Every birthday is a day of joy and fond sharing for the person who is celebrating his birthday. With each passing year, a person moves into a more mature phase in his life, and by the time he is 40, he grows out of the crazy energy of his youth and embraces new responsibilities. The 40th birthday is therefore a mark of this maturity and calls for gifts to denote the same.
The gifts for a forty year old should ring a bell that the person has climbed over the hill. Over the hill presents are easy to find, and with a little ingenuity, you can get unique presents just for the age! A hilarious one would be a coffin shaped box stuffed with goodies to make the recipient chuckle over the piece of mockery.
Coffee mugs with the age printed in bold, or t-shirts carrying funny over the hill notes would make good gifts. You can even personalize the t-shirt with a picture of the birthday person for his fabulous forty.
For the fortieth birthday of your parent, a hand made card and some craft item you have made yourself would be the cutest gift your mom or dad has ever received. You can even think of composing a scrap book with some pictures from the family album, and scribble your thoughts for him or her. If you are looking for more sober ideas, you can always go for an elegant set of wine glasses, with a bottle of good wine. A personalized label for the wine bottle with the birthday person’s picture or name in it would be even better! Leather bound notebooks, cigar cases, perfumes, designer pens - you have too many choices for the 40th birthday gifts.
If it’s your partner’s birthday, a jewel would be the best expression of your affection. You can go for zodiac pendants or bracelets, or order one with the person’s birthstone.