Whether it’s your brother, son, boyfriend or husband, finding the perfect gift for a man turning 40 can be tough. That’s why we’ve compiled the best of best gift ideas for 40-year-old men below.
Unforgettable 40th Birthday Ideas for Him
Charcoal Smoker and Premium Smoker Cover
This Charcoal Smoker and Premium Smoker Cover is a great gift idea for the BBQer or cook in your life. This unique smoker cooks meats low and slow from brisket to ribs to anything you can imagine. The offset design optimizes indirect heat flow, ideal for slow-cooking and infusing smoke flavor into those meats as well.
Bose Audio Sunglasses with Open Ear Headphones
The Bose Audio Sunglasses with Open Ear Headphones is the first audio sunglasses from Bose. The sunglasses feature miniaturized Bose speakers — hidden in the temples — that produce rich sound while others hear practically nothing. It’s a unique and useful gift featured in a classic design.
Handmade Leather Messenger Bag
This Handmade Leather Messenger Bag is made of high-quality leather and is handmade by leather craftsmen. It features a vintage yet modern classic look and measures 18 x 13 x 5 in inches, which makes it perfect for documents, a laptop, and/or a notebook.
The Original Rug Carpet Alarm Clock
The Original Rug Carpet Alarm Clock is a great gift option for the dad who has a hard time getting up in the morning as the Ruggie needs to sense your pressure to stop its alarm each morning. Ruggie is loud and needs to sense your pressure for 3 seconds to stop the alarm. If 3 seconds isn’t enough, you can prolong it up to 30 seconds.
Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset
For a truly unique and memorable gift, gift the Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset. This is one of the, if not the, most advanced all-in-one Virtual Reality systems available. You can also connect the VR headset to a gaming-compatible computer with an Oculus Link cable to access PC VR games and experiences.
Espresso and Cappuccino Machine
For the coffee lover, this Espresso and Cappuccino Machine would make an unforgettable gift. It allows them to brew authentic barista-quality beverages and even includes its own manual frother.
Cordless (2-In-1) Push Lawn Mower
For a unique and useful gift that’s sure to leave a lasting impression, gift your forty year old this Cordless (2-In-1) Push Lawn Mower. This battery-powered mower has a total battery run-time of approximately 70 minutes while the dual blades are designed to deliver better mulching, cutting and bagging. The Dual Battery Port automatically switches to the backup battery for a longer run-time as well.
Nintendo Entertainment System NES Classic Edition
For the gamer or nostaglic man turning 40, gift him this classic Nintendo Entertainment System NES Classic Edition. This console is like the classic they probably played as a child and comes with a controller as well as 30 pre-loaded games.
Ear Wax Removal Endoscope
It may seem like a weird gift, but this Ear Wax Removal Endoscope is one of the best selling items on Amazon. With the 1080P high-resolution camera that’s included on the endoscope, you can see earwax clearly and remove it safely with the included soft ear spoon. It makes removing earwax clearer, safer, and more accurate.
LED Lighted Zoom Pocket Microscope with Aspheric Lens System
For a unique gift item that comes oddly in handy at the most random times, gift your favortie guy this LED Lighted Pocket Microscope with Aspheric Lens System. It has a magnification range of 60x-120x and is portable and lightweight. Its aspheric lens system allows light rays to converge at a single focal point resulting in a more sharp, clear, and distortion-free image.
Gifts for 40-year-old Dad
BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Cordless Drill Combo Kit
The BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Cordless Drill Combo Kit provides value to experienced craftsmen and DIYers alike. This cordless kit features a 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Drill/Driver, Circular Saw, MOUSE detail sander and light plus, as well as two 20V MAX* Lithium Ion batteries to power the tools. It’s a great set to get any handyman or DIYer started.
Polaroid Portable Mobile Photo Printer
The Polaroid Portable Mobile Photo Printer is great for a dad on the go who likes to take photos of his kids and their adventures. The wi-fi and wireless portable printer can print 3.5” x 4.25” photographs in mere seconds. A camera is also built into the device to take and print photos all in one device.
