So you’ve made it through two years with your significant other. That is definitely something to celebrate! The traditional 2nd anniversary gift is cotton, but that doesn’t mean you have to take it literally. Gifts for your spouse, or even for your couple friends, can be whatever you want them to be, as long as they have feeling. We’ve picked out a wide variety of gifts to help inspire you to shop for your own second anniversary gift, and there’s something for everyone. Yes, even the most picky recipients will like something from this list, and romantic gifts don’t always have to be cheesy or predictable. Keep reading to see so many cotton-themed gifts, as well as some other fun ideas to choose from.
Best Second Anniversary Gifts
Give your whole home the smell of two years of marriage — with this Yankee Candle Clean Cotton. It’s a little less literal for the cotton anniversary but still allows you to pay homage to tradition. Best of all, a cotton-scented candle is good for even the most difficult people to shop for!
These Cotton Heads with Eucalyptus Leaves would actually make a really cute DIY to give to your significant other for your second anniversary. If you’re a crafty person, you can arrange these in a fun way for your gift. If you’re not crafty, well, you can still hand over these cute cotton stems to be a bit cheeky.
The second anniversary is also all about chinaware. If you and your spouse weren’t gifted with china for your wedding, maybe now is the time to invest in a set as a gift to each other. This beautiful Waterford Lismore Diamond Dinnerware Collection is simple and elegant and pretty reasonably priced.
Who wouldn’t love a cheese board that’s all their own? A perfect gift for your friends celebrating their anniversary, this Monogram Cheese & Crackers Serving Board gives them the perfect base to create a stunning charcuterie board.
Take your bar setup to the next level with this Mixology Bartender Kit. Present it to your partner to celebrate year two and let them make you a cocktail to mark the big day.
When in doubt, you can always go with treats for a second anniversary gift. With a Biscotti Cookie Gift Basket, you and your S.O. can chow down during a movie marathon under a cozy blanket.
If your friends are celebrating an anniversary, give them this sweet matching set of bracelets. The Ldurian Magnetic Personalized Couple Bracelets are the perfect, subtle way for them to show their love for each other.
Admit it: You think this Luna Bean Keepsake Hands Casting Kit is kinda cool. You and your other half can make a mold of your hands as you grasp each other to remember the day you marked your second year!
Best Cotton Anniversary Gifts
Upgrade your bedding on your cotton anniversary with a luxurious comforter or sheet set. Now’s a great time to splurge on bedding that will make sleeping that much more cozy. This INK+IVY Rhea 100% Cotton Comforter is simple but beautiful and won’t break the bank too much.
Grab one of these Lacoste Classic Pique 100% Cotton Bath Robe for your partner (and one for yourself, it’s totally fine) so the two of you can have low-key nights in together. Curl up together in your robes and just enjoy each other’s company!
A cotton blanket is always a safe bet for a gift. Whether you’re gifting your spouse or a friend who’s celebrating an anniversary, you can’t go wrong on year two with this luxe blanket in one of several colors.
Add some cotton flair to your living room with the gift of throw pillows. You’ll have to get your own pillow inserts to go with these Modern Geometric Throw Pillow Covers, but they make a fun gift.
This set of Couple Aprons is really a gift for both of you. It’s up to you who wears which one! This would also make the perfect gift for the couple friends in your life who are celebrating.
A fun twist on the cotton theme is this cute Vintage Cotton Candy Maker. It’s a little bit kitschy, a little bit nostalgic, and a whole lot of sweet. Plus it’s a gift you can pull out for date night at home!
If you have the space for it, give your significant other this Anyoo Single Cotton Outdoor Hammock so you can relax together — or they can relax on their own when the two of you inevitably need your own time. Either way, it’s a fun gift that you can both use.
Best 2-Year Anniversary Gifts for Him
Let’s be real — you can’t go wrong with underwear. He’ll always appreciate a new pack of Fruit of the Loom Men’s Breathable Underwear, and you’re still sticking with the cotton theme. Plus, this is a great, practical gift if you’re on a budget.
If your guy loves his whiskey, you can get him this Personalized Whiskey Barrel as a second anniversary gift. It comes in two sizes and with a variety of liquor options as well.
A monogrammed set of Personalized Socks will make him think about you every time he wears them. These are a bit of a larger spend — as far as socks are concerned — but they’re thoughtful and still cotton!
The beauty of gifting your man with this Men’s Skinny Tie is that not only is it a nudge to dress up a little bit, but it can also double as an accessory during a sexy date night!
Give him the gift of comfort to commemorate your second year with a pair of UGG Men’s Ascot Slippers. If your anniversary falls during the cold months, this is an especially appropriate gift.