Gifts for a 40-Year-Old Male's Birthday

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Gifts for a 40-Year-Old Male's Birthday
Golf clubs are a nice gift for an active 40-year-old. (golf clubs image by itsallgood from

Turning 40 means different things for different men. Some men may just be starting their family, while others may be experiencing empty nest syndrome. Some men at 40 are switching careers, while others are enjoying success as they enter their "prime" career years. Regardless of where your birthday boy is in his life, there are some gifts that will appeal to all 40-year-old men.

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Games and Sports

Men at 40 today are still young, and many enjoy activities such as golf, tennis or biking. Gear for their favourite activity, such as golf clubs, a set of tennis balls with a new racket, or a bike helmet or special bike seat, are all practical gifts for an active guy. Tickets to try out indoor rock climbing or bungee jumping would work for the adventurous 40-year-old. If your guy is young at heart, a video gaming console such as Wii, or a game to go with it will be well received.


Keep your 40-year-old guy current with the latest technology. Smart phones made by Apple or Android will give him access to e-mail, weather, news and applications to help him stay organised. Digital cameras with high resolution lenses and as much as 12 to 14 mega pixels take beautiful photos that look perfect in sizes as large as a poster. MP3 players or certificates to purchase digital music online will keep your 40-year-old up-to-date with popular new music and tuned in to his favourite oldies.


Your 40-year-old guy still finds it important to look good at work and play. Dress shirts in bold colours with funky ties are good for guys who work in an office. Running trousers and zippered hoodies for the sports fanatic will keep him stylish while playing softball or biking. Cufflinks and watches are stylish accessories that look nice when your guy dresses up. Casual polo shirts look nice while still being stylish for the weekend. Stylish denim is a good pick for any guy, and is comfortable, too.

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