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Cotton 2nd Anniversary Gifts for Him

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There’s something about shopping for gifts for men; it just isn’t easy. Then you find yourself scouring the internet for inspiration on cotton 2nd anniversary gifts for him because it’s even more difficult trying to pick something special within traditional anniversary gift restrictions. 

Everything you need to know about choosing cotton 2nd anniversary gifts for him:

When you find yourself married to a man, there are a great number of gift giving occasions in the annual trip around the sun.  You find yourself wanting an anniversary gift for your husband, a birthday gift for your husband, a Valentine’s Day gift for your husband, a Christmas gift for your husband, a happy dating anniversary gift… and on and on! It can be downright exhausting. I know that I struggle to come up with new things all the time, without overloading our home with “stuff” that we may or may not need.

Traditionally, the second anniversary gift is cotton, unless you live in the United Kingdom, in which case it is paper.  Paper is the first anniversary gift in North America, so really after you’ve made it to year two, the same bases are covered.  For all of the details, head on over to wikipedia.  We’ve already covered paper anniversary gift ideas, if that’s your plan.

Now cotton anniversary gifts:  Cotton is one of the ways to make canvas, along with hemp and linen.  It opens up a great number of possibilities for gifts for your fellow.  Cotton can also be found in certain paper, Q tips and around 47 other ideas listed below. Don’t forget that these ideas can be mixed and matched, catered to your needs, and you can always add a personal touch.  Obviously your spouse has his own tastes, and not everything is for everyone!

There are ideas for every budget in here (assuming your budget is at least one dollar.  Generic cotton buds are a dollar at the dollar store.). Cotton (or something that can reasonably be referred to as cotton, we’re not sticklers here!) ideas for your consideration:

Cotton Anniversary Gifts for Around the House

Sound Wave I Love You Wall Art

sound wave anniversary gift wall art

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The soundwave can be made using someone’s voice, or from a favorite song. Canvas Vows have multiple sizes available and print and build the canvases in house. Your man will love the originality of this custom canvas. You could also get a photo with overlaid vows or lyrics.


Best Cotton Anniversary Gift For Him

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI REMOTE CONTROL BB-8 DROID

 


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If your man loves Star Wars this remote control BB-8 Droid might be the perfect gift for him. A fun toy that any man of any age would love to own. 


Pillowcases

Pillowcases

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The pair in the picture are pillow fighting dinosaurs.  That sounds amazing, does it not?!  Sure, you could also opt for something more pedestrian, or some of the cute couples pillowcases we’ve curated in the past.  But, these are dinosaurs.

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Sheets

Cotton Sheets

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If you didn’t receive any new sheets for your wedding, or if you received one set and have discovered how truly divine they are, invest in more.  Be warned, this can be construed as a “you bought this for you” kind of gift.  It’s okay.  It’s totally worth it!

Duvet Cover

duvet covers make unique cotton 2nd anniversary gifts for him

Duvet Cover

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Don’t worry, we’re almost done with the bedding theme!  A nice, soft and comfy new duvet cover is awesome to have.  Even better, pair it with a new duvet.  It’s for the higher end budgets, but goody golly are they delightful.

 

Towels

give your husband towels for your second anniversary

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Glorious, soft, fluffy, huge towels. High quality towels are frequently available at discount houseware stores, and readily available online.

Car Seat Covers

car seat covers are a cool idea for a cotton anniversary gift

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If your spouse loves his car, or if you have small progeny who like to throw things in the car, consider picking up some car seat covers.  Perfect Cotton Anniversary Gifts for Him | Second Anniversary Gifts for Men | 2nd Anniversary Presents for Men | Gift Ideas for Husband for Anniversary | Traditional Anniversary Gifts

 

Screen Print

screen prints are great cotton 2nd anniversary gifts for him

Screen Print

Threadless makes a huge variety of prints, on clothing.  Chances are quite good that you can find a local screen printer (or via Etsy.com) that creates artwork, or custom clothing prints.


Editors Pick 

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES BLACK PANTHER ELECTRONIC HELMET

 

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If your husband loves Marvel, then you will want to think about ordering this helmet. It is incredible and life-like and a great collector’s piece to add to his collection. 


Canvas Print

give your husband a special canvas print for your 2nd anniversary

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Similar to the screen print is the canvas print.  Picking out artwork can be a touchy zone, but you know your spouse and your shared tastes.

Photo Print Canvas

Museum quality photo canas prints at low price

PhotoCanvasLand Canvas Print

Get a picture of your wedding, or a picture that’s special to you and your spouse, and have it printed on a stretched canvas.

 

Hammock

your husband will love a hammock as a unique cotton anniversary gift idea

Hammock

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A hammock is a nice, longer term gift idea, that screams relaxation.

Cotton Gym Towel

A husband that works out will appreciate a cotton gym towel for his 2nd anniversary

Cotton Gym Towel

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Married to a workout fiend?  Pick up some new, clean gym towels.

