Yesterday one of my friend asked me to help him out in planning some gifts for his uncle. I asked him about his age so he said his uncle is going to be forty this coming birthday. I gave him few gift ideas as per his age and he selected one the gift and that turned out to be perfect for his uncle. This gave me an idea to write a list of 40th birthday gift ideas for men, it is for those who are looking up for some good options for a person who is going to be forty.
Most of the people think that exchange of gifts is something that is done and appreciated by young people only. But the fact is, even mature people love receiving gifts. Gifts are a way of expressing your love for someone, and no matter what age you are, it always feels good to know that people around you and in your life love you. In fact, as you grow old, this reassurance of love from your near and dear ones becomes even more important.
Keeping this fact in mind, I have decided to share with you some great ideas for gifts, which you can give to the special men in your life who are about to celebrate their 40th birthday.
It is believed that men never really mature and therefore, their likings and desires remain the same all through their life. Well, this may be true to a certain extent, but when finding the perfect gift for the 40th birthday of your husband, father or friend, there are certain aspects of their maturity that you would have to take into consideration.
40th birthday gift ideas for men
Below I have compiled a list of 40th birthday gifts for men in general that goes for all.
Health And Fitness
With the kind of lifestyle that we are leading today, health issues tend to crop up at a very early age. Therefore, for someone, who is turning 40, it would be a really good idea to present to him something that would help him in staying fit and healthy. There are numerous health and fitness options, which you can consider for presenting them as a gift to someone. Some of the gift options in this regard are as under:
No matter what your age is, exercising is very important if you wish to stay healthy. However, our busy schedules sometimes make it very difficult to take out time to go a gym or for a jog and get our daily dose of exercise. However, if you had a treadmill or a cycle present right at your home, then whenever you get even a little time, you can give your body the necessary exercise. Thus, presenting a treadmill, cycle or any other similar exercise machine as a gift to a man on his 40th birthday would be a great idea.
We human by nature very lazy. There are very few people who actually enjoy exercising. For the rest of us, we would use the smallest possible excuse to get out of exercising. Thus, if you care for the man who is just about to turn forty, and want him to stay healthy and fit, then you need to present him with a gift for his birthday, which would actually prove to be encouragement for him to start exercising. A free gym membership for one month or more would be the best gift in this direction.
Blood Pressure Monitor
Blood pressure is one of the most common problems these days. Thanks to the excessive pressures and stress that we have to endure on a daily basis, every second person these days suffers from the problem of blood pressure. The worst thing about blood pressure that it may be normal one moment and the very next moment it can shoot up or drastically fall down. However, thanks to the technological advancements, it is now possible to monitor your blood pressure at all times, and if you know the birthday boy, celebrating his 40th birthday, does suffer from this problem, then gifting him a fitness band, would be not just a good gift, but can actually prove to be a life saving gift as well.
Trendy Running Shoes
A very subtle, yet effective way of telling someone to get their ass off the couch and start doing some physical exercise is to present them with running shoes. If your man is turning forty and continues to refuse to do something about his health, then you need to buy him the latest and the trendiest shoes present in the market for his 40th birthday, and let him know that the time for being lazy is over and he just has to start exercising now.
All of the above options can actually prove to be extremely expensive and if the man, for whom you are looking for a gift, is not someone very close to you, then you might not want to spend so much on his gift. A more economical option in this gift idea category is to buy some nice gym accessory for him. For example, you can buy a nice gym bag for him, or special wrist and head bands meant for absorbing sweat during exercise, etc. These gifts would not make a big dent in your pocket, and at the same time look very when gifted.
This tracker counts the number of steps taken by you in a day and also the amount of calories burnt by you. With the help of this tracker you know at the end of the day, whether you have given your body the necessary exercise or not. these health trackers or fitness bands, have become very popular these days, and many big names in the watch industry are coming out with some slick wrist band designs for these health trackers. You can find a nice and smart tracker for presenting the same to your guy on his 40th birthday.
