- Have fun with a 40th.birthday image by Albert Lozano from Fotolia.com
When it comes to milestone birthdays that signify a true life transition, the 40th takes the cake. While some may be disheartened about reaching the four-decade mark, coming up with some fun and creative gift ideas can help make the occasion something to be celebrated and enjoyed.
- For a lover of the outdoors turning 40, a pair of hiking shoes is a hilarious (but incredibly useful) gift. Not only will he have a new accessory to help him explore nature, but a note can also be included about how the shoes will help him make it "over the hill."
- Turning 40 is a milestone for maturity and sophistication, so tickets to a wine-tasting event make a great gift for someone who wants to embrace a new grown-up lifestyle. If there aren't any tasting events in the area, a couple of nice bottles from the store can bring the wine tasting right to the birthday party.
- A number of online gift shops sell pre-packaged time capsule baskets that feature photos, DVDs, CDs, magazines and more from 40 years ago. The basket makes a memorable keepsake that the recipient will want to hold on to for another 40.