33 Best Birthday Gifts for 40 Year Old Man

Updated on February 01, 2023 by Eds Alvarez

They say life begins at 40. If that is so then there is reason for celebration! Taking time to think of a special gift for him will be well worth it. Choose a birthday gift that will communicate your love for him and his things you know he's really fond of. Let your gift make an impact as he celebrates 40 years of his amazing life. Your gift can be something that has to do with his favorite hobby, a personalized item he can use or even one that will satisfy his love for stuff that fortyish people are really excited about.   

Here are 33 best gifts for 40 year old man that you can choose from: 

33. Birthday Pint Glass

Birthday Pint Glass

Celebrate a milestone birthday in style with this fabulous birthday pint glass. The glass features the word "fabulous at" in bold letters, making it the perfect gift for anyone who loves to sparkle and shine.

But the fun doesn't stop there - the glass also features the recipient's age in large, easy-to-read numbers, so everyone knows just how fabulous they truly are.

33. Bourbon Barrel Bar Shelf

Whiskey Barrel Shelf

Add a touch of rustic charm to your home with our whiskey barrel shelf. Made from repurposed oak barrels, each shelf is unique and full of character. The sturdy construction and natural wood finish make it perfect for displaying your favorite bottles, glasses, and barware.

33. Aged to Perfection Whiskey Stones

Whiskey Diamond Stones Set

These marvelous diamond Whiskey Stone Gift sets are made of pure and natural stones specially made to keep your favorite drink cold without diluting its delicious taste. Place the stones in your freezer for one hour before use and your drink will stay cold longer than with traditional ice. Our whiskey stones comes in a luxury wooden case organizer. A perfect gift for any Whiskey/Scotch enthusiast, perfect for Groomsmen, Weddings, Birthdays and anyone who enjoys a perfectly chilled drink.

32. 'Property of' Golf Balls

'Property of' Golf Balls

Looking for something special for a golf lover? These Personalized Golf Balls are so much fun and a perfect gift for any golfer! This ' Property of' golf balls make the perfect gift for any golfer. Comes in sets of 1 dozen with a different saying on each sleeve of 3. No setup fees and your choice of text color. Go long and straight at every hole and get the distance your game deserves. And when you sink your hole-in-one, everyone will know whose ball it is.


31. Essentials Gift Set For Him

Essentials Gift Set For Him

Show him why he’s special with this unique and thoughtful Personalized Gift Set For Him! This one-of-a-kind set includes a charger, survival set, bottle opener, and electric lighter - all you need to show your appreciation. Best of all, it can be personalized with the special guy's name or initials for an extra special touch. 

30. Personalized Carhartt Backpack 20-Can Cooler

Personalized Carhartt Backpack 20-Can Cooler

This soft-sided, seam-sealed cooler backpack is perfect for carrying your favorite beverages with you on the go. With room for up to 20 cans, it's perfect for a day at work or a weekend by the river. The tough, durable construction ensures that your drinks will stay cold and fresh, no matter where you take them. And for added convenience, this backpack features hands-free carrying straps so you can focus on enjoying your time outdoors.


29. Vintage Birthday Whiskey Glass

Vintage Birthday Whiskey Glass

Serve your favorite drink with our remarkable Customized Whiskey GlassesOur Customized Bourbon Glass is a unique, lead-free glass that’s ideal for beverages like bourbon and whiskey. The shape of the glass will make it much easier to stay cool, whether you’re serving at a party or just sipping on the rocks at home.

28. Cheers to 40 Years Custom Birthday Knife

40 Year Old Birthday Gift Men

Give your 40 year old a gift that he will cherish for the rest of his life with this custom knife. Whether he's fighting off grizzly bears in his spare time, or using it for practical purposes like opening packages, everyone will love having this knife in their arsenal!

27. 40th Birthday Gift for Man

This 40th Birthday Gift for Man is the perfect gift for him who is  hard to buy for! It makes a wonderful keepsake for Dads, husbands and other men in your family! Just download and print! This 40th birthday poster makes a unique and personal gift or party decoration to show someone they are 40 years loved. The PRINTABLE contains a high quality image that looks fabulous printed and framed. Fill out each of the 40 hearts with reasons you love him.

RelatedMore unique gift for the 40 year old man

26. Sentimental Gift Box Set with Custom Message 

Sentimental gift Box Set

The Sentimental Gift Box Set is a one-of-a kind gift for any older man. He'll be blown away when he opens it and sees all the goodies inside, but you might make him cry with your custom message on this box!

Related: More gift box set ideas for men

25. Classy Decanter Set

Engraved Decanter Gift Set

Any cigar lover needs a decanter to hold his favorite bourbon or whiskey, allow your guy smoke his cigars in style. Get him this stunning decanter set to add to his bar/cigar collection for his birthday.  This beautify set comes in 4 different designs, pick the design that best matches your guy.  

