30+ Wonderful 4 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Couples That Don’t Suck

  • BY Joe Palinsky
  • November 28, 2019
30+ Wonderful 4 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Couples That Don’t Suck

The day that marks your four years together is coming near and you are not sure what 4 year anniversary gift to choose?

Whether you’re seeking the perfect gift for your other half, or you want to congratulate a couple celebrating their four-year milestone, we’ve got you covered on the best gifts to buy.

Traditionally, on a fourth anniversary, you gift fruit and flowers. However, for the modernists out there, the theme is appliances. And in Europe, the go-to 4th anniversary gift is linen or silk

Celebrating a different milestone anniversary? To learn about traditional wedding anniversary gifts, have a peek at our anniversary gifts by year guide.

Now, are you ready to find the perfect 4 year wedding anniversary gift for your love? Let’s get started.

How to Celebrate Your 4th Wedding Anniversary

Before we get onto the gifts, let’s discuss some of the best ways to celebrate a 4th anniversary. After all, reaching four years of marriage with the love of your life is special, and it should be celebrated accordingly. 

There are lots of lovely ways to celebrate a marriage and mark the occasion, but here are a couple of the best ways to make it an anniversary to remember.

Take a Trip

There’s no better way to relax and spend quality time with your better half than to take a vacation, just the two of you. Consider booking into a luxury hotel on a city trip, or a beach resort to soak up the sun’s rays. Think of it as a second honeymoon and take the time to enjoy each other’s company.

Enjoy a Romantic Dinner Together

If time or money prevents you from taking a trip, then nothing beats a romantic dinner just for the two of you. Why not head to the restaurant where you had one of your first dates to relive the moment? Or light some candles and cook a top-notch meal in the comfort of your home?

See also: Anniversary Date Ideas for Busy Couples

4 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas

Whether you’re seeking 4 year anniversary gift ideas that are traditional, or you’d prefer a present with a more modern touch, we’ve got plenty of options for you.

Traditional Gifts: Fruits and Flowers

For Her

dried flower earrings: traditional 4 year anniversary gift idea for women
Birth Month Flower Earrings

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She can wear flowers any time she likes with these birth month flower earrings. Featuring pretty dried flowers, these dangle earrings are sure to stand out. Choose her pair depending on the month she was born.

Price: $40.00

dogwood flower art scarf: floral 4th anniversary gift gift idea for her on
Dogwood Flower Art Scarf

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Wrap her up warm this winter with this handmade floral scarf. The pretty floral theme is sure to brighten up any winter outfit. The dogwood print pattern relates to the tradition of love, making it a perfect anniversary gift.

Price: $58.00 $37.99

Graceful kimono robe with bird & flower patterns - Floral gift for her on 4th wedding anniversary
Graceful Garden Kimono Robe

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Keep her warm and cozy in a robe of beautiful blue bird & flower patterns. Both comfy and gorgeous, this vibrant robe is perfect for keeping her snug and toasty during the fall months.

Price: $65.00

handmade floral candles: fourth anniversary gift idea
Plant the Packaging Floral Candles

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Give the gift of tranquillity, with one of these heavenly-smelling floral candles. The candles are crafted from domestically-grown soy and presented in seed-infused packaging. That means it’s certainly an environmentally-friendly gift too.

Price: $28.00

chocolate fondue: fourth anniversary gift idea for her
Decadent Chocolate Fondue

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Does she have a sweet tooth? Then she’ll love indulging with this decadent chocolate fondue, made from delicious Belgian chocolate. Simply scrumptious!

Price: $20.00

For Him

watermelon socks: fruit theme gift for him on 4th wedding anniversary
Embroidered Watermelon Socks

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Brighten up his day with these funky watermelon-patterned grey socks. The perfect 4 year anniversary gift, you can even have your wedding date embroidered on them. They’ll look great under his suit!

