9th Wedding Anniversary
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From year to year, up to the splendid ninth, your love story is as enduring as it’s divine. Check out my guide for some great celebration and gifts ideas for your 9th anniversary in a spectacular way.

Author: Justin AldridgePage Updated: 27 May 2024

Discover The 9th Year Wedding Anniversary

If your 9th UK copper anniversary is just around the corner, and it’s time to honour that warm, glowing love you both share. Like copper pipes carrying life-giving water, their relationship channels devotion, passion and care through each passing year. I have some spark-worthy gift ideas to keep your incredible connection radiating on this big day.

Traditional Gift

In the UK, when you’ve been hitched for 9 years, copper is the traditional gift. This sturdy yet flexible metal is a symbol of the strength and adaptability that’s kept your partnership going strong for just shy of a decade.

The connection to copper is more than just tradition. It’s known for carrying heat and electricity, which is like the energy and warmth in a long-lasting marriage. It’s this spark that has kept your bond alive and kicking throughout these nine amazing years.

Speaking of shared energy, it’s probably powerful enough to light up a city if you could somehow turn it into electricity. That’s the power of nine years of love and companionship. Just as copper slowly forms deep within the earth, your bond, too, has grown steadily stronger over time. Life’s pressures have only made it more robust.

We are better together - Sea Glass love birds framed gift


“We are better together”

A wonderful handmade framed unique design of a couple of love birds, including a sweet quote. The quote can be personalized for you. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This makes a lovely unique anniversary or special occasion gift.

Traditional Gemstone

Traditional 9th anniversary gemstone is Lapis Lazuli

For a 9th wedding anniversary, the special gemstone is Lapis Lazuli. This deep blue stone means wisdom, truth, and power. It comes with tiny specks of gold, which remind people of the passion and the early, exciting days of a marriage. Since ancient times, people have loved this stone for its bright, mystical feel.

Lapis Lazuli makes an excellent 9th anniversary gift, whether you choose it as a piece of jewellery or a decorative item. For men, Lapis Lazuli can be crafted into stylish cufflinks or tie pins. While for women, it transforms beautifully into earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. 

Combining this rich blue stone with both of your birthstones makes the gift even more personal. You can consider using Lapis Lazuli in a ring that has your wedding date and initials on it.

Traditional Flower

Traditional 9th year anniversary flower is the bird of paradise

The Bird of Paradise flower is a traditional choice for the 9th wedding anniversary. Its bright and unique blooms last a long time, representing the beauty and enduring nature of a relationship that’s almost a decade old.

Just like your journey together, the Bird of Paradise flower starts as a single stem and then branches out. The colourful petals curve upwards, creating a protective shell around the delicate inner stamen. This beautiful display mirrors how two lives intertwine in marriage, offering mutual support and care.

On this special day, you can either exchange these beautiful flowers or even plant them in your garden. They’ll be a reminder of all the tough times you’ve been through and the exciting times ahead.

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Modern Gift

Let’s take a look at the modern 9th anniversary gift that captures what you’ve built together: the willow. This tree has flexible branches that can bend without breaking, showing how a strong marriage adapts to survive.

When it comes to celebrating your big milestone, willow-themed gifts are a great choice. They show how well your relationship has grown and stayed stable. You might like willow baskets or furniture made from its bendy branches. And for something really special, framed willow tree photos can add a personal touch to your space.

How Long You´ve Been Married

9 years / 108 months / 469 weeks / 3,287 days / 78,888 hours / 4,733,280 minutes. (more or less)

Fun Fact

If you lived on Uranus, you would have been married for 0.11 years and if you lived on Mercury 37.37 years…get your head around those figures!

Gift Ideas for your Husband

Nine wonderful years with your darling husband. Show him just how cherished he is with these wonderful gifts.

