The Best 2nd Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him, Her and Them

Celebrate a couple—years, that is! Need a second anniversary gift, but don’t know where to begin? Shop our list of two-year anniversary gift ideas from cotton to china and lots in between.
by The Knot
  1. Second anniversary gifts

    When it comes to wedding anniversaries, the first anniversary always grabs the most attention. But do you know what's better than being married for one year? Staying hitched for two! When the time arrives for you to celebrate the vows you made just a couple years ago, don't let your second anniversary gift fall flat. We've pulled together some of the best two-year anniversary gift ideas, whether it's a second anniversary gift for your spouse or something you're gifting to the still-newlyweds.

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    What is the second anniversary gift?

    While any present that comes from the heart qualifies as the perfect two-year anniversary gift, if you want to pick something that follows custom, the traditional second anniversary gift is cotton, with the more modern take being china or porcelain. But there's no reason you can't break the mold, which is why we'll start by offering plenty of other unique second wedding anniversary gift ideas.

    Two-Year Anniversary Gifts for Him

    If a cotton or china two-year anniversary gift just wouldn't be his thing, ditch the traditions and choose a more appropriate present for your husband. Here are our favorite second year anniversary gifts for him. (Or really, any spouse who would appreciate them.)

  2. Bar shaker and strainer second anniversary gift for him

    Shake things up with this classic bar set. Made of fine stainless steel, the second anniversary gift pours a great drink and looks nice as a decoration piece as well.

    Lenox Tuscany Classics stainless-steel shaker set, $27, Amazon.com

  3. Hot sauce kit second anniversary gift for him

    For the man who likes his food as hot and spicy as his marriage, you can't go wrong with a DIY hot sauce kit as a second anniversary gift. This one features a variety of spice packs, recipes, bottles and labels to whip up small-batch condiments to turn up the heat on his favorite eats.

    UncommonGoods Make Your Own Hot Sauce kit, $35, UncommonGoods.com

  4. Personalized money clip second anniversary gift for him

    Match this rustic-cool money clip to your equally dapper groom. Each time he uses this personalized piece, he'll be reminded of how much his love is worth to you.

    2 Sisters Handcrafted custom initial money clip, $38, Etsy.com

  5. Lawn chair second anniversary gift for him

    Whether he likes to relax in the great outdoors or needs a seat at the beach, sporting events or music fests, this lightweight yet durable lounge sofa is one of the comfiest second year anniversary gifts for him. Easy to inflate, deflate and store, it'll be his go-to sitting spot when he's not snuggled next to you on the couch.

    Lamzac The Original, from $33, Amazon.com

  6. Bluetooth turntable second anniversary gift for him

    Is your husband a hipster? Make your two-year anniversary gift one filled with sweet music. This suitcase-style turntable plays all of his vintage vinyl, and can even turn the music into digital files for when he's on the go.

    Crosley CR6019D-BR Executive portable USB turntable with bluetooth, $77, Amazon.com 

    Two-Year Anniversary Gifts for Her

    Break with tradition for the second anniversary gift and choose something that's a little more personal to the bride. Need some second anniversary gift ideas for her? Here's our list that's sure to please the lady in your life.

  7. World map necklace second anniversary gift for her

    Prove that she still means the world to you with a bib necklace of hexagonal baubles featuring a beautiful vintage-inspired map. It's suspended on a gold-tone chain, so she can wear this stunning second anniversary gift close to her heart.

    ModCloth No Place Like Roam necklace, $29, ModCloth.com

  8. Jewelry travel case second anniversary gifts for her

    If two years together has been filled with adventure, a monogrammed travel jewelry case is just what she needs to protect her wedding ring and other bling on the road. Pair it up with a new piece of jewelry inside, and you have the perfect second anniversary gift to give.

    The Knot Shop personalized faux leather travel jewelry organizer, $25, TheKnotShop.com

  9. Tequila flavored candy gummies second anniversary gifts

    Bond over your first date—and satisfy her sweet tooth—with upscale candy that tastes similar to  the drinks you had together. These gummies are infused with Casamigos (AKA George Clooney's popular brand) tequila, making them excellent two-year anniversary gifts for her and her adult palate.

    Sugarfina 3-Piece You Had Me at Tequila candy bento box, $28, Nordstrom.com

  10. Chocolate truffle bath bombs second anniversary gift for her

    Transform the traditional box of chocolates into a spa experience for your second anniversary gift. What appears to be a box of indulgent truffles is really a treat that makes her bathtub a retreat thanks to cocoa butter and aromatic essential oils.

