4th Wedding Anniversary

Four years in, and your love’s still fresh as a smoothie! Do you need some tips to celebrate this special milestone? My guide’s got some practical, fun tips to celebrate your 4th wedding anniversary.

Author: Justin AldridgePage Updated: 27 May 2024

Discover the 4th year anniversary

Four years in, huh? That’s a whole lot of love, laughter, and yes, learning. The 4th wedding anniversary is associated with fruits and flowers. Here are some creative gift and celebration ideas to make your fruit-and-flower-filled 4th anniversary the juiciest one yet.

Traditional Gift

For your 4th year anniversary, gifts that grow like plants and fruit are traditional. These gifts echo the blossoming nature of your marriage. 

So consider giving a fruit basket filled with vibrant and tasty selections or floral and fruit wines that tantalize the tastebuds. How about perfumes with fruity notes that will keep your beloved smelling irresistible? Or perhaps jewelry shaped like their favorite flower for a personalized touch?

For an out-of-the-box gift that really screams ‘unique,’ you can name a new fruit or flower hybrid after your significant other. Some specialist companies even offer this service. So, you could get a certificate that says “Evelyn’s Orchid” or “Brad’s Berries”. What a unique way to say your love is still growing!

Cup cakes anniversary sea glasss frame


A wonderful framed unique design of a pair of cup cakes with a message that you can personalize, all made with genuine sea glass. The sea glass and is collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This makes for a lovely and unique anniversary or special occasion gift to give to your loved one.

Traditional Gemstone

Traditional gemstone for the UK 4th anniversary is Blue Topaz

The gemstone that represents the 4th anniversary is blue topaz. This gemstone comes in all sorts of colors, but for anniversaries, it’s really the blue ones that steal the show. They say blue topaz symbolizes love and affection. How fitting for an anniversary, right?

But there’s more to blue topaz than meets the eye. Some even say it boosts friendship, trust, and understanding in a relationship. Its calming blue color associates loyalty and wisdom, two things that any long-lasting relationship can’t do without. 

So, when you gift a blue topaz jewel, you’re not just giving a beautiful stone; you’re acknowledging the growth and depth of your relationship. It’s like saying “I love you” in gemstone language.

Traditional Flower

Traditional flower for the 4th year anniversary is the Hydrangea

Did you know that each anniversary has its own designated flower? The traditional flower for the 4th year anniversary is the vibrant Hydrangea. These bold, beautiful blooms that pop in a variety of colors originally grew in Asia. 

But now, you’ll find them stealing the spotlight at weddings and sprucing up gardens across the globe. They’re pretty spectacular. Plus, they embody heartfelt emotions for understanding and reflecting on what a couple feels after four years together.

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Modern Gift

While the traditional fruit, flowers, and gemstones have their charm, many modern couples are opting for the more contemporary 4th anniversary gift – appliances. And after four years of playing house together, why not?

On the 4th anniversary, kitchen tools are popular choices. Blenders, mixers, multicookers – they’re ingredients for future meals and quality time together. It might also be the perfect time to upgrade larger appliances like the refrigerator or washer or fridge. And don’t forget about the small wonders like coffee makers; they too, make great gifts on the 4th anniversary. 

For a touch of personalization, pick appliances that align with your spouse’s interests. For example, you can buy a new power tool for him or a unique beauty gadget for her. After all, gifting thoughtful appliances after four years sends a clear message: you understand your partner and want to make them happy.

How Long You´ve Been Married

4 years / 48 months / 209 weeks / 1,462 days / 35,088 hours / 2,105,280 minutes (more or less)

Fun Fact

If you lived on Mercury, you would have been married for 16.62 years and if you lived on Neptune 0.02 years…get your head around those figures!

Gift Ideas for your Husband

Wow, four years of love and laughter with your main man! Here’s a list of thoughtful gifts to make your hubby feel extra special on your fourth anniversary:

  • Personalized grill set with his initials – let him embrace his role as Grill Master
  • Blue topaz tie pin and cufflink set – perfect attire for those special occasions
  • Popcorn maker kit and customized film reel coasters – build your shared love of movies
  • Photobook full of highlights – include funny captions and inside jokes for the past 4 years
  • “World’s Best Father” toolkit – pay tribute to his role as dad
  • Smart coffee mug –  comes with a charging coaster for coffee mug and phone
  • Smart indoor garden – makes growing herbs and veggies shockingly easy
  • Latest smartwatch or tech accessory – indulge his obsession with gadgets
  • Skydiving, race car driving, or a pro golf lesson – tick off a bucket list item
  • Funny – Cushion with his face printed on it

The gift ideas are endless when it comes to celebrating your life partner on your fourth anniversary. Find something with personal meaning that reminds him – and you – just how far your love has come in four years.


