“Life begins on your 40th birthday. But so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.” - Helen May Rowland, an American journalist, and humorist.
If that quote got you laughing, then you understood what being 40 truly means. That will also mean that if someone dear is going to celebrate the big 40 soon, you may have to put extra thought and effort into finding the best 40th birthday gift.
Do you know why they say life begins at 40? It’s because that significant number is the beginning of the grand middle age or as others call it the “sweet spot.”
People turning 40 are no longer a youth, obviously. But, at the same time, they are not yet in their old age.
They’re just in the middle of a life where they have probably settled about marriage and career, and they’re way far from those angst-filled days of being twenty.
Anyone who turned 40 is more assured of himself. These people know their place in the world, and there’s no more question about their identity.
Unlike in the 30s, when and they’ve only thought about stopping the days to prevent them from getting old, being 40 is all about acceptance.
Gifts are more important at this time than ever before. And, you know why? This year will probably be the first time in years that they’re celebrating birthdays once again.
Adults at some point have stopped celebrating birthdays until they turned 40. Suddenly, they want big parties and intimate occasions to mark the milestone.
Now, don’t get us wrong. We’re not here to put pressure for you to find that ideal gift to give.
We’ve come up with 40th birthday gift ideas that range from being timeless, functional, practical, and hilarious. You can check out all these exciting gift ideas below.