    UncommonGoods cocoa butter truffles bathtub soaks, $32, UncommonGoods.com

  11. Silver necklace second anniversary gift for her

    Diamonds aren't just for her finger. As you grow your family tree together, present her with a branch of diamonds to hang around her neck. This nature-inspired bar necklace is made of silver and blooms with three shimmering marquise diamonds.

    Brilliant Earth Willow diamond pendant, $250, BrilliantEarth.com 

    Second Anniversary Gift Ideas for Them

    Not sure what to get your favorite newlyweds for a second anniversary gift? Here's a list of two-year anniversary gift ideas for them ranging from funny to fancy, and lots in between.

  12. Personalized board game second anniversary gift

    The dating game may be over for these two newlyweds, but that doesn't mean the fun has to end. Personalize this Connect Four-style game with the couple's names, so they can challenge each other to some lighthearted competition.

    Kasey and Justin Pearson Personalized Hearts four-across game, $75, UncommonGoods.com

  13. Bow tie and eye glasses bar set second anniversary gifts

    Help the entertaining duo be the talk of the party with a whimsical wine accessories set that's always good for a laugh. Pair up the eyeglass stopper and bowtie corkscrew with a nice bottle of vino for a well-rounded two-year anniversary gift.

    Kate Spade New York Two of a Kind eye glasses wine bottle stopper and bow tie corkscrew set, $55, Amazon.com

  14. Custom terrarium second anniversary gift

    It may be a great big world out there, but when it comes to the couple's love, it's as small as can be. This apothecary jar terrarium, which contains figurines resembling the spouses, is the perfect second anniversary gift for a green-thumbed pair.

    Michelle Inciarrano & Katy Maslow Grow Old with You terrarium, $125, UncommonGoods.com

  15. Couple cook books second anniversary gifts

    While their marriage is just heating up, get the couple cooking in the kitchen together with a boxed set of cookbooks. This second anniversary gift is great for weeknight meals together and for opening up their home to family and friends.

    Williams Sonoma Newlywed boxed set, $80, Williams-Sonoma.com

  16. Picnic basket backpack second anniversary gift

    Instead of another dinner and movie date, help the outdoorsy couple pack up for a day with Mother Nature. This easy-to-carry picnic backpack comes equipped with plates, napkins, wine glasses, utensils, a cheese board and more. Add a bottle of wine (corkscrew included!) and a romantic adventure awaits.

    Picnic at Ascot Deluxe 2-person picnic backpack, $100, ThePicnicWorld.com 

    Cotton Anniversary Gifts

    In their second year of marriage, the couple is likely as comfortable with one another now as they are wearing a well-loved T-shirt. That's why it should come as no surprise that cotton is the traditional second anniversary gift. Still, it can require some creativity to transform something cozy and laid-back into a two-year anniversary gift that's romantic and special. Before you abandon tradition, consider the following creative cotton anniversary gifts.

    Cotton Anniversary Gifts for Him

    Think you'll never find a great cotton gift for your man? Think again! We've rounded up several comfortable, fun and creative cotton anniversary gifts that he's sure to love. Don't miss our list of cotton anniversary gifts for him.

  17. Monogram ties cotton anniversary gifts for him

    Especially right for the man who's seeking effortless style, these cotton ties personalized with a hidden monogram are the definition of casual chic. Choose a playful gingham check pattern or keep it neutral in a solid color to remind him of the day you both got dressed up to say "I do."

    Mark and Graham Men's cotton tie, $45 with monogram, MarkandGraham.com

  18. Funny grill apron cotton anniversary gifts for him

    For the grill master in your life, let him know you think he's hot stuff when he's flipping burgers. This hilarious apron says exactly what you're thinking.

    BBQ Bud men's fun grilling apron, $14, Amazon.com

  19. Custom socks cotton anniversary gifts for him

    Cold feet may be a thing of the past, but with personalized cotton socks commemorating your wedding date, he's sure never to forget your anniversary.

    Crafty Momma Company anniversary socks, $29, Etsy.com

  20. Comfy slippers cotton anniversary gifts for him

    For a two-year anniversary gift that reminds him you're still his "sole" mate, pair him up with these cozy cotton slippers lightweight enough to wear even in the summer.