 

Table Cloth for Picnics

Plan a romantic picnic with this cotton table cloth for your anniversary

Table Cloth for Picnics

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These waterproof, cotton flecked table clothes are really a way to sell a whole picnic date, with a cotton addition to keep everything traditional.

Table Cloth

Nice tablecloths make great cotton 2nd anniversary gifts for him

Table Cloth

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From a plaid Scottish cloth to a plain white one, pick up a table cloth made of cotton.


Readers Pick 

MINI CORK GLOBE

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Does he have a home office? If you say yes, check out this mini cork globe? Add a pin for every place you have traveled or plan too. 


Quilt of Old T shirts

Quilt of Old Tshirts

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This is a DIY option, and directions are plentiful on the internet.

 

Cotton Coasters

cotton coasters for a 2nd anniversary gift

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Stock up the man cave with cotton coasters.

 

Cotton Flag

Cotton Flag

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Do you have a boat, or a cottage or a dying flag outside?  Perhaps you need a university team pennant?  Many are made out of cotton, pick up a new one.

Canvas Tent/Teepee

Maybe you and your husband can take a camping trip for your 2nd anniversary

Canvas Tent

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Maybe you need a teepee for the back yard?

2nd Anniversary Gift Ideas for Your Husband to Wear

Sweat Pants

Sweat Pants

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Lounge wear, comfy and how I love to spend a day.

New Shirts – T-shirts

Cotton t-shirts are so soft, give one to your husband for your 2nd anniversary   Perfect Cotton Anniversary Gifts for Him | Second Anniversary Gifts for Men | 2nd Anniversary Presents for Men | Gift Ideas for Husband for Anniversary | Traditional Anniversary Gifts

T-Shirts

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There can be no accusations of “this is secretly a gift for you” in the T-shirt front.  Spring for a nice shirt, they are quite delightful and can be very flattering.

New Pants

The second anniversary is a great excuse to buy your husband a nice pair of cotton pants

New Pants

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Is summer weather in your future?  Light cotton pants can be both dapper and temperature-friendly.  There are also cargo pants and heavier work pants.  There’s all sorts of options.

New Shorts

Your husband is going to love getting new shorts for your second anniversary

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Gym shorts, fell-out-of-the-frat shorts, running shorts, short shorts, long shorts.  Lots of shorts.  Lots of cotton choices.

Bath Robe

Bathrobes

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I am sensing a trend here, comfortable, snuggly things are cotton.  Pick up a nice bath robe, or consider turning it into a whole home spa gift idea.

Manderpants

Your husband will appreciate the practical 2nd anniversary gift of cotton underpants

Underwear

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Boxers, briefs, tighty whiteys?  Most are made of cotton! Get your husband some new underthings for your anniversary.

 

Cotton Bow Tie

Bowties make great cotton 2nd anniversary gifts for him

Cotton bow tie

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Hipster husband?  Expand his bow tie collection with some funky new cotton bow ties, for dress up and dress down occasions.

Pocket Square

Pocket squares are a dapper choice to give as a 2nd anniversary gift for him

Pocket square

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Not all pocket squares are made of cotton, sure, but some are, and they are a small, affordable accessory that adds character to the men’s fashion staple, the suit.

Cotton hoodie for a Sports Team (and tickets?!)

Sports Team Hoodie

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Football, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, there are a lot of sports in the world, and for every team, there are fans.  Pick up a hoodie, and consider picking up some tickets to add in to the gift.

Cotton Socks

You can never have too many cotton socks so gift your husband some.

Cotton Socks

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A staple item, new socks feel so, so good on the toesies.  Also, they are nice and affordable.  Plus, you can use them to rehash any disagreements you may have on the laundry front.

Cotton PJs

Pajamas

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If you purchase all of the bedding items on the list, you”ll never want to leave the bedroom ;-)

Scarf

Scarf

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From Burberry and high street fashion, to spunky and individualized, there’s a scarf for nearly everyone, especially if winter is in the cards.

Chambray

Light, breathable fabric perfect for summer anniversaries

Chambray

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Light, breathable and wonderful in the summer!

Designer Jeans

Designer Jeans

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Get some cute jeans for your fellow.

Funny Second Anniversary Gifts for Men

Apron

If your husband likes to cook get him a funny apron for your anniversary

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You may not have a superman in the kitchen, or maybe you do, but there are all sorts of practical and also humorous aprons, made of cotton, which would make a fantastic and affordable second anniversary gift.

Cotton Candy (and a visit to a fair?)

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Cheap, fun and tied to memories!  Also available at grocery stores and corner stores, if you are in a pinch for a last minute idea.

Cottonelle

Cottonelle toilet paper as an anniversary gift

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Expensive TP, with cotton in the name!  You can get a huge stash of it for a pretty low dollar figure.

