Many people (especially women!) dread hitting their 40th birthday. Some dread the onset of age-related changes while others mourn their youth. On the other hand, others relish in turning 40 and don’t see it as a death sentence in the slightest.

Whatever the feeling of the person you’re buying for, you’ll want to make sure that you pick the perfect gift for them. Will it be sentimental, or will it be humorous? Custom Bobbleheads from your photos could be the ideal gift for someone who likes to have a good laugh here and there and who you’ll know will display it loud and proud in their home or office. Whilst this is a good choice for some people, not everyone will have the same taste. So, with that being said, here are a number of gift ideas you can choose from.

The Timeless

If you want to buy a sentimental gift for a woman turning 40, and something that she’ll cherish for years to come, why not buy her a necklace made of white gold or a beautiful ring? Inscribe it with a message that is personal to yours and her relationship so that every time she wears it, she’ll be reminded of the friendship that you share.

If you’re looking for a similar gift for a man, a watch is an incredibly good choice. Remember, though, to choose carefully as this is a gift that he will wear every single day. So, if he’s a sporty guy get him a watch with a diving face or a functional fitness smartwatch. If he’s more classic, opt for a watch that is inspired by the classic Cartier watches.

The Light-Hearted Side

If the person that you’re buying for has a great sense of humour and is in to literature, why not get a card in the vein of Dr Seuss’ book You’re only old once? This will be sure to a smile on their faces! But before you get a present like this, carefully consider the person. If they’re sensitive, they will probably react badly to a gift making fun of them.

40-Specific Present

There are loads of ideas for custom-made presents. For example, if the birthday boy/girl likes their wine, you could custom-make labels for their favourite bottle. Another idea is to get them a wine glass that you print specifically for them, with a message that they’ll treasure.

What’s quite popular is having a t-shirt printed which says ‘vintage’ and the year of their birth. Or, if they’re a history buff – and you want to do quite a thoughtful gift – you can get the front page of a well-known newspaper such as the New York Times from the day that they were born – reprinted so that they can see what was making headlines on that day.

Just For The Ladies

If you’re fresh out of ideas register right here for a fun break! Then, remember that you can never go wrong with buying a lady a spa treatment or two. The first prize is a massage as most ladies will be loathed to spend money on massages for themselves, so this will be a real treat.

Also, women usually have their own skincare – mani/pedi routine, so unless you know where they usually go, you could end up buying the wrong thing entirely. If you really want to hedge your bets, go for a gift voucher.

Turning 40 is a momentous occasion and needs to be celebrated appropriately. Make sure that you get the right gift so that the occasion can be one to remember.

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