Celebrating 40 years of marriage is an accomplishment for any married couple. You both have gone through many life experiences together and that notion should be celebrated alone.
Yet by the time you’ve reached your 40th anniversary, the chances are high that you are completely out of gift ideas. You likely already have everything you could possibly need, so we have focused on items that are a little more indulgent. Take a look at these ideas for 40th anniversary gifts.
Choose Red for the Ruby Anniversary
We’ve broken down an assortment of ideas of gifts to buy, whether you are giving your significant other a 40th anniversary gift or someone else celebrating the couple. Ruby is also traditionally the symbol for 40 years of deep love, so we made sure to include a few red gift ideas as well.
Great 40th Anniversary Gift Ideas for the Couple to Give Each Other
An Italian brand that has been leading the home appliance industry in style and innovation, and their Smeg espresso machine has won the hearts of customers around the world. Hopefully, it will win the heart of your spouse as well. With an elegant 1950s-inspired retro design, the stainless steel machine’s 15 bar pressure and thermoblock heating system will allow you to create your own fresh and tasty espressos anytime you like.
TENCEL Piped Robe, $71
Get his and her robes that are sustainable for the bathroom and the environment. Lustrous, eco-friendly, and all-natural, this robe is woven from silky smooth TENCEL and is made in a Fair Trade Certified factory.
Wood Photo, $30.37
A unique, beautiful rustic wood photo is a great gift for the day of your anniversary. A custom wood photo is a great alternative to your average everyday picture frame. This personalized gift option is sure to leave a lasting impression and make your love story as lasting as the rings of a tree.
Le Creuset’s casserole dish is not only perfect for stews and one-pot roasts, but it is also versatile enough for other things like baking cakes and bread. Handcrafted at the brand’s French foundry, each dish is made from premium quality cast iron, so each product is not only beautiful but long-lasting. Suitable for all heat sources, the smooth enamel finish ensures heat retention and even distribution, while the lid makes sure your food stays moist.
The nasturtium is considered the official flower of the 40th wedding anniversary. They traditionally symbolize passion and strength — all great attributes for a long marriage. Like little rays of sunshine, these faux nasturtiums will make you feel as if summertime is here all year long.
Organic Aerocotton® 777-Gram Turkish Towel, $12 – $79
Dense and decadent, these luxurious 777-gram towels are crafted from premium organic Turkish Aerocotton®. Designed to dry faster than other thick terry towels, the long-staple cotton is spun into long loops that offer superior absorbency and generous, lofty plushness. Make shower time comfortable and opulent.
INTEX Couples Kayak, $99.99
Spend one-on-one time together on the water with the INTEX Sport Series Tacoma K2 Kayak. Constructed with durable materials, this kayak is designed with an I-beam floor, low-profile deck, and high-buoyancy side chambers for increased stability and function. Also, the removable skeg provides improved directional movement so you can easily move in any direction.
The two adjustable, inflatable seats include backrests for comfort, and the Boston valve allows for quick inflation and deflation.
Echo Dot, $29.99
If either person in the couple is interested in the latest tech gadgets, then this is a great gift for them. The sleek, compact design of an Echo Dot delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound. Plus, it will work with any other Alexa-enabled device.
Wrap yourself in luxury and warmth year-round with this finely woven 100% cashmere throw. A subtle water weave pattern adds visual texture to the whisper-soft 520-gram cashmere.
40th Anniversary Gifts That Others Can Give
Red Cast Iron Fondue Set, $39.95
Fill the enameled cast iron with cheese, chocolate, or oil on the stove and transfer to the cast iron stand. It also contains a burner to keep the fondue hot and bubbly. Fondue always makes for a fun evening.
This personalized mug with a golden sheen brings a special type of shine and luxury to your morning coffee. It also comes with a special charger that uses magnetic induction energy to heat up the metallic layering on the bottom.
Charcuterie Assortment, $49.99
Ideal for the gourmet couple who loves meat, the Charcuterie Assortment features premium salami. The salami is made by Olli, a well-respected salumeria with deep Italian roots. Couples can enjoy four robust flavors: Napoli applewood smoked, Tartufo truffle, Sopressata peppercorn and garlic, and Toscano fennel.
Timeless, elegant, and handcrafted of natural stone, each piece of the marble serveware is unique. In a giftable set, these petite cheese boards with matching knives are designed to showcase and serve charcuterie, cheese, and spreads. The smaller sizes are ideal for intimate nights in.
Bring functional flair to the anniversary festivities with this 40th Anniversary Guest Book from Hortense B. Hewitt. This red anniversary guest book features a simple solid-color red background decorated with silver foil “40th Anniversary” text. A classic botanical accent completes the elegant vibe, making this guest book a welcome addition to the party decor.
A set of candles is always a nice gift to give someone, regardless of the occasion. This candle set includes a Baies scented candle, Figuier scented candle, and Roses scented candle.
This sundial combines simplicity and elegance with durability. Sundials make wonderful presents and will be appreciated for many years to come!
Tour Wine Glasses, $9.95 – $13.95
A new angle in stemware from Schott Zwiesel creates an edgy silhouette with exquisite brilliance and clarity. Made of break-, chip- and scratch-resistant Tritan glass, each dishwasher-safe wine glass exhibits the same exquisite brilliance and clarity as hand-blown crystal.
Keep your wine and champagne bottles perfectly chilled with a rustic wood cooler. It features an insulating metallic insert and personalized initial engraving, which will let your drink stay cool all night.
Map all of your adventures throughout wedded bliss with this beautiful keepsake. Personalize it with the names and anniversary date. Couples can use the included pins to mark hometowns, honeymoon spots, their favorite vacation destinations, and more. It can be an artful and sentimental way to celebrate traveling as a twosome.
Give the Perfect 40th Anniversary Gifts
The 40th year of any marriage is such a special time in the couple’s love story. Make sure that whichever 40th anniversary gifts you give speak to the interest and story of the couple. Happy anniversary!
Have you found the perfect gift to give for a 40th wedding anniversary? Tell us about it in the comments below and check out our other gift guides!
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