Best 2nd-Year Anniversary Gifts for Your Wife (2022 Update)

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 your second-year anniversary 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

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.

Cotton Fisherman Knit Throw from West Elm

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.

Cloud Cotton Robe from Parachute

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.

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Crochet Mermaid Tail Blanket on Etsy

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.

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Custom Apron Set on Etsy

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.

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Cotton Tray with Vows or Song on Etsy

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.

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Song Lyric Art on Etsy

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.

Cotton Poplin Candle by Byredo

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.

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Cotton Candy Maker from Nostalgia

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.

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Best Wife Since Shirt on Etsy

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.

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Personalized Face Mask on Etsy

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.

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Personalized Pillow Case on Etsy


These towels aren’t made out of just any old cotton. The brand partners with local artisans across the globe to create gorgeous wares in a fair-trade environment.

In this case, it’s a Pima cotton from a family-run mill in Japan that’s been making towels for over a century. The end result is these stunning, waffle weave towels that feel as good as they look.

Imabari Waffle Towels – The Citizenry

Cotton Pearl Earrings

For the fashionista wife, these cotton pearl earrings are a very elegant addition to her jewelry collection.

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Cotton Pearl Earrings on Etsy

Locket Necklace

This locket necklace is a great gift that would make your wife sentimental whenever she wears it.

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Secret Message Locket Necklace on Etsy

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,

Cotton Flowers by Little Foundry

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.

Dried Cotton Stems from Amazon

An Organic Cotton Dress

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.

Organic Cotton Dress by INDIGENOUS

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.

Cotton Field Art Print from

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!

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Embroidered Hoop Art on Etsy

Personalized Socks

Here’s another fun cotton-related gift that will definitely make lounging even more fun for you — matching personalized socks!

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Personalized Socks on Etsy

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.

500 Thread Count Organic Sateen Sheets by Coyuchi

Name Canvas Art

Sentimental but still pretty to look at. This name canvas art is a beautiful addition to your home.

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Canvass Art on Etsy

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.

Pima Romper by Lunya

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.

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Customized Cotton String Art on Etsy

Personalized Pillowcases

These personalized pillowcases add a fun touch to your bed. It also reminds you both which side you should be sleeping on.

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Personalized Pillow Case from Personalization Mall

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.

Teddy Bear from Amazon

27. Monogrammed Hand Towel

For the practical wife, these monogrammed hand towels are pretty and subtly remind her of your second anniversary.

Monogrammed Hand Towel from Amazon

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.

Kazuko Cotton Scarf from Bloom&Give


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.

Hammock from Amazon

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.

Cotton Candy Cake Recipe from Yummly


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.

Clutch by Bloom&Give

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.

Handwoven Cotton Rug from Bloom&Give

Cotton Bracelet

Here’s a good handmade gift that you can make for your wife. A simple bracelet made from a cotton macrame cord.

Cotton Canvas Backpack

If you’re wife is always on the go, this cotton canvas backpack makes for a practical gift.

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Canvas Backpack on Etsy

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.

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Self Care Gift Set on Etsy

Wedding Vows Earring and Necklace Set

Have your wedding vows printed on cotton and immortalized in this jewelry set.

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Customized Jewelry on Etsy

Modern Gifts: China/Porcelain

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.

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Er-go! Rose Dining Set by Loveramics

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.

Torch Donut Dripper from Kurasu

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.

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2nd Year Anniversary Mug on Etsy

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.

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Japanese Kintsugi Ceremony with Online Course on Etsy

China Necklace

This broken china necklace will make a very pretty memorabilia for your second anniversary.

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China Necklace on Etsy

Tea Set

Turn your afternoon tea sessions into an official ritual with these porcelain tea sets.

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H Deco Rouge Tea Set from Hermes


A pretty vase with beautiful flowers will definitely brighten your wife’s day.

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Ceramic Vase from Aliexpress

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.

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Vintage Ring from Romaarellano


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.

Porcelain Color Palette

Whether she’s been painting for years or is just getting introduced, here’s a thoughtful gift for all artistic levels.

Porcelain palette from Amazon


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.

Cobalt Juicer
Cobalt Juicer from Feldspar

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.

Measuring Jug from Feldspar

Fine Bone China Flowers

This fine bone china bouquet is pretty to look at and makes for beautiful memorabilia for your second-year anniversary.

Fine bone china flower ornament from Etsy.

Vintage Perfume Bottle

Make your wife feel fancy with this vintage perfume bottle made with fine bone china.

Vintage Aynsley Perfume Atomizer from WorthPoint

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