(Closed) 2nd anniversary gift ideas?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

well, if it helps spark any ideas cotton traditionally represents durability and versatility- two important traits in a marriage.  One idea that comes to mind is a nice blanket/table cloth to sit on for picnics (you could do iron-on images from your wedding to personalize it).  You could present it in a basket with a nice meal packed for the two of you.  Another ideas is a cotton rope hammock if you have room to set it up-it would be a great place to relax solo or together. Or, print your vows or a reading from your wedding on cotton paper and get it framed.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I really like the mrskline’s hammock idea. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@futuremrskline:

I think the picnic blanket idea is super cute!!!

A decent hammock though would be hard to find for under $30.

Do you knit or crochet? What about making something out of cotton yarn/thread?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Our second anniversary gift to each other was to invest in a piece of furniture (we needed a sectional though). Hmm.. have you though about a robe? I know it sounds silly, but my husband lives in his.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m quickly approaching my 2nd anniversary, too.  Isn’t this one hard?!  Here’s some of the ideas I’ve heard (remember that the second anniversary is either cotton or china):

  • monogrammed blanket or photo blanket
  • cotton robe
  • monogrammed towels
  • monogrammed pillow cases
  • monogrammed handkerchiefs
  • matching personalized t-shirts
  • personalized decorative plate (I’ve seen some really cute ones on Etsy)
  • a setting of your wedding china
  • cotton or porcelian roses
  • nice cotton undies or pajamas
  • new sheets

I’ve also hneard of getting whatever you want and then wrapping it in cotton, which is kinda cheating (lol), but makes it a little easier.  The second anniversary is really hard!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@JeniRae:  What about a picture printed on canvas?  I think canvas is made out of cotton, and then you can pick whatever picture or art piece you wanted.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@JeniRae:

haha. Yup. It’s Groupon for Etsy! I had a thread about it a couple days ago.
I’m trying hard to be judicious about what GC I purchase!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Our anniversary is next week so I’m too late on this but maybe someone else can use this idea.  Take your husband’s old favorite shirts maybe from college, sports teams or vacation shirts and have someone make a quilt out of them.  I have a quilt made from my sorority shirts and love it.  We also received Mr. and Mrs. pillowcases for a wedding gift so that’s another idea.

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