4th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Still wondering what to give your spouse on your fourth year together? For the fourth anniversary, say it with flowers.

The tradition of celebrating the anniversary of a wedding probably goes back to the middle ages. It was generally not celebrated annually, aside from major milestones.

Nowadays, it’s common to give gifts or make a particular romantic gesture each year to celebrate another year past as a married couple. During this time, the couple acknowledges the achievement of the continuing commitment and love towards each other.

The fourth wedding anniversary is said to be the year of linen, silk, fruit and flowers, with couples giving each other gifts within those themes. Modern practice, however, is to give one another electrical appliances. The gemstone is a blue topaz and the flower is a geranium or hydrangea. Have a look through some of our top picks!

4th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

The Winston Regal watch
Pampering with Piper Rose
Bockers & Pony
November Lilies
Flowers for Everyone
Mum you're Golden Hamper
Edible Blooms
Hand stamped vintage silverware
Cheers Hamper
Bockers & Pony
Proctor-Silex 26500Y Durable Belgian Waffle Baker
Gourmet Herb Garden
ProFlowers / ProPlants
Lush Greens Basket

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Gift ideas for fourth wedding anniversary

As flowers are both the traditional gift on the fourth wedding anniversary and a beautiful and romantic way to say ‘I love you’, thinking about flowers or floral themed gifts is fitting. Flowers represent the blossoming of a relationship in its early years. But when picking the right flowers, it’s best to choose those that are in season as they will be cheaper and generally more fragrant. You can also buy potted flowers or a small tree for your home or garden, and watch your plants put down roots and grow as your relationship does.

Married to debt

The traditional flower for the fourth wedding anniversary is the hydrangea, or the geranium. Again, though, think outside of the box. Feel free to choose flowers that your partner loves, that are in season, or that will look beautiful in your home.

Appliances are a pretty fail-safe gift on any occasion. Kitchen appliances, especially, are always useful and cooking together is a great way to share creativity and spend time together. For your anniversary, you could make a night of it, and together, you can try out a new recipe using your new kitchen appliance.

Maybe you would like to surprise your spouse on the morning of the anniversary day? Picture this: your spouse stirs from blissful slumber to the scent of freshly ground and brewing coffee wafting through the bedroom door. They go to the kitchen and find a new coffee machine gurgling, creating the perfect morning espresso. Waffles are ready, prepared with the new waffle maker, and in that moment, they hear the doorbell. Right on time, the flowers have arrived. Before they know it, they are holding a giant bouquet of colourful fragrant flowers.

Personalised Weddings Gifts

Tips to choosing the most ideal fourth wedding anniversary gift

While trying to find the perfect fourth wedding anniversary gift can seem a daunting task, it need not be. In these cases, it really is the thought that counts. The best gifts are those that have meaning to the other person. Consider their likes and interests and give them something with sentimental value as time goes on. You can get creative, mix traditional with modern themes, while giving something personal and useful at the same time.

  • Think about what your spouse is interested in. Do they love music, cooking or gardening? Get them something they will love on any day, not just on your anniversary.
  • Maybe a day to celebrate together could be the perfect gift. For the flower themed fourth wedding anniversary, what about a picnic in botanical gardens, or a trip to the nursery to choose a young tree to grace your garden in the years to come?

If you have been invited to an anniversary party and are not sure what to give the couple, have a talk to guests, friends and family. Maybe the couple doesn’t want gifts, and simply like to celebrate with their friends. If they have specified ‘no gifts’ on their invitations, you should honour their wishes. If they haven’t specified, sticking with small, traditional gifts are always a sure-fire way to get it right. Just don’t feel obligated to spend too much.

Top retailers for fourth wedding anniversary gifts

Many shoppers take comfort in being able to shop online for their fourth wedding anniversary gifts. If you are busy with work, family and commitments, it can seem almost impossible to fit ‘anniversary gift shopping’ into your hectic schedule.

Thankfully, it’s really simple to jump online and order flowers to your door, and have them arrive time. You can also shop from one of Australia’s many department stores, a very simple solution to search for and find the perfect gift.

Department stores like Macy’s, Deals Direct, The Hut, EziBuy, Le Domaine and Saks Fifth Avenue generally offer great deals on shipping, or even ship for free. And with, you can take advantage of further discounts by using the discount coupons found on’s search pages. Simply type in the online store where you would like to shop to find the coupons available. Enter the codes at check-out, after you have browsed for and found the item you would like to buy.

If you have decided to get flowers and plants for your fourth wedding anniversary gift, the same rule applies. Online flower retailers Flowers for Everyone, Teleflora Australia, Macarthur Baskets, Just Flowers, and ProFlowers have huge ranges of all kinds of flower themed gifts. They deliver overnight and offer deals through Just go the deals and coupons page, type in a specific retailer or just ‘flowers’, and click on ‘find deals’ to use all of the great discounts available to online shoppers.

Why shop at for fourth wedding anniversary gifts?

At, all the legwork is done for you and just the fun part of shopping is left. All you have to worry about is what to buy, and you know that will have found the best deal. Not only do you not need to worry about getting to the store, you don’t need to worry about shipping, either. Remember to check’s promo codes, enter them in at check-out for further discounts. When you are looking for fourth wedding anniversary gifts, you can’t go past flowers, and when you are looking for great deals and convenience, you can’t go past

Alex Bruce-Smith

Alex Bruce-Smith is a publisher at, taking care of shopping & travel. She funds her addiction to online shopping by hunting coupon codes like a pro, and can usually be found waiting anxiously for a package to arrive. #notevensorry

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