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What to Buy for a 40 Year Old When You're Out of Ideas!

Updated on February 13, 2013

Gift Ideas for 40 Year Olds

If you are looking for 40th birthday gift ideas, be sure to take into account who you are buying for. There are tons of 40th birthday gift ideas that are basically jokes about being over the hill. Most people don't get offended by this, but there are a few folks who don't deal well with the milestone. You wouldn't want to be the one to send them into a depression! As long as you keep some semblance of good taste though, everything should be alright, even if you give them a little ribbing. You've got to be able to smile and take a joke, right?


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An Experience Gift They'll Never Forget

Give them an adventure!

Sometimes it's good to think outside of the ordinary when you're giving a gift. When you're buying someone a gift for a milestone birthday like the BIG 4-0, you want to go for something memorable. If you're ready to step up to the next level of gift giving, think about giving that special someone an experience that they'll never forget! I'm talking about cool gifts like driving (or riding along in) a race car, or a hot air balloon ride. There are all sorts of unusual and entertaining gifts like that available nowadays. Some of them only cost fifty bucks or so (of course some can be a lot more than that). Most gift givers love the idea of giving a gift like this, but they don't know how to set things up. Well, the good news is, there are now companies that already have this stuff set up for you! Here are two popular sites that specialize in providing incredible "experience gifts"...

Amazing gift ideas for her from Great American Days This company prides itself on offering over 6,000 different experience gifts, and they are all a lot more interesting than a new tie!

Experience Gifts from Cloud 9 Living Cloud Nine Living also offers a bunch of great adventures for your gift giving pleasure.

Just on a side note, both of these sites offer stuff that might also be seen as the "ultimate date" if you've been looking for something to add a little bit of spark to a relationship! They are worth checking out if you're tired of the same old daily routine.

California Costumes Toys Grim Reaper Deluxe
If your friend can take a joke, you might want to dress up a little when you deliver their 40th birthday present.  This Grim Reaper costume would be a nice touch for delivering one of the experience gifts mentioned above.  It might be a bit much for delivering a coffee mug though!

Gag Gifts for 40 Years Olds

Just a little 40th birthday fun!

For most people, by the time they reach 40, they are mature enough to realize that it is just another day and just another number that really has very little to do with who they are or what they can do. 40th birthday gag gift ideas are fine for these people, but if you are having a party for the person who is turning 40, you might want to make sure that at least a couple of the gifts they receive are just "regular" gifts that they will be able to enjoy. If you are looking for 40 birthday party ideas, you can keep things fun by including some 40th birthday poems or 40th birthday quotes from friends and relatives. You might try to include at least one person who is older than 40 so that they can say something encouraging. Or, alternatively, you could have someone dressed up like the Grim Reaper show up bearing their "good" gift. Just something to think about.


Over the Hill Inflatable Walker


Over The Hill Ear & Nose Cleaner (1 ct)


What You Don't Know About Turning 40: A Funny Birthday Quiz [Paperback]


You Know You're 40 When... [Paperback]


Question Mark "40" Coffee Mug


Wilton Over The Hill Candle

40th Birthday Gift Baskets

Retro Gifts for 40 Year Olds!

Looking for something a little bit more traditional, but still focused on the big 40th birthday event?  How about a gift basket?  You can find these in a variety of popular themes.  Here are some great ones to check out!


40th Birthday Gift Basket Box of Retro Candy


40th Birthday Gift Basket Surprise


Over The Hill Birthday Fun Gift Bag Tote of Treats


1973 Time Capsule - 40th Birthday Gift for Men or Women


1973 Movie Night Gift Package for 40th Birthday or 40th Anniversary Gift


Happy 40th Birthday Basket..... Personalize your basket with an Engraved Brass Plaque

Retro 1973 - Take them back to their youth!

Here is some stuff from 40 years ago that might interest you.

What is the best birthday gift you ever received?

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