Romantic Second Wedding Anniversary Gifts
All The Meanings And Symbols

Traditional 2nd Anniversary Gifts

Traditionally your Second wedding anniversary gifts are celebrated with cotton which some believe represents the wiping of tears and growing together.

But what are the other meanings for your 2-year anniversary?

Traditional Second Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Traditional cotton anniversary gifts could be;

  • a cotton rug for a romantic picnic, just the two of you.
  • You could sew an "I Love You" message onto a cotton hanky 
  • or you could write a message on a piece of cotton and send it as a message in a bottle. You could send it out to sea or send it to them at work!
  • T-shirts can also be romantic - your first band, a best husband or their favorite team. (You may not think that's romantic but they probably will!) 
  • You can even get these gorgeous cotton roses from JustPaper Roses! Imagine a bouquet of flowers that will last all year!
cotton anniversary rose

Personalized Good Marriage Recipe 

marriage recipe canvas

This Personalized Good Marriage Recipe Canvas is a list of lovely reminders on what to do for a good marriage.

Always kiss goodnight

Continue to date each other

and many more

Personalized with both of your names.

Always Kiss Me Good Night Personalized Pillow

always kiss me goodnight pillow

This personalized Always Kiss me Good Night cotton pillow would make a great addition to your bed.

Personalized with both of your names.

Personalized Love Hearts Pillowcases

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This set of Personalized pillowcases is decorated with a stick man and woman and lots of hearts.

Personalized with both of your names.

Personalized Love Pillowcases

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This set of Love pillows comes in a choice of eight colors.

Personalized with both of your names, one name on each pillow.

Personalized Love Story Art

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This Personalized Love Story canvas comes in a choice of three colors; grey, blue or white.

Personalized with your initials, names and your important dates and locations; Met, Engaged and Married.

Personalized Couple's Carved Tree Canvas

anniversary love tree canvas

This personalized couple's tree canvas is a stunning black and white image.

Personalized with both of your names and either your Wedding Date or Anniversary.

Best Hubby & Wife T-Shirts

Because we all know that you are the Best Wife and Husband Ever, and that definitely needs matching cotton T-Shirts! 

Personalized BBQ Apron

personalized bbq apron

Personalize this BBQ Grilling Apron with their name.

Apron measures 32" inches long and 23 1/2" across

  • And comes with matching BBQ Mit.
  • Bottle Opener
  • And Bottle Holder

Modern 2nd Anniversary Gifts

You also have the modern anniversary list and here your Second anniversary is celebrated with china.

Love Is Growing Old With You Mugs

grow old with me

Set of two mugs for soulmates decorated with a cute stick people couple in love and the words Love is growing Old with You.

The modern list was put introduced in 1937 by the American National Retail Jewelry Association and as such there are no meanings attached to these gifts.

However china is also on the traditional anniversary list for your 20th wedding anniversary, here china symbolizes that you need to look after your marriage.

Modern china anniversary gifts could be;

  ~ cooking a dinner for the two of you and serving it on new china plates,

  ~ or a trip to your favorite Chinese restaurant.

  ~ You can also paint china mugs and add your own message.

2nd Anniversary Flowers

The anniversary flower for your Second wedding anniversary gifts is the Cosmos.

The name is derived from the Greek word Kosmo which is the universe due the ordered symmetry of the petals of the flower.

If the Cosmos flower is given as a romantic gift you are saying;

Walk with me, hand in hand and see how beautiful life is...

cosmos - 2nd anniversary flower

The Cosmos flowers are romantic all by themselves! A great big bunch of these would brighten anyone's day and they come in lots of different colors.

Second Wedding Anniversary Garnets

The gemstone that represents your 2 year anniversary is Garnet, a lovely deep red stone and one that was a popular stone for engagement rings. Diamonds were for only the very wealthy, rubies and garnets were popular and red is the traditional color for love. Garnets were more affordable than rubies!

The meaning behind Garnets is that they attract love and soul mates and enhance your creativity.

All of the meanings behind your Second wedding anniversary gifts are beautifully romantic, it has been 2 years since you said I do and during that time you have grown as a couple. Life might not always be romantic but on your Second anniversary that is definitely the order of the day!

Here are lots of gorgeous handcrafted Garnet gifts at

and Amazon also has lots of beautiful Garnet gifts

Garnet Heart Stud Earrings in White Gold

garnet heart earrings

These Garnet Heart stud earrings are backed with 10K White Gold.

Each stone is 0.9 carats.

Garnet Silver Heart Locket & Necklace

garnet heart locket

This Silver heart shaped locked is decorated with a Garnet gemstone and a filigree design.

There is space inside for a small momento or love note.

Comes in a jewelry gift bag.

Garnet cufflinks

garnet cufflinks

These natural Garnet Cufflinks are on Sterling Silver, each gemstone is 10mm.

Protected with nickel free plating to ensure they don't tarnish.

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