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Celebrate your loved ones, family and friends turning 40 with this great gift guide. Full of perfect gift ideas we’ve gathered up everything from thoughtful gifts to gag gifts. Turning 40 is a milestone to celebrate and we want to make sure your gift makes for a wonderful special day. With ideas for everyone from loved ones, family to friends and co-workers you are sure to find the perfect 40th birthday gift.
By Liz Holt • Published Jan 4 2022
This great birthday card celebrates a 40th in the best way, with David from Schitts Creek. Complete with party hat and iconic ewww quote. Available in a range of styles and themes, guaranteed to make the birthday celebrant laugh.
Enjoy some laughs and fun with family and friends while playing this great card game. 150 questions on 80 trivia cards designed for turning 40, full of funny, interesting, strange and wonderful things about being 40.
This framed photo print of a golden record can be personalized with names, birthdates, favourite songs and a message from you to celebrate your best friends birthday.
This beautiful black map allows you to scratch off each country you’ve visited revealing gold underneath. Great for creating a map of where you’ve been in the past 40 years and where they want to go. A great gift to inspire future plans of adventure and wanderlust.
The pack includes 36 fun ideas and 4 blank cards to add your own, 40 ideas of things to do when you're 40. Celebrate the entire year of turning 40 with this great set of cards. Can be personalized
Super soft unisex cotton blend t-shirt features a vintage style mixtape with Best of 1981 printed on. Choose from a range of colours and sizes to make sure this great gift fits the birthday person perfectly.
This great selection of candy is all from the 1980s, re-live childhood memories and the nostalgic moments of 1981. Fun-filled and with something everyone will enjoy this will be a huge hit.
This set of 4 luxury wine glasses are elegant and the perfect glass for any wine. Designed to be a universal glass this elegant set is a great gift for any wine lover and you don't have to worry about knowing their favourite drop.
Celebrate this milestone birthday with a gift that will be worn and loved. The Michael Kors Pyper watch is timeless elegance in rose gold, with three hands and a rose gold stainless steel face and band this is a classic timepiece.
For those of us turning 40 now or within the next few years we grew up on Super Nintendo and the classic games. This re-release of the classic console includes all the classics including Super Mario Kart and Street Fighter II. Nerd out with this retro-inspired gift.
This great chalk style poster allows you to celebrate a 40th in style. Fully personalized with the birthday persons photo and details about their favourite things. This thoughtful gift allows you to celebrate a family member or friendship by celebrating them. Comes as a download or unframed print.
This great pack includes everything you need to serve 30people for a 40th birthday party to remember. Black, gold and silver themed it includes plates, cups, birthday banner, cake toppers, photo props and table covers.
Celebrate the 40th with this gorgeous decanter. Made of crystal this decanter is beautifully hand-blown and designed with a black and white ornamental line. This gorgeous decanter fits 1 bottle of wine.
We all need some time out and a bit more colour in our lives, so why not DIY a fab new print for home or work. This paint by numbers kit by Hebe Studio is based on her original art and includes everything needed to paint a vibrant picture and add some colour and relaxation to life. Available in other prints
Nothing says gag gift like toilet paper and this is the ultimate version. Have it customized with Happy Birthday or any message you want! Printed on 2ply the images go the whole roll through.
Amazon needs no introduction so if you aren’t sure what to get or need a gift idea that’s easy to send and doesn’t require delivery times amazon gift cards are perfect. They can be used for a huge range of things allowing the recipient to get whatever suits them. Add a video to personalise it.
A perfect gift for women, or men this Solaris Its Lit face massage is based on the Chinese tradition of Gua Sha. This three in one tool include pulsing vibrations, detoxifying heat and collagen-stimulating red LED light treatment.
Perfect for a loved one this 18k gold or rose gold signet ring is the perfect milestone gift for a loved one. Custom made you can have up to 3 initials engraved in a monogram style font on a range of different sizes. It’ll be a gift that’s worn and treasured.
