Personalized 40th Birthday Gifts

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Personalized 40th Birthday Gifts
Make loved ones feel special with a personalised gift. (present image by Horticulture from Fotolia.com)

A milestone birthday such as the 40th is a perfect occasion for giving that special someone an original, one-of-a-kind personalised gift. Unlike most generic products purchased from a store, personalised gifts have greater sentimental value and show a larger effort on the part of the gift giver.

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Photo Blanket

Photo blankets consist of photos printed on a blanket and come in various sizes, fabrics and styles. Simply choose a family portrait or numerous meaningful photos and take them to a photo centre that makes custom products.

Photo Album

Personalised photo albums come in all shapes, styles and price-points. Depending on the material of the album, the personalisation can be carved, embroidered or laser-engraved and consist of either the birthday girl's name, age or a saying (for example: "Celebrating 40 fabulous years!"). You can then leave the album blank or fill it with special photos of her life or great achievements, such as her graduation, marriage, children, competitions and award ceremonies.

Engraved Jewelry

Most pieces of jewellery can be engraved with a name, date or special statement. You can engrave on the back of a watch, pendant or ring, or purchase a name bracelet that consists of an engravable plate.

Family Ring

Family rings consist of each family member's birthstone and come in all shapes and sizes. Some family rings have the name of each family member engraved beside his birthstone, while others have the word "Mom" or "Dad" engraved or carved in the middle. For added personalisation, have the inside of the ring engraved with a special statement.

Fragrance

Create a personalised fragrance for the 40-year-old. Some stores and websites offer services that include choosing your own ingredients for your perfume and allowing the perfumer to mix a custom blend. The My DNA Fragrance website even formulates a fragrance based on DNA genetic code. You can purchase a "DNA home collection kit" as a gift; however, the person ordering the fragrance will need to swab the inside of her mouth, sign a consent form and send it in for processing.

Coat of Arms

You can find a coat of arms for most last names and have it printed on a bag, article of clothing, hat or mug, or you can purchase one framed or mounted on a plaque. A number of these products also include a certificate of authenticity and the origin and history of the name.

Novelty Gifts

Mugs, water bottles, hats, clothing, door mats, posters and key chains can all be personalised. Many of these items are fairly inexpensive and can be customised any way you choose.

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