Top 10 40th Wedding Anniversary Ideas for Him

The fortieth wedding anniversary is also known as the ruby anniversary because it symbolizes an eternal flame or a continuing burning love. Buying a gift for him on this anniversary should represent the fact your love is still growing and burning, and there are quite a few gift ideas that will really grab his attention. Here are the top 10 fortieth wedding anniversary gift ideas for him.

1. The Leather Valet

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This anniversary gift idea is basically a larger version of a basic wallet. This valet sits on top of his dresser and has a small window so he can see all of his belongings inside. The glass or outer casing can be personalized with your names and your wedding date and even a small loving message. This valet can hold his watch, change, rings and all his smaller sized personal belongings.

2. The Rustic Metal Sign

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Similar to the older style signs from the early 1930’s, these are the perfect gift ideas for the man with a garage or man cave. Forty years is a long time to be married, and these signs can be printed with your names and date of marriage in an antique font to give the sign the appearance of being forty years old. The sign will look great hanging on any wall in your home.

3. The Date Picture and Frame

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This unique fortieth anniversary gift is more of a timeline of all the important events or dates in both of your lives. The picture has the date you first met, your first date, your wedding and today’s anniversary. Placing pictures from then and now along with a personalized message really tie this amazing gift idea together.

4. The Pocket Knife

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What guy doesn’t love carrying around a pocket knife. Many guys were members of the Boy Scouts growing up or can recall times they spent in the woods camping. The pocket knife can be engraved with both your names and your anniversary date. The knifes come in dozens of shapes and sizes and make a great addition to his collectibles.

5. The NFL Fan

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Most guys are hardcore football fans and love anything to do with their favorite football team. This gift idea is a photograph of his favorite NFL teams stadium with your names and wedding anniversary date up in lights on the stadiums big screen. The photograph is a great idea for the football fan in him but it also ties in the memory of this special occasion you two share. This gift will surely find a home on a wall in your home.

6. The Wall Clock

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These clocks come in many different designs and styles that are sure to connect with him on some level. They can be made out to represent his favorite sports team, his favorite hobbies or just a beautiful landscape background printed with your names and wedding date on the face. These clocks are available in many sizes and can be customized with a personal message as well.

7. The Beer Stein

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Whether your husband is a collector of beer steins or not, this unique gift idea will surely find its way to your curio or collectibles shelf. The beautiful glass stein has a lid made of pewter that can be engraved with your anniversary date and both your names. The glass can also be etched with a loving message for him as well.

8. The Wallet Money Clip

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Leather wallets are always a great gift idea for a man, but for a fortieth wedding anniversary you can have it engraved with your names and wedding anniversary date. The latest wallets have a nice leather money clip that adds a cool twist to the wallet design. The clip or wallet can be engraved with a personal message too.

9. The Coffee Mug

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What guy does not love him morning cup of coffee in his favorite coffee mug. Well it has been forty years and time for a new tradition. Create a one of a kind coffee mug that is decorated with both your names and wedding date with an inspirational and loving message for him to read each morning.

10. The Coin Dish

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Every night before bed he empties his pockets on to the top of the dresser where he sorts it in the morning. This classic coin dish can hold virtually all the items he carries around in his pockets and comes with an engraving of your names and wedding anniversary date on it. This dish will be the last thing he sees every night and the first when he wakes up, similar to his bride of forty years.

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