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When your husband has hit the “naughty forties”, there’s no telling what you can expect. Some would even go as far to say that life only begins then. It doesn’t matter what others have to say about turning 40, the fact of the matter is that choosing a gift for your husband’s 40th birthday that will make him want to live another 40 years with you is gonna be tough.
Amazing 40th Birthday Gifts For Your Husband
We’ve made a list of superb gifts that are sure to get your hubby’s heart rate pumping and you the number one person (as you should be) in his life. Here’s 40 ideas to get your started. And don’t worry, we’ve got your wife covered too!
I haven’t met a man yet who hasn’t wanted a drone. If your husband hasn’t had the chance to pick one up yet, this is definitely a great gift idea for his 40th birthday. Get a good one; they’re definitely worth the extra money.
Custom Painted Portrait
These custom painted portraits from Paint Your Life are so cool! You can have them create anything you want, including a group picture from individual photos. Great for a 40 year old guy who has everything. You could order a family portrait, picture with him and his buddies, or the pets!
Bartesian Cocktail Maker
Let’s face it, he can’t drink like he’s in his 20s anymore. It’s time to enjoy the finer things in life!
This machine will have your husband sipping his favorite cocktail in under a minute. Super easy to use, it’s a perfect 40th birthday gift for anyone who enjoys spirits and entertaining.
Plus you can use it too, win-win.
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We Tried This One!
“The Bartesian is the ideal gift for someone who enjoys a nice cocktail but doesn’t have a lot of time on their hands. It’s a little pricey, but would be awesome for a milestone birthday gift!” – Everett
Massage Chair Pad
If you don’t have the space (or budget) for a full sized massage chair, consider getting your spouse one that can fit onto any chair. These are great for working at a desk or just relaxing. Unfortunately for him (but happy for you, the gift giver) now that he’s in his 40s he’s probably going to use this pretty often.
Gift Card or Money Tree
Some guys are really tough to shop for. If this sounds like your hubby, bite the bullet and give him cash or gift cards instead. There are plenty of creative ways to give these gifts like with this cool money or gift card holder tree!
I Should Have Known That! Trivia Game
You can pretty much get your husband any board or card games you think he’d like, but I think this would would be a really fun 40th birthday present. Now that he’s lived for 40 years, he’s probably acquired a bunch of knowledge… Right? This game puts that to the test.
Repurposed Retro Gamer Art
Did your husband grow up playing video games in the 80s and 90s? This site has all kinds of cool retro video game accessories that have been repurposed into super cool artwork.
We Tried This One!
“It’s a great way to bring some of that childhood nostalgia into your space without having to hang onto those old controllers collecting dust. Plus it looks cool!” – Everett
Multi-Combo Game Table
Your husband is a kid at heart, so let him play a few rounds of his favorite games – pool, air hockey, or foosball. This rad gift can come with or without expert assembly, so if your husband needs a project, unassembled is the perfect way to go!
Virtual Reality Headset
For the 40 year old who has everything, this headset is the icing on the cake. With HD quality, these glasses are sure to keep your husband chilling on the couch (or in his man cave) all day.
Customized Whiskey Flavoring Gift Set
Put your husband’s name on a whiskey aging barrel and watch his reaction because he’ll be amazed! This gift is a show stopper and great for the elegant spirit drinker in your life.
Craft Beer Tasting Kit
Expand your husband’s pallette with this craft beer tasting kit as a 40th birthday present. Pair with your husband’s favorite beer and make any beer lover “hoppier.”
40th Birthday – T-shirt
Funny shirts are one of the best 40th birthday gift ideas for your husband; especially if you can get one themed for this milestone birthday. This T-shirt is a great reminder of what it REALLY means to be 40!
Samurai Kitchen Knife Set
Perfect for any ninja in the kitchen, this samurai kitchen knife set will make your husband smile every time he cooks you a magnificent meal.
Rouxbe Online Cooking Course
If your husband is past the cool factor of samurai kitchen swords, and into perfecting his skills, a Rouxbe online cooking course might be just the thing. These self-paced courses are available on a variety of topics, or a membership model, and make an excellent gift. He will learn SO much. Click here to read a full review of Rouxbe.
Half Penny Cufflinks with his Birth Year
These are great milestone cufflinks. This will have your husband looking snazzy for the next 4 decades. If he needs a new hobby and might lose the new cufflinks, maybe get him a metal detector to play with?
A fun pair for the above knife set, this sushi kit gives you all the tools you need to create perfect sushi rolls. A great gift for an aspiring chef or a simple sushi fanatic.
Retro Popcorn Machine
A perfect addition to any man cave, this retro popcorn maker is also cute enough to live in other parts of your house. Your man will love enjoying fresh popcorn with his daily Netflix binge!
If your hubby is a minimalist then this is a great way to keep those notes in check. This is a stylish daily reminder of how much you love him.