If the man for whom you are buying the gift is a sports freak, then you do not have to put too much thought into buying his gift, all you need to do is find something cool and interesting connected to the sports he is in love with and present the same to him. This gift would guaranteed not just be appreciated, but loved by him. Some of the options in this regard are as follows:
Every sport has certain unique equipments which are meant for playing that game only. for example, if you play golf, you will need the special golf sticks and other equipments which are designed for playing this game, while if you are into cricket, then you would need a proper cricket bat, ball, pads, etc. Thus, when searching for a nice sport gift, all you need to do is find out which sport that person loves and simply buy the sports gear of that game for him.
If you are into sports, then you are definitely going to have some sports idol as well. Some people are so crazy about their sports heroes, that for them, these players are like Gods. The players in every sports wear a special sport dress and have a unique number written on the back of their jerseys. You can buy a similar jersey with the jersey number of the player who is adored by the person for whom the gift is, and when you present this gift, you are going to be showered with so much love and appreciation, like no other gift can get you.
Special Edition Sports Items
Often players, after a special victory, tend to sign off balls, bats or some other item related to the game and these items, are then sold on the internet and in auctions for a very high price. For a sports fan, these items hold a very special significance and therefore, if you are able to get hold of any such item, then you would have found the most amazing gift possible for the 40th birthday, or for that matter any birthday, of any man, of any age.
Tickets To An Upcoming Special Game
Arranging for the tickets to a special game that is about to happen soon can be a really tough job. People are ready to pay twice or thrice the actual amount of the ticket, just to be able to watch the game live in the stadium, and yet any times, they are still not able to get those tickets. If there is a special about to happen and if you know that your man would love to watch the game live in the stadium, then all you need to do is use your contacts and arrange for the best seats in the stadium for your man.
There is no question about the fact that one of the best gift items for men is to present them with some nice, hi-tech and latest gadget. Men love their gadgets, more than they love their wife or kids. For men, gadgets are similar to what jewelry is for women, they are simply obsessed with these electronic toys. There are numerous options available in this category for giving as gifts to men. All you need to do is figure out your budget and then find some interesting and new gadget. Some of the options available in this regard are as follows:
Laptops have become a basic necessity these days. People cannot image their life without a laptop. Whether you want to do your office work, for make make holiday plans with your family, everything these days is done on the laptop. The market is flooded with different companies offering different varieties of laptop, with varying capabilities. Based on your budget and the needs of the person for whom it is meant, you can easily find a great laptop to gift.
Smartphones have become one of the most popular choices for gifting purposes. In fact, this choice of gift stretches across all genders and age groups. Therefore, whether you buy a smartphone for a man on his 40th birthday, or for a young teenage girl, both of them would appreciate this gift equally. Again the choice and options present in the market in this context can be overwhelming and hence, you need to focus on finding the best phone within your set budget.
Tablets, iPads And Other Electronic Devices
There are numerous electronic devices and gadgets which are available in the markets these days, like Tablets, iPads, Kindle, etc. All these gadgets perform all the functions of a smartphone and laptops and yet are more handy to use. Gifting one of these is also a very smart idea for the 40th birthday of a special man in your life.
When we talk about video games these days, we do not refer to the old remote control video games, in fact, there are many new, technically advanced xBox, Playstation and other similar video games which are available in the market these days, which allow the players to get the most realistic feel of playing a game. Men, no matter how old they get, will always enjoy a good game, and therefore, these advanced video games make a great gift idea for a man’s 40th birthday.
We are all hooked to our phones all the time these days. Whether we are eating, working or even driving, we are constantly talking on the phone. Therefore, owning Bluetooth headset has become almost essential for our safety. There are many smart designs of these headsets which re available in the markets and you can choose any one of them for the purpose of gifting the same to someone on his 40th birthday.
Men like dressing up just as much as females. In fact, these days men have become extremely conscious about their appearance and are very careful about what they are wearing. This consciousness about appearance is present not just in young men, but even the older men, 40 years and above, are also pretty particular about their appearance these days. Therefore, gifting some nice apparels is a great idea for the 40th birthday of any man these days.
