Willow Gifts for Your Ninth Wedding Anniversary

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Bryan Gardner

You two officially have the hang of this whole marriage thing. As you approach your first full decade of wedded bliss, you're both in a groove—at work, at home, and most importantly, with each other. It hasn't always been easy, but it's always been worthwhile. Toasting to nine whole years of togetherness, then, is an absolute must. Also mandatory? A gift that perfectly signifies your bond. If you've done some light online window shopping for the perfect ninth anniversary present, you've likely discovered that a willow wood item (yep!) is the traditional wedding anniversary gift for the year. It makes sense, when you think about it—earthy and natural, the wood is as organic as your love for each other.

Finding a willow-centric gift, however, isn't necessarily the easiest. Beyond planting actual weeping willow trees (which we'll get to!), luxe, anniversary-worthy gifts made of willow are, to use tree terminology, a little sparse. That's why we went for a broad interpretation when putting together our willow gift guide. Here, you'll find plenty of highbrow wood-themed gifts that are sure to upgrade a home or wardrobe. From the trendiest rattan bag and picnic basket to a neutral ottoman and bar cart, there are so many cool ways to interpret this classic wedding anniversary gift choice without getting super literal.

We did, however, discover a few hidden willow gems. From willow-wrapped candles to the prettiest bed, this wood type is truly a beauty and is sure to delight your spouse as you celebrate your ninth year as husband and wife. Click through to see our entire list, curated with your diverse tastes in mind.

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Picnic Basket

Pottery Barn "Winslow" Woven Willow Picnic Basket
Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Surprise your spouse with this gorgeous basket, complete with wine-and-cheese service for four, on the way to an anniversary picnic.

Shop Now: Pottery Barn "Winslow" Woven Willow Picnic Basket, $329, potterybarn.com.

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Bar Cart

Anthropologie Woven Bistro Bar Cart
Courtesy of Anthropologie

This petite cart is small enough to fit in just about any nook or cranny of your living room and makes for a lovely, beachy wedding anniversary gift.

Shop Now: Anthropologie Woven Bistro Bar Cart, $498, anthropologie.com.

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Woven Bag

Mehry Mu "Fey" Rattan and Leather Bucket Bag
Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

Meet her new go-to summer bag, with subtle rattan accents.

Shop Now: Mehry Mu "Fey" Rattan and Leather Bucket Bag, $300, bergdorfgoodman.com.

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Cane Tray

Crate & Barrel Cane Fiber Trat
Courtesy of Crate & Barrel

Perfect for holding fruits, magazines, or keys, this neutral tray is an entryway staple.

Shop Now: Crate & Barrel Cane Fiber Tray, $49.95, crateandbarrel.com.

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Cb2 Braided Jute Pouf
Courtesy of Cb2

This subtle piece brings earthy vibes to even the most modern sectional.

Shop Now: Cb2 Braided Jute Pouf, $89.95, cb2.com.

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Pottery Barn "Rustic Wood" Gallery Frames
Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Make this year's anniversary gift twofold. First, surprise your partner with a celebratory photoshoot and then, after the prints come in, present your favorite snaps in these sleek wooden frames.

Shop Now: Pottery Barn "Rustic Wood" Gallery Frame, from $21, potterybarn.com.

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Weeping Willow Trees

willow anniversary gift tree
Courtesy of Etsy

Order young weeping willow trees to your front door and plant them around your yard together. They'll take time to grow, but the shade and aesthetic beauty they'll provide when they're mature is worth the wait.

Shop Now: CZGrain Weeping Willow Trees, $12 for four, etsy.com.

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Jute Rug

Serena & Lily Round Jute Rug
Courtesy of Serena & Lily

Dress up a breakfast nook or living space with this woven rug. How sweet is the circle shape?

Shop Now: Serena & Lily Round Jute Rug, from $128, serenaandlily.com.

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Rattan Sconce

Jungalow "2" Rattan + Gold Sconce
Courtesy of Jungalow

Light the way to more beautiful years together with a rattan and gold wall sconce that makes for a lovely addition to your home décor, as well as an anniversary gift.

Shop Now: Jungalow "2" Rattan + Gold Sconce, $199, jungalow.com.

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Candle Holder

willow anniversary gift wooden candles
Courtesy of Etsy

These willow tea light candle holders are perfectly rustic and a sweet way to work the wood into your anniversary gift.

Shop Now: Susie's Wood Shop Reclaimed Willow Wood Candle Holders, $27.99 for three, etsy.com.

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Willow Rattan Bed

Houzz "Willow Bay" Queen Size Rattan Bed
Courtesy of Houzz

Give the master bedroom an upgrade with this beautiful farmhouse-inspired bed, which features stylish willow rattan panels.

Shop Now: Houzz "Willow Bay" Queen Size Rattan Bed, $1,355, houzz.com.

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Table Lamp

Bella Coastal Décor Willow Table Lamp
Courtesy of Bella Coastal Décor

Not finding a willow-specific gift your spouse will love? Don't force it. This wicker table lamp—the perfect add to the beach house you just closed on—is a pretty, albeit loose, interpretation of the classic gift type.

Shop Now: Bella Coastal Décor Willow Table Lamp, $149.95, bellacoastaldecor.com.

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Willow Candle

willow anniversary gift candle wrap
Courtesy of The Lamp Stand

This willow-wrapped candle's notes include warm linen, herbal tea, and sandalwood—a relaxing, sensual blend she's sure to love.

Shop Now: Park Hill Collection "Soiree" Willow Candle, $23.95, thelampstand.com.

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