4-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas: What to Give Her, Him and Them

Not sure what to give for a four-year wedding anniversary? No problem! Read The Knot’s list of the best 4-year anniversary gift ideas for him, her and them, featuring both traditional and modern 4th anniversary gifts.
by The Knot
  1. 4-year anniversary gift ideas

    Not sure what to give for a 4-year wedding anniversary? Don’t sweat it—we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect present for your spouse, or want to gift a couple celebrating their 4-year milestone, The Knot has rounded up a list of the best 4th anniversary gifts (with probably four times as many gift ideas as you could ever need!). Scroll to find out what the 4th anniversary gift is, both for traditionalists and modernists, plus a list of 40 fourth anniversary gift ideas.

    What Is the 4-Year Anniversary Gift?

    So, what is the 4-year anniversary gift, you ask? That not only depends on who you ask, but also where you’re asking. In the United States, the traditional 4th anniversary gift is fruit and flowers, while the modern 4th anniversary gift is appliances. That said, if you ask someone in the U.K., they’ll tell you that the go-to 4th anniversary gift is linen.

    And it doesn’t stop there. Every anniversary is associated with a certain stone. When looking for a 4-year anniversary gift, the stone of choice is blue topaz. Naturally, that lines up with the 4th anniversary gift color: blue. (Green is also accepted.) And while a traditionalist will tell you that your 4th anniversary is your “flower anniversary,” there’s also a special 4th anniversary flower—the geranium. 


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    4-Year Anniversary Gifts for Her

    Of course, while we just explained the many 4th anniversary gift themes, you don’t have to follow a single one. When it comes to anniversaries, something heartfelt and unique to you as a couple is perfect. Here are some of our favorite general 4-year anniversary gift ideas for her:

  2. EFFY Collection Ocean Bleu Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold

    1. Since blue topaz is the 4th anniversary gift stone, a new accessory featuring the gem would surely be a welcome choice. Our pick? This gorgeous ring featuring a marquise-cut stone wrapped in diamonds.

    EFFY Collection Ocean Bleu Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold, $926, Macys.com

  3. Pottery Barn Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set

    2. If you jumped anywhere over the pond for your honeymoon, we recommend honoring the European 4th anniversary gift: linen. Make the bed with Pottery Barn’s ridiculously smooth and comfy Belgian Flax Linen Sheets. Because let’s be honest, is there anything better than slipping between fresh sheets? For a personal touch, monogram the pillowcases with each of your names, your shared initial or your wedding anniversary date.

    Pottery Barn Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set, $50 to $280 (depending on size and monogramming), PotteryBarn.com

  4. OpenTable Gift Card

    3. To celebrate the four years since your wedding, go back to where it all began: the city where you had your wedding. What could be a better 4th anniversary gift than dinner in the town where you said “I do,” or, even better, if your venue was a public locale, at your venue itself? If you had a destination wedding, it’s a great excuse to travel. But even if your wedding was held ten minutes down the road, it’s still a special night out on the town.

    OpenTable Gift Card, $20 and up, OpenTable.com

  5. Vera Wang Wedgwood Hammered 5” x 7” Picture Frame

    4. This 4th anniversary gift is a two-parter: First, pick your favorite honeymoon pic, print it out and pop it in a frame. Then, give it to her with a handmade voucher for a weekend getaway to the vacation spot of her dreams. (Repeat honeymoons welcome, of course!)

    Vera Wang Wedgwood Hammered 5” x 7” Picture Frame, $75, Macys.com



    4-Year Anniversary Gifts for Him

    There’s an endless list of 4th anniversary gifts for your husband. But how to choose the perfect one? It all depends on him. Is his taste rugged or sentimental? Does he love adventures abroad or right in his own backyard? See The Knot’s favorite 4-year anniversary gift ideas for him, below.

  6. C and T Custom Lures 4th Anniversary Fishing Lure,

    1. If he loves to fish—and appreciates a good pun—wrap up this steel fishing lure, inscribed with the words: “Hooked—Happy 4th Anniversary.” Want to go one step further? Tie it to the end of a new fishing rod.

    C and T Custom Lures 4th Anniversary Fishing Lure, $32, Etsy.com

  7. Man Crates Tasting Flight

    2. Why take him out for one beer when you can offer him a whole lineup? That’s the (very wise) rationale behind Man Crates Tasting Flight, which comes complete with a repurposed stave designed to hold a flight of four beers—one for each year you’ve been married. It’s a 4th anniversary gift that adds up. (See what we did there?)

    Man Crates Tasting Flight, $50, ManCrates.com

  8. Plated 2-Person Serving Plan

    3. If you’re a couple that loves to stay in, you’re certainly not alone. While going out on the town can be fun, snuggling up in bed is the ultimate. But how to turn that into a 4th anniversary gift? Go gourmet. Sign up for a food delivery service like Plated, and you can have all the ingredients for delicious (and, most importantly, uncomplicated) recipes sent right to your door. Dinner in bed? You bet.

