The best ruby wedding anniversary gifts

Making it to forty years of marriage and your ruby wedding anniversary is obviously a serious achievement. The only downside is that after nearly half a century, you’ve probably given each other so many presents that your well of inspiration has run dry. But such a milestone deserves to be marked – so if you’re looking for some ruby wedding gift ideas for your husband or wife, or even for your parents or grandparents, here are some of our favourite picks.

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Ruby wedding anniversary gifts for couples

Whether you’re looking for 40th wedding anniversary gifts for your parents, grandparents, or family friends, it can be hard knowing what to buy for a couple, especially when they’ve been together for such a long time. Here are some ruby wedding gifts that are memorable, without running the risk of being too cliché.

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A little taste of the wedding day

Give the happy couple a little time capsule of their wedding day for them to enjoy on their 40th wedding anniversary – a bottle of luxurious Taittinger champagne, and a newspaper from the date of their wedding from Historic Newspapers. What makes this option extra special is that the newspaper isn’t a reproduction – it’s a genuine newspaper from the archives, complete with a certificate of authenticity.

Personalised silhouette portrait

If the couple celebrating their ruby wedding anniversary are your grandparents, this custom portrait of generations in silhouette is a really sweet and thoughtful gift, especially if you have a large family. Alright, so it might take a bit of organising to get a profile photo for each member of your family, but showing your whole family in one portrait is a touching ruby anniversary gift, and a reminder of all the joy and family that their forty-year marriage has brought.


Ruby wedding gifts for him

Not sure what to get for the husband who has everything? Mark your 40th wedding anniversary with one of these thoughtful ruby wedding gifts that’s a little bit special.

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Luxury gift experience

For the man who truly does have everything, give the gift of a special memory that he can choose, with a luxury gift experience from Virgin. From cooking masterclasses to helicopter rides and classic car racing, no matter what your special someone enjoys, there’s sure to be something on this list of unforgettable experiences that he’s always wanted to do.

Personalised crystal decanter

If he has a taste for the finer things, give him a bottle of his all-time favourite wine or whisky in this smart ruby wedding anniversary gift from The Gift Experience. The stylish shape will look great sitting on your drinks cabinet, and will be a happy reminder of good times and good drinks shared over forty years. Raise a glass and toast your ruby anniversary in style!

Ruby wedding gifts for her

Mark this incredible occasion with a truly special gift for your wife, that’s as stylish and elegant as she is. Rubies signify nobility, purity, and passion – so make sure your gift to her on your ruby anniversary is worthy with these sweet and romantic ideas.

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Grow your own ruby wedding anniversary garden

If your wife is a keen gardener, this is a deeply romantic gift for your ruby wedding anniversary. Instead of the usual bouquet of red roses, give her a whole garden of red flowers – and she can have the joy of watching it grow and flourish, complete with a personalised slate sign.

A ruby necklace with a difference

The beautiful red of a ruby is definitely eye-catching, but a lot of rubies come in very traditional settings, which are perfectly lovely but might not be suited to your wife’s sense of style. That’s why we’ve picked this unusual but elegant ruby necklace from John Lewis. Instead of one large, flashy stone, the necklace holds several small rubies, and is engraved with the traditional meaning of the ruby: love and courage.


Ruby wedding anniversary cards

Whether you need a ruby wedding card for mum and dad, or a romantic wedding anniversary card for your wife or husband, you’ll find hundreds of sweet, silly, funny and tasteful cards right here at thortful. And for more gift ideas – plus suggestions of what to write in the card – check out the rest of the thortful blog


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