Camping Gear Multitool
This Camping Gear Multitool comes in handy for both the camper and the dad that needs a handy all-in-one tool to complete tasks around the house. The 16 in 1 outdoor multi-tool includes a 2-model plier and screwdriver, a wire cutter, a hammer, a hatchet, a plier handle, a file, a spring, a mini knife, a bottle opener, a file assorted hex wrench, a fish descaler, a wood saw, and a Safety Lock.
FILA Pickleball Net Set
The FILA Pickleball Net Set is a great gift for the 40 year old who loves having people over to hang out with their family or likes being active outdoors. The set comes with a 10-foot net, 4 regulation size outdoor pickleballs, a 4-pack of wood paddles, and a carry bag.
LED UV Liquid Plastic Welder
The LED UV Liquid Plastic Welder is a handy tool to help the dad in your life fix items around the house. The Bondic is a liquid plastic welder that uses UV light to bond two items together. It is useful for tasks that normal glue can not handle or fix.
Tactical Pen Survival Gear
The Tactical Pen Survival Gear is a great gift for the man who might have everything. The TakeFlight Tactical Pen is designed to be discreet, with a lightweight body that clips easily on a pocket for quick, convenient access. It is made of aircraft-grade aluminum and features an emergency glass breaker tip, a screwdriver, a saw, a LED flashlight, a bottle opener, and a functional ballpoint pen.
Drone with Camera
This Drone with Camera is sure to leave a lasting impression on your favorite 40-year-old. This impressive gift features one button take off/landing, smart voice control, altitude hold mode, 360° flips and rolls, headless mode, and more. It includes a 720P HD WiFi Camera.
40th Birthday Beer Pint Glass
Cheers to 40 years with this 40th Birthday Beer Pint Glass. It would make a great gift for the beer lover in your life. The 16 oz pint glass is perfect for any kind of draft beer and is great for the snarky 40-year-old in your life.
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adidas Men’s Lite Racer BYD Running Shoe
The adidas Men’s Lite Racer BYD Running Shoe offers a great practical yet stylish gift idea for the 40-year-old in your life. It features a clean and contemporary design that includes a snug stretch mesh build. It is also finished with ultra-comfortable Cloudfoam cushioning for everyday use.
12-Piece Beef Jerky Sampler
The12-Piece Beef Jerky Sampler is a great idea for the jerky lover or the son/husband/brother/friend who is hard to buy for. The gift set includes 12 assorted 1.5 oz packs of Buffalo Bills Beef Jerky in a 6-pack cooler. The 12 packs come in 3 styles that are made of whole muscle jerky that are made in the USA.
3 in 1 Fast Wireless Charging Station Dock
The 3 in 1 Fast Wireless Charging Station Dock is a great gift option for the Apple lover in your life. The 3 in 1 station can charge an Apple iWatch, Airpods Pro, and iPhones at the same time as well as Samsung Galaxy and all Qi-certified devices. No more tangled or messy cords as this makes your desk and nightstand neatly and organized.
40th Birthday Gag Gift T-Shirt
This 40th Birthday Gag Gift T-Shirt is sure to bring a smile to your 40-year-old’s face when they open it. It features the saying “It Took Me 40 Years To Create This Masterpiece.” It comes in sizes from small to 3xl as well as a variety of color options.
Men’s Colorful Patterned Casual Crew Socks Pack
Add more color and happiness to your 40 year old’s life with these Men’s Colorful Patterned Casual Crew Socks Pack. You can choose from three different pattern themes ranging from painting/art themes to fruit/food themes to animals. Each pack includes from 12 to six pairs of socks.
