Sometimes finding the right birthday gift is difficult.  The gifts that are most often treasured are those where thought has been given to make it meaningful and personal.  Personalized gifts do not have to be expensive.  The expression, “It’s The Thought That Counts”  is cliche, but it really is true.  Gifts can be making someone their favorite cupcake, a handmade card, babysit the kids for an afternoon, or wash Dad’s car.

For office co-workers, a $5 giftcard from their favorite coffee spot.   An offer to help with a work project so that they can have a long lunch or leave work early is often valued.

Birthday Classics

These birthday gifts are always favorites.  You can never go wrong with flowers, a birthday cake, ice cream, a birthday gift book, or a birthday banner to put on their garage.

Birthday CarnivalBirthday Carnival  –  Bright colorful flowers are always appreciated.  They are classic and never go out of style.  Here are more birthday flower arrangements from which to choose.

Vanilla Bean Happy Birthday Cake - 6Vanilla Bean Happy Birthday Cake – Yum!  This cake will put a smile on their face.

Birthday Photo BannerImagine their surprise when  they wake up to this huge banner.  Create your own custom banner to tell the birthday girl “Happy Birthday!” or to announce the party! Custom personalize any 3-line personalization and photo of your choice along with any optional age within the exclusive design for a personalized touch to call your own. When it is time to celebrate their special day, shout it out loud with our Birthday Fun Personalized Photo Banner! Measures 30″ x 72″ overall!

Add The Personalized Touch To Your Gift


For birthday gifts you can personalize with a thoughtful message or 40th birthday sayings, check out this great selection of birthday ideas.  There are gifts for her, for him, for moms and dads, for good friends, and for coworkers.

Below are some gift ideas to help you find possibilities to make someone’s 40th birthday memorable.

Personalized Picture Frames

Birthday Cheers Personalized Picture Frame

Customize this 40th birthday picture frame with their name, age, birth year and current year.  Next, handwrite a personal note utilizing one of the birthday sayings from our 40th birthday sayings site, wrap with fun birthday paper and bow.   It’s a perfect gift.

Age Is Not Important Personalized Picture Frame

This contemporary 40th birthday frame will be a stand out gift.  Personalize with their name in the lower right corner and you are good to go.  This striking frame will be treasured.

Birthday Gifts For Him


Etched Personalized Vintage Beer Mug –  A glass beer mug that you can personalize with their name and birthday message is also a popular choice.



 40th Birthday Golf Balls – are a fantastic personalized gift using brand name Callaway Golf Balls.

Whether they are celebrating a milestone birthday or a day on the green to commemorate another year past, our Over The Hill Personalized Golf Balls will make an unforgettable memento! Your set comes with a variety of 6 designs; 2 golf balls of each design for a total of 12! (click “View All Designs” for a close-up view of each design). Personalized with any 2-lines you choose. “Par”-fect for party favors, birthday gifts and more!

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Birthday Gifts For Her


Etched  Personalized Birthday Wine Bottle – When they turn 40, here is an unforgettable way to “Cheer” their special birthday! Each “Happy Birthday” Etched Bottle is individually hand-engraved and painted by skilled artists making it a unique and beautiful work of art. Choose from 3 festive designs, each etched with exquisite detail on the front of the wine bottle. The bottle can be personalized.


Personalized Stainless Steel Rhinestone Tumbler – The Glitz and Glam Personalized Stainless Steel Tumbler is the perfect way to keep your beverages hot or cold. They are easy to carry, practical and fun to use! Bands of rhinestones are displayed at the top of the tumbler. Below the rhinestones you can custom personalize this stylish tumbler with any name or any single, 2 or 3 initial monogram in your choice of a curly or block font style. This great tumbler is double-insulated.

Here’s where you can find more beautiful birthday gifts for her.