By the time you celebrate your second wedding anniversary, you’ve been married long enough to be downright comfortable with each other.
Considering the traditional second wedding anniversary gift is cotton, we have created a list of cotton anniversary gifts ideas for you.
We want to help you celebrate your upcoming second wedding anniversary without stressing about what to get or buy for your spouse.
If you are looking for cotton gift ideas for couples who are about to celebrate their second wedding anniversary, or for Christmas, these gifts will be perfect too.
Most of these cotton themed gifts are romantic, unique, and cozy. Plus they are made from cotton!
Now, choose a section to start with:
Best unique cotton anniversary gifts for either husband, wife or both
Celebrate your second wedding anniversary with this sentimental t-shirt that says, “married 2 years, and looking forward to forever”.
Show your spouse you appreciate and love each of the 2 years you have been together as a married couple.
Also available in multiple colors.
Want to give a charming little something to celebrate your cotton anniversary?
This handmade cotton print, personalized with the month of your wedding and anniversary date enclosed in a heart, is a happy reminder one of the best days of your lives.
Someone brilliant came up with this: an entire memory book celebrating two years of marriage, with cute illustrations, sweet quotations, and places for the couple to add their own special romantic touches.
With this book, you can relive your happiest memories and fall in love all over again.
A black and white wedding photo personalized with the most special words the couple knows: their wedding vows, the lyrics to their first dance song, or the Scriptures read at their wedding.
You choose the perfect words to celebrate the perfect couple.
This “Two years down, eternity to look forward to” t-shirt is so appropriate for celebrating your second wedding anniversary.
Because after two years of marriage, the newness and weirdness, of being husband and wife still haven’t worn off. In addition, you are both excited to spend the rest of your lives together as a couple.
It’s also available in multiple colors.
Nothing says love like cuddling up in a soft, warm cotton blanket.
This throw is big enough to use as an extra layer on the bed, and its dark gray color won’t stain easily.
A great reminder for busy newlyweds to slow down and snuggle up.
Yes, you read that right: Goose. Down. Comforter.
As in, so soft and fluffy and cozy you might lose yourself in your own bed. With covers like this, you will both go to sleep feeling like royalty.
After you wake up, you will be well rested.
Do you love to entertain? This 100% cotton, indoor/outdoor tablecloth will help you and your spouse to keep on hosting those simple, fun, classy parties.
Plus, this tablecloth seats 6 to 8 people.
This cotton canvas print is totally unique.
You can include not just names and anniversary date, but any words that are special to you, your husband, or wife.
Like inside jokes, memorable places you’ve been together, meaningful quotes, creative messages, or even just things you both love. Classy and ultra-thoughtful!
Celebrate your second wedding anniversary with this “Married for 730 days and l have loved each one” t-shirt for couples.
It’s available in multiple colors too.
For the couple that cooks together, these striped Mr. and Mrs. Aprons are just perfect.
Prim and proper for him, with just a little bit of flair for her.
Super durable and delightfully soft, these terry cloth bathrobes are 100% Egyptian cotton, so they’ll feel amazing and last forever.
Complete with “His” and “Hers” monogram, this bathrobe set will delight any married couple who loves to relax together, which is all of us, right?
So simple, and so sweet.
This personalized cotton fabric pillow features your initials and the year you got married.
It’s amazing how something so small can bring such a flood of memories and emotion. Your husband or wife will love this quiet statement of love and commitment.
A bad cup of coffee will kill your morning, make you fight with your spouse, and suck the life out of your whole day.
If you are coffee drinkers, these coffee bags, and the delicious, no-grit coffee they produce may just save your day.
This piece features a tree silhouetted against a distressed blue wood background, but the wood design is actually printed on a cotton canvas.
So this gift TOTALLY WORKS for your second wedding anniversary.
Details are personalized to the couple, including your names, anniversary date, and children’s names as well.
For the couple counting the days as they count their blessings, this pillow will be a cherished reminder.
Every time you see it, your love will be as strong as the day you said, “I do.”
17. Kitchen Towels
So maybe this isn’t the most romantic gift a couple could hope to receive.
But for the practical-minded wife or husband, these kitchen towels are a symbol of the hard work that real love is built on.
These two-person hammocks are durable, beautiful, and so darn comfortable.
Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, this hammock can be taken along on your next camping trip.
An unusual cotton anniversary gift, you can also set it up as a permanent napping location in the backyard. Because what couple doesn’t enjoy a cozy nap together?
