Surprise Your Loved Ones With a Traditional 4 Year Anniversary Gift
As the fourth wedding anniversary approaches for your loved ones, you may be wondering what would be a memorable and thoughtful gift to show how much you care at this special time. Why not surprise your nearest and dearest this anniversary year with a traditional 4th wedding anniversary gift? There are several different traditional gifts linked with this year of marriage, with different countries having different customs. There is also a traditional flower and colour associated with this marital year and so you have lots of options when it comes to choosing a traditional 4th anniversary gift that will impress and be cherished. Mix and match from the variety of suggestions on offer and you are sure to be able to find something that will touch the hearts of the recipients.
What are the Traditional 4th Wedding Anniversary Gifts?
There are several different materials which have traditionally been associated with 4 years of marriage. In the United States, the classical gifts are linen or silk, with all the symbolic meanings that they gold. The interwoven fibres of the linen are thought to represent the bond between the couple as time goes on, while the saying “as smooth as silk” is thought to be a good omen for the married pair’s future. In the UK however there are different traditional materials, where fruit and flowers are customarily given to commemorate this event. These are thought to reflect not only the beauty of a happy union but also to project a wish for fruitfulness within the marriage. You can feel free to choose any or all of these suggestions and incorporate them into a fabulous gift that your loved ones will adore. If you would like to choose a linen gift, homewares are the perfect choice. Why not choose some stylish bed linen to give the couple’s bedroom a whole new look? Alternatively, a pretty tablecloth for the dining room would also be an appropriate and symbolic gift. If your loved ones would prefer the luxurious feel of silk, why not consider an embroidered or personalised silk cushion to adorn the home? A silk tie would be a lovely traditional 4 year wedding anniversary gift for him, while a silk blouse or silk nightdress would be the perfect traditional 4th anniversary gift for her. If you would like to embrace the traditional fruit theme, a delightful fruit basket would be a special way to mark the day. Choose either the couple’s favourite fruits or a collection of exotic varieties and pack them into a beautifully decorated basket for an unusual and meaningful token of esteem. If you would like to get a little creative and mix up some ideas, a silk scarf with a fruit pattern would be a clever way of combining two themes of this milestone occasion.
Select Flowers as a Traditional 4th Anniversary Gift
Most anniversary years have a traditional flower associated with them, and the 4th wedding anniversary is no different. The customary flower given on this special day is the geranium and although this flower is often associated with the negative meanings of stupidity and folly, in fact it also has been linked with gentility and esteem, making it an appropriate anniversary sentiment for your loved ones. If however you would prefer not to risk offending your loved ones, you could always opt for the rose, which is the perfect flower for any anniversary year because of its message of love and beauty. A bouquet of these glorious blossoms is sure to delight the recipients on the occasion of their 4th wedding anniversary and will convey a message of esteem and appreciation from the giver. While flowers will fade and die with time, there is a way to give a traditional floral gift that will never deteriorate. A gorgeous glazed Eternity Rose will last forever and will remain as beautiful as the day it was first given. Made by hand from a specially selected rose blossom, each flower is crafted by skilled experts into a one of a kind work of art. Intricately glazed and then trimmed with pure 24 karat gold, each flower comes presented in its own lovely leather presentation case, ready to be displayed proudly as a thing of beauty in the marital home. What better way to amaze and impress your loved ones on the occasion of their 4th anniversary than by giving them such a magnificent token? Why not combine the traditional colour of the 4th wedding anniversary by giving a stylish blue glazed Eternity Rose to embrace the theme?
A Traditional Gemstone 4th Wedding Anniversary Gift
One of the best traditional gifts to give is a piece of jewellery that incorporates the gemstone associated with the anniversary year. The 4th wedding anniversary is customarily linked with blue topaz, a particularly beautiful stone and it also has several significant meanings which are relevant to a happy union. Symbolising perfect communication, peacefulness and understanding, blue topaz reflects the key to a successful marriage and celebrates the joy that the couple have found together. An ideal traditional four year anniversary gift for her would therefore be a piece of elegant blue topaz jewellery such as a pendant or earrings, while a wonderful 4 year anniversary gift for him would be a pair of blue topaz cufflinks or a tie pin that incorporates this stunning stone.