10 Marvellous Gift Ideas For 40th Birthdays

40 and fabulous—what a cause for celebration!


Everyone loves a good birthday bash, and celebrating any 40th birthday should be a big, memorable event. It’s a milestone birthday, where people suddenly see clearly how fast life moves.


It may seem like yesterday that they got married, found their career niche or welcomed a firstborn. These memorable milestone birthdays deserve to turn into big parties, and gift ideas for 40th birthday events need to be extra special. Many people can find it a daunting date, so make sure they focus on all the positive things.


Fill their day with fun, laughter and reminders that each year is a blessing. They are improving with age like a great wine!


The art and etiquette of 40th birthday gift giving


When you’re thinking of gift ideas for 40th birthday celebrations, you could bring in a touch of tradition and use the colours red, orange and fuschia. But, the true recipe of success for any milestone birthday is your presence. Combine the vital ingredients of family and friends and mix them together with a huge splash of love. Create some memories that are sure to last a lifetime.


Anyone reaching the age of 40 will have rich life experiences and know what they like and enjoy. A 40th birthday is, therefore, a time to embrace all the things that they love and to celebrate achievements. It’s also a time for new experiences. So, remember that gift ideas for 40th birthday celebrations don’t have to be traditional, they can also reflect a new chapter and new challenges ahead.


With this in mind, 40th gifts can be fun, frivolous or adventurous. Choose carefully, and they are sure to be enjoyed and treasured forever. Here is our top 10 gorgeous gifts for all genders and budgets.


5 men’s gift ideas for 40th birthday memories


Personalised gifts are a great way to wish someone an extra special birthday. Any man will love this stylish brown or black leather wallet with monogram to keep him organised with cash and cards. With an embossed monogram, he will never forget the day or the gift!


Black Leather Wallet With Monogram


Any tech fanatic will appreciate this ingenious microbead lap iPad iBed. It’s small enough to be used comfortably on the bed or sofa, and we’re confident it will be a constant travel companion. It’s a practical gift idea for his 40th birthday!


IPad IBed


A thoughtful gift for any traveller, this stunning men’s overnight leather bag is a birthday winner. Beautifully made in high-quality brown leather, it’s finished with your choice of personal embossed monogram. What man could ask for more?


Men's Leather Overnight Bag With Personalised Monogram


Gift ideas for 40th birthday fun simply have to include a celebratory tipple. On this extra special occasion, a sparkling Vintage Moët & Chandon gift pack will never go amiss. It’s limited edition perfection for any man who enjoys the finer things in life.


Moët & Chandon Vintage Gift Pack


Nothing makes a more memorable gift than an experience to remember and the memories that go with them. Choose something that you know he will love, or an entirely new challenge, for the adventure of a lifetime for his 40th.


Romantic Margaret River Sunset Tour For 2, WA


5 women’s gift ideas for 40th birthday celebrations


If you know she cherishes jewellery, then treat her to some elegance with this gorgeous golden bracelet with Swarovski Crystals. As gift ideas for 40th birthday happiness go, it simply shimmers with simplicity and style, and we’re sure she will never take it off.


Golden Ayla Bangle With Swarovski® Crystals


Functional and timeless, for women who love quality, this personalised black leather stylish tote bag is ideal. A tote bag is essential in any woman’s wardrobe, and this one is handy enough to carry her laptop and stylish enough to go everywhere.


Personalised Black Saffiano Leather Tote Bag


For ladies with a sense of adventure, a 40th birthday is a time to explore. Try this exciting evening brewery tour with dinner for two to finish the trip perfectly. She can enjoy the fun of taking a friend or partner with her and sharing the experience.


Weekday Evening Brewery Tour With Dinner For 2 | SYD


Timeless and striking, if you are searching for gift ideas for 40th birthday style, this OOZOO white glitter rose gold watch is the solution. A stunning rose gold case and soft white leather strap ensure it will team with any outfit and make her smile.


OOZOO White Glitter With Rose Gold Watch


Birthday or not, you can never go wrong with a pampering and relaxing gift hamper. A L'Occitane & Mulberry Silk Hamper will soothe her through the day after the night before with luxurious French skincare products and a beautiful selection of gorgeous gifts.


L'Occitane & Mulberry Silk Hamper


Make their 40th birthday gift something they won't forget


Turning 40 is a big challenge for most, and the memories of friends, parties, sumptuous food and stunning gifts will linger long after the day is finished.


If our choices of gift ideas for 40th birthday bashes don’t quite fit your bill, then there’s nothing better than some celebratory sparkling bubbles. Everyone loves them. Gifts are extremely personal, so think about what they're into, from a thrilling experience day to a unique stone statue for their garden.


You can find hundreds of unique and interesting ideas to choose from, so check out our full range of gifts for special occasions here. Make it personal, and you're guaranteed to give them a 40th birthday to remember!


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