2nd Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Traditionally, gifts for a couple’s second wedding anniversary incorporate articles prepared from cotton because it symbolizes durability and versatility.

These are surely the qualities to look for when you are through with the first two years of marriage. Besides, cotton also symbolizes prosperity.

Modern gift for celebrating the 2nd wedding anniversary is bone china as it denotes beauty and elegance. Apart from their relevance in terms of traits they represent, both these materials also come in practical use in a new household.

Given below are a few interesting ideas to help you choose appropriate gifts for cotton anniversary.

Decorative pillows

  • Presenting decorative pillows or throw blankets with personalized messages or memorable photos is surely a nice gift idea for celebrating the second wedding anniversary. You can get personalized messages on other clothing items as well.
  • You can also consider getting cozy cotton bathrobes for your partner as a cotton anniversary present. Matching terry cloth robes can also be gifted.
  • Go through some couple tee shirts and choose tee shirts that you think would be most suitable for the couple.
  • Cotton tote bag with a beautiful photo of the couple engraved is another delightful gift for this occasion.

    Couple t-shirt

  • Looking for a fun and flirty gift for your spouse. Well, you could present a flirty apron to your wife. Ladies, you can try searching for funny tee shirts for your partner.
  • Decorative gift items can include funky bone china mugs and plates, candy dishes, statues etc. You need not buy anything classy or extravagant.
  • Chinese culture jewelry is a unique modern anniversary gift to commemorate the completion of the second year of marriage. Make sure you find out the meaning of symbols you choose for the jewelry to avoid embarrassment afterwards.


  • Garnet is traditional gemstone for 2nd wedding anniversary. So, you can present garnet jewelry as well. Its red-orange color matches with the theme of the second anniversary filled with passion and romance.
    Rose quartz is also associated with this year. It is believed that rose quartz makes one more receptive to love.
  • 2nd anniversary flower is cosmos. It is a sign of modesty. Just wrap a bunch of these flowers along with red roses with a red ribbon and present it to your beloved with lots of love.
  • In case you are not fascinated by the idea of giving theme gifts, you still have various other options to explore. How about naming a star after your partner’s name? Family members who are interested in functional gifts can simply present gift certificates to the couple.

Bone  china

List of some of the most popular second wedding anniversary gifts:

  • Personalized candles
  • Bone china decorative pieces
  • Bone china crockery
  • Ceramic sculptures
  • Porcelain anniversary figurines
  • Cotton flowers and teddy bears
  • Cotton hammocks
  • Embroidered quilts
  • Heart shaped pillows
  • Egyptian cotton sheets

If you think your gift is practical but does not reflect your feelings well then write some nice quote on the gift card. Even classic quotes like “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction” will work wonders.

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