Willow Gifts for Your Ninth Wedding Anniversary
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 classic gift of choice. 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 whicker clutch and picnic basket to a neutral ottoman and rattan bar cart, there are so many cool ways to interpret this classic gift choice without getting super literal.
We did, however, discover a few hidden willow gems. From willow-wrapped candles to the prettiest bedframe, 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.
Surprise your spouse with this gorgeous basket, complete with wine-and-cheese service for two, on the way to an anniversary picnic.
Picnic Time "Verona" Wicker Picnic Basket, $89, shop.nordstrom.com
Weeping Willow Trees
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.
CZGrain Weeping Willow Trees, $14 for 4, etsy.com
Not finding a willow-specific gift your spouse will love? Don't force it. This whicker table lamp—the perfect add to the beach house you just closed on—is a pretty, albeit loose, interpretation of the classic gift type.
Serena & Lily "Limantour" Table Lamp, $498, serenaandlily.com
Same goes for rattan! This petite cart is small enough to fit in just about any nook or cranny of your living room.
Potterybarn "Kali" Bar Cart in "Rattan," $399, potterybarn.com
These willow tea light candle holders are perfectly rustic and a sweet way to work the wood into your anniversary gift.
Susie's Wood Shop Reclaimed Willow Wood Candle Holders, $18 for three, etsy.com
Perfect for holding fruits, magazines, or keys, this neutral bowl-tray hybrid is an entryway staple.
HomeStories "Dogon" Tray, $75, shop.homestories.com
This subtle piece brings earthy vibes to even the most modern sectional.
Urban Outfitters "Marte" Ottoman, $299, urbanoutfitters.com
Make this year's anniversary gift twofold. First, surprise him with a celebratory photoshoot and then, after the prints come in, present your favorite snap in this sleek wooden frame.
Pottery Barn "Rustic Wood" Gallery Frame, from $21, potterybarn.com
Dress up a breakfast nook or living space with this woven rug. How sweet is the circle shape?
Serena & Lily Round Jute Rug, from $108, serenaandlily.com
The best part about this cute wicker clutch? The bamboo handle.
J.McLaughlin "Ava" Wicker Bag, $198, jmclaughlin.com
Willow Rattan Bed
Give the master bedroom an upgrade with this beautiful farmhouse-inspired bedframe, which features stylish willow rattan panels.
Houzz "Willow Bay" Queen Size Rattan Bed, $1,230, houzz.com
This willow-wrapped candle's notes include warm linen, herbal tea, and sandalwood—a relaxing, sensual blend she's sure to love.
Park Hill Collection "Soiree" Willow Candle, $22, thelampstand.com