17 Awesome 40th Birthday Gift Ideas for Men

When a man reaches his fortieth year, it’s a milestone. It’s the kind of special occasion that calls for an extra special present to commemorate the day.  What are the best 40th birthday gift ideas for men? Are you spending enough? Who can customize it for you? These are all important questions to ask when choosing gifts for him. Read on for several suggestions that’ll make his fortieth birthday truly spectacular.


He’s 40, Ditch the Plastic Cups – He Needs a Whiskey Glass Set Worthy of His Age

Whiskey Set for Men

He’s 40, time to ditch the plastic cups and bargain glassware. For the man who loves to entertain nothing would be better suited than a set that allows him to entertain the neighbors and other guest. This Oakmont wood boxed whiskey set includes four engraved whiskey glasses, a handsome liquor decanter and it all comes in a customized maple gift box. Your father, brother or best friend will be the envy of the neighborhood with this divine whiskey set.

What 40 Year Old Guy Doesn’t Love Grilling and Steaks?

Custom Signs and Steaks 40th Birthday Gift for Men

Here’s one way you can impress your master griller. Give him a outdoor metal plaque to hang outside near his grill. Weather proof and made of rust-resistant aluminum, it’s like giving him the lifetime award for grilling meat outside. This gift would be nicely paired with a box of fancy mail order steaks that have been aged to perfection.


40 Year Olds Like it Smoked Not Stirred

cocktail smoker box 40th

Now that he’s reached his fortieth year, it’s time for him to take his whiskey drinking to the next level. And let’s face it, sometimes the missing ingredient is smoke to make your whiskey, scotch or bourbon really pop, plus it’s one cool party trick! We recommend The Smoke Box Deluxe Drink Smoker System. What works for his steaks will work for his drink as this smoke box and smoke gun set infuse his beverage with flavors like never before.

 For the Stylish Guy, A Wallet That Will LastLeather Wallet 40th Gift

So your husband or best friend has reached his fortieth year and he’s still using that old wallet from high school. Don’t you think it’s time to help the guy out? This wallet exudes class and sophistication and is worthy of any 40 year old. Give him the Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Wallet, Burnished Passcase. Bonus: If you’re gifting this as a gift for a friend, call his mom and see if you can’t track down that senior picture he hated so much and slide that bad boy into the wallet to really give your buddy the business and add a personal touch. He’ll enjoy it for years to come.


Take His Newly Refined Tastes to the Next Level

40th Birthday Trip for Him to ScotlandDoes he love scotch? Well then how about this for a cool 40th birthday gift idea for him. Buy a personalized scotch and custom wood boxed whiskey set like this, and secretly put the tickets inside for an out of this world cool gift idea! It’s the perfect way to present him with tickets to that Scotch whiskey tour he’s always dreamed about. Too expensive? Well then how about a personalized set such as this, with a bottle of his favorite scotch or bourbon. Any 40 year old is sure to love this gift regardless of if you make it to Scotland or not. 


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For the 40 Year Old Craft Beer Lover

beer brew monogrammed 40th

Here’s a gift that will be a sure hit with any guy who likes to do it all himself. Now that he’s 40, it’s time he learns to brew his own beers, if nothing else than for bragging rights among his friends! This starter beer brewing kit comes with everything he needs to create his own beer at home. The included personalized beer glasses and growler will be the perfect containers for the extra special beer he makes all by himself. Why not make him work for his beer a bit? And you know you’ll be the first lucky person he invites to try his homemade brew.


Cigar Smoker? How About a One-of-a-Kind Ashtray for his 40th Birthday

cigar ashtray 40th gift

Every cigar smoker needs a proper ashtray. And it’s difficult to even conceive of a more luxurious ashtray than the Varela Authentic Horn-Inlay Cigar Ashtray. Made with a naturally shed horn inlay that makes each one unique unto itself, your forty-year-old smoker will know just how special he is. The built-in stainless steel bowl will make sure none of those pesky ashes get away.


Garage Sign for Your 40 Year Old Handy Man

Custom Garage Signs


You may wonder, what are some of the best 40th birthday gift ideas for men who are always fixing something? How about something that would go in his favorite spot in the house, the garage. Checkout these cool custom garage signs. They are made of real maple, and custom engraved. These would look pretty cool above his workbench if we don’t say so ourselves. 


Not Your Father’s Beer Steins

copper steins 40th idea

These cool cooper beer mugs are so in style right now! Made of copper they will make your been feel colder and who doesn’t love that? They come in a wood box engraved with his name for a very cool 40th birthday gift idea that he is sure to love.


Cool Twist on Gifting Tickets

Ticket Holder For Football, Baseball, Basketball Fans


Got a football, basketball, or baseball loving guy you need a gift for? Then how about this, buy him two tickets to his favorite sporting event (one ticket for you of coarse) and then this cool custom ticket holder shadow box. Give him the shadow box with the tickets taped to the back. What a cool 40th birthday gift idea men! He can then save every ticket going forward in this shadow box and remember you every time he does it. That’s the gift that keeps on giving!

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A Bean Bag Toss Small Enough for The Office

bean bag toss 40th

Need the perfect gift for your husband to bug the kids with? The Oakmont Engraved Portable Bean Bag Toss game will keep Dad and the kids jumping with glee all day long. It even has your 40th birthday boy’s name right on it. Give yourself the gift of a quiet house while the rest of the family plays outside, give him bean bag toss!


Light Up the Night with a High Powered Flashlight

flashlight 40th idea

What’s a great gift idea for the forty-year-old camper? Of all the great 40th birthday gift ideas out there, we suggest the Klarus XT11GT – 2000 Lumen Flashlight. He’ll never want for light again as he makes his way through the dense woods at night. No matter how bad his eyes get in future years, this light will be there to guide his way.

Appetizer and Drink Serving Set for the Big Game

serving tray 40th present


Here’s a fun 40th birthday gift idea. Consider one of these personalized serving sets for movie night, poker games, or the big game. No matter what he uses it for, you can rest assured your gentleman will be ready for the party with drinks and snacks for all his buddies. It will keep him from losing one drop of beer or a single pretzel. It’s fancy and convenient. Everyone wins!


Around the World in Your Own Liquor Cabinet

bar globe 40th idea

Is your forty year old a Renaissance man? Is he the the kind of guy who deserves the whole world? Well, you may not be able to give him the Earth, but you can give him a cool globe bar to hide all his favorite liquorsLend your man’s cave a bit of old world charm with this replica of an old Italian globe. Let him stock with with his own collection of whiskeys, bourbons, scotches, vodkas and more from around the world. 


40th Birthday Present for the Wine Connoisseur

wine decanter 40th idea

Now you’ve got your man drinking the good stuff. So give him a great wine set to enjoy his wine more fully. With this cool 5 piece wine decanter set he’ll be able to aerate and filter his favorite wine to increase the flavor intensity and remove all those stubborn sediments. It even comes with a drying rack for easy cleaning. It’s the gift that every wine drinker needs.


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So there you have it, seventeen humble suggestions to help that special fellow celebrate his fortieth. Hopefully it helped you out a bit with your decision making process. Because let’s face it, a milestone birthday deserves a milestone gift that he’ll remember for decades to come.

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