Handmade framed design of a couple in love, all made with pebbles and genuine sea glass. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This can be pesonalized with your own message and makes for a lovely and unique anniversary or wedding gift to give to a loved one.

Try this special wish:

My Love,

Four years down, forever to go! Who knew this journey could be so sweet? From playful first dates to now sharing a home, every moment with you is such a treat.

Through all of life’s sunny springs and stormy falls, your hand has been the one steady force through it all. My heart overflows with love and joy for the family we’ve grown.

Happy 4th Anniversary!

Love Always, XXX

Gift Ideas for your Wife

Four years in, and your better half deserves the royal treatment! Forget the traditional flowers and jewelry; it’s time for a gift that screams, “You’re my queen!” Check out these fun ideas to spoil your wife on your 4th anniversary:

  • Blue topaz jewelry – dazzle your queen with gems
  • Hydrangea plant in a chic vase – let it symbolize your ever-blossoming love
  • Explore a botanical garden full of hydrangeas – a day trip of wanderlust
  • Frame-pressed hydrangea flowers from your wedding bouquet – a nostalgic gift to bring back memories
  • Sparkling blue topaz-colored wine glass – sophistication at its finest
  • Vow renewal ceremony and a blue topaz ring to exchange – pumping the romance back to day one
  • Electronic love note – send personalized romantic notes to your loved one
  • Spa basket with hydrating skincare, plush robe, and slippers – for wives who live luxuriously 
  • Book a wine-tasting tour – sip fruit-flavored wines together
  • Funny – apron with an outrageous slogan such as ‘The Boss’ or “I’ve no idea what I’m doing”
sea glass love birds


A wonderful handmade artwork displaying two birds in love and a heart shaped balloon, all handmade with sea glass and pebbles. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artists from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain. Personalized for you.

The perfect frame for an Anniversary or wedding gift.

Try this special wish:

My Dearest Wife,

Four years ago today, I vowed to love you for all of time. And now each moment spent by your side feels sweeter than wine.

From the blossoms of “I do” ’til the fruits we now have harvested, you’ve filled my life with such meaning and joy- more than I ever dreamed.

You’ve nurtured my heart, helping our love grow. Watered with kindness when difficult winds would blow.

Thank you for four years of love – I eagerly await, with my heart in your hands, our sweet future fate.

All my love, XXX

Gift Ideas for the Couple

Who’s up for ditching the ordinary? I have gathered some fun-filled and unique gift ideas that they are both going to love.

  • Gift “his” and “hers” cheesecakes decorated – add edible fruit flowers
  • Handmade fruit bowl – personalized with the couples names
  • Treat them to a chocolate truffle-making class – use fruits and flowers for flavors
  • Buy them a fruit tree for their yard – apple, orange, lemon, or peach trees
  • Gift voucher to a favorite store
  • Treat them to an experience day gift – make custom blue glassware 
  • Get the couple a fruit of the month gift basket
  • Personalized anniversary candle – custom label printed name and wedding date for a personal touch
  • Watercolor geranium print – a four-year wedding anniversary present they will love
  • Gift them matching pajama sets with a floral motif – or a funny message

Fun Fact

In rural Scotland, locals love pranking engaged couples through the tradition of “blackening.” The night before their wedding, the bride and groom are ambushed and tossed in the back of a trailer for a messy ride through town. As they drive around, the kidnappers douse the victims in gross and slimy things – we’re talking treacle, pancake batter, curry sauce, feathers, and even barnyard slop! The bumpy trailer ensures maximum splatter.

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Fun ways to Celebrate

Great ideas to help you celebrate a 4 year anniversary

At home idea:

Transform your home into a love-filled oasis with these cozy stay-at-home ideas. Who says you need to step out to celebrate your 4th anniversary?

