Congrats! You’ve survived your very first year of marriage together and have yet another milestone to look forward to. Though your one-year anniversary will definitely be one of your most memorable, that doesn’t mean this one can’t be any more special.
Traditionally, the theme for couples’ second anniversary is cotton, which can be interpreted in many ways. It may symbolize your interconnectedness as your bonds get stronger through time. It may also show how much you’ve become more comfortable together.
A more modern gift for your second year of marriage is china or porcelain. They symbolize how your marriage is still fragile and requires care over the years.
Ahead are 50 incredibly thoughtful gift suggestions that stay within both of these themes.
Traditional Gifts: Cotton
1. Cotton Throw Blanket
One of the best things to do as a couple is just to get cozy together and spend time at home. Here’s a beautiful cotton throw blanket that will elevate your space while comfy to use.
2. Bath Robe
Who needs a trip to the spa when you can pamper her at home? A robe is perfect for lounging in at home and post-bath. Here’s a stylish bath option that your wife would definitely appreciate.
3. Mermaid Tail Blanket
If you want something fun, practical, and comfortable, get your wife a mermaid tail blanket! It will definitely brighten up her day.
4. Personalized Apron
For the foodie couples, getting a matching apron and spending your time cooking together would be a great way to celebrate the occasion.
5. Customized Cotton Tray
If your wife loves organizing and creating Instagramable layouts, get her a customized cotton tray. It’s sentimental, elegant, and functional at the same time.
6. Song Lyric Art on Cotton Canvas
If you like decorating your home with sentimental art pieces, this beautiful lyric art is a thoughtful and original gift idea. Have your first dance immortalized on canvas with this customized art piece.
7. Cotton Scented Candle
If you want something simple without straying too far from a traditional wedding gift, this cotton scented candle will definitely set the mood for your night of celebration.
8. Cotton Candy Maker
One of the greatest things with growing old together is being able to reminisce the memories you made. This retro-looking cotton candy maker will definitely take you back to your carnival and theme park dates or even just your childhood.
9. Best Wife Shirt
If your wife is the T-shirt kind of girl, get her a “Best Wife” tee. It’s fun, it’s practical, and will make her smile even if it’s not exactly her everyday style.
10. Novelty Face Mask
If it so happens that your anniversary takes place during the pandemic and you can’t book that trip or reservation, here’s a functional and funny gift for your wife. It’s also a good reminder to wear a mask! Your gift may even save a life.
11. Personalized Throw Pillowcase
Building your home together involves a lot of shopping for the perfect furniture, appliance, and home décor. This personalized pillowcase is a sweet addition to your home.
12. Embroidered Toilet Paper
If you missed your chance to gift toilet paper for your first-year anniversary (traditionally symbolized by paper), here’s your second chance! Get her the softest toilet paper and have it embroidered. It will definitely bring about laughs when your wife (and future guests) sees it.
13. Cotton Pearl Earrings
For the fashionista wife, these cotton pearl earrings are a very elegant addition to her jewelry collection.
14. Locket Necklace
This locket necklace is a great gift that would make your wife sentimental whenever she wears it.
15. Cotton Flowers
Giving your wife flowers is always a no-fail gift. Add these cotton flowers to your usual bouquet. It will give her something to keep in remembrance of your second year together,
16. Dried Cotton Bouquet
Dried flowers are currently in season due to a lot of reasons. They add a rustic touch, they require zero maintenance, and they last longer. This dried cotton bouquet is unique and adds a beautiful look to your home.
Celebrating your anniversary is a great reason for every wife to dress up. Make her night extra special by picking out a dress for her to wear on your date.
18. Cotton Art Piece
This cotton art piece adds a beautiful aesthetic to your blank walls. At the same time, it will take you back to your second anniversary whenever you see it.
19. Embroidered Hoop Art
Here’s another art piece that’s beautiful to have in your home. This specific embroidered art piece features penguins, one of the most romantic animals since once they find their soulmate, they mate for life!
20. Personalized Socks
Here’s another fun cotton-related gift that will definitely make lounging even more fun for you — matching personalized socks!
21. Cotton Sheets
If you ever needed an excuse to splurge on luxurious cotton sheets, well, now’s a great time. Get high-quality bedding that both you and your wife can enjoy every single night.
