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If you’re a couple who’s about to celebrate your second anniversary, congrats! While there may not be as much fanfare as your first anniversary, it’s still an important milestone. That means it’s time to start shopping for a second anniversary gift. 

A great second anniversary gift is one that comes from your heart. Opt for something that shows how much you value your union and the love you’re growing together. And if you’re shopping for a couple about to celebrate the big #2, something the couple can use together is always a hit. Either way, we’ve got your back with our roundup of some of the best second anniversary gifts we could find. 

What is the traditional second anniversary gift?

Before you start shopping, it helps to know a bit more about which gifts symbolize a second anniversary. The traditional second anniversary gift is cotton, and you know what that means! Lots of cozy cotton anniversary gifts on this list, like soft sheets, warm robes, and comfortable throw blankets. Looking for something more modern? China is the modern second anniversary gift, so you'll also find plenty of items like dish sets, serving pieces, barware, and much more. While these are the most traditional gifts for a second wedding anniversary, you can also opt for a present that's super-meaningful or personal, even if it's not made of cotton or china. 

The Best Second Anniversary Gifts

Here, some of our favorite second anniversary gifts for you to draw the inspiration you need to give them something they’ll absolutely love. This selection of gifts includes both cotton and china items, as well as other unique pieces. From traditional to nontraditional second anniversary gifts, you’re sure to find the perfect present for your special someone. 

canvas weekend bag monogrammed with initials

1. Canvas weekender bag

This cotton blend oversized duffel is the perfect second-year anniversary gift for him. There’s plenty of room for a weekend excursion, but it would make a perfect gym bag as well. Available in two dapper shades and tons of personalization options, this bag is a must-add to your list of two-year anniversary gifts. 

Rose Gold Rebel men’s duffel bag, $39, Etsy

woman wearing pajamas and long white robe

2. Wear anywhere robe

A premium robe like this extra long one from Lunya makes your search for cotton anniversary gifts simple. Five-star reviews say this is hands down the best robe ever, and it’s available in three beautiful shades: white, black and grey. 

Lunya The Robe, $250, Lunya

white monogrammed cotton robe with blue monogram

3. Classic cotton robe

If you know a pair of newlyweds who still like to get matchy from time to time, this super soft cotton waffle-weave robe sure makes a great second wedding anniversary gift. Personalize with a monogram in an array of colors for an individual touch.

JFYBride cotton robe, $43, Etsy

glass decanter with gold top

4. Statement decanter

A perfect second anniversary gift for the whiskey connoisseur, this elegant glass whiskey decanter is topped with a stunning gold ball top for a dramatic piece he’s sure to love.

Crate and Barrel Calder decanter, $40, Crate and Barrel

porcelain serving dish

5. Porcelain serving dish

This beautiful hand-painted serving dish is a great second anniversary gift for the happy couple. A simple yet elegant sprig of leaves adorns the outer edge of the platter for a tasteful look that’s simple to coordinate with their other serving dishes. 

Anthropologie porcelain leaves serving dish, $118, Anthropologie

roman numeral sign

6. Classy roman numerals

Looking for a second anniversary gift with a modern vibe? This elegant framed roman numeral print is just the ticket. Framed in an attractive dark wood, the print displays a couple’s wedding year in Roman numerals. 

Bespoke Effects Roman numeral anniversary print, $20, Etsy

dark green diffuser

7. Essential oil diffuser

The new couple can set the mood with essential oils when you gift them this high-end porcelain diffuser. It’s a nod to the modern second anniversary gift of porcelain, and a gift they’re sure to use over and over.

Vitruvi porcelain essential oil diffuser, $119, Nordstrom

so incredibly blessed throw pillow

8. Pillow talk

So incredibly blessed… how else can you describe those first few wonderful years of marriage. For the couple who’s been married two years, this throw pillow makes a great option for cotton anniversary gifts.

I Dream in Gold Shop decorative throw pillow, $14, Etsy

unhide dark gray faux fur blanket

9. Snuggly and shareable blanket

Need an impressive second anniversary gift? This luxe throw blanket is just the thing. Available in five gorgeously neutral tones, this soft-as-butter blanket is sure to be a huge hit with the happy couple.

UNHIDE The Marshmallow 2.0 faux fur blanket, $195, Nordstrom

lenox westmore 5 piece place setting blue and gold china set

10. Pretty dishes

Porcelain is the modern second anniversary gift, which makes this stunning 5-piece place setting the perfect gift. Grey, blue and cream tones combine for an elegant look they'll love.

Lenox Westmore 5-piece place setting, $85, Amazon

white organic cotton duvet on bed

11. Super-luxe bedding

This luscious organic cotton duvet set definitely belongs on a list of the best cotton anniversary gifts. Available in three attractive colors, the set is stonewashed for maximum softness. 

Crate & Barrel stonewashed organic cotton duvet set, from $140, Crate and Barrel

riedel champagne glasses

12. Sparkly champagne glasses

The couple celebrating their second anniversary probably still has a well-stocked kitchen from their wedding registry. But a beautiful pair of champagne glasses is always a welcome gift. That’s why this lovely pair from Riedel is on our list of the best two-year anniversary gifts. 

Riedel performance champagne glasses, $59, Nordstrom

pink photo album

13. Artfully arranged snaps

A new couple can never have enough photos from their life together. That means this beautiful lay flat photo album would make a great second year anniversary gift. Choose from a variety of sizes, and make it as short or long as you’d like. An array of color options allows you to create an album that looks perfect in their space. 

