This September Brandon and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary! We wanted to make this year fun so we scheduled a ‘kick off to fall’ trip. We started in Pennsylvania to visit my extended family. My parents are high school sweethearts and grew up in south-eastern PA, the military moved them and while we have lived in Virginia for 29 years, Downingtown, Pennsylvania was what they always called “home”. My grandmother, and most of my aunts, uncles and cousins all live close-by the same little town. We spent our time there visiting the apple orchard for their famous apple-cider donuts, shopping around town, grabbing lunch with my sweet grandmother and dinner with my uncles and cousins at the local brewery. It was the perfect visit! We then made our way to Dover, Delaware to go to Dover Downs Casino. My husband is a big fan of blackjack and they had a nice little spa for me so it seemed like a great little overnight spot. We gambled and enjoyed anniversary massages, Brandon gambled some more and I treated myself to a mani-pedi, marriage is all about compromise, right?!
I never thought we would really make a big ta-do about anniversaries, but I have to admit it was so nice to celebrate with a little get-away from the normal day-to-day routine. And to finish out the trip I surprised Brandon with my anniversary present. I wanted to stay traditional and year two is cotton.
The cotton anniversary gift was a hard one for me. I wanted something special that he would keep for years and actually use. So while I searched to find the perfect gift for my husband, I thought I would share the ideas I found along the way if you are stuck on traditional gifts for second anniversaries as well!
one| Wifey & Hubby tees: just too cute and would be a fun gift (I am guessing more for the wife… but still so cute!)
two| Dressy Attire: a perfect couple gift, husband and wife pick out the dressy outfit for the other to wear on a fancy anniversary dinner date
three| Monogrammed Bed Linens: a couples gift to brighten up your bedroom
four| Tie: a gift for your husband to wear to on a nice date or to the office
five| Hammock: this is the gift I picked for Brandon, I look forward to spending lazy afternoons with my favorite guy in our yard cuddled in this hammock
six| Beach Towels: pair these with a beach trip getaway for a sweet surprise
seven| Robe: a special gift for your wife
eight| Monogrammed Towels: a gift more on the practical side but a nice addition to the master bathroom
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