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.
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.
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.
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
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
Fill it with your spouse's blooms of choice.
A new everyday dinner set might be in order by the time year nine rolls around.
Support independent artists by buying a handmade trinket.
Zotter the Potter personalized stoneware wedding anniversary pitcher, $70, Etsy.com
Present a beautiful plant or tree in a ceramic planter.
CB2 Palazzo large marbleized planter, $80, CB2.com
These chic accessories are lightweight but durable.
RADO Centrix automatic 38mm diamond ceramic bracelet watch, $2,200, Nordstrom.com
A shopping day—whether in person or online—at this popular home store could be just the redecorating catharsis you both need.
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
This is a beautiful gift for an art collector or home décor enthusiast.
Jonathan Adler Menagerie mod owl sculpture, $98, JonathanAdler.com
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
Flank the bed with gorgeous mood lighting.
Crate & Barrel Ella gray table lamp set of 2, $200, CrateandBarrel.com
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
Give something with sentimental value that'll become more valued over time.
Lladró Happy Anniversary Couple figurine, $535, Lladro.com
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
This symbolic gift is thought to promote harmony in a relationship.
World Market ceramic hanging bell, $8, WorldMarket.com
Make sure to fill it with something good.
Rosanna hearts jewelry box, $20, Bloomingdales.com
Something for the porcelain jewelry box, perhaps?
Susan Gordon Pottery round ceramic earring studs in 22K gold, $32, Etsy.com
Go on a romantic picnic together for your anniversary.
Picnic Time heart willow picnic basket with deluxe service for two, $94, Amazon.com
Fans of home décor—and proponents of environmental awareness—would appreciate furnishings made with this renewable material.
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
Recapture your childhood reading this classic book together.
The Wind in the Willows: An Illustrated Classic, $12 for hardcover, Amazon.com
The bat in a traditional cricket set is actually made of willow. It makes for a great summertime lawn game.
Pro Impact cricket bat, $51, Amazon.com
Breakfast in bed? Yes, please.
English Tea Store rectangular white willow tray, $12, EnglishTeaStore.com
Up for a far-flung adventure? Head over to Alaska.
Spend a rainy anniversary night watching this Ron Howard classic.
Prime Video Willow, from $15, Amazon.com
Bestow a genuine willow flute on a musical spouse.
Taiga Music Art willow flute, $45, Etsy.com
Wear a woven bag made from wicker.
Loeffler Randall Lorna wicker tote, $295, Shopbop.com
Make your spouse (or should we say your spouse's phone) feel secure.
Madewell card slot leather iPhone X/Xs case, $30, Nordstrom.com
Improve your partner's commute with a sturdy, stylish accessory.
Nothing elevates a home like fine leather goods.
World Market bi-cast Tyler leather molded barstool, $250, WorldMarket.com
Candles are a common gift, but a leather scent is anything but overdone.
MALIN and GOETZ leather candle, $55, Bloomingdales.com
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
Hand-painted jackets are having a moment. Personalize yours with a name, wedding date or both to really make it count.
Have you ever seen such a functional, fashionable mousepad? It comes with a tray for pens and the likes.
Every time your partner pulls it out, you'll come to mind.
Smythson women's Panama flat card holder, $165, Amazon.com
Lost keys no more. It only took nine years!
Jenni Kayne leather catchall, $65, JenniKayne.com
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