Traditional, Modern and Symbolic Anniversary Gifts
Below is a list of both traditional and modern gift materials, as well as classic flower and gemstone symbols, which mark a couple’s 4th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||Linen and Silk|
|Traditional Gift – US||Fruit and Flowers|
|Traditional Gift – Australia||Fruit and Flowers|
|Traditional Gift – Canada||Fruit and Flowers|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Linen|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Silk|
|Traditional Gift – France||Wax|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Linen|
|Gemstone Gift||Blue Topaz|
|Modern Gift||Electrical Appliances|
- About 4th Wedding Anniversary
- How to Celebrate Your 4th Wedding Anniversary
- Common Questions About the 4th Wedding Anniversary
- 4th Anniversary Gifts for Him
- 4th Anniversary Gifts for Her
- 4th Anniversary Gifts for Them
About 4th Wedding Anniversaries
A 4th wedding anniversary is popularly known as the Linen and Silk Anniversary, representing a couple’s blossoming partnership. To mark this fourth year of marriage, linen or silk clothing for individuals or bedding are an appropriate and meaningful gift. Symbolic flowers are the geranium (meaning gentility) and the hydrangea, because of its enduring grace and beauty.
How to Celebrate a 4th Wedding Anniversary
For 4th wedding anniversary gift inspiration, look to both traditional and modern symbols that are associated with four years of marriage. If you prefer to celebrate in other ways, why not visit a local fruit farm and spend the day picking fruit followed by a picnic with wine.
The symbolic colours of this anniversary are blue or green, so spending the day together outdoors would be a fitting and extremely appropriate celebration.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.“ Quoted by: Mother Theresa
4th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
Gemstones associated with this anniversary are blue topaz and blue zircon – both signifying romance and commitment.
A piece of jewellery or an ornament in the shape of fruit or flowers is an excellent idea if you would like to treat your partner to something that is both special in this current celebratory moment and a wonderful keepsake for the future. Gemstones can often be found in fruit and flower designs, while brooches and earrings are also great 4th wedding anniversary gifts.
The modern alternative is electrical appliances, certainly a welcome gift if some of yours are getting old or worn out after four years, and need replacing. Nevertheless, when choosing an appliance as an anniversary gift, it is always best to opt for something that is more of a luxury item than a necessity.
A cutting-edge coffee machine is an excellent 4th anniversary gift idea. Choose a retro or modern design to blend in with your home décor.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 4th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Q: What is the 4th wedding anniversary called?
A: The 4th wedding anniversary is known as the Linen and Silk in the UK and Fruit and Flowers in the USA.
Q: What is the 4th wedding anniversary gemstone?
A: The 4th wedding anniversary gemstone is Blue Topaz, associated with loyalty and love.
Q: What is the 4th wedding anniversary symbol?
A: The 4th wedding anniversary is symbolised by Linen and Silk.
Q: What is the 4th wedding anniversary colour?
A: The colour synonymous with the 4th wedding anniversary is blue or green.
Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 4th wedding anniversary?
A: The traditional gift for the 4th wedding anniversary is Linen & Silk, and the modern gift is electrical appliances.
Q: What is the 4th year anniversary flower?
A: The classic flower for 4th wedding anniversary is the Hydrangea, represents gratitude, grace and beauty.
4th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 4th wedding anniversary?
Traditionally, the 4th wedding anniversary gift is linen and silk, for men and women you have a selection of clothing and bedding for the couple. In this case, a modern 4th wedding anniversary gift for your husband could be a cool electrical appliance – or something related to electrical items and gadgets.
We have listed a great selection of both traditional and modern gifts to mark your 4th wedding anniversary. If you can’t find the right one here, check out our other anniversary dates for additional gift suggestions.
4th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 4th wedding anniversary?
You can go traditional or modern when choosing a gift for your wife to celebrate a fourth wedding anniversary. Most important… it should reflect her grace and beauty.
We have more great gift suggestions below and on our other anniversary pages.
4th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him & Her
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Location visit (to a science museum followed by lunch)
- Gift vouchers (for electrical appliances)
- Three-course dinner (try that restaurant that has great reviews)
- Luxury afternoon tea for two
- Adrenaline day for two
- Luxury spa day for two
- Luxury hotel and wine tasting
The traditional 4th wedding anniversary gemstones are blue topaz and blue zircon.
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Something Different & Unique
- Visit Kew Garden in London or the Eden Project in Cornwall.
- Plan a new garden and visit a local nursery for hydrangeas or a fruit tree.
- Enjoy a surprise short holiday to a fruit farm or vineyard.
- Arrange a celebration party at home or in a local pub, bar or restaurant.
No matter what you choose for your 4th wedding anniversary gift, be sure to have a fantastic time together and enjoy your special day.
For more inspiration, check out our 4th anniversary UK gift ideas.
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About The Author
This page has been written by Justin Aldridge. Justin is passionate about helping couples to make their anniversary as special as possible. Justin enjoys being creative and coming up with different and inspiring ideas for couples to celebrate their anniversary in style each year.
Nice article it was really helpful
Carol Shields says
I’m looking for the exact shades of blue and green that are symbolic of the fourth anniversary.
As you know there are many, many shades of these two colors and I would like to know to which ones you are referring. thank you!