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Cotton Anniversary coming up, help me find an original gift that can be taken abroad

(35 Posts)
NomDePlume Fri 08-Jul-05 20:26:03

please

Dh and I will be celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary whilst we are abroad on our family holiday. The 'theme' for 2 years is apparently cotton, which in theory should be pretty straightforward but I can't think of anything other than monogrammed hankies or undies....

KatyMac Fri 08-Jul-05 20:28:57

Big fluffy towelling robe - might be a bit big to pack tho' (just take the belt)

KatyMac Fri 08-Jul-05 20:28:58

Big fluffy towelling robe - might be a bit big to pack tho' (just take the belt)

morningpaper Fri 08-Jul-05 20:29:34

Extravagant posh cotton shirt - then he can wear it for a meal out!

NomDePlume Fri 08-Jul-05 20:34:00

Bearing in mind that I am also a penniless SAHM

NotQuiteCockney Fri 08-Jul-05 20:34:54

Buy a really nice white tshirt, find out how to get kids to paint on it, and have the colours stay?

NomDePlume Fri 08-Jul-05 20:36:28

that's an idea... Although I'd like it to be from me really, the t-shirt idea is a great Fathers Day idea though

fairyfly Fri 08-Jul-05 20:42:54

just looked it up on the tinternet, here is what the put

# New bed linen
# Boxers or other attractive underwear for him
# Sexy cotton lingerie for you that both of you would enjoy
# Quality cotton towels
# Matching dressing gowns
# Hammock
# Personalised T-shirt

NomDePlume Fri 08-Jul-05 20:43:15

ROFL @ 'hammock'

NomDePlume Fri 08-Jul-05 20:43:53

he would divorce me if I bought us his &hers matching anything. Quite rightly so....

franke Fri 08-Jul-05 20:44:49

Buy a piece of handmade paper made from cotton (traditionally that's what it's made of) and paint a picture on it.

Libb Fri 08-Jul-05 20:44:52

My friend gave me a candle from The Linen Company - the smartarse.

fairyfly Fri 08-Jul-05 20:50:10

well if your a skint sahm how about this

NomDePlume Fri 08-Jul-05 20:50:35

excellent idea, FF

mandyc66 Fri 08-Jul-05 20:50:37

my second is next week I also asked for advice!!!
I have got him a linen scented candle some cottonsoft bath stuff soxs hankies and boxers! Might get a nice tablecloth and cook him a meal although he is always at work so it might be out 10th before he can share it with me!!!

NomDePlume Fri 08-Jul-05 20:51:18

Sorry, mandy, I confess to not checking the archives

fairyfly Fri 08-Jul-05 20:52:08

does he like bike riding?

milward Fri 08-Jul-05 20:52:30

If it's a warm destination how about some cotton sun hats?

mandyc66 Fri 08-Jul-05 20:55:28

just hoping he is putting as much thought in to it for you!!!

NomDePlume Fri 08-Jul-05 20:56:55

i doubt he'll even remember. He'll remember the date, but doubt he'll bring a card or anything with him...

NomDePlume Fri 08-Jul-05 20:57:13

ff - no to the bike thing

fishfinger Fri 08-Jul-05 21:00:11

oh god get him what you want HWo says it has to be cotton

NomDePlume Fri 08-Jul-05 21:04:11

I do. I want to get him something cotton.

fishfinger Fri 08-Jul-05 21:04:28

ndpo
you are lovely but mad

mandyc66 Fri 08-Jul-05 21:07:00

its traditional!!! And thats nice.
I might buy him some nice cotton lingerie!!! Well of course I will have to wear it...but wahts wrong with that?!

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