28 of the Best 40th Birthday Gift Ideas

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40th Birthday Gift Ideas for the Man in Your Life!

Are you looking for the best 40th birthday gift idea to give your husband? We know you would do anything to find the PERFECT gift to celebrate his birthday. Lucky for you we have teamed up to find an awesome collection of the best 40th birthday gift ideas for men! We know that ANY man would LOVE to get one of these gifts for his birthday. We have brought together gifts from sentimental, to sporty, to SEXY. But no matter what your hubby is into, we promise there will be a gift that will be just right for him. Now the only hard part will be narrowing it down to which 40th birthday ideas for men you like the best! 😉

Some of our BEST 40th birthday gift ideas for men! Can't wait to use these ideas for my hubby! #GiftIdeas #BirthdayForHim


Our Top 40th Birthday Gifts For Him!

We have created three categories that you can look through to decide what gift would be best for your hubby:

Sentimental 40th Birthday Ideas For Husband

Do you wanna make your man’s heart melt for his birthday!? These ideas are sure to do the trick! We put together some of the SWEETEST sentimental 40th birthday gifts for men that are sure to bring a smile to your man’s face! Just seeing how much thought or effort you put into his birthday will surely make him smile from ear to ear. We brought together these 40th birthday gifts for him all the way from sweet to SEXY.

Sexy Gift 40th Birthday Gift Ideas For Men

  1. Make It His Lucky Day– Make his 40th birthday extra special with a little staged “good luck.”
  2. Magazine for My Man– Give him something to read that he will never want to put down! This DIY magazine is full of juicy tidbits all about the two of you!
  3. Wild About You Box– What guy wouldn’t want to hear that you are wild about him??!! This gift will fulfill all his fantasies and make him feel like one loved man!
  4. Framed Canvas from York Photo– How about a beautiful framed canvas to put up in your home or even for him to put up in his office. Nothing like a daily reminder of love!
  5. The Game of Love– This has got to be a favorite! The Game of Love is a very surprising way to make your man’s night. {wink!}
  6. My Dad: His Story, His Words- Will be a book he will cherish for years to come.
  7. A Morning Just For Him– Make this birthday one he will never forget when he wakes up to this morning surprise!
  8. Birthday Floats– Gather up your friends and loved ones to create this birthday surprise for your favorite fella. Also, this is a great long-distance birthday idea!
  9. Candybar Love– This idea is perfect for your man with a sweet-tooth. You can also make it sassy and romantic, or hilarious with the candy you choose.
  10. Reasons Why I Love You– This is the perfect gift for your 40-year-old man! While filling it out, I bet you will be able to find tons of reasons why you love your sweet hubby. 😉

40th Birthday Gift Ideas for Men who are Sports & Outdoor Lovers

If your man is obsessed with all things sports and outdoors like my man is, then these 40th birthday gift ideas for men are sure to make his birthday one to remember! We have brought together some AWESOME 40th birthday gifts for him. We ALSO have pulled a few date ideas to throw together for your man’s special day.

40th Birthday Gift Ideas For Husband Who Loves The Outdoors

  1. CASIO Men’s Sport Watch– Your man will want to tell everyone the time on his cool Casio sports watch!
  2. SwingTIP Wireless Golf Swing Analyzer– Transmits real-time swing analysis to your husband’s iPad or phone! You can also expect some texts forwarding how awesome he is doing on his swing.
  3. NFL Money Clip– Help him get rid of his bulky old wallet and let him shine with this super-cool money clip with his favorite team!
  4. Camelbak HydroBakHydration Pack– Any guy who likes to hike, bike, or run would LOVE a Camelbak to keep hydrated.
  5. Coleman Montana 8 Tent– Make it a date for the two of you! You can also gather up the whole family in this sporty tent. But don’t forget the bacon for breakfast in the morning! 😉
  6. Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15×70 Binoculars– This is the perfect gift for a romantic evening stargazing together!
  7. Seychelle Advanced Filter Water Purification / Filtration Bottle – If your man is an avid hiker OR he just loves being prepared for the unknown, then this may be just the gift for him!
  8. Sports Date– After spending a day spoiling your man with some 40th birthday gifts for him, a sports movie date is the perfect way to end the night for your birthday boy! He also will love picking his favorite sports movie and putting a fun special twist on it with this date.
  9. Hiking Date– Looking to get out and explore for your man’s birthday?! Then why not plan this fun day of hiking with this cute hiking date. 😉
  10. NFL Hat– This hat tops all of our 40th birthday gift ideas for men! Especially for those football lovers.

Miscellaneous 40th Birthday Gift Ideas For Husband

Sometimes, random gifts are the BEST gifts. While putting together these 40th birthday ideas for men, we found some of the best gifts that we just had to include in this list! In this list of 40th birthday gift ideas for men, you are sure to find more than just one perfect gift. 😉

40th Birthday Gift Ideas For Men

  1. Engravable Locket Cufflinks– Send your man to the office in style with these customized locket cufflinks. You can also fill them with pictures of you or the kids. Actually, you just might have to get more than one pair.
  2. Air fryer– Out of all of the random 40th birthday ideas for husband we have, this air fryer will be the best gift. Especially for any lover of yummy food. 😉
  3. Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor– If your man wants to stay healthy for himself AND for his family then pick up this nifty juicer. He will be able to whip up tasty, fresh juices in no time for everyone.
  4. Grilling Tool Set– 40th birthday ideas for men can be tough to find! But look no further, no man who loves to grill can resist a nice new set of grilling tools.
  5. Under Armour T-Shirt– Every guy needs an Under Armour T-shirt or two! These are perfect for work or play outside.
  6. Invicta Watch– These 40th birthday gift ideas for husband can’t be complete without a nice accessory to spoil your man. Invicta watches are my husband’s favorite! You get amazing quality for such a good price.
  7. The 5 Senses Gift– Try this idea for a truly unique gift and let him know you love him with ALL of your senses!
  8. Slim Ties– We had to “TIE” our 40th birthday gifts for men together with these slim ties. A nice tie is a perfect gift for your perfect man. 😉

With all of these 40th birthday gifts for men, we are sure you have found something he will love. If not too many things that your man will love. 😉 Not only have you found the perfect gift, but you should also have found some amazing date ideas to make his birthday extra special.

OH, and if you loved these 40th birthday ideas for men ideas and want to keep your husband’s birthday celebration going a little bit longer {wink} then you will have to plan one of these 75 Sexy Bedroom Games {The perfect way to END his birthday night}!

Don’t forget to check out our Birthday Gifts For Him in His 30s AND Birthday Gifts For Him in His 20s!



I am passionate about laughing, fitness, baking yummy treats, and of course marriage! ;) My husband and I pick up every summer and move to a new state for his job, which is perfect for us because we LOVE adventure and to travel! Our favorite places to go are Disneyland (of course!) OR Harry Potter World. The way to my heart is Dr. Pepper with LOTS of ice, video games (I'm a kid at heart) and Hot Cheetos. Yummy!

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  1. This is the age group we are headed to next. *sigh* LOL My man LOVED it when I did #6 for him…. and I STILL need to do #10 for him… I think that is the coolest idea ever!!!! Great round-up!!