Mine and my husband's second wedding anniversary is in a few days and to celebrate, we're heading up north for a long weekend of rest, relaxation and food (always food). Since we're springing for the trip, we're not buying one another any gifts -- at least I'm not buying my husband anything; if he gets something for me, I'm going to feel like a major jerk -- but I thought it might be fun to pick out some traditional second wedding anniversary gifts.
Unfortunately fun isn't really on the agenda, as the traditional second wedding anniversary gift is ... cotton. I know, why couldn't it be diamonds, right? In all seriousness, cotton as a second wedding anniversary present perplexes me. Two years isn't nearly enough time to burn through all the towels and sheets we received from our wedding registry, so what am I supposed to buy my husband? A t-shirt? Socks? A jumbo pack of sterile cotton balls? I honestly do not know.
Luckily we have something to look forward to next year; the traditional third wedding anniversary present is leather and I can think of plenty of leather items I'd like: handbags, boots, many leather-bound books, a saddle, chaps, oh wait, now this is getting out of hand.
What about you? How do you celebrate significant anniversaries with your loved one? Does anyone really stick to the "traditional" gift-buying guidelines? And since I'm asking so many questions already, what is the best gift you've given/received?