120+ ideas for what to give your husband for 40 years

How to sur­prise and please a loved one for an anniver­sary, what to give her hus­band for 40 years? In the arti­cle — a ready-made list of gift options for a life part­ner
120+ ideas for what to give your husband for 40 years
120+ ideas of what to give your hus­band for 40 years. Pho­to: shutterstock.com

For any man, 40 years is a spe­cial age. Valu­able life expe­ri­ence has already been acquired, many pro­fes­sion­al and life goals have been achieved. But at the same time, a man at the age of 40 is full of ener­gy, he sets him­self new tasks and leads an active lifestyle.

Super­sti­tious peo­ple pre­fer not to cel­e­brate their for­ti­eth birth­day at all. But, even if you decide not to cel­e­brate, you should not leave your beloved spouse with­out a gift.

Top 25 best original gifts for husband for 40 years

In order to choose the best present, it is nec­es­sary to take into account the inter­ests of your man. No won­der they say that after 40 years men are mar­ried to their habits.

We have select­ed var­i­ous gift options that will appeal to your soul­mate.

1. Quality and expensive watches

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When choos­ing this acces­so­ry, you should pay atten­tion to their pur­pose. For every­day life, mechan­i­cal mod­els are bet­ter suit­ed, and if a man prefers out­door activ­i­ties (fish­ing, tourism and sports), then you should opt for quartz watch­es.

In terms of reli­a­bil­i­ty, many choose mechan­i­cal mod­els: they are time-test­ed and serve their own­ers for cen­turies, but require spe­cial atten­tion, from time to time it will be nec­es­sary to car­ry out spe­cial main­te­nance of the prod­uct.

2. Smartphone

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Many men are inter­est­ed in high tech­nol­o­gy and new­fan­gled gad­gets. When choos­ing a smart­phone for a spouse, you should be guid­ed by his pref­er­ences. The phone must have the lat­est ver­sion of the oper­at­ing sys­tem, a good bat­tery capac­i­ty (at least 5000 mAh), and for excel­lent pho­to qual­i­ty, a triple or quad cam­era is suit­able. The main rule when buy­ing a smart­phone as a gift is that a new mobile phone must be func­tion­al­ly bet­ter than the one that the hus­band uses now.

3. Computer or laptop

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A por­ful lap­top can be a great gift for a man who works from home, or if his hob­bies require a good proces­sor. When choos­ing a com­put­er, start from its func­tion­al­i­ty, whether it will be used only for work or for some kind of hob­by. Some men pre­fer gam­ing mod­els. Prices for lap­tops vary depend­ing on the capa­bil­i­ties of the device and the man­u­fac­tur­er.

4. Fitness bracelet

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For active men, a fit­ness bracelet or smart watch is suit­able as a gift. A use­ful gad­get will help the spouse mon­i­tor their own health and always be in touch. With the help of such a device, you can con­trol the calo­ries spent dur­ing train­ing, the pulse and the dis­tance trav­eled, and in some mod­els you can even track the pres­sure. Fit­ness bracelets and smart watch­es eas­i­ly sync with your smart­phone and can show SMS noti­fi­ca­tions or receive calls.

5. Bicycle and bike accessories

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If your spouse does­n’t have a bike yet, it’s time to get one. It will help a man to keep fit, it is inter­est­ing to spend free time. When choos­ing a bike, it is impor­tant to know if your com­pan­ion knows how to ride, where he prefers to trav­el (in the for­est, city or off-road), what is the ight, height and length of the man’s legs.

If your hus­band has a bicy­cle, you can pick up the nec­es­sary acces­sories for him as a gift: a bicy­cle com­put­er, spe­cial­ized clothes and a bag.

6. Repair tool kit

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At the age of 40, often a man has enough expe­ri­ence to do repairs on his own. There­fore, a qual­i­ty set of tools can be a nec­es­sary and prac­ti­cal gift for your spouse.

When choos­ing a gift, it is impor­tant to con­sid­er what tools are already in his arse­nal. A won­der­ful gift can be: a set of screw­drivers, a hot glue gun, a grinder, a screw­driv­er, a punch­er, a mul­ti­me­ter or a ther­mal imager.

