Celebrate a man's 40th birthday with a customized gift such as a mug or pub glass. Favorite foods and beverages, a high-quality accessory such as a leather wallet, or grilling utensils also make good gifts. Alternatively, opt for something homemade such as a handcrafted card or wall collage for a personalized touch.
For a romantic gift to a significant other on his 40th birthday, find a vintage wine or scotch, fix him a homemade dinner and light a couple candles to set the mood. A new cologne or a cruise trip may also be romantic options for a partner's birthday.
Anything that says "Dad" on it can be a good gift for a dad turning 40, which includes items such as boxers, T-shirts and clocks. Kids can also decorate ceramicware, such as mugs and plates, for a personalized gift to a parent. Another option is to make a gift basket with all of Dad's favorite snacks and drinks, such as coffee and his favorite candy bar.
Other potential gifts for men turning 40 include a vintage record player for a music lover, a fitness club membership for an exercise enthusiast, monogrammed cuff links for a fashionable man, and season or championship-game tickets for a sports buff.