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40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Published date: 3rd August 2021 | Author: Carrie O’Donnell


Congratulations! You’ve reached your ruby wedding anniversary. This is big milestone for many couples and definitely something to be proud of!

The traditional and modern anniversary gift for your 40th wedding anniversary is ruby, hence why 40 years together is named the ruby anniversary. Throughout history the ruby has been used to symbolise romance and passion. The inner fire of a ruby is thought to represent the burning flame of passion in the hearts of a couple who have been together for 40 years, so celebrating this wedding anniversary is a truly romantic occasion, and deserves a really special gift.

We have put together some of our favourite 40th wedding anniversary gifts for you if you are looking for the perfect ruby anniversary gift.

Traditional & Modern 40th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

1. Ruby & CZ Teardrop Earrings, £175 from Ruby & Oscar

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

These classic and elegant ruby earrings would look stunning with any v outfit and would really make a gorgeous ruby anniversary gift.

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2. Ruby Love Heart Paperweight, £36.80 from James Pirie

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for something a little different, then this gorgeous ruby paperweight is perfect. It features two entwined ruby hearts that symbolise love and unity, which is ideal for a 40th wedding anniversary gift.

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3. Eternity Ruby Bracelet, £100 from Jian London

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Everyone loves jewellery as a gift, so this delicate ruby bracelet would be a very welcome anniversary gift. This sterling silver bracelet features rubies and sapphires.

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4. Ruby Champagne Flutes, £45 from Oldrids & Downtown

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

These ruby champagne flutes are a gorgeous 40th anniversary gift and something that will be used regularly. They have a ruby pink finish and are embellished with a single Swarovski crystal.

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5. Ruby Red Single Rose, £25 from Abbott Lyon

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

There’s nothing more romantic than a single red rose! This gift features a hand picked red rose beautifully presented in a premium white and gold foil gift box.

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6. Ruby Tiger Gin, £37.95 from Master of Malt

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for something a little different then this ruby tiger gin is ideal, and is a pink-tiger variant of the Tiger Gin recipe.

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7. Salted Caramel Ruby Truffles, £14.95 from Fortnum & Mason

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

These delicious ruby truffles are crafted in England and combine fruity and sharp ruby chocolate with a sweet yet salty caramel. They will make an ideal gift for a fortieth wedding anniversary.

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8. Ruby Pendant Necklace, £99 from Ruby & Oscar

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

This pendant necklace features a sterling silver wave with a ruby inside.

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9. Ruby Anniversary Sundial, £59.95 from The Metal Foundry

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for something a little different then this ruby sundial would be a great gift, and is something that can be kept and used for years to come.

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10. Handmade Personalised Frame, £50 from Rosa and Flo

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

This beautiful handmade frame can be personalised so you can add the names of whoever’s anniversary it is inside. This features a gorgeous heart design in the middle and is a really lovely personalised 40th anniversary gift.

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11. Michael Kors Sexy Ruby Eau de Parfum, £88 from John Lewis

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Michael Kors Sexy Ruby is a modern scent that sparkles with sensuality. The temptation of juicy raspberry gleams like a fiery ruby with the striking display of lush florals, the perfect gift!

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12. Ruby Leaf Vase, £52 from Engrave It Now

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

This gorgeous vase features a beautiful engraved ruby leaf design and has been hand decorated. This is a great 40th anniversary gift and just as an idea, it could be given with some beautiful red roses as well.

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13. Ruby Pomegranate Candle, £9.99 from Forever Love

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

This twin wick candle features fragrant florals warmed with rich cedarwood which will create a gorgeous scent to fill any room. This is a lovely additional anniversary gift and something that lots of people will love.

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14. Ruby Cufflinks, £31.59 from Pink and Dink

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Finding a ruby anniversary gift for him can be difficult, but these ruby red cufflinks are a great choice and will look amazing with any outfit, whether its work or a social occasion.

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15. 40th Anniversary Ribbon, £0.95 from Just Create Craft

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

This is a great little extra gift that you can get to decorate your main anniversary gifts with and features ‘Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary’ text on a red background.

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16. Custom Ruby Anniversary Pillow, £23.50 from Koko Blossom

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

This cushion can be personalised and will make a really lovely, thoughtful anniversary gift idea. You could add your own personalisation as well to make it a really unique and lovely gift idea.

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17. Ruby Tree Sculpture, £50 from Josoko

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

This is a unique, handmade gift which has been made using garnet and red jasper with wire. This is a great gift for anyone who loves gemstones or crystals and will make a lovely centrepiece in a lounge or dining area.

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18. Men’s Silver Cross Pendant, £109 from Jewlr

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

This modern cross pendant features a ruby gemstone in the middle and an engraving on the outside in a modern cross pattern.

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19. 40th Wedding Anniversary Paper Cutting, £19.50 from Caroline Rees Papercut

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

This elegant paper-cutting can be personalised with the your details and can be used as a wall hanging or why not add some string and have it as a window hanging? These are hand cut, making it a really beautiful, unique gift.

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20. Wedding Anniversary Book Fold, £20 from All That’s Hand Made Uk

40th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

This beautiful handmade gift is perfect if you’re looking for an additional, smaller anniversary gift. All these items are handmade using pre-loved and recycled books, so you will also be giving a sustainable and ethical gift!

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We hope this guide has given you lots of inspiration for ruby wedding anniversary gifts and provided you with some much needed help. Whether it’s for a friend or family member who is celebrating 40 years of marriage, this guide has hopefully given you some inspiration for the perfect gift. Please visit our other anniversary guides for more inspiration.

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Written by

Carrie O’Donnell

Carrie is a Marketing and Events specialist with over ten years’ experience working in the wedding industry, creating marketing strategies and coordinating events for a range of venues. She is also a professional pianist and plays piano for weddings, private events, in fine dining restaurants, and has played in many luxury venues around the UK. She has a love of…

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