40 Gifts for 40 Year Old Women

Our Best 3 Picks

Crystalline Glam Watch

Best

Crystalline Glam Watch

Elevate any outfit with this elegant swiss-made watch in silver or gold.

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Abeille Royale Anti-aging Skincare Set

Also Great

Abeille Royale Anti-aging Skincare Set

Made from 95% natural ingredients, skin repairs itself 9 times faster.

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Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden

Good on a Budget

Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden

Has a passive hydroponic system that brings nutrients up to the roots.

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Volo Hair Hero Quick-Dry Towel

Volo Hair Hero Quick-Dry Towel

Super-soft and absorbent microfiber towel that prevents breakage.

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Deluxe Coffee + Chocolate Tasting Box

Deluxe Coffee + Chocolate Tasting Box

Sample 8 artisan coffees and chocolates for the perfect pairing.

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Pure Cashmere Throw

It's made using 80% recycled fibers with a pure cashmere blend.

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Therabox Self Care Subscription Box

Therabox Self Care Subscription Box

A subscription box with therapeutic activities and pamper items.

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Caraway Home Non-Stick Cookware Set

Caraway Home Non-Stick Cookware Set

Stainless steel handles and cream exteriors for luxury cooking

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Kirundo Women’s Fleece Sweatshirt

It’s 100% polyester with a ribbed hem and cuffs and a zipper design.

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Shea All Natural Body Butter Gift Set

Shea All Natural Body Butter Gift Set

The set of 4 contains dermatological 100% shea in 2 oz reusable tins.

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Crystalline Glam Watch

Crystalline Glam Watch

Elevate any outfit with this elegant swiss-made watch in silver or gold.

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Stainless Steel Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

Stainless Steel Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

Insulated to keep water cold — remove the infuser for hot drinks.

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Cozy Lavender Warming Booties

The removable insoles are filled with flaxseed and dry lavender.

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Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager

Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager

Comes with heat, deep-kneading, compression, and 5 pressure settings.

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Birthday Gifts for 40-Year-Old Women

Curly Queen Kit Monthly Subscription

Curly Queen Kit Monthly Subscription

Tame the mane with curly hair care products, accessories, and tools.

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Adjustable Workout Aerobic Stepper

Adjustable Workout Aerobic Stepper

Improves coordination and increases cardiovascular health.

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No Piercing Butterfly Earrings

No Piercing Butterfly Earrings

Elegant clip-on earrings, perfect for daily wear as well as parties.

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Teak & Twine Hot Chocolate Gift Box

Teak & Twine Hot Chocolate Gift Box

Hot chocolate plus marshmallows, a mug, and hot water bottle.

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Smart Digital Picture Frame

Send photos and videos directly from your phone to the frame.

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FIRMx Collagen Serum

FIRMx Collagen Serum

It contains firming collagen and collagen-supporting ingredients.

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Charging Station

Wireless 3 in 1 charger for iPhone, iWatch, and AirPods.

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Private Wine Tasting

Private Wine Tasting

An indulgent wine-tasting experience for up to 10 people.

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Tseatjewelry Press Pinky Ring

Tseatjewelry Press Pinky Ring

A glamorous 18k gold-plated pinky ring perfect for any occasion.

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Cozetta Curly Genuine Shearling Slide Slipper

Cozetta Curly Genuine Shearling Slide Slipper

Plush shearling slide slipper with grippy traction soles.

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Unique Gifts for 40-Year-Old Women

Outdoor Flame Bluetooth Speaker

It’s waterproof with a rechargeable battery and 24-hour playtime.

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Abeille Royale Anti-aging Skincare Set

Abeille Royale Anti-aging Skincare Set

Made from 95% natural ingredients, skin repairs itself 9 times faster.

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Victrola Vintage Portable Suitcase Record Player

Victrola Vintage Portable Suitcase Record Player

The 3-speed turntable plays vinyl and has built-in Bluetooth.

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Therapy Dough

Therapy Dough

Relieve your stress with essential-oil infused clay therapy dough.

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Limited Edition 3D Led Digital Clock

Limited Edition 3D Led Digital Clock

This trendy acrylic clock displays time, temperature, and date.

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Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Wearable Throw

Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Wearable Throw

Snuggle up with this one-button closure wearable throw.

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Buddha Cat Figurine Meditation Yoga Collectible

Buddha Cat Figurine Meditation Yoga Collectible

Add this resin indoor/outdoor ornament to your meditation session.

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Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio

Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio

Flavor-infused sugar cubes, available in citrus, berry, and peach.

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Things I Want To Say At Work But Can’t Coloring Book

Things I Want To Say At Work But Can’t Coloring Book

While away the hours with this stress-relieving adult coloring book.

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Praxinoscope Animation Spinner

Praxinoscope Animation Spinner

This optical illusion spinner will create old-school movie magic.

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Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden

Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden

Has a passive hydroponic system that brings nutrients up to the roots.

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Butterfly Suncatcher Wind Chime

Sterling silver and zinc alloy with flowers pressed between the glass.

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Cool Gifts for 40-Year-Old Women

Luxurious Gift Set

Luxurious Gift Set

A stainless steel tumbler, rose and lavender bath bombs.

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Pastel Gilded Botanicals Iron + Velvet Garland

Gilded Botanicals Iron + Velvet Garland

A garland made of textured velvet, aged iron, and gleaming glass.

