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40th Wedding Anniversary

Lovely red ruby is the classic gift material for the 40th anniversary! Rich ruby red earrings, bracelet, necklace, ring, or cufflinks would all be appropriate.

Of course, forty red roses would also make a beautiful gift for this year. For gardeners, ruby colored flowers such as nasturtium or a climbing rose with ruby colored blooms are also pretty ideas. For a twist on the traditional red roses, the preserved ruby red roses (upper left) create a beautiful permanent keepsake.

If you do not want to give jewelry, feel free to give red colored gifts such as clothing, art glass, sculpture, and tapestries.

If you are in the mood travel, visit the ruby mine in Cherokee, North Carolina.

Garnet is another modern option for jewelry stones.


Alternate Modern:
  • Ring
  • Earrings
  • Bracelet
  • Necklace
  • Brooch
  • Cufflinks
  • Tie clip
  • Garnet jewelry
  • Red art glass
  • Red crystal home decor
  • Red flowers
  • Red scarves and ties
  • Red clothing
  • Red lingerie
  • Indian River ruby grapefruit for breakfast in bed
  • Trip to ruby mine


Gift Links for 40th Anniversary

Ruby jewelry

Ruby-themed Gifts:
Real ruby red rose preserved with glazing
Red artisan glass
Ruby-colored gifts
Monthly red wine club

'40' Gift Ideas:
40 French chocolates
40 red roses

Garnet artisan jewelry
Garnet in unusual styles
Garnet jewelry in classic styles

Alternate Modern Jewelry Stones & Metal:

More Anniversary Gift Ideas - Any Year:
Personalized anniversary gifts
Anniversary gift baskets
Gourmet French chocolate
Wall Street Journal wine club
Beer, cheese, and flower monthly gift club
Personalized novels - you are the main characters
Personalized M&M love note candy
Register ownership of your special day. Seriously!
Anniversary eCards

Party Planning:
Invitations and eInvites
Century favors and decorations
Shindigz favors and decorations



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I took my wife out to lunch at her favorite restaurant. While we were out, I had arranged for our daughter to fill the living room with red roses and red streamers. When we got home, my wife had no idea anyone had been there because our children were not expected to come over until dinnertime. When my wife walked into the living room she just stopped suddenly in her tracks in complete surprise before she laughed and cried. A great result, well worth the planning.
-- Neil

I think that a good gift for this year would be a ring with three stones. The middle would be ruby and the other two are diamond.
-- Sandy





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