Turning 40 is kind of a big deal! As a 40 year old, you’re no longer considered “young” but you haven’t quite made “old person” status either. Hello mid-life crisis!
Whether they still consider themselves young or just young at heart, they deserve to celebrate their special day in style.
Finding the perfect gifts for 40 year olds doesn’t have to be complicated either! Check out our curated list to find the top funny, useful, unique and creative 40th birthday gift ideas.
Best 40th Birthday Gift Ideas
Whiskey Glass Gift Set – Keep it classy with this whiskey glass set which comes with granite cooling rocks to preserve the true, undiluted flavor of their liquor of choice. Package it up with a bottle of their favorite drink and toast to another 40 years of good health!
Crystal Ashtray – Light up the night with this elegant, black tinted four cigar ashtray. Sleek and sophisticated, this gift is perfect for the 40 year old who enjoys smoking (out their competition).
40th Birthday Toilet Paper – There may be no better 40th birthday gift to give in 2020. This gag gift is perfect for a prankster – or for a 40 year old who loves the poop emoji. Level up your gift giving and tie a ribbon around enough of this birthday toilet paper to stockpile their bathroom for a couple months!
Love giving gifts that make them laugh? Check out our list of the best gag gifts!
39 + One Beer Glass – For the 40th birthday boy or girl who doesn’t want to grow up! Pour a cold one and tell a few getting old jokes. This cheeky, humorous milestone beer glass will be sure to provoke a laugh.
Is You 40 Wine Glass – Similar to the last, this wine glass is perfect for a newly forty a̶l̶c̶h̶o̶h̶o̶l̶i̶c̶ wine enthusiast. Package with love and a bottle of nice (or even very cheap) wine.
Decanter & Whiskey Glass Set – Not all 40 year olds love to drink, but the ones who do want to do it in style. Add to their home bar with this tasteful 7-Piece Italian crafted glass decanter and whiskey glass set.
What You Don’t Know About Turning 40: A Funny Birthday Quiz – Need a 40th birthday gift idea for the person who has everything? I can guarantee they don’t have this. Put a bow on this paperback book and hand over a gift that’s sure to get a rise.
Square Root of 1600: 40th Birthday Mug – File this one under 40th birthday gifts for math nerds. Hopefully at 40, they still remember how to do math without pulling out their bifocals and calculator. This birthday mug is sure to get to the root of their birthday wishes.
Lapis Lazuli Beads Bracelet – For the fabulous forty year old female – delicate jewelry with a tiny heart charm. This bracelet is great if you want to remind her of the power and love that surrounds her.
Oldometer Joke T-Shirt – Keep it simple with an oldometer t-shirt. ‘Cause some jokes just never get old.
Grilljoy Golf Grilling BBQ Set – Golf and grilling. Grilling and golf. Combine their two favorite things with this golf grilling set complete with everything they need for the perfect cook out. Set includes a cooking fork, spatula, grill cleaning brush, tongs, and a pair of golf ball shakers.
Happy Birthday Candle – Give them that sweet birthday cake smell whenever they want with this hand-poured soy candle. Handcrafted in the US, this candle is eco-friendly, vegan, paraben free and cruelty free. Smells good enough to eat (but they probably should stick to their 40th birthday cake).
Retro Candy Box – Even 40 year olds love sweets! Remind them of their childhood with a candy gift box filled to the brim with sweets that are sure to give them a dose of nostalgia. Includes classic favorites like Fun Dip, Smartees, Sour Patch Kids, and more.
Japanese Kitchen Knife – When your 40 year old has everything they need, give them a birthday gift to upgrade what they have! Equip your newly 40 year old chef with this top notch knife. They will slice through raw meat like it’s butter with this Japanese kitchen knife that any chef is sure to drool over.
Home Brewing Kit -Is your gift recipient a science nerd? Get them a home brewing kit! Home brewing is basically a science project but more fun cause you can get tipsy at the end.
Breville Express Espresso Machine – Bonafide coffee enthusiasts will love this high quality espresso machine of their dreams. With dose control grinding, this beautiful kitchen gadget takes the guesswork out of grinding your own coffee.
Electric Pour-Over Kettle – Sleek. Simple. Powerful. This Fellow Stagg Electric Pour-over Kettle for coffee and tea is as functional as it is nice to look at. Gift your freshly forty year old one of these bad boys and they’ll never stop raving.
Woodlore Adjustable Shoe Tree Pair – At 40 years old, our bodies start to go downhill. Help them preserve their shoes and their back for forty more years with this functional shoe tree that they’re sure to use and appreciate as they go through the years.
40 Year Old Gag Gift – You can’t really go wrong with gag gifts, ’cause if they don’t like it, you can say it was just a joke. This shirt is sure to get a chuckle from your foul-mouthed 40 year old friends.
Ralph Lauren Men’s Robe – The perfect gift for the 40 year old man who just needs to treat himself. This super plush robe will give him all the incentive he needs to take the day off and put his feet up.
Genuine Leather Toiletry Bag – Once you turn 40, you realize there’s still a lot to see out there! This hand-crafted leather toiletry bag is a great addition to anyone’s travel arsenal as they explore the world.