Price: $29.95

orange tie: fruit and flowers anniversary gift for him
Orange Ties

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Inject a bit of fun into his formal wear with this smart necktie featuring an entertaining orange pattern. It will look great in a laidback office environment or dressed up for a special event. Handmade from 100% microfibre, you can be sure it will last a good while too.

Price: $28.19 $23.96 

traditional gift idea for him on 4th anniversary: pineapple tie clip
Pineapple Tie Clip

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For a more subtle fruit-themed gift, this sleek and stylish pineapple tie clip is just the ticket. Sturdy and durable, the silver clamp will keep his tie in place all night. Maybe he can wear it on your next big date?

Price: $16.99

apple watch series 4 - 4th anniversary gift for men
Apple Watch Series 4

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Make sure he’s always on time for date night with this stainless-steel Apple watch. Designed for the fitness fanatic, it’s sure to keep him in shape too. Win-win!

Price: $425.55

meyer lemon tree plant: fruit gift idea for him on 4 year wedding anniversary
Meyer Lemon Tree

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He’s got green thumbs? Then you can leave this Meyer lemon tree for him to take care of. Not only a lovely ornamental plant, after a period of time, it can also give some juicy lemons for your refreshing lemonade on a summer day.

Price: $19.99

For Them

practical gift: just ripe fruit bowl
Just Ripe Fruit Bowl

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This funky fruit bowl will look great in any kitchen or dining room. Organize fruit by ripeness with the clever and smart glass and maple design. Never let fruit go bad again!

Price: $65.00

4 year anniversary gift for couples: Personalized songbirds vase
Personalized Songbird Vase

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Make them smile with this personalized rectangular vase. The beacon is hand-decorated featuring a beautiful design of two birds perched in foliage. Bonus points if you gift it with a bouquet of flowers too!

Price: $150.00

flavored syrup set for cocktails: cool 4th anniversary gift for couples
Flavored Simple Syrup Set

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Craft your favorite cocktails or liven up a glass of fruit juice with these tasty flavored syrups. Created with pure botanicals and extracts, they’re made with natural ingredients too. We love the grapefruit basil flavor!

Price: $30.00

fruits theme 4th anniversary gift idea: hand-blown watermelon tumblers
Hand-Blown Watermelon Tumblers

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For the special couple in your life, the gift of this pair of fun watermelon tumblers will go down a treat. Hand-blown, these funky designs are the perfect way to serve fruity cocktails in the summer. The kids will love using them too!

Price: $85.00

Modern Gifts: Appliances / Linen

For Her

linen gift for her on 4 year wedding anniversary: linen pinafore apron
Linen Pinafore Apron

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Follow the European’s traditional 4th anniversary gift and go for linen. This cool and airy linen apron is a great option if she loves to cook. There are a huge plethora of colors to choose from too, so you’re bound to find one in her favorite shade.

Price: $58.41+

four year anniversary gift idea for her: robot vacuum
Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner

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Make cleaning fun with this robot vacuum cleaner! Let her sit back and relax, while this handy gadget does all the hard work. She’s sure to appreciate all the extra time you’ve given her.

Price: $165.99

four years anniversary gift for her: ASAKUKI Essential Oil Diffuser
ASAKUKI Essential Oil Diffuser

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Is your home dry? Create a calming and relaxing environment for her with this clever humidifier. The cool mist technology will safely moisturize the air for hours, leaving you both feeling tranquil. 

Price: $39.99

practical 4th anniversary gift idea for her: hamilton beach slow cooker
Hand-Blown Watermelon Tumblers

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For the special couple in your life, the gift of this pair of fun watermelon tumblers will go down a treat. Hand-blown, these funky designs are the perfect way to serve fruity cocktails in the summer. The kids will love using them too!

Price: $64.68

linen anniversary gift: hello - will you - i do map wall art canvas print
Hello – Will You – I Do Map Satellite Style Canvas Print

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Or this custom map wall art canvas print is also quite a unique choice. With customizable timelines and maps, this piece of wall art will surely bring happy tears on here face!

