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Our Guide to Ninth Anniversary Gifts: A-Tisket, A-Tasket, A Woven Wicker Basket

August 1, 2017

Ah, year nine—merely 12 months away from year 10! It’s a milestone in its own right, and one you deserve to celebrate in style. Tradition dictates that willow, the material most often used to craft wicker, is the gift to give for your ninth anniversary, but… well… we don’t sell a lot of willow, and we fudged it a little. Luckily, we’ve got plenty of woven wares on offer, from handcrafted baskets that symbolize friendship to edamame grow kits that come with wicker bowls to bread-warming blankets that aren’t made of wicker at all, but sure do look like it. Read on for our top ten willow-inspired picks, plus, as always, one modern gift, this time a reprise of (vegan) leather.

Traditional: Willow/Wicker

Woven Wine Tote with Glasses | UncommonGoods

Woven from bits of water hyacinth, this rustic wine tote reserves a spot for each of the six wine glasses included in your purchase, making it easier than ever to cart your ninth anniversary bash from room to room.

Woven Wine Tote with Glasses – $40Buy Now »


Bread Warming Blanket | UncommonGoods

OK, this one isn’t really made of wicker; it’s just printed to look like it is. But with its heat-holding capabilities, it’s still a great gift for any bread-loving lover—and who among us doesn’t love bread?

Bread Warming Blanket – $30Buy Now »


Do Good Cotton Hammock | UncommonGoods

If you’re willing to bend the rules a bit more, this big-enough-for-you-both hammock is woven like a wicker basket, though it’s made from cotton—and it looks pretty comfy, to boot.

Do Good Cotton Hammock – $149Buy Now »


Bath Decor Global Gift Set | UncommonGoods

For the spouse who loves a touch of style, even in the bathroom, give this world traveling decor set a try. Its colorful, handwoven tissue box cover is accompanied by a cotton towel and hand-painted toothbrush cup and soap dish set.

Bath Decor Global Gift Set – $60Buy Now »


Butterfly Basket Bag | UncommonGoods

Woven from volcanic grass (fancy, no?), this basket-like bag is lined with a layer of fine Indonesian batik.

Butterfly Basket Bag – $98Buy Now »


Rattan Solar Lantern | UncommonGoods

What’s the difference between wicker and rattan? Not much—so you’re still on theme if you snag your outdoorsy other half this rustic solar lantern.

Rattan Solar Lantern – $30Buy Now »


Savory Global Gift Basket | UncommonGoods

Inside this woven palm leaf basket, you’ll find a spoon rest, salt and pepper shakers, and a neem wood bowl for storing your favorite spice blend—all perfect for the sweetheart that’s also a foodie.

Savory Global Gift Basket – $60Buy Now »


Edamame Grow Kit | UncommonGoods

If your spouse is one of the lucky few to possess a green thumb, why not encourage them to grow some classic Japanese bar food in honor of your ninth anniversary? You’ll reap the benefits, too. And don’t worry: In keeping with this year’s theme, the kit even comes with a little wicker bowl.

Edamame Grow Kit – $9.99Buy Now »


Upcycled Sari Tote Bag | UncommonGoods

Toast year nine with a wee bit of color. This upcycled tote bag combines jute fibers and strips of recycled saris for a playful woven statement.

Upcycled Sari Tote Bag – $45Buy Now »


Cozy Global Gift Basket | UncommonGoods

All those cozy times you’ve spent together? Celebrate them with cocoa, a scarf, and a hand-painted mug, all contained within the pretty trappings of a palm leaf basket.

Cozy Global Gift Basket – $60Buy Now »


Modern: Leather (the Vegan Kind)

Secret Message Custom Pouch | UncommonGoods

More cruelty-free (faux) leather coming your way! This pretty pouch comes personalized with a message of your choice for the ultimate in “just-for-you” gifting.

Secret Message Custom Pouch – $40Buy Now »


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