It is often difficult to find the perfect gift for their birthday. Especially if it falls on a long weekend when stores are closed or you are short on time but need to get that present in time. I have gathered some gift ideas for sisters that are perfect for their 40th birthday.
Here are gift ideas for my sister’s 40th birthday
Everyone loves jewellery, and this is a perfect gift idea that can be personalized—select words such as ‘journey’, ‘love’, or even her name. Purchase a substantial necklace, and let them wear it a lot.
This is a fun gift idea for sisters that can also be personalised. Have her wear the jewellery for special occasions or events, like weddings or baptisms. Gift this to her with a note that explains why you chose this unique gift idea; ‘I love our fingerprints and plan to keep them forever.
A family tree
If you know your sister’s family history, it would be wonderful if she could have something related to the history of their life in the form of family tree art. This can be customized to their specific family tree or photos.
A framed photo album
This can be made using an old album repurposed from her childhood. You can print photos from old albums and put them in frames for a beautiful look. This gift is especially ideal for sisters who may want to wait to switch their old family photo albums by scanning them into digital format and uploading them into your photo album or even making your photobook on Shutterfly or a similar website. Make sure you use the ‘old school pictures of your sister as a toddler and when she was young rather than just recent adult photos that she may not like too much.
A custom mug
It can be challenging to find the perfect cup for your sister, especially if you need to know what she likes. You can create personalized mugs with a saying or a picture on the side representing her. Consider a quote that she may like, such as ‘I’m the sister, not the other one or something similar with her family name and birth date so it’s just for her. You could also get creative and add pictures of your siblings or pets.
A large gift basket
Your sister may have difficulty shopping for herself, especially if you don’t know what she likes. Consider a basket filled with different things she may want, such as candy, fro-yo, chocolates, M&Ms, candles or other fun items you may have gathered throughout the year. You can also get creative and add some personal touches, such as fancy tissue paper with her name or birthday.
You can make this out of any wood material you wish to decorate with your sister’s name and birth date. There are many designs of boxes online where you can customize your package. Make sure you attach a ribbon or lace that can be customized with her name and birthday. You can also get creative and decorate this box with charms made of your sibling’s names or even some playful words that she may like, such as ‘love you, or even a funny family saying.
A laptop sleeve
If your sister is into technology, consider making a laptop sleeve for her using canvas or any other suitable material for fashion purposes. You can write your sister’s name and birth date in the middle of the sleeve and decorate it to her style or colour preference.
A messenger bag
Consider creating a bag for your sister to keep her things in. You can purchase a large messenger bag or even a backpack. You can print her name and birthday on it and decorate it with colourful bows or cute charms that she may like. This is a great gift idea for sisters, especially if they travel often.
A makeup kit
Consider purchasing a makeup kit for her, such as some colours to match her skin tone, foundations and face masks that she may like. You could also get creative and personalize it with stickers of funny sayings, pictures or even some relevant quotes that inspire the occasion of your sister’s celebration, whether birth or 40th birthday!
A decorative gift box
These can be purchased online or at a craft store. You could create a personalized box representing her, such as sewing notions, doilies, makeup or other items that she may find helpful.
A baby washcloth
Consider making a baby washcloth for your sister to remember her current age and enthusiasm for her birthday. It is often difficult to find lovely fabric to use as a baby washcloth; now, you can decorate it in any way you wish, including personalizing it with funny sayings and birthdays or even adding some stickers of your sibling’s names if desired! You could also get creative with the colours and design for an appealing yet unique look.
Consider purchasing a bottle of scented lotion that can be customized to her favourite scent, floral and fruity. You can buy a bottle of lotion or use a decorative box or container to create a personalized gift. This is perfect for sisters that enjoy their skin, so they can use this on their hands, neck and face whenever they wish
A wine bottle holder
If your sister is a wine lover, consider making her a personalized wine bottle holder that can be hung on the wall or a side table. You can use any material, such as wood, leather or even cloth. You can decorate it with colourful bows, stickers of her favourite colours and quotes about wine.
A canvas tote
Consider buying a cute tote that she can use as her bag. You can make this with her favourite colours, design and quote for a cute gift for your sister. You could also put in some extras that are specific to her needs without making them overly personal or personalized.
A personalized piggy bank
Consider making a cute piggy bank that she can use to save her small change. You can choose the design and colour of this and the words you would like to personalize it with. You could also get creative and make it look like a pig with some ears and a tail.
An inspirational quote notebook
Consider purchasing a notebook for your sister with inspirational quotes written on the front and back pages and some fun stickers in the middle! This is especially perfect for sisters who have found their way through a rough time or even just starting college or grad school, where they may need encouraging words from friends, family members, etc.
A cute T-shirt
If your sister is into wearing shirts, consider making her a cute shirt that she can wear with her family. You can make it look like a painting or create some nice colours and add something that represents you and your siblings! You can also get creative and decorate the shirt with words, colours, designs or anything else you are in the mood for.
An applique t-shirt
Consider making a cute t-shirt on iron on transferable material specifically for your sister’s 40th birthday. You can put her name and birth date on it if you wish. You could also have some fun with the design and colours so that she can wear this shirt to any birthday or other event.
Consider making a scrapbook for your sister since this is a very special day for her, and she may have been putting off doing a scrapbook. Additionally, you could make a scrapbook of her accomplishments, family traditions and funny moments throughout the year! You can either buy one that is ready-made or use your creativity to make one out of paper and pictures that you feel might be appropriate for this occasion.
A nice key chain
Consider designing a beautiful key chain to attach to her car keys or purse that she can use. You could even put her birthdate on it if you like, or make it look like a work of art with paint, glitter and other craft materials!
A beautiful handbag
If your sister enjoys having a unique bag for herself, consider making her a lovely handbag that she can use for her evening out or shopping. You could add her name and other charms if you like. You could make this from any fabric, including leather, canvas or even cloth. You could also go online and choose something that you like that is already done, such as a beautiful handbag.
A beautifully decorated box
Consider making a beautiful box to keep her unique cards in or photos and other items that bring joy to her life. You could get creative with the design, colours and words on it as well. If you feel comfortable adding your name to it, do so if you feel inspired! Otherwise, this is an excellent idea for sisters who want to keep their treasures safe in one place.
A framed poem
Consider writing a poem or personalizing a printout of your favourite poem that she may like. This can be put up in her bedroom or on the wall in her bedroom. You could also get creative and make it look like a painting with swirls and paint. You can even add pictures of your siblings associated with the poem to accompany it more!
An artsy mobile
If you are feeling crafty, then consider making an artsy mobile for your sister to hang in her bedroom or anywhere in the house that she wants! This is great for sisters who enjoy decorating with colours and various materials. You could get creative and bring a little bit of your personality to this product by adding unique letters, colours and designs.
A personalized cushion cover
Consider making a cute cushion cover with her name or other fun words or sayings. You could add any pictures of her children or grandchildren if you like! This is a great gift for sisters who enjoy interior decorating and having fun with their homes!
There are many different gift ideas for sisters, so hopefully, you have found some that work for you and your family. Of course, it is up to your sister if she likes any of these gifts, but most will be impressed and pleased by your creativity and thoughtfulness in giving her a gift they will enjoy. Enjoy giving gifts to your sister today!