Price: $49.95+

For Him

4th anniversary linen gift for him: custom cufflinks with song lyrics on linen
Custom Cufflinks

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These custom cufflinks are smart and stylish, and they feature linen! Write him a personalized message, so he’ll think of you every time he wears them. Song lyrics work well too.

Price: $79.00+

convenient tool kits - gift ideas for him on four year anniversary
Fix It Kit

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If your hubby is quite the handyman, then he’ll appreciate this flashy toolkit. Encased in a compact faux-leather storage bag, the kit offers everything to fix everyday mishaps. It’s the perfect way to encourage him to keep your home in spic and span condition!

Price: $30.00

4th anniversary gift for him: mini fridge for cars or picnics
Cooluli Classic 4-liter Compact Cooler

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Is he always filling up the fridge with his beers? Then give him the gift of this compact cooler so he can safely store his brew. It’s small enough to fit anywhere from offices to bedrooms to cars, should you want to embark on an exciting road trip together.

Price: $44.99

custom & personalized linen tray: wedding anniversary gift ideas for couples
Custom Linen Tray

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This custom linen-lined tray is the ideal place for him to keep his special belongings. These can include his watch, cufflinks, or jewelry. Choose from various sizes and don’t forget to engrave a meaningful note for him. 

Price: $69.00+

coffee maker: appliances gift ideas
Ninja 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

amazon.com

He’ll love brewing fresh, delicious coffee every Sunday morning with this nifty coffee machine. Smart and stylish, it will fit in well in any kitchen. The question is – what blend to brew first?

Price: $79.99

once upon a time custom photo mugs - anniversary gift idea
Custom Photo Mug

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Give him a sweet memento of your relationship, with this custom anniversary mug. Choose a photo that’s important to both of you to be featured in the center of the heart on the design. Then, every time he drinks his coffee in the morning, he’ll be reminded of you! 

Price: $22.95

For Them

4th anniversary gift idea: personalized wooden clock
Custom Wooden Clock

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This rustic wooden clock looks great hanging in any room of the home. Engrave your favorite couple’s wedding date into the clock face for a unique and special anniversary gift. You can choose from a range of three sizes, too.

Price: $54.00+

linen gift for couples: duvet cover and pillowcases made from linen
Linen Duvet Cover

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You can’t go wrong with giving the gift of beautiful, new, fresh sheets. And this gorgeous linen duvet set is sure to keep your favorite couple warm and toasty this fall. Plus, the blue and white coloring will offer the bedroom a cool and crisp feel.

Price: $85.00+

linen gift idea for 4th anniversary: linen pillowcases
Linen Pillowcases with Button Closure

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Don’t forget the pillowcases to go with the duvet either! These buttoned linen pillowcases will make the perfect spot to rest your head. Choose from a variety of colors to add a splash of color to the bedroom.

Price: $18.70+

4th Anniversary Flowers: Hydrangea

With every anniversary year, there’s also a traditional flower relating to the milestone.

The 4th wedding anniversary flower is the hydrangea or geranium. The hydrangea represents gratefulness and appreciation, while the geranium symbolizes gentility and comfort.

Hydrangea Flowers

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So, if you’re still at a loss for choosing a 4 year anniversary gift for your loved one or a special couple, you simply can’t go wrong with a bouquet of beautiful hydrangeas or geraniums.

Price: Varies

4th anniversary flower gift idea: flower box set made of mason jars
Flower Box Set

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For a beautiful place to display flowers, you can’t go wrong with this rustic planter box. Plant them in the pretty mason jars create a quirky feel. Teamed with a sweet personalized quote, it’s a lovely and unique gift for any anniversary. 

Price: $71.95

faux hydrangeas made from silk
Handmade Silk Hydrangea Flowers

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For hydrangeas that will last forever, these beautiful silk stems are a wonderful gift idea. Choose from a variety of pretty colors that will brighten up any room. You’d never know they’re faux!

