40th Birthday Gift Ideas For Men

Posted by Susan California on January 28th, 2020


When a man turns 40, it’s a milestone worth celebrating.  He is wiser, more experienced and more charismatic than ever.  With his social and career path more or less defined at this chapter of his life, he deserves a special gift to give himself a pat on his back to have come this far.

Therefore, we have come up with a list of suitable birthday gift ideas for the man of your life, your friend, your co-worker or your close family member, to convey your heartfelt blessings

  1. Gifts related to the year that they are born

One such gift to consider is a gift that displays the history of the events and occasions that happen on the year that they are born, ranging from top news stories, sports, movies and so on is a unique gift idea because it is a gift that is meaningful and thoughtful.  Some of the best 40th birthday gift ideas for men can be in the form of a canvas or pin-up board, customized with “the year you were born” header, their name and your personal wordings.  The birthday recipient can proudly display the gift in their living room, bedroom or even man cave.

You may also consider gifts with the year they are born printed on it, such as on drinkware.  They will be elated to see the pint glasses or shot glasses that are personalized with their name and their birth year.

  1. Gifts related to their hobby

At the age of 40, they will have more time to pursue their hobbies.  Hence, this is a good year to buy gifts related to activities that they spend their free time on.  If they are interested in golf, you may consider buying golf balls personalized with their names or special messages.  If they are travel overseas for golf sessions, you may want to consider buying him a golf travel set.

If they are wine connoisseur, you may want to buy an elegant drinkware set, complete with aerator, decanter and wine glasses.  If the wine lovers are into cocktails, a mixologist set with recipes is sure to bring sparkle to their eyes.  They will definitely welcome another bar addition, for them to enjoy their wine collection.

For whiskey and brandy lovers, you may want to consider giving them personalized whiskey stones or a classic whiskey/cognac gift set, complete with personalized rocks glasses in an elegant wooden box, for them to enjoy their favorite pastime in style.

For grilling enthusiasts, you may want to buy him a grilling set that includes the whole grilling tools, aprons and even the sauces for him to season his favorite meat.

  1. Gifts for the office

For the birthday men are currently making great contributions in their corporate job, buying desk additions for him is an ideal gift, especially for your husband as it is a strong motivation for him at work. A gift that can spruce up his workspace and yet at the same time help him keep his desk organized is a handy gift.  One of the best 40th birthday gift ideas for husband is a wireless charging catchall, which can help him charge his technology gadgets wirelessly and also keep his small items organized. 

With the above list of gift ideas in mind,  you will surely buy a gift that the 40-year-old man likes. 

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