Ideas For The 9Th Wedding Anniversary - Pottery

Headed for your ninth year of marriage? The ninth year calls for pottery-inspired gifts so here are a few ideas to get you started.

In only one year you will have been married a full decade to the love of your life. As you celebrate your ninth wedding anniversary, you can reflect on how much you have been through together as a couple, as well as look forward to the many more years that have yet to come. On this special anniversary, the traditional gift is one of pottery. Your first thought may be that this gift can be a little limiting in the range of gifts you can get, when, in fact, there are numerous thoughtful and creative gifts to come out of this year's theme. Here are some pottery-inspired gifts to help celebrate your ninth year of marriage.

Remember the scene in the movie "Ghost" when Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze had the perfect (and messy) love scene whilst creating a clay vase on the potter's wheel? Why not recreate that moment or, at least learn a few pottery tricks, while taking pottery classes together? Look through your phone book or visit a local community college or university to find a pottery class or a teacher willing to give lessons and then sign the both of you up. The best part, aside from spending quality time together, is that you learn a new skill and you can treasure your pottery creations from the class (even if they ARE mugs with broken handles) forever.

On the same note, you can surprise your spouse by taking him/her to a paint-your-own-pottery studio. These studios have pottery pieces (bowls, mugs, vases, frames, etc.) that you can choose from to purchase and paint using the studio's paints and stencils. Most studios will allow you to bring in your own bottle of wine or champagne and dessert (if they do not sell these items). This will allow you to celebrate your wedding anniversary in style while creating painted pottery masterpieces.

Have a spouse who can not start the day without a cup of coffee or tea? Get them a nice mug and fill it with some enhancements including, but not limited to, coffee, tea bags (or loose tea), gift certificates to a favorite coffee shop, biscotti and chocolate-covered spoons (for stirring).

If you have a spouse who has a green thumb, or one that wishes they did, buy a nice terra cotta planter from a nursery and plant some seasonal flowers or shrubs in it. For example, in springtime, you may want to choose some bright and cheerful flowers to display outside by the front door. Perhaps you can buy smaller individual-sized pots and plant some herbs for cooking, for the chef in your life.

Should you and your spouse love to travel, why not take a trip to a foreign country to take a look at some ancient pottery up close and personal. You can see ancient Mayan bowls and vases in the heart of Mexico or antique pottery pieces in China. If you want to stay a little closer to home, take your spouse to view some pottery art in a museum like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City or a museum closer to your hometown.

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