    Plated 2-Person Serving Plan, $28 (for the first week), Plated.com

    4-Year Anniversary Gifts for Them

    So, you know a couple that’s about to celebrate their 4th anniversary. Maybe they’re your best friends; maybe they’re your children. Maybe they’re even your parents. No matter who they are, they deserve to celebrate, and these 4-year anniversary gift ideas will help them do just that.

  9. Humble Expressions HQ 4th Anniversary Coffee Mug

    1. Gifting a couple who loves to laugh? Get two of these cheeky 4th anniversary gift mugs featuring a pair of owls in wedding attire with this cute message: “Still having a hoot after four years.”

    Humble Expressions HQ 4th Anniversary Coffee Mug, $15 each, Etsy.com

  10. Olivia & Oliver Madison Cocktail Glasses

    2. Pop that bottle! The easiest—and perhaps still the best—way to celebrate an anniversary is with a bottle of champagne. But instead of just bringing the bubbly, bring the glasses, too—one for every year they’ve been married. These wide-rimmed glasses by Olivia & Oliver are an elegant 4th anniversary gift choice.

    Olivia & Oliver Madison Cocktail Glasses (set of 4), $50, BedBathandBeyond.com

  11. Uncommon Goods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board

    3. Your favorite couple is forever an “and,” and this Cheese & Crackers Serving Board from Uncommon Goods celebrates just that. It’s a subtle but symbolic 4th anniversary gift, and quite the pretty piece to put out at a party. (And they definitely won’t be mad if you deliver it with a nice brie.)

    Uncommon Goods Cheese & Crackers Serving Board, $48, UncommonGoods.com

    Fruit and Flowers Anniversary Gifts for Her

    Your 4th anniversary is also your fruit and flowers anniversary for a lovely reason: Four years in, your marriage is blooming, and what embodies that better than fruit and flowers? That said, there are plenty of ways to interpret the tradition as a 4th anniversary gift. You can go literal with actual flowers or choose an item embellished with fruit or flowers. Check out more 4-year anniversary gift ideas for her—fruit and flowers edition—below.

  12. The Bouqs Co. Subscriptions

    1. Because who doesn’t love a beautiful bouquet? But since this is a 4th anniversary gift, go bigger—one bouquet for every month of the year, courtesy of a subscription through The Bouqs Co. You can personalize the posies by choosing one of four floral themes: The Farmer’s Market (hand-picked by the team), C’mon Get Happy (brightly colored buds), Bouq-tastic Voyage (shipped straight from Ecuador) or War of the Roses (the name says it all).

    The Bouqs Co. Subscriptions, $50 and up, Bouqs.com

  13. Picnic Time Anthology Collection Laguna Picnic Tote

    2. Road trip! If you got married in the summer or fall, then your 4th anniversary falls during prime picking time, which means you can celebrate with an orchard adventure—complete with a picnic. Grab the juiciest fruits, then grab your picnic basket filled with sandwiches, wine and anything else you love, and head out for a deliciously relaxing day.

    Picnic Time Anthology Collection Laguna Picnic Tote, $140, Macys.com

  14. Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Enchant Flower Pendant

    3. Tiffany & Co.’s rose gold Flower Pendant is both dainty and understated, making it an ideal everyday piece—and a flawless 4th anniversary gift.

    Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Enchant Flower Pendant, $2,700, Tiffany.com

    Fruit and Flowers Anniversary Gifts for Him

    You know what your husband loves almost as much as you? Food! And what better anniversary than the fruit and flowers anniversary to make his stomach happy? Still, it’s worth noting that ladies aren’t the only ones who enjoy receiving flowers. Men enjoy a floral present for the same reason women do: It makes them feel special. It’s all about finding a cool one. Speaking of which…

  15. Urban Stems The Dino

    1. The first pick on our list of fruit and flower anniversary gifts for him? The Dino—a gold, dinosaur-shaped planter that comes complete with one blooming succulent. Because “rawr” is definitely one form of “I love you.”

    Urban Stems The Dino, $45, UrbanStems.com

  16. Strawberries and whipped cream
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    2. Looking to celebrate with a (Netflix and) chill night? How about you upgrade to strawberries and cream and his favorite movie? All you need is strawberries (of course), plus sour cream, sugar and whipped cream for a decadent dessert that you only need ten minutes to whip up. You can purchase all of these ingredients at your local food store.

  17. Wine glasses
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    3. Thinking that your anniversary calls for a getaway? Then you’ve got to go to a vineyard. After all, wine is made out of grapes, and we’re celebrating the fruit anniversary here—you get the idea! And make sure you bring a bottle home with you. You can save it and pop it open for your next anniversary. (If you like the idea but need to stay local, a nearby wine bar will work, too.)

