Inexpensive 40th Birthday Gift Ideas

by Natasha

Here's a list of 10 inexpensive 40th Birthday gift Ideas.

You can purchase a fabulous 40th birthday gift without breaking your budget, if you know where to go and where to look. This article has plenty of inexpensive 40th birthday gift ideas to choose from.

Engraved pen

For the business professional or writer, opt for an elegant engraved pen or pencil set. Amazon has many affordable options to choose from. Check out the Cross Miami Engraved Pen Set ( or the Cross Century II Chrome Pen Set. Engrave with the recipient’s name or company name for a personal and elegant touch.

Cross Miami Engraved Design Chrome Pen and Pencil Set

Cross Miami Chrome Engraved Design Pen and pencil set in Cross gift box Ball Point Pen 0.9mm Pencil Engraved Design Chrome Finish Gift Boxed Product Description This Miami ...

$99.99  $45.00

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Personalized photo calendar

For under $20, you can give a thoughtful photo calendar as a gift for the friend or family member turning 40. Use photos of their kids and spouse for a truly personal gift.  Just click on the link below to go to Amazon and see all the popular choices in Personalized photo frame.

Personalized Photo Calendar 12 Photo Calendar

This personalized calendar is your very own calendar personalized with your 12 photos! Imagine your family and friend's delight as they enjoy a different photo every month on ...

Only $19.95

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Magazine subscription

Popular magazines like Time, National Geographic and People are a few options; however, choose one that reflects the individual’s tastes or hobbies, like cooking, gardening or golf.  Make sure you purchase your subscription through Amazon as it offers more than 70% discount on them.

National Geographic

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, the flagship magazine of the National Geographic Society, chronicles exploration and adventure, as well as changes that impact life on Earth. Editorial ...

$71.88  $19.00

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Engraved flask

For the man who likes a tipple, purchase an elegant silver flask and have it engraved with his name or initials. Amazon has a great and affordable selection of engravable flasks available.

Personalized Set of 6 8oz Stainless Steel Groomsman Flask - Engraved

GROOMSMAN'S 8oz STEEL FLASK - FREE ENGRAVING * Personalized Stainless Steel Engraved Flask holds 8 oz of your favourite bourbon/beverage * Flask measures 5" height x 3-3/4" ...

Only $22.95

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Sports or concert tickets

Does your friend or family member like football or a certain music band? Purchase them a pair of tickets for a fairly inexpensive and welcome birthday gift.

Concert Ticket Album

The perfect way to organize your concert tickets: Years of concerts become pages of memories, preserved for years to come. Reminisce with friends - all those concert nights! ...

Only $9.95

Hobby Gifts

These affordable 40th birthday gift ideas will be a popular option for the recipient. For the avid scrapbook enthusiast, put together a gift basket with different papers, stickers, scissors and other embellishments; for the golfer, purchase a set of nice golf balls or tees. 

SCRAPabilities Quilted Scrapbooking Gift Bag,Cranberry/Black

This beginner's scrapbooking kit (which would also be a great gift for a scrapbooking pro looking to quickly restock their crafting supplies) includes a three-ring binder, 18 ...

Only $54.80

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Gift Card or Certificate

For the birthday girl or boy with everything, opt for a gift card or certificate to their favorite restaurant, or to a day spa for a welcome and soothing treat.  

Check this page to see all available options in gift cards. $50 Gift Card with Gift Box (Holiday design) Gift Cards are the perfect way to give them exactly what they're hoping for - even if you don't know what it is. Gift Cards are redeemable for millions ...

Only $50.00

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A set of crystal wine glasses

Wine glass would make for a beautiful gift.  To make this gift idea even more special, have the recipient’s initials engraved on them and present in a lavish gold gift box.

Marquis by Waterford Brookside 8-Ounce Champagne Flutes, Set of 4

For more than 200 years, Waterford has created exceptional crystal admired around the world. In 1991, Waterford and Marquis united to create simpler, more modern designs of ...

$100.00  $29.99

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A box of fine chocolates

Though more expensive than other ideas listed above, this option is ideal for the man or women with luxurious tastes. You can find affordable fine chocolates and other food gifts at 

Donchels Cocoa Dusted Belgian Chocolate Truffles - 1 LB Box

Indulge your palate with an exquisite chocolate experience that could only come from Belgium. Crafted in the centuries-old tradition of Europe's finest chocolatiers, our rich, ...

$14.99  $13.99

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For the art lover, purchase a sculpture piece or canvas art. While some artwork can be quite expensive, check out Amazon for hundreds of affordable art pieces to choose from. The one featured here costs only $39.99.

Modern Abstract Art Oil Painting STRETCHED READY TO HANG OPC215

Beautiful original modern abstract art handpainted on high quality canvas. Each piece is stretched and wrapped on wooden frames. It is ready to hang, no additional frame ...

Only $26.45

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Listed above are some of the popular gift ideas which are bound to make the recipient happy.  You can combine two or more of these inexpensive gifts if the recipient is someone very close to you.  Make them feel special.   Also, if you have some of your own gift ideas to share, do so in the comment section.  Would love to hear from ya.

Updated: 01/19/2012, Natasha
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Comments on Inexpensive 40th Birthday Gift Ideas

Shaz on 01/20/2012

I know someone who collects concert tickets and has them stored in an envelope at the bottom of a dusty old draw, so that one is on my list for their next birthday. Thanks for the idea.

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