    Acorn Moc summerweight slippers, $45, Zappos.com 

    Cotton Anniversary Gifts for Her

    If you're sticking to old-school tradition for your two-year anniversary gift, cotton is definitely the way to go. Here are a few of our favorite cotton anniversary gifts for her.

  21. Personalized robe cotton anniversary gift for her

    This oh-so lightweight robe is made just for lounging around the house. Pick her favorite color, personalize it with embroidery, and she's all set to slumber in style.

    The Knot Shop women's personalized embroidered waffle spa robe, $40, TheKnotShop.com

  22. Cotton scented candle second anniversary gift for her

    No one said the traditional second-year anniversary gift has to be made of cotton. For something more scent-ual, treat her to a candle that smells like the stuff made by a trendy brand.

    Byredo Cotton Poplin candle, $85, Nordstrom.com

  23. Woven bracelets cotton anniversary gifts for her

    If your bride is boho (or just loves a good cause) give her a gift that keeps on giving: a monthly bracelet subscription from this stylish, charitable brand that supports local artisans worldwide.

    Pura Vida monthly club, $15 per month, PuraVidaBracelets.com

  24. Cotton personalized jewelry tray second anniversary gift

    Get this beautiful cotton tray embroidered with your wedding vows, lyrics from one of your wedding songs or another quote or phrase that'll mean a lot to her. It'll put a smile on her face whenever she goes to grab the jewelry or knick-knacks she stores on it.

    Paper Anniversary Love personalized cotton tray, from $69, Etsy.com 

    Cotton Anniversary Gifts for Them

    When shopping for second anniversary gift ideas for them, cotton offers lots of fun options to celebrate the newlyweds and let them know they're loved.

  25. Colorful throw blanket cotton anniversary gift

    Wrap them up in stylish comfort in a cotton throw that works as well in the family room as it does in the car when needed for picnics, outdoor concerts or at the beach.

    World Market pink multicolor stitch fringe throw blanket, $35, WorldMarket.com

  26. Beer flavored cotton candy second anniversary gift

    No one said cotton has to mean the textile. For the lighthearted couple, go for a mixed set of "cotton" candy in unique flavors (like beer).

    Chocolate Storybook beer cotton candy, $5, ChocolateStory.com

  27. Cotton candy maker second anniversary gift

    Along the same lines, for the duo who can't get enough of the sweet stuff, bring the carnival fun right to their home with a nostalgia-inspired cotton candy maker.

    Nostalgia retro cotton candy maker, $35, Amazon.com

  28. Waves art print on cotton second anniversary gift

    Art isn't always the easiest gift to buy for a couple, but if you know their taste, this water-inspired image printed on archival paper may be just what's needed to adorn their walls. The high-quality paper made from cotton pressed in Italian mills adds a chic touch.

    Kym Fulmer Crashing Waves art print, from $29, UrbanOutfitters.com 

    China Anniversary Gifts

    When you think china for a second anniversary gift, images of Grandma's place settings might be all that come to mind. While fine china is a lovely two-year anniversary gift, there are also lots of modern porcelain options that don't have to feel so formal and fancy. Shop pretty and practical china anniversary gifts below.

  29. Book about chinese art second anniversary gift

    Be playful with "china" and give a gift inspired by the country. Filled with beautiful photography capturing Chinese influences on art, this coffee table book (which once accompanied a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit) is one the couple and their guests will love to flip through.

    China: Through the Looking Glass by Andrew Bolton, $50, Amazon.com

  30. Funny serving trays china anniversary gift

    Looking for a modern twist on china patterns? This porcelain serveware, printed with thematic words, is ideal for playful hosts.

    The Cellar Sentiments divided server set, $67, Macys.com

  31. Porcelain candle vase china anniversary gift

    Love is written in the stars with these porcelain hurricanes perforated in a delicate design of the night sky. Include a couple of flameless candles, and the couple can sleep under the stars without ever leaving their bed.

    West Elm Pierced Porcelain vases, from $9, WestElm.com

  32. Necklace made from broken floral china second anniversary gift

    This shop sells the most stunning accessories (from rings to cufflinks) made from broken china. If you're shopping for someone with vintage style, you're bound to find the perfect second anniversary gift in its collection.

    Dinner Wear Jewelry Old Country Roses necklace, from $58, Etsy.com

  33. Modern blue porcelain planter second anniversary gift

    Say hello to the happy couple's next home statement piece: a contemporary porcelain planter perfect for holding cacti, succulents or another bloom of their choice.

    Umma Ceramics modern porcelain plant pot, $18, Etsy.com 


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