40th birthday gifts for women

40th Birthday Gifts for Women – 40th Birthday Gift Ideas She Will Love

Birthdays are always so much fun, especially big milestone ages like 40!  Perhaps you have an epic 40th birthday party planned or will be attending one in the near future.  If so, you may be wondering what to get your fabulous friend or family member or even what gifts you may ask for yourself.  Don’t worry, we have you covered!  Keep reading for our gift guide to 40th birthday gifts for women!

Sentimental 40th Birthday Gifts for Women

40th Birthday Necklace

This sterling silver necklace is both elegant and meaningful.  Each silver circle represents a decade and as a result, making it a beautiful representation of 40 years!  This necklace will be perfect for any gal pal!

Fabulous 40 Bracelet

A fabulous bracelet for a fabulous friend!  This bracelet consists of 14k gold dipped beads, one for each year.  It is adjustable, comes with a gift box envelope and is also gorgeous!    

Friend Candle

This 8 fl. oz candle is both pretty and sentimental, especially with its sweet words. This is unquestionably a terrific gift for someone who likes to decorate their space.  This candle is made of soy wax and has a lovely serenity scent to enjoy.

Kate Spade Initial Necklace

This initial necklace is without a doubt a great gift idea!  It is simple yet classy. Show her she is “One In A Million” with this gift!

Birthstone Earrings

Another idea to celebrate the big 4-0 is with birthstone earrings.  These studs are sterling silver and are handcrafted. A gift she can basically wear all year round! 

Fun 40th Birthday Gifts for Women

40th Birthday Retro Candy

If she has a sweet tooth and is a fan of nostalgia, then this is the gift for her!  This retro candy box contains 55 pieces of candy from 1981 and in essence, likely has some of her favorites from her childhood.  A thoughtful and delicious gift! 

40th Birthday Fun Cosmetic Bag

Both functional and fun, this cosmetic bag is a great gift for a friend who is on the go and also has a sense of humor.  In addition, this bag has a durable zipper, anti-slip slider, and is waterproof!

Vintage 40th Birthday T-Shirt

Another one of our 40th birthday gifts for women includes this amazing vintage t-shirt!  For one thing, it comes in several colors and prints to choose from. You will certainly find the perfect t-shirt for you or your pal to rock!  

Practical 40th Birthday Gifts for Women

Japanese Teapot

The cherry blossom pattern is just one reason we love this teapot!  It also comes with a stainless steel infuser and is made of cast iron. To sum up, this gift is great for any tea lover!

Kitchen Aid Mixer

For any baker, this mixer would undeniably be a dream to receive!  There are over 10 attachments, comes in more than 20 colors and the stainless steel bowl has the ability to mix up several loaves of bread at once.  Additionally, it has 10 different speeds!

Global Knife Set

If she enjoys cooking in the kitchen, then this may be the gift for her!  This 7 piece stainless steel knife set is made in Japan not to mention comes with a lifetime warranty.  A gift that she can use for decades to come!

Global 7-piece Ikasu Knife Block Set
Set includes 3-inch Paring Knife, 4.5-inch Utility Knife, 5-inch Chef's Utility/Prep Knife, 5.5-inch Nakiri Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, 8-inch Bread Knife & Bamboo/Acrylic Knife Block

Cheeseboard and Knife Set

Are you or her into hosting guests?  If yes, then this is the perfect gift!  Firstly, this bamboo cheese board has serving compartments and a beautiful design.  Secondly, it comes with 4 knives that are easily stored inside the board. Lastly, it has handles and is easy to clean. A great gift for your favorite hostess!

Make Up Organizer

This double-layer makeup bag is a fantastic gift for anyone who travels!  For example, there is plenty of space for all your makeup including slots for your makeup brushes!  It also comes with detachable dividers, which allows for more versatility when it comes to packing.

Luxury 40th Birthday Gifts for Women

Jewelry Box

Not only is this jewelry box an awesome gift for any lady, it beautiful and practical also!  This box is wrapped in velvet and has two locks to keep everything safe. From rings to earrings to necklaces, everything has a place since there are multiple compartments.

Satin Pajamas

These pajamas will make her feel luxurious every night!  There are multiple colors to chose from, are smooth and comfy and further to add cute. 

Wooden Hairbrush Set

This multi-piece wooden hairbrush set is not only eco-friendly but is a healthier option for your hair as they prevent breakage and are not sharp.  They also reduce static and work for all hair types!  

GHD Hairdryer

You could call this hairdryer an award winner!  It is super light but also very fast, making getting ready for the day that much easier.  A terrific gift for anyone!

Champagne Flutes

Cheers to 40 with these gorgeous champagne flutes!  Made of 100% lead-free crystal, these sophisticated glasses will of course be perfect for a birthday toast.

Essential Oil Diffuser and Oils

Give the gift of ambiance with this diffuser and oil set!  The diffuser light can be various colors, offers different misting options, and has a safety auto-switch to prevent overheating.  With the 6 essential oils it comes with, she will enjoy creating her own signature scents.

Picnic Basket

This adorable wicker picnic set is on our 40th birthday gifts for women list because it is both unique and practical.  You are basically giving the gift of an experience!  This set includes a waterproof blanket, stainless steel tableware, as well as wine glasses and is super easy to bring to any location.

Royal Gift Hamper

A gift truly made for any queen in your life!  This royal gift basket includes 8 exquisite gifts such as a lavender candle, a makeup pouch and not to mention a notebook, and crown pencil, and bath bombs!  Any woman would feel like royalty with this gift!

Silk Pillowcase

A silk pillowcase is a lovely gift idea for the one who loves to be comfortable and get her beauty sleep!  This pillowcase is great for any hair or skin type and will provide a luxurious place to put your head at night.  It also comes in 34 shades!

40th Birthday Gifts for Women – Final Note

In summary, turning 40 is a special time in someone’s life and therefore you want to celebrate that in a special way.  If looking for the perfect gift, we hope these 40th birthday gifts for women give you some ideas. In the end, whatever you chose, she will love it! Additionally, if you are looking for more party ideas, please click here.  Until then, be fun and fabulous!

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mom of three. She started Darling Celebrations back in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating the special events in life.

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