Here is a fantastic list of 40th birthday gift ideas to help you decide what to get for your Over-the-Hill friend. These are the classics... meaning they will never go out of style.
You're welcome. ;)
But before I give you your list, I want to clear up some common confusion about what it means to be "Over The Hill"...
Without further ado, here are those 40th birthday gift ideas I promised you.
At age 40, many reach a midlife crisis and want to start a new hobby. So help them pick one!
Here's a good article to give you some hobby ideas for 40 year olds.
Golf lessons, guitar lessons, a beginners’ wood carving kit – any new hobby!
Let me give you some of my favorites...
Get them a customized penny gift with a phrase as obnoxious or sweet as the old lady or old man!
Choose a penny minted from the year they turned 40 or the year they were born and choose what you'd like me to hand stamp across the front.
Most people choose their name or a meaningful word. If you want something a little more "age" appropriate, here are some more ideas...
This is one of those disappearing birthday gift ideas for the person about to hit that mid-life crisis. They need to feel young again!
Give them the thrill of doing something exciting, like a voucher to ride shotgun in a race car, or go parachuting, or take a ride in a hot air balloon. Get more experience gift ideas here.
Remember, they don’t want to go alone. Buy 2 tickets so you can go with or they can take a buddy.
I literally laughed out loud when I saw these on Pinterest!
Get them a box or jar of 40 suckers to make a “40 Sucks” birthday gift.
Or use bubble gum or blow pops and use the phrase “40 Blows”.
You can do the same thing with stink bombs too… because “40 Stinks!”Fill a jar with bite size candies for “40 Bites”…
These are all over Pinterest and I love it!
Choose 40 of anything, and put it together as a gift.
Some people use 40 of the same items (candies, chocolates, flowers, dollars, etc). Others gather 40 different small gifts.
For a more thoughtful present, attach messages to each of the 40 things.
Check out some other fun DIY 40th birthday gift basket ideas!
Another one of those classic 40th birthday gift ideas is the funny tshirt – especially for those Over The Hill folks! Get a t-shirt that will make them smile. Most of these tee’s have an obnoxious phrase plastered across the front. If you plan to have one made, here are some phrases to consider...
40 year olds want to recapture their youth. Give them a voucher for a massage, spa treatment or pedicure. Chilling out keeps you young!
It’s a classy gift, one that you can give again and again without them growing tired of it.
AND its another disappearing gift – once it’s used, it’s gone. No “stuff”!
Tell me in the comments: What are your favorite 40th birthday gift ideas?
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