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What's a fab gift for a guy turning 40?

  1. cheatlierepeat profile image85
    cheatlierepeatposted 6 years ago

    What's a fab gift for a guy turning 40?

    Help! My other half is turning 40, he was a bachelor for 38 years so he has everything (all his boy toys etc). What on earth can I buy him for the big 40? He likes scuba diving, sports, hockey... but I want the gift to be special!

  2. VirginiaLynne profile image98
    VirginiaLynneposted 6 years ago

    When my husband turned 40, I threw him a party based on our high school era (70s) and asked old friends and family to send me letters and pictures that I put together in a photo scrapbook.  A lot of the things people said surprised him and I think it made him feel good about this turning point.

  3. moreinfodude profile image60
    moreinfodudeposted 6 years ago

    As I've gotten older, I like my birthday gifts to be more about "doing" something, instead of getting a gift. It's more memorable, if it's an event. Age 40 is a great time to set this kind of standard.

    How about if you bought 4 tickets to a sporting event and invited a couple of his friends to go with him? I did this for my dad at Christmas -- he's very hard to buy for, as well. We have a local college team and I bought 4 tickets to a game, one for him, my brother, my husband and my son. They had a blast. (And there's no reason one of the tickets can't be for you, but I wanted my dad to have a boy's night.) The event could also be a trip or lessons. Since he's athletic, in what sport could he use a little coaching? You can get golf swings analyzed, for example. Another thought -- I once gave my sister-in-law a cooking lesson (which I took with her). Cooking can favor us girls, but all the classes I've taken involved eating what we cooked, so that could please a culinary guy.

    Whatever you do, just consider giving your hubby a great memory. : )

 
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