43 40th Birthday Gift Ideas for Your Husband That Won’t Break the Bank

We’ve put together a list of 40th birthday gift ideas for your husband that is sure to make you the best spouse ever. If he’s into dressing up, he’ll love our selection of formal wear options. If he’s more of a casual guy, we have plenty of casual clothing that will fit in with his personal style.

Everybody deserves a great birthday, and sometimes you need to get creative with gift ideas because your spouse has everything. Rather than getting them another shirt or some socks, try one of these gifts that are sure to be original and make the big 4-0 feel better…

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1. Qshell Bluetooth Beanie Hat

Bored? Tired of the same old workout, walk, or run? Fancy a change of scenery? Why not spice it up with the Qshell Beanie Hat Wireless Headphone! With its long-lasting battery life and comfortable, double-knitted material, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite music while working out.

You can this load music with this wireless Bluetooth hat with any device that has Bluetooth capabilities. Choose your favorite songs, relax, and listen to the music while you enjoy your run. The Qshell Beanie Hat is not just for outdoor exercise users–it can be used as a simple fashion accessory, too. The Bluetooth connection is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery with around 7-10 hours of standby time.

2. Ventilated Weight Lifting/Workout Gloves

The best gym gloves are made with a durable neoprene construction that is resistant to abrasion and chemicals. These are some of the favorite and most popular gloves with wrist wraps that are perfect for gym fitness and cross-training!

As well as being lightweight, they are well ventilated and equipped with an extra tight grip.

Whether you’re looking for a pair of lightweight gym gloves, or a pair of cross-training gloves with wrist wraps and neoprene construction, these are the best workout gloves for your husband.

3. DODOWIN Telescoping Magnetic Pickup Tool

DODOWIN is an affordable magnetic reach tool that is suitable for multiple occasions: construction, auto repair, enclosed spaces or dark working corners. It is compact and portable making it easy to store in a pocket toolbox or drawer. The easy-to-use-easy design makes it great for anyone from a professional contractor to an avid DIY enthusiast.

The DODOWIN magnetic pickup tool is made of lightweight aluminum, making it strong, manageable and perfect for all occasions. Its winning features include: A flexible magnetic pickup, which can get into any nook or cranny that traditional tools can’t.

The magnet head rotates 360°, providing you with endless customization options and allowing you to reach everything with just one tool. The built-in multi-functional LED Lights in the magnet and base of this pickup tool allow you to see in the darkest of areas.

4. Mini hammer multitool

Is your soon-to-be-40-year-old husband an outdoors expert?

This durable, lightweight, and high-quality, EDC hammer multi-tool gift includes not only a mini hammer, but a nail claw, pliers, bottle opener and much more. Its equipped with a safety lock and a durable nylon carrying case with belt holster.

This EDC tool is the perfect combination of elegance and functionality. It is the right choice for you if reliability and functionality are what you are looking for in a tool.

5. 1982 40th Birthday Gift 20oz Tumbler Cup

Does your birthday boy love to have a piping hot or ice-cold beverage at hand? This could be what you are looking for as a great gift.

Take your coffee or tea to work with you in the car, and avoid messy spills. This sleek tumbler can be used for many things such as cocktails, water and juice.

Its stainless steel and glass digital print design will not fade and is durable no matter how often you use it. The tumbler is dishwasher safe, so clean-up is a breeze!

6. Canvas Indoor/Outdoor Slippers for Men

Is your man-about-the-house often in the garden and in the shed, fixing up this and that, moving freely outdoors and indoors? The frustration of having to change his shoes all day while in and out must be getting him down.

These slippers with arch support are unique, and they have been particularly designed to ease stress and pain. The sole is made of a non-slip material.

7. “Making the World a Better Place Since 1982” Coffee Mug

Celebrate your husband’s 40th birthday with this great gift. This 11oz ceramic mug is perfect for coffee and/or tea, thanks to its large handle. It reads “Making the World a Better Place Since 1982.” Pair it with a personalized note or message to make your present really special. This mug is great for the office or  home. The mugs come in white and are made from heat-resistant ceramic and are dishwasher safe.

8. TRAVANDO Mens Slim Wallet

Have you ever got to your checkout position in a busy queue and inevitably in the rush you have a problem easily accessing your credit cards in your wallet? There is a wallet specially designed in ultimate German technology – Travando. 

With 11 card slots, and a sealed slot for bills, you can be sure that there are plenty of places to put your valuables.

