The big 4 0 is a big deal and definitely deserves special gifts. Some people dread their 40th birthday and others embrace getting older and have the feel ‘fab at 40’ mentality. If you have a friend or family member about to turn 40, then we have some fantastic ideas to help inspire you and give them a day to remember. 

We have gift ideas for males, females, friends, daughters, sons, Mums, Dads and more for anyone who is about to celebrate their 40th birthday. The gifts you buy can help make their day extra special and if you get it right they will always remember their 40th for ‘that gift’ you got them, whatever that might be. 

We have discovered some stunning pieces of jewellery that would be perfect for a special person’s 40th birthday. Maybe a pretty personalised necklace would be their thing or a cute little bracelet or earrings, you can never have too many pairs of earrings and exclusive 40th ones are a must-have or anyone who loves their jewellery. 

We have searched and found gifts to suit all budgets, so it is easier for you to find a unique 40th birthday gift within your budget without having to compromise on quality. If they adore their garden or love a bit of DIY or crafting you may opt for a special plant or something they can make and find pleasure in doing. If they are the sporty or outdoorsy type of person why not have a look at the range of camping gear, or something to help with their favourite sport or sports team. 

Some friends or family members we know just love a quirky, jokey novelty gift and a 40th birthday is a good time to purchase them something fun especially if they need a bit of cheering up about their milestone birthday, you can reassure them that they really aren’t over the hill just yet. 

You might want to go with the idea of a sentimental gift, something that can be kept and remind them of their 40th. Maybe something personalised would be a good idea, a photo frame is always appreciated or a cushion with a photo and printed makes a special present. 

Experience gifts are great and certainly memorable as 40th birthday gifts. You can find an experience gift for just about any interest and personality, there are some amazing gifts for the adrenaline junkies, from flying a plane, or a parachute jump, or whizzing around a racetrack in a supercar. Those who like to cook a cookery course for their favourite cuisine, or a cocktail making class, for the creative people a pottery class. Or you could treat them to something more relaxing like a boat trip or afternoon tea somewhere posh, or maybe a spa day is more their cup of tea. 

We hope we can provide you with some inspiration to help make that someone special to you have 40th a birthday to remember. See if you can convince them that life really does start at 40 and you are only as old as you feel. .

AOZITA 40th Birthday Gifts for Men – 40th Birthday Decorations for Men, Party Supplies – 40th Anniversary Ideas for Him…

$13.99

Looking for a great gift idea for the man in your life?

We have everything you need to make his 40th birthday party or celebration extra special. From decorations to favors, we’ve got all the essentials he needs to celebrate this milestone with family and friends.

40th Birthday Gifts for Women and Men – 1981 40th Birthday Decorations – 40th Anniversary Gifts Ideas for Her, Mom, Dad…

$10.99

It’s your birthday, and we have the perfect gift for you. We know it can be hard to find a present that is just right for someone who has everything, so we created this list of 40th Birthday Gifts for Women and Men. Whether you are looking for something funny or sentimental, these gifts will show how much you care about them.

40th Birthday Gift T-Shirt for Women Retro Birthday Shirt Vintage 1981 Original Parts Casual Loose Tee Tops

$15.99

Looking for a gift for your 40th birthday?

This shirt is perfect! It’s got the vintage feel you’re looking for, and it’ll make anyone who sees it laugh. Plus, it’s super comfortable to wear. You’ll love this one-of-a-kind tshirt that will be sure to get some laughs at your party!

Famoby Gold Glittery Happy 40th Birthday Banner,Poms,Sparkling 40 Hanging Swirls Kit for 40th Birthday Party 40th…

$12.98

This banner is perfect for any occasion, but it’s especially great for celebrating your 40th. It’s got everything you need to make your party sparkle and shine. From the gold glittery happy birthday banner to the poms and sparkling 40 hanging swirls kit, you’ll have all of the decorations you need in one place. You can even personalize it by adding your own photo or saying on top of our pre-made design!

Happy 40th Birthday Party Yard Sign Set of 8 Black Gold 40 Birthday Yard Signs with Stakes and Outdoor Lawn Decorations

$23.99

Are you looking for a birthday present?

This set of 8 Happy 40th Birthday Party Yard Signs is the perfect gift for your loved one. It includes everything they’ll need to celebrate their big day with friends and family, including stakes and outdoor lawn decorations. They’re also great for birthdays or anniversaries!

40th Birthday Gifts for Women and Men Wine Glass – Funny Is You 40 Gift Idea for Mom Dad Husband Wife – 40 Year Old…

$12.95

These wine glasses are perfect for any occasion! You can use these to toast at your next party, or give them as a present. They’re dishwasher safe and the best part is they come in two different designs – one for women and one for men. So you can get both if you need to buy gifts!

EFYTAL 40th Birthday gifts for women, Sterling Silver Four Circle Necklace For Her 4 Decade Jewelry 40 Years Old

$40.95

Looking for a gift for your friend’s 40th birthday?

This necklace is perfect! It has four circles, one for each decade of her life. You can also personalize it with the number 40 on the back. She’ll love this thoughtful gift that she will wear every day to remind her how loved and special she is.

