Gift Ideas for Your 9th Wedding Anniversary

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Congratulations on nine years of marriage! Throughout these nine years of marriage you have no doubt grown together as a couple, faced challenges hand in hand, and celebrated each other’s achievements. This anniversary is a testament to your deep bond and unwavering support for one another.

As your ninth anniversary approaches you may be reflecting on the love and commitment you have shared with your spouse over the years. Or maybe you’re looking ahead to the future and the next major marriage milestone just around the corner.

But before you get to ten years, be sure to make your ninth anniversary memorable. Whether you’re looking for a romantic gift to express your love or a practical gift you know your spouse will appreciate, we can help you find a special gift to celebrate the occasion.

9th Anniversary Gifts

Traditional Gift


Modern Gift


Gemstone Gift

Lapis Lazuli

Flower Gift

Bird of Paradise

If you’re here it’s probably because you want to know more about the gift themes for the ninth wedding anniversary. What are they and what do they symbolize? The practice of giving specific anniversary gifts has a long history and is an excellent way to provide direction to the gifts you give throughout your marriage. Read on to discover the traditional, modern, gemstone and flower gift themes for the ninth anniversary.

What Is the Traditional 9th Anniversary Gift?

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The traditional ninth anniversary gift is pottery. Pottery is a broad term that describes any item molded and shaped from clay then fired at high temperatures to become durable and resilient. Tough enough to be a used every day, but fragile enough to treat with care, pottery represents the dedication required to build and maintain a loving marriage.

Willow, a symbol of resilience and the ability to bend without breaking, is sometimes considered an alternative traditional gift for the ninth anniversary. Because willow is such a specific material, the gift options for this theme are mainly limited to household items such as woven willow baskets or wicker furniture.

Featured Pottery Anniversary Gifts

AmorArc Ceramic Dinnerware Sets,Handmade Reactive Glaze Plates and Bowls Set,Highly Chip and Crack Resistant | Dishwasher & Microwave Safe,Service for 4 (12pc)
12-Piece Ceramic Dinnerware Set
  • Set includes four (4) each:
    • 10.5″ dinner plates
    • 8.5″ salad plates
    • 24 oz soup bowls
$79.95 USD

This dinnerware set is meticulously crafted by the skilled artisans at AmorArc with a handmade touch that adds a unique charm and character to each piece. Plus, the beautiful, all-natural glaze is durable and safe to use in the microwave, dishwasher and freezer. It’s a perfect gift for daily use or any special occasion from a casual family gathering to a formal dinner party.

Le Creuset Stoneware French Press, 34 oz., Flame
Le Creuset French Press
  • Crafted from premium chip-resistant stoneware
  • With a vibrant, easy to clean, dishwasher safe glaze
  • Superior heat retention keeps coffee warm
  • 34 oz capacity
$84.95 USD

A french press is one of the easiest ways to make strong, great tasting coffee. And with an unrivaled selection of bold, rich colors in a range of finishes and materials, Le Creuset is always a great gift choice. If a french press is not a good fit for your spouse, you can browse other Le Creuset gift options ranging from herb planters to casserole dishes.

Georgetown Pottery Tide Clock - Ivory Wave
Ivory Wave Tide Clock
  • Runs on lunar time, 24 hours 50 minutes
  • Uses 1 AA battery (not included)
  • Measures 7.5 inches in diameter
  • Handmade in Maine
$60.00 USD

The patented off-center circle design tells the height and direction of the tide—hand up is high tide and hand down is low—simply set to the local harbor, beach, or body of water of your choice. Makes a great ninth anniversary gift for any water lover that enjoys going to the beach, fishing, or boating.

More Traditional 9th Anniversary Gift Ideas

Most ideas for pottery gifts range from home decor to functional drinkware and dinnerware. Look for items made of stoneware, porcelain, terra cotta, ceramic, raku and delftware for this year’s traditional anniversary gift. If your loved one is interested in making pottery, you could gift them classes or wheel throwing supplies.

What is the Modern 9th Anniversary Gift?

