The Absolute Best 40th Birthday Gifts for Him

Finding the perfect 40th birthday gifts for him can sometimes feel like a daunting task when most men already seem to have everything they need at that age. 

We have narrowed the search by creating a list of some of the top 40th birthday gift ideas for that special 40-year-old guy on your shopping list, sure to put a smile on his face

So what do you buy for someone on their 40th birthday who has everything he needs? We have got you covered. After shopping around for the best 40th birthday gifts for him, here are our results:

1. 40 Reasons We Love You Poster Frame

Picture Frame

This gift idea is perfect for a hard to buy for 40-year-old man on your shopping list. It allows you to list the unique characteristics of the special birthday boy, and the artist will put it all together in a gorgeous framed poster ready to give to that special guy on his 40th birthday celebration.

Customers have the option of the canvas, matte posters, framed posters, or canvas-wrapped posters. They can also choose a digital download for printing at home or your local photo shop. 

This black and white poster makes a thoughtful gift for the hard-to-buy-for person. The 40 Reasons Why We Love You poster is a unique birthday gift filled with sentiment and affection for that special 40-year-old in your life. 

2. 1982 Cassette Shirt

Cassette Shirt

This is a unique birthday gift idea for someone who is turning 40. Surprise that special someone in your life with a 1982 Cassette Shirt to let him know just how special he is to you.

This t-shirt comes in unisex sizes from extra-small to triple x and is sure to fit that special birthday boy on your gift list. This sentimental gift also comes in several colors and is sure to add a few chuckles to the Birthday occasion. 

This is an ideal gift for anyone turning 40, sure to make them feel loved on their birthday this year.

3. Funny Socks for 40th Birthday

Funny Socks

These humorous Birthday socks are the perfect gift for anyone turning 40. Watch as the birthday boy’s face lights up in laughter when he reads the funny slogan on the bottom of the socks which says “I’m not 40, I’m 21 with 19 years of experience. 

These adorable socks come in two sizes to fit that special birthday boy who is turning 40.They are black with a grey toe. 

Who doesn’t love a new pair of socks, especially to celebrate something as important as a 40th birthday?

4. Hello Forty Customized Wine Label

Customized Wine Label

Surprise the Birthday boy with a personalized wine label to stick on his favorite bottle of wine to ensure his 40th birthday celebration is an occasion to remember. 

Customize this unique gift with a name and year and choose from a matt finish, waterproof glossy finish, or a digital download to print at home. 

Each label is 3.5 inches wide x 5 inches high and makes an excellent gift for 40-year-old men to help celebrate their birthdays in style. 

5. Personalized Hammer

Personalized Hammer

This is a one-of-a-kind personalized gift for the handyperson in your life that is turning 40. This rustic hammer is of quality wood and engraved with the text of your choice. 

Choose something sentimental or funny to suit the birthday boy in a variety of fonts. They can engrave on the front and the back of the hammer and prices vary according to your choices. 

This unique gift is perfect for anyone who works with tools and will make a memorable 40th birthday keepsake to look back on for years.

6. Personalized Men’s Waffle Robe

Mens Waffle Robe

Another excellent birthday gift idea for the hard-to-buy-for 40-year-old is this monogrammed embroidered bathrobe that lets the birthday boy relax in comfort. 

This robe comes in one size fits most and offers a comfortable loose fit with side pockets for functionality, comfort, and style. 

The robe measures 48 inches long from the neckline to the bottom, and 23,5 inches across the chest and sleeve length and fits up to an extra large in men’s comfortably. 

The monogram letter option gives it a personal touch for a terrific 40th birthday gift for any man in your life. Made of a cotton and polyester blend, this stylish bathrobe will please anyone who receives it as a birthday gift. 

7. Personalized Leather Card Wallet

Leather Card Wallet

Surprise the man in your life who has just about everything with a personalized men’s wallet for his 40th birthday. 

Choose from a personalized engraving on the front, back, and middle of the wallet in whatever font and words of your choice. 

This handcrafted leather wallet is an attractive gift that can hold cards and bills in a sleek design. It is the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for person on your shopping list and is sure to be well-received as a memorable 40th birthday gift.

8. Men Docking Station

Men Docking Station

This eye-catching docking station made of authentic ash wood is a great gift idea for any Birthday man in your life, especially one who is turning 40 and is hard to buy for. 

Almost everyone these days has a cellphone and we can’t think of a better way to relax than to reach over and set your phone down on this convenient docking station before hitting the sack at night.

This beautiful docking station is easy to put together and offers convenient spaces for your glasses, watch, stationary, and more. Surprise the man in your life with this incredible birthday gift that will not disappoint.

9. 40th Birthday Birthstone Gift

Birthday Birthstone Gift

Surprise your loved one on his 40th birthday with this gorgeous gold letter and birthstone keyring. Choose from the dropdown list of letters, and the month of birthstone to be displayed on this attractive keychain.

Your recipient will be thrilled when he sees this one-of-a-kind gift featuring two gold coins stamped with the number 20 on each, and a gold 40 charm in honor of his 40th birthday.

