40th Wedding Anniversary Gifts (Ruby)

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Congratulations! According to the traditional symbolism of wedding anniversaries, you're getting into the realm of super-precious materials!

For instance, the traditional symbol for a couple's 40th wedding anniversary is ruby, one of the most valuable gemstones in the world (just so you know, some experts affirm that top-quality rubies are worth much more than diamonds, even).

Ruby represents passion, wisdom, wealth, and life power: cool things to have in your marriage at any point, including 40 years into the adventure!

So, how creative can you get with ruby gifts for your 40th wedding anniversary?

Here are our favorite ideas so far!


Large Personalised Chocolate Ruby Wedding Gift Box

The sweetest way to celebrate a wedding anniversary, no matter how you look at it.

Yum. 🍫

Personalized 40th Ruby Wedding Anniversary Wine Label

A personalized label on your celebratory 40th wedding anniversary wine bottle may not sound like a big deal but you know how they say: God is in the details.

This one surely adds to the festive vibe!

Kit Kat Ruby Chocolate Bar

Put it in gift boxes, give as a "no reason" gift just for kicks or...

Maybe as a gag present for your 40th wedding anniversary? It's covered in ruby chocolate, after all, and the traditional symbol for this milestone is ruby!

Ruby Wish Stone Pendant

Not a real ruby, but still pretty as can be - and at an affordable price!

Grow Your Own Ruby Wedding Anniversary Garden

Celebrate 40 years growing together with this garden gift, complete with a slate engraved with the name and anniversary date of the happy couple.

Coral Fruit Bowl in Deep Ruby Red

Done in a deep ruby red, this transparent glass makes a beautiful piece of coral-themed table art or works perfectly as a functional fruit bowl.

Ruby Sundial

A beautiful decoration for the garden, this brass sundial will also serve as a keepsake to remind you of your 40th wedding anniversary every time you look at it!

Other 40th wedding anniversary symbols:

  • France: emerald

So, how did it go?

Did you find a gift you'd be happy to celebrate your 40th anniversary with?

If not, remember you can always go with some creative twists on the ruby theme:

  • Decorate your home with red balloons, garlands, and similar decor elements
  • Bake your spouse a red velvet cake, it's kinda similar to ruby red!
  • Did you know that most of the world's ruby is mined in Myanmar, Thailand, and adjacent countries? How about traveling there to celebrate the occasion? :)

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