Connoisseur Gourmet Gift Basket
This Connoisseur Gourmet Gift Basket is a great gift option for the foodie in your life or that may live far away. Each gift basket includes sundried tomato and cheese baguettes, cracked peppercorn crackers, garlic herb dip mix and a trio of olive oils, vanilla fudge with sea salt, olives, and much more. Gift box size measures 15 x 7 x 14 inches.
Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool
The Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool is a great gift for the outdoorsman. It is compact, agile, and features stainless steel construction. The multi-tool features 17 functions that range from a screwdriver to an orange peeler to a nail file and more.
Funny 40th Birthday Coffee Mug
For a great last-minute gift, try this Funny 40th Birthday Coffee Mug. This ceramic coffee mug can hold up to 12 oz and features two-sided printing.
Whiskey Decanter Set
This luxury Whiskey Decanter Set would make a great gift to help your 40-year-old dad unwind. The glass decanter is ideal for whiskey, scotch, bourbon, and/or rum and can be personalized. The set also includes 4 signature drinking glasses to match as well as 9 never-melting whiskey stones that keep liquor ice cold.
Happy 40th Birthday Beverage Sleeves
For a last-minute, yet funny and useful gift, try this set of Happy 40th Birthday Beverage Sleeves. This 12-pack set includes a black sleeve with gold foil writing and the saying “40 Years and Countless Beers.”
You Know You’re 40 When… Book
The You Know You’re 40 When… Book is made to tickle the funny bone of the reader. It features the numerous ways you know you’re turning 40 or getting older.
40th Birthday Star Wars Theme Tumbler
For the Star Wars lover in your life or someone who likes a good pun, try gifting them this 40th Birthday Star Wars Theme Tumbler. The stainless steel tumbler features double-wall vacuum insulation, which makes it retain any drink’s ideal temperature for longer. It reads “May the Forties Be With You.”
The 40th Birthday Game
For a gift you can actually play at your celebration, try this The 40th Birthday Game. The game includes a unique deck of 70 cards that features questions for 40-year-olds. This is a British game that’s newly available in the USA and ships from London, England.
40 Years to Look This Good Grilling Apron
For the grill master or cook in your life, gift him this It Took Me 40 Years to Look This Good Grilling Apron. This adjustable apron is sure to bring a smile to their face and is waterproof to make it last a long time.
2021 Apple TV 4K
For the Apple lover, give them the gift of 4K with the new 2022 Apple TV 4k. It comes with 32 and 64 gb and utilizes Dolby Atmos for immersive, room-filling sound. Its A12 Bionic chip also gives a big boost to audio, video, and graphics.
Man Gift Box
The Man Gift Box is filled with fun, unique and useful gifts any man is sure to love. It comes with handy gifts for fire starting and items he can use every day such as a Rambo Knife, a Coffee Grit Soap and an insulated coffee mug.
Aviator Wood Polarized Sunglasses
For the man that likes to be out and about, gift him this pair of Aviator Wood Polarized Sunglasses. These high-quality sunglasses are made of 100% natural wood but utilize a laminate technology that prevents them from easily breaking. They are also polarized and have UV400 protection.
Creative 40th Birthday Gift Ideas
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug utilizes new technology that is sure to impress the coffee lover in your life. This mug and warmer set allow the user to set and maintain a preferred drinking temperature for hot beverages via an app. The 14 oz mug has a built-in battery that will maintain the desired drinking temperature for up to 80 minutes or all day when paired with the included charging coaster.
Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbell
The Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbell is a great gift idea for the 40-year-old who wants to get in better shape or likes to lift. Each dumbbell adjusts from 10 lbs to 90 lbs with just a turn of a dial which eliminates the need for the clutter of a large dumbbell set.
Amazon Basics Small Digital Alarm Clock with LED Display
The Amazon Basics Small Digital Alarm Clock with LED Display is a throwback gift idea that has numerous practical uses. This digital alarm clock features a LED display for easily checking the time at a glance and includes a repeating snooze function. Measures 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.4 inches (LxWxH).
