2nd Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
Published date: 9th August 2020 | Author: Carrie O’Donnell
Traditionally, the second wedding anniversary gift is cotton. This traditional gift has a lovely meaning behind it – just as the threads of cotton intertwine to make the fabric, so has your life by year two of being married. As a 2nd anniversary gift, cotton is a practical gift that can be creatively incorporated into a variety of gift ideas.
Traditionally the modern alternative for a second wedding anniversary gift is china. China became the new traditional modern gift due to the rise in availability of it and also the fact that it could be transported easily. China is both delicate and resilient and symbolises the strength and frailty of a new marriage.
We’ve put together 20 of our favourite 2nd wedding anniversary gifts with both the traditional cotton theme and also the modern china theme to inspire both you and your partner and help you celebrate your first two years together as a married couple.
Traditional Cotton Wedding Anniversary Gifts
1. Hand crafted cotton, sterling silver and pearl earrings
These sterling silver earrings are a perfect gift for your cotton anniversary. Made using fine strings of sterling silver crocheted into a circle, these earrings also have pearls and cotton hearts. A romantic and beautiful gift your partner will love.
2. Personalised Song Cushion
This is the perfect gift for all music lovers and enables you to personalise this with your own song lyrics that are special to you both. This could be the lyrics to your first dance or even the song you or your partner walked down the aisle to.
3. Luxury Embroidered Bath Robes
Why not splash out on getting a luxury cotton robe for you and your partner made, embroidered with both you and your partners initials or Mr & Mrs, they would make an extra special addition to a spa day or luxury holiday!
4. Cotton Flowers Jug
These bespoke cotton flower jugs are beautiful and perfect for a cotton anniversary gift, allowing you to replicate your partner’s favourite flower or even the flowers she had in her wedding bouquet. These are all handmade and come in a range of cotton fabrics.
5. Personalised Cotton Canvas
6. Handmade Cotton Family Portrait, Now & Then
These custom made cotton family portraits are such a cute gift idea, showing you both on your wedding day, and your family now, perhaps with the added addition of children or pets!
7. Chunky Cotton Macrame Plant Hanger
These beautiful macramé plant hangers are handmade using 100% cotton rope braid which has been produced in the UK. If your partner is a plant lover they will love these!
8. Cotton Swing Seat
This hand woven cotton swing seat is not only a fantastic annivserary gift, but also uses natural cotton and a recycled metal support frame so you can relax in comfort knowing that your gift is not only awesome but has been ethically and sustainably made!
9. Organic Cotton Weekend Bag
This certified organic and fair trade cotton overnight bag is the perfect gift for a weekend away with your partner and buy purchasing this you will also be helping provide employment to more than 250 women, enabling them to earn a fair wage and change their lives. These bags are made in Kolkata, West Bengal, in partnership with Freeset.
10. Personalised Anniversary Cushion
This bespoke cushion is a really cute second anniversary gift and can be personalised with your choice of two illustrated initials, originally hand painted by the company’s founder, Hannah, who is an experienced textile designer.
11. Personalised Wedding Message Herringbone Throw
These beautiful herringbone throws are ideal for an anniversary gift and can be personalised with your own message, engraved onto a leather patch which is sewn onto the throw.
12. Relax in Soft Cotton Sheets on a Weekend Getaway
If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend away with your partner, we love Forest Holidays! They have sites around the UK with a range of forest cabins or treehouses to choose from. What could be more romantic than spending the weekend with your partner, in a wooden cabin, in the woods with only nature around you!
13. Cotton Scented Candle
Why not choose a gorgeous cotton scented candle for your partner! This candle is made from soya bean oil and is 100% natural product. Relax and enjoy the lovely fragrance that will fill your room.
14. Cotton Two Year Anniversary Papercut Print
This is a creative and unique anniversary gift and features an intricate gemstone papercut and traditional two year anniversary cotton theme, and can be customised with your initials and wedding date.
15. Double Organic Hammock
This double organic hammock is a great gift for both you and your partner to enjoy and is made by Tropiliex who donate 1% of each sale to preserve our planet! Hang it inside or outside to create a romantic, secluded spot for you both to enjoy.
Modern China Anniversary Gifts
16. Personalised Mr & Mrs Mug Set
These gorgeous mugs are handmade and hand etched and is the perfect way to enjoy your morning coffee with your other half! Each mug is created using a reactive glaze, meaning no two mugs are ever the same.
17. Personalised Trinket Dish
This small trinket dish is perfect for your partner to store their jewellery or other small valuables in and can be personalised with up to 24 characters.
18. Bone China Anniversary Card
These bone china anniversary cards are a great alternative to traditional cards and last longer making this a unique gift and great keepsake. It features a cartoon couple on the front and your personal message printed on the inside.
19. Royal Albert 3-Piece Tea Set
This elegant 3-piece tea set has been made using the finest bone china and would make an ideal modern second anniversary gift, and is the perfect addition to any afternoon tea, and who doesn’t love an afternoon tea! Each piece has dainty rococo-style handles and luxurious 22 carat gold trim, mixing luxury with practicality.
20. Hare Bone China Sculpture
If your partner loves art then a bone china sculpture would be a fantastic gift to brighten up your home. This Hare sculpture we found is crafted using fine English bone china by acclaimed wildlife sculptor Keith Sherwin.
Whether you are looking for traditional cotton anniversary gifts or modern china gifts, we hope you found some inspiration and we helped with finding the perfect wedding anniversary gift for your partner.
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