This beautiful upcycled vase is the perfect keepsake gift. Made from an upcycled champagne bottle you can add a personal message, name or milestone so every time it is used they’ll have a timeless reminder of this milestone birthday.
The perfect unique gift for a birthday, this stunningly blue set of bookends is made from natural agate polished and shaped into two bookends. Not set is alike creating a unique gift that adds the style and power of crystals to any home or office.
These fizzy jasmine scented chill pills will be perfect for the day after the big 40th celebration or any day that’s just been a bit too much. Includes 6 bath bombs that are vegan, paraben-free, cruelty-free and sulphate free. Chill man
This Grilljoy set includes 24 pieces of equipment to ensure the bbq food is grilled to perfection. Includes spatula, tongs, meat thermometer, injector and so much more for that world-class grilling experience.
With their sleek design, Bluetooth connectivity and great sound quality who doesn’t want air pods. Take the music and leave the wires, great for on the go or when you want time out.
Great gift for a co-worker or friend, this personalized set includes a bottle of gin you can choose from 4 flavours and 2 mini bottles of prosecco. Personalize each with a date of your choice and name.
Whether you love fine bourbon or scotch drinking out of these stylish personalized Amsterdam glasses will add to the experience. Available in 2 styles both can be personalised with the initial sandblasted onto the bottom of each glass.
It’s hard to go past Jo Malone as a creator of luxury fragrances and scents, this beautiful gift set includes 5 mini bottles of her iconic fragrances. For use by men or women, this will be a hit for everyone.
Let's face it we all need a coffee at 40, life is busy. Celebrate this milestone birthday with a beautiful celebration set of coffee. Includes 4 blends, 3 of which are pre-selected and you can add the last one based on preference. Beautifully packaged and delivered at peak freshness.
This gorgeous set of 3 mini candles by Diptqye can be burnt as stand-alone candles or all 3 together to combine the rich scents. Includes Baise (berries), Figeur (fig) and Roses.
This beautiful serving set will make any meal feel like a special occasion. Sterling silver with brass handles to give that vintage heirloom look, the perfect gift for anyone who loves to share a meal with family or friends.
Soar into next level cocktails with this great cocktail shaker. Aeroplane shape shaker is designed in stainless steel with a nickel finish. To make cocktails simply remove the body of the plane from the wings and stand.
For the farmer's markets to all the essentials this tote bag will come in handy on so many occasions. High quality and stylish it’s made of jute and leather and comes in a range of colours. Up to 10 characters can be added to give it a personal touch
Beautifully crafted these wheel-thrown 12ounce cups are stylish, practical and will keep your drink warm while on the go or sitting and relaxing. Handmade in the USA choose from aqua swirl or espresso swirl.
Celebrate and share the 40 reasons you love the person in your life turning 40. This poster comes in a range of colours and sizes, all you need to do is upload the 40 reasons and add any extra personalized you want. Digital download so it’s ready in no time and can be framed if wanted.
Lovely canvas duffle bag, the perfect size for a weekend away, quick work trip or just a visit to the gym before work. Monogram with a single letter so it never gets lots, available in two colours.
With 50 incredible stories that cover 30 countries around the world, Lonely Planet has collected some epic hiking ideas. For those that love adventure or those just beginning to travel this book has something for everyone.
Part of the ultimate collector series the Imperial Star Destroyer is an epic build. With 4,784 pieces it’s a huge undertaking and will be a piece to be proud of and displayed once done.
To celebrate turning 40years commission one or a set of these gorgeous glasses. Each one has the flower of the recipient’s birthday month printed around the curve of the glass. Made in the USA.
Stunning round cheese board made of white marble with gold-finished handles on either side. Stainless steel knife, fair trade certified and lead-free. Perfect for entertaining friends or just adding some luxury to your own meals.
For a high-end special present, Apple is always a tech win, the latest iPad mini will be a huge hit. Includes all the features Apple are known for as well as the latest tech updates.
Funny, witty and profound this collection of stories and anecdotes ruminates on life at 40, friendship, partners work and life in general. Well worth the re-read and in fact more than one, it's a great read for everyone, not just women.