What is the traditional ninth anniversary gift?

Copper is the traditional ninth anniversary gift in the UK as it represents warmth and the ability to adapt, two things that are essential in a successful marriage.

What is the modern ninth anniversary gift?

Leather is typically regarded as the modern ninth anniversary gift. Leather is strong, durable when looked after properly, but also flexible - all characteristics of the perfect pair!

Find a thoughtful ninth anniversary gift with these traditional and modern ideas...

5 traditional ninth anniversary gifts

The Velvetiser Hot Chocolate Maker

Copper ninth anniversary gift

Who can resist a creamy hot chocolate, especially as the weather gets cooler? The Velvetiser by Hotel Chocolat is the perfect gift for hot cocoa lovers, plus, it comes in the gorgeous copper colour, ideal for your ninth anniversary.

Buy The Velvetiser Hot Chocolate Maker from Hotel Chocolat (£99.95)

Personalised Copper Plant Mister

Copper ninth anniversary gift

Here's one for the gardeners - this copper plant mister makes for a lovely ninth anniversary gift. To make it extra special, add your partner's name for a touch of peronalisation.

Buy Personalised Copper Plant Mister from Not On The High Street (£14.95)

Eto Wine Decanter

Copper ninth anniversary gift

If your other half enjoys a glass of wine or two, this wine decanter from Fortnum & Mason is an elegant copper anniversary gift to ensure your wine stays fresh without waste.

Buy Eto Wine Decanter from Fortnum & Mason (£140)

Copper Cocktail Making Set

Copper ninth anniversary gift

For someone who prefers a beverage on the fun side, a cocktail making set will go down a treat. The complete kit comes with a shaker, measuring jigger, strainer, bar spoon, pourer, muddler and carrying pouch, and if you're not sure what concoction to make first, the handy recipe booklet is sure to help.

Buy Copper Cocktail Making Set from Rusty Barrel (£45)

Copper Custom Engraved Compass

Copper ninth anniversary gift

A compass is a classic gift for any traditionalist, and this offering can be engraved with a special message and your partners name. Not only a useful gift, but a truly sentimental one too!

Buy Copper Custom Engraved Compass from Etsy (from £29.99)

3 modern ninth anniversary gifts

Leather Notebook

Leather ninth anniversary gift

Not everyone is fond of the obviously sentimental gifts, so this leather notebook is a lovely alternative. Choose your partners favourite colour and opt to have their initials embossed on the front. It's still personal but aires on the more subtle side.

Buy Leather Notebook from Papier (£37)

6oz Hunter Leather Flask

Leather ninth anniversary gift

A hip flask is a timeless piece, and this one from Aspinal of London comes in four different colour leathers. Plus, to make it special for your ninth anniversary, you can choose to have your partner's initials engraved.

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Buy 6oz Hunter Leather Flask from Aspinal of London (£59)

Recycled Leather Passport Cover And Luggage Label

Leather ninth anniversary gift

A leather passport cover and luggage tag is a fitting ninth anniversary gift for anyone who loves to travel. Whether your spouse loves to spend their summer in the sun or jet off to the natural wonders of the world, they'll get plenty of use out of this modern gift.

Buy Recycled Leather Passport Cover And Luggage Label from Not On The High Street (£32.25)