Price: $11.00+

silver earrings made from hydrangeas
Hydrangea Flower Earrings

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If she loves jewelry, then why not gift her hydrangeas for the ears? These stunning earrings are handmade with preserved flowers that will look gorgeous with any spring or summer outfit. Just make sure she handles them carefully – they’re very delicate!

Price: $25.99+

Gemstone of Fourth Anniversary: Blue Topaz

It doesn’t stop at flowers. Every anniversary year is also associated with certain stones.

And for the 4 year anniversary, the gem of tradition is the blue topaz. As this special stone is commonly associated with love and affection, it’s a perfect wedding anniversary gift.

For Her

4 year anniversary gift for her blue topaz bracelet
Mystic Topaz Bangle Bracelet

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Featuring sterling silver and a bright blue topaz gemstone, any girl will adore this beautiful bracelet. Who doesn’t love the gift of jewelry, after all? It can be personalized too, making it even more special.

Price: $73.80

jewelry gift for her blue topaz pendant necklace
Blue Topaz Briolette Pendant Necklace

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She’ll be overwhelmed with this stunning blue topaz teardrop necklace. Crafted with sterling silver, the necklace hangs beautifully and is sure to draw in plenty of admirers. The piece is handmade too, meaning it’s a special necklace that’s one of a kind.

Price: $102.00

For Him

4th anniversary gemstone gift for him: blue topaz solitaire ring
Blue Topaz Solitaire Ring

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This dazzling blue topaz solitaire ring is sure to make any man feel special. Beautiful yet manly at the same time, the ring will stand out on any hand. The piece comes in a huge variety of sizes too, so you can find him the perfect fit.

Price: $75.00

blue topaz bracelet - beautiful gift ideas for men
Blue Topaz Bracelet

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Cool and stylish, this blue topaz bracelet looks great teamed with a slick watch. Choose from various lengths so you can make sure it fits his wrist perfectly. It’s handmade too, meaning you’re unlikely to see a similar style around – it’s an original gift.

Price: $29.89+

What to Write in the Anniversary Card

It can be difficult to know what to write in an anniversary card. After all, the occasion is so special that you want to pen the right words aside from “Happy 4th anniversary!.”

Whether you’re writing a meaningful anniversary card to your other half, or you’re composing one for a couple celebrating their 4th anniversary, we’ve got plenty of ideas to make them swoon. You can write in some romantic quotes or poems to make it even more special.

And if you need extra help, check out our guide to writing the best anniversary wishes here.

For Her

  • ‘My darling, you are the love of my life. We go through life hand-in-hand together and I know that our love is going to last forever. I wish you a happy anniversary.’
  • ‘Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.’
  • ‘You are my best friend, my human diary, and my other half. You mean the world to me and I love you.’
  • ‘If I know what love is, it is because of you.’
  • ‘Since the day I first met you, I knew you were going to be the one. You make my heart rejoice. When you’re with me, I am deeply fulfilled. There’s nothing else I need in life but you. I wish you a happy anniversary.’

For Him

  • ‘My darling, with every year that we’ve been together, our love has grown. I couldn’t imagine living my life without your love. Thank you for being that very special person in my life. Happy anniversary!
  • ‘For you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.’
  • ‘I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.’
  • ‘In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.’
  • ‘My sweetheart, you’ve made me a better person. Thank you for your boundless love, your great patience, and your infinite understanding. You complete me, for without you, I would be nothing. Happy anniversary my darling!’

For Them

  • ‘The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.’
  • ‘There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.’
  • ‘Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.’

Ready to Celebrate a 4 Year Wedding Anniversary?

Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary with the love of your life, or a couple special to you are, by choosing a 4 year anniversary gift on this list you’re sure to impress. 

Your best bet is choosing a gift involving flowers, fruit, an appliance, or linen to align with the traditional and modern gifts given on a 4th anniversary.

See alsoA 5-Year Anniversary to Remember

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