Second Wedding Anniversary Gift Guide: Cotton Gift Ideas

Mark two years of marriage with a thoughtful second anniversary gift. We've picked out lots of great cotton gift ideas to inspire you


You probably set the bar quite high with an amazing first wedding anniversary gift, so you need to make sure you deliver with an incredible gift for your second wedding anniversary.

The traditional gift for your second wedding anniversary is cotton, so we’ve got some amazing second anniversary gift ideas that include cotton. The best bit about cotton anniversary gifts? Your partner will be able to treasure one of these fabric themed wedding anniversary gifts forever.

Bedding - John Lewis

Cotton Anniversary Gifts

If the last time you had new bedding was when you added it to your gift list two years ago, then it’s probably time to invest in some new covers! John Lewis have a gorgeous range and you know the quality is always going to be amazing. Our particular favourite has to be this snowdrop bedding from the Scion collection.

Personalised Cushion Covers - Not on the Highstreet and Getting Personal

Cotton cushion covers
2nd wedding anniversary ideas

Add something special to your bed or your sofa with a personalised cushion. Whether it’s something stylish to show off your husband or wife status or a pretty personalised style with your initials and wedding date, it’s sure to be very well received.

Cotton Flowers - Not on the Highstreet

Cotton Anniversary Flowers

Who says you can’t still give flowers on your cotton wedding anniversary? The best thing about these beautiful blooms from Not on the Highstreet? They are made of cotton so they will last a lifetime! We particularly love the personalised oak charm that you can order with these flowers.

Bathrobes - The White Company

Cotton robes

Treat your partner to a gorgeous, fluffy white bathrobe – oh and get one for yourself too! These robes from The White Company are supersoft and we think they make the perfect lazy Sunday morning attire.

A Spa Day - Virgin Experience Days

Spa day anniversary gift

This is cheating a tiny bit, but if you book a couples’ spa day, you’ll have robes and slippers provided which counts as cotton. So when you think about it, you’re not cheating really are you? And you’ll be so relaxed you won’t even care.

Socks - Not on the Highstreet 

Anniversary socka

You can’t go wrong with a good pair of socks! Everyone needs them and they’re a staple gift. Just maybe give something else alongside them and they can be the token cotton part of the gift - we love this personalised pair from Not on the Highstreet!

Towels - Next

Cotton towels - Anniversary gift

Splash out on some new fluffy towels for your bathroom, we adore these monogrammed towels available from Next - the are a perfect addition to your bathroom.

Apron - Etsy

Etsy aprons for your anniversary

If you or your partner love to cook, a personalised apron from Etsy could be a good idea. It’s a great excuse for them to prepare a lovely meal or bake a cake for you then – win-win situation. You could even go all out and opt for matching oven gloves, tea towels and fabric table mats. All essentials for a cosy night in and a home cooked meal.

Embroidered Map - Not on the Highstreet

Etsy cotton map

If you didn’t buy a map for your first anniversary, you haven’t missed your chance. Get an embroidered version to display in your home. You can map out where you’re both from or get a map of your honeymoon – ideal if you had a twin centre trip or you went on a road trip. We love this adventure map from Not on the Highstreet.

Fabric Wedding Song - Not on the Highstreet

Cotton wedding anniversary gifts

It’s been two years since your romantic first dance at your wedding - so why not reminisce about that special song and have the lyrics printed onto linen and then framed? It will be a beautiful reminder that you can hang in your home for years to come.

Fabric Shopping Bag - Not on the Highstreet

Fabric shopper bag

Now you have to pay 5p for a carrier bag and who has the time or the unlimited 5ps to do that? A personalised fabric shopping bag from Not on the Highstreet is a great gift – it will have paid for itself in no time at all. Why not fill it up with delicious treats before giving it?

Soft Cotton and Jasmine Diffuser - John Lewis

Cotton Room Scent

Add a dreamy scent to your home with this Katie Loxton diffuser from John Lewis - you will still be sticking the cotton gift rule so long as you choose the soft cotton and jasmine scent.

Wall Art - Not on the Highstreet

Second Wedding Anniversary

How gorgeous is this wall hanger from Not on the Highstreet? Choose from a range of styles and phrases that can hang beautifully in your home.

You might not quite be newlyweds anymore but you still won’t want to miss our list of fun date ideas which are perfect for keeping the romance alive.


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