9th Anniversary Gifts: Pottery, Iron

Function meets creative design
in 9th Anniversary gifts
of traditional pottery and modern iron.

Traditional 9th Anniversary Gifts:

Pottery is a class of ceramics technically defined by the temperature at which it is fired (lower than stoneware, porcelain and other vitreous ceramics). However, most retailers use the terms interchangeably, as we will for traditional nine year anniversary gifts.

Let's begin with this personalized flat bowl or platter, where the names and date so nicely enhance the design. Choose a personalized unity candle set for a sentimental anniversary gift - or, a personalized crock planter that will look welcoming on your recipients' front porch.

One of our very favorites in quality pottery is Boleslawiec Polish pottery. Their cheerful dinnerware patterns - and accessory pieces like the charming cheese lady and elegant cake stands - are delightful 9th anniversary gifts. Boleslawiec pottery can sometimes be found in specialty shops in the US (hint to US shoppers in many eastern states: check the Christmas Tree Shops for good quality irregulars).

For something a bit different, we suggest a set of hand painted Andean whistles from Peru or a luminary to cast a romantic light pattern around a darkened room. The light from an attractive oil lamp or candle holder is a little more direct. For gifts with a southwestern flair, terra cotta home accents may appeal to your recipients' tastes.

You'll find other pottery gift suggestions at 7th Anniversary Gifts in the Modern section.

Modern 9th Anniversary Gifts:
~ IRON ~

When it comes to gifts in iron, even small household details like wrought iron fixtures can strike a smart and tasteful decorating theme. For example, this "Acorn" pattern curtain rod can be repeated on a wall sconce, coat hook, key holder, napkin holder, shelf brackets, newspaper recycle bin, and more.

A pair of bookends will please an anniversary couple who enjoy reading. A graceful and artistic wrought iron candle holder will add a relaxing atmosphere to their library or dining room. So will this forged iron (electric) wall sconce with globe - a pair would also be lovely in an entry or hallway (that romantic glow is appropriate for an anniversary gift!).

Moving outdoors, wrought iron fences, trellises, and plant holders are 9th anniversary gifts that will spruce up the place for summertime. Your recipients can relax on a comfortable garden/park bench - or rocker, or even a swing! - to enjoy their surroundings. Later, they'll appreciate the warmth provided by a cast iron chimenea as the evening grows chilly.

For something a bit different, how clever are these wine rack bookends - and great for both purposes! You might like to add a couple of bottles of "Iron Horse" wine to emphasize the iron theme.

Finally, a big ticket nine year anniversary gift that you celebrating couples may be ready to give to yourselves - an iron bed from this huge selection of designs. This would be a good group gift, too, but be sure to let your anniversary couple select the design!

You will find more iron gift ideas at 6th Anniversary Gifts in the Traditional section.

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