37 Most Awesome (May 2020) 40th Birthday Gift Ideas for Men

(updated in May 2020) Is your husband, brother, best friend or male boss celebrating his 40th birthday soon?

Good news:

We have an extensive list of gift ideas for men turning 40.

What to get a man for his 40th birthday?

At the age of 40, he is at his prime – be it his career, relationship or life in general. Buy a gift that makes him feel special. Something to celebrate reaching this milestone age. Whether it is a creative, unique, funny, personalized or useful gift to give him at his 40th birthday party, it is great that he can feel a connection to the present.

Our most comprehensive gift guide let you choose from a diverse list of ideas and prices so that you can easily search for relatable presents for the man’s birthday. Check here if you are also searching for gifts for 40 year old women.

Check out the list below now!

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Personalized Grill Set - BBQ Set - Bamboo Case - 6 Designs

If the birthday man loves to grill, whether for himself or friends & family, then you can consider this grilling set. Consists of the essential tools like spatula, fork and tongs, the tools are lightweight and made of quality stainless steel.

The rugged handle and protective bamboo case ensures durability. Suitable as a gift for your brother turning 40, you can choose from 6 designs on the bamboo case that best suit his personality.

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Weathered Look Vintage Football Man Cave Pub Sign Personalized

It is the dream of many man to have a man cave area at home. You can help the 40 year old man realize this goal when you gift him this man cave pub sign for his birthday.

The masculine design plus a sporty design makes it extra appealing. The sports include baseball, football and more. Weathered wood background lends a traditional feel.

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An excellent birthday present that is designed specially for his age. Featuring double wall, insulated stainless steel, it can keep his drink hot or cold for a long time.

The best part of this gift is its timeless and beautiful design – whether this gift is for your 40 year old husband or brother, he can use it every day for an extended period.

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Men's Monogrammed Watch & Sunglasses Holder

A practical and good birthday gift, this storage box is specially designed to keep his accessories like wristwatches and sunglasses. The compartments are clearly defined with a glass lid for visibility of the contents.

Metal clasp provides a firm grip when the box is closed. Your husband will like the customized text that is stamped at the center of the lid. A suitable housewarming gift for men too.

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What better way to celebrate his birthday with a creative T-shirt that will put a smile on his face. Whether is a cool gift idea for your uncle or coworkers, this T-shirt is a versatile gift that comes in several colors.

Convey a positive message by announcing that he is a living legend! It is also a great last minute and inexpensive, on a budget present for the 40 year old man.

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Looking something cool and special for the outdoor guy? This affordable birthday present will surely wow him.

With powerful magnification and mullti-coating lens, he will get sharp close up images when he is out hiking and observing the flora and fauna.

The best feature definitely is the smartphone mount that will let him easily capture and share zoomed in pictures with his smartphone via the binoculars lens!

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One of the best gag gift idea for the 40 year old, this funny and silly novelty toilet paper is the perfect present for the him.

Made from recycled paper with the image printed on the full roll, you can surprise him in the morning of his birthday or show it to everyone during the party. This unusual 2-ply toilet paper will certainly bring a good laugh.

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Looking for a traditional gift idea for the forty year old man? How about a whisky glass with a timeless design? A handcast pewter badge stating his age and year of birth is the most eye-catching and attractive aspect of this drinkware.

The excellent craftsmanship and a design that will not go outdated, this 11oz old fashioned glass is one of the best gift for him.

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A great 40th birthday gift idea for the man who has everything, this is a unique and sentimental gift that will surely stand out from the rest.

Who doesn’t like the nostalgic feeling of childhood, the time when places around you is a huge discovery playground. Candy and chocolate were enticing and irresistible. He will enjoy searching for his favorite candy in this special candy box.

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Give the adult man something he can play with in his spare time – a high tech gadget that will amaze him. Suitable for beginners who have not flown a quadcopter before, it comes with a altitude hold to keep the drone stable at the same height.

Fitted with a high definition camera, he will be able to capture stunning photos and videos from high above. A fantastic birthday gift for him!

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At this age, he is probably busy with his career at a managerial level. Long hours at the computer or at the workplace means sore muscles at the end of the day.

Pamper the birthday recipient with this back, neck and shoulder massager. He can experience deep kneading with heat anywhere at anytime. It can also be used for lower body massage. An awesome 40th birthday present for your husband or best friend!

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Has he mentioned about going to visit various parts of the country? Do not wait until it is time to retire then take action!

From the renowned National Geographic, this comprehensive travel planner provides excellent guidance to various parks in North America.

With vivid images and easy to follow text and maps, he can decide and plan which beautiful scenery to visit. Definitely one of the best 40th birthday gift idea for your husband! A wonderful retirement gift idea for him too.

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One of the best suggestions for 40th birthday gift is to buy something that is both funny and useful. A mug created specially for the birthday man.