Declare a ‘no-screens’ day. Spend the day baking using the fruits your partner chooses for you. Make one dessert each and have a bake competition. In the evening, set up an indoor picnic right by your fireplace or grab your favorite takeout. Whip up your fruity desserts, and prepare for a fire-lit feast on a comfy blanket. When you’ve eaten, get the wine flowing while you salsa to some Cuban-style tunes.

On a budget idea:

Remember, the most precious gift you can give is your time. So pack a lunch with all your favorite snacks and enjoy a sunny afternoon together. Or, turn your bathroom into a budget-friendly spa haven with some drugstore face masks and fruity body scrubs. You can also recreate your first date, whether it was a round of mini golf or a visit to that hidden scenic spot.

An adventurous idea:

Take an adventurous ride and white water raft together

If you both love a good adrenaline rush, how about white water rafting or zip-lining through lush forests? Maybe even an ATV tour if you’re up for some off-road excitement. Trust us, it’s a heart-pounding way to celebrate your special day. If you’re more into tranquil outdoor experiences, plan a camping weekend and hike through a national park.

A luxury idea:

Celebrate four years of being happily married with a fun trip to a fancy resort. Enjoy some “us” time with spa treatments like couple’s facials and pedicures. And it shouldn’t end here. Keep the trip going with strawberries dipped in chocolate and some delicious cocktails by the resort pool.

Fun Fact

If you have concerns about your health or you´ve been struggling in work, someone might tell you to wear a topaz around your neck. Or at least carry one on you.
Topaz is often seen as being able to ease your worries, fears, and anxieties.

Common Questions about the 4th Wedding Anniversary

Q: What is the 4th wedding anniversary called?

A: The 4th wedding anniversary is traditionally known as the Fruit and Flowers anniversary in the USA.

Q: What is the 4th wedding anniversary gemstone?

A: The 4th wedding anniversary gemstone is blue topaz. It’s associated with loyalty and love.

Q: What is the 4th wedding anniversary symbol?

A: The 4th wedding anniversary is symbolized by Fruit and Flowers.

Q: What is the 4th wedding anniversary colour?

A: The color for the 4th wedding anniversary is blue or green.

Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 4th wedding anniversary?

A: For the 4th wedding anniversary, the traditional gift is fruit and flowers, while the modern gift is appliances.

Q: What is the 4th year anniversary flower?

A: The classic flower for the 4th wedding anniversary is the Hydrangea. It represents gratitude, grace, and beauty.

Did You Know?

Symbolic flowers for the 4th year are hydrangeas and geraniums, rare for an anniversary to have two types of flower!

All gems have a rating on the Mohs scale. The hardest stone known to man, a diamond is a 10. Topaz is an 8.

Traditional and Modern Gifts Around The World

Traditional Gift – UKLinen and Silk
Traditional Gift – USFruit and Flowers
Traditional Gift – AustraliaFruit and Flowers
Traditional Gift – CanadaFruit and Flowers
Traditional Gift – SpainLinen
Traditional Gift – GermanySilk
Traditional Gift – FranceWax
Traditional Gift – ItalyLinen
Flower GiftHydrangea/Geraniums
Gemstone GiftBlue Topaz
Modern GiftElectrical Appliances

Around the World

Have you ever thought about how people around the globe celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary? Let’s take a quick virtual trip around the world to see how different countries mark this special day:

  • China – The 4th wedding anniversary is known as the ‘silk anniversary.’ Silk stands for luxury and elegance, so couples often exchange gifts made of silk.
  • Germany – It’s called the “fruits and flowers anniversary.” Fruits and flowers symbolize fresh starts and growth, which is perfect for this stage of marriage.
  • Greece – The 4th anniversary is the ‘Linen Anniversary.’ Linen is a symbol of strength and durability.
  • Japan – The 4th anniversary is sweetly known as the “flower anniversary.” Couples give flowers to symbolize their growing love and beauty together.

It’s so interesting to see how different cultures from around the world celebrate their 4th year wedding anniversary!

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About The Author

Hi! I’m Justin and I’m the typical sort of person that tends to leave things at little too late…especially when it comes to celebrating my anniversary. I started this website to help couples plan and celebrate their special occasions together. I don’t profess to know it all…but you can at least learn from my mitakes 😉 Read more about me here…

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