The zipper provides the optimum convenience and security so that everything stays in place, and the slim design makes for an easy fit.

9. Dockers Men’s Premium Ultra-Light Moccasin Slipper

Dockers Men’s Premium slipper is designed for comfort with a squishy memory foam insole and orthopedic footbed. It is also coated with Micro-Tech technology that helps eliminate foot odor.

It is a comfortable, slip-on moccasin designed for wearing indoors or out with a tough casual shoe sole and soft moccasin slipper upper. It has a thick padded sole which provides extra cushioning and durability.

The sole is also lightweight, making it easy to wear throughout the day.

10. Aroprank Mini Massage Gun

If your birthday boy’s muscles and joints are aching, help him out with this handy, easy-to-use-at-home or take-to-the-office gift. This electric gun massager is constructed in durable aluminium with a state-of-the-art brushless high-torque motor which is particularly designed to relieve body stiffness and aches.

Using electrical muscle stimulation as an alternative tool for massage therapy can not only be more effective than traditional massage techniques, but also more cost-effective.

11. DODOWIN Contour Gauge Profile Tool

This product is a good helper for people tiling, duplicating, cutting any objects or even doing home decoration and DIY projects. It will not scratch the original finish of the shape being duplicated, since it is made of high-quality material ABS plastic.

It maintains the shape of the item being duplicated unchanged; for example, you can keep the original appearance on your cabinets or other furniture pieces unharmed when reconstructing two pieces out of the original.

12. Vintage 1982 Whiskey Glass 11oz

A fine old whiskey glass will always be appreciated by a whiskey connoisseur but can be used for a variety of other drinks as well.

It’s a limited-edition whiskey glass, with hand-blown craftsmanship and beautiful vintage design of smoothed glass rim and heavy base.

This whiskey glass can also be used for any celebration with a variety of other spirits.

13. Burt’s Bees Gift Set

More and more men these days don’t appreciate walking around with chapped lips, scaly feet, and just generally not taking care of the largest protective organ of their physique – their skin!

This gift box of skin care products is wrapped and packaged in an elegant, but masculine way that would appeal to any man who essentially does not  “even like this kind of stuff”. If they are sick and tired of dry and scaly skin conditions and chapped, uncomfortable lips, they will begin to appreciate this addition to their bath and shower routine.

14. Funny t-shirt for 40-year-old

You probably don’t need a lengthy introduction to this hilarious t-shirt. The shirt serves as a reminder that, even if they’re 40, it doesn’t mean they have to look 40.  It’s a T-shirt with an inscription that will make people smile. This “It only took me 40 years to look this good” comes in five lovely colors and sizes. It’s lightweight and has a classic fit.

15. Casio Watch W-736H-1AVCF

This Casio watch has all the right features to make it a winning gift. The W-736H-1AVCF offers a plethora of features and capabilities such as 100m water resistance

Other features include: a hard resin band gives you extra durability while the LED backlight ensures that this model will stay readable at night or in dimly lit areas. You can also add the stopwatch function to keep track of your workout routine.

16. Pocketalk Classic Language Translator Device

Are you married to an international business traveller? Even if he is a dab hand at more than his mother tongue, if he travels extensively, he should never be without this – a two-way translator device.

Pocketalk offers a small, convenient and portable two-way voice translator. It streams live voices up to 100 feet in real-time with high-quality, clear sound that allows you to communicate confidently.

With Pocketalk’s advanced speech recognition, it can translate up to 82 languages seamlessly. For example, if you are meeting a Chinese business colleague and he speaks Mandarin Chinese but you only know English, no problem. Simply speak English into the device and let our trained translator translate your English words into Chinese automatically!

17. Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Most people love a cup of hot coffee on occasion; but did you know there is a growing market of cold brew coffee lovers, as well?

Introducing the Takeya patented cold brew coffee maker. There is no better way to start a day than with a strong cup of coffee, and most people agree that making it the old-fashioned way with paper filters and boiling water is just too time-consuming.

This coffee maker brews up to four servings at once.

18. Magnexpert Magnetic Wristband

If you’ve worked on a DIY project before, you’ll know there is nothing more aggravating than finding the right place to put your screws . – Magnetic Wristband for Holding items like tools and screws is just what you need.

It has a stylish and comfortable wrist band magnet that can hold s 15 super strong magnets embedded so it can attach to small items like screws as well as larger items like tools. The hook-and-loop wrist strap ensures that Magnexpert is fully adjustable to fit all sizes of wrists.

