Ron Howard classic.

Prime Video Willow, from $15, Amazon.com


Willow flute 9th anniversary gift

Bestow a genuine willow flute on a musical spouse.

Taiga Music Art willow flute, $45, Etsy.com


Wicker purse 9th anniversary gift

Wear a woven bag made from wicker.

Loeffler Randall Lorna wicker tote, $295, Shopbop.com


Luggage Tag

Faux leather luggage tag 9th anniversary gift

Prepare for that Alaska trip with (faux) leather luggage tags.

The Knot Wedding Shop faux leather luggage tag, $15, TheKnotShop.com

Phone Case

Leather phone case 9th anniversary gift

Make your spouse (or should we say your spouse's phone) feel secure.

Madewell card slot leather iPhone X/Xs case, $30, Nordstrom.com

Leather Backpack

Leather backpack 9th anniversary gift

Improve your partner's commute with a sturdy, stylish accessory.

Shinola The Runwell backpack, from $995, Shinola.com

Leather Furniture

Leather chair 9th anniversary gift

Nothing elevates a home like fine leather goods.

World Market bi-cast Tyler leather molded barstool, $250, WorldMarket.com

Scented Candle

Leather candle 9th anniversary gift

Candles are a common gift, but a leather scent is anything but overdone.

MALIN and GOETZ leather candle, $55, Bloomingdales.com


Suede moccasin 9th anniversary gift

Say hello to at-home and on-the-run comfort—sturdy slippers can be worn indoors and out.

L.L. Bean men's Wicked Good moccasins, $79, LLBean.com

Leather Jacket

Personalized leather jacket 9th anniversary gift

Hand-painted jackets are having a moment. Personalize yours with a name, wedding date or both to really make it count.

Write Pretty for Me hand-painted custom jacket, from $150, Etsy.com

Mouse Pad

Leather mouse pad 9th anniversary gift

Have you ever seen such a functional, fashionable mousepad? It comes with a tray for pens and the likes.

Anthropologie leather mouse pad, $56, Anthropologie.com

Card Wallet

Leather wallet 9th anniversary gift

Every time your partner pulls it out, you'll come to mind.

Smythson women's Panama flat card holder, $165, Amazon.com


Leather tray 9th anniversary gift

Lost keys no more. It only took nine years!

Jenni Kayne leather catchall, $65, JenniKayne.com

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