This is a gift for that ultra-modern couple – those friends whose house looks like a magazine spread on urban contemporary living.
They’ll love the bold colors and geometric pattern, and they’ll love how the title, “Juxtaposed,” perfectly describes them.
So different, and yet so much better side by side.
This blanket would be beautiful enough on its own.
But the personalized touch of embroidering your names, last initial, and wedding date, will make it a treasured family favorite for years to come.
You can even cuddle up underneath it.
Handmade and created with care, this apron is a bright and pretty addition to the kitchen or garden.
Also, it’s durable and washable, so it can handle dirt and messes wherever they appear. Just like newlyweds who face challenges with grit and grace.
Warmth, comfort, and love are all around with this gift.
Have this ultra-cozy fleece blanket embroidered with the newlywed couple’s last initial, first names, anniversary date, or even their favorite team’s logo.
Choices of colors abound!
Maybe you’re looking for something meaningful but a little less cutesy than the typical anniversary gift.
Try giving this cotton print, handmade and personalized with the latitude and longitude of the place you or your spouse calls home.
No goofy hearts or singing cupids – just real life and real love.
This cotton canvas features two lovebirds in a tree of hearts, carved with your initials and wedding date.
You will both treasure this darling little picture that comes gallery-wrapped and ready to hang. Choose from a variety of canvas colors!
Best cotton anniversary gifts for her
Get your wife this amazing t-shirt with sayings to show her how much you value and treasure her.
It will serve as a great reminder of how highly you love and think of her.
Your wife can wear this shirt to at home or to any occasion of her choosing. Also available in other colors.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that every woman needs a really huge bag.
This personalized canvas tote bag with your wife’s initial embroidered have enough room for all her stuff. She can take it from home to work or grocery shopping to wherever because she’s got everything she needs all in one place.
It’s probably the best cotton anniversary gift for her.
Detailed with eye-catching lace and buttons, these socks are designed to peek out from the top of her boots.
Adding both warmth and fun to the footwear she can’t seem to live without.
These socks are made to last, and they come in so many colors, it’ll be easy to choose her favorite.
For the wife who is also a mom, this t-shirt that reads, Wife Mom Boss, will definitely make her smile.
These shoes are way cuter than the average canvas sneakers.
Plus, they are durable, comfortable, and they come in loads of colors and designs. Perfect for work and play too.
With thongs, you have to remember: it’s not about sexy, it’s about practical.
But then again, a sexy and romantic cotton themed gift doesn’t hurt. These Calvin Klein panties fit the bill because they’re cute and comfortable, which is no easy feat for a thong.
If scarves are her favorite accessory, she will love this one.
They will warm up her neck without suffocating her and look sophisticated without requiring lots of maintenance.
These scarves come in several different prints and colors, and they are so soft they feel like cashmere.
Makeup is an essential for many ladies, but it’s also a hassle.
If you’re not careful, makeup gets scattered all over, from the bathroom to the kitchen to the car.
Help your wife keep it all in one place with this simple and stylish canvas make-up bag. It’s even washable.
If you are thinking of starting a family or have one on the way, it’s definitely not too early to be thinking: DIAPER BAG.
And this bag is perfect for the outdoorsy wife, made with camouflage fabric and trimmed in whatever color you choose.
Now that we’re all grown up, and we know the power (and necessity) of a great pair of socks, we love getting socks for presents, right?
Designed with a nod to vintage designs and colors, these socks are comfy, cozy, and super-cute.
This apron is seriously the cutest one on the market.
Whether your wife likes to cook or not, this apron could make a fun and flirty addition to nights that you cook dinner or entertain.
So adorable – she’ll love it!
Fuzzy slippers are awesome for those days you spend at home, but these take comfort to a whole new level.
A cute chevron pattern, faux fur lining, and a memory foam insole. She’ll definitely love them.
Your wife will learn to love writing checks again with this fun and pretty checkbook cover, handmade with bright designer fabrics.
There are two pockets, one for checks and one for whatever else she needs.
Plus there’s a pen holder, so her days of rummaging around in her purse are over!
This handmade anklet is the best cotton jewelry for your wife.
Plus, it’s the perfect footwear for when your wife goes to the beach, does yoga, or when she wants to be barefoot and in style.
Best cotton anniversary gifts for him
Similar to the wife t-shirt above, this amazing t-shirt with sayings will show your husband how much you value and respect him.
It will serve as a great reminder of how highly you love and think of him.
