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June 14, 2012 5:06 PM   Subscribe

Cool wedding anniversary gift - Cotton Anniversary

My wife and I are celebrating our second wedding anniversary next month, and since that is the cotton anniversary, I was wondering if people could help me come up with something cool (other than a T-shirt) to get her in its honor.

posted by to sir with millipedes to Human Relations (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
New super fancy sheets? Seriously that would make my day.
posted by bq at 5:08 PM on June 14, 2012 [9 favorites]

Beautiful, high quality 100% cotton bed linen. A well rated set on overstock.com should do the job for under $150.
posted by Kerasia at 5:09 PM on June 14, 2012

I have a fantastic set of summery, embroidered cotton curtains from my grandmother. Would something like that find a place in your home?
posted by rosa at 5:09 PM on June 14, 2012

An awesome, summery sun dress.
posted by goggie at 5:13 PM on June 14, 2012

I went with Restoration Hardware towels - we love them! Other high quality towels or linens that you may not usually purchase are great! And cotton!
posted by cestmoi15 at 5:26 PM on June 14, 2012

Yes, the most baller sheets or towels you can find. OR a long, floor-length white terry cloth robe. *swoon*
posted by two lights above the sea at 5:39 PM on June 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

If the two of you are the type of couple that has nice dinners, like for holidays or just because, maybe a really nice embroidered tablecloth? They end up being heirloom items.
posted by Mizu at 6:06 PM on June 14, 2012

A cotton picnic blanket, presented in full-on functional form, on the grass somewhere beautiful, with dinner laid out and ready to enjoy!
posted by pink candy floss at 6:07 PM on June 14, 2012 [5 favorites]

Hademade/letterpress cotton stationery. Something like this? Maybe take the top sheet and write a letter to your wife detailing how wonderful the past two years with her has been.
posted by weeyin at 7:28 PM on June 14, 2012

*handmade, that is.
posted by weeyin at 7:28 PM on June 14, 2012

I love the idea of luxurious cotton sheets. You can enjoy them together!

My husband got me a box of q-tips for ours. (We are saving up for a house, so we agreed no fancy gifts.) It was super cute. And I use them!
posted by elizeh at 7:34 PM on June 14, 2012

In addition, a bouquet made of unprocessed cotton. I LOVE unprocessed cotton.
posted by functionequalsform at 8:13 PM on June 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

Don't be afraid to acquire a handmade quilt. Not only are they nice to snuggle up in, but they are also make for a great teller of stories.
posted by vozworth at 9:07 PM on June 14, 2012

Start a handmade quilt!

Make a square for each year you're married or big event (kids, moving, etc) that occurs, and it will be the ultimate history of your relationship together.
posted by Cattaby at 10:07 PM on June 14, 2012

One of my friends cross-stitched one of our wedding photos for our cotton anniversary (there's a website that converts photos into cross-stitch patterns). It was truly amazing. I later did an oil painting of one of her wedding photos for her cotton anniversary (I know canvas isn't quite cotton, but it was the best I could do!). Would either of those work for you? Maybe something a bit simpler if you did go for the cross-stitch thing - my friend's an expert and it still took her six months...

Alternatively, you could think laterally - my parents got us a beautiful cotton lavender plant (and it's still alive three years later!).
posted by raspberry-ripple at 2:27 PM on June 15, 2012

We got two sets of truly awesome sheets for our second anniversary. We just celebrated our ninth anniversary recently, and one of the sets finally wore through and needed to be trashed. We did in fact get them on Overstock, and they were one of the best gifts we could have given ourselves -- that kind of luxury, in our marital bed, the place where we laughed and we cried and we were scared and we conceived our children and cuddled them as babies and tickled them as they grew up and did the crossword on Sunday morning and did all the other things that happy married couples do. Every one of those things, every one of those days, on beautiful wonderful sheets.

Get the sheets, is what I'm saying.
posted by KathrynT at 9:42 PM on June 17, 2012 [1 favorite]

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