4th wedding anniversary gifts | May 2021

Reached your fourth happy year together but still not sure exactly what to get as a gift? 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 this is a great place to start when looking for inspiration.

But these days, traditions are considered more as guidelines than steadfast rules. So although it’s a good place to start, don’t feel restricted by what tradition dictates you should be buying your significant other.

Below you’ll find our top picks for fourth anniversary presents. Some are sticking to tradition, some are a modern twist and some of them are just fun! So happy shopping and happy anniversary!

4th wedding anniversary flower gift ideas

Gift ideas for her

Infinity of Love Bracelet & Engravable Heart Jewellery Box
Infinity of Love Bracelet & Engravable Heart Jewellery Box

John Greed Jewellery

9ct White Gold 1.25ct Blue Topaz Pendant
9ct White Gold 1.25ct Blue Topaz Pendant

Goldsmiths

Black Mono Tiger Stripe Soft Woven Scarf
Black Mono Tiger Stripe Soft Woven Scarf

PrettyLittleThing

Gift ideas for him

HUGO by Hugo Boss Diamond Dobby Silk Tie
HUGO by Hugo Boss Diamond Dobby Silk Tie

John Lewis & Partners

Gift ideas for the home

BREVILLE Curve VKT118 Jug Kettle - Grey & Rose Gold
BREVILLE Curve VKT118 Jug Kettle - Grey & Rose Gold

Currys PC World

Personalised Butterflies and Flowers Vase
Personalised Butterflies and Flowers Vase

Prezzybox

Tips for anniversary gift giving

  • The traditional flower for the fourth wedding anniversary is either the hydrangea or the geranium. Depending on the season though, it can be best to choose flowers that are in season as they will be cheaper and generally more fragrant.
  • Appliances are actually a great gift because they’re also practical. Continue to grow and build your home together and fondly remember your anniversary each time you use the gift!
  • Get creative, mix traditional gifts with modern themes and try to give something personal and useful at the same time. The fourth anniversary is flower and fruit themed, so why not consider a picnic in a botanical garden or a buy a fruit tree that you can watch grow?
Are gifts expected at an anniversary party?
Unless there is a ‘no gift’ policy stipulated on the invitation, it’s likely you’re expected to bring a gift. Depending on how well you know the couple and the importance of the anniversary (eg, a golden or diamond celebration) you may only need to bring a small gift, such as a giftcard to the couple’s favourite shop. If you’re hosting the party, remember to be clear to the invitees on whether gifts are necessary.
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Gift ideas for a fourth wedding anniversary

Flower gift ideas

Flowers are a classic, romantic gift idea. The traditional flower of the fourth anniversary is either geraniums or hydrangeas. Above we’ve linked some beautiful arrangements that use these flowers but you could also stop by your local garden centre and pick up a plant that would have a longer life than cut flowers. If either of you have green fingers you could also buy seed packets and grow your anniversary flowers together!

Fruit gift ideas

As the anniversary of ‘flowers and fruit’, the fruit theme can be interpreted in many ways. While simply buying pieces of fruit may not be very appreciated, you can think outside the box with this one and buy something with a fruit print decoration or a beautiful decorative fruit basket like the one above.

Silk gift ideas

If you want to buy something particularly traditional, silk has historically been the gift given for the fourth anniversary. Above, we’ve linked to a couple of silk gift ideas, including a silk scarf for her and a silk tie for him. You could also shop for your home and buy some silk pillows or other silk home decor.

Linen gift ideas

Linen is the other traditional material for fourth wedding anniversaries. You could apply this material to fashion with a linen jacket or to your home with a linen throw like the one above.

Top retailers for fourth wedding anniversary gifts

Shopping online can take a lot of the pressure and stress out of gift giving. Check out these retailers when shopping for your fourth wedding anniversary gifts:

Wedding anniversary retailers:
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