40th Birthday Gift Ideas For Him And For Her


Women blowing out her 40th birthday cake candles

For eighties babies, the big 4-0 is here or fast approaching! Forget floppy disks and Walkmans, it’s time to treat their ‘grown-up’ side to a gift box or hamper that is the perfect 40th birthday gift idea for this milestone birthday.

At hampers.com, we have a great range of 40th birthday hamper gifts for her and for him. There’s something for everyone that will truly mark the significance of this big birthday. Explore hampers based around a huge range of food and drink favourites. Explore our whole range:


40th Birthday Gift Ideas


To inspire your gift choice for this landmark birthday, check out our 6 top 40th birthday hamper ideas below…



40th birthday gift ideas for him

If you are looking for the perfect 40th birthday gift for your friend, son, partner or husband, then let us inspire you with the small selection of hampers below.

And what better place to start than with their favourite tipple or special sweet treat?


Whisky, Glasses and Whisky Stones Gift Set


The Whisky, Glasses and Whisky Stones Gift Set offers a wonderful 40th birthday keepsake gift.

Alongside a 20cl bottle of The Balvenie Double Wood 12-year single malt whisky, your special recipient will receive a set of glass tumblers and granite whisky stones, in a magnificent wood case. The stones can be placed in the freezer and used to cool the whisky, without diluting it, unlike normal ice cubes. This makes for a fabulous gift to be enjoyed for years to come.

For the whiskey lover in your life, offer them a ‘whiskey on the rocks’ on their 40th that they will never forget. What better way to mark this significant milestone birthday.

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Gentlemen's Tea Hamper

For the beer lover who also rather enjoys a ploughman’s lunch or an afternoon tea, we have the ideal 40th birthday gift.

Our Gentlemen’s Tea Hamper offers three bottles of real ale from the award-winning Loose Cannon Brewery, as well as mature cheddar cheese, caramelised onion marmalade, a pork rillette, crackers, savoury snacks, chocolate and a rich fruit cake. Plus, there’s premium ground coffee, from Slumber Jack too.

This 40th gift has all of the components for the ultimate birthday feast on this major milestone occasion.


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Traditional Treats Hamper

Whose dad, brother or son is always first to dive into the sweets... and hogs the chocolates at Christmas?

The Traditional Treats Hamper could be the perfect 40th birthday gift to satisfy their sweet tooth.

The array of mouth-watering produce will truly surprise and delight the birthday boy and show him how well you know him on his special birthday.

Among the range of sweet treats are delicious biscuits, gourmet fudge and a box of Belgian chocolates. Plus, he'll find a ready-made mini birthday cake with the almond-topped fruit cake also included.


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40th birthday gift ideas for her

We have a lovely range of 40th birthday gifts and hamper for mums, daughters, wives, partners and friends.

Whomever the special lady is in your life who is turning 40, one of our selections below is sure to perfectly mark the significant day 40 years ago. It's time to celebrate and show them how special they are with a hamper chosen just for them.


Prosecco Rosé and Truffles Hamper

For a milestone birthday like a 40th, you can't go wrong with the classic gift of fizz and chocolates. However, it doesn't have to be her usual bottle... why not gift her a new and vibrant bottle of Prosecco rosé?

Take a look at our beautiful Prosecco Rosé and Truffles Hamper, presented in our signature cream gift box. It features our exclusive Prosecco Rosé, alongside a collection of melt-in-the-mouth Van Roy Truffles, in a selection of flavours.

If the birthday girl prefers Champagne, then our Champagne and Truffles Hamper is worth a good look too.

Only the best for the birthday girl on this landmark birthday.


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Whitley Neill Pink Gin and Chocolates Hamper

For the gin-lover who is about to turn 40, this Whitley Neill Pink Gin and Chocolates Hamper is the perfect birthday gift for an important day such as this.

Inspired by the citrus groves of Spain, this handcrafted gin is infused with Iberian Pink Grapefruit. It is utterly delicious - trust us!

This simple but sophisticated mileston birthday gift comes with bottles of Indian tonic water that pair perfectly with the gin. Plus, there is a large gold box of Belgian Chocolates.

The birthday girl will love it!


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The River Cottage Hamper

Give a 40th birthday gift specially curated with the help of River Cottage and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

The avid cook and food lover will love exploring the beautiful components of The River Cottage Hamper. It truly is an extra special gift for a landmark birthday, like a 40th.

Every element has been selected for its quality, versatility and organic credentials. There is a recipe book and a special River Cottage apron too. Alongside wonderful ingredients, there are delicious treats and an array of beverages to try, including organic beer, cider and River Cottage Organic Sparkling Wine NV by Oxney Organic Estate.

We wonder what amazing new recipes the birthday girl will come up with now she's in her forties!

See also A Taste of River Cottage Hamper, with more delights to explore.



40th birthday gift ideas for all

Mark a significant birthday milestone with a very special hamper

At hampers.com, we pride ourselves on curating and selecting a wide range of gifts to suit all tastes, preferences and treats.

As well as 40th birthday gift ideas for him and her, we have specialist categories for specific dietary requirements and a broad range of collections, based on other food and drink favourites, including wine, cheese and sweets. We have a range of plant-based, vegan hampers too. A 40th birthday should be filled with foodie favourites, after all.

We hope you find the perfect 40th birthday gift idea with us to accompany some amazing milestone birthday memories.


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This blog was posted 2024-01-19 10:29:00