If you're looking for anniversary gifts for your fortieth anniversary, you've come to the right place. This is one of your big ones. Certainly, any couple that has managed to stay together for 40 years in a world where 50% of all marriages end in divorce, deserves to have a nice gift. This year will not disappoint you as the traditional and modern gifts for this year's occasion is the ruby.

Now the first thing you're probably thinking is that if you're going to get your spouse a gift made out of a ruby gemstone, you're going to have to mortgage the house. Well, you'll be relieved to know that you really don't have to spend a fortune to get your spouse a nice gift this year. As a matter of fact, you can get a ruby gift for under $20. Think we're kidding?

Let's start off with a nice ruby heart frame. This frame is big enough to hold a nice five by five photo of the lovely couple. You can either put a photo in it from your wedding day or you can have one specially made from a recent photo or even from a photo that you've planned to have taken just for this gift. The cost? It's just $19.95. See, not expensive at all.

Of course, there's a chance that your spouse might be expecting a little something in addition to just a frame and a photo. So how about we add to that a ruby and diamond heart shaped necklace? You can get a band with no less than nine cut diamonds on it for about $270.

But we're not done yet. Certainly, you're going to want to add something to go with that necklace. After all, with the neck covered up like that you don't want the hands to be uncovered. So how about a ruby and diamond "Hugs And Kisses" bracelet? The bracelet has one round ruby and a set diamond. You can pick one of these up for about $450.

Now that we're got the wrist taken care of, how about we take care of those fingers? Well, at least one of them anyway. No problem here. How about a lovers heart knot ruby and diamond ring? You can get a 14 caret gold ruby and diamond ring for about $270. Not a bad deal at all.

Think we're done? Not even close. We've taken care of the neck, wrist and fingers, but what about those ears? Unless your spouse has long hair, which is usually not the case after 40 years of marriage, you're going to want to put something on those ears. Not a problem. How about a pair of oval ruby drop earrings? These aren't too expensive as you can get a pair for about $165. And, if you want to throw in a ruby pendant in to the mix, you can get one for under $60.

Yes, by the time you're done shopping for your fortieth anniversary gifts, you've probably spent a pretty penny. But how often do you get to celebrate 40 years of marriage?