40th Wedding Anniversary Gifts: The Best Ruby-Inspired Ideas

Whether it's your own 40th wedding anniversary or someone close to you, browse our favourite ruby-inspired gift ideas and cards


A 40th wedding anniversary is certainly something to celebrate and the traditional gift for 40 years of marriage is the ruby. Rubies are said to represent health, wisdom and passion - all things that will have played a part in your marriage.

Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for your other half or a ruby wedding anniversary gift for a couple you know, we have picked out some of the prettiest ruby wedding anniversary ideas.

READ MORE: The Complete Guide to Wedding Anniversaries

Ruby Wedding Anniversary Cards

A beautifully written card is just as important as finding the right gift, give yourself time to write a lovely message and if you’re struggling then take a look at some of our favourite romantic quotes.

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Love Sparkle 40th Anniversary Card - Sew Very English

40th anniversary card

We love all things that glitter and this sparkling 40th anniversary card from Sew Very English is simply stunning. A red glitter heart is surrounded by romantic words and this is a perfect card for a couple you know celebrating this special anniversary.

Ruby 40th Wedding Anniversary Card - The Hummingbird Card Company

40th wedding anniversary card

This pretty ruby wedding anniversary card from The Hummingbird Card Company is perfect for either a couple who are celebrating their 40th anniversary or for your other half to celebrate your own ruby wedding anniversary.

Personalised Ruby Wedding Anniversary Card - Pogofandango

Mum and dad ruby anniversary card

Are you parents about to celebrate their ruby wedding anniversary? Then this laser cut card from Pogofandango can be personalised with the year of their wedding and the current year. You can also change the names on the front of the card so you can tailor it to suit any couple you know.

Heart Balloon Ruby Wedding Anniversary Card - Jenny Arnott Cards and Gifts

Heart balloon card

This stylish balloon style card from Jenny Arnott Cards and Gifts can be personalised with the year the couple got married and their names. It’s the perfect romantic card to celebrate this extra special anniversary.

Ruby Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Whether you want to take the ruby wedding anniversary theme literally or you simply want something extra special to celebrate this milestone year, take a look at some of our favourite ruby wedding anniversary gifts.

Ruby Wedding Anniversary Canvas Print - Hopsack and Olive

Ruby wedding anniversary print

A personalised print is a lovely way to celebrate a ruby wedding anniversary. This canvas print from Hopsack and Olive can be personalised with the names of the couple, the year they were married and also carried a lovely message.

Ruby and Gold Teardrop Earrings - Rochelle Sheperd Jewels

Ruby wedding anniversary earrings

If you’re looking for a ruby wedding anniversary gift that won’t completely blow your budget then these gorgeous ruby and gold drop earrings from Rochelle Sheperd Jewels are just £50 and are completely stunning.

A Mini-break - Virgin Experience Days

Lake District anniversary trip

You will find a huge range of romantic mini-break ideas when you browse 40th wedding anniversary ideas on Virgin Experience Days. From day trips for champagne afternoon tea right through to spa breaks and romantic weekends away.

Rose Gold and Ruby Ring - Goldsmiths

Ruby ring anniversary gift

This diamond encrusted ruby ring from Goldsmiths is the perfect statement gift if you are looking for something extravagant for your other half. We love the rose gold finish and the huge amount of sparkle this ring has!

Ruby Wedding Anniversary Rose - The Gluttonous Gardener

Ruby anniversary rose gift

This ruby rose from The Gluttonous Gardener is a perfect nod to the ruby wedding anniversary theme and is perfect for a couple or a person that loves spending time in their garden. We also love the idea of a romantic idea of a gift you can grow and nurture.

Ruby Anniversary Newspaper - Getting Personal

Wedding anniversary newspaper

If you are looking for a unique anniversary gift then the gift of a newspaper from the day of getting married is a romantic idea. This anniversary newspaper from Getting Personal comes with a certificate of authenticity that includes a special personalised message.

Ruby Wedding Anniversary Cushion Cover - Vintage Designs Reborn

40th wedding anniversary gift idea

How adorable is this romantic 40th wedding anniversary cushion cover from Vintage Designs Reborn. You can choose from a range of pretty pastel shades and it will be a lovely reminder of a special anniversary.

Watch Movement Cufflinks - Pennyfarthing Designs

Ruby wedding anniversary gift ideas

These gorgeous steampunk-inspired cufflinks from Pennyfarthing Designs are a stylish gift for your other half and would be a fun and quirky way to celebrate your 40th wedding anniversary.

Rose Gold Ruby and Diamond Pendant - Goldsmiths

Ruby and diamond necklace

If you are taking the ruby wedding anniversary theme literally then you will find so much gorgeous ruby jewellery to choose from. We love how the romantic ruby is teamed with delicate rose gold and diamonds to create this stunning pendant from Goldsmiths.

Personalised Ruby Wedding Anniversary Photo Album - Made by Ellis

Ruby wedding anniversary album

After 40 years of marriage you are sure to have so many happy memories together - why not collect some of your favourite photographs and put them in a beautiful personalised album. We love this gorgeous album from Made by Ellis.

Personalised Chocolate Ruby Wedding Hamper - Cocoa Pod

Ruby wedding anniversary presents

This isn’t just your average box of chocolates! This chocolate hamper from Cocoa Pod is filled with delicious treats and includes a personalised Happy 40th Anniversary chocolate bar.

Ruby Ring - Envero Jewelry

Rose gold and ruby ring

This rose gold, ruby and diamond ring from Envero Jewelry is an extra special way to mark your ruby wedding anniversary. If rose gold isn’t your thing then you can also have this ring made in platinum.

Ruby Cufflinks - Handmade Jewels

Ruby Cufflinks

Cufflinks make the perfect anniversary gift as they are something that can be worn again and again as a lovely reminder of a special time. These ruby cufflinks from Handmade Jewels are stunning and the perfect gift for a 40th wedding anniversary.

For more anniversary ideas start browsing our complete guide to wedding anniversaries.


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