7. Sapboard

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Now sup-surf­ing is gain­ing huge pop­u­lar­i­ty. Many peo­ple like to just calm­ly ride a board on a lake, riv­er or sea in calm with­out any extreme. Basic SUP board mod­els are inex­pen­sive, and you can pur­chase a more advanced inflat­able board for rid­ing.

Also, as a gift, you can con­sid­er cer­tifi­cates for a sup-walk to under­stand how inter­est­ing this type of surf­ing is for your hus­band.

8. Bacweack

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For men who val­ue con­ve­nience and ver­sa­til­i­ty, a bacweack is a per­fect gift as a sym­bol of urban style. This acces­so­ry will free your hands, but at the same time will allow you to always have a lot of nec­es­sary things with you.

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If the spouse loves hik­ing and expe­di­tions, then a roomy tourist bacweack will be an excel­lent pur­chase for him.

9. Smart speaker

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An excel­lent gift for a per­son who, at first glance, has every­thing, can be a smart speak­er or sta­tion. This device is a wire­less speak­er with a micro­phone and a voice assis­tant capa­ble of rec­og­niz­ing user com­mands. A smart speak­er will tell you the lat­est news, turn on music that suits your mood, read a book, play with chil­dren. Some mod­els can even con­trol house­hold appli­ances.

10. Irrigator

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A gift use­ful for the health of teeth and oral cav­i­ty is an irri­ga­tor. This is a device with which you can orga­nize pro­fes­sion­al oral care with­out addi­tion­al vis­its to the den­tist.

The irri­ga­tor cleans, improves the con­di­tion of the gums and pre­vents the appear­ance of caries. And if your spouse ars braces, then the irri­ga­tor will become just a nec­es­sary gift.

11. Tablet

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The best way to please a mod­ern per­son spoiled by uni­ver­sal dig­i­tal­iza­tion is to give him a tablet. A tablet is actu­al­ly a mini-com­put­er that can be used for both work and study, as ll as for enter­tain­ment. It is con­ve­nient to take it with you on long trips by car or plane.

When choos­ing a gad­get, you should pay atten­tion to the man­u­fac­tur­er, dis­play diag­o­nal, oper­at­ing sys­tem (iOS, Android or Win­dows, each of which has its pros and cons), built-in and RAM and func­tion­al­i­ty.

12. Wireless headphones

Wireless headphones
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For music lovers, these wire­less head­phones are a great gift. They will final­ly help you get rid of uncom­fort­able and con­stant­ly tan­gled wires and give you first-class sound. These head­phones are also suit­able for men who like to lis­ten to audio­books or talk a lot on the phone: the gad­get can be used as a head­set if some­one calls your spouse while he is dri­ving. The device con­sists of head­phones with a built-in bat­tery and a charg­ing case.

13. Portable video projector

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Such a gift can sur­prise the most sophis­ti­cat­ed movie lover. With a portable mini pro­jec­tor, you can gath­er with a large cir­cle of fam­i­ly and friends to watch your favorite movies, TV series or sports broad­casts in excel­lent qual­i­ty and in high def­i­n­i­tion.

14. Game console

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For those who pre­fer com­put­er bat­tles instead of out­door activ­i­ties, a game con­sole or set-top box can be a suit­able gift. It can be a mod­ern gam­ing gad­get with a touch­pad and a wire­less gamepad, or a retro ver­sion of the con­sole — the same 8‑bit sin­gle-core leg­endary Dendy! In the 90s, many spent hours play­ing the first excit­ing games. Such a sur­prise can real­ly sur­prise the hero of the day and give a feel­ing of pleas­ant nos­tal­gia.

15. Hard drive

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If you want to please your spouse with a tru­ly use­ful gift, pay atten­tion to hard dri­ves. Var­i­ous cloud stor­ages are now pop­u­lar, but they are unlike­ly to be able to replace phys­i­cal stor­age media. Such disks have an impres­sive vol­ume and are ll suit­ed for cre­at­ing back­up copies of devices, stor­ing pho­to and video archives, and var­i­ous data­bas­es. And SSDs with fast read speeds are indis­pens­able when max­i­mum per­for­mance is crit­i­cal to your work.

