Cotton Gifts for Your Second Wedding Anniversary
Can you believe that you're already approaching your second wedding anniversary? Maybe it feels like the time flew by, or maybe it feels like you've lived a full lifetime in the past 24 months. Whether you've been through a little or a lot over your first two years of marriage, one thing's for certain: you're still finding your way as a spouse. In turn, tradition has it that you and your partner should exchange cotton gifts for the milestone. Cotton's known for its adaptability, and it's meant to remind you to continue adapting, too. It's early enough in your relationship that you've got plenty of room to learn and grow as a team, so celebrate that with presents made from (or themed around) the fiber.
Here, we're offering up some of our favorite ideas for cotton anniversary gifts. Classic presnets include home goods like bed sheets and bath towels, while other common gifts are clothing (think: loungewear, pajamas, and robes) are popular, too. For something more creative, pull from the more unique selections, like the denim coasters or woven hammock for two. You can also skip cotton fabric in lieu of a looser interpretation, like a cotton-scented candle. Overall, we've found his and hers presents in a range of categories that span from romantic to practical. We've also presented a range of price points, so that you can get inspired regardless of budget. Click through and see which of these traditional present ideas appeal to you—congratulations on this big step in your marriage!
Hammock for Two
This handwoven hammock is made for two, so that you can cozy up together.
Uncommon Goods "Do Good" Hammock, $149, uncommongoods.com
A luxe throw will feel great wrapped around you and look great styled over furniture when not in use.
Lands Downunder "Buffalo Check" Throw, $128, landsdownunder.com
A sturdy duffle in a versatile shade is bound to get a lot of travel time.
Filson "Medium Rugged Twill" Duffle Bag, from $395, filson.com
Relaxation comes easy in a robe that's this soft.
Lake Cotton Robe, $126, lakepajamas.com
These Jogger-style pajamas are chic, cozy, and another great loungewear option.
Thirdlove Jogger Pajamas, $118, thirdlove.com
Didn't score the sheets of your dreams as a wedding gift? It's never too late.
Brooklinen "Luxe Hardcore" Sheet Set, $239.25, brooklinen.com
Forget the spa gift card and invest in spa-like towels that'll last.
Kassatex "Malaga Ribbed" Towels, from $10, kassatex.com
Expand his accessories collection with a unique pocket square.
Paul Smith "Fish" Pocket Square, $60, paulsmith.com
If you still can't get enough of your shared last name, opt for something monogrammed, like a decorative pillow.
Smathers & Branson Needlepoint Pillow, $135, smathersandbranson.com
These fun denim coasters are stylishly unexpected.
Thompson Street Studio Denim Coaster, $25, thompsonstreetstudio.com
You can't go wrong with a sleek, goes-with-everything backpack.
Herschel "Cotton Casuals Daypack" Backpack, $39.99, herschel.com
Spruce up your everyday place settings with these casual additions.
Leif "Heirloom Overdye" Placemats, $28, leifshop.com
This journal features a genuine leather cover and recycled cotton paper. Fill it with memories of the last two years for an especially thoughtful gift.
Raven + Lily "Uzma" Journal, $28, magnolia.com
You don't have to stick with items made of cotton. Instead, try a cotton-inspired scent.
Byredo "Cotton Poplin" Candle, from $35, byredo.com
He can wear this tasseled scarf for warmth, for style, or for both.
Il Bussetto Woven Scarf, $60, mrporter.com
For a sentimental gift, get a vintage map embroidered with your initials and a heart over a location meaningful to your relationship.
House of Whatnot Custom Map, $68.48, etsy.com
This may not look glamorous, but your bed will feel glamorous when you know it's safe from spills! The waterproof mattress cover is also designed to be noiseless, ensuring you both get the best rest yet. (Good sleep makes for happy couples!)
Down Etc "Lily Pad" Mattress Pad, from $77, downetc.com
These effortless ties will become wardrobe staples and can be monogrammed for added personalization.
Mark & Graham Cotton Tie, from $35, markandgraham.com
If he still carries his grooming essentials in a plastic bag, it's time to upgrade to something nicer.
Want Les Essentiels "Kenyatta" Dopp Kit, $195, wantlesessentiels.com
Display your favorite wedding photos for all to see with customizable pieces of artwork.
CanvasPop Canvas Print, from $79, canvaspop.com
These handmade catchalls are all one-of-a-kind.
Closed Mondays Cotton Tray, $56, weareclosedmondays.com