40th wedding anniversary gifts

Treat the happy couple to something special to celebrate 40 wonderful years together.

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Whether you’re the lucky ones celebrating 40 years of marriage or it’s your parents, friends or family who are doing the celebrating, we’re here to help you find the perfect gift to mark this special occasion.

A 40th wedding anniversary is also known as a ruby anniversary and so a lot of gifts are themed around this tradition, including gemstones and ruby red colours. We’ve picked out some gifts below, some of which follow the traditional theme and some of which are a bit more unusual!

40th wedding anniversary gifts

Anniversary gifts for her

9ct White Gold Ruby & Diamond Ring
9ct White Gold Ruby & Diamond Ring

John Greed Jewellery

Happy Anniversary 24 Red Rose Hand-tied
Happy Anniversary 24 Red Rose Hand-tied

Interflora

9ct Yellow Gold Pear Cut Ruby & Diamond Pendant
9ct Yellow Gold Pear Cut Ruby & Diamond Pendant

Goldsmiths

Anniversary gifts for him

Personalised Watch Box In Solid Oak
Personalised Watch Box In Solid Oak

Not on the High Street

Virgin Wines Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut 75cl
Virgin Wines Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut 75cl

Very.co.uk

Personalised anniversary gifts

Personalised Ruby Anniversary Family Tree Cushion
Personalised Ruby Anniversary Family Tree Cushion

Not on the High Street

Personalised Paperweight - Diamanté Red Heart
Personalised Paperweight - Diamanté Red Heart

Getting Personal

Personalised Anniversary Planter
Personalised Anniversary Planter

Not on the High Street

Anniversary gifts for the couple

Personalised Initials Gold Double Walled Cafetiere
Personalised Initials Gold Double Walled Cafetiere

Not on the High Street

Personalised Slate Cheeseboard - Anniversary
Personalised Slate Cheeseboard - Anniversary

Getting Personal

Anniversary cards

Butterfly Ruby Wedding Anniversary Card, 40 Years
Butterfly Ruby Wedding Anniversary Card, 40 Years

Not on the High Street

Personalised Papercut Ruby Wedding Anniversary Card
Personalised Papercut Ruby Wedding Anniversary Card

Not on the High Street

Gift ideas for 40th wedding anniversaries

Looking to keep your gifts traditional? Check out the traditional gifts for 40th wedding anniversaries below.

AnniversaryTraditional symbolModern giftGemstoneFlowerColour
40thRubyRubyRubyGladiolusRuby red

40th wedding anniversary gift giving tips

While there are both modern and traditional or official gifts for a 40th wedding anniversary, you don’t necessarily have to go with them. You can choose to buy a different item you know the recipient will love.

Below are additional pointers to consider when selecting a gift for the couple.

  • Age: Make sure to buy a respectful and appropriate gift for the recipient’s age.
  • Relationship with the couple: Your relationship with the couple also matters. For example, the couple’s children may get away with goofy gifts. However, friends and other relatives might want to have more subtle and sentimental gifts.
  • Value: When selecting a gift, think about its value… and we’re not talking about the cost of the gift. Ask yourself if the gift is useful to the couple. Will they enjoy it? Or is this one of those gifts that will be kept in the attic never to be seen again?

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