Gift Ideas For The 40th Wedding Anniversary

The 40th anniversary is a milestone in any couple's life, with several themes linked to it. Here we present you with a list of common themes for this anniversary year which may assist you to come up with a fabulous and meaningful gift which will be cherished.

40th ruby anniversaryModern Theme for 40th Anniversary Gifts: Ruby

Throughout history, rubies have represented passion, romance and heartfelt love. The fire at the heart of a well-cut ruby symbolises the eternal flame in a happy marriage which still burns strongly after forty years.

Colour: Red

Gemstone: Ruby

Flowers: There are two flowers often associated with the 40th wedding anniversary, the nasturtium and the gladiola. The nasturtium symbolises loyalty and the strong devotion between a long-term married couple, while the gladiola bears a meaning of infatuation, sincerity and admiration.

A red rose is also a perfect token on this special anniversary year, in connection with the colour theme of the 40th wedding anniversary.

Modern 40th Anniversary Gift Ideas

• Jewellery containing a ruby or rubies (eg, pendant, necklace, bracelet, ring)

• Flower-themed gifts including the gladiola or nasturtium (eg, fragrant candles, art print, perfume, plant)

Red Eternity Rose or Dark-Red Eternity Rose (symbolising the ruby and colour red linked to the 40th anniversary)

• Fresh bunch of gladiolas or nasturtiums


Check out this video which exhibits our stunning Red Glazed Eternity Rose