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4th wedding anniversary gifts

Still wondering what to give your spouse in your fourth year together? For your fourth anniversary, say it with flowers.


The fourth wedding anniversary is said to be the year of linen, silk, fruit and flowers, and couples often give each other gifts within those themes. The gemstone for the fourth anniversary is traditionally a blue topaz and the flower is a geranium or hydrangea. Although you might give silks traditionally, the modern practice is to give one another electrical appliances. Whatever you choose to do for your fourth wedding anniversary, give yourself a pat on the back for managing to cohabitate with your better half for almost half a decade.

4th wedding anniversary gift ideas

Gift ideas for her

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'Idiom - Heart Of Gold' Bangle by Kate Spade


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S'well Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle


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Love heart necklace made with Swarovski crystals


Gift ideas for him

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Frieling USA Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker


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Tips for anniversary gift giving

  • The traditional flower for the fourth wedding anniversary is either the hydrangea or the geranium, though it’s best to choose flowers that are in season as they will be cheaper and generally more fragrant. You can also buy potted flowers or a small tree for your home or garden, and watch your plants put down roots and grow as your relationship does.
  • Appliances are a pretty fail-safe gift on any occasion. Kitchen appliances, especially, are always useful and cooking together is a great way to share creativity and spend time together. For your anniversary, you could make a night of it, and try out a new recipe together using your gift.
  • Get creative, mix traditional with modern themes, while giving something personal and useful at the same time. The fourth anniversary is flower themed, so why not consider a picnic in a botanical garden or a trip to the nursery to choose a young tree that will grow in your yard for years to come?

Are gifts expected at an anniversary party?

Unless there is a ‘no gift’ requirement with the invitation, it’s likely you’re expected to bring a gift. If the couple does ask not to receive gifts and you show up with one, you will potentially embarrass the host and other guests. If you’re hosting the party, simply be clear to the invitees on whether gifts are necessary.

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Gift ideas for a fourth wedding anniversary

Besides being the traditional gift for a fourth wedding anniversary, flowers are a beautiful and romantic way to say “I love you.” Thinking about flowers or a floral-themed gift for this anniversary is definitely a good idea. Flowers represent the blossoming of a relationship in its early years and are a great symbolic gift. When picking the right flowers, it’s best to choose those that are in season since they will be cheaper and usually more fragrant. You can also buy potted flowers or a small tree for your home or garden to represent your growing relationship and its roots.

The traditional flower for the fourth wedding anniversary is the hydrangea or the geranium. Again, though, think outside of the box. Feel free to choose flowers that your partner loves, that are in season, or that will look beautiful in your home.

Appliances are a great gift for any occasion. Kitchen appliances, especially, are always useful and cooking together is a great way to share creativity and spend time together.

You could also surprise your spouse on the morning of the anniversary day. Picture this: your spouse slowly awakes to the scent of freshly ground and brewed coffee wafting through the bedroom door. They go to the kitchen and find a new coffee machine gurgling, creating the perfect morning espresso. You’ve prepared waffles with the new waffle maker, and just when they think things can’t be any more perfect, they hear the doorbell. Right on time, the flowers have arrived. Before they know it, they are holding a giant bouquet of colorful fragrant flowers.

Linen gift ideas

If you want to buy something particularly traditional, linen has historically been the gift given for the fourth anniversary. Here are some linen gift ideas that are anything but boring:

Top retailers for fourth wedding anniversary gifts

Many shoppers take comfort in being able to shop online for their fourth wedding anniversary gifts. If you are busy with work, family and commitments, it can seem almost impossible to fit anniversary gift shopping into your hectic schedule.

Department stores like Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue generally offer great deals on shipping, or even ship for free.

If you have decided to get flowers or a plant for your fourth wedding anniversary gift, online shopping is still an option. Online flower retailers 1-800 Flowers, Telefora, Just Flowers, and ProFlowers have huge ranges of all kinds of flower themed gifts.

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