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Choosing Heartfelt 2nd Year Anniversary Gifts

After two years of marriage, most couples have settled wonderfully into married life. After all the ups and downs of the first year, getting used to their new married state and way of life, the end of the second year heralds a time of comfort and adaptability. If your friends or family members are approaching their second anniversary, you may be looking for inspiration for heartfelt 2nd year anniversary gifts to show the couple how much they are loved.

Whether the happy couple love fun, unique gifts, or prefer the classic appeal of a traditional present, there are lots of 2nd wedding anniversary gifts that you can select from in order to find something completely suited to your loved ones.

Most couples have all the home essentials that they need by the end of their second year of married life, so choosing a gift that is symbolic, decorative or fun is a great idea, and will be really appreciated by the recipients.

2nd Year Anniversary Gift Ideas

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2nd Anniversary Gift Traditions

The second anniversary in the USA is associated with the theme of cotton. Although this wasn’t originally one of the commonly celebrated milestones in a couple’s life, in the 1930s a comprehensive list was drawn up linking a particular material with each year of marriage. Before this time, only the 1st and 5th anniversaries within the first decade of a marriage were highlighted as a special time.

Cotton was linked to the second year of marriage supposedly because it represents a couple’s ability to adapt to each other’s needs and requirements, and also to represent durability. A marriage that can last two years of trials and tribulations shows that the couple enjoy a long-lasting love.

Since the late 1930s, those looking for 2nd anniversary gift ideas would choose an item made from cotton to demonstrate these themes in their present. However more recently, a new list of materials has been drawn up to better reflect the modern world. The contemporary material associated with the second year of marriage is china, so this is another option to consider when looking for appropriate second wedding anniversary gifts.

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Which Flower Is Suitable for Second Wedding Anniversary Gifts?

Almost every year of marriage is linked with a particular variety of flower, and the second wedding anniversary is no different. Two years of marital bliss is represented by the beautiful cosmos flower, available in a wide range of colors from scarlet to yellow. This gorgeous Mexican herbaceous plant means beautiful and ornamental in the Greek language, and has been considered to be the true flower of love. What better gift to present to a couple entering their third year of marriage than a floral arrangement containing these wonderful love-filled blossoms? There is even a chocolate cosmos variety which embodies a delightful chocolate fragrance and speaks volumes about love and affection. Anyone looking for a meaningful 2nd anniversary gift for their spouse should consider sending her a lavish bouquet of these symbolic blooms.

Fascinating Facts About Cotton

As cotton is linked with the second wedding anniversary, it is interesting to note that there are lots of fascinating facts about this versatile material. Having been cultivated for sale all around the world for at least the last 5,000 years, cotton is currently the top-selling fabric worldwide. In fact as long ago as 3000 BC, people were creating fabric from raw cotton! Perfect for wearing in both winter and summer, it has unique properties which keeps the body cool during hot weather and warm during colder seasons, and grows naturally in several colors including brown and purple. The material was once considered so precious that in ancient Egypt only the High Priest was given the honor of being allowed to wear clothing made from cotton. Today, a vast amount of cotton is produced in China and India, although the USA is the world’s largest exporter of cotton products.

Traditional Cotton 2nd Wedding Anniversary Gifts

If you are considering buying a traditional cotton 2nd anniversary gift for your loved ones, one of the top suggestions is some luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding. Considered to be one of the finest types of cotton available for purchase, you can find beautiful textiles made from Egyptian cotton in all colors to match the couple’s home. Egyptian cotton towel bales are also popular choices as a 2nd anniversary gift, especially if they are monogrammed with the couple’s initials for an extra personal touch.

China 2nd Year Anniversary Gifts Ideas

If you would prefer to go for the more modern choice of china 2nd year anniversary gifts, purchase the lucky couple a personalized commemorative plate as a lasting reminder of the special day or a beautiful personalized china photograph frame containing a lovely image of the celebrating pair. Alternatively, why not consider a stylish china vase to grace the couple’s mantelpiece or display cabinet?

If you buy the couple a china vase, why not team it with a beautiful glazed natural rose with an opulent 24 karat gold trim? Red is the color most associated with the second anniversary, so select a striking red glazed rose with all its classic appeal. Each unique item has been hand-glazed by craftsmen to create an individual gorgeous work of art, perfect as an enduring memento of the couple’s ongoing love.

Fun 2nd Year Anniversary Gifts for Your Loved Ones

If your loved ones prefer fun gifts rather than traditional themed presents, why not take the cotton theme along a different tack, and give the couple a cotton candy maker? This fun kitchen gadget will give them hours of fun, and lots of tasty snacks!

A pair of his and hers personalized t shirts is another fun gift that will be really meaningful for the recipients. Personalizing the shirts will enable you to convey a relevant message that will express your esteem for the celebrating couple.

Alternatively, if you are skilled at crafts, why not sew, knit or crochet a beautiful handmade gift for the couple that they can keep forever as a unique and personal reminder of the happiness of this occasion.

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Gift ideas for other wedding anniversaries
3rd wedding anniversary gift ideas Crystal, glass
4th wedding anniversary gift ideas Appliances (electrical)
5th wedding anniversary gift ideas Silverware
6th wedding anniversary gift ideas Wood objects
7th wedding anniversary gift ideas Desk sets/pen and pencil sets
8th wedding anniversary gift ideas Linens, lace
9th wedding anniversary gift ideas Leather goods
10th wedding anniversary gift ideas Diamond jewelry
11th wedding anniversary gift ideas Fashion jewelry, accessories
12th wedding anniversary gift ideas Pearls, colored gems