19. Vetelli Hanging Leather Toiletry Bag for Men

Does your hubby travel a lot on business? The right toiletry bag could be the answer to his travel logistics.

The Vitelli toiletry bag can be used to hang up or lie flat. It boasts more than enough space for your travel needs.

This high-quality bag features a foldable design that makes it easy to store and carry with you. It has four internal pockets that provide plenty of storage space for all of your toiletries, expanding easily to hold large travel accessories.

20. CRANACH Universal Socket Set

The super universal socket tool set, and multi-socket grip with power drill adapter, make life just that much easier for your DIY man.

With chrome vanadium steel to power it through tough jobs and an ability to grip different nuts ( from wing to hex to square nuts; it can even handle rusted nuts), they’re the only tool you’ll need for countless tasks. It’s suitable for everything from woodworking to household maintenance.

21. LED Flashlight Gloves

If you’re looking for a practical and durable flashlight that you can take anywhere, the LED flashlight pair of gloves is what you need. They are battery-powered, and the polyester material is comfortable and breathable.

With two LEDs on the index finger and thumb and a button at the back of the glove to turn it on or off easily, this versatile tool is perfect for tasks requiring light. The gloves are equipped with a small screw driver to easily replace the batteries.

22. VIKTOR JURGEN Neck Massage Pillow

This massage pillow provides Shiatsu deep kneading to the shoulder, back and foot areas with or without heat. Your husband can use it at home or in the car. It includes a free car adapter so you don’t have to worry about limited outlets.

This is a thoughtful gift that’s perfect for anyonewho could use some stress relief on their shoulders, back, or feet.

23. Straight Outta My Thirties Funny T-shirt

As the birthday of the 40-year-old draws near, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of “big 4-0” gift to give. This 100% cotton T-shirt with the inscription, “Straight Outta My Thirties” is a go-to gift. This t-shirt will speak to their sense of humor.

24. 3-Ply funny toilet paper roll

This 3-ply funny toilet paper roll for your loved one’s 40th birthday comes in a cute gift box. It features four poop facial expressions. It’s also great for 40th birthday party decorations as the roll is 25m long and 3-ply thick. Grab this prank toilet paper birthday gift and your recipient will have a good laugh!

25. Epic since April 1982 notebook

A 40th birthday is a momentous coming of age event and what better way to celebrate it than the gift of a notebook?  A nice way to commemorate your loved one’s 40th is with this beautiful art notebook that’s made to last a lifetime. The notebook is specific to those born in April.

26. Funny 40th Birthday Card 

If you’re looking for a funny 40th birthday card to send, then you’ve found the right one. This fun, honest comedy card will brighten his or her day. The BLANK INSIDE allows you to fill in a humorous message for that particular someone. Printed on its front is “I regret to inform you that your thirties have expired.”

27. Vintage 40th Birthday Baseball Cap

One option for a present that celebrates an important milestone, like the 40th birthday, is to give something retro and vintage.

You can’t go wrong with one of these hats. It’s stylish and of good quality. These vintage 40th birthday baseball caps are unisex and made of cotton fabric. It features ‘It took 40 years to look this good,’ and is designed for easy adjustment.

28. Insulated Stainless Steel Wine Tumbler

This is the kind of gift that will remind them of how thoughtful you are all year long.

A vintage 40th birthday gift that was aged to perfection by being stored in a cool, dry spot, this elegant tumbler has double-wall insulation and a locking lid that keeps beverages hot or cold. The tumbler is  dishwasher-safe. It’s a thoughtful birthday gift that’s not going to break the bank.

29. Insulated Can Coolers in Gold & Black

These 12-pack premium beer can sleeves are perfect as a 40th birthday gift for your husband. Reusable and machine-washable, they fit 16 oz cans. These cool and lightweight sleeves are made of open-cell polyurethane foam. They will keep drinks colder for several hours, longer than normal.

30. Unframed Back in 1982 Poster

The back in 1982 poster, unframed, is an ideal gift for a 40th birthday. It’s a fantastic way to reminisce on the greatest year music, sports, movies, etc. has seen in decades. This event poster was created for the year 1982. It is printed on 8″ x 10″ card stock and features the slogan “Back in 1982”. This poster is sure to spark some fantastic conversations with friends and family members!