Whiskey Tasting Subscription
Don’t know what to get your husband? Why not treat him to something indulgent like a whiskey (or spirit) tasting subscription box. Most of us don’t look forward to turning 40, but this will give him something to look forward to all year long!
We Tried This One!
“As someone who loves trying new spirits out I definitely recommend Flaviar as a gift – especially for men who enjoy the finer things in life.” – Everett
Learn more about our experience with Flaviar on our sister site, Aspiring Winos.
Harry Potter Wand Remote
Let your husband swish and flick the TV on and off utilizing his knowledge of Harry Potter Spells. Your husband is sure to feel extra magical with this gift!
For the husband who misses the good old days or is considering a DJ hobby, this turntable is a truly unique gift. Featuring built in speakers and a Vinyl to MP3 function, this turntable is versatile.
Maestro hubby would love you until the end of time with this great piece. If music isn’t his thing, a beautiful new leather watch in a different style will stay with him for years as a reminder of this milestone birthday.
Men’s Trainer Shoes by Adidas
This trainer shoe will have him finally making use of that gym membership. If you’re husband’s trying to stay in shape (or get in shape) now that he’s entering his 40s, good quality fitness equipment is a great gift idea to help him reach his goals.
Whether or not your husband already has the Amazon Echo, the echo dot is a great gift for your techie husband, or just the guy who wants life to be a little bit easier. Play music, use as a universal remote control, or ask Alexa questions with this small but mighty device.
Leather Messenger Bag
Make him the envy of all of his coworkers and co-commuters with a beautiful leather messenger bag that he will be able to use for years.
At 40, your husband needs to step up his beard game. This luxurious kit contains brush, comb, and beard oil – sure to make macking on your husband even sweeter!
Sweet Gift Tower
Ahhhh what the hell!! You only turn 40 once! Indulge his sweet tooth with this huge tower of sweets!
After you’ve indulged his sweet tooth, a FitBit is the perfect way to help your husband stay healthy. Why not buy matching Fitbits for yourself and him and challenge each other?
Cotton Short Kurta
Help him look stylish and stay cool this summer with a luxurious kurta – don’t worry, you don’t have to be a yogini to pull it off. These shirts scream sexy-casual!
Digital Drawing Graphics Tablet
This gizmo will have hubby unleashing his creative side. It’s perfect for the gadget loving husband and the creative guy.
Perfect for use in the gym or at home when doing a project, these headphones are wireless and waterproof.
Mountable Spice Rack
If hubby is the master chef in the home, this spice rack will help him get organized. Tell him you want to “spice up” your lives. ;-)
Personalized Guitar Strap
Help him remember his name when he gets caught up in the flow of the music. Or, at the very least, let everyone around him know who his guitar belongs to. A 40th birthday is a great time to get your husband something thoughtful and personalized. Or get your musician (or wanna be guitarist) husband a new guitar for his birthday to go with this strap!
Wooden Memory Box – For Photos and Memorabilia
This nifty handmade wooden box book will keep his things all in one place. Collect memories of your time together and his life to fill it, making it a wonderful sentimental gift. Alternatively, fill it with fun dates!
He’ll be the star on game night. This is the perfect fortieth birthday gift for your husband who loves to have a good time with friends. Make sure this is unwrapped before the 40th birthday party starts!
Bourbon Making Kit
If your other half is an avid bourbon drinker, let him try his hand at making his own with this kit – complete with a cask! This is a very fun gift that will keep him entertained for ages and give him a new memory to share with friends.
For the photographer, the HP Sprocket is the perfect pocket photo printer. Even the man who has everything needs this gift!
3D Printing Pen
If your husband fancies himself an artiste, this pen is sure to keep him busy creating 3d masterpieces all day!
Step up your husband’s coffee game with this espresso machine built for leisure. Look forward to fresh brewed espresso every morning when you gift this to your caffeine obsessed husband.
This classy gift will help your man enjoy his whiskey on the rocks without the usual side effect of watered down whiskey.
Personalized Whiskey Decanter Sett
A great gift to go along with the above whiskey themed gift, this set includes a whiskey decanter and four whiskey glasses, all personalized by you specifically for your husband.
Help your husband shave like a gentleman with this Gentleman Jon Shave Kit. The kit includes everything needed for a true gentleman’s shave, so your husband will enjoy a quality shave.
Personalized beer Mug
On its own or paired with the above gift, this mug is sure to make any beer lover smile. Personalize with initials, a funny saying, or their nickname, but whatever you write, he’s sure to go back for a second pint!
Personalized Docking station
Personalize this gift for your hubby to remind him of you. Plus it will keep him organized… you know there are some husbands who need help!
We hope you enjoyed this selection of unique gift ideas for your husband’s 40th birthday. Oh, and if you’re planning a birthday party for this milestone birthday we have ideas for that too! We add new finds as we come across them, enjoy.