Forty is the new twenty. So, what gift can you get for your friend who is turning ‘Forty years’ young this year? Fortunately, there are various unique, innovative and personalised gifts online these days, always competing with each other to capture our attention. Although the range of gift ideas keep getting broader and wider, selecting the ideal birthday gift might be a daunting task. Original gift ideas are hard to come up with; you do not want confusing products to stagnate your gift search on top of that.
Gift for the active friend
Your forty-year friend probably still enjoys an active life. His day probably begins with yoga, morning jogs and workouts and ends in an equally healthy manner. Even though they have established themselves professionally, they might still manage the time to go hiking or engage in vigorous physical activities. Thus, it would be best to get them something they can use every day or take along with nature strolls.
There are many gadgets available in the market that can be customised according to the user’s preference. You can choose gifts that can complement their active lifestyle like a smartwatch.
If not this then, there are footwear, apparels, private sessions with a trainer, etc. Gifts, which have proven to inspire many beginners.
Gift for the sad friend
Turning 40 is not a very enjoyable event for many people. If you want an instant inspiration for a down and out forty-year young, there is nothing better than personalised gifts.
- A coffee mug with an expressive quote or a one-liner,
- A wall decal with an inspirational message,
- An engraved photo frame with their favourite picture, etc. are all superb gifts for the recipient.
Another excellent gift idea would be to prepare his or her favourite sweet/savoury eatables and give it to them on their special day.
Gift for the friend with early retirement
Forty is also an age when many bid farewell to their monotonous professional life and pursue their own passion. They are not dependent on anyone, not even for reparation and maintenance purposes around the house. And, with all the free time at their disposal, they would like to venture other possibilities. If your friend is such an enthusiastic individual, the gift should certainly honour their choices. For instance, a fully equipped toolbox with a power drill is quite a thoughtful gift to someone who is the ‘Mr. Fix-it.’
Gift for the dreamer friend
For those going after their dreams, no matter their age, a gift is worth it only if they encourage the recipient in the best possible way. For instance, giving a personalised journal and a fountain pen or a creative writing course for an aspiring writer shows the recipient how much you care.
Some other gifting solutions
The most significant benefit of a gift certificate is that it allows the recipient to shop according to their needs and preferences. Whether it is from a popular retail shop or an online store, a gift certificate makes branded products of latest trends readily available to the recipients quickly. Better yet, products are more reasonably priced at an online store.
Personalised gift baskets never go out of taste and are always brimming with love. Prepare a gift basket for the recipient combining their favourite things to appeal their curiosity. Whether he enjoys knitting or enjoys horror movies, make the gift baskets as gratifying as possible. You can also focus on their leisure activities or something, which appreciates their lifestyle.
Another way to honour your forty-year-old friend is by making them feel significant. Keep that in mind, and you are good to go with whichever gift item you select. The point of any gift-giving tradition is to make the receiver feel on the top of the world.