Second Wedding Anniversary

Some Helpful Gift Recommendations

Presents for the second (cotton) commemoration below. Visit the following pages for our main gifts page and gifts for every occasion pages. We have been accumulating present and gift knowledge at Yourcounty for over a decade, our recommendations are intended for information purposes. We welcome your feedback, see our contact details at the foot of the page.

The Second Year Of A Marriage

The cotton present is so called because traditionally this was when couples would be given cotton gifts by each other, friends and relatives. Unlike some present traditions the cotton theme persists right up to this day. Items of clothing are very popular. The modern alternative to cotton is china. Traditionally many young married couples would still be establishing a home when they had their second anniversary. The gifts that were chosen would reflect the needs of the couple, cotton or china according to the household requirements. Today meeting these immediate needs is not necessarily the function of a present so the buyer has a lot more flexibility. If you're looking for flowers, Lily of the valley is the bloom associated with this occasion. Biennial is the Latin term.

The Most Celebrated Occasions

There are a dozen landmark events, these are traditionally the most celebrated.

John Lewis Linen

Men's Cotton Underwear

It might seem like a cliche but cotton underwear is still a favorites for couples.

 

Men's Underwear

Women's Cotton Underwear

The golden rule in buying something for your partner to wear is to find out what the actually want.

Women's Cotton Underwear

Cotton Bedding

Beautiful bedding can be purchased relatively inexpensively, but there is still scope to go for great quality if your budget permits.

Bedding

Table Linen

If you're buying for someone you don't know really well try and get an idea of what table linen they like, perhaps see what they are already using.

Table Linen

Garden Cotton Sofas

This would have to be a choice for the married couple or one made in consultation with them.

Garden Cotton Sofas

Cushions

A great utility present, a good quality cushion treated with a little care can last decades, good quality covers can be a great gift option in their own right.

Cotton Cushions

Socks

They don't have to be boring, do a little research and you might find a 'charming' and unique present.

Cotton Socks

Cotton Clothes From Savile Row

Savile Row produce a wide range of formal and leisure clothing for men and women. Their shirts are excellent, if follow their offers you may get a little luxury at a competitive price.

 

The modern second gift is a china or crockery present, the emphasis is usually on individual items or sets of particular goods rather than a full dinner service. Some commentators actually call this gift 'tableware' so it can be interpreted as anything that you might use on the table.

Cutlery

Not the traditional present but something useful for the couple that has a dinner service but not a canteen of cutlery.

Cutlery

Glassware

There's so much choice in glassware that you can't fail to find something interesting to give.

Glassware

Tea Pots, Tea Cup & Saucers

A tea or coffee set for everyday or best, a set of six espresso coffee cups and saucers, cake stands, milk jugs the options are almost unlimited.

Tea Pots, Tea Cup & Saucers

Barware

Bar gifts can include, glasses, decanters, carafes, cocktail shakers, ice crushers soda syphon .

Barware

Cards

Cards

Flowers - Lily of the valley

Flowers - Lily of the valley

Chocolates

Chocolates

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

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