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2nd Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Author: Carrie O’Donnell

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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

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£90 – Twogether

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

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£37.95, Vintage Designs Reborn

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 song or even the song you or your partner walked down the aisle to.

3. Cotton Micro Waffle Robe

2nd Anniversary Gift Ideas

£60, The White Company

Why not splash out on getting a luxury cotton robe for you and your partner made? This white cotton robe from The White Company is a great luxury option. What’s more, they would make an extra special addition to a spa day or luxury holiday!

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4. Cotton Flowers Jug

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£57, Little Foundry

These bespoke cotton flower jugs are beautiful and perfect for a cotton anniversary gift, allowing you to replicate your partner’s favourite seasonal 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

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£65, Oakdene Designs

These personalised cotton canvases are stunning and the perfect way to celebrate your anniversary. Have your favourite wedding photograph printed onto hand stretched cotton canvas.

6. Handmade Cotton Family Portrait, Now & Then

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£107.49, StitchFellas

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

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£24.99, Beards & Daisies

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

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£67, Wearthlondon

This hand woven cotton swing seat is not only a fantastic anniversary 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 eco-friendly and sustainably made!

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9. Organic Cotton Weekend Bag

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£38, Wearthlondon

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

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£55, Little Ragsmith

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. Luxury Logan Throw and Cushion Cover

2nd Anniversary Gift Ideas

£35, The White Company

This beautiful throw and cushion cover are ideal for an anniversary gift that you and your partner can enjoy together over and over again!

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12. Relax in Soft Cotton Sheets on a Weekend Getaway

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

From £500, Forest Holidays

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

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£13.50, Design Vintage

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

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£22, Floss & Co

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.

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15. Double Organic Hammock

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£79, Hammock Giant

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

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£43, Becky Broome

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

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£42, Becky Broome

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

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£12.99, LoveWeddingGifts

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

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£170, Wedgewood

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

Second Anniversary Gift Ideas

£33.95, The Online Sculpture Shop

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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Written by

Carrie O’Donnell

Carrie is a Marketing and Events specialist with over ten years’ experience working in the wedding industry, creating marketing strategies and coordinating events for a range of venues. She is also a professional pianist and plays piano for weddings, private events, in fine dining restaurants, and has played in many luxury venues around the UK. She has a love of…

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