Your second wedding anniversary gift idea is traditionally with cotton or straw, or you may want to celebrate with the modern list then you have china for your gift.
As well as the main lists there is also the gemstone list where your 2nd anniversary is celebrated with garnets and the flower list with the Cosmos.
We have put together lots of ideas to help you choose your perfect gift.
You are probably going to have more luck finding a gift of cotton unless you live in the countryside where straw and straw dollies are available at most local craft shops. You could twist the straw theme to have a weekend away in the countryside - we stayed at a guest house in Yorkshire near our 2nd anniversary and that was in a perfect location for walks and finding great local pubs.
Strawberries could also fit with your theme, I can hear your groans from here! It may be a bad pun but you could have a cosy night in with strawberries dipped in chocolate or in your Champagne to celebrate ;o) You can even get Chocolate Covered Strawberries delivered to you! Yum! Or you could have them delivered as a surprise!
You could always incorporate the strawberries with a wicker hamper (more straw) and a cotton picnic blanket and disappear off for a romantic day with lots of yummy treats.
Cotton gifts are mainly going to be something to wear; a shirt, t-shirt, trousers, dress or hankerchief to name a few. Or something practical for the house; sheets, tablecloth, tea towels (yes, we have received those!) you can get some great tea towels and aprons with witty comments on some are more obvious than others but anything to make you grin when drying up is a bonus! Men also seem to be drawn to the barbeque, a great apron and the latest gas powered burner and they will be in their idea of domestic heaven.
You can even get Cotton Anniversary flowers, which are exactly that flowers made from cotton. Love the idea that your flowers will last for ages.
These very cute t-shirts are from Bold Loft and they are just gorgeous. For the full effect you need to make sure you are both standing in the right order!
They may not be what you usually wear out but they would be fun to wear around the house and even in bed.
Fun Pillow Cases
There are some very fun pillowcases from Bold Loft. These would be great to put on your bed for your anniversary or any day!
This one shown is called A Big Kiss! Just what you need on your day :)
For those that are following the modern list then your second wedding anniversary gift idea will be in china. By now you will know which bits you are missing from your wedding list and here is a great excuse to add to your collection. Or have a look at modernising your kitchen with a set of funky mugs or plates.
For those that love to go out then a trip to your best local Chinese restaurant is a twist on the china theme or if that is not possible then a take-away and a cosy night in is just as nice.
If you are wanting to celebrate in style then a trip to China is a big wow or you could have a city break at one of the many great China towns. Mmmm the honey buns at the Chinese bakers in Manchester or the duck at London's China Town are wonderful.
For those who love to travel you could tease your partner with a new holiday outfit - a gorgeouse new t-shirt wrapped in a holiday brochure!
Garnets are a beautiful red stone and have been a popular for many years as a gift of love. They are meant to attract love and soul mates and enhance your creativity. Sounds like a great gift for your 2nd anniversary!