Traditional and Modern Anniversary Gifts
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Our recommendation for snuggling!

Cotton Hammocks in Elegant Color Schemes

Comfortably fits two adults. The kind without spreaderbars are more stable, and fit you and your spouse like a cocoon.

Cotton Artisan Jewelry

Wedding or Honeymoon Photo Pillow - Really Cool Keepsake!

"Always Kiss Me
Goodnight" Pillowcases

Anniversary Throws

Luxurious Robes and Kimonos in Genuine International Designs






Baby Shower




2nd Wedding Anniversary

Cotton is the primary traditional material for the second anniversary. It is also a very easy one to shop for.

See that gorgeous hammock to the left? THAT is our top pick for the cotton anniversary!

This is the editor speaking here...I have adored the Mayan style hammocks for decades. You can only understand how comfortable they are - like a cocoon - once you try.

These cotton hammocks are the perfect second anniversary gift a couple can give to themselves because they easily accommodate two people and can be used for snuggling, napping, reading...and more.

We searched all over for a reputable company to recommend, and this is our choice because they source their hammocks from genuine artisans so these are the real deal. Plus, they come in a gorgeous array of color choices. Enjoy!

This is also the perfect anniversary to give clothing, scarves, or gifts for the home. For your husband, you can't go wrong with a fun t-shirt, or hat or clothing from his favorite sports team.

Calico is the modern material, though you are probably better off sticking with cotton! However, if you wish to try this one, your best bet will be to find clothing or a decorative rug in an animal print.

China is the alternate modern material for the 2nd anniversary. In this case, focus on fine china, pottery, or unique tableware sets.

Garnet is the alternate modern jewelry material for the 2nd anniversary.


Traditional 2nd Anniversary:
Modern 2nd Anniversary:
Alternate Modern:
Alternate Jewelry Materials:


Gift Links for 2nd Anniversary

Cotton for Both:
Genuine cotton Yucatan Mayan hammocks
Personalized cotton anniversary gifts

International cotton tapestries
Cotton and natural fibers table set
Personalized picture throw

Cotton for Her:
Cotton accessories for women
Cotton artisan jewelry
Cotton bouquet of roses
Handcrafted women's clothing
Infinity scarves and more cotton gifts
Women's flirty aprons
Spicy lingerie
Elegant lingerie
Cotton anniversary teddy bear

Cotton for Him:
Clothing from your husband's favorite sports team
Funny t-shirts for men
Shop by activity at Columbia Sportswear
Cool international vibed clothing for men
Men's funny aprons

Artisan-crafted animal theme gifts

Oneida dinnerware and kitchenware
Art vases and sculptures
Porcelain roses
Guardian angel over couple with your names
For more china gifts, visit our 20th anniversary

Alternate Materials for Jewelry:
Garnet: here and here

More Anniversary Gift Ideas - Any Year:
Personalized anniversary gifts
Anniversary gift baskets
Gourmet French chocolate
Upscale gift ideas for anniversaries
Zagat wine of the month club
Beer, cheese, and flower monthly gift club
Personalized novels - you are the main characters
Traditional handcarved Welsh lovespoons
Personalized lovebook
Personalized M&M love note candy

Party Planning:
Personalized invitations
Favors and decorations



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On our 2nd anniversary, my husband did a very special clever thing. The 2nd anniversary is cotton. Knowing how much I appreciate lovely sheets and linens, he did the following: I opened a beautiful romantic card with many lovely words about how much he loved and cared for me - and hanging off the card was a long piece of cotton that seen to go on forever. I followed the cotton around our bedroom until I discovered a lovely parcel. In this parcel was a set of beautiful egyptian 750 thread sheets - so soft and luxurious. The cotton thread kept going - out the hall, down the stairs until I found another gift. A pure lambs wool cover for the mattress - equally as lovely. So everytime we get into bed, we think about our anniversary and snuggle in our lovely comfy bed.
-- Tracy

We threw out the old, cheap sheets we had been using since we first moved in together five years earlier and splurged on some serious thread count ones! Very worth the investment.
-- Trevor and Clare






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