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Sparkling Snowflake Pendant Necklace

Sparkling Snowflake Pendant Necklace

A delicate pendant crafted in sterling silver with zirconia stones.

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Spa Luxetique Gifts Basket

Spa Luxetique Gifts Basket

Moisturizes and pampers, made from eco-conscious ingredients.

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Lace and Silk Chemise

Lace and Silk Chemise

The adjustable racerback straps allow for more freedom of movement.

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Tree of Life Bracelet

Tree of Life Bracelet

Turn heads with this turquoise, jasper, and Tibetan agate bracelet.

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Gua Sha Set

A roller and small roller for eyes made of real rose quartz, and more.

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40 is a great age. By now, a person has had a lot of experiences and weathered a lot of storms. It’s a time to acknowledge how far they’ve come while doubling down on what is important. 

The celebration of a 40th can be done in many meaningful and joyful ways. Choosing a gift for that particular person is a wonderful way to celebrate all they have been through while looking forward to the awesome times ahead.

Choosing the best gifts for 40 year old women

At the age of 40, many physical and emotional changes take place. Technically, you’re not young but you’re not yet old and for many, this is the start of the best years to come. Due to hormonal fluctuations, she’ll notice changes in weight, eating habits, sleep patterns, and menstruation. Mood may be altered and she may experience heightened anxiety, fatigue, irritation, and a sense of urgency. These are all normal symptoms as perimenopause begins. It can be quite confusing though and may lead her to begin to take stock of the things that are important to her. 40 is a stage of reevaluation. If she has kids, they may be going through the teenage years, leading to stress and financial burdens as college approaches. This is also something that leads to the aforementioned sleep disturbances. 

When choosing a gift for a woman who has turned 40, it is important to find items that reduce stress and promote mental and physical wellness. Her style is also changing and her choices in clothing, decor, and what she surrounds herself with may be different. Take note of these new developments and tailor your gifts to her growing interests. Keep self-care at the center, and think of things that will enhance her everyday experiences. 

How we identified the best gifts for 40 year old women

Many of our gifts focus on a woman’s changing appearance. At 40, things no longer look how they did at 20. This can lead to a decrease in self-confidence which is why many of our gifts focus on style and elegance. Putting effort into your appearance has been shown to improve mood and boost self-esteem. For women at the age of 40, it’s not always about how they wish to appear to other people, but more about how they wish to appear to themselves.

With the added stress of growing older, career milestones, child-rearing, and financial issues that may arise, we chose gifts that focus on relaxation and meditation like therapy dough, meditation figurines, and items of self-care. Taking care of their skin at this age becomes increasingly important as this is the stage in which wrinkles start to become more pronounced. A lot of our gifts seek to pamper her and make her feel important. Exercise is also an important factor when one turns 40. As the body changes and its metabolism begins to slow down, it’s imperative for women this age to stay healthy and step up their exercise and diet program. In order to encourage well-being we’ve included some fitness items geared toward comfort and peak performance such as our choice of workout aerobic steppers. 

We also realize that comfort is essential to women of 40. They no longer want to wear uncomfortable clothes that pinch and are more focused on coming into their own and being practical and comfortable when having downtime. This is why we included a bunch of comfortable pajamas, blankets, throws, and outerwear to enhance her day-to-day experience. 

Tips for buying the best gifts for 40-year-old women

  1. Choose things that upgrade her lifestyle
    At this age, it’s all about the upgrade. 40-year-old women want better things for themselves and are willing to take the time to work for them. When choosing a gift, make sure it’s something that enhances their lives and can be useful. Lasting impact is the goal.
  2. Be age-appropriate
    Remember, she’s 40 and probably has most of the necessities already covered. Make your gifts thoughtful, unique, useful, and fun. Her interests will have changed in the last decade or so, and may be more mature. Stick to more elegant gifts, and leave the gag gifts for Secret Santa. 
  3. Choose sustainable products
    Gifts that have a long shelf-life are always a win. It doesn’t need to be years, but something that lasts more than a couple of weeks is a good choice. At this stage of her life, quality, and longevity are important to her, so choose a gift that keeps on giving. 

FAQs

What are some popular gifts for 40 year old women?

Turning 40 is a great milestone and with it comes some life changes. Women tend to become more chilled not wanting too much drama in their lives, they invest in relationships that give them peace and they slow down on the party scene becoming more of a homebody. Because of these changes, some popular gifts for 40 year old women become items such as scented candles, cozy fleece blankets, fuzzy home slippers, home beauty kits, a fully paid spa session which she can redeem with a friend or two. Basically give her gifts that embrace the new emerging person.

What’s a unique gift for a 40 year old woman?

At this stage in her life, a woman knows what she wants and how she wants it. So, a truly unique gift for a 40 year old woman, is one that lets her know that you have been paying attention. Do something for her exactly how she likes it done or help her accomplish something that she can then tick off from her bucket list. Sometimes it is the simple things that count like making her cup of tea or coffee exactly how she likes it; you’ll find that this is a more meaningful gift to her than getting her a huge bouquet of flowers.

Are chocolates considered some of the best gifts for a 40 year old woman?

No woman is too old to receive a box of chocolates and when the chocolate craving hits, she will be glad to have a bar nearby. So yes, chocolates are some of the best gifts for a 40 year old woman. Do get creative in your shopping, go ahead and splurge to get her the most delectable chocolates you can find. Take comfort in knowing that chocolates do a world of good for her health so you are not only catering to her taste buds but also to her general well-being.