You’ve made it through your second year of marriage! The truth is, while the first year of marriage poses a lot of hiccups as the two of you learn to live your lives together, the second year of marriage goes by easy peasy in comparison. So, now that your second anniversary is here, what should you get to mark the occasion?
How to Choose a Second Anniversary Gift
The traditional gift for a second anniversary is cotton. This material represents both comfort and strength. It also symbolizes your lives being woven tighter together like cotton fibers as your second year of marriage comes to a close. Choosing something that falls in line with the cotton motif gives you a lot of options — from clothing to bedding to plush beach towels for your next vacation. Or, you can even choose a home decor item, such as a cotton ball wreath or a cotton-lined ring tray for your wedding rings.
If cotton isn’t your thing, you don’t have to wrack your brain trying to come up with a suitable gift. You can always go by the modern gift lists, which mark the second anniversary gift as china or porcelain. The symbolism here is that your marriage is resilient and strong, but it still needs to be cared for intentionally. For the ceramic gift, you can choose a set of matching coffee cups or pick up some wedding china that’s still on your registry to complete your set. Alternatively, feel free to completely ditch these two suggestions and pick your own gift idea that breaks the mold. After all, you know your spouse better than anyone else and can best determine what she’ll really like.
Top 10 Second Anniversary Gifts
If you’re stumped on what to get your significant other for your second anniversary of matrimony, we’ve got you covered. Here are ten amazing second anniversary gifts:
This arrangement is packed with indulgent chocolate covered strawberries, pineapple daisies, strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew and grapes. Plus, it comes with a fun and festive kiss emoji balloon for your sweetheart.
She’s sure to love this delectable arrangement which pairs chocolate dipped berries covered in white chocolate swirls with berries covered in semisweet chocolate and rolled in red velvet cake crumbles. It’s a delightfully delicious anniversary present.
These 800-thread count sheets take comfort to a whole new level and will make it practically impossible to get up in the morning. They’re made with Egyptian cotton sateen, which has long been praised for its rich luster and silky softness.
Take the theme of cotton to something she wouldn’t expect — home decor. This wreath features fluffy white cotton balls, real pinecones, and fall-colored leaves all over a wreath made of rustic grapevine.
With these “his and hers” ceramic mugs, you can remember how much you love your spouse with each cup of Joe. These mugs feature a sweet hand-crafted drawing of two soulmates that’s sure to capture her heart.
These Kimono-style robes are made of 100% polyester, but that doesn’t mean they can’t pass as cotton. They feature two over-sized front pockets and over-sized 3/4 length cuffs for the ultimate in luxury and comfort.
Give your loved one somewhere to place her treasured wedding rings when she takes them off each night. These stackable trays can be personalized your wedding vows, favorite song lyrics, or your names or initials and they’re made with 100% organic cotton.
Challenge your other half to some friendly competition with this wooden four-across game. Personalize it with your names, anniversary date, or a sweet message to surprise your loved one.
Fun word play makes this set of ceramic bowls even more delightful. Made to nest in a perfectly polished wooden tray, these little bowls are great for filling with your favorite small bites and entertaining with your friends.
This sweet canvas can be personalized with any song lyrics, wedding vows, bible verse, or poetry in the shape of a heart. You can also add your names and wedding date at the bottom for a truly unique creation that’s completely your own.
Your loved one is sure to appreciate any of these creative and romantic gift ideas for your second anniversary. Be sure to include a sappy card that includes some of the symbolism behind your gift for an even bigger romantic effect.