4th Wedding Anniversary Gifts – Ideas for Him

Today marks our 4th anniversary as husband and wife. Finn and I have actually been together since high school (over 14 years!), and I feel like I’ve fallen more in love with him this past year than any year before. He’s been by my side on my darkest days, and I don’t know where I’d be without that man of mine. I’m so lucky to have him as a life partner. 4th wedding anniversary gifts for himEnough with the mushy-gushy stuff, let’s dive into today’s post topic….4th wedding anniversary gifts! Finn and I have always followed the “traditional” gift for our wedding anniversary. We like it because it forces us to think outside the box and get creative with the theme of the year. Instead of purchasing the same gifts year after year, we have some fun with the theme and challenge each other to always stick to it!

Anniversary Gifts from Years Past

Here’s how we’ve celebrated the first 3 years of marriage…

Linen & Silk or Fruit & Flowers?!4th wedding anniversary gifts for him

I started researching this topic a couple months ago and found some conflicting reports on 4th wedding anniversary gifts. In the U.S. it’s “silk & linen” and in the U.K. it’s “fruit & flowers.” That’s a heck of a lot of categories compared to the past 3 years of anniversary gifts. Finn and I chatted and decided that we could go with any (or all!) of the categories for our gift-giving this year. 4th wedding anniversary gifts for him

Here are some of the gifts ideas I came up with for Mr. Finn while planning his present. If you’re looking to buy something for your husband, hopefully one of these ideas catches your eye!

4th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him

Pineapple Dress Shirt

This pineapple shirt would definitely work if you’re doing a traditional “fruit” gift. My brothers and my husband all rave about Bonobos, so a quality dress shirt is always a good idea.

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Linen Handkerchief

Finn is always looking to add some flair to his outfits and he’s all about the pocket square! This classic linen handkerchief would look fabulous with his navy suit.

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Silk Striped Tie

A silk tie would be an easy way to check off the “silk” category for your anniversary gift! The ties from Vineyard Vines are top-notch. Love the green & navy stripes on this one.

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Apple Watch

Here’s a creative twist on the traditional “fruit” gift…give an APPLE product! From an iPad, to an Apple TV, or even an Apple watch. Any of those gifts could work for the 4th year!

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Floral Shirt

Finn is definitely man enough to wear a floral shirt. I love this navy one (again from Bonobos!) with the coral flowers.

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Orange Bitters

Whenever we go out to dinner, Finn often orders an old-fashioned. He’s been wanting to learn how to make them at home, and this orange bitters would definitely help!

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Anniversary Journal

This gift doesn’t fit with the 4th year theme, but I think it’s a good gift for ANY anniversary. My dad gifted this to us and I love filling it out. It’s a beautiful way to document each passing year and there’s even a spot to store anniversary cards and a photo from every year!

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4th wedding anniversary gifts for himTonight we will be writing in our wedding anniversary book while watching our wedding video! Wild night…what can I say?!

Happy Anniversary to my love. 4 years down, a lifetime to go…


The Year of Casey

Hey there!

I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.