A second anniversary is a happy occasion that celebrates the early years of a marriage. As with all wedding anniversaries, the second anniversary has a traditional gift suggestion: cotton. No matter what your budget, you can provide a traditional gift he’ll appreciate that fits with the cotton theme. Whether you end up with something to wear, sit on or visit, finding a cotton-related anniversary gift could be a creative challenge you can enjoy.
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Nothing is more comfortable than a cotton T-shirt, and you can turn a plain cotton shirt into a second anniversary keepsake by personalising it at home or via an online source. Adorn it with a photo of the two of you, iron on the text of a private joke, or order a comical T-shirt through an online source that relates to marriage or one of his personal interests. Be sure to double-check his size before you proceed.
A real treat for the layabout hubby, a cotton-woven hammock makes for a relaxing second anniversary gift. Available in a wide variety of colours and sizes, all you need is a couple of trees or some posts to attach it to for hours of relaxed swinging and cuddling for two. Take the work out of it for your spouse by hanging it yourself before he gets home to surprise him with a chore-free gift he’ll love.
Surprise your man with a tour of some of the nation's most beautiful cotton plantations. A romantic vacation together in the South meets the traditional “cotton” requirement for the gift as well as shows off your creative interpretation. Places such as Destrehan Plantation in Louisiana, which was highlighted in the movie “Interview with a Vampire,” is open for tours. Or, stay at the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, for a romantic weekend in a beautiful, and some say haunted, location.
You can also try to locate a closer option that plays on the “cotton” theme. Check local maps and look for cities or towns with the name “cotton” in them, such as Cotton City, New Mexico, or Cotton, Minnesota.
A trip to the Cotton Club in New York would be an impressive second anniversary gift that can blend your man’s love of music and history. Go on a Monday night and enjoy swing bands and dancing that may set the bar high for your third anniversary gift.
If your man is hard to get off the couch, delight him with a cotton-related movie marathon. Titles such as “The Cotton Club,” fit right in, while other movies with Southern themes may also incorporate the cotton culture enough to be acceptable. Think about picking up “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” which takes place in Savannah, Georgia, as well as “Interview with a Vampire,” “Ghosts of Mississippi,” and “Cold Mountain.”
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