The traditional themes for 4th wedding anniversary gift for women in the UK are moving up the fabric ladder – and we are becoming less utilitarian and more luxurious to celebrate what is now a long-term commitment. The purity of linen or the sensuality of silk – take your choice! But in the US it’s all about fertility and natural growth. By now there may have been a blossoming of offspring, but most definitely you’ve been putting down some roots (enough already).
Flowers are self-explanatory but fruit… well don’t forget that grapes, nice though they are, with a bit of squishing will eventually become wine! A cool linen shirt for the beach for him. And a beautiful silk Lily Gardner scarf for her. Job done!
A luxury bowl of fruit
Flowers every week for a year
A wine-tasting course
Lily Gardner silk scarf
Some petals sprinkled around the house on your anniversary!
Themes don’t get more practical than this Modern one for 4th anniversary gifts! You’ve been together a while now, so perhaps a few upgrades are necessary from the bits you cobbled together when first moving in. But let’s be clear – we aren’t talking vacuum cleaners, irons or washing machines…
The range of options here is truly Amazon! But do a little research into your other half’s interests. Ask their mates what tech they are eyeing up online. Then add some sparkle – buy something they probably wouldn’t spring for themselves.
That fancy coffee maker, gelato machine or humungousSmart TV so Netflix is super chilled…
A huge US fridge freezer you can walk in
A wine fridge
A posh food processor
Ice cream machine
Every room wired for sound
That crucial tool for the DIYer in the house
Bean to cup caffeine on demand
Anything Dyson that doesn’t involve cleaning.
In mythology, topaz is often depicted as a gem of peace and healing. It was discovered by the Romans over two millennia ago on the Island of Topazios in the Red Sea. However, due to its rarity in nature, blue topaz in usually obtained by the heating and irradiation of colourless topaz. Blue topaz is said to signify honesty, clarity of feelings, and deep emotional attachment.An amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. The name comes from Greek words meaning “not intoxicate” as it was believed that such stones protect the wearer from drunkenness. Surely worth a try? Alternatively, Lily Gardner offers amethyst jewellery that anyone would be happy to raise a toast to.
Any jewellery featuring blue topaz, amethyst, or blue zircon: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.
A bouquet or a pot of geraniums or hydrangeas
Presents with a flower theme that embraces geraniums or hydrangeas (e.g an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance)
Gifts with a floral motif (e.g handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear)