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40th Birthday Gift Ideas and Presents

What do you get for someone who is 40 years old? It can be the beginning of a turbulent decade. Over the hill, or life begins and all that. For some, it means grappling with teenagers or finding our what it's like to be a person and not a parent again. It also a common time for divorce and starting over again. Do they need something to remind them of younger passions? Boost their confidence? Are they into fine dining and luxuries? Or ready to discover new interests and pursuits?

Here are some of Australia's best online retailers with gifts suitable for 40 year olds.

Hampers and Gifts from A Little Luxury

  • Coolthings – have fun with gadgets and gizmos and brain bending puzzles. Coolthings are based in Launceston, Tasmania with delivery Australia wide, NZ and some international.
  • Gifts Australia have hampers, quality gifts, experiences and personalised gifts. Based in Sydney, deliver Australia-wide. Free or Premium gifts cards and wrapping. See Gifts for womenGifts for men and experiences

Birthday Experiences

Experience vouchers are popular for 40th birthdays, often the V8 drives, but there is a wide range to suit all sorts of tastes – everything from pamper, to cooking classes, getaways, horseriding, sailing, skydiving, bungy jumping and so on. If you choose an experience in Australia, be careful to choose one in the location of the recipient. Most experiences are in the capital cities.

Experience companies also offer general vouchers so you don't have to decide what they'd like, and hampers as “experiences” these days for those people who receive an experience voucher but don't want to do any of the activities in their local area.

  • Adrenaline – adventure and experience vouchers for Skydiving, V8 Race Cars, Rally Driving, Hot Air Ballooning, Jet Packs and more. They also have the option of some impressive gift hampers. Delivery Australia-wide.
  • Gifts Australia have hampers, quality gifts, experiences and personalised gifts. Based in Sydney, deliver Australia-wide. Free or Premium gifts cards and wrapping. See experiences for gifts