When it comes to luxury 40th birthday gifts for him, the sky’s the limit! Whether you’re looking for a unique and memorable gift, or something extra special to really show your appreciation, we’ve got you covered.
Here are some of our favorite ideas for luxury 40th birthday gifts for him:
1. A luxurious watch.
Watches make timeless and classic gifts, and there’s no better time to give one than when someone is celebrating a 40th birthday. opt for a top-of-the-line model that will really impress your loved one.
2. A custom portrait.
A beautiful and unique way to commemorate a 40th birthday is with a custom portrait of the celebrant. You can have a portrait created of just the celebrant or create a family portrait that includes him and his spouse, children, grandchildren, etc.
3. A weekend trip.
Give him a memory he can cherish forever with a night (or more) away at an upscale resort. The best part is you don’t have to travel too far to enjoy one!
4. A luxurious vacation for two.
You can also give the gift of luxury by offering your loved one an unforgettable trip for two, anywhere in the world! Imagine telling your husband that all he has to do for this gift is sit back and relax as you plan every detail of the trip? He won’t know what hit him until it’s time to pack his bags.
5. A spa day.
He may appreciate a weekend getaway, but your loved one would also be able to enjoy a luxurious 40th birthday gift if you surprise him with a relaxing at home pampering session complete with aromatherapy and other special treatments.
6. A weekend sailing adventure.
For the sailor in your life, plan a private boat trip over the course of two days or even overnight! He’ll love spending quality time with you on his beloved boat and can brag to all his friends about this unique luxury 40th birthday gift he received from you.
7. A customized wine or champagne.
If your loved one enjoys a good drink, why not commission a custom wine or champagne label with a personal message just for him? He’ll be able to toast his 40th birthday milestone with a drink that’s uniquely his.
8. A new car.
This may be a bit of an over-the-top gift, but if your loved one is in the market for a new car, why not surprise him with his dream vehicle? He’ll definitely appreciate the gesture especially when he sees how much money you saved by buying it outright instead of leasing.
9. Concert tickets to see his favorite artist live.
If your loved one is into music, what could be better than seeing his favorite artist live in concert? Make it ultra special by planning a romantic post-concert dinner for two.
10. A custom painting or sculpture of the family pet.
For your loved one who is also an animal lover, why not commission a portrait of his beloved furry friend? It will definitely bring tears to his eyes and he’ll be reminded of how much you love him every time he looks at it.
11. A themed party for friends and family that’s all about him.
This gift takes some work but if you want to go above and beyond with your 40th birthday present, treat him to a fun filled weekend where all his closest friends and family members gather to pay tribute to his many achievements over the years. It can be a casino night, a golf tournament, or even a themed party with games and activities designed just for him.
12. A one of a kind gift item.
If you’re looking for something really unique and special, consider commissioning an artisan to create a one of a kind luxury 40th birthday gift for your loved one. This could be anything from a beautiful piece of jewelry to a custom-made table or chair. The sky’s the limit when it comes to this personalized gift!
13. Custom-made jewelry with a sentimental message.
Jewelry is always a popular luxury gift choice, and custom-made pieces with sentimental messages are especially cherished. Whether it’s an engraved necklace, bracelet, or ring, your loved one will love wearing jewelry that has a personal connection to you.
14. Custom made golf clubs or other equipment.
If your loved one is into golf, why not commission a custom set of golf clubs or other golfing equipment? He’ll love using them on his next round and he’ll know that you went the extra mile to get him exactly what he wanted.
15. Tickets to a major sports event.
If your loved one is a fan of sports, tickets to an upcoming game (or games) can be the perfect 40th birthday gift. If you can’t get tickets to his favorite team’s game, consider purchasing tickets to another game that he’ll enjoy just as much.
16. A customized video created by you.
Why not make a personalized video of friends and family members wishing your loved one happy birthday? It will be an instant keepsake for him and it’s the perfect excuse for you to talk about all your best memories together.
17. A digital photo album or scrapbook made by you.
This may require some extra time on your part, but if you’re looking for a meaningful luxury 40th birthday present, create your own personal photo album or scrapbook with the photos that mean the most to both of you and include a sentimental message to your loved one.
18. A charity donation in his name.
If you don’t have the money to purchase an actual gift for your loved one’s 40th birthday, consider making a charitable donation instead. You can designate it to be made in his honor or memory and knowing that he has helped others will mean the world to him!
19. Personalized luggage tags.
Give your loved one something practical yet fun with custom luggage tags featuring photos of family and friends or another design of his choice. This is also a great business gift idea for someone who travels often on business trips!
20. Tickets to share cherished memories together later in life.
Show your loved one how much he means to you by giving him a gift that will bring you closer when he’s older. You can purchase tickets to a concert, an exhibit, or other event in the future or you can even help prepare his bucket list of things he wants to do before he reaches a certain age!
21. A framed collage of old family photos.
This is another personal yet meaningful gift idea for your loved one who is also a history buff and loves looking back on memories from days gone by. Find some of his most memorable family photos and frame them in a montage with a special message written just for him.
22. A date night with friends or family members at his favorite restaurant or bar.
Getting together with good friends and family members over dinner can be just what the doctor ordered for a 40th birthday celebration. Let him choose the restaurant or bar and take care of the rest you’re sure to have a night he’ll never forget.
23. A weekend getaway at a nearby resort.
If your loved one doesn’t want to travel too far for his 40th birthday celebration, consider booking a weekend getaway at a nearby resort. He can enjoy some relaxation time in a beautiful setting and you can take care of all the arrangements.
24. A new set of his favorite tools or appliances.
If your loved one loves spending time in the garage or workshop, why not surprise him with a brand new set of his favorite tools or appliances? He’ll be so excited to use them on his next project—and let’s face it, you’ll love seeing him put them to good use.
25. A model car for his collection.
If your loved one loves cars, what could be more fun than getting him a model of the exact make and model he already owns? Or if he doesn’t own that particular type of car yet, this gift can serve as incentive for you to go out and buy it together come his next birthday.
26. Tickets to take an upcoming trip with you somewhere special.
If your friend or family member is also a travel enthusiast who loves exploring new places, why not give him something even bigger to look forward to by purchasing tickets to take an upcoming trip together? Your destination can be anywhere in the world—he’ll be thrilled with whatever you choose.
27. A basket full of his favorite snacks and treats.
If your loved one loves to indulge in tasty treats, consider giving him a basket filled to the brim with all of his favorites. You can even give him this basket as a “part 1” present and then buy additional goodies for him throughout his 40th year (like the other gifts on this list) and place them all inside the basket until you’re finally ready to give it to him as an actual gift.
28. An invitation to take part in a charity fundraiser he is passionate about.
With this luxury 40th birthday present, you can help your friend or relative donate money for research for a disease he’s affected by, or to help children in a third-world country receive an education, or to support any other charity cause that is important to him. He’ll feel great knowing that he’s helping out others on his big day—and you can feel great knowing you helped make it happen.
29. A new suit or dress for a special event.
If your loved one is always looking sharp and put together, why not get him a new suit or dress for an upcoming special event? He’ll appreciate the gesture—and he’ll definitely turn heads when he walks into the room wearing it.
There are so many different ways you can celebrate a 40th birthday, and these 30 ideas will help you plan a surprise party for your friend or family member that he’ll never forget. Make sure to keep his interests in mind when choosing a luxury gift and think outside the box.