Turning 40 is a very important moment in an adult’s life; this special occasion can bring up some negative feelings, nostalgic feelings, but it can also be an occasion to get together with your best friends and your family. You can choose from several types of gifts: from ordinary, hobby centered gifts to gag gifts or going out gifts.
Celebrating a 40thy birthday should be spent with your closest friends and family. If your friend turns 40, you can organize a barbecue party where he will do nothing and just wait to be pampered. You should take care of all of the grilling and make sure you cook his favorite foods.
If your wife is turning 40, there is a good opportunity of showing her how much you care. Take her out on a special dinner to a classier restaurant, where you can offer her a beautiful jewel or a perfume she loves. After this, you can go and see one of her favorite movies; she will surely appreciate the whole experience.
When people turn 40, they start thinking about eating healthier, exercising more and even relaxing more. Therefore, you can get them a subscription to a healthy cooking class or purchase them a book about healthy eating; you can also give them a one year subscription to a gym class or a spa center.
Ones of the most popular gifts are, of course, the gag gifts. However, be careful, as some people may be a little bit too sensible about that particular day; therefore, make sure that your friend or relative has a good and strong sense of humor. Gag gifts range from mugs, t-shirts to personalized inflatable walker and time capsule gift sets.
Just keep in mind that you have to make the birthday girl/ boy feel better about themselves and not go down a slippery depressing hill. Make their birthday a fun and loving event.11
Food gifts are great presents, whether you make them yourself or you call upon an online store or your local bakery. The first thing that comes to mind when you think about food gifts are gourmet gift baskets. You can purchase a gourmet gift basket depending on two things: the foods that the birthday girl/ boy is crazy about or if he ever went to France or Italy, you can get him/ her a gift basket with foods that will remind that person of their time spent there.
For example, you have this “Weekend in Paris” gift basket that contains champagne, truffles, caramels, champagne biscuits and other foods, all from France. If your celebrated person is crazy about popcorn, you can get him a “Popcorn Lovers/ Night at the movies gift basket” that contains popcorn, lots and lots of popcorn; plus, you can end the night watching the birthday person’s favorite movie.
If you are good at cooking, you can make a gourmet gift basket yourself or better yet, fix a nice dinner. Think about what that person loves to eat, but has not eaten that particular foods in a while and prepare them for him/ her. Light up some candles, listen to some good music and they will surely appreciate the fact that you went through all this trouble only for them.
Great gourmet gift baskets for women are the ones that contain chocolate, cookies or if you know she has a hidden passion for junk food, you can even get her a “Deluxe Junk Food Bucket”. We all know women love flowers, but you can surprise her by getting a bouquet of chocolate flowers. Not only they are beautiful, but they are also delicious. You can order this type of a gift from your local bakery and ask them to make a chocolate bouquet in her favorite flowers.11
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Buying a gift for a 75 year old woman might be quite a difficult task. You have to think about the fact that not only the gift itself matters, but also how much thought you have put into it. Besides the usual “from the store” gifts, you can also think about making customized presents yourself. I assure you that those ones will be the most appreciated, especially if the 75 year old lady is your relative: mother or grandmother.
However, if you do not know that woman very well and she is just an acquaintance, there are a few general items that you can buy. For example, books are always great as many 75 year olds have different hobbies, like: reading, crafts, knitting and others. Of course, you will have to talk to someone that knows her better in order to get the right gift.
Medical books or cooking books are general items that fit almost every 75 year old woman; if she is interested in crafts, you can get her clay, pottery tools or watercolors, a drawing pad if she likes to draw. If she likes knitting, you can get her a book on diverse knitting techniques: from simple ones to more advanced ones.
If you know the woman and you know what she likes, what her hobbies or interests are, then your task is much easier. You can get her a perfume, a set of body care items, which all women love no matter their age, jewelry or home decorations. If you would like to get her clothes, 75 year old women can be a little bit picky at this subject, so the best thing to do is buy her a fabric that she would like and then go with her at your local seamstress to decide what she wants.
Taking her out to dinner is also a very good idea. Try to get as many friends and relatives, so she can be surrounded by people she loves.11
The best gifts for guys usually imply items that come from these areas: gadgets, sports, hobbies, drinks and maybe cigars. These are the main domains that, generally speaking, catch the main attention of men. Of course, you do have to take in consideration the interests and preferences of that particular man you are offering the present to.
Gadgets are loved all over the world and by men, women and teens alike. If your man already has a smartphone, you can get him an even better smartphone; the main thing with these kinds of gadgets is that almost every day something brand new appears. If he is a business man, you can get him a business centric smartphone or if he works in a tougher environment, there are cell phones, which are particularly built in a rugged and durable manner.
In the sports department, there are plenty of choices. You can buy him tickets to his favorite sports game, you can purchase a t- shirt with his favorite team or player; there are also plenty of gift certificates that address sports. If he jogs every morning, you can get him a pair of sneakers and even a wristwatch that will show him for how long he has been jogging.
Drinks and cigars are also among the things that, generally, men like to enjoy from time to time. You can address special stores that also have specialists that can guide you towards the best wines, for example, or recommend certain types of cigars that might fit the birthday boy the best. You can purchase a bottle of wine that was produced in the year he was born.
If he enjoys reading you can go two ways for a special gift: either buy an eBook reader that offers you the opportunity to get numerous books only at a finger sweep or purchase one of the first editions of his favorite book.11
Purchasing a gift for a 26 year old can be rather difficult, because we are talking about a young adult that basically has everything. Of course, if you want to get a more traditional gift you have to pay attention to that person’s personality, hobbies, interests and so on.
