Turning 40 is a once in a lifetime occasion, that deserves to be celebrated with one of our 'Once-in-a-lifetime" experience vouchers. From Aircraft Aerobatics to Swimming with Sealions or the ultimate Skydiving adventure, their 40th birthday gift will be one they'll never forget when you trust the experts at Gifts Australia.

40th Birthday Gifts – Once In A Lifetime Experiences

40 seems to be the age where everyone you know transforms into a comedian. They want to tell you about how different it will be, how it’s “all downhill from here,” and how you will never get back the wonder years of your youth. They talk like you have one foot in the grave while playing twister on the other foot with the Grim Reaper. And you know what? You should ignore every bit of it. Everything they say is nonsense, here at Gifts Australia, we know that turning 40 marks the best years of your life, and we’re here to help celebrate with the ultimate range of once in a lifetime experience gifts.

Most people who have made it over the hump of 40 consider the age to be one of wisdom. You spent the last four decades learning and experiencing, gaining the knowledge to get you through the rest of your life. You have taken on numerous roles over the last 40 years. And if you really think about it, four decades isn’t such a long time. It goes by in a flash, especially for the ones who loved you from day one.

Your 40th birthday should be a time of celebration, when you give yourself permission to do things you always wanted to do, but never had the nerve to do. It is called being old enough to know better, but young enough to do it anyway. YOLO, as the kids say. You only live once. Make the most of it.

Lifetime Experiences Double as Great 40th Birthday Gifts

For starters, let us answer the question of what a lifetime experience is. We think that lifetime experiences are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that you simply cannot pass up. Because you never know if that opportunity is going to roll around again. Gifts Australia offer these kinds of experiences, and they make great 40th birthday gifts. Especially for the birthday beauties and beaus who have decided to live fearlessly for their 40th and beyond.

So, what would you consider a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Think about the personality of your birthday buddy. Have they always wanted to experience a surge of adrenaline; a natural high for life? Gift them with a tandem skydive—a professional-guided plummet from an airplane over Brisbane, Mission Beach, Sydney, or Cairns. Or, take them on the ride of their lives in an acrobatic airplane. It turns flips while they ride shotgun in the cockpit. Talk about an adrenaline rush!

If your birthday celebrant prefers the oceans to the skies, gift them with an up-close encounter with Great White sharks. Both terrifying and fascinating for many. Or, if your birthday guy or gal wants to celebrate their 40th birthday with new friends, take them snorkelling to meet up with some friendly, adorable sea lions.

If after these suggestions you are still at a loss for the perfect 40th birthday gifts, consider a Gifts Australia gift voucher. Set it for any amount you want, then gift it to your birthday pal. They can decide for themselves which lifetime experiences would best suit their personality. Or, they may go an entirely different route, choosing a tangible gift that would be more of a keepsake and less of an experience.

Reflect. Remember. Celebrate!

True, the last 40 years have accumulated both positive and negative experiences. However, the time has come to reflect for a moment, then let the bad memories go. Remember only the things that have made your last 40 years a pleasure to live. Bad memories only serve as a reminder of upset…and quite frankly, you don’t need that in your life.

Move forward and truly celebrate your turn to 40. Why? Because you totally deserve a chance at happiness; a chance to have fun and be uninhibited. Think of 40 as your shot at newfound freedom. Do what you want as long as you’re not hurting anyone else. Be bold. Be creative. Be kind. And above all, allow yourself to be happy, loved, and confident.

What else is so great about Gifts Australia?

When you rack up $99 AU, we ship your orders anywhere in Australia for free. For lifetime experiences and similar purchases, you can choose to have the experience voucher delivered immediately to the birthday guy or gal’s email address. Or, you can print the voucher, and deliver it yourself. Or, option number three, have the voucher emailed at a later date that you specify. Yep, you definitely have options when it comes to ensuring your birthday buddy receives awesome 40th birthday gifts.

Nothing says happy 40th birthday like one of our 'once in a lifetime' experience vouchers.

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