Second Anniversary? Time for Cotton Gifts

November 19, 2013

Marking the passage of each year of your marriage with an anniversary celebration is an important way for you and your loved one to press pause on the pressures of day-to-day life and have a little fun together. Traditionally, each anniversary year is represented by a type of gift, usually a material, precious metal or gemstone. If you choose to go the traditional route, you don’t have to wait for your golden anniversary to go luxe with your gift giving. The second anniversary is symbolized by cotton gifts, which can be fun, comfortable and indulgent. Here are some ideas for you and your honey on your “Cotton Anniversary.”

1. Invest in a luxurious set of cotton sheets and bed linens

Making your bed a haven is essential for a good night’s rest and has the added benefit of creating a place for you to snuggle longer. When you’re looking for sheets, don’t just gauge your decision on thread count. Consider whether the material is made from single- or double-ply threads. Double-ply material will generally have a thicker, heavier feeling and last longer. Most importantly, feel several types of cotton before you make a purchase. Breathability, weight and fiber will all play a role in your final decision.

2. Give a plush, cotton robe

When it comes time to venture out of your snug bed or a steaming shower, nothing feels better than curling up in a thick robe. A terry-cloth robe is a traditional bathrobe choice because the fabric is woven to help absorb water. But, they can be just as comfortable for lounging and come in a variety of colors and styles.

3. The kitchen is the heart of the home

There are no lack of quotes indicating that the kitchen, and the food you make in it, are significant when it comes to showing and giving love. Try gifting your loved one with a cotton apron for your second anniversary. If your husband loves to grill, find an apron that will accommodate the many grilling accessories that he’ll be carrying. If your wife loves to spend long days cooking, choose a print that illustrates her passion. Look for something that suits your spouse’s personality and get creative with complementary items to wrap up with the apron.

4. Go organic

If living a green lifestyle is important to you as a couple, choosing an organic anniversary gift is a perfect way to symbolize your commitment to each other and the environment. From sheets and towels to throw pillows, you’ll have a myriad of organic-cotton options from which to choose. In fact, this anniversary gift may be the start of making other lifestyle choices that are healthy and environmentally sound.

What did you get for your second anniversary?

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