Posted by Catherine Tough

Textile terminology is woven into our everyday language and sayings, I thought it was interesting how cotton and wool are used to represent 2nd and 7th wedding anniversaries.

Cotton is made from many threads and symbolises the longer you are married the more your life is intertwined.  As a second-year anniversary gift you could go all matchy with his and hers Flamingo socks.

2nd anniversary gifts

Wool and copper might seem like an odd combination to celebrate seven years of marriage but they are chosen for their ability to conduct heat. After seven years together your marriage should be seen as warm and comforting so choose gifts based on wool or copper to recognise this.

Here are our top seven woolly gifts

7 years anniversary