When choosing what type of gift to buy for a 40th wedding anniversary, there are some things to keep in mind. When giving gifts you want to purchase an item that shows that you put careful consideration into purchasing their gift. This enables us to show our appreciation for the ones we love through our gifts we give.
The gemstone of choice for the 40th wedding anniversary gift is the ruby. The ruby is a stunning red gem that glows with the color of red. It is not as dark as a garnet is however its lighter and brighter red color makes it more desirable. If you are not in the area of buying someone a ring for their anniversary then you could always purchase a ruby red earring set or bracelet. Just so long as the gems are rubies.
If you are not in the area of buying jewelry period then there are other choices for you to buy as gifts. The flower of the 40th wedding anniversary is the Nasturtium flower. If you do not want to give flowers for the fear that one might be allergic you can always give the gift of a ruby red wine. This would be a good gift idea unless the person you are giving this to has a drinking problem or had a drinking problem at one time.
If you are looking for another great unique gift idea consult with a travel agency and ask them about places around the world that contain the word ruby. There are a number of places scattered across the United States from Arizona to South Carolina To Nevada to Tennessee who all have the word ruby in the areas that contain places of interest.
Another great idea for you to give to someone on the 40th anniversary is to purchase them ruby colored vases or dishes. You could purchase ruby red his and hers robes. The robes could be engraved with the names on it and be a perfect gift. A robe will definitely get used whether at home or on a trip when looking to be comfortable.
You could create a CD of the wedding songs that were played at their wedding or of the songs that were popular in that month and year that they got married. There are so many ideas that could be used for 40th wedding anniversary gifts. You can make these gifts as personal as you want or as impersonal as you want them to be. If the person or people who invited you to the 40th wedding anniversary party was not a direct relative or friend than you want to stick with something that is less expensive as well as being considerate of the time that is put forth in the marriage and this could include any number of the ideas presented to you.