Q:

What are some ideas for a 40th birthday gift?

A:

Quick Answer

Gift ideas for a 40th birthday include fine wine or liquor, jewelry, electronics and gadgets, chocolates, artwork, books, music, clothing or DVDs. Gifts in denominations of 40 are a fun idea. Try 40 lottery tickets or a $40 gift card to a restaurant, theater, spa or favorite shop.

Know More
What are some ideas for a 40th birthday gift?
Credit: Colin Anderson Blend Images Getty Images

Full Answer

Reflective 40-year-olds may appreciate a gift of a journal that guides the birthday celebrant through a look back over the first 40 years of life and a look ahead to the future. Personal gifts that do not cost much include a handwritten book covering 40 special memories together, a small photo album commemorating the person's life or framed photos of the birthday person with friends.

Tie gifts in to the recipient's interests. Buy an interesting cookbook for a home chef, a gift certificate to a dance studio or gym for someone who wants to get in shape or memorabilia from a favorite sports team.

Because 40 is considered a key midlife birthday, some people may appreciate "midlife crisis" gag gifts that make fun of their age, including hair dye to cover the gray, large print books and orthopedic shoe inserts. Funny T-shirts with "over the hill" messages may be premature at 40 but can still make the recipient smile, notes BirthdayBullseye.com.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What are some 40th birthday party ideas?

    A:

    A surprise party with friends and family or a themed party are two 40th birthday party ideas. While some may not like the idea of a surprise party, it is a way to get everyone together to celebrate the birthday milestone. Some ideas for a themed party might be favorite sports team, historical era or movie genre.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some gift ideas for a mother's 50th birthday?

    A:

    Some suitable gifts for one's mother on her 50th birthday include clothing, jewelry, food or chocolate, fragrances, ornaments and accessories. For the socially conscientious mother who is turning 50, a donation to her favorite charity is also an appropriate and thoughtful gift.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some gift ideas for a 50th birthday?

    A:

    Some gifts that could be suitable for someone celebrating their 50th birthday include jewelry (gold being especially associated with the 50th), a special vacation, such as a cruise, or some fancy designer perfume, such as Calvin Klein or Ralph Lauren. Gifts with more of a personal touch include a bottle of wine from the year of their birth or a decorative photo frame containing pictures of their loved ones and perhaps a personal message.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some 20th birthday gift ideas?

    A:

    Birthday gift ideas for someone's 20th birthday include sports equipment, techie gifts, clothing or jewelry. The specific type of gift depends on the personality and interests of the celebrant.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore