Searching for fabulous birthday gifts for a 40-year old woman? It can be difficult finding something she likes and hasn’t already bought herself. Don’t worry – I’m here to inspire you with some amazing gift suggestions.
I’ve created a list of 25 fantastic 40th birthday gift ideas you can buy online today. Think about her hobbies, lifestyle, and personality as you scroll through the gift guide. You’re bound to find something that’s perfect for the special woman in your life.
Keurig Coffee Machine
Does your 40-year old woman love a cup of freshly brewed coffee? Then this Keurig K-Cafe coffee machine will make her caffeine-related dreams come true. The K-Cup pod system makes it easy to create her favorite hot and cold coffee drinks at the touch of a button.
This device features an automated milk frother for an easy barista-style coffee experience. It’s the perfect birthday gift for the caffeine-fueled woman in your life.
A cute luxury pajama set will add a touch of glamour to any duvet day. This button-down shirt and drawstring pants are ideal for lounging around the house. They’re super comfortable and look great too.
Some people say they’d quite happily live in these pajamas. There are loads of colors and designs to choose from, so you’re bound to find the perfect match for your woman. Buy this for a 40-year old woman who deserves to relax in style.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Do you know a woman who loves to read? Amazon’s latest version of the Kindle will give her access to over 2 million books and audio titles. Its touch screen has built-in lighting and boasts up to 10 weeks of battery life.
The Kindle is waterproof too, so it’s safe to use in the bath or hot tub during well-earned “me time.” A Kindle is a perfect 40th birthday gift for readers who are always on the go.
Self Care Bucket List
Many 40-year old women spend so much time taking care of others, they forget to make time for themselves. This self-care gift set contains 100 cards. Each has a mindful idea or bite-sized activity just for her.
I really like this concept and the handy organizer that comes with the cards. This would be a special gift from an older son or daughter. What better way to remind Mum she needs to do something for herself every now and again.
Scratch Off Travel Map
This scratch-off travel map is a wonderful way to keep track of all the places she’s visited. It comes with a bonus U.S. map to remind her of which states she’s frequented too. The posters are stylish and will look great on a wall in her home or office.
Each country is shown in great detail, and there are stickers to help her plan her next adventure. It’s a thoughtful gift for any globetrotting 40-year old woman.
Fitbit Versa Smartwatch
Are you buying for a fitness addict? The Fitbit Versa 3 is a health and fitness watch that will help her stay on top form. The latest version of the Versa records activities with real-time GPS tracking. She’ll be able to upload her runs, hikes, and rides to her favorite fitness app.
The built-in heart rate and blood oxygen monitors will give her all the vital stats from her workout. It’s the perfect 40th birthday gift for fitness lovers.
Pandora Charm Bracelet
A Pandora charm bracelet is a beautiful piece of jewelry in its own right. But it’s the personalized charms she can add to it that make it extra special. This sterling silver snake chain with a rose gold heart clasp will hold up to 20 charms.
I adore this present because you can buy her a charm every year to add to her collection. It’s an amazing gift choice for any 40-year old woman you have a strong bond with.
Ember Temperature Control Mug
Some women are so busy, their fresh cup of coffee goes cold before they get a chance to drink it. That’s a problem of the past with this temperature control smart mug. The cup will heat her drink for up to 1.5 hours.
If the battery runs low, she simply has to place the cup on its charging coaster. It’s the ideal gift for any 40-year old woman who is always getting pulled away from her desk.
Wine Lovers Accessory Set
Does your 40-year old woman adore a nice glass of wine? Enhance the experience for her with this wine accessory kit. The electric wine bottle opener effortlessly removes corks in a matter of seconds.
The set also includes a foil cutter, wine aerator spout, and a vacuum bottle stopper. I think the sleek design would look great in any kitchen or bar. It’s a fantastic gift for wine lovers who like to savor the experience.
Apple AirPod Pro Earphones
The latest version of the Apple AirPod Pro earphones has astounding noise cancellation. This is a dream come true for any 40-year old woman who wants to drown out a loud office or noisy commute.
Bluetooth connectivity means there are no wires to worry about. Even better, they’ll last 24 hours when used with the handy charging case. Sweat resistance makes them ideal for the gym too. They’re an incredible birthday gift for busy women who enjoy music on the go.
Lavender Spa Gift Set
Many 40-year old women have a lot going on in their lives. Buy her this lavender bath spa gift set, and she can soak the stress away with a glass of wine. These all-natural products are designed to revitalize and refresh the mind and spirit.
The set includes bath bombs, bubble bath, body butter, and more. They’ll nourish her skin and leave her feeling well and truly spoiled. This is a great way to pamper a 40-year old woman.
COSORI Air Fryer
With lives becoming busier than ever, it’s a struggle to find the time to cook healthy meals. The COSORI air fryer makes cooking faster and healthier. It uses 85% less oil than a traditional fryer.
This combi device also bakes, roasts, broils, and reheats. App and voice control mean she can step away or keep her hands free for other tasks. I’d buy this for a 40-year old woman who loves to cook, but doesn’t always have the time.