24. Watch with Custom Message 

Let him have this sentimental gift packaged in a watch box. This engraved wooden watch is made of 100% natural wood. Don’t waste any time letting him know how much you care. A perfect choice for a five year anniversary gift for him.  Let this slick timepiece on his wrist remind him that you treasure every second that you get to spend with him.

Related: More personalized watch ideas for men.

23. Bullet Pen 

This Bullet Pen comes with a once fired 50 cal bmg bullet pen and an engraved Gift box engraved with "Happy 40th Birthday" or whatever you would like engraved on the box up to 30 characters long. This pen is made in the USA by a US Army veteran. It is polished and sealed for a lasting shine. Definitely the perfect 40th birthday gift.


Custom Watch Box for Men

This black leather personalized organization box is a must have for any guy's organization arsenal. Not only does it feature four watch slots and two cufflink containers, but you can also put rings in the holders! This timeless gift will serve him well as heirloom or keepsake item that'll last forever so get yours today before they're gone 

 Related: See more personalized gift ideas for the man who has everything!

21. Whiskey & Bourbon Lovers Custom Gift Set

Gift For Older Whiskey Drinkers

Celebrate growing old disgracefully! With this custom shot glass, raise a toast to the birthday boy and let them know they're aging like a fine wine (or whiskey). Perfect for birthday parties or special occasions, this whiskey gift set is sure to be a hit and have everyone living their best life. And with personalization, your guests will feel like superstars at the party!

 RelatedMore Whiskey & Bourbon ideas for older men


cigar gift set

For the cigar-loving guy, this cigar gift set has got him covered! Let him sit back, relax, and enjoy a stogie in style. With a wooden box that includes a lighter and a humidor with Spanish cedar lining to keep cigars fresh, this is one of the best cigar gifts out there. No need to worry about dry cigars ruining his night, this set has got it all!

19. Vintage Birth Year Shot Glass

40 year old shot glass gift
Aging like a smooth spirit (or a wild one)...let him know he's only getting better with time! Give a gift to make their birthday or special occasion even more memorable with a custom shot glass. This shot glass will have everyone at the party raising a toast to the birthday boy and living their best life. Plus, with personalization, each guest will feel extra special and appreciated!

18. Personalized Apron

Personalized Apron for Men

Turn him into a BBQ boss with this gift that's perfect for grilling, cooking, and even baking! This personalized apron, made from a durable poly-cotton blend, will have him ready to conquer any kitchen or grill challenge with ease. No matter the weather, he'll be the legend of the grill and the envy of all other chefs!

17. Level 40 Unlocked

This Level 40 Unlocked is a Unisex Dark Heather T-shirt. This tee feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women. This shirt is made from 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester) and features shoulder-to-shoulder taping and is side-seamed. 

16. Custom Bar Wall Décor

Custom Bar Wall Décor

Looking for the perfect addition to the home bar or game room? This custom signis made with your own personal text, making it a truly unique piece that is sure to impress his guests.

This sign has a vintage pub feel that will add a touch of class and sophistication to any room.

15. Sleek And Slim Wallet

This Sleek And Slim Wallet will replace the bulky, beaten-up wallets that can cause major back pain from sitting on them! This slim minimalist wallet combines functionality and style with its many card slots and military-grade RFID protection to protect his back and credit card details. 

Related: See more personalized wallets for your birthday gift.

14. Luxury Cigar Humidor

Luxury Cigar Humidor Gift
Help him take his cigar game to a new level by getting him one of this high end cigar humidor.  There is no doubt this humidor will impress your guy, he will be proud to display this luxury humidor that comes with a digital hydrometer and can hold up to 120 cigars. 

13. This is my 40th Birthday Hat

This is my 40th Birthday Hat makes use of a highly sophisticated sublimation process which produces a "vintage" look to the design. Some colors may appear slightly faded which is the desired look of this design. The ink is transferred to the cap, which guarantees no cracking or peeling of the design and creates the perfect cap for everyday wear!


Custom Leather Dopp Kit

Who says men don't appreciate the finer things in life? Give your guy a gift he'll never forget with a personalized dopp bag made from luxurious leather. With a light brown color that goes with any outfit, this dopp bag is the ultimate accessory for any stylish man. And with room for up to 3 initials, you can make it an extra special 40th birthday gift.

