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Our Guide to Second Anniversary Gifts: Cozy Up to Cotton

July 7, 2017

Congratulations—you’ve nearly ticked two years off since your wedding! Here you stand on the threshold of your second anniversary. What do you get your sweetheart? Well, tradition says year two’s the time to give cotton, which means that the obvious choices include bathrobes, nice sheets, and novelty T-shirts, if you’re feeling a little bit funny. But… what’s that? You’re looking for something a hint more… uncommon? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with second anniversary-friendly gifts that range from do-it-yourself painting kits to customizable wall art and comfy throws. Read on for ten of our best traditional recommendations, plus a little something for the modern among us.

Traditional: Cotton

 

This world map-turned-throw pillow lets you mark your special spot with a hand-printed button bearing a symbol of love. It even comes with a threaded needle, so you barely have to do it yourself—but it’s still got that personal touch. | Heart Marks the Spot Pillow – $56

 

Whether or not it was played at your nuptials, recall the dreamy sounds of a pipe organ pumping Mendelssohn’s Wedding March with this cozy made-to-order throw that toasts the beauty of your big day. | Personalized Wedding March Throw – $135

 

To celebrate your second year, get your honey a gift they’ll never forget: five pairs of comfy socks emblazoned with their name and initials—you know, like a grown-up version of the labels your mom put in the shorts you took to camp. | Personalized Socks – Set of 5 Pairs -$50

 

Sometimes, there’s simply no better way to say “I love you” than, well, “I love you.” Thanks to this unique embroidered wall art, though, being direct doesn’t mean forgoing artistry. | I Love You Embroidery Wall Art -$50

 

Made from recycled materials, this soft throw is primed for cuddling, embellished with a series of hearts drawn by legendary Southern chanteuse Eartha Kitt. | Eartha Kitt’s Hand Drawn Heart Throw

 

This personalized piece of wall art allows you to choose a couple in your image to adorn a ready-to-hang stretched flax and organic cotton canvas. You can even pick brides and grooms decked out in tuxes and gowns for a bit of a “special day” feel. | Personalized Couple Art

 

Handcrafted by women artisans in India from wooden beads wrapped in recycled saris, these vibrant earrings are an innovative way to incorporate cotton into your gift for year two. | Kantha Chandeliers Earrings -$22

 

After two years together, you may as well come to terms with the fact that you’re an established family unit, whether you’ve had any tiny additions or not. What better way to make it official than with a hand-embroidered hanging? | Personalized Family Name Embroidery – $56

 

Love is patient, love is kind; love is also comfy, like this literary pillow. | Love Is Pillow – $52

 

Frustrations? Feelings? Let ’em all out with this couples’ art-making kit that includes everything you need to craft your own abstract expressionist masterpiece. | Love Is Art Kit-$36-$60

 

Modern: China

For those who choose to take a more modern approach to their second anniversary gift-giving, this pair of personalized mugs modeled after carved-up tree trunks will prove a touching tribute to your love. | Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set- $72

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