If you clicked this post, then congratulations are in order. Happy 9th anniversary! After you’ve been with your spouse for 9 years, it can be difficult to come up with new or interesting gift ideas. If you feel like you’ve already exhausted your own gift ideas, take a look at this list of 35 9th anniversary gifts under $35.
Kool8 Water Bottle
The kool8 water bottle is one of those gifts that’s the perfect balance between practical and thoughtful. Whether you’re buying this for a wife or a husband, kool8 is great for anyone.
This water bottle comes in a few different colors, so you can pick which one suits your spouse’s style the best. It can keep drinks hot or cold for hours, so it’s perfect to use on-the-go. It also has a built-in tea infuser if your spouse is a tea lover.
If your anniversary falls in November or December, take advantage of the approaching holiday and buy a 9th anniversary ornament to commemorate the occasion.
This particular ornament has a really trendy yet simple design. It’s a great ninth anniversary gift if for those who are cutting back on spending. You can also make it a tradition to get a commemorative ornament every year on top of your regular gift.
If your spouse is the kind of person to empty out their pockets on the kitchen counter when they get home, consider getting them a catchall. This is especially useful if they’re constantly forgetting where they left their keys, wallet, sunglasses, etc.
This catchall is specifically designed as a 9th-anniversary gift. The engravings are a romantic tribute to the time you’ve been together. And (bonus) it’s made of leather, which just so happens to be the modern theme for 9th-anniversary gifts in the US.
This personalized cutting board is a sweet (but not corny) tribute to your marriage. You can gift it for any anniversary. The cutting board can be personalized with the first and last names of you and your spouse and the date of the wedding.
Its design lends itself to regular usage. You can feel free to show this off to guests and visitors without revealing that you’re a total sappy romantic.
Coffee Mug Set
While the modern theme for ninth anniversary gifts is leather, the traditional theme is pottery. If you’re keeping it traditional, consider a set of Mr. and Mrs. mugs.
These mugs with a modern design will help you keep your gift traditional without picking something stuffy. They each come with a lid for easy transportation. Once you get where you’re going, the lid can also double as a coaster.
A scrapbook can be a really romantic gift. If your spouse is the crafty one, you can give it to them empty with the promise to assemble it together. If you’re the crafty one, you can plan ahead and fill the scrapbook before giving it to them.
A scrapbook is a great 9th-anniversary gift because it will help you reflect on all of the wonderful memories you’ve had so far.
A personalized, engraved watch is a great gift for those secret romantics out there. The engraving is on the inside of the watch, so only you and your spouse will know what it says unless you decide to share it.
This engraving will be an everyday reminder of the love that you share. It also has a stylish, modern design that will pair well with any style.
Bucket List Journal
For you adventurous types, a bucket list journal can be a fun gift to fill out together. This gift will signify. that just because you’ve been together for 9 years doesn’t mean that the adventure is over.
The next time you go on an adventure, catalog the experience. Once the book is filled, you’ll be able to look back on all the great memories you’ve made during your time together.
Soundwave art is a very sentimental gift. You can record yourself saying “I love you” and it will be converted into soundwaves and printed.
If you want it customized with your voice specifically, you need to plan this one about a month ahead of time to give the manufacturer time to process it. If you love the idea but you’re running out of time, you can get a premade print in only a couple of days.
Romantic Picture Frame
This romantic frame paired with a picture from your wedding day is a perfect yet simple 9th-anniversary gift. Everyone wants to be best friends with the person that they marry. This frame will tell your spouse just how much you care.
Inserting a frame from your wedding will be a great reminder of how far you’ve come as a couple. If you don’t want to use a wedding picture, you can always pick one that’s associated with a day that you both really enjoyed together. There are no rules.
If you’re sticking with the pottery theme for your 9th-anniversary gift, here’s another mug for the coffee lover in your life. This one is a little more expensive but also has a really cool design.
The beautiful glaze combined with the built-in handwarmer is sure to make this gift a hit with your spouse. If you don’t like the color, you can find the same design in different colors from other sellers.