Artifact Uprising lay flat photo album, from $149, Artifact Uprising

gray kettle

14. Super-chic kettle

Are you in search of a two-year anniversary gift for the couple who has it all? This attractive modern tea kettle combines neutral tones and clean lines that will match with any kitchen decor.

Fellow grey Stagg electric kettle, $169, Crate and Barrel

beige zippered tote bag

15. A go-to handbag

Leather may not be the traditional second anniversary gift, but we think she’ll appreciate this beauty nonetheless. With soft, pebbled leather in ten color options, it boasts a roomy interior with structured sides that won’t flop down when she’s looking for her belongings. 

Cuyana tall structured leather zipper tote, $215, Cuyana

a stack of folder bed sheets in a variety of colors

16. Butter-soft sheets

What better way to give a second year anniversary gift than with a set of organic cotton sheets? This top-rated set from Crate & Barrel is stonewashed for superior softness, and comes in three basic colors. 

Crate and Barrel organic cotton sheet set, from $40, Crate and Barrel

monogrammed black and white mugs

17. Monogrammed mugs

A monogrammed item is a wonderful thing to add to your list of second anniversary gift ideas. And we’re obsessed with this French bistro-inspired mug from Anthropologie. The happy couple can enjoy their morning coffee together with their new favorite mugs. Looking for a larger gift? This pretty line also includes matching coasters, a cheese board and even a cookie tin.

Anthropologie Tiled Margot monogram mug, $12, Anthropologie

poster that reads with you i'm home

18. Sweet sentiment

This adorably kitschy camping print perfectly expresses what the two years married couple likely feels: “With you I’m home.” It’s the perfect sentiment for them to display in their new shared space.

Uncommon Goods print, $18, Uncommon Goods

blue and white geometric design rug

19. Eye-catching area rug

A beautiful new rug to adorn their space is a perfect option if you’re shopping for cotton anniversary gifts for the special couple. As their second anniversary rolls around, they’ll enjoy having a neutral yet eye-catching area rug like this one from Anthropologie. 

Anthropologie Serena hand-tufted rug, from $98, Anthropologie

beige leather toiletry bag

20. Handsome toiletry kit

This sturdy leather toiletry case makes a small but thoughtful second anniversary gift for your husband. The leather interior has enough room for all his weekend essentials, and the zip-around zipper allows for easy access. Choose from three handsome hues.

Cuyana men’s toiletry case, $95, Cuyana

white and gold drop earrings set against a leaf backdrop

21. Gold-dipped earrings

An ode to porcelain, the second anniversary gift that’s modern, these earrings are a perfect option for your wife on your second anniversary. These delicate drop earrings are a beautiful juxtaposition between white and gold, and would transition perfectly from daytime to an elegant evening look. 

Rozenthal Jewelry porcelain drop earrings, $53, Etsy

diy sushi kit

22. DIY sushi

The best two-year anniversary gifts are the ones that allow the couple to do something fun together. That’s why we love this unique sushi making kit. Perhaps they’ll craft their own signature sushi!

Uncommon Goods sushi making kit, $28, Uncommon Goods

macrame wall hanging

23. Cotton wall hanging

A macrame wall hanging is the perfect combination of rustic and modern. And it also happens to be cotton! So if you’re in need of cotton anniversary gifts for a couple celebrating a second anniversary, this ivory macrame piece with an included shelf deserves a spot on your list. 

CRIIY macrame wall hanging with shelf, $50, Etsy

ring dish

24. Colorful ring dish

After two years of marriage, that diamond ring is still one of her most prized possessions. Gift her this pretty, trendy ring dish to keep her bauble safe in style. Choose her favorite color or go with one that was prominently displayed at their wedding. 

Paper Gala personalized ring dish, $16, Etsy

byredo cotton scented candle

25. Apropos candle

It’s true that cotton is the traditional second anniversary gift, but that doesn’t mean you have to give the happy couple actual cotton. Instead, have them unwrap this ultra luxe cotton-scented candle for a gift they’ll know you put a lot of thought into.

Byredo cotton poplin candle, $85, Nordstrom

kitchenaid chrome stand mixer

26. Kitchen workhorse

If they don’t already own one, a professional stand mixer is the second anniversary gift that hits a home run. There’s nothing this handy kitchen gadget can’t do, so they’re sure to enjoy it for many years to come. 

KitchenAid professional 5qt stand mixer, $450, Target

converse sneakers

27. Soft cotton sneakers

A matchy-matchy pair of Converse sneakers is a fun second anniversary gift for the lighthearted couple on your list. They’re cute, functional and of course, they check the box for a cotton anniversary gift. 

Converse unisex Chuck Taylor sneakers, from $45, Amazon

framed posted with first dance song lyrics

28. First dance art

Their first-dance song is beautifully scrawled in a heart shape on this cotton print; a wonderful second anniversary gift for any couple. 

Penny Bee Art framed second wedding anniversary print, $64, Etsy

mates for life framed poster

29. Mates for life

How cute is this clever print that displays animals that mate for life, just like the happy couple will. They’ll be more than happy to display this sweet, whimsical print on their wall. 

Uncommon Goods Mates for Life print, from $30, Uncommon Goods

tom ford tobacco vanille scent

30. A unisex scent

The couple that smells together, stays together, right? That’s the hope when you gift the happy couple this deliciously vanilla-scented perfume from Tom Ford. It’s a perfectly unisex scent, so they can share it each day and smell amazing. 

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille parfum, from $155, Nordstrom