Cotton Swabs

A pretty useful 2nd anniversary gift idea

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This is the humorous one, that’s also the cheap one.  Add some cotton swabs in to whatever else you’ve got going on for a gift, and you’ve got your cotton bases covered!

Cotton Eyed Joe

Cotton Eyed Joe music is a hilarious 2nd anniversary gift idea

Cotton Eyed Joe

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If you grew up in the 90s, your school dances probably included some Cotton Eyed Joe songs.

Cotton Accessory Anniversary Gifts

 

Handkerchief

Bring back traditional style by giving your husband a handkerchief

Handkerchief

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Eco friendly and cotton, handkerchiefs make a swell gift idea.  You can also get them monogrammed, to make them extra special.

 

Cotton Guitar Strap

A cotton guitar strap for your musician husband

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Cotton Camera Vest

Camera vest anniversary gift for your man

Cotton Camera Vest

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If your spouse loves cameras, there may be some times when having a camera vest would be rather useful.  Pick one up for this anniversary.

 

Reusable Bag

Eco friendly 2nd anniversary gift idea

Reusable Bag

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From grocery bags to produce bags, you have many options that are convenient and good for the environment.

Reusable Sandwich Bags

Cute cotton anniversary gift idea

Reusable Sandwich Bags

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Another awesome, eco-friendly anniversary idea is reusable sandwich bags.  You will get lots of use of them in packed lunches.

Duffel Bag

Canvas Duffle Bag

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There are some gorgeous canvas duffle bags available, including some that are sized perfectly for carry-ons.  Duffle bags can make a fantastic long-lasting gift, and come at a variety of price points.

Buff

Talk about a multi-use gift idea!

Buff

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A buff is a multi-use scarf/hat/headband/sunblocker device, available in a multitude of colours.

Canvas Belt

Your husband probably has belts already but does he have a canvas one?

Canvas Belt

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From plain military green to prep-school, there are many price points and many styles available.

Canteen Carry

Perfect for the hipster husband

Canvas Canteen

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A throw-back, but still easy to purchase.

Toiletry Bag

If your husband travels gift him a toiletry bag for your 2nd anniversary

Toiletry Bag

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There are a huge number of canvas toiletry bag options, including large, small and over the door hangers.

 

Canvas Shoes

Canvas Shoes

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Toms are cute canvas shoes and there are a bunch of great canvas deck shoes out there.

Messenger Bag

He will love a messenger bag for your anniversary

Messenger Bag

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Just like with the duffle bags, there are some stunning canvas messenger bags available.

Wallet

Where else will your husband keep all the money he earns for your?

Wallet

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Leather isn’t for everyone, or perhaps you need to gift your spouse a new wallet, in order to tide him over to the third anniversary, which is leather.

Sweatband

A joke gift or practical purchase depending on what kind of couple you are but it's made of cotton.

Sweatband

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Workout wear that wears out, sweatbands are readily available and generally made of cotton!

 

So there you have it, fifty cotton 2nd anniversary gifts for him!   What else would you add to the list?

Sticking to traditional anniversary gifts is a fun challenge and tradition that my husband and I like to do every year. This list of cotton anniversary gifts for men is perfect inspiration! 2nd year wedding presents | Wedding anniversary gift ideas for him | Cotton gifts | 2nd anniversary | Second #anniversary #giftideas

Sticking to traditional anniversary gifts is a fun challenge and tradition that my husband and I like to do every year. This list of cotton anniversary gifts for men is perfect inspiration! 2nd year wedding presents | Wedding anniversary gift ideas for him | Cotton gifts | 2nd anniversary | Second #anniversary #giftideas

11 thoughts on “Cotton 2nd Anniversary Gifts for Him”

    1. Anne - Unique Gifter

      :-) I'm so glad you like them. There are a lot of great aprons to be found, too!

  1. My husband and I have followed that list every year of our marriage! We're on year 13 and the traditional gift is lace though, that's a hard one for men so I might go with the modern list this year and get him something in a textile :) Good idea to blog through this list!

    1. Anne - Unique Gifter

      Lace! That will definitely be a challenging one! I will have to starting thinking about that one now, long before I get to it, otherwise it's going to be a mighty short list. That's fun that you've been continuing the tradition for twelve years already :-)

      1. You can actually buy something sexy made of out lace so the gift is really you .. on lace!

    2. Why don't you get a new set of lace lingre for him to enjoy.

      1. Anne - Unique Gifter

        Hehehe.
        Most lingerie isn't cotton… plus, the thirteenth anniversary is lace!
        That said, I am sure a lot of fellows would love that.

    3. Emma York

      We're newbies! This is our 2nd wedding anniversary… Can I ask what u got your husband that's cotton? I'm struggling with ideas!

      1. Anne - Unique Gifter

        My spouse got a new comforter, as we each have our own duvet and we'd recently purchased a new one!

  2. It's our second anniversary and I'm going to screen print one of the very first poems he wrote for me on a cotton piece for him to have. I still get poems from him- it's wonderful.

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