Soup and Side Bowl
This soup and side bowl combination dish is another great pottery option. It’s a one-of-a-kind gift that can serve many purposes. You can use it to serve chips and dip, a sandwich and soup, or veggies and hummus, whatever you like.
Turn this good gift into a great gift by preparing food for your spouse and serving it in this dish!
Leather Valet Tray
If you’re trying to stick with the leather theme, consider something practical like this charging station. If your spouse’s nightstand is always a mess, this will help them stay organized.
With several different compartments, your spouse will have a spot for everything: their phone, loose change, sunglasses, their watch, their wedding ring. No more scrambling around the apartment in the morning trying to find everything they need.
A sturdy, handcrafted leather journal is a great gift for your spouse if they like to sketch or write. It’s just pricey enough that they probably wouldn’t buy it for themselves, but not so pricey that it’s not an affordable gift.
This leather journal has an embossed tree on the front and a leather strap to keep the cover closed and the pages protected.
If your spouse is an avid reader, a leather bookmark is a good and affordable gift. The bookmark will last a long time. Whenever they sit down to read, they will be reminded of you and your relationship together.
This bookmark is stamped with a tree and the words “forever growing.” It will signify that your relationship continues to grow and change after nine years and will continue to grow for years to come.
Leather Toiletry Bag
A leather toiletry bag is a great investment for couples who travel often. A leather bag will be sturdier and last longer than other toiletry bags on the market.
It comes in several colors, so you can pick the one that suits your spouse’s style the best. The design is unisex, so it’s a great gift for a husband or a wife. Because it is genuine leather, it is sure to last through the trip after the trip as you go on new adventures together.
Bath Bomb Box
A bath bomb box is perfect if your spouse is the kind of person who never takes a break but definitely deserves it. If they’re always running from one commitment to the other and never taking them for themselves, this is a perfect gift for them.
This bath bomb box will encourage them to stop and take a break every once in a while. There are twelve bath bombs in a box, so if you can convince them to treat themselves with a break once a week, this gift will keep giving for almost six months.
Essential oils are a hot trend right now. If your spouse is into aromatherapy, consider diffuser jewelry, like this diffuser bracelet. It has a stylish and modern design with the added bonus of essential oils.
With this bracelet, your spouse can receive the benefits of calming essential oils or energizing essential oils throughout the day. The color of the cotton pad in the locket can be changed daily so that they can match it with any outfit.
Pizza Box of Socks
This gift box is designed to look like a pizza box. Inside are four pairs of socks with different pizza topping designs. This is a great gift if your spouse is a “stay at home on a Friday night with pizza and a movie” type.
Next time you kick back with a pizza, they can sport their pizza socks for a new level of pizza fandom.
Gamer t-shirt is specifically designed to be a ninth anniversary gift. It’s the perfect gift for your gamer spouse. It has a cool, retro design that is perfect for everyday wear.
With the slogan “Level 9 Complete,” this shirt references your anniversary in an understated way. It’s a fun way to commemorate the anniversary without any cliche, corny slang like “I’ve been married for 9 years and all I got was this t-shirt.”
Fill in the Blank Journal
A “fill in the blank” journal can capture you, your spouse, and your relationship in the moment. The pages of this journal require you to fill in blanks like what award your spouse deserves to win.
It will be fun to fill out alone or together. In a few years, you can look back at your answers and see what has changed and what stays the same.
This personalized print of crossroads signs feature your name, your spouse’s name, and your wedding date. It’s a new, unique way to remember your special day.
There are a few different designs to choose from, so you can find one that fits your decor. They can be printed on canvas or matted and framed, depending on your preference. They print in black and white for a more minimalist design.
Star Wars Pillowcases
For the diehard Star Wars fans out there, you can get these Leia and Han pillowcases with their famous “I love you,” “I know” lines printed on them. The pillowcases also feature Leia’s signature hair buns and Han’s signature shooter.
This is an uncommon ninth anniversary gift; but for the right person, it could be a great one.
Scratch-off maps are a cool, visual way to track where you’ve traveled and where you still want to go. This gift is specifically for people who have big goals when it comes to traveling. Once you visit a new place, you can scratch off the country and its flag.