22. Name Canvas Art
Sentimental but still pretty to look at. This name canvas art is a beautiful addition to your home.
23. Cotton Sleepwear
Here’s a gift that perfectly symbolizes being comfortable together — cotton pajamas! As much as every wife loves dressing up, sometimes it’s better to lounge in a good pair of PJs.
24. Cotton String Art
Here’s another creative art piece for your home. This art piece features two places intersecting with a heart. It can symbolize a lot of things: your hometowns, the place where you first met, or even the country where you started building your home.
25. Personalized Pillowcases
These personalized pillowcases add a fun touch to your bed. It also reminds you both which side you should be sleeping on.
26. Teddy Bear
You may not have given a teddy bear in years (if ever), but it’s a cute gift that will remind her of the days you used to date one another.
27. Monogrammed Hand Towel
For the practical wife, these monogrammed hand towels are pretty and subtly remind her of your second anniversary.
28. Cotton Scarf
Getting your wife any article of clothing is a very thoughtful way of showing her your love. Make it even more thoughtful by getting her a scarf that is from a company with a good mission. This particular scarf is made by a company that donates 50 percent of their profits to girls’ education programs.
Give your wife a space to lounge and read a book with this hammock. It’s definitely something that you will also enjoy in your home.
30. Cotton Candy Dessert
If you want to impress your wife with your culinary skills, it’s time to whip out that whisk and start (or end) your anniversary celebration with a cotton candy dessert made by you.
This beautiful clutch has a thick cotton exterior that was handloomed by expert weavers on a traditional Panipat jacquard loom. It’s unique and has a beautiful story to tell.
32. Handwoven Cotton Rug
Anniversaries are a great way to splurge on items that you wouldn’t usually buy on an ordinary day. If your wife has always wanted to get a beautiful rug, consider getting her this handwoven one.
33. Cotton Bracelet
Here’s a good handmade gift that you can make for your wife. A simple bracelet made from a cotton macrame cord.
34. Cotton Canvas Backpack
If you’re wife is always on the go, this cotton canvas backpack makes for a practical gift.
35. Self-Care Gift Set
This self-care gift set contains reusable cotton rounds that are perfect for wives transitioning to a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
36. Wedding Vows Earring and Necklace Set
Have your wedding vows printed on cotton and immortalized in this jewelry set.
Modern Gifts: China/Porcelain
37. Dining Ware Set
If quality dinnerware wasn’t on your wedding registry, your second anniversary is a great time to surprise her with that porcelain/fine bone china set.
38. Coffee Dripper
Brewing coffee is not only a necessity, it can also be a ritual. This coffee dripper will definitely improve your mornings together and stay on theme.
39. Personalized Mug
The reason why mugs are nice gifts is because it’s something you can use and laugh at every time you use it. Get her a personalized mug that expresses how much you appreciate her.
40. Japanese Kintsugi Ceremony
China symbolizes how fragile your relationship can be. Kintsugi is a good reminder that anything that breaks can be made beautiful again. This online ceremony course is one creative way to spend your anniversary together.
41. China Necklace
This broken china necklace will make a very pretty memorabilia for your second anniversary.
42. Tea Set
Turn your afternoon tea sessions into an official ritual with these porcelain tea sets.
A pretty vase with beautiful flowers will definitely brighten your wife’s day.
44. Vintage China Shard Ring
For the vintage-loving wife, this china shard ring is a very beautiful and meaningful addition to her jewelry collection.
Like jewelry, a watch is always a good gift idea. Make your gift more meaningful by getting her a watch with a porcelain watch face.
46. Porcelain Color Palette
Whether she’s been painting for years or is just getting introduced, here’s a thoughtful gift for all artistic levels.
Part of taking care of your wife is making sure that both of your are living a healthy lifestyle. Do it in style by gifting her this fine bone china juicer.
48. Measuring Jug
This measuring jug made with fine bone china is too pretty to overlook. For the baker wife, here’s a practical gift that has a beautiful aesthetic.
49. Fine Bone China Flowers
This fine bone china bouquet is pretty to look at and makes for beautiful memorabilia for your second-year anniversary.
50. Vintage Perfume Bottle
Make your wife feel fancy with this vintage perfume bottle made with fine bone china.