Second Anniversary: Unique “Cotton” Themed Gifts

Tomorrow is our second anniversary. (Woot!)

Last year I posted about our Weekend Trip to Cape Cod. I’m not sure what we’re doing yet this year (it’s his turn to plan!) but there will certainly be celebrating!

Anniversary gifts are a funny thing. We don’t usually do large gifts, but I do like to follow the “traditional gift themes”. It makes it more interesting! Last year was “paper”, and together we bought several pieces of art for the kitchen.

This year is cotton.

The suggested gift ideas are things like “towels”, “fancy bedsheets” or “robes”. Now, those are all great things, but I think the grand listmaker seems to have forgotten that only two years ago we were blessed with many, many such items at our wedding and certainly are in no need of more.

Therefore, my mission today is to come up with few non-traditional cotton-themed gift ideas!


Like the Pawleys Island Presidential Rope Hammock from Hammock Company.  Everyone needs a cozy hammock to snooze the afternoon away in. We have one just like this in our basement waiting to be hung in a tree.


How about a cute Boat & Tote Bag from L.L.Bean? I’d love to have one with my monogram on it. Use it at the market, the library the gym or the beach! The possibilities (as are the design combinations) are endless!

I have always wanted to learn how to use a Letterpress, but since cotton, and not iron, is the theme, consider a letterpress poster on cotton paper.

Like this beauty from by Ursula K Le Guin.


Or if you are looking for some floor decor, I love these fun accent cotton rugs! The colors and prints are so cute!


Coincidentally, we bought couches this week! (Love that tax-free holiday!) Technically they aren’t made of cotton, but that’s pretty darn close. If you’re looking for a piece of cotton themed upholstered furniture look for something smaller like a reading chair or ottoman.


If none of those ideas are up your alley, pair a box of coffee filters (yep, cotton!) with your favorite beans. Heck, I’d even settle for some dollar bills (also cotton!) and go on a mini shopping spree.

I’d also settle for that bathrobe as long as it came with a promise of a renovated bathroom! : )

Happy Anniversary to my Handyman! (Brought to you my James Taylor – who we saw in concert last month and was AWESOME!!!)





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