Made of sturdy material, this keychain is the perfect accessory for men on the go and promises to help make their 40th birthday a little more special. 

10. Leather Men’s Travel Kit

Leather Mens Travel Kit

Here’s another fantastic 40th birthday gift idea. This men’s leather travel kit offers something unique to the Birthday man in your life. Perfect for toiletries during travel, or to keep all your toiletries handy in the bathroom at home. 

Made of authentic tanned leather, these gorgeous travel bags come in three colors and let you personalize them with up to 15 characters. 

You can’t go wrong with this purchase because it offers a lifetime warranty on the lining, fabric, and zipper and makes the perfect gift for your loved one, who is turning 40.

10. 40th Birthday Gifts Golf for Men Golfer

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This unique 40th birthday gift idea is the ideal gift for the golfer on your shopping list. This rare golf ball gift set is a perfect gift for your husband, brother, boss, or friend on his 40th birthday. 

Made of premium materials, this golf ball collection features a money-back guarantee against fading and defects. 

This golf set features a unique pattern and design to add more meaning to anyone’s 40th birthday who loves to golf.

11. Vintage 1982 Whiskey Glass and Stones Gift Set of 2

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Looking for a special gift for a 40th birthday? This vintage 1982 whiskey glass set is perfect for anyone who loves to drink whiskey. 

This gorgeous keepsake set comes in a wooden designer box sure to impress the birthday boy when he opens his gift of exquisitely crafted crystal glasses.

This vintage whiskey glass is ready to hold his favorite beverage or to be displayed as a keepsake for years to come in memory of his 40th birthday. 

This gift set comes with a risk-free guarantee if you are not happy with your purchase. So, what do you have to lose by purchasing this one-of-a-kind glass set for your loved one?

12. Funny 40-Year-Old Birthday Baseball Cap

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This next gift is another great selection for anyone turning 40 on your gift list. Specially made for 40-year-olds, this funny birthday baseball cap is an ideal gift that promises to put a smile on anyone’s face. 

Made of 100% cotton, this cap is breathable, unique, and adjustable and fits a head circumference of 21 to 24 inches. 

This Birthday cap is suitable for any male turning 40, including brothers, sons, fathers, friends, co-workers, or bosses and makes an exceptional birthday gift.

13. Gifts for Men, 20 oz Tumbler

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If you are still undecided about finding the perfect gift for someone who is having a 40th birthday, why not check out this 20-ounce Star Trek lover tumbler?

This insulated tumbler made of stainless steel is ideal for hot or cold beverages and makes an excellent gift for a 40th birthday. Whether the birthday boy enjoys iced tea, cold beer, or hot coffee, this unique tumbler will keep his beverage at the desired temperature. 

This attractive tumbler is black with yellow lettering that says “may the forties be with you,” and is a great way to commemorate a 40th birthday milestone. 

Regardless of whether you are a Star Trek fan, this attractive design will not disappoint.

14. Awesome Since 1982 Tee Shirt

Tee Shirt

This 100% cotton adult tee shirt would make an excellent birthday gift for someone who is turning 40. 

Choose from seven different colors and several slogans, or add text in your own words as a more personalized birthday gift idea. 

This high-quality tee shirt is machine washable and comes in various sizes from small to 5x, sure to put a smile on the birthday boy’s face when he opens his gift.

15. Man Cave Sign

Man Cave Sign

It is not a secret that most men love their alone time with the guys, especially when celebrating their 40th birthday. 

The Man Cave Sign is the perfect gift for a 40th birthday to ensure the man in your life gets to relax and enjoy some quiet time with the guys, watching the game, while his man cave sign overlooks his favorite room in the house. 

Personalize your sign to make it even more special with a name of up to 12 characters and a personalized message. This sign is 10 inches high by 11.25 inches wide and has pre-drilled holes for easy setup.

This gift also comes with a money-back guarantee if the sign does not meet your expectations and makes an ideal gift for all men turning 40.

16. Black Onyx Brown Tiger Eye Stone Beaded Bracelet

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Our last gift idea to celebrate the 40th birthday for men is the black onyx tiger eye bracelet. This beautifully designed bracelet comes with a poem for the 40th birthday and a blank gift card and envelope so you can write a gift message.

This gift is suitable for anyone who is turning 40 and loves to wear meaningful jewelry. Tiger’s eye and black onyx are powerful gemstones that have been around for centuries. Many people believe that they have incredible healing powers when worn together as jewelry. 

The benefits of wearing these gemstones together include protection from negative energy and bringing good luck to the person who wears it.

Made of quality materials, this beaded bracelet is seven and a half inches long, and stretchable to fit most male wrists. It makes an excellent gift for anyone turning 40. You can also add scented oils to your bracelet for added benefits. 

Final Thoughts

This brings our article about the best 40th birthday gift ideas for him to an end. We hope you have enjoyed our gift ideas for the hard-to-buy-for 40-year-old man on your shopping list. 

When you take the time to shop around, several gifts are perfect for celebrating a person’s 40th birthday in style. We hope we have made your search for the perfect gift easier.

Also, check out our guide for the perfect 40th birthday gift for a woman.