Level 40 Complete Gamer T-Shirt
The Level 40 Complete Gamer T-Shirt is a great idea for the gamer in your life who is turning 40. It features a throwback classic Nintendo controller graphic as well as the “Level 40 Complete” saying. It comes in a variety of colors and sizes ranging from small to 3xl.
5-Pack Bitters Bar Set
The 5-Pack Bitters Bar Set is a great gift idea for the 40-year-old who likes to entertain. This set includes flavors to create almost any classic cocktail plus unlimited possibilities of unique cocktail mixtures. Tasting bitters include: Orange (ABV 47%), Aromatic (ABV 48%), Citrus (45%), Smoked Chili (46%), Ginger (47%).
Viking Culture Ox Horn Mug, Shot Glass, and Bottle Opener
The Viking Culture Ox Horn Mug, Shot Glass, and Bottle Opener is sure to leave a great impression on your favorite 40-year-old. This set lets them drink and rejoice like the hero of their own Viking saga thanks to this authentic ox horn mug and shot glass set. They are crafted with the same time-honored techniques that the original master Viking craftsman used as well.
YETI Hopper Portable Cooler
The YETI brand is a crowd pleaser when it comes to gifts, especially this YETI Hopper Portable Cooler. It utilizes ColdCell Insulation, a closed-cell foam that offers superior cold-holding with a capacity of up to 12 cans plus ice.
Custom Face Socks with Picture Upload
What more creative gift can you get than these Custom Face Socks with Picture Upload? Simply upload a photo of your favorite 40-year-old and you will receive a custom pair of socks with their face on them to gift them. They come in a variety of color options as well.
Flavors of the World Hot Sauce Sampler Gift Set
For the hot sauce or spice lover in your life, gift this spicy Flavors of the World Hot Sauce Sampler Gift Set. From Baja Mango to Rio De Janeiro Habanero, it’s a spicy world and must be explored. You can start with mild Garlic del Fuego and work your way up to Budapest Fire hot sauce. Each bottle in the set is 0.67 oz.
Original Rasa Herbal Coffee Alternative with Ashwagandha
For the 40 year old that has seen their engery levels go down a ltitle, try gifting them this Original Rasa Herbal Coffee Alternative with Ashwagandha. Rasa is a coffee replacement that works to strengthen, harmonize, and bring all-day calm energy.
Upgraded Bluetooth Beanie Hat with Headphones
This truly unique gift is creative and unforgetabble. Gift this Upgraded Bluetooth Beanie Hat with Headphones for a headphone option that also keeps their head warm. It utilizes Bluetooth technology so it can be paired with numerous types of devices and comes in numerous color options. It can also last 16-20 hours on one charge.
Ring Stick Up Cam
For a creative gift that has safety in mind, gift your loved one this Ring Stick Up Cam. This cam is battery-operated and can be mounted anywhere inside or out. Just download the app and see what is going on outside your door or in your house at any time.
Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller
This set of Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chillers is a great gift for the beer lover. They just freeze the corckcicle and insert it into a standard 12-ounce beer bottle and never deal with warm beer again.
40th Birthday Gifts for Son
Nike Men’s Killshot 2 Leather Sneaker
The Nike Men’s Killshot 2 Leather Sneaker is a stylish yet practical gift that is sure to give the wearer years of classic fashion use. These shoes feature a throwback design in a low-cut style. This shoe also has a lightweight feel and a comfortable fit.
Bose SoundLink Revolve Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The Bose SoundLink Revolve Portable Bluetooth Speaker is engineered to deliver loud and immersive sound in every direction thanks to its 360-degree design. You can place it in the center of the room to give everyone the same sound experience. It’s tapered cylindrical shape makes this wireless speaker easy to grab and go as well.
Men’s Real Leather Ratchet Dress Belt
The Men’s Real Leather Ratchet Dress Belt is a great gift for the style-focused man in your life. The belt’s easy detachable buckle allows the owner to cut the belt strap to their ideal size to give a primmer and custom tailored appearance. The ratchet system also provides 38 unique adjustments instead of holes to offer wider fit options.