16. Oil painting or portrait

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If your man is an esthete or just a cre­ative per­son, then you can choose a beau­ti­ful pic­ture as a gift. Or you can order a por­trait of your spouse to the artist. Such a sur­prise will pleas­ant­ly sur­prise the birth­day man. And a pic­ture or por­trait will dec­o­rate the inte­ri­or of a house or office and empha­size the indi­vid­u­al­i­ty of the addressee.

17. Music player for vinyl records

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The per­fect gift for the dis­cern­ing music lover. Lis­ten­ing to music with a turntable turns into a rit­u­al. Slow­ly take the record out of the enve­lope, blow off the dust par­ti­cles, wipe it with a soft cloth, check all the grooves for light, put the play­er’s nee­dle in the right place and … enjoy amaz­ing melodies. There is a spe­cial romance in this.

18. Tent

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Anoth­er suit­able gift option for a man who prefers out­door activ­i­ties can be a tent. It is use­ful in hik­ing trips, long expe­di­tions, extreme riv­er raft­ing. The tent will help to hide from any bad ather, pro­tect from insects, and also allow you to relax in nature in fair­ly com­fort­able con­di­tions. For those who pre­fer solo trips, a sin­gle option is suit­able, and for those who like com­pa­nies or fam­i­lies, a four-seater is suit­able.

19. DVR

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A use­ful and nec­es­sary gift for any car enthu­si­ast. The DVR con­stant­ly mon­i­tors the sit­u­a­tion on the road. Thanks to this won­der­ful inven­tion of mankind, your spouse will have iron argu­ments for deal­ing with traf­fic police inspec­tors and oth­er dri­vers in case of unfore­seen sit­u­a­tions on the road. Or make a video for mem­o­ry if a man is a fan of auto­trav­el and off-road rid­ing.

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20. Sneakers

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It’s no secret that many men need com­fort. There­fore, they often pre­fer com­fort­able sports shoes. Sneak­ers will be a great gift for your spouse. In some clas­sic mod­els, you can even go to work in the office — they are com­bined with a shirt and trousers.

In order not to mis­cal­cu­late with the size, you can remove the insole from the shoes of your soul­mate and choose sneak­ers from it. When choos­ing a mod­el, be guid­ed by what kind of sport your spouse likes to do. If he does not have spe­cial pref­er­ences, then pay atten­tion to walk­ing mod­els or walk­ing shoes.

21. Perfume

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As a present, your man can be pre­sent­ed with his favorite toi­let water. If you want to sur­prise your spouse with a new per­fume, then when choos­ing it, you should study the advice of expe­ri­enced con­sul­tants and per­fumers. It is nec­es­sary to take into account the tem­pera­ment, pref­er­ences and age of the cho­sen one in order to choose the scent that will be a pleas­ant sur­prise for your hus­band.

Do not skimp on a gift: a per­fume that is too cheap will hard­ly sur­prise you with its high-qual­i­ty and nat­ur­al com­po­si­tion, rich­ness of the bou­quet and dura­bil­i­ty.

22. Online cinema subscription

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For movie­go­ers, there is a won­der­ful gift option: a cer­tifi­cate to any online cin­e­ma. The main thing is that the recip­i­en­t’s TV is equipped with the Smart TV func­tion. You can watch TV shows and your favorite movies with pop­corn like in a real cin­e­ma.

Online movie ser­vices fol­low the lat­est tech­nolo­gies: movies are avail­able with Dol­by Atmos and Dol­by Dig­i­tal Plus sound, in HDR, 3D and Ultra HD 4K qual­i­ty. New series and movies on such online plat­forms appear almost imme­di­ate­ly after the pre­miere on the big screen.

23. Wind tunnel flight

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Men are inher­ent­ly tamers of the ele­ments, so a por­tion of adren­a­line can be a great gift. If your spouse loves extreme sports, then as a present it is worth con­sid­er­ing a cer­tifi­cate for fly­ing in a wind tun­nel.

Give your man the feel­ing of fly­ing. Your cho­sen one will nev­er for­get such a sur­prise. Fly­ing in a wind tun­nel is sim­i­lar in sen­sa­tions to a para­chute jump, but not every­one will dare to do it. And this is an inter­est­ing and, most impor­tant­ly, safe adven­ture.

