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Old 26th September 2017, 4:21 PM   #1
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pottery anniversary gift ideas for HUSBAND

I know it's virtually impossible to suggest gifts for someone you don't know over the internet but I'm desperate.


DH & I promised each other we'd do anniversary gifts based on the "traditions" -- you know 1 is paper; 25 is silver; 50 is gold etc.


So 9 is . . . Pottery.

WTF do I get a grown man that is pottery? I'm open to being creative. For example I gave him a gift certificate to a place called the Iron Bar for the iron anniversary; a pair of Timberland boots for the wood anniversary & a keyboard for his apple I-pad for the fruit anniversary.


Budget is around $100 but is flexible. If it's a cheap suggestion I can just get him something else that is non conforming.


Any suggestions would be welcome. T.Y.I.A.
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Old 26th September 2017, 4:38 PM   #2
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Does he garden? What about a big garden pot for an ornamental plant/dwarf lemon tree.
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Old 26th September 2017, 4:45 PM   #3
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Maybe a unique masculine mug and some of his favorite gourmet coffee?
An 'experience' gift for one of those craft places where you can be all Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore with each other? Some of them feature making your own beer steins.
I think ceramic counts- does he he play poker? You could get a nice set of chips. Knife set if he's into culinary.

Good luck!

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Old 26th September 2017, 5:41 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. We have so many mugs. He doesn't play poker & doesn't have enough local friends to get a game together. He has dozens of beer steins including some handmade antique ones from Germany. We own 3 sets of very expensive knives from Sabatier, Wusthof & Henkel so I can't even upgrade. He never cooks or uses them.


While I love the making pottery together idea, he'd think it was stupid. He wouldn't go & I'd waste my money.


I feel like I'm being ungrateful & a wet blanket shooting your suggestion down but. . . how may more mugs or steins does a guy need?


At this point I'm seriously thinking about a $10 Christmas ornament that says 2017: 9th Anniversary & then a "real" present made from a different material but that feels so lame.
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Old 26th September 2017, 5:58 PM   #5
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It's okay, gave it a shot. Maybe someone else reading can contribute other ideas knowing those wont do it for you. Only other thing I could suggest is something from Pottery Barn. Like you said, even something small as the token to hold true to tradition while getting something else he'd like that you'd be happy to give.
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A shaving mug and brush and gift certificate for a hot shave?

Coasters?

Tray for his desk?

Teapot?

Espresso cups?

Outdoor sculpture or statue?
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How about a trip to China to see the Terra Cotta warriors? Assuming that's out of the question, a set of the warriors (or a chess set maybe)and a book about them (facinating story) would be nice.

I was lucky enough to get out there on a business trip this spring.
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Pottery Barn gift card? They have bar accessories a guy might like...some travel items & leather goods designed for men...
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Pottery Barn gift card? They have bar accessories a guy might like...some travel items & leather goods designed for men...
Oh I love this idea!

I also thought of a large soup or cereal bowl (with his favorite soup or cereal or ice cream) or a potted plant (in pottery of course).
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How about a trip to China to see the Terra Cotta warriors? Assuming that's out of the question, a set of the warriors (or a chess set maybe)and a book about them (facinating story) would be nice..
Oh if only we had vacation left this year. We have already traveled a LOT. But I will absolutely look into these Terra Cotta warriors!

You also gave me a great idea. He loves Greek mythology. Maybe I can find him a great piece of pottery from Greece.

JADIE -- the Pottery Barn gift card is the back up plan. Great minds think alike.
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Also....a nice lamp? (Just saw one in the background of a scene on This is Us )
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How about setting up a clay pit and you two can mud wrestle?
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Maybe get a bobble head custom made to look like you guys
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Or a Lladro figurine
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