The wordings of this mug is hilarious and is a novel way to show his age. Made of quality ceramic, it is dishwasher safe and will surely please the birthday recipient, especially your male boss.

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For the milestone age of 40, consider getting him a treat of 12 delicious biscotti. These irresistible biscotti comes in various flavors to tempt his taste buds.

Made with natural ingredients, the birthday man will be delighted with a dozen of these quality cookies packaged in a classy box. An awesome gift for the male friend who has everything as who can say no to the best biscotti around?

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Reaching the prime age is a celebratory cause, but it also means signs of aging are getting more obvious. Whether is grey hair, getting tired easily when partying late, more interested in health related information, these are unavoidable changes to his life.

Why not get him a funny book that compiles many observations and descriptions that will surely tickle him – one of the best 40th birthday gift ideas around!

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Happy Birthday Cake Pop Up Card / Lovepop

An awesome keepsake gift with a unique design, this pop up card features a pleasant looking birthday cake that will surely delight the birthday boy when he opens it. When is opened, the card is a great decorative item to place at home or office. The vibrant multi-layer cake with cool colors will impress him.

You can also add your heartfelt message on the card – certainly one of the best sentimental 40th gift idea for your husband.

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A unique birthday gift for the 40 year old man, this premium set of beer mug and coaster will capture the attention of the people around him.

The beautiful etched beer mug shows the year he was born in while the deep image is durable. He will be able to drink his favorite beer in style. A great conversation starter, the unique mug specially for people of his age makes this a great gift for beer lover.

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Personalized Wallet Money Clip - Leather Credit Card Holder

Thinking of a useful birthday gift for the man who is turning forty? Why not consider this leather money clip and credit holder – he can access his notes and cards easily while they are kept secured.

It takes up little space in his pocket and is excellent for travelling or a quick errand. Make this gift special by personalizing with his initials or any characters on the metallic portion.

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Looking for a useful gift for the man turning 40? This compact and multi-purpose Swiss Army knife has all the essential features like small blade, screwdriver and even an LED light.

Useful in the daytime or at night during his daily adventure, the translucent finishing makes it extra cool and stylish. An awesome birthday present for your husband celebrating this 40th birthday, he will be pleased to receive a quality gift from a trusted brand.

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Personalized Borello Distressed Tan Leather Hanging Travel Bag

A travel bag that he can use on the go is definitely a gift to consider. The most striking aspect of this masculine looking bag is the rugged and yet stylish finishing. The wide opening means he can easily reach for the items inside.

A durable kit to keep his personal belongings makes it a great personalized gift idea for your 40 year old husband.

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One of the more classy gift around, this teardrop shape wine glass looks extremely exquisite which will certainly please the wine lover. The year that he is born make it even more special.

With the words “Aged to Perfection” to liven his mood, it is a timeless present which he can use for many years to come. Impress your husband or brother with this traditional 40 years old gift which you can buy as a single glass or more quantities for him.

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“Caution 40 Year old Having A Senior Moment” – Funny Outdoor Yard Decoration

A great gift for the 40 year old man who has everything, this outdoor sign has all the funny features in the making. Surprise him at the birthday party when he sees this digitally printed weather proof signs. He can immediately use this gift and decorate the birthday venue.

Easy to assemble, the signs are large and hilarious to create a fun and memorable jubilee birthday for him!

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Wireless Bluetooth Speaker In A Beer Can – Perfect For Beer Fans

A funny gag gift that is also practical. Where else can you find a sleek wireless speaker that is designed like the original Bud Light beer can! With its unique and authentic design, he can now listen to his favourite song from a beer can!

Compatible with devices that have Bluetooth, it has enhanced stereo sound quality for considerable song enjoyment. A creative present for your male friend.

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40th Birthday Mug – Funny Gift With Graphic On Both Side

An affordable gift that he will surely like! The cute graphic of the horses bring a smile to the forty year old man.

Professionally designed and printed on both side of the mug, he can appreciate the beautiful images when using either hand to hold the mug. A great conversation starter in the workplace, this mug is one of the best gift for 40 year old man.

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Gunmetal Beer Growler Set Personalized

Gunmetal Beer Growler Set – Sleek Looking Includes 2 Personalized Beer Stein

A trendy looking beer growler set is the one of the best birthday present ideas for him if he loves to drink. His favorite drink will be served in a sophisticated looking growler.

Most appealing of all, it is specially personalized with his name or any other characters that best represent him. In addition, the masculine set also has 2 16oz steins to complete this special gift.

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Funny 40 Years Old T-Shirt – Birthday Gag Gift Idea

A funny t-shirt depicting his age in a light hearted manner is surely a good 40th birthday gag gift idea for him.

