40th Wedding Anniversary Ideas

Congratulations on 40 years of marriage together! This is our collection of 40th wedding anniversary ideas.

Jump to 40th wedding anniversary ruby gift ideas, where to buy 40th anniversary flowers, anniversary gemstone gift ideas or ideas for celebrating your 40th anniversary.

40th Wedding Anniversary Symbols

Traditional: Ruby
Modern: Ruby
Flower: Nasturtium
Gemstone: Ruby

40th Anniversary Gift Ideas

Ruby Gift Ideas


  • Ruby stud ring for husband

  • Ruby ring for wife

  • Ruby Tie pin

  • Ruby Cuff links

  • Ruby colored items

  • Ruby red scarf

  • Ruby red glass bowl

  • Ruby red winter throw

  • Choosing Ruby Jewelry

    Tips for Buying Jewelry Online:

  • Always note the dimensions of the jewelry
    (it may look larger than it is)

  • Buy only from a reputable online store

  • 3 main considerations when buying ruby jewelry
    - rarity, durability and beauty

  • Check whether jewelry item is solid or just plated

  • Consider different gold colors
    (rose, yellow, white)

  • When buying gold note the caret size
    (9ct, 18ct, 24ct)

  • Wedding Anniversary Flower: Nasturtium

    These are an interesting flower, nasturiums can even be used in cooking as a garnish!

    A gift of a nasturtium plant in a pretty pot would be a lovely way to commemorate your 40 years together.
    And just a bit easier on the pocket book than rubies too!

    If nasturtiums aren't your favorite choice, what about 40 ruby red roses?

    These days, life is made easy! You don't even have to leave the house to order your fortieth anniversary flowers. Have fresh flowers delivered anywhere by local florists. What could be easier, tick - 40th wedding anniversary flowers sent!

    If you are still wondering what to get your wife check out our anniversary gifts for her page. And for your husband we have the anniversary gifts for him page.

    40th Wedding Anniversary Ideas - How to Celebrate

    Have a 40th wedding anniversary party with friends and family...
    Maybe you could have a Ruby themed party, have red wine, ruby red serviettes, ruby red tablecloths and red anniversary party decorations ...

    Have a trip away as a couple to somewhere with 'Ruby' in the name...
    Go bird-watching in Nevada's Ruby Mountains, or explore the Ruby falls in Chattanooga...

    Have a romantic candlelit dinner for two...
    Remember to have ruby red wine, or as a non alcoholic alternative - sparkling red grape juice....

    Rediscover your favorite places from when you were newlyweds...
    Have an adventure and find out if any of your old haunts are still around...

    For other useful 40th anniversary information 40th wedding anniversary party ideas, wedding anniversary invitations timeline or for romantic anniversary ideas.

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