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2nd Year Anniversary Gifts

Ideas to Help You Find the Perfect 2nd Year Anniversary Gifts

Congratulations! You're past the "getting to know you" phase of the first year, and now have two years of marriage under your belt. This year of marriage is so much feel really comfortable as a couple,and are used to the idea of "husband and wife." For your 2nd anniversary, find a gift that is as special as your relationship has become.

2 Year Anniversary Gifts

  • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Cotton
  • Modern Anniversary Gift: Cotton/China
  • 2nd Anniversary Flower: Cosmos
  • 2nd Anniversary Gemstones: Garnet. Alternate: Rose Quartz
  • 2nd Anniversary Color: Linen White

Decide whether the person you are buying for would appreciate a traditional or modern anniversary gift. Be creative and use a loose interpretation of the suggested gifts to find the perfect item for anyone.

Traditional: Cotton

You have so many gift options with cotton! Cotton signifies how cozy your relationship is during the second year of marriage.

  • Home Decor Items--pillows, throw blanket
  • Linens--cotton tablecloth, sheets, towels
  • Stationary (paper=cotton)
  • Clothing--jacket, shirt, sweater, pajamas, robe, tie, scarf and gloves
  • Hankerchiefs
Modern: China
  • China pieces to add to your set
  • Fine christmas ornament
  • Teapot/Tea Set
  • Picture frame with a wedding photo in it
  • Something Chinese (loose interpretation!): gift certificate for a chinese massage or dinner at a chinese restaurant

Year 2 Anniversary Gift: Wedding Year Two Gift Idea

2nd year anniversary gifts

If you don't want to give the gift
of cotton or china, consider giving Cosmos (the 2nd anniversary flower). They come
in many colors and varieties, so
pick the one that is best suited for the area you live in (a local garden center can steer you in the right direction). Attach a packet of seeds to your gift, buy them from a garden center, or better yet, "do-it-yourself" and present the flowers that you've grown yourself from seeds! Take it one step further and surprise him/her with a cosmos garden to celebrate your second year of marriage!

Alternative 2 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas

If you're still unsure of what to buy, and have a little money to spend, stick with the old! The gemstones associated with the second anniversary are rose quartz (pink stone) and garnet (red stone). You can find these gems in necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins, rings, cufflinks, and tie tacs. You can also find figuirines that are made out of rose quartz.

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