This cute and fun tee-shirt is great for your friend or coworkers. Lightweight and made of comfortable materials, it will bring a lot of great laughs with the wordings that are visibly printed. Everyone around will notice the striking words on his attire!

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40th Birthday Cardstock – Bring You Back In Time With Facts and Events

A special and unique gift idea, this sign, which is printed on premium cardstock, is created to reminisce some of the main events that happened in the year he was born in.

Great as a party decorative item also, he will be taken back in time with some facts and events. A meaningful present for the man who has everything. A cardstock is a great present idea for other age too, including unique 21st birthday gift as you buy the specific year of the birthday recipient.

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Back and Neck Massager – Powerful, Versatile And Portable

In this modern digital era, suffering from aches is a common occurrence, regardless of age. Having a powerful massager is definitely a useful gadget to have at home or when travelling.

A thoughtful gift idea for a 40 year old, he will be pleased with the deep tissue massage to bring relief to his muscles.

Easy to reach various parts of his body, whether is his neck or back, it is akin to having a massage therapist at his fingertips. It a useful gift for expectant dads too when they begin taking care of their infants.

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Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Complete Set – State of Art Ultrasonic Technology

At the milestone age of 40, he is likely to encounter pressure at work or at home taking care of his family. Why not consider getting a thoughtful gift with this aromatherapy diffuser with 10 essential oils.

Studies have shown that certain oil have a positive effect on the mind and body.  In addition, the diffuser has high tech art wave diffusion technology and ambient light for further calming effect.

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Personalized Black LED Aluminum Flashlight

Black LED Aluminium Flashlight – Practical Gift And Customizable

This flashlight is useful for emergency situation at home or outside dark. It is sleek which means he can keep it easily in his car glove box compartment.

Best of all, this useful present can be customized with his name and any meaningful words to make it extra special. Certainly a practical gift for the forty year old male friend.

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Beer Sleeve Can Coolers – Generous Pack Of 12 Premium Coolers

Thinking of a gift that the recipient can share with other guests at the party? Or a present that also double up as a table decoration. Then these set of 12 can coolers fits the bill!

An affordable and yet good gift idea – the cooler keep the drinks chill longer while black with gold lettering adds extra style. Cheers and beers to your male friend turning 40!

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Stainless Steel Water Bottle With Straw Lid – Many Modern Designs To Choose From

At the age of forty, he is at the prime of his life. Give him a modern looking bottle to match his current achievement.

Vacuum insulted and double walled, his favourite beverage will be kept cold for hours. In addition, the leak proof straw lid makes drinking on the go easy. Made with excellent materials and smart design, this is one of the best 40th gift ideas to make him feel young.

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Embroided 40th Birthday Cotton Cap – One Size Fits Most

If you have problems thinking of what to purchase for his upcoming birthday, a cap is one of those gift that will not go wrong. It is a practical gift that can provide protection from the sun and wind.

Made of comfortable cotton and embroided in the USA, it has a self-fabric strap with easy adjustable buckle that makes it fit most head sizes.

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Grillmaster Apron Plus Personalized in Color of Choice

Stylish Grillmaster Apron – Personalize With His Initials Or Monogram

If the birthday man loves to grill for himself or friends, reward this grill master with his very own grilling apron! Best of all, it is highly unique as at the front of the apron is his visible initials or monogram.

There are numerous pockets to keep his ingredients and hold other barbecue grills. Made with durable materials and features adjustable neck strap, this is a cool and unique birthday gift idea for him!

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Personalized Pin Stripe Cufflinks

Personalized Pin Stripe Cufflinks – Silver Toned Classic Design

A set of beautiful cufflinks is always a good gift idea for men. With this pair, he will be pleased to wear it frequently as it has a classic shank design.

The round silver toned finishing provide the elegant finishing. Impress his friends further as the cufflink can be engraved with 3 initials. This present is both practical and thoughtful.

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Majestic Crystal Box - Rectangle

Hand Cut Majestic Crystal Box – Personalize With Your Message

A sophisticated and refined looking keepsake box, this is one of the most beautiful box he will receive from you. To celebrate his 40th birthday, gift him with this functional keepsake crystal box.

Not only is it a way to show your appreciation for what he has done for you, it is also an exquisite decorative item for his office or home. High end looking with luxurious finishing, this is one of the best birthday idea for him. Also a fantastic luxurious gift idea for corporate clients.

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Personalized Wide Mouth Cooler

Personalized Wide Mouth Cooler – Keep Drinks Cool Outdoor

Looking for 40th birthday presents that he will find it handy and portable? Then a wide mouth cooler should be a good suggestion.With its long design, your friend or brother can keep tall bottles chill and not just canned drinks.

The front pockets is a convenient place to hold a bottle opener or Swiss army knife. He will be delighted to bring this gift to the beach, football game or picnic!

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