40th Birthday Gift Guide

Look online and you’ll find gift guides and birthday party plans for kids parties and people in their twenties, but there are 12,100 searches per month in the UK for ‘40th birthday gift’ and I found a distinct lack of great options.

Moving up a decade is never fun, saying goodbye to the 30’s and embracing a new period of your life.

It’s a significant milestone and a great chance to celebrate with friends and family. But if you’re stuck thinking of ideas for that special person, then take a look through my gift guide for some top recommendations.

BadmintonHQ Babolat Badminton Shoes

badminton shoesThese ceramic blue shoes are cosy, breathable and ideal for an active game, so if that 40 year old is a keen fan of badminton then this could be a great option for them.

My biggest mistake with sports a few years back was just wearing any old trainers, but there is a reason these are made for sports, as they’re built to help the feet move without rubbing or discomfort. There are two reinforced power straps which provide lateral support to your feet, ideal for the movements you will be making when playing badminton.

The double layer mesh is also amazing at creating a light feel, so you can remain agile while feeling supported efficiently. It even has a toe box shield for upper durability. Along the base you will find Michelin rubber, specifically chosen as ideal for badminton players to get a good grip when playing on an indoor court.

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TOZO Open Ear Headphones

TOZO headphonesI do love the idea around these. I tend to listen to music with giant headphones, as the little ones sometimes fall out if I’m jogging or doing something active. However, the TOZO OpenReal open ear headphones perfectly slot around your head, ideal for joggers or people who listen to music on the go.

There are dual microphones so they can take a call quickly and easily, with noise reduction algorithm technology. There are also powerful 16.2mm dynamic drivers, creating a clear sound effect.

These are currently £59.99, available from Amazon, one of many great items by TOZO that are worth checking out.

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TennisHQ Adidas Shoes

tennis shoesIf they’re a massive fan of tennis then this is the ideal website to find absolutely everything you might need, from rackets to accessories.

Their range of shoes was really impressive, while opting for a reliable brand like Adidas means you know it’s going to do the job perfectly. Built with a lightweight bounce, to cushion your feet when involved in active sports, the Adidas Court Team Bounce 2.0 is the ideal shoe for a game of tennis.

It also has a reinforced mesh upper, to help stabilise you when you’re reaching for that hard shot. Available in sizes from 5.5 to 12 (UK sizes), including half sizes (which is important to me as a 9.5), you should be able to find the perfect option for your pal.

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Bloom Boutique Triple Hearts Necklace

triple heart necklaceThis is absolutely stunning. A beautiful necklace with three hearts personalised with the names of your choice.

You can pick the material of choice, whether silver, rose gold or champagne gold, in the order you like.

Despite how spectacular this is, it’s actually very reasonably priced, considering it includes personalisation, so this one will truly win their heart over. It’s also sent out in a luxurious ribbon tied gift box, which makes a nice little touch as well.

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Wattshot Premium Gin

wattshotGin really has exploded over the past few years and for good reason, it tastes amazing. The Wattshot premium flavoured shot offers notes of cherry blossom, while it tastes amazing on its own or mixed with some tonic or lemonade.

The 70cl bottle costs £29.95, while you could also order the Wattshot shot glass to accompany the bottle. Whether celebrating in the garden or in the living room, I’d recommend making up a glass for them so you can sneak a sip for yourself.

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Aviela Shea Body Lotion

aviela shea body lotion

This luxurious body lotion will help to revitalise the skin thanks to a host of powerful ingredients, from shea butter to cocoa butter and baobab oil.

It easily spreads into the skin without leaving any greasy residue, providing moisture to the skin throughout the day, which might be needed with the change of weather fast approaching. You can order a bottle for £26, or they offer 10% off if you subscribe to a regular order.

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Evolve Radiant Rose Duo

radiant duoEvolve is a beauty brand that I’m a massive fan of and more than happy to recommend. In fact, I hadn’t realised my big sister was a brand advocate, her go-to serum. The Radiant Rose Duo comes in a nice little box which is beautifully decorated, perfect as a gift.

Inside you will find two products, the Rose Quartz Facial Polish and the Rosehip Miracle Oil. The polish works as a scrub to exfoliate the skin and remove impurities and excess sebum from the skin.

You can then apply the rosehip miracle oil, packed full of antioxidants and a natural retinol, to help fight the signs of ageing and to lock moisture in.

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Wassen Prime Protect 50+ Men

prime protectAs we get older, our nutritional requirements become more pivotal, however it can be hard to find something that offers everything he may need.

The Prime Protect contains zinc to help support testosterone levels, vitamin B12 which nourishes the nervous system (plus is extra important if they’re vegetarian/vegan) while the magnesium will help them to sleep better at night and support their muscles and bones.

Currently in a sale for £16.80, get the daily supplements while you can, with a 90 day supply in each pack.

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Dr. Pawpaw Your Gorgeous Skin Serum

dr pawpaw serumThis is a 4-in-1 serum, as it contains 4 critical ingredients to help nourish your skin and fight the signs of ageing. This includes hyaluronic acid, one of the best ingredients you could look to find in a serum.

They’ve also included Vitamin C which will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and is packed full of antioxidants. The third ingredient is papayaluronic, from papaya extract, which can help stimulate cell regeneration and hydrate your skin.

The fourth factor is bakuchiol, an alternative to retinol, which stimulates collagen production and has anti-inflammatory properties.

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Love Raw Vegan Chocolate

loveraw nutty chocI’m always astonished every time I eat LoveRaw, because I was a loyalist when it comes to chocolate. Before LoveRaw, I was adamant that vegan chocolate simply didn’t work, it was a pale impression of the real thing, but then they came along and made something beautiful.

Depending on the special persons taste in chocolate, you can pick the box that will match closely to their tastebuds. I can strongly recommend the nutty choc balls, they were exquisite.

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Savyll Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

mocktail cansThe selection of non-alcoholic beverages is rapidly growing thanks to a heavy increase in demand. I myself have some alcohol free rhubarb gin in the pantry for when I want to celebrate but have early meetings.

Savyll have cleverly tackled the mocktail market, offering a great tasting drink in a 250ml can. You can get four cans in a box, easy to wrap up or serve them on the day. This will be especially appreciated for those that miss having a cocktail but are trying to be good nowadays, myself included.

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Tom Bourlet

Tom Bourlet loves to travel and also runs a travel blog. A fan of sports and nutrition, fashion and living life to the full, Tom has also spoken at multiple conferences about Digital Marketing.

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