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 Giftsfrom A Little Luxury

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.

  • Adrenalin – 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.

Another experience option is accommodation for a holiday. Booking.com has the advantage that you can change the dates without penalty (unless you choose one of their special prepay deals). If you are sure of the date, wotif.com has some great deals.

Personalised ribbonRibbon printing is available on all gifts and hampers from A Little Luxury. Your personalised message of up to 90 characters will be printed continuously on a woven edge satin ribbon of your colour choice and or you can add a personalised plaque to all hampers and many gifts with A Little Luxury. Simply choose your gift and check the extras on each product page.

Personalised Caricature Gifts

These are especially good for milestone birthdays.

Caricature King off unique gifts made from a photo of the birthday person. Digital caricatures from under $50, poster print or print and framing options.

from Caricature King

Dress-ups, Party Costumes and Decorations for all ages

See more in this category: Gift Ideas by Age, Milestone Birthdays