Along with becoming conscious about their looks, men these days have become pretty conscious about brands as well. They no longer like to pick up stuff from the local markets, which lacks finesse and class, but prefer to spend a little extra and pick up high quality, branded stuff from the malls these days. Therefore, if you know the size, then one of the best gifts for men these days, is buy them some nice branded clothing item.
If you want to know the class of a man, you should look at his shoes. This is an old proverb and holds true even today. It is for this reason that many people spend a lot more on their shoes than they spend on their clothes. Buying a nice pair of shoes is also a pretty good idea for the 40th birthday of any man.
There is not much choice when it comes to accessories for men. You have only watches, wallets and belts to choose between. If your man likes to wear suits and dress formally, then you can even look at brochures, tiepins and cufflinks.
Sunglasses are a very important accessory for men. A good pair of sunglasses would really help in increasing the style quotient of any man. There are many brands and styles of sunglasses present in the market and you need to make sure that the pair you pick, suits the face and the personal style of the person for whose 40th birthday you are buying it as a gift.
There is a lot of funky clothing available in the market and if you want your gift to be lighthearted, you can pick personalized T-shirts with some nice personal message printed on the same, or you can even go in for bandanas or any other similarly funky accessory available for men.
Personalized Gift Items
Personalized gifts are always appreciated as they show that you have put in your heart in arranging for them and besides allow you the freedom to express your feelings in the most apt manner.
For men, having a personalized pen tucked in the upper pocket of their shirt or jacket, spells class. Besides pen, there are many other stationary items which can be personalized and gifted to a man for his 40th birthday.
Personalized coffee mugs or tea sets are also a great gift idea for men since, whether at home or in the office, these are items that they are surely going to use. Besides using their names, you can also personalize these items by writing messages for them.
You can also use various showpieces to gift to these men in their 40th birthday. Of course, to make these items special for men, you will have to personalize them by added photographs of your old memories or simply writing a nice note on them showing how much you love and care for them.
If you thought that it was only girls who had their favorite pillows which they would hug in the night and have a peaceful sleep. I know many men who actually carry their pillow when travelling, because they cannot sleep without it. Hence, pick a nice soft pillow, write a special message on the same and gift the same to your special man on his 40th birthday.
Presenting food items is one of the safest gift ideas. There are certain food items which everyone loves to eat, and then they are certain personal favorites. By combining both these, you can make the perfect gift with these food items.
If the person for whom the gift is meant is health conscious, then presenting him with a food basket can be a good gift idea for his 40th birthday. You can arrange for some exotic and international fruits to be included in the basket.
Chocolates are a favorite with everyone. Even men, over 40 love to pamper themselves to some nice chocolates every now and then. You can, of course, try to find out his favorite chocolate flavors and get a hamper made with these flavors.
If you want to give something which is healthy, tasty and rich, all at the same time, then presenting a gift hamper of dry fruits is the perfect option for you.
Good wine and other alcohol bottles are also a great gift choice for men on their 40th birthday. This is also one of the most popular gift choices for men across the world. The chances of you going wrong are very less with this gift, since the best alcohol brands that people consume across the world are generally the same.
When presenting these food items, you must ensure that they are packed in an attractive manner.
Just like cosmetics make the perfect gift choice for females, you can also choose special men toiletries to present to them on their 40th birthday.
Special Trimmers And Razors
Besides the regular razors, there are many special and technically advanced razors and trimmers that are available in the market these days. You can pick one such latest item for giving to men on their 40th birthday.
From shaving cream, to after shave gel, there are many such items which men use on a regular basis and need to use good quality stuff or else their skin can get damaged. Many big brands, sell gift packs of these items, you can buy one such gift pack from a good men’s brand and present the same as a gift to men on their 40th birthday.
Besides the above choices, if you know the person for whom you have to buy the gift, you can get him something which you know he’s been wanting to buy for a long time. The above list of “40th birthday gifts for men” is quite comprehensive and any item you choose from it would make a great gift choice. Therefore, you can now stop worrying about what to buy and simply pick one item from the above list to express your warm wishes and regard for the man celebrating his 40th birthday.