24. Musical instruments (guitar, synthesizer)

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If the birth­day boy is fond of music and plays a musi­cal instru­ment, then you can safe­ly give him a gui­tar, a syn­the­siz­er, or some kind of minia­ture ver­sion, for exam­ple, a har­mon­i­ca. For the rock fan, the nylon-string clas­si­cal gui­tar is the eas­i­est to learn.

If a man does not know how to play the gui­tar, then drums may suit him. It is not nec­es­sary to imme­di­ate­ly buy a huge drum kit. You can get a prac­tice pad first.

25. Electric massager

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As a gift for a man who works hard, you can con­sid­er dif­fer­ent mod­els of elec­tric mas­sagers. This gift will help you relax and get rid of mus­cle ten­sion after a hard day’s work. When choos­ing a mas­sager, it is impor­tant to under­stand what type of mod­el can please a spouse. Choose a gad­get based on its occu­pa­tion. If the spouse spends a lot of time at the com­put­er, then he needs a mas­sage of the neck and shoul­der gir­dle, and if he is lit­er­al­ly on his feet all day, then a foot mas­sager will suit him.

Original gift ideas for husband for 40 years

In order for the gift to be remem­bered for a long time by the spouse, con­nect the imag­i­na­tion and come up with an extra­or­di­nary way of pre­sent­ing the gift, think over the wish in advance. For exam­ple, you can arrange a roman­tic can­dlelit evening for your loved one, dur­ing which you can present a cer­tifi­cate for a bath or tea cer­e­mo­ny.

There are a lot of gift options for a forty-year-old man, here are some of them:

  1. Ortho­pe­dic pil­low
  2. elec­tric grill
  3. Cof­fee mak­er
  4. Cam­era
  5. Por­bank
  6. Tick­et to a con­cert of your favorite band or artist
  7. Gift cer­tifi­cate for cus­tom tai­lor­ing of a shirt or suit
  8. Vaca­tion pack­age
  9. Bra­zier
  10. Tent
  11. Vir­tu­al real­i­ty glass­es
  12. Spin­ning
  13. Action cam­era
  14. Sub­scrip­tion to match­es of your favorite team
  15. Night-vision device
  16. Suit­case
  17. Car vac­u­um clean­er
  18. Elec­tric Tooth­brush
  19. Tea cer­e­mo­ny set
  20. Leather key hold­er
  21. Humid­i­fi­er
  22. Elec­tron­ic book
  23. Inflat­able boat
  24. elec­tric scoot­er
  25. elec­tric shaver
  26. Quad­copter
  27. Table punch­ing bag
  28. Wire­less water­proof speak­er
  29. Table foot­ball or hock­ey
  30. Mag­net­ic screw­driv­er with a set of noz­zles
  31. Hard­ware cryp­to wal­let
  32. Laser lev­el
  33. High pres­sure wash­er (for car wash­ing)
  34. Scratch map of the world
  35. busi­ness card hold­er
  36. Styl­ish mul­ti-tool bracelet with built-in tools
  37. Home micro­br­ery
  38. Touch key­board
  39. Tan­door
  40. Pro­fes­sion­al cam­era tri­pod lens
  41. Cam­era with instant pho­to print­ing
  42. Gyroscoot­er
  43. Auto start sys­tem for car
  44. Man­u­al wood split­ter
  45. Inflat­able bed in the car
  46. Portable mini air con­di­tion­er
  47. Pic­nic set
  48. Ant farm
  49. Wish check­book
  50. Bath set
  51. Gift cer­tifi­cate to a sport­ing goods store
  52. Musi­cal instru­ment lessons
  53. ther­mal under­ar
  54. Tele­scope
  55. Quad bike ride
  56. Boat or yacht trip
  57. Chess in the author’s per­for­mance
  58. car seat cov­ers
  59. Jel­ry (ring, chain or bracelet)
  60. Cool­er bag
  61. Graph­ics tablet
  62. Board game
  63. Space food set
  64. Minia­ture met­al safe with com­bi­na­tion lock
  65. Dig­i­tal ather sta­tion
  66. Fire­place
  67. Named ter­ry bathrobe
  68. Heli­copter or radio con­trolled car
  69. Mod­ern elec­tric samovar
  70. Leather gloves
  71. Belt
  72. Well­ness or firm­ing mas­sage course
  73. Col­lect­ed Works of a Favorite Author
  74. Rock­ing chair
  75. Alco­hol mashine
  76. Eco alarm clock or LED mod­el
  77. Wine cab­i­net
  78. Cer­tifi­cate for a check-up to a med­ical clin­ic
  79. Ortho­pe­dic shoes
  80. 3D pen
  81. Gift cer­tifi­cate to a build­ing hyper­mar­ket
  82. Transpon­der
  83. Extreme dri­ving cours­es
  84. A set of brand­ed ties from a ll-known brand
  85. Com­put­er chair
  86. bar­ber­shop cer­tifi­cate
  87. Sol­der­ing Sta­tion
  88. Fly­ing in a flight sim­u­la­tor
  89. Echo sounder (shows the pres­ence of fish at a spe­cif­ic point)
  90. Gift cer­tifi­cate for go-kart­ing
  91. Styl­ish expen­sive umbrel­la
  92. Salt lamp
  93. Gold or sil­ver coins
  94. Portable steam­er
  95. Elec­tric igni­tion for wood or coal
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How to choose a gift for a husband for 40 years

