40th Anniversary Gift Ideas

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Your Guide To Ruby Anniversary Gifts For Your Love

What's more exciting that your hunt for ruby anniversary gifts? While it's safe to assume the past 40 years have had their share of ups and downs, there's no better time to relish in your good fortune (and good decision making!) than now. A ruby anniversary gift should be special, personal, and totally delightful for the one you love. Here's where to start.


Say it with art

No one can resist the thoughtfulness that goes into a piece of custom art, celebrating all you've done together. Buy your love a print with a favorite quote, a secret "love you" word, or even a list of the accomplishments you two have been through (from grandparenting to moves to travels!). Give it a special "ruby" twist by having the lettering rendered in ruby red!


Spell it out with jewelry

We're sure you've considered jewelry for your ruby anniversary gift ? and for good reason! It's generally a winner for every anniversary! ? but consider this twist. Instead of a simple necklace with a ruby, choose a "Dearest" ring, a Victorian tradition that stacks the gemstones Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, and Topaz to spell out "Dearest" across the finger. It's a secret love note no one can resist.


Make it a floral affair

Lavish your love with a big bouquet of flowers: Half Nasturtium (the official flower of the 40th anniversary), and half ruby-red roses. It's a ruby anniversary gift that packs a big punch, especially if you go big and make sure the bouquet is fully stocked with (you guessed it) 40 blooms.


Make it a toast to remember

What could be a more appropriate ruby anniversary gift than everyone's favorite ruby-colored drink: red wine! Preferably when gifted with fun and beautiful wine accessories. Does your love have a go-to wine opener or glass? This is exactly the time to gift one!


Love it and list it

Get your pen ready! Sit down and make a list of the top 40 reasons you're so glad to be together after all these years. Have the list framed in a ruby-red picture frame (or a frame of your choosing, but with ruby-red matting). We guarantee there won't be a dry eye in the house (yours included!) after you present your love with this gift.


Make mealtime special

Give a ruby anniversary gift that will start the day on a most-special note: a ruby-themed breakfast in bed! Blood oranges, pancakes (with red food coloring for a fun twist), pomegranate juice, and coffee in a red mug. Make it a keepsake moment by buying special dishes to go along with the meal so your love will always remember the sweet gesture every time they reach for a plate or mug.

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