By the fourth year of marriage, you are most likely well-versed in the types of gifts your loved one will enjoy. Your residence is filled with warm memories, and you may have already brought home one or two bundles of joy. If you’re interested in following the traditional and modern materials associated with choosing an anniversary gift, then you might need a few suggestions that help you stay in line with your fourth wedding anniversary. Below you will find a handful of gift ideas to get your creative juices flowing in the right direction:
4th Wedding Anniversary Gift Materials
- Traditional Fourth Anniversary Gift: Flowers and Fruit. Flowers represent how a married couple’s relationship has blossomed over the years, while fruit signifies a ‘fruitful’ union and is a reference to fertility.
- Modern Fourth Anniversary Gift: Silk and Linen, which suggests quality and luxury, and Appliances, which follows the theme of building a home and growing a family.
- 4th Anniversary Gemstone: Blue topaz.
- 4th Anniversary Flower: Geraniums, which stand for comfort and gentility in a relationship.
Now that you know the materials associated with traditional and modern 4th wedding anniversary gifts, it’s time to browse the following suggestions:
Lotus Flower Jewelry or Home Décor
When looking for a specific flower to zero in on for a fourth anniversary gift, consider the lotus flower, which offers many levels of symbolism – primarily based on the color you select. For example, white lotus flowers signify purity of the mind and spirit, while red refers to love and compassion. Overall, Buddhists view the bloom as a symbol of fortune. It’s a beautiful flower that grows in muddy waters, known to rise above the murkiness (or in relationship terms, personal obstacles), which is why the flower is also associated with faithfulness. Lotus flowers also make welcomed gifts for yoga practitioners.
- Rings in the shape of a lotus flower (as seen in the white gold, yellow gold and rose gold handmade rings with lab created diamonds from On the Rocks 70)
- Lotus flower pendants, bracelets, earrings and necklaces
- Lotus flower candle
- Lotus flower dining room centerpiece
- White lotus flower metal wall art (shown above is handmade artwork by Ralph Burch)
Floral Scented Candles
For a candle lover, a fourth anniversary gift is almost a no-brainer. However, you can enhance your level of creativity by using a photo of the two of you when ordering one or more personalized fourth wedding anniversary candles. Yankee Candle offers candles with custom photo labels for select scents, which come in a variety of sizes – from small tumblers to large jars. To stay in line with the traditional gift material, don’t forget to choose a floral scent, such as Lilac Blossoms, or opt for their Wedding Day fragrance. Sometimes, they will also offer seasonal fragrances for a limited time.
Rose Bush or Fruit Tree
To commemorate four years of marriage, planting a rose bush not only falls in line with the traditional anniversary gift, but also creates a lasting symbol of your love that blooms every year. Another way to celebrate is to plant a fruit tree in your yard.
Another way to celebrate four years of wedded bliss is to send a monthly reminder of your love that is delivered on a regular basis.
Consider a flower-of-the-month club subscription.
Blue Topaz Jewelry
Novica offers a range of eye-catching blue topaz pieces that include the ‘Blue Star’ Blue Topaz sterling silver Solitaire Ring from India, featuring an emerald-cut pale blue topaz with sterling vine accents; the ‘Lanna Moon’ Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Pendant Necklace (handcrafted in Thailand); and ‘Azure Heavens’ – the Handmade Blue Topaz Bracelet with Composite Turquoise from India.
Blue zircon is an alternative to blue topaz when shopping for fourth anniversary jewelry.
His & Her Silk Pajamas
If you’re looking for a joint gift to enjoy, silk pajamas or silk robes is a contemporary option that comes in a variety of colors, styles and designs. Choose a matching set, or opt for favorite colors. Additionally, husbands can browse Victoria Secret’s lineup of silk sets, bras, camis and fancier items, such as the Silk Chiffon Ruffle Babydoll from Victoria’s Secret Designer Collection, for the lovely lady in their life. Consider a silk kimono for sleepwear. Other places to shop for silk sleepwear include Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, and Pajamagram.
Silk Sheets & Bedding
Give the gift of a luxurious slumber with a set of silk sheets to celebrate four years of matrimony. To get an idea of the different types of silk bedding available, browse ElleSilk.com, which showcases a range of bed linens, luxury comforter sets, pillowcases, bedding, blankets, throws, and duvets. ElleSilk is another place to browse for silk sleepwear with a wider selection for men’s robes and pajamas.
To incorporate the traditional and more contemporary fourth wedding anniversary materials, consider gifting a silk scarf with a floral pattern. Shown here is a Blue Flower Silk Satin Scarf with an ivory background, sold by Vogue Queen, which represents just one of many styles.
Single-Cup Coffee Machine
Appliances are also considered ideal for a modern fourth wedding anniversary gift, and if you’re other half is a coffee drinker, you may want to consider the convenience of a single-cup brewer, from the likes of Keurig, Nespresso, Hamilton Beach, Mr. Coffee, Breville, Bosch, or Senseo.
If you’d like a few popular kitchen appliance gift ideas, don’t forget to check out our post on 10 Appliance Gifts that People Really Use.