9-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas For Her, Him and Them

Help them honor their roots with these sentimental gifts.
by The Knot
9-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas

Congrats! You (or a loved one) has made it to nine years of marriage. Now comes the hard part: picking out the perfect 9-year anniversary gift. Despite being one year shy of the 10-year milestone, the ninth wedding anniversary is just as special, and should be celebrated accordingly. 

What is the 9-Year Anniversary Gift?

Traditional: Pottery and Willow

Traditionally, pottery and willow represent the 9-year anniversary. Water is the underlying theme of these materials because it’s strong and enduring. It also flows and adapts to its surroundings, just like your marriage of 9 years. Pottery has historically been utilized as a vessel to carry water, and it represents home, hearth and family. Willow, on the other hand, is characteristically strong, durable and intertwined—symbolic of a stable and loving marriage.

Modern: Leather

Modernists have adopted leather to represent the 9th wedding anniversary too. Not only is it strong and flexible, the fabric is also durable—just like a successful relationship. Below, you’ll find the best 9th wedding anniversary gift ideas, in addition to unique gift ideas that will make any couple happy.

In this article:

  1. 9-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her

    When it comes to finding a 9-year anniversary gift for your wife, you’re certainly not relegated to pottery and willow objects if that’s not what she’s into. It’s okay to think outside the box (and stick to gifts you know she’ll love) when looking for the perfect 9th anniversary gift for her collection.

  2. Delicate Layers sun necklace

    Tell her she’s the light of your life with this delicate sun necklace.

    Delicate Layers tiny gold filled sun necklace, from $26, Etsy.com

  3. BaubleBar Granita tassel earrings

    Need a 9-year anniversary gift for a fashion lover? These on-trend statement earrings are a must for any woman’s jewelry collection.

    BaubleBar Granita beaded tassel earrings, $38, BaubleBar.com

  4. Tula Probiotic Skincare balanced skin set

    Give her the gift of glowing skin with this three-step bundle kit that will leave her skin feeling balanced and hydrated.

    Tula Probiotic Skincare balanced skin set, $44, Nordstrom.com

  5. Topshop grey super soft robe

    A cozy bathrobe is the perfect 9-year anniversary gift she’s guaranteed to wear again and again. 

    Topshop grey super soft robe, $52, Topshop.com

  6. 9-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him

    When it comes to picking a 9-year anniversary gift for your husband, you certainly don’t need to stick to pottery and willow-themed gifts. Find the best 9th anniversary gift ideas for him, below.

  7. Mark & Graham chess set

    Your game nights will be a lot more fun if you gift him this cool chess set for your 9-year anniversary. 

    Mark & Graham chess set, $85, MarkAndGraham.com

  8. Frye leather coasters

    You don’t have to sacrifice your furniture when you want to enjoy a cold beverage. Keep a set of these sleek leather coasters on hand to protect your bar cart or side table when enjoying a drink with your partner. 

    Frye leather coasters, $30, CrateAndBarrel.com

  9. The Knot Shop barbeque kit

    If your husband is passionate about grilling (lucky you!), get him this customizable barbeque set that he’ll be excited to use on the Fourth of July and beyond. 

    The Knot Shop barbeque kit, from $50, TheKnotShop.com

  10. Uncommon Goods world traveler's cork glove

    If you and your partner have the travel bug, a cork globe for your 9-year anniversary is a sweet solution to map where you’ve been—and where you plan to go together in the future. 

    Uncommon Goods World Traveler’s cork globe, $140 for large, UncommonGoods.com

  11. World Market bamboo football kickoff cheese board

    A bamboo cheese board in the shape of a football is the perfect 9-year anniversary gift for the guy who loves to entertain (as much as he enjoys his NFL RedZone). It’s also a cute embellishment if you’re hosting a Super Bowl party at home.

    World Market bamboo football kickoff cheese board, $45, WorldMarket.com

  12. Bose SoundSport wireless headphones

    If he loves to stay active, he likely needs a great set of wireless earbuds. These Bose headphones will stay put whether he’s getting in reps at the gym or going for a run outdoors.

