Ruby jewelry is one idea for a 40th wedding anniversary gift. Ruby is the traditional gemstone for this wedding anniversary.
For women, ruby earrings, a bracelet, or a pendant makes a good gift. For men, cuff links, watches or rings containing a ruby are optimal. Garnet is an alternative gemstone for the 40th wedding anniversary and garnet jewelry can be given. Items with ruby or garnet coloring, including scarves, art pieces, and sculptors make great anniversary gifts. Personalized gifts such as plagues or statues make wonderful gifts regardless of the anniversary year. The same goes for vacations, visits to wineries and memory books.