This particular scratch-off map covers the entire world, but there are some that are focused just on the United States for travelers with more modest goals.
Whiskey Gift Set
A whiskey gift set is great for any amateur whiskey lover. You can buy the set and maybe even splurge on a nice bottle of whiskey to drink. You can drink some whiskey on the night of your anniversary using the items from the gift set.
This set comes with two glasses, granite whiskey stones, and stainless steel tongs in a wooden gift box that can be used for storage in the future.
Wine Gift Set
If your spouse is more of a wine lover, buy a wine gift set instead. This gift set will give your spouse everything they need to look like a regular wine connoisseur.
This gift set comes with two wine glasses, a bottle opener, a vacuum seal stopper, a drip-stop ring, and an aerator pourer. This set combined with even a cheap bottle of wine could elevate any dinner into a romantic evening.
Wedding rings aren’t always practical everyday accessories. Some jobs can cause a lot of wear and tear on wedding rings. They may even pose a safety threat in some jobs. If that’s the case for your spouse, buy them a silicone ring.
These rings can get beat up and worn out while the expensive wedding ring stays home. Your spouse can still wear a wedding ring to show that they are taken without risking any damage or loss to their real ring.
A Sherpa Blanket
Is there anything better than a soft, cozy blanket on a cold winter day? If your anniversary falls in the winter months (or if your spouse is the kind of person who’s always cold) give them a sherpa blanket.
You can keep it small with a nice throw, or you can go big with a queen or king-sized blanket for ultimate coziness.
You can’t go wrong with a classic gift like jewelry. These trendy bracelets are the perfect, low-cost gift for a fashionable spouse.
This bracelet looks like several bracelets stacked on top of each other and carefully selected to match well. But, it’s really all connected into one bracelet for easy and quick styling.
A Simple Necklace
For a more timeless look, buy a simple, gold-plated necklace that can be dressed down for everyday wear or dressed up for a nice occasion.
This would make a great 9th-anniversary gift because your spouse can appreciate it for years to come. It’s classic and simple design lends itself to long-term wear. This will be her new go-to necklace.
Spa Box Set
Create an at-home spa experience for your spouse with this spa box set. You can gift this box and let them plan their own spa day, or, for bonus points, draw a bath and set up the spa experience for them.
This box set comes with bath salts, a bath bomb, a pink clay face mask, and lavender soap. Your spouse will be feeling relaxed and refreshed after their at-home spa night.
Herb Garden Box
Does your spouse have a green thumb? Buy them this herb garden starter kit. It will give them everything they need to start growing some popular herbs on their own.
This kit comes with seeds for 4 types of herbs, a wooden box to grow in, pruning sheers, burlap grow bags, plant markers, soil disks, and an instructional booklet. In just a few weeks, you can start cooking with your own home-grown herbs.
Grilling Spice Gift Set
If your spouse is a foodie, buy them a grilling spice gift set. These spices will give them some new flavors to experiment with. They’ll have fun testing out new things and you’ll have fun eating delicious food.
This gift set comes with five handcrafted spices that each serve a different purpose and create a different flavor.
Variety Tea Box
Buy a variety of tea boxes for your spouse if they’re a tea drinker. If you want to stick with the 9th-anniversary gift theme, buy a mug to go with it!
This tea box contains 8 different kinds of teas with a total of 48 tea bags. These flavors cover all of the basic, most popular tea flavors, making it perfect for any tea drinker.
Beard Grooming Kit
If your husband has a beard, a beard grooming kit may be the perfect gift to pamper him. If your man is too tough for the spa box, the grooming kit can be a way for him to refresh without feeling too feminine.
This kit includes a boar bristle beard brush, a wood comb, barber scissors, styling balm, and beard oil. This kit will help style their beards and encourage growth.
There are so many directions you could go in when you buy your spouse a ninth anniversary gift. Hopefully, this list contains something that your spouse would like, or, at the very least, has inspired you and got the wheels turning. Remember the golden rule: It’s the thought that counts.