    Bose SoundSport wireless headphones, $149, Nordstrom.com

  13. 9-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Them

    Know a couple whose anniversary is approaching? We have a range of 9-year anniversary gift ideas for them. Check out the options you can buy now before they start celebrating.

  14. Kate Aspen cheers corkscrew

    Help them pop bottles for years to come with this fun gold corkscrew.

    Kate Aspen Cheers corkscrew, $6, Amazon.com

  15. Mark & Graham handblown vase

    Any milestone is deserving of flowers, so help them put their blooms on display with this elegant vase.

    Mark & Graham handblown vase, $49, MarkAndGraham.com

  16. All-Clad 6 1/2 quart slow cooker

    After almost a decade together, any couple could use some creativity in the kitchen. Help them hack any recipe with the appliance every household needs: a slow cooker. 

    All-Clad 6 ½ quart slow cooker, $280, Nordstrom.com

  17. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera

    If you know your friends are obsessed with capturing moments, a camera that instantly prints pictures will be their new carry-everywhere item. 

    Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera, $70, Target.com

  18. Williams-Sonoma Meyer Lemon essential oils collection gift crate

    You can’t go wrong with a fresh-smelling set from Williams Sonoma. This one comes with everything from hand soap to essential oils to candles. 

    Williams-Sonoma Meyer Lemon essential oils collection gift crate, $70, Williams-Sonoma.com

  19. Leather Anniversary Gifts

    In addition to willow and pottery, leather is also a symbolic 9th anniversary gift. Below, find our favorite leather items to gift to your loved one or your favorite couple.

  20. Madewell leather passport case

    If your partner is always on the go, a sleek leather passport case will make their travels that much chicer.

    Madewell leather passport case, $30, Nordstrom.com

  21. Sarah's Artistry latitude longitude bracelet

    A latitude and longitude bracelet is just about the sweetest 9-year anniversary gift we’ve ever seen. Personalize the coordinates to the location you got married, and you’ll always be reminded of your wedding day.

    Sarah’s Artistry latitude longitude bracelet, $15, Etsy.com

  22. Northwind Supply monogrammed valet tray

    A monogrammed leather catchall for your front foyer is a 9-year anniversary gift that’ll make your lives easier (and more organized). 

    Northwind Supply monogrammed valet tray, from $19, Etsy.com

  23. Leather Goods Company wallet insert card

    Put a sweet message on a leather wallet insert to remind your partner of how much they mean to you. 

    Leather Goods Company wallet insert card, $13, Etsy.com

  24. Ambassador leather grain carry on suitcase

    Anyone who travels for work will appreciate a stylish, compact leather carry-on suitcase for their 9-year anniversary. 

    Ambassador leather grain carry on suitcase, $110, Amazon.com

  25. Mark & Graham leather charger roll up

    A leather roll up case for your chargers, headphones and USB is a cool and convenient 9-year anniversary gift for a partner who can’t live without the iPhone. 

    Mark & Graham leather charger roll up, $49, MarkAndGraham.com

  26. Andrew Marc quilted leather moto jacket

    A leather jacket is a must for any man’s closet. The durable fabric will keep him looking cool (and feeling warm) for years to come.

    Andrew Marc quilted leather moto jacket, $625, Nordstrom.com

  27. Everlane The Day market tote

    Every woman needs a reliable carryall tote, and she’ll love carrying a sleek, black leather bag that goes with just about everything. 

    Everlane The Day market tote, $175, Everlane.com

  28. Shinola harness leather portfolio

    This sleek leather portfolio will keep your partner’s important documents safe and secure, whether they’re commuting to the office or storing them at home.

    Shinola harness leather portfolio, $450, Nordstrom.com

  29. MVMT Arc automatic leather strap watch

    Everyone needs a simple watch in their repertoire, and this minimalist leather one will get tons of use. 

    MVMT Arc automatic leather strap watch, $300, Nordstrom.com

  30. Kywie leather wine cooler

    If the two of you enjoy dining al fresco, your partner will love this sustainable leather wine cooler that keeps any bottle (red or white) at an even temperature. 

    Kywie leather wine cooler, $85, UniekLiving.com

  31. Pottery & Willow Anniversary Gifts for Her

    If you want to stick to the traditional 9-year anniversary gift theme, you have plenty of options to choose from. Check out the best pottery and willow gifts for her, below.