Your hubby can wear this shirt at home or to any event of his choosing. Also available in Blue, Heather, Cranberry, and Green.
This bag is the best second wedding anniversary gift for the urban man, the contemporary man, the 21st-century man-about-town.
It’s got plenty of room for all the stuff he needs: his iPad, his phone, wallet, sunglasses etc. This is the bag to help your husband get to where he needs to go.
Never underestimate the power of comfortable feet.
These cotton slippers will help your hard-working husband relax with its cashmere top and memory foam insole. Let the relaxation begin!
There’s no use pretending it isn’t true: every man needs underwear.
And these low rise cotton trunks will be appreciated because he won’t have to buy them for himself. Plus, Calvin Klein quality won’t disappoint.
Don’t you miss those days when a man never left the house without a handkerchief?
Ok, so probably none of us were alive in those days, but they seem nice in the movies.
Let’s bring them back by giving your husband a set of these high-quality, cotton handkerchiefs. Available in multiple colors.
It’s hard to believe something this rugged is made to carry toiletries, but here you have it, the coolest toiletry bag ever.
Your husband will use it when he travels.
Any wife whose husband loves to cook knows she’s got a keeper. His interest in cooking should be encouraged, by all means.
What better way to make sure you can keep on enjoying his home-cooked goodness than to flatter him with a personalized chef’s apron.
Well-made, attractive, and eminently functional, this cotton belt is one of those simple cotton gifts that will help polish your husband’s appearance.
And, it’s so versatile, this belt can go from a casual round of golf to dinner at a classy restaurant without missing a beat.
Picture your husband wearing these crocs on a summer walk, or out by the lake. So casual and in control.
And let’s not forget these loafers are crocs so you know they’re ultra-comfy. Your husband will look and feel great whenever he wears them.
These 100% cotton caps are a lot like the men they’re made for; strong, reliable, and they fit just right.
You can choose from a lot of great colors. And when it comes to construction and quality, there’s nobody better than Carhartt.
We love these e-Reader cases! He’s gotta have something to protect his device, and these handmade table sleeves are perfect.
First of all, they look amazing, very stylish with that wooden button on top. But also, they are foam-padded to make sure his Kindle or iPad stays safe.
This beautiful, elegant, and stylish cotton bow tie and pocket square set is perfect for your husband.
If he loves wearing bow ties, you will not go wrong with getting it as his second wedding anniversary gift.
Sturdy and tough, this apron holds everything your husband needs to get the job done.
There are front pockets for several types of nails or screws, plus a pencil pocket and hammer holds in the back.
A great cotton anniversary gift for the husband who’s always got a project in the works!
Creative and inexpensive DIY cotton gifts ideas for second wedding anniversary
1. His and hers pillowcases
Buy two plain cotton pillowcases (make sure it’s a lighter color like white, cream, or pastel).
With fabric markers (available at any craft store) write “His/Hers” on one and “Hers/His” on the other – fancy script, curly-cue letters, or add hearts or other drawings to make extra adorable.
2. Kitchen towels
You can try the same idea with kitchen towels, though they’ll have to be the thinner kind, like tea towels, for the fabric markers to work.
Write something cute like, “You wash” on one and “I’ll dry” on the other. These towels are a functional celebration of real life together.
3. T-shirt quilt
Most of us have been collecting old t-shirts for a couple decades now.
Clear a few of them out of the drawer by making them into a warm, cozy quilt. Yes, you’ll need a sewing machine.
Check out this one made with a sewing machine. There are also lots of websites that will give you step by step instructions.
4. Framed cotton heart
Make a cute piece of artwork with actual cotton.
Stretch a cotton ball (or cotton lace, or pretty cotton fabric) over a heart-shaped piece of cardboard or cardstock and glue it down tight.
Then glue your heart onto a blank 5×7 card (choose a nice contrasting color). Frame and hang!
We can’t leave out the best DIY gift-making skill of all: knitting!
If you have the ability (and if you don’t there are lots of ways to learn), use cotton yarn to knit all kinds of awesomeness like socks, hats, sweaters, pot holders, and whatever your imagination and fingers can create.
So now you have no need to stress about that cotton anniversary you have coming up because we’ve got you covered. From socks to sheets to shoes to quilts.
These cotton anniversary gift ideas are all about the cozy comfort that comes from two great years together as a married couple.
If you are yet to celebrate your second wedding anniversary, which cotton gifts do you want to buy or make?
If you are past your second wedding anniversary, how did you celebrate your second year of marriage?
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