Your second anniversary is approaching fast, but you have no idea how to celebrate it or what gift to give your spouse. Perhaps what you need is a little nudge in the right direction.
The following are some fabulous second anniversary gifts and ideas that are a big hit among couples looking to make their second anniversary just as memorable as their first.
Step 1: Be original.
All you need to impress your spouse on your second anniversary is a display of originality. Do something that your husband or wife would never expect you to do. That might mean doing one of the following:
- A couples cooking class
- Ballroom or salsa dancing lessons
- A picnic lunch at a park
- A night out on the town in a limousine
- Recreation of your 2nd date
The same holds true for your second anniversary gifts. The more creative you are with your gifts, the more your spouse will appreciate you and your expression of love and admiration. Here are a few original gift ideas that are sure to impress your loved one . . .
Dedicate a Day at MyDayRegistry
With MyDayRegistry, you can dedicate your wedding day, your second anniversary, or any other significant day to your spouse, and make that day their own for all eternity. It’s a must-have gift for every couple!
A Favorite Photo to Art
Does your spouse have a favorite photo? Have it sketched or hand-painted by an artist and turn it into a treasured work of art for your second anniversary.
Second Anniversary Memory Album
A memory album is an extraordinary way to highlight your favorite memories over the past two years. To make your gift even more unique, include photos of the two of you at a restaurant or another place you can revisit on your second anniversary.
Step 2: Add some tradition.
Another way to impress your spouse is to take the time to learn about the traditions that surround a second anniversary. Here’s a simple second anniversary tradition cheat sheet, along with a few gift ideas that are both original and traditional.
- Traditional Gift: Cotton
- Modern Gift: China
- Gemstone: Garnet
- Flower: Cosmos
- Color Theme: Red
Cotton Anniversary Gifts
Cool Cotton Roses
Roses made from 100% cotton make wonderful traditional second anniversary gifts. To take things one step further, present your gift in a red vase—the traditional second anniversary color.
Second anniversary gifts don’t get any more personal than these sexy personalized undies. These fun undergarments are made with a cotton blend and come in a variety of styles and colors. They can also be customized with your name or a flirty phrase.
There’s no better time to invest in a cozy set of cotton bathrobes than on your second anniversary. Order them in your spouse’s favorite color, or choose a whimsical print to show your playful side. To make this gift even more personal, have the bathrobes embroidered with your names or initials.
A cozy cotton hammock made for two is a great way to snuggle up and spend some quality time with your partner on your second anniversary.
Customized Family Throw
If your family has grown in size since you married, your spouse will appreciate this cotton-blend family throw. Personalize it with photos of each member of your family, right down to the family pet.
Modern Second Anniversary Gifts
Your second anniversary is the perfect time to purchase a formal china dish set. Recognized as the modern gift to give on a second anniversary, china dishes come in a variety of patterns and styles. If you really want to impress your spouse, prepare a romantic dinner and set the table with your new china dishes.
From timeless knot rings to eternal heart necklaces, you can’t go wrong with a garnet jewelry gift for your second anniversary. For added sentiment, purchase a matching set of rings or bracelets for you and your spouse.
Step 3: ROMANCE!
Romance is more than a candlelit dinner. It’s how you go about expressing your love and appreciation for your partner. Some of the ways you can show your romantic side on your second anniversary include . . .
- Writing a heartfelt love letter to your spouse
- Re-enacting your first date
- Reciting your marriage vows
- Taking the day off work and spending it with your loved one
Another way you can express your love and admiration for your partner is through your second anniversary gifts. Here are a few that are sure to get the message across.
Romantic Body Pillowcases
Remind your partner of just how much they mean to you with one of these romantic body pillowcases. Each one features a special love message depicted through adorable stick figures. Their cotton/polyester blend make them a perfect traditional gift for a second anniversary.
A Second Anniversary Love Book
Few things are as fun or romantic as a Love Book that features your very own love story. Complete with cartoon characters designed around you and your spouse, Love Book makes it easy to express your love and appreciation for your partner.
A Love T-Shirt
Have a t-shirt made that says “I Love My Awesome Wife” or “I Love My Awesome Husband” and wear it everywhere you go on your second anniversary. If you have children, have t-shirts made for them that say “My Dad LOVES My Mom” or “My Mom LOVES My Dad” and have them wear them that same day. Your spouse will LOVE it!
Make Your Second Anniversary as Special as Your First
Just because the second anniversary isn’t recognized as a major milestone, doesn’t mean it’s any less special than your first. The love between you and your partner is something that always deserves to be celebrated.