Shares pro­fes­sion­al advice Natalya Nurie­va, cre­ator of the wish.expert gift selec­tion ser­vice:

- By the age of 40, your spouse has a cer­tain taste for life, pref­er­ences, hob­bies and envi­ron­ment. Every­thing that could be pre­sent­ed ear­li­er has been in use for a long time or is gath­er­ing dust on the shelves of the clos­et until bet­ter times. Every year it becomes more and more dif­fi­cult to choose some­thing spe­cial, and you want to please your soul­mate, as before.

Present your hus­band with trendy gifts in such a rel­e­vant field of infor­ma­tion secu­ri­ty. Shield­ing cov­ers for equip­ment and car keys will allow you to be sure that the infor­ma­tion will be pro­tect­ed and con­fi­den­tial, and your favorite car will not be stolen.

The ide­al gift for a motorist is a head-up dis­play, a device for smart­phones that trans­fers the con­tents of the phone screen to a dis­play that is easy for the dri­ver to see.

Pay atten­tion to your spouse’s hob­bies, pref­er­ences and hob­bies. In every field of activ­i­ty, know-how reg­u­lar­ly appears, progress does not stand still.


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Popular questions and ansrs

What kind of sur­prise can be orga­nized for the anniver­sary of the spouse and our expert Natalya Nurie­va ansrs oth­er ques­tions from read­ers.

What can not be given to a husband for 40 years?

Do not give your soul­mate clothes. Also, an unsuc­cess­ful present would be a cer­tifi­cate for extreme sports for a clear rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the office envi­ron­ment or a home­body. This also includes a sub­scrip­tion to the gym, if it was not pre­vi­ous­ly in the man’s life and the desire to start does not come from the spouse. Bad gifts can be per­son­al­ized mugs with moti­va­tion­al inscrip­tions or shav­ing acces­sories.

What a surprise to arrange for her husband on his 40th birthday?

It is great to give emo­tions to a sta­tus spouse. Does he love sports, is he pas­sion­ate about TV series, actors, or is he a music lover? Order a per­son­al video mes­sage and be sure that this gift will hit the tar­get. If you are ll acquaint­ed with friends and col­leagues, offer to record short videos and col­lect them into a sin­gle con­grat­u­la­tion, which can be pre­sent­ed dur­ing a com­mon evening feast or sent as a sur­prise link.

How and where is the best place to celebrate your husband’s 40th birthday?

Invite your spouse to orga­nize an event in a pri­vate cin­e­ma, all have favorite films, mem­o­rable films or TV shows that sunk into the soul. Gath­er your friends and fam­i­ly, turn on the big screen, set the theme and spend your birth­day in a com­plete­ly unbanal way.

You can also cel­e­brate a birth­day in the for­mat of a culi­nary mas­ter class with the prepa­ra­tion of a birth­day cake.

Do not for­get about the clas­sic for­mat of a restau­rant hol­i­day: a ll-cho­sen cham­ber restau­rant with a sep­a­rate hall for guests is the key to an excel­lent and mem­o­rable cel­e­bra­tion.