The Best Gifts for a 2nd Wedding Anniversary 2020

Why Cotton for the Second Anniversary?

Cotton is the material which symbolises the second wedding anniversary, a celebration which is often overlooked, following the excitement of the first year. Cotton is a strong and flexible material, and can be seen to represent a couple beginning to “twine” together, the marriage itself becoming stronger after two years.

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Leather Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Three Years of Marriage

With the symbol for a third wedding anniversary being the material leather, you may be struggling for ideas, either for a couple about to celebrate or for something for your husband or wife. You may be surprised to learn just how many options there are, many of which can be personalised for an extra touch of thoughtfulness. Why not consider key rings, bound books, decorative ornaments, bags, bracelets or camera straps. You can even buy leather cards these days, or you could splash out on luggage or furniture. Here, I have suggested some of the best gift ideas for a leather anniversary, to suit all budgets and tastes.

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Wool Wedding Anniversary Gifts for a Special Couple

Wool Wedding Anniversary Gifts for a Special Couple

The approach of a full seven years of marriage can seem somewhat daunting, and in my conclusion to this article, you can find out why! Assuming, however, that all is well, and you are looking for wool wedding anniversary gifts for a special couple, then I have some ideas and suggestions for you. If you are not thrilled at the thought of giving a woollen gift, which can be seen as a little dull, then you have the option of flower and gemstone symbols for further inspiration. If you are looking for something unusual and undoubtedly memorable, then the afternoon tea experience as detailed below may well appeal.

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How to Celebrate a Wedding Anniversary

The third anniversary is symbolised by the stunning moonstone, which is found easily as a jewellery item, may be somewhat difficult to source as a more unusual gift. It belongs to the family of feldspars and can be found in a variety of colours including blue, green and yellow. The soft glowing sheen of the moonstone is actually called adularescence, with the rainbow variety being the most sought after.

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Sunflower Gift Ideas for a Third Anniversary

Sunflower Gift Ideas for a Third Anniversary

The sunflower is a favourite theme for decorating many items, making it easy to choose something appropriate and suitable, no matter what your budget or taste. The first thing that springs to my mind when thinking of sunflowers is the series of paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. Unfortunately, he is better known for severing his own ear and his psychotic episodes, culminating in his suicide at the age of 37. After that happy story, here are my favourite sunflower gift ideas for a third anniversary!

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Garnet Stone Gift for Second Wedding Anniversary

Garnet Stone Gifts for a Second Wedding Anniversary

The much celebrated second wedding anniversary is associated with the beautiful gemstone, the garnet. Ancient Romans were particularly fond of garnets. While the word garnet comes from an old English word which means dark red, it can also be found in other colours, with blue being the rarest and most valuable. The clear examples are the ones used for jewellery, ornaments and healing crystals, while the other opaque garnets are used in industry as an abrasive. The stones are mined primarily in northwestern India, but synthetic versions can also be created in laboratories. Garnet symbolises energy, health and passion, perfect for anniversaries!

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What is the Traditional First Anniversary Gift?

Are you searching for the perfect gift for a happy couple? Or something to help commemorate the event with your other half? I have some suggestions for all tastes and budgets. The symbol of the first wedding anniversary is paper. Although there are some interesting ideas on this theme, it may not be for everyone. It is also represented by its own flower, the carnation and a gemstone, mother of pearl. These options are covered elsewhere on my website, but here I am concentrating on the best first-anniversary gifts in 2020.

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Hydrangea Themed Ideas for a Wedding Anniversary

Hydrangea Themed Gifts for a Wedding Anniversary
Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

When searching for gifts with a flower theme relating to one particularly anniversary, the choice can sometimes be overwhelming. With regard to the fourth wedding anniversary, the symbolic flower is the hydrangea. This theme is available on lots of homeware items. Its colour ranges from pale blue to pink and is due to the level of acidity in the soil.

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A Review of Lily of the Valley Gifts

A Review of Lily of the Valley Gifts

One of the prettiest of flowers, lily of the valley symbolises the second wedding anniversary. It is a decorative feature on a variety of gifts. It is ideal for those who do not wish to purchase something made of cotton. Its sweet scent fragrances the woodlands of Asia and Europe during May and June. Lily of the valley represents abundance, innocence and purity. Although usually white, it is possible to find a pink variety.

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