40th Birthday Gift Ideas For Him And For Her

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For eighties’ babies, the big 4-0 is on the horizon! Forget floppy disks and Walkmans, it’s time to treat their ‘grown-up’ side to a gift box or hamper that welcomes in this milestone birthday.

At hampers.com, we have a great range of 40th birthday hamper ideas for her and for him. There’s something for everyone, with hampers based around a huge range of food and drink favourites.

Check out our three top 40th birthday picks for him and for her below…

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40th birthday hampers 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 & whisky stones gift set with contents on display and signature hamper com gift box

Whisky Glass and Stones Gift Set

The Whisky Glass and 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.

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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 gift.

Our Gentlemen’s Tea Hamper offers three bottles of real ale from award-winning Butcombe Brewery, as well as mature cheddar cheese, pickle, a pork rillette, crackers, savoury snacks, chocolate and a full Gold Crown cake. Plus, there’s a box of tea and a bag of artisan coffee too.

This 40th gift has all of the components for the ultimate birthday feast.

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Traditional Treat Hamper with contents on display including signature hampers gift box

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 just be the perfect 40th gift to satisfy their sweet tooth.

The array of mouth-watering produce will truly surprise and delight the birthday boy.

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 Gold Crown 4" Round Whisky Dundee cake. And don't miss the retro rhubarb and custard sweets too, to bring back happy childhood memories of Woolworth's pick 'n' mix.

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40th birthday hampers for her

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

Whoever the special lady is in your life who is turning 40, one of our selections below is sure to appeal to someone born in 1982.


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, up-and-coming style of Prosecco?

Take a look at our beautiful Prosecco Rosé and Truffles gift box, featuring 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 Rosé and Truffles Hamper is worth a good look too.

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Prosecco Rosé and Truffles Hamper with contents on display and Prosecco in a flute


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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 gift.

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 gift comes with bottles of Indian tonic water that pair perfectly with the gin, as well as a large gold box of Belgian Chocolates.

The birthday girl will absolutely love it!

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The Kitchen Heroes Gift Box by Celia Brooks

Give a 40th gift specially curated by celebrity chef and food writer, Celia Brooks.

For the avid cook and food lover, she will love exploring the beautiful components of The Kitchen Heroes Gift Box. Every element has been selected by Celia for its quality and versatility. Each item can be used in such a wide range of dishes.

The aspiring chef will find great quality Zero olive oil, white balsamic condiment, luxury tomato sauce, Bronze Dawn Rigatoni pasta, artisan breadsticks and a pot of mushroom paté.

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

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The Kitchen Heroes Gift Box by Celia Brooks with contents on display



40th birthday gifts for all

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 gifts for him and for 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. 40th birthday should definitely be filled with foodie favourites, after all.

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

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