  • Copper Moscow mule mug – engraved with a heartfelt message
  • Copper watch – for a stylish reminder of your time together
  • Lapis Lazuli jewellery – some stylish cufflinks or a tie pin
  • Ceramic painting or pottery class – create new memories with a fun, artistic date
  • Copper barware and shaker – upgrade his cocktail-making sessions
  • Personalised tankard – with his favourite brew
  • Funny coffee mug – start his day with a laugh and a special message


A lovely and fun handmade framed picture toasting to a wonderful ‘X’ years together, all made with genuine sea glass. The sea glass is collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain and the message can be pesonalized

This makes for a lovely and unique anniversary or special occasoin gift to give to your loved one.

Try this special wish:

My Dearest Husband,

After nine wonderful years as your wife, I find myself falling even more in love with you. I feel so grateful to have a man as kind, strong and loving as you by my side. We’ve built a beautiful life together, full of laughter and joy. Thank you for being my rock and my best friend. I can’t wait to discover what the next nine years have in store for us!

Yours forevermore, XXX

Gift Ideas for your Wife

From traditional copperware to modern willow accessories, choose gifts for your wife that reflect the strength and beauty of your relationship. Consider these presents:

  • Copper rose sculpture – as a reminder of your lasting affection
  • Copper essential oil diffuser – fill her space with calming scents
  • Custom pottery jewellery tray – with your anniversary date and initials
  • Linen-wrapped journal – for her thoughts and dreams
  • Lapis Lazuli earrings or necklace – complement her style with vibrant blues
  • Spa gift basket and essential oils – relax and rejuvenate with a home spa day
  • Funny engraved copper bookmark – keep her giggling with every read


Handmade framed design of a couple in love, all made with pebbles and genuine sea glass. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This can be pesonalized with your own message and makes for a lovely and unique anniversary or wedding gift to give to a loved one.

Try this special wish:

My Beautiful Wife,

We’ve shared so many amazing memories over the last nine years. Thank you for being my partner on this journey we call life. Your smile still makes my heart skip a beat. Your kindness and wisdom inspire me daily. I’m so proud of the family we’ve built together. I love you more now than ever before. Here’s to many more years of happiness by your side.

Love always, XXX

Gift Ideas for the Couple

After 9 years of unbreakable marriage, this power couple deserves gifts as mighty as their bond. Here are some gift ideas to celebrate their solid partnership.

  • Copper lovebirds windchime – to enjoy soothing melodies in their shared space
  • Time married copper frame – showcase a memorable photo from their wedding
  • His & hers pottery mugs – sip coffee or tea in matching, handcrafted style
  • Copper succulent planter – a trendy and durable home for their favourite plants
  • Bird of Paradise flower bouquet – brighten their home with exotic beauty
  • Concert or festival tickets – experience a night of entertainment
  • Custom lyrics artwork – visualise their wedding song in a unique piece of art

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Fun Fact

The Statue of Liberty in New York has more than 80 tons of copper.

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Fun ways to Celebrate

couple enjoying a drink from copper mugs

At home idea:

Here’s a delightful idea for your 9th anniversary – a cosy, copper-themed dinner right at home. Start with a hands-on experience in the kitchen, where you both cook up a feast using copper pots and pans. You can make dishes that reflect the rustic elegance of copper, like pan-seared salmon with a copper-hued spice rub or a chocolate cake with a molten copper heart.

As you transition from the kitchen to the dining area, set the ambience. Candles in copper holders casting a warm glow. Fresh Birf of Paradise flowers in a copper vase for that floral vibe. And your favourite tunes playing softly in the background.

And lastly, end the evening on a high note with meaningful copper gifts. Perhaps engraved cufflinks or a copper photo frame capturing a special moment from your wedding day.

On a budget idea:

On a budget? Try making copper artwork together for your anniversary. You’ll need a few copper sheets or pipes, some decorative things like beads, wire, and mini wood cutouts. You can get some acrylic paints in metallic coppers, bronzes, and blues at hand for a creative art session.