    Fruit and Flowers Anniversary Gifts for Them

    And now, for the couple celebrating their fruit and flowers anniversary. From deliciously easy (an Edible Arrangement) to seasonally appropriate (partridge in a pear tree, anyone?), each of these fruit and flowers-themed 4-year anniversary gift ideas will help them celebrate in style.

  18. The Fruit Company HarvestClub Americana Classic

    1. One way to help the couple celebrate all year? A fruit of the month club, like The Fruit Company’s Harvest Club. You pick the weight and The Fruit Company will do the packing, from Navel oranges in January to Webster Comice pears in December.

    The Fruit Company HarvestClub Americana Classic, starting at $294 for 12 months, TheFruitCompany.com

  19. Kate Spade New York Gardner Street Bud Vase

    2. Encourage the flower anniversary couple to keep fresh flowers in their home by gifting them with a pretty glass vase, like this one by Kate Spade New York. Etched with winding foliage, this one doubles down on the theme too.

    Kate Spade New York Gardner Street Bud Vase, $60, Bloomingdales.com

  20. Lenox Twelve Days of Christmas 4-Piece Mug Set

    3. For the couple who had a winter wedding, consider honoring the season with something holiday-themed: "The Twelve Days of Christmas," which, as you may recall, starts with a partridge in a pear tree. You can either go literal and gift an actual pear tree, or find something that’s Twelve Days-themed, like this four-piece mug set by Lenox.

    Amazon Twelve Days of Christmas 4-Piece Mug Set, $40, Amazon.com

  21. Edible Arrangements Berry and Chocolate Bouquet Dipped Pineapple and Banana

    4. Believe it or not, if you want to stick to the theme, an Edible Arrangement honors the best of both worlds—the fruits and the flowers (as the fruits are cut into floral shapes). Dipped in chocolate too? It’s a 4th anniversary gift that can’t lose.

    Edible Arrangements Berry and Chocolate Bouquet Dipped Pineapple and Banana, starting at $87, EdibleArrangements.com

    Appliance Anniversary Gifts

    Now that we’ve covered general and traditional 4-year anniversary gift ideas, we’ve only got one more category to go: the modern 4th anniversary gift—appliances. While appliances may not sound romantic in theory, they're incredibly useful. And let’s be honest: If someone gave you a Vitamix, would you not call it love? Scroll to see our favorite appliances as fourth anniversary gifts.

  22. KitchenAid 3.5 Quart Artisan Mini Stand Mixer

    1. For the couple who loves to bake, give them one of the most popular—and useful—kitchen tools they'll use over and over again. 

    KitchenAid 3.5 Quart Artisan Mini Stand Mixer, $475, Macys.com

  23. Keurig 2.0 K575 Plus Brewing System

    2. For the pair that appreciates their tea—and their hot chocolate, and their iced tea—just as much as their coffee, choose this as a 4th anniversary gift.

    Keurig 2.0 K575 Plus Brewing System, $260, Macys.com

  24. Nostalgia Electrics ‘50s Style Stir Popcorn Popper

    3. Cinephiles who love turning their home into their own personal movie theater—complete with a concession stand!—will love this anniversary gift.

    Nostalgia Electrics ‘50s Style Stir Popcorn Popper, $40, BedBathandBeyond.com

  25. Vitamix Pro750 Heritage Blender in Copper

    4. For the smoothie masters always looking to get the most out of their healthy food choices, this is the perfect 4th anniversary gift for them.

    Vitamix Pro750 Heritage Blender in Copper, $750, Williams-Sonoma.com

  26. Philips Pasta Maker

    5. For the couple who loves Italian culture (the kind who pride themselves on never topping their spaghetti with store-bought sauce), take their dinners one step further with this handy pasta maker.

    Philips Pasta Maker, $400, Williams-Sonoma.com

  27. Breville Juice Fountain Compact

    6. The couple that hosts Sunday brunch will never drink store-bought orange juice again with this as a 4-year anniversary gift.

    Breville Juice Fountain Compact, $100, CrateandBarrel.com

  28. KitchenAid KMT4116 Architect 4-Slice Long Slot Toaster

    7. For the avocado toast lovers, set them up with a toaster that goes the distance. (The longer the slice, the more green goodness you can enjoy.)

    KitchenAid KMT4116 Architect 4-Slice Long Slot Toaster, $150, Macys.com

  29. Hamilton Beach Searing Grill

    8. For the couple that’s all about barbecues and pool parties, let them live the summer year-round with this handy grill.

    Hamilton Beach Searing Grill, $60, Target.com

  30. Cuisinart Pistachio Green Ice Cream Maker/Frozen Yogurt Maker

    9. For the crafty couple with the ultimate sweet tooth, this 4th anniversary gift has a gorgeous color to boot.

    Cuisinart Pistachio Green Ice Cream Maker/Frozen Yogurt Maker, $60, CrateandBarrel.com


    For more of the best anniversary gift ideas for all the major milestones, check out our comprehensive guide to anniversary gifts by year. 



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