31. Engraved Whiskey & Scotch Glass

The glasses would make a great gift for any man or woman who enjoys bourbon scotch. Whether it’s for your dad, grandfather, mother, or friend’s 40th birthday celebration, this whisky bourbon scotch glass is an affordable and thoughtful gift for him or her to commemorate this auspicious milestone. 

32. Level 40 Unlocked Shirt T-shirt


Get him a personalized t-shirt that says “Level 40 Unlocked” with a picture of the game controller on it.

It’s comfortable and lightweight. Celebrate this milestone with recognition and reward your loved one with this great gift for the man at Level 40. This shirt comes in various colors and sizes.

33. Funny Birthday Mug

Looking for a funny birthday mug gift for someone turning 40? Perfect for men and women who enjoy cracking jokes. This mug gives the best gift: laughter! But seriously, it doesn’t hurt to give someone a gift that’s practical too.

34. Vintage 1982, 15-ounce wine glass

Awesome is the word that best describes this vintage 1982, aged to perfection, 15-ounce wine glass. If you’re looking for a 40th birthday gift, look no further. Spend less than $35 and get a set of two glasses that are aged to perfection.

The glass also has an extra thick bottom that greatly reduces its chances of tipping over or breaking. Plus, it’s easy to clean.

35. Engraved Keychain

The double-sided engraved keychain is a perfect gift idea for your loved one’s 40th birthday. This elegant personalized stainless steel keychain features two engraving panels. On one side, Happy 40th Birthday is engraved in a sleek font. On the other side, Behind you, all your memories. Before you, all your dreams are engraved…., in a more meaninful script.

36. 40th birthday Photo Booth Props 

What better gift to give your 40th birthday recipient than a photo booth props set! The birthday celebrant can stand in the middle of their self-made photo booth and pose by holding onto the stick. This wooden stick is already attached with adhesive pads on it so they can easily attach them to the photo props.

This set of props includes 31 durable and full-sized, pre-cut photo booth props with wooden sticks and adhesive pads.

37. Funny “It Took Me 40 Years…”  T-Shirt

This birthday present is perfect for a 40-year-old with a good sense of humor. It’s soft and lightweight to wear at any time. The shirt is made from 100% cotton. The t-shirt comes in “classic-fit” with a design matching the quote on the front: “It took me 40 years to create this masterpiece 1979.”

38. 40 Never Looked So Good Hat 

Are you looking for a unique gift for someone’s 40th birthday? Well, look no further than this cool black cap that says “40 Never Looked So Good”. Perfect for any 40th birthday party or celebration, this fun hat will make a statement.

39. 40th Birthday Flask Gift Set 

The flask is Happy 40th Birthday themed and it comes with 2 shot glasses and a funnel. These flasks are a unique and meaningful gift for a loved one who has just attained this milestone. It’s the ideal 40th birthday gift for the person who has everything. The flask is engraved with Happy 40th Birthday.This flask set is made from stainless steel.

40. Personalized Pocket Watch 

When it comes to personalizing a gift, you can’t forget the pocket watch. A pocket watch is a traditional gift for men, especially when they are turning 40 years old. Personalizing it just right would make him feel special on this significant day. It is a personal gift that will remind him of all the memories he has.

41. “So happy I’m 40 today!” t-Shirt

A 40th birthday gift for a loved one is a special occasion and should be thought about. For the person who has everything, a t-shirt with InkType’s inscription, So Happy I’m 40 Today, might make an excellent choice. This t-shirt also serves as an excellent memory of what this milestone year has been like for them. It comes in various sizes and colors.

42. Premium Bamboo Cheese Board Set

This bamboo cheese board set offers an elegant cheese and meat platter that is a great addition to the kitchen of your loved one. The board measures 13.5″ x 13.5″ x 2.” The cheese board set comes with an edge-studded bamboo board and a knife set, which can be used to slice the cheeses right onto the board. The sets are made of sustainable materials that will last for years and years.

43. “Cheers and Beers to 40 Years” Insulated Coolers

These premium beer can sleeves are perfect as a 40th birthday gift. They are available in packs of 6, 12, or 24. These classy black and silver sleeves can keep drinks cold until the end of the party.  Reusable and machine-washable.

Make sure your party drinks stay chilled with these sleeves, which fit 12 oz cans or 12 – 16 oz bottles well.

Few Final Thoughts

Thank you so much for reading our article on 40th birthday gift ideas. Our hope is that this list helps your husband have a happy birthday and that you find the perfect gift for him. What are your thoughts on the list? Did we miss any great ideas? Let us know in the comments section below.

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