What is the traditional fourth anniversary gift?

The traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift is silk or linen. The reasons for this is that silk represents the connection between a married couple, plus silk is a popular material for weddings, from the dress to the pocket squares worn. Linen is said to represent the purity and honesty that contributes to what makes a successful marriage.


What is the modern fourth anniversary gift?

The modern fourth anniversary gift is an appliance. This one doesn't have a particularly deep meaning, but every married couple needs some of those kitchen essentials, plus a few luxuries to enjoy together. Typically, an appliance bought for a fourth anniversary should be on the smaller size, so avoid washing machines and think about the things that will brighten your partner's day.

To get you started, here are a selection of fourth anniversary gift ideas that are both thoughtful and sentimental...

5 silk & linen anniversary gifts

Customised Matching Pyjamas Anniversary gift

Silk fourth anniversary gift ideas

A pair of matching silk pyjamas is a lovely fourth anniversary gift. These ones can be personalised ina number of different ways, plus you can choose the style and colour you'd prefer.

Buy Customised Matching Pyjamas Anniversary gift from Etsy (from £21)

Seagrass & Linen Scented Candle

Linen fourth anniversary gift

Simple and beautifully scented, this seagrass and linen candle is a lovely gift for a fourth wedding anniversary. With a blend of citrus, sandalwood, vanilla and fresh linen, you can't go wrong with this scent.

Buy Seagrass & Linen Scented Candle from John Lewis (£15)

Personalised Linen Maps Frame

Linen fourth anniversary gift

Capture the monumental moments from your relationship with a linen map picture. There are plenty of personalisation options; choose from two hearts all the way up to four capturing the locations of those key dates.

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Buy Personalised Linen Maps Frame from Etsy (from £49.99)

Sage Green Bedtime Bundle

Linen fourth anniversary gift

Treat you and your partner for your fourth anniversary with a luxurious linen bedding bundle. Made from super soft 100% stonewashed French flax, the set comes with a duvet cover, sheet and pillowcases so you have everything you need for a comfortable night's sleep.

Buy Sage Green Bedtime Bundle from Piglet in Bed (from £173)

Custom Linen Map with Personalised Pins

Linen fourth anniversary gift

Your fourth wedding anniversary if a great time to look back and reflect on the memories you've gathered throughout your relationship. And what better way to remind yourselves than a custom linen map with personalised pins? Not only can you pin the dates you've already had, but you can keep adding as you experience new adventures!

Buy Custom Linen Map with Personalised Pins from Etsy (from £126)

5 appliance anniversary gifts

Smeg ECF01CR Coffee Machine

Appliance fourth anniversary gift

Experience authentic coffee in the comfort of your own home with this traditional coffee machine by Smeg. Suitable for ground coffee or paper pods, you can enjoy a coffee every morning as good as the baristas make it. Plus, this machine will look incredibly smart on your kitchen side!

Buy Smeg ECF01CR Coffee Machine from John (£309)

Panasonic Bread Maker

Appliance fourth anniversary gift

If you caught the bread making bug during lockdown, like many of us, it probably never left. So why not make the process easier with a bread maker? Not only is it a lovely anniversary gift, but it can be enjoyed for years to come!

Buy Panasonic Bread Maker from AO (£174)

Breville Cafe-Style Sandwich Press

Appliance fourth anniversary gift

Who doesn't love a cheese toastie? Whether your a meat feast lover or a humous and rocket fan, this cafe-style sandwich press guarantees a delicious toastie every time. And what better brand to go for than the inventors of the toasted sandwich?

Buy Cafe-Style Sandwich Press from Currys (£29)

The Velvetiser - Copper Edition

Appliance fourth anniversary gift

If your spouse is more of a hot chocolate person, then Hotel Chocolat's famous hot chocolate machine, The Velvetiser, will be well received! Simply add some hot chocolate flakes (you can buy some with the machine) and add your choice of milk or water and you'll be left with a deliciously smooth cocoa beverage.

Buy The Velvetiser - Copper Edition from Hotel Chocolat (£99.95)

Air-Purifying Scent Diffuser & Set Of 2 Fragrance Oils

Appliance fourth anniversary gift

A diffuser is a lovely alternative to a candle to make your home smell lovely, and this gist set is the perfect fourth anniversary present. Included is an air-purifying diffuser with two of The White Company's best selling fragrance oils.


Buy Air-Purifying Scent Diffuser & Set Of 2 Fragrance Oils from The White Company (£75)