Jar of Smiles
Are you looking for an uplifting gift for a 40-year old woman? The jar of smiles contains 31 inspirational and motivational notes. The idea is that she picks one to read every day for a month.
People say the notes have brought their friends a little bit of happiness every single day. I suggest adding a few of your own notes for an extra personal touch. It’s a thoughtful gift for women who need a little boost.
Fujifilm Instax Smartphone Printer
Cell phones are great for snapping quick pics, but that’s often as far as the photos go. This pocket printer by Fujifilm will print photos from her phone via Bluetooth.
The prints are ready in around 12 seconds, so it’s no slouch. What a great way to create physical memories with friends. Buy her a collage frame and challenge her to fill it with photos from her birthday party. It’s a lovely present for women who need more pictures in their life.
Work, sport, and children can all take their toll on the body. Do you know a 40-year old woman who has any of these things in her life? Buy her this massage gun and give her the power to help her body recover.
Massage guns help to relieve muscle pain. They also reduce lactic acid and promote blood circulation. The deep tissue massage feels terrific too. I’d buy this for any woman who pushes her body hard.
40th Birthday Necklace
Turning 40 is a milestone birthday for every woman. If you want to buy a sentimental gift to mark the occasion, this 4 ring necklace is ideal. The 4 interlocking sterling silver rings represent 4 decades of life.
The necklace comes in an adorable gift box that contains a special 40th birthday message. People say the whole package is put together thoughtfully. It’s a subtle yet sentimental yet simple piece any jewelry-loving woman will cherish.
Do you want to buy your 40-year old woman a small slice of luxury? A silk pillowcase is one of those lavish items she’ll probably never buy for herself. So she’ll be overjoyed when you treat her to one.
People say that silk pillowcases are great for the skin and kind to hair. This product is made of pure Mulberry silk, giving it an extra smooth finish. It’s a luxurious gift to compliment her bedtime skin routine.
National Geographic “50 States, 5,000 Ideas” Book
For such a young country, the United States of America is full of history and culture. If you know a 40-year old woman who loves exploring the U.S., this book will help her plan her next adventure.
The book details the must-visit sites in each state and offers some handy tips on what to do while you're there. It’s the perfect present for a 40-year old woman who wants to tour her home country.
Gourmet Chocolate Biscotti
Does your 40-year old woman have a passion for chocolate? This wonderful gift box contains 12 freshly baked biscotti biscuits. Each one is topped with delicious chocolate and assorted toppings.
The handmade biscotti are made from natural ingredients and come in a beautiful gift box. They all look amazing, but I think the Oreo one would be my favorite. This is a fabulous birthday gift for a woman with a sweet tooth.
“Let That Sh*t Go” Guided Journal
Journaling can be a really beneficial experience, but some people find it hard to get started. This guided journal walks first-timers through the process in a humorous way. The author isn’t shy about swearing, so it’s not for anyone who gets easily offended.
This journal aims to help your woman let go of the little things and focus on being happy. It’s packed full of journaling activities and inspirational ideas. It’s a cathartic gift for a 40-year old woman with a lot on her plate.
Does your 40-year old woman go bananas for smoothies? Then she’s probably heard of the NutriBullet and will love you for buying her one. The powerful motor makes it super easy to blend all of her favorite ingredients in seconds.
The top section doubles as a cup, so she can blend her morning smoothie and go. There’s a handy recipe book so she can experiment with new flavors too. It's an excellent choice for women who eat healthily or want to start.
Lucky Feather 40th Birthday Bracelet
Commemorate her 40th birthday with this gorgeous bracelet. There’s a bead for every year of her life and a gold toggle to ensure a good fit for all wrist sizes. The 40 14K gold-dipped beads are threaded on a delicate cord.
People say it’s a subtle yet timeless piece. The bracelet comes with a gift envelope with space for your special birthday message. This is a sentimental gift she can cherish and wear for many years to come.
Scented Candle Gift Set
Many moments in a woman’s day can be enriched with a little ambiance. This set of scented candles will elevate the mood in any room. The 8 fragrances are equally suited to the office, a yoga session, or a long soak in the bath.
Each candle burns for up to 30 hours, so this is a gift she’ll be able to appreciate long after her birthday. It’s an excellent gift for a 40-year old woman who appreciates soothing aromas.
Does your 40-year old woman enjoy spending time in the great outdoors? This camping hammock is a wonderful gift idea. It’s perfect for camping in a different state every weekend or simply reading a book in the backyard.
Everything packs down into a handy pouch, making this ideal for a backpack. It comes in lots of funky colors, and there’s even a double version designed for 2 people. This is a practical gift for an outdoorsy woman with a sense of adventure.
Amazon Gift Card
If you’re still stuck for ideas after reading this gift list, you can always fall back on an Amazon gift card. She can choose her favorite gift from the Amazon site and have it delivered to her door.
She’ll receive the card in a special gift box along with a customized birthday message from you. Gift cards start at $25 and have an upper limit of $2,000. It’s an excellent option when you don’t know what else to buy a 40-year old woman.