If you are getting close to celebrating two years of wedded bliss, and you’re panicked on what to get for your other half, fear not. We’ve pulled together some of the best cotton anniversary gift ideas for both him and her in 2022.
The big wedding anniversary milestones — like 10, 25, 30, or even 50 — seem to get the most attention and biggest presents! But we believe that EVERY wedding anniversary deserves to be as special and unique as the last. Anniversaries are a time to celebrate the union you have built together. After all, 24 months of marriage is a big accomplishment that deserves recognition.
First, we’ll briefly discuss what the second anniversary traditional gift (cotton) is all about.
What is the Traditional 2nd Anniversary Gift?
Traditionally, the second anniversary gift is cotton.
Depending on where search online, you may come across a few different meanings for what cotton is supposed to symbolize. Some people believe that it represents that you’ve become more comfortable with each other. I tend to think this is a more modern representation.
Others think that the fibers of the cotton fabric represent how your lives have come together. As the interwoven fibers of cotton signify a couple growing closer as their lives become increasingly intertwined.
Modern 2nd Anniversary Gifts
Modern lists mark the second wedding anniversary gift with fine china, which is fragile and can easily be broken. A gift of china emphasizes the need for ongoing care of one another and the relationship.
- Symbolic Flower: Lily of the Valley
- Gemstone: Garnet
Cotton Anniversary Gifts For Couples
Embroidered Roman Numeral Sweatshirt
This is the perfect anniversary gift! And we should know, we’ve done tons of wedding anniversary gift posts.
(We take pride in our ability to come up with gifts for couples that make our readers look like gifting superheroes.)
These cozy poly/cotton fleece sweatshirts feature your fave couple’s anniversary date (or any other meaningful date) hand-embroidered in roman numerals. Choose a hoodie or pullover- comes sizes small to 3XL in your choice of eleven cool colors.
Cotton Anniversary Gifts for Her
The honeymoon stage doesn’t have to end after the first anniversary, it can continue on past the 2nd wedding anniversary too! Keep the spark alive with these soft, romantic, thoughtful and practical cotton gift idea for her.
- Easy to dress up or down
- Garnet stones are in theme with the traditional gift
- Match pendant with earrings for a complete look
- New way to show your "burning love"
- Cotton scent keeps with tradition
- This candle and a bottle of wine make for a romantic night
These beautiful pieces are perfect for adding a touch of glamour to any outfit. The deep red garnets are set in stunning gold settings, and, in the case of the earrings, accented by dazzling diamonds. Whether she’s dressing up for a special occasion or just wants to feel fancy every day, these pieces will add a touch of luxury to her look.
I just love a good candle on my fireplace mantle to really set an inviting and warm atmosphere. Admittedly, these are not necessarily real cotton. Nonetheless, a romantic fragrant candle with notes of fresh cotton and white florals made with the world’s finest scented oils will make for a beautiful anniversary gift.
Cotton Anniversary Gifts for Him
The end of your second year of marriage is a milestone to be enjoyed. Here are a few simple and afforadable cotton gifts for him we really like.
Moisture Control Cotton Socks
- Reinforced heels and toes are extra comfy
- Useful AND on theme
- Looks cool while keeping feet cool
Cotton isn't just great for snuggling. It's also a component in moisture wicking fabric. These socks will keep your toes cozy and dry no matter the activity. What better way to show your spouse you love every part of them — from the top of their heads to the tips of their toes — than by taking care of their feet!
Until next year (hint: it’s Leather), thanks for checking out our list of cotton anniversary gift ideas. Congratulations on your second anniversary and we wish you all the best in the years to come!
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