Linen Gifts for Your Fourth Wedding Anniversary
By the time your fourth wedding anniversary comes around, you've really gotten into the rhythm of married life. It's no longer a surprise to hear your spouse refer to you as "husband" or "wife," you've purchased your first home together, and maybe even expanded your family with a child. Now it's time to celebrate the last four years of bliss with a gift that's as significant as your time together.
But what should you give your spouse? That depends on who you ask. While linen is the traditional fourth anniversary gift, modernist have begun to include fruit, flowers, and appliances as part of this year's acceptable present categories. Since you probably don't need help choosing something that falls into one of the latter three categories, we focused our efforts on helping you find linen gifts your partner is sure to love. Plus, linen feels like a pretty significant representation of your marriage thus far. It's a fabric that's woven together from fibers of flax, just like your union was created from your shared experiences.
If you want to give your husband or wife a traditional linen present but are at a loss for where to start looking, we're here to help. We created a curated list of inspired linen gifts that are sure to make even the choosiest partner smile. One of our favorites? A linen-bound coffee table book with every New York Times headline from the date you were married up to your latest anniversary. Cozy linen bedding, a luxurious robe, and everyday essentials like shirts and baseball caps are all on our list, too.
Here, find some of our favorite linen gifts to help make your fourth wedding anniversary especially memorable.
Newspaper Cover Keepsake Book
These keepsake anniversary book is something you'll cherish for years to come. Simply plug in your wedding date and The New York Times will compile every front page from the day you were married to your most recent anniversary. With the linen cover, it makes a great fourth anniversary gift, but don't worry that it won't feel robust. The Times will pad the rest of the book with iconic covers from past events.
Shop Now: The New York Times Anniversary Book, $145, nytimes.com.
Reach for these hemstitch linen napkins when setting the table for special occasions.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn Linen Hemstitch Napkins in White, $56 for four, potterybarn.com.
Your partner will think of you every time he or she steps out of the shower and reaches for one of these ultra-luxe linen-lined towels.
Shop Now: Parachute Home Spa Towels, $150, parachutehome.com.
You can't go wrong with the classic scent of clean sheets. Gift your spouse one of these candles to instantly upgrade your bedroom.
Shop Now: Naturalist Collection Linen Boxed Candle, from $21, westelm.com.
We don't encourage taking the easy way out, but if you know your spouse has been eyeing a present that's decidedly not made of linen, wrap it up in a box made of the material. Cheating? Maybe. But it's what's on the outside that counts—in this case, at least.
Shop Now: The Container Store "Bristol" Storage Box, from $24.99, containerstore.com.
For a great gift that also does good for the environment, consider these reusable kitchen towels.
Shop Now: Shop Fog Linen Thick Linen Kitchen Cloth, $16, shop-foglinen.com.
These American-made notebooks are great for everything from jotting down daily reminders to writing out your weekly grocery list. The pretty linen cover doesn't just make it a great fourth anniversary gift; it also makes them especially durable.
Shop Now: Shinola Medium "Hard" Linen Journal, $22, shinola.com.
Incorporate the soft, airy fabric into your everyday wares while protecting wood furniture from unsightly rings with these linen coasters.
Shop Now: Linoto Linen Coaster Set, $12 for two, linoto.com.
This linen pajama set is about to become her new favorite. Pair it with breakfast in bed for a fourth anniversary she won't forget.
Shop Now: Serena & Lily "Cavallo" Linen Pajamas, $128, serenaandlily.com.
Upgraded Oven Mitt
If the way to your partner's heart is through his or her stomach, make time spent in the kitchen a little nicer for both of you with a brand-new set of oven mitts. Cooking novices and pros alike will love the look.
Shop Now: Crate & Barrel Chambray Oven Mitt, $12.95, crateandbarrel.com.
Striped Throw Blanket
Maybe you just bought your first home, or else you're ready to redecorate the space you already have. Either way, your wife will appreciate this pastel-hued blanket since it'll go with anything.
Shop Now: Coyuchi "Mojave" Linen Blanket, from $78, coyuchi.com.
Give her the gift of comfort by way of this ultra-luxe linen robe. Order a matching one for yourself so you two can turn your next Saturday night in into a hotel-like experience.
Shop Now: Brooklinen Linen Robe in Mist, $148, brooklinen.com.
Softer than his favorite worn-in button-down and far better looking, he'll reach for this lightweight wardrobe staple every single weekend.
Shop Now: Theory "Irving" Summer Linen Short Sleeve Shirt, $122.50, eastdane.com.
Workwear doesn't have to be boring. Help him get excited for a day at the office—even if it's just his home office—by wrapping up this unstructured linen suit jacket for year four.
Shop Now: Wallace & Barnes "Slim-Fit Chore" Blazer in Cotton Linen, $150, jcrew.com.
If you're gifting him a fancy new suit jacket, you might as well finish the look with a pocket square, too.
Shop Now: The Tie Bar "Binary Border" Pocket Square, $12, thetiebar.com.
Whether your partner chooses to use it for cooking or gardening, this linen apron will make even the most menial of household tasks a little more exciting.
Shop Now: Terrain Rustic Apron, $108, shopterrain.com.
Reduce your spouse's carbon footprint by wrapping up a reusable linen tote this anniversary. It's perfect for grocery shopping, but could also be used while traveling or hitting the beach.
Shop Now: Flax Sleep "The Market Bag" Tote, $138, flaxsleep.com.