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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.

An Aldi gift card might be ‘so useful’ but if practical is what you’re going for, there’s no reason it can’t also be thoughtful and memorable. In fact, the best 40th birthday ideas are a mix of both. Think a personalised craft beer glass, engraved coffee maker, printed cushion or bespoke embroidered shawl – they’ll likely get plenty of use and be treasured for years to come!

Shopping for a freshly-forty fella? Check out our collection of creative 40th birthday gift ideas for men for foolproof pressie ideas that’ll appeal to even the most discerning gent (monogrammed leather belt and custom wooden wine rack, we’re looking at you).

We’re not short on 40th birthday gift ideas for her, either. From a traditional treasure like an engraved keepsake jewellery box to a ‘70s typographic print or a half-penny bracelet that’ll serve as the ultimate throwback to her decade of birth, we’ve got innovative gift ideas that’ll knock her forty-year-old socks off.

But the most important question when you’re brainstorming 40th birthday present ideas is: fun and frivolous or meaningful memento? If you’re thinking good-time gifts, think about a cheeky slogan mug, a pack of classic cocktails (with a recipe book to pick up where they left off), or a quirky pair of personalised socks that’ll make them giggle. Then again, if you’re less about a good-time and more about a long-time, look for personalised keepsakes like a custom leather tablet sleeve, monogrammed stationery set or an engraved cheese board (preferably gifted with some tasty delicacies!). Remember, you can always inject some humour with a funny card!

Want to go all-out with a pressie they’ll never forget? Instead of one big gift, surprise your birthday gal or guy with 40 smaller gifts. It’ll be excitement overload as you watch them unwrap their barrel-load of gifts, which can range in size from their favourite sweet snack to a more exy personalised present. Turning 40 never seemed so enticing...

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Jewellery cube in various designs

by Tonic Australia

$30.00

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Eva Solo martini glass

by Until

$74.95

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Personalised Gents' Jewellery And Watch Box

by MijMoj Design

$306.90

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Personalised Play List Cassette Print

by hanna melin

$55.00

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Halfpenny 40th 1978 birthday coin cufflinks

by Ellie Ellie

$97.90

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Eva Solo whiskey glass

by Until

$64.95

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Odyssey earrings

by Pastiche

$100.00

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Toiletry leather organizer in choc

by Republic of Florence

$119.00

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Personalised Solar Pendant Necklace

by Merci Maman

$207.90

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Personalised Silver Tie Clip

by Posh Totty Designs

$138.00

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Birthday Chocolate Box Set

by Bellaberry Chocolate

$30.00

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Gentlemen's Hardware Shoe Shine Cigar Box

by WILD & WOLF

$79.95

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Personalised Rectangle Map Cufflinks

by Ellie Ellie

$95.00

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Birds of New York Print

by Eggpicnic

$220.00

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Turquoise and green onyx mini Chloe hoops

by Hissia

$170.50

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Daydreamer

by Cinquante The Label

$129.00

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Hashtag Fragrance

by The Sensory

$242.00

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Oak Pimm's Board

by The Oak & Rope Company

$176.00

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Personalised 40th Birthday Photo Collage

by A Type Of Design

$106.70

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Leather drinks box

by Life of Riley

$1,100.00

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Baroque freshwater pearl on rose gold chain

by Leoni & Vonk

$140.00

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Personalised Birthday Cushion

by Vintage Designs Reborn

$82.50

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Stripped Cuff Bangle

by Pastiche

$50.00

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Carry On Holdall

by Jekyll and Hide Australia

$749.00

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Mandala Necklace - Rose Gold

by Zefyr

$99.00

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Dosha Earrings - Sterling Silver - Aqua Chalcedony

by Zefyr

$99.00

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Leff Amsterdam tube watch S38 rose gold finish

by Until

$499.00

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Eva Solo glass (multiple sizes)

by Until

$39.95

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His Bar And Grill Wooden Chopping Board

by Dust and Things

$54.45 $72.60

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Personalised Monochrome Birthday Socks

by Solesmith

$33.66 $39.60

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Personalised There's a chance Mug

by Identity Direct

$24.99

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Golden Drusy Necklace in Black

by Larissa Loden Jewelry

$82.50

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Beaker Candle 210g - Leather and Oud

by Alchemy Wax Produx

$55.00

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Fluorescent Gardening Tools

by Quality Products Direct

$44.95

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Ava - Gold Brown Leather Watch

by Adrien Harper Watches

$149.00

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Hydrating Hand & Body Lotion

by Hunter Lab

$65.00

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Men's braided leather rose gold bracelet

by EVY Designs

$80.30

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Leather Inlay Cuff

by The Gentleman's Trading Company

$154.95

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Silver Love You To Pieces Cufflinks

by Oh So Cherished

$105.60

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Personalised Gunmetal Cafetiere For Dad

by Becky Broome

$119.90

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