Birthday ideas for 40th celebrations are hard to come by. Not quite the big 5-0 but bigger than a 30th, 40th birthday gifts symbolise one of the greatest milestones a woman goes through in her life. It’s official: there’s no better way to celebrate a 40th birthday than with a well-considered birthday gift. The tricky bit is of course, finding that extra special present that won’t end up in the back of her wardrobe.
Don’t fret, because our editors have curated an edit of 27 amazing 40th birthday gifts for her that would impress even the most discerning birthday celebrant. From tasteful home décor, to personalised gifts, beautiful jewellery, gift experiences, timeless fashion finds and lush beauty gift sets; our guide to the very best 40th birthday gifts covers all the bases – with options to suit all kinds of budgets. So, whether you’re pulling out all the stops on a big ticket item or in the hunt for a memorable keepsake, we’ve got you covered.
Forget birthday cards. For birthday celebrants with a ‘passion for fashion’, you can’t go wrong with a timeless handbag from Bottega Veneta or Mulberry, or a stylish winter coat from Max Mara as they welcome a new decade of looking fabulous.
Those who relish beautiful interiors will enjoy our homeware favourites, like this beautiful candle from Diptyque. Turning 40 means ramping up the skincare routine, which is why we think that this gift set from Dr. Barbara Sturm will be a sure-fit hit. And if all else fails, we’ve also curated some of our favourite luxury beauty, food & drink and cocktail gift hampers from Harvey Nichols Selfridges, and The White Company, which each offer a variety of trinkets, gadgets and treats that will make any 40-year-old woman smile. We’re confident that we’ve found something for everyone to make this milestone birthday extra special.
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