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The modern ninth anniversary gift is leather. Representing the continued strength and durability of your marriage, leather is a versatile material that affords you the opportunity to choose a gift specific to your loved one’s interests or needs.

Modern ninth anniversary gift ideas range from clothing and accessories to luxurious furniture and home decor. Leather is also one of the easiest materials to personalize which means you can give a gift that is as unique as the recipient.

Featured Leather Anniversary Gifts

CLUCI Womens Backpack Purse Leather 15.6 Inch Laptop Backpack Travel Business Vintage Large Shoulder Bags Beige with Yelow Fine lines
Leather Laptop Travel Bag
  • With large capacity accordion structure
  • Features 3 main compartments
  • And multiple inner pockets
  • Padded section holds up to 15.6″ laptop
$169.99 USD

Crafted from high-quality genuine cowhide leather, this travel backpack has an immaculate water-resistant finish and luxurious detailing that gives it a vintage flair that will never go out of style. The large capacity will fit a laptop plus all of your spouse’s travel essentials, and the versatile and plentiful pockets keep everything organized. This is the perfect ninth anniversary gift for the well-traveled woman in your life.

Handmade Crazy Horse Leather Hip Flasks for Liquor for Men, Glass Whiskey Flask with Funnel & Wood Lids Leakproof for Hennessy Liquor & Spirits, Premium Flask Set Gifts Idea for Men (100ml+200ml)
Leather Wrapped Hip Flasks
  • Discreet pocket-sized flasks
  • 100ml & 200ml capacities
  • Made of glass to preserve taste
  • Wrapped in full-grain leather
  • With easy-pour window
  • Plus leak-free lid and funnel
$69.99 USD

Slip your favorite spirit into your pocket or purse and enjoy it anywhere, anytime! Avoid the metallic or plastic taste of traditional hip flasks with these food-grade glass flasks wrapped in genuine crazy horse leather with durable stitching to ensure a superior grip. Plus, the wooden cap has a tight sealing rubber gasket so you won’t spill a drop.

Laura Davidson Furniture SOHO II Ribbed Office Chair, Ergonomically Designed with Arm Rest & Swivel, Brown
SOHO II Ergonomic Office Chair
  • Features vegan leather upholstery
  • With supportive chrome frame
  • And removable arms
  • Plus 5-star extra strength base
  • With tilt-swivel mechanism
$294.99 USD

This #1 Rated mid-century modern office chair has the best of the best in every feature from the comfortable padded seat to the metal wheel hoods. It’s commercial-grade construction for the home or office. And it easily assembles in mere minutes so there’s more time for accomplishing important things.

More Modern 9th Anniversary Gift Ideas

Whether you’re looking for a gift for him, for her or for a couple of close friends or family, leather is a flexible theme that gives you the opportunity to give a gift that fulfils a specific need or is useful for a hobby or interest.

What Is the 9th Anniversary Gemstone?

Detail image of strands of lapis lazuli beads with a text overlay that reads "lapis lazuli"

A universal symbol of wisdom and truth, lapis lazuli is the gemstone for the ninth anniversary. Considered a “celestial” stone, lapis lazuli is composed of a deep blue lazurite, white calcite, and golden flecks of pyrite that give it a cosmic appearance. Said to promote self-reflection and inner-peace, lapis lazuli symbolizes the honesty and compassion at the core of your marriage.

Lapis Lazuli Jewelry Anniversary Gifts

While jewelry is always an excellent anniversary gift, you can also surprise and delight your spouse with a gift of lapis lazuli jewelry given on any special occasion during your ninth year of marriage.

What Is the 9th Anniversary Flower?

Bird of paradise, the ninth anniversary flower, is a tropical flower with with striking blossoms that are reminiscent of a bird in flight. These magnificent flowers represent the paradise found at the core of your happy and fulfilling marriage. A bouquet that features this stunning flower is a reminder of the joyful adventures shared while achieving great heights.

Poppies are considered an alternative ninth anniversary flower. If bird of paradise and poppies are unavailable or out of season, then a bouquet of your spouse’s favorite flower or red roses is sure to be appreciated.

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