40 is the new 30. It's statements like that which can really get under the skin of a 40 year old, now they've earnt the right to the beginnings of crotchetiness. But it's a fantastic age to be. Seniority and gravitas without being considered *old*, and enough taste buds killed off to genuinely enjoy a good martini. Elevated tastes all round. That's why, if you're buying for one, you might need our help with 40th birthday gift ideas.