40th Birthday Gift Ideas

40th Birthday Gift Ideas

40th Birthday Gift Ideas

Got a special someone turning 40 soon? Want to surprise them with a thoughtful, unique birthday gift?

If you are wracking your brain for a suitable gift idea for a 40th birthday then look no further!

We have listed our favourite 40th birthday gifts for men and women here.

40th birthday gifts for men - whisky

40th Birthday Whisky Set

For a special 40th birthday gift for him, this luxurious set includes a rare 40 year old from the highly successful Cameronbridge distillery together with single malts (up to 10 years old) from four of Scotland's famous whisky regions.

Each whisky, together with individual tasting cards and a whisky tasting mat are presented in a hand-finished gift box, which may be personalised with a special message of your choice.

Tasting cards provide detailed information on each whisky and are presented in a small envelope within the set which may be kept as a keepsake. The set also includes a whisky tasting mat, themed with a beautiful landscape or distillery scene, providing the perfect place to place the whiskies for tasting and to record your own personal tasting notes. Each whisky is 30ml, 150ml per set. 


Personalised 40th Birthday Book 'Memory Lane'

Great as a 40th birthday gift for him or her. Full of memories, personalisation, quizzes and facts, this book is a wonderful trip down 'Memory Lane' and is a celebration of the world that shaped your loved one. 

Every page is packed full of memories and personalised details, from the day they were born, throughout their childhood and into the all-important teenage years.

All you need to know is their name and a date of birth to create a book that tells them incredible facts about themselves, including the day of the week they were born on,  their birth flower, birth stone and birth tree, their Chinese New Year animal and their star sign.

Major news events from the year they were born are included, the film stars and pop stars that they share a birth year with & the number 1 song on the day they were born.

From £19.95

40th birthday gift ideas - book
40th birthday ideas on a budget - tea

Personalised 40th Birthday Tea Gift In Tin

This gift from Novello makes the perfect birthday present for a tea lover with milestone 40th birthday approaching.

The label can be personalised and the tin is filled with forty tea bags. This thoughtful gift won’t be breaking the bank either, for those who are looking for 40th birthday ideas on a budget.

Choose your label colour and craft your message for that extra special touch. It is the perfect present for anyone who enjoys a good cuppa and when they read the message that has been put together by you, their gift is guaranteed to be received with a smile...

The tin contains forty Clipper Everyday tea bags.


Personalised 40th Birthday Chocolates

Make it a birthday to remember with a chocolate gift they'll really enjoy. Send these delicious and light-hearted personalised 40th birthday chocolates in the post as a surprise birthday delivery.  

Be sure to add a personal note and photo to make the present extra special. Boxes are letterbox friendly, so no trip to the Post Office needed. You can even add a frame so that they can put that favourite photo on the wall and enjoy it for years to come.

Using irresistible , top quality Belgian chocolate, this unique 40th birthday gift is sure to delight. These chocolate are great value for money and are a great 40th birthday idea on a budget.

From £12.95

40th birthday ideas on a budget - framed chocolates
40th birthday gift ideas for wife - necklace

Personalised Birth Flower Necklace

This handmade necklace will make a stunning 40th birthday gift for her. Choose from three different shaped pendants with an engraved flower design and a birthstone.

These pendants incorporate birth month flowers and a birthstone. The pendants have a brushed finish to compliment the shiny engraved flower design. 

Every single necklace is handmade from start to finish, from solid sterling silver or gold.

You can choose from twelve different flower designs (one for each birth month) to be engraved onto a round, scallop or bottle shaped pendant. If you like, you can set a little gemstone into the flower. Again, you can choose from twelve different birthstones. And you can also choose to engrave the back of the pendant with a name or a message.


'Events Of 1980' 40th Birthday Gift T Shirt

Anyone looking for 40th birthday gifts for men need look no further than this smart looking stylish t shirt.

Trying to find an original 40th birthday gift for the man who already has everything? 

The 'Events of 1980' t shirt makes a superb stylish gift for him to wear on the special day and afterwards. With its interesting design that’s also fashionable, it makes a great 40th birthday gift that anyone can enjoy!

Professionally printed in the UK, each t shirt is made to order using top quality t shirts made from 100% cotton.

These t shirts are available in a number of colours in sizes small, medium, large, XL & 2XL.


40th birthday gifts for men - t shirt
40th birthday gift ideas for sister - goblet

Personalised ‘More Gin’ Crystal Gin Goblet

Create a bespoke 40th birthday gift by personalising this crystal gin goblet with the recipient’s name.

The textured detail around the base of the bowl creates a hand cut effect, adding a luxurious touch.

This gin glass is perfect for the sophisticated gin lover in your life. This textured goblet would make a memorable 40th birthday gift that even the hard to please would love. Perfect for serving an Aperol Spritz, Gin Fizz or any other gin cocktail that takes your fancy.

Each glass is hand etched to order in Liverpool.


Personalised Cassette Playlist Print

Whether it's a 40th birthday gift for your wife featuring your wedding playlist, or the theme to your joint childhood as a 40th birthday gift for your sister, this print is for you! Capture all those special songs on this personalised Retro Cassette Playlist print.

Now you can bring new life to that mix tape of their youth and create a beautiful personalised art print for their wall.

Simply list the top 16 track or album titles - with or without the artists name - and the labels of the individual cassettes will be personalised accordingly in a lovely handwritten font. There is also a space for a title, so it could be “Nic’s 40th Birthday” or "Highlights of our Wedding Playlist" or you could leave it blank and keep folk guessing. 


unique 40th gift ideas - print
40th birthday gifts for men - craft beer


40th Birthday Brew Craft Beer Gift Pack

A fantastic craft beer designed to celebrate a very 'Happy 40th Birthday'.

A wonderful way to wish the beer lover in your life a very Happy Birthday! The Wobbly Brewing company have brewed this fantastic Birthday Brew and it’s all wrapped up in these retro styled cans, perfect for every 40th birthday celebration.

All craft beer enthusiasts will want to try this Birthday Brew - a tasty and refreshing pale ale.

Six cans delivered in a stylish cardboard carry box.


Birth Flower Seed Box

Wish someone special a very Happy 40th Birthday with a growing gift of beautiful birth month flowers.

Perfect as a 40th birthday gift for him or her, inside each beautifully decorated presentation box, the recipient will find a packet of seeds to grow stunning birthday flowers, and a smart slate engraved with their name and birthday to hang in their flourishing garden.

High quality seeds, specially chosen by an experienced gardener for their exceptional beauty and are accompanied by growing instructions make this a stunning gift to give.

The nifty box will fit through the letterbox and it arrives in a smart postbag without pricing so may be delivered directly to the recipient.


gift idea for 40th birthday - flower seeds

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