Lay out your materials and start experimenting with designs. You could paint your initials, the date of your wedding, or even create abstract patterns. Attach the beads and cutouts to add an extra layer of detail. Once you’ve finished and the paint has dried, you can frame your artwork and hand it up in your home as a reminder of your 9th anniversary.

An adventurous idea:

Another thrilling idea is to try something different for your anniversary this year, such as a copper hunt. It’s as exciting as it sounds!

You can start right here in the UK, in Cheshire and the West. These spots are known for their copper richness. It’s a day out, a bit of exploration, and who knows, you might even find a piece of copper to keep as a memento.

But if you’re up for more, you can take a trip to Huelva, Spain. It’s home to the famous Rio Tinto, a place brimming with history and, yes, more copper. Plus, there’s an old railway built by the British, which adds to the charm.

Enjoy a luxury lodge and relax in front of a log fire

A luxury idea:

If you want to have a luxurious getaway, consider booking a secluded treehouse suite at a nearby upscale vineyard lodge. Spend your days indulging in wine tasting and exploring the quaint local towns.

As evening falls, retreat to your treehouse, where you can snuggle by the fireplace with hot cocoa and chocolate fondue dessert. You can even join a private couples’ ceramics workshop in town and craft pottery mementoes like mugs and hold all boxes.

Fun Fact

All gold contains some level of copper, even 24 karat gold.

Common Questions about the 9th Wedding Anniversary

Q: What is the 9th wedding anniversary called?

A: The 9th wedding anniversary is symbolised by copper in the UK.

Q: What is the 9th wedding anniversary gemstone?

A: The gemstone for a 9th wedding anniversary is the Lapis Lazuli. This beautiful blue stone symbolises truth and wisdom.

Q: What is the UK 9th wedding anniversary symbol?

A: The UK 9th wedding anniversary is symbolised by copper.

Q: What is the 9th wedding anniversary colour?

A: The 9th wedding anniversary colour is terracotta.

Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 9th wedding anniversary?

A: The traditional gift for the 9th wedding anniversary is copper, and the modern gift is willow.

Q: What is the 9th year anniversary flower?

A: The Bird of Paradise is the classic flower for a 9th wedding anniversary. It represents faithfulness, love, and thoughtfulness.

Did You Know?

There are nine planets in our solar system. (Well, nine if you don’t count Pluto.)

There are nine Muses in Greek mythology, the Muses are goddesses who inspire artists, poets, and musicians.

Lapis lazuli is said to help with communication, self-expression, creativity and is also said to be a calming and protective stone.

The Bird of Paradise plant is named after its resemblance to a bird in flight.

Traditional and Modern Gifts Around The World

Traditional Gift – UKCopper
Traditional Gift – USPottery
Traditional Gift – AustraliaPottery
Traditional Gift – CanadaPottery
Traditional Gift – SpainClay
Traditional Gift – GermanyCeramic
Traditional Gift – FrancePottery
Traditional Gift – ItalyClay
Flower GiftBird of Paradise
Gemstone GiftLapis Lazuli
Modern GiftWillow

Around the World

Isn’t it amazing how wedding anniversary traditions vary so much from place to place? Let’s take a quick peek at how different cultures celebrate enduring love.

Botswana – The 9th wedding anniversary is celebrated with a traditional dance called the “setapa.” The dance is performed by the couple and their guests, and it is said to bring good luck and prosperity to the couple.
Ghana – The 9th wedding anniversary is celebrated with a traditional ceremony called the “kente ceremony.” The ceremony involves the couple exchanging gifts of kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian fabric.
In Thailand – Blessed wedding anniversaries are celebrated with a traditional ceremony called the “rod nam sang ceremony.”

The 9th US copper year anniversary has a different name, check for helpful celebration and gifts ideas.

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About The Author

Hi! I’m Justin and I’m the typical sort of person that tends to leave things at little too late…especially when it comes to celebrating my anniversary. I started this website to help couples plan and celebrate their special occasions together. I don’t profess to know it all…but you can at least learn from my mitakes 😉 Read more about me here…