40th Anniversary Traditional Gift Ideas with a Modern Twist
What are some great ideas for a 40th anniversary traditional gift with a modern element to it?
It seems as if many anniversaries carry traditional gifts, and the 40th anniversary is no different. The problem for many is that traditional gifts aren't what many people want.
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Is there a way to incorporate tradition when you're taking the time to recognize your special day and give the one you've committed your life to exactly what he or she wants? Maybe, if you can think outside of the box a little bit.
A Little Bit of Tradition
While it might feel a little like some of the "traditional" wedding anniversary gifts are a bit boring to start with, you should know that as you go along, they do get much better.
Take the 40th anniversary traditional gift for instance. The ruby has been favored for years, and even now is used as a modern gift for this special occasion. When you think about it, why wouldn't it be? The ruby is a precious stone and many people love to give (and receive) gifts which incorporate the ruby.
It is said that the ruby is filled with a fire and brilliance that is symbolic of a marriage which has been going strong for 40 years, and if you're looking for a way to show your spouse what she really means to you even after all these years, this might be just the way to do it; a nice 40th anniversary traditional gift, indeed.
With a Modern Twist
You should know that the ruby jewelry which you'll find today isn't the same as that which your grandmother wore. Now, you'll find all kinds of really fabulous jewelry in all types of material, from yellow gold to platinum, that is sure to please everyone. And it comes in many different price ranges, so even if you're a little strapped for cash, you can still offer a beautiful 40th anniversary traditional gift, with a modern twist, to celebrate the occasion.
Consider shopping around a little for ruby jewelry. For a man, it might be time to get him a new wedding band that has rubies and diamonds on it. If you don't want to get him a new ring, why not consider a tie tack or cufflinks? He may only wear them once in his life, but he'll always feel special knowing that you got them for him.
For her, you have many different options for a 40th anniversary traditional gift with a modern twist, including rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Consider a diamond and ruby anniversary band which she can wear with her other wedding ring or alone. Or, you could give her a diamond and ruby tennis bracelet, which will never go out of style. If these pieces of jewelry aren't fitting to her taste, you'll be thrilled to know that you can find many different types of modern, wearable pieces that she will love.
If you really want to take it a touch further, consider designing a piece of jewelry with the help of a jeweler who specializes in this sort of work. You might even want to plan on getting "his and her" pieces which match or complete each other. That would be a nice, personalized 40th anniversary traditional gift - with a modern twist, of course.
Remember, though, that when you're celebrating any wedding anniversary, it comes down to the feelings that are in your heart and not the gift you give - not even the most brilliant and expensive 40th anniversary traditional gift can take the place of a sincere heart. So, even if you cannot afford to give the love of your life that expensive piece of ruby jewelry, if it comes from the heart, your spouse will know.
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