Related: More personalized toiletry bags to get as gifts for your 40 year old fart

11. Vintage Birthday Green Wine Bottle Glass

Vintage Birthday Green Wine Bottle Glass

Our engraved birthday gift glass is cool for men and women and features our Vintage Year design. These reclaimed birthday wine tumblers are recycled from green wine bottles and meticulously sand-carved by hand with your monogram, personalization or your company logo. Create a beautiful table with our colored glassware or give a unique gift to that person who has everything. Our wine bottle drinking glasses hold approximately 12 oz and measure 4.5" high by 3" wide. The lip of the re-purposed wine bottle has been beautifully and carefully polished to a smooth edge for drinking. 

10. Breville Espresso Maker

At 40, he's addicted to noting but coffee. He does not only love coffee, but also understands the intricacies of how temperature, bean type, and roast all work together. Put down the big bucks and consider getting him this stainless-steel espresso machine with a 15-bar thermo block pump, and he’ll be happy playing home barista for years to come. 

9. Wireless Charging Pad

This Wireless Charging Pad will make him set his phone down on the desk and light up to charge, and never go back. Even if he’s a little bit of a traditionalist, this charger’s classic grey vegan leather finish will fit in with even the most conservative office set-ups. 

8. The Gentlemen's Duffle

The bag is dedicated to your classy gentleman. The one that knows that a gentleman can take care of his woman while not breaking his style, the James Bond's, the Idris Elbas', the Robert Deniro's. This weekend go anywhere duffle can serve him on all his adventures while maintaining his style. Made from Vegan Leather with an argyle lining this handsome bag can be easily personalized with your guys initials for an extra special gift his 40th birthday. 

Related: More Duffle Bag Ideas for your Guy


7. Blue Light Blocking Glasses

This Blue Light Blocking Glasses is for him who likes to sit in front of his computer all day. He's probably experiencing some kind of eye strain. Protect his peepers with these suave and stylish glasses that filter out blue light so he can spend a thousand more hours on the computer. 

6. Custom Cigar Sign 

This sign is handmade and the details are etched to perfection. This humidor sign is for his man cave so that he and his friends have a place to relax and be themselves without bothering people around them. Make the man cave official by hanging up this metal sign. Your man will be so grateful when he sees the thoughtfulness you put into this gift. 

Related: See more fun personalized signs.

5. Golf Bag Cigar Holder

golf bag humidor

The large front pocket is perfect for carrying all his cigar accessories. This travel humidor is made to look like a golf bag and even better clip right onto his bag. What could be better?!!! Perfect for preserving those precious stogies in pristine condition for your golfer. This makes a great gift for the golfer who loves a good smoke.

Related: Does your guy love golf but your not sure what to get him? See 117 of the best gifts for golf lovers.

4. Diamond Decanter

Diamond Decanter Whiskey Gift

He will impress his guests with this beautifully designed diamond decanter. It will quickly become the center piece of his bar.  You can even have it personalized with his name on it.  The only problem with this gift is you might not be able to stop him from staring at his whiskey all day long!

Related: See more great personalized decanter birthday gift options

3. Reclaimed Bourbon Barrel Wood Watch

Available in multiple colors and styles with leather or bracelet bands any whiskey lover would be thrilled to receive this amazing gift. This handsome watch will blow his whiskey loving mind. Made from reclaimed wood from American Oak Bourbon Barrels he will swear he can still smell the hint of whiskey. 

2. Google WiFi Mesh

This Google WiFi Mesh will stop his constant complaint about your home’s spotty WiFi. This Google router replacement makes ever-buffering videos and slow downloads a thing of the past with its larger-than-usual wifi coverage, home dead spots begone! He’ll never miss another game (sports or otherwise) because of wifi ever again.

1. Personalized Crystal Martini Glass

Personalized Crystal Martini Glass

Set a new standard of excellence at your dinner table or home bar cart with the Personalized Crystal Martini Glass. Its smaller scale design and rounded lines make the Personalized Crystal Martini Glass true to the era in which it comes from, inspired by the glasses used in The Thin Man series of films from the 1930s and 1940.

Related: 76 More Unique Birthday Gift Ideas for Men

More Gift Ideas for Your Man

Custom Logo on Golf Hat
17 Best Golf Hats Your Can Put Your Logo On

by Melissa Bajda February 04, 2023

Putting a Custom Logo on a Golf Hat is a great way to to show off your brand. Here are 17 custom golf hats to make your mark on the course!
Read More
Personalized Gifts with Photo
17 Personalized Gifts with a Photo That Will Melt Their Heart

by Melissa Bajda February 02, 2023

Personalized Gifts with Photo are an excellent way to show your special someone how much you care. Here are 17 best photo gifts that will melt her heart!
Read More
Wine Gifts for Men
Uncork the Perfect Gift: Wine-Inspired Gifts for Him

by Melissa Bajda January 30, 2023

Wine Gifts for Men are a great way to show your special someone how much you care. That is why we have put together 17 wine gifts that will make them smile!
Read More