40 is definitely the new 30, but it is still a milestone birthday and deserves a gift that fits the occasion. Now, just because it’s a milestone doesn’t mean you have to go buying everyone you know a 40th birthday gift. We’re highlighting some of the most important people and how to get them a gift that will coast them over the hill in style and with a smile.
40th birthday gift ideas for sister
You probably know her better than anyone else. You grew up together, afterall. There’s no denying it now, she’s all grown up. Your sister is turning 40 and you know you have to give her a gift that honors all of the memories and the best that is yet to come. Photo gifts are a great way to remind her of what a life it’s been so far. So are custom books of newspapers or books where you fill in answers to questions about what makes her great. Maybe something to jokingly tell her she’s old (only if she has a sense of humor!) like reading glasses or a cane. Whatever you choose, be sure it’s something that she’ll actually use...and each time she uses it, she’ll remember that she’s loved by you.
40th birthday gift ideas for daughter
Where did the time go? Your daughter is turning 40! You still remember bringing her home from the hospital as if it were yesterday and now she might even have children of her own. How do you celebrate a life that has given yours so much meaning? We’ve done some digging to find the best 40th birthday gifts for your daughter. Commemorate her past, honor her now, and inspire her future with gifts that reflect what you know about her interests, her style, or her dreams. Whether it’s an inspirational necklace for your daughter or a new project or experience to kick off her big 4-0; she’ll know that you know her like no one else ever will.
40th birthday ideas for wife
She still smiles that beautiful smile like the day you met, yet somehow she’s turning 40! What do you give your wife for her 40th birthday? You definitely don’t want to make her feel old! Try something that will rejuvenate her, make her feel more alive, reconnect with her younger self, or inspire her with a new memory or experience. A beachfront B&B for a weekend? A wine tasting at a local wine bar? A big bash for friends and family with pictures of her ever changing style over the decades projected on the screen? A piece of jewelry that gently nods to her heart that you have come to know so well. Give her something she’ll never forget because she’s your amazing wife.
40th birthday ideas for women
When you’re looking for 40th birthday gifts for her,you’ve got to choose carefully. Don’t offend her with something that will make her feel old unless she can really take a joke! Show her how she’s gotten better with age, like a bottle of wine or a fine work of art. In fact, both of those things make great 40th birthday gifts for women. Give her something beautiful, something inspired by her passions or the things that have made her life thus far a story worth remembering. Give her a chance to make a new memory, learn something new, try something outside of her usual comfort zone...and keep her young beyond her years. Most of all, help her have fun on this milestone birthday. She’s not old yet!
40th birthday gift ideas for husband
He’s turning 40 and doesn’t want you make a big deal about it. Or does he? When your husband turns 40, you’ve got to do something special! Take him on a trip somewhere he’s always wanted to go. Get him 40 of something he really loves, no matter how silly...razors, soap bars, t-shirts, underwear. Give him tickets to something you know he’ll love...even if you might not. Show him that you love him, you know him, and you want to share the next 40 years (or more) living life to the fullest with him. You could also get him a luxurious signature gift like a designer watch or vintage motorcycle. You know him best. Surprise him with something as special as he is to you!
40th birthday gift ideas for best friend
You two have seen some times! Good, bad, ugly, and totally outrageous...best friends are best friends for a reason. You love each other flaws and all and know how to be there for each other to celebrate, to scream, and to simply chill. So, your 40th birthday gift for your best friend doesn’t have to be something huge because your friendship is already that! Just make sure that your gift comes from the heart, connects like your friendship has and will for years to come. A custom wine barrel sign with a bottle from the year that you became friends is a cool start. Or, a book full of the reasons why you love being their bestie along with a collection of photos from over the years. Or, even a date for the two of you to go out and do something daring, interesting, totally you together. These are all awesome ways to celebrate your best friend’s 40th birthday.