If you've got a friend or family due to celebrate their 40th birthday, we've got the gifts and supplies you could want to really spoil them and give them a day to remember. Just don't forget the birthday cake!
40th birthday ideas
1. Caramel Birthday Cake Truffles
Who doesn't like receiving chocolate on their birthday? Plus, these truffles are birthday-themed! Gooey caramel is surrounded by chocolate ganache, encased in a smooth white chocolate shell and a colourful splattering of sprinkles.
2. 1982 t-shirt
Encourage the recipient to wear their age proudly with this funny 1982 t-shirt which comes in 11 different colours and is made with 100 per cent Ringspun Cotton.
3. The 40th Birthday Game
This light-hearted trivia game will add a dollop of fun to any 40th birthday. With a traditional question-and-answer format, the novel twist is that all the questions are on the theme of forty.
4. Personalised Wooden Box and Hearts
A wonderful alternative to a birthday card, this personalised wooden box is full of hearts with reasons engraved on why you love the receiver and what makes them so great.
5. Four Ring 40th Birthday Necklace
This simple, yet elegant sterling silver necklace is the perfect 40th birthday gift, with four intertwining rings to symbolise four decades of life.
6. The birthday celebration hamper
A hamper will always go down a treat and this one is stuffed with an array of goodies including chocolate, tea bags, almond thins and much more.
7. Life After 40 - Survival Guide
Full of funny cartoons and witty observations, Life After 40 is an ideal gift idea for those days when the greys seem to show and a cuppa seems more suitable than a cocktail.
8. Happy Birthday Gift Box
Give the gift of an experience with this voucher where the birthday boy or girl has thousands of experiences to choose from. Pick from fun animal encounters, delightful afternoon teas, competitive go-karting and much more.
More 40th birthday ideas
1. ADXCO 12 Pieces 40th Birthday
Making decorating a 40th birthday celebration easy, this set includes two strings of different banners, one string of triangle flag banner, one string of Happy 40th Birthday banner; five black balloons with gold logo, and five transparent black balloons with gold glitter.
2. 30 Pack Gold Glitter 40th Birthday Cupcake Toppers
Made of high-quality 300-gram glitter card stock and food-grade toothpicks, stick these sparkly toppers into cupcakes for a delicious treat.
3. 40th Birthday Party Wristbands
If you're throwing a 40th birthday bash, why not make it festival-themed and pick up some wristbands for guests to wear while they attend?
We love this alternative take on a Happy Birthday banner. Measuring four feet long, it'll make a great backdrop for a cake or strung across a fireplace.
5. Forty AF 40 Years Stadium Party Cups
Keep the drinks flowing all night with these robust stadium cups featuring 40th-themed slogans. Choose between black or white.