40th wedding anniversary gift ideas are traditionally ruby, but for those of you less traditional we have also suggested some great ruby inspired gifts.
And 1978 was a great year for getting married.
And it only seems like yesterday!
A ruby inspired gift basket makes a lovely gift to send to a couple celebrating their 40th Anniversary.
A piece of history, an original newspaper from their Wedding Day in 1978.
A sweet gift for your love, a personalized pillow with both of your names.
Red ruby photo frame, personalized with both of your names.
A map of your favorite place; your home, where you met, you get to choose.
Mounted on ruby red and customized with both of your names and Wedding date.
Personalized copy of the Bible, perfect for your 40th Anniversary and printed with your names and your own message.
Personalized family tree with you and your family on the branches.
Love pillow cases in ruby red.
Customized with your names.
This canvas makes a great gift if you come from two different States.
Comes in a choice of colors, but the red would be perfect for 40 years.
Engraved glasses for a great bottle of ruby red wine.
Enamel cufflinks in red (or other colors are available) and personalized with both of your names.
Where you first met is a special place. This jigsaw puzzle shows the exact spot and a heart shaped piece marks the spot.
Personalized Ruby Wedding Anniversary plate.
With space for your own Anniversary message.
Personalized 40th Anniversary vase, engraved with 40 and your names and dates.
Your book will be filled with copies of the front cover of the newspaper from your Wedding Day and every Anniversary since.
Personalized with both of their names and their Wedding Date, plus space for your own message.
Rubies are everywhere when you are celebrating your 40th, the traditional, modern and gemstone anniversary lists all have rubies. Your 40th on the flower list is Nasturtiums, that is the flower that is edible and even this flower has a ruby color to its petals!
The most obvious is jewelry, for women, ruby necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings and for men ruby tie pins, cufflinks and rings with ruby studs. When choosing your rubies the advice of the experts is to go with the colour that you like as there are two different opinions on what is considered best. Some think it is the darkest ruby others think it is the lighter, you choose what you like the best!
Ruby as a colour is stunning and you can find some great gifts in this shade. Ruby coloured glass, vases, plates and ornaments would all be great gifts.
Swarovski as you know have stunning crystal pieces and if you are looking for a ruby inspired gift then they have a lot of choice.
Bordeaux crystals are the red ones and are a perfect match for rubies.
We love this cute teddy bear couple and there are also ruby red roses, tulips, hearts, plus lots of jewelry and gifts for the home too.
And it is good to know when you are in good company and celebrating your 40th anniversary puts you in the same class as Star Trek, The Doors - Love Her Madly and even the Summer of Love in San Francisco, all of which have celebrated their 40th! Finding a favourite band, song or movie from the year of marriage is a great way to add a personal touch to your gift. Ruby by The Kaiser Chiefs, Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones and even Ruby by Kenny Rogers - keeps to the theme. But maybe not to your music taste!
For those of you who like vintage wines and ports your 40th anniversary is an ideal time to celebrate with something great. A number of wine companies will gift pack these items in beautiful gift boxes - so nice you won't want to open them! For those with less of a budget have a look at a nice bottle of Ruby Port but make sure they like it first!
Here are some lovely 40th anniversary gifts inspired by the color ruby that are gorgeous.