Three-Way Wireless High Fidelity Music System
The Three-Way Wireless High Fidelity Music System allows the user to bring the concert hall into their home with a high fidelity sound. It features a powerful integrated amplifier and six-speaker configuration including dual 8″ subwoofers. It can be used wirelessly to stream music instantly from Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, or your own music library.
Electric Indoor Searing Grill
The Electric Indoor Searing Grill is a great gift option for the chef in your life. It allows the chef to lock in juices and flavors thanks to its 450-degree sear capabilities. They can also utilize its adjustable temperature dial to grill at lower heat for optimal grilling results.
40th Birthday Vintage Socks
This pair of 40th Birthday Vintage Socks is sure to put a smile on the face of the birthday boy. The socks fit shoe sizes 6 – 11 and feature an original ‘Vintage’ design.
Beer Making Starter Kit
This Beer Making Starter Kit is a great DIY gift for your son. The kit is great for the first-time brewer with Step-by-step instructions, simple ingredients, and easy-to-use brewing equipment. A batch can be brewed in less than 30 minutes.
Countertop Nugget Ice Maker
For the son that has everything, try gifting him this Countertop Nugget Ice Maker for a unique gift idea. The machine creates chewable ice made from compacted ice flakes, perfect for cocktails, sodas, and other refreshing beverages. Instead of the traditional hard cubes, enjoy soft nuggets of ice that retain flavors and are easy to chew. Side tank included that produces approximately 3X more ice and easily attaches to the ice maker.
Personalized Pocket Watch for 40th Birthday
For a keepsake gift to give your son for this milestone birthday, gift him this Personalized Pocket Watch. The pocket watch is made of shiny black alloy and measures 1.8 inches in diameter. It also comes with a 15.7-inch necklace chain as well as a gift box.
Levi’s Men’s Trucker Jacket
For a clasisc look and fashion piece that will remain timeless and widely used, gift your son this Levi’s Men’s The Trucker Jacket. This is the original jean jacket that was released in 1967. It has been a symbol of self-expression for decades, and gets better over time from natural wear with fading, stains and holes.
26 Piece Stainless Steel BBQ Grilling Set
For the grillmaster in your life, gift him this 26 Piece BBQ Grilling Set. Whether it is a small backyard cookout for the family or a large party, this functional grill set includes all of the essentials they’ll need. The set of BBQ tools includes a spatula, a grill tong, a bbq fork, a grill cleaning brush, a replaceable head for the grill brush, a basting brush, 4 grill skewers, 8 corn holders, 2 grill mats, 4 metal straws, a straw cleaning brush, and a portable carrying bag.
Google Nest Smart Thermostat
The Google Nest Smart Thermostat allows your son to program the ideal temperature at his home. It can even turn itself down to save energy when he leaves the house. You can control it from anywhere on your phone and it looks after your heating and cooling system.
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+
This Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ would help your son or loved one that often misplaces thing such as their keys. This bluetooth powered SmartTag+ mounts easily to a keychain, bag, wallet, glasses case, or other personal accessories. If you think your lost item is nearby, tap the ring button on your cell phone and follow the familiar sound to the volume you set.
What to Look for in Gifts for 40-Year-Old Men
What should you buy your favorite men in your life who have reached the big milestone birthday of 40 years old? It can be a tough birthday to find just the right gift whether your giftee is a dad, son, spouse, friend or boyfriend. The first thing to keep in mind is their hobbies and interests. What do they like to do in their everyday lives? What would get them excited to either further their hobby or interest or create a new one?
For the dad in your life, finding a gift that is unforgettable and creative or just useful for their ‘dad duties’ could also be a great gift idea. Try something like a battery-powered lawn mower or a fancy ice machine.
For last-minute gift ideas for your 40-year-old, try something lightweight or small that you can either use at the party or is more easily wrapped last minute.