  32. Company Fifty-Two ceramic ring holder

    A customized, ceramic ring dish is the perfect gift for her to safely store everyday jewelry with a sweet reminder of your wedding date.

    Company Fifty-Two ceramic ring holder, from $25, Etsy.com

  33. Kayu women's Rosie tote

    A trendy wicker tote bag is a chic gift option for your anniversary—and she’ll love carrying it everywhere. 

    Kayu women’s Rosie tote, $98, Amazon.com

  34. Marco Island vanity and mirror

    If your wife is in the market for a new piece of furniture, this practical wicker vanity will liven up any space.

    Marco Island vanity and mirror, $499, Houzz.com

  35. Steve Madden Greece sandals

    She’ll love wearing these on-trend wicker sandals during the summer and, perhaps, during your tropical anniversary getaway.

    Steve Madden Greece sandals, $48, Zappos.com

  36. Ash Jewelry Studio tiny hexagon studs

    Treat her to wearable art with these delicate porcelain earrings. The hexagon shape is accented with a gold-dipped side and pop of color, giving the studs a luxe finish. 

    Ash Jewelry Studio tiny hexagon studs, $56, Etsy.com

  37. Elder Pens wooden willow pen

    Writing love letters to you will become his new favorite hobby with this sleek willow pen. 

    Elder Pens wooden willow pen, $30, Amazon.com

  38. Pottery & Willow Anniversary Gifts for Him

    Pottery and willow isn’t just limited to gifts for her. Below, find the best 9-year anniversary gift ideas to please any man who’s ready to celebrate.

  39. Sweese porcelain tea mug

    If he’s a tea drinker, upgrade his morning brew with a porcelain mug. Available in a variety of colors, this option also comes with a tea leaf infuser and a lid, so his drink will be strong and portable. 

    Sweese porcelain tea mug, $19, Amazon.com

  40. My Custom Growler custom engraved beer growler

    A custom engraved beer growler is the perfect 9-year anniversary gift for the guy who loves to try different brews. 

    My Custom Growler custom engraved beer growler, from $54, Etsy.com

  41. World Market Veracruz outdoor sectional corner chair

    Have an indoor patio? This comfy wicker chair is perfect for when he wants to sit back and relax. 

    World Market Veracruz outdoor sectional corner chair, $300, WorldMarket.com

  42. Design Novelties 9th anniversary gift mug

    Make him smile with this cheeky mug to remind him of your constant appreciation. Bonus points if he loves succulents!

    Design Novelties 9th anniversary gift mug, $15, Etsy.com

  43. Pottery & Willow Anniversary Gifts for Them

    If your friend or family member’s 9th anniversary is coming up, give them a classic, on-theme gift to commemorate their love. Check out these pottery and willow-themed, 9-year anniversary gift ideas for them.

  44. Andrea Willette Shop personalized custom wedding anniversary willow tree

    This personalized willow tree portrait will always remind your favorite couple of where their roots began. 

    Andrea Willette Shop personalized custom wedding anniversary willow tree, $37, Etsy.com

  45. California Picnic picnic basket

    Send them off on lots of romantic picnics together with a woven willow picnic basket.

    California Picnic picnic basket, $28, Amazon.com

  46. Sarah Paloma Pottery trio of pure white ceramic vases

    These chic white vases would be the perfect addition to anyone’s home, no matter the couple. 

    Sara Paloma Pottery trio of pure white ceramic vases, $160, Etsy.com

  47. Royal Albert Old Country Roses Le Petite 9-piece mini tea set

    Give them the gift of classy tea parties with this 9-piece ceramic set for their 9th anniversary gift. 

    Royal Albert Old Country Roses Le Petite 9-piece mini tea set, $90, BedBathAndBeyond.com

  48. Pottery Barn

    A modern iteration of the pottery tradition can simply be a gift card to Pottery Barn so they can pick out the pieces that best suit them. 

    Pottery Barn gift card, PotteryBarn.com

    For more of the best anniversary gift ideas for all the major milestones, check out our comprehensive guide to anniversary gifts by year. 

    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, some of which may be sponsored by paying vendors.

    Updated July 2019

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