Do you know someone who’s approaching that one of the big birthdays – the fabulous 40th? It’s a special occasion, and finding the right gift can make it even more memorable. To help you find the perfect 40th birthday gift, we’ve put together a list of great 40th birthday gifts that cater to various preferences. Whether you’re celebrating with a best friend, family member, or that special person in your life, these gift ideas are sure to impress.

Printed 40th birthday cards and tags that say "hip hip hooray! 40 years today" and "cheers to 40 years", pdf printables from Skip to my Lou
Free printable 40th birthday cards!

Free Printable 40th Birthday Card

But before we delve into these great gift ideas, we want to offer you a free printable 40th birthday card. This customizable card is the perfect addition to any 40th birthday celebration. You can add a personalized message, the recipient’s name, or any special details to make it extra special. Download the card and print it out to make your gift even more personal.

Birthday Card Supplies

These are the things I use when making birthday cards at home. Hope this list helps you gather everything you need.

Printable 40th birthday card with simple design and text that reads "hip hip hooray! 40 years today" pdf printable from skip to my lou
Print our free birthday cards today!
Printable 40th birthday card with simple design and text that reads "Cheers to 40 years" pdf printable from skip to my lou
Here’s another card for you to download and print.
Printable 40th birthday tags with simple designs and text that reads "hip hip hooray! 40 years today" and "cheers to 40 years" pdf printable from skip to my lou
We’ve made some tags to go along with the gifts.

Download 40th Birthday Cards and Tags

How to Make A 40th Birthday Card

  1. Download the file
  2. Print on white cardstock.
  3. Cut out the card and fold it.
  4. Write a special birthday message on the inside.

Creative 40th Birthday Gift Ideas

Now that you’ve got the cards and tags, let’s explore some gift ideas and sprinkle those keywords throughout:

  1. Golf Balls: Celebrating a 40th birthday with a good time on the golf course is a great way to enjoy a special day. Gift some high-quality golf balls for the perfect swing.
  2. Jewellery Box: For the special lady turning 40, a beautiful jewellery box is a lovely keepsake, offering both style and functionality for her precious pieces.
  3. Good Wine: If your friend is a wine enthusiast, consider a unique gift experience or a bottle of their favorite vintage for a memorable 40th birthday celebration.
  4. Photo Frames: Help your loved one stroll down memory lane with photo frames, capturing the best moments from four decades of life.
  5. Star Wars: For the “Star Wars” fan, surprise them with a unique “Star Wars” collectible that brings their favorite galaxy closer to home.
  6. Gourmet Chocolate: Indulge someone’s sweet tooth with a creative 40th birthday gift, like a box of gourmet chocolates or a personalized birthday cake.
  7. Man Cave Essentials: A man cave essential, such as personalized decor, can be a great addition to create a perfect sanctuary.
  8. Skincare Products: For the special lady celebrating her 40th, treat her to a luxurious skincare routine or a skincare gift set for some quality self-care.
  9. Funny Mug: Turning 40 is a big deal to some, so inject sense of humor humor into the celebration with a gift that tickles the funny bone, like a funny mug or a humorous book.
  10. Gift Certificate: When in doubt, a gift card for their favorite store or online retailer is the perfect way to let them choose the right gift.

These 40th birthday gift ideas cater to various tastes, ensuring you find the perfect gift for your loved one’s milestone birthday. So whether you’re celebrating with a great friend, a cherished family member, or that special person in your life, these gifts will make their 40th birthday celebration a memorable one. Enjoy your shopping, and don’t forget to customize and use our free printable 40th birthday card to add a personal touch to your thoughtful gift. Happy birthday!

More Ideas to Celebrate Birthdays

Sweet birthday messages never get old, and I’ve got more ideas for making your sister’s special day the best one yet! And the good news is, these can be used for anyone.

  • Who needs a party planner when you can use my Tiny Birthday in a Box? It has all the things you need to make and send your sis, or anyone a birthday party! Check it out!
  • Celebrate birthdays with these super cute free printable Happy Birthday Coloring Pages. These will work for kids and your little sister, too!
  • Free Printable Birthday Cards – Find more birthday card ideas for that special sister.
  • If your birthday person does not want a birthday cake, make them some Sugar Cookie Bars. You can choose their favorite flavor profile and make their day!
  • Does your birthday person love brownies? Then try my favorite homemade Brownies.

I would love to keep you fully stocked with creative ideas, yummy recipes, fun crafts, and loads of free printables. Subscribe to Skip to my Lou to get new ideas delivered to your inbox. Follow me on FacebookPinterestTwitter, and Instagram for all my latest updates.

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