40th Birthday Gifts for Women – 1981 Birthday Gifts for Women, 40 Years Old Birthday Gifts Makeup Bag for Mom, Wife…

$13.99

You’ve reached the right place for all your 40th birthday gift needs!

We have a wide variety of gifts that are perfect for any woman who is turning 40. Whether you need something to show her how much you care or just want to get her something fun, we have it here. From makeup bags and jewelry to clothes and home decor, we have everything she could ever want!

Decorlife 40th Birthday Plates and Napkins Set for 24, Birthday Party Supplies for Men or Women, Cups, Knives, Forks…

$25.99

Decorlife has everything you need for the perfect 40th birthday party. We have plates, cups, napkins and cutlery sets in different colors to suit any theme or color scheme. You can also get decorations like balloons and banners to make it feel extra special. And don’t forget the cake!

VINTAGE CANDY CO. 40TH BIRTHDAY RETRO CANDY GIFT BOX – 1981 Decade Childhood Nostalgic Candies – Fun Funny Gag Gift…

$39.99

We have the perfect gift for your loved one turning 40. They’ll love this nostalgic retro candy gift box from 1981. It includes some of their favorite childhood candies, like Pop Rocks and Nerds. Plus, it comes with a hilarious gag card that reads “You’re not old enough to be in here!” This is sure to make them laugh out loud and feel young again.

40th Birthday Photo Booth Props with Strike a Pose Sign by Sunrise Party Supplies

$13.99

Whether it’s a surprise party or an intimate gathering with friends and family, our photo booth props will be sure to add some extra laughs and smiles into your day. And don’t forget about those awesome Strike A Pose Signs!

SOLINFOR 40th Birthday Gifts for Women – Lapis Lazuli Beads Bracelet – 40 Years Old Jewelry Gift Idea for Her

$21.45

You’ve reached the big 4-0 and we want to celebrate with you. We have a wide variety of gifts for women that are perfect for your milestone birthday, including this beautiful lapis lazuli beads bracelet. It’s elegant and stylish, but also meaningful because it symbolizes the wisdom and knowledge you’ve gained over the years. Wear it proudly on your special day!

39 + One Middle Finger 40th Birthday Gifts for Men Women Beer Glass – Funny 40 Year Old Presents – 16 oz Pint Glasses…

$12.95

You’ve reached the end of your twenties and you’re ready to celebrate!

We have a great selection of 40th birthday gifts for men, women, and couples. Whether you are looking for a funny gift or something more sentimental, we have what you need. Our products make perfect presents for dad on his big day!

Kollea 40th Birthday Gifts for Men, 40th Birthday Decorations for Men,1981 Whiskey Glass, Funny Gag Gifts for Dad, Mom…

$14.99

Kollea 40th Birthday Gifts are the perfect way to celebrate their birthday. We have gifts that will make them laugh and give them something to remember. They’ll be so surprised when they open up this box of goodies!

40th Birthday Gift 1981 Vintage Original Parts Retro ’80s Fonts Shirt

$14.99

It’s finally here! Your 40th birthday is just around the corner, and you deserve to celebrate it in style. This shirt features a retro ‘80s font that says “40th Birthday Gift 1981 Vintage Original Parts Retro ’80s Fonts Shirt” on the front of the shirt with an arrow pointing down at it. The back of the shirt has a list of all your favorite things like pizza, Netflix, and ice cream.

The 40th Birthday Game. Fun New Gift or Party idea Specially Designed for People Turning Forty.

$8.99

The 40th Birthday Game is the perfect gift or party idea for people turning forty. This fun, new game will have everyone laughing at themselves and their friends as they try to answer questions about life in their 40s.

CHICLOVE Birthday Gifts for Women, 30TH 40TH 50TH 60TH 70TH 80TH 90TH Birthday Gifts, Happy Birthday Necklace, 925…

$33.89

It’s your birthday!

You deserve to be spoiled. And we have the perfect gift for you. A chic, personalized piece of jewelry that will make you feel like a queen on this special day.

Hello Forty Shirt Women 40th Birthday Tee Shirt 40 Years Old Birthday T-Shirt Short Sleeve Casual Top

$15.99

You’re turning 40.

It’s a big deal. And you deserve to celebrate with a shirt that says it all. We’ve got the perfect birthday t-shirt for women who are turning 40, and we know you’ll love it as much as we do!

40th Birthday Decorations for Women or Men, Classy Vintage Table Decor, Birthday Card Poster for Him or Her Turning 40…

$9.74

You’re turning 40 and you want to celebrate in style.

We’ve got the perfect thing for you! This poster is a great way to commemorate your big day with a little humor. It’s also an excellent gift idea for anyone who’s turning 40, or just loves vintage decor.

VAPARA DESIGNS 40th Birthday Decorations For Women – 3 Pack of Fun, Artistic 11×14″ Rose Gold Birthday Posters – 40th Birthday Gifts Women – Back In 1981 Poster

$9.99

You’re turning 40 and you want to celebrate in style?

This is the perfect gift for any woman who loves a good party. These posters are sure to make your friends laugh, reminisce about their own birthdays, and help them feel like they’ve been transported back to 1981. It doesn’t matter if it’s a birthday party or just an ordinary day-to-day occasion; these posters will be sure to add some fun!


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