I want to take you on a different path with these gift ideas. For example, instead of getting the celebrated person a physical present, you should try to get all your friends together and try to organize a camping day and night. Just imagine how pleasant it will be for all you guys to be together around a fire and talking about everything that is going on in your lives. The birthday girl/ boy will definitely enjoy this kind of a gift.
Also, if you have saved some money along the time thinking about his/ her birthday you can offer them a beautiful trip to whatever place they wished they would have visited. This way they will know a different culture, eat different kinds of foods and meat new people. However, this type of a gift can cost you some money, therefore it does require a little bit of ahead thinking.
Other great ideas for a 26th birthday are the so called adventure gift certificates; these cards are simply great. This site offers you a variety of gift certificates, which are categorized by the type of experience you want your friend to go through. For example, you have “air and water” where you can find activities, like: whale watching, hot air balloon ride, sky diving, scenic airplane flight, wind surfing and others.
If the celebrated person is more adventurous you can try these gift cards: extreme stock car driving, fly in a real military aircraft, indoor skydiving, dirt bike riding, ice climbing. You literally have tones of choices and prices for all pockets; while the indoor skydiving gift certificate has a value of 85 dollars for two minutes, flying in a military aircraft costs 1425 dollars.11
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Birthday crystal gifts come in numerous items with different uses: from simple glasses, plates, vases, bowls to decanters, photo frames, champagne holder, whisky tumblers and I could go on forever. These type of gifts can be offered to someone that enjoys every now and again a good glass of wine, champagne or whiskey, to a housewife that is in need of a good set of glasses or bowls that she can use for special occasions; still, they can also be a token of love if you choose an engraved crystal book that simply looks beautiful.
If the birthday girl/ boy enjoys every now and again a good glass of something, there are plenty of gifts from where you can choose. However, you do have to know what kind of a drink that person enjoys the most. There are special glasses or even sets for wine, whiskey, and champagne. You can even buy a champagne holder that is very elegant or a decanter that can be a beautiful and classic gift for someone who knows how to appreciate it.
For a housewife, for example, you can get a set of glasses or plates that she will use at special occasions. However, if you do not want for the gift to seem too formal and cold, you can purchase a personalized vase that is made out of Italian crystal and weighs over 2 KG on which the company you buy it from can add your own personal message.
For the more sentimental, you can even order a photo crystal. All you have to do is upload a picture and then choose the shape of the crystal: heart, round, square, tear drop, iceberg, fan shaped and many more. You can also purchase an optical crystal open book: on one side you can compose a personal message and on the other side the online store can upload a picture.11
If your mom loves to make all kinds of foods and is a fervent advocate for healthy products or if you see her drawing, sculpting or any other activities that involves creativity, then you should take a look at these gifts.
If you’ve noticed that she loves to do all kinds of foods and experiment, then you should think about getting her some books on cooking that will help her widen her culinary knowledge. You can buy her cooking books written by Anthony Bourdain, Jamie Oliver, just to name two of the most well known cooks that are out there. You can also buy her organic cooking books if she is very conscious about what her and her family eats. There are plenty of choices.
If your mom is not so in love with cooking, you have other options, too, depending on what she loves to do. If she loves art and you see her drawing, you can buy her a professional drawing set that can include colors, pencils, brushes, paper, canvas and an easel. If she loves pottery, you can give her a set of pottery tools that she will definitely appreciate.
If your mom simply loves creative games, you can purchase puzzles, a tabletop wooden Sudoku game or a magnetic Sudoku board game. Another thing that you can do is subscribe your mother to a course that you think she would love, like: drawing class, pottery class, foreign languages class, a book club and so on. Just make sure that you make the right decision.
Mothers love it when their children look towards them as human beings that have hobbies, interests and do not see them only as their mothers.11
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Nowadays, you can order birthday gifts by delivery from virtually every online store that is out there. From items, like: t- shirts, mugs, jewelry, perfume to gift coupons, flowers and gourmet gifts, like: a birthday cake, chocolate gift basket and so on. You can find all these items in the “virtual space” and you can order them to come at your house or working place or directly to the birthday boy/ girl.
Let’s stop and look a little bit at some lovely cakes and cookies. This online store has a variety of such products: vanilla cake, coffee cake, chocolate truffle cake, blue or pink birthday cookie, even gluten free cake and more others. I would say that they pretty much address all tastes and preferences. The owners of this online store explain to you, the customer, the entire process of delivery: how the cake, as a perishable item, is kept in suitable conditions and then packed in such a way that the cake will not suffer any “damages” along the road to you.
At this online store, you will find almost everything: mugs, cakes, personalized gifts, clothes, candles and many more. The store boasts with its organized way of presenting you all these gifts, so you will have an easier job. They categorize them by occasions (anniversary, birthday, baby shower), by recipient (woman, man, baby), by categories (animals, office, art and crafts), by type (romantic, unique, humorous); plus, they give information about their top stores and top gift ideas.
As for delivery, this is basically a site that gathers together all kinds of stores; basically, after you choose a product, you will have to purchase it from that particular online store and more than probably delivery is the way for the goodies to get to you.
When you want to buy a gift by delivery or mail, you should try and get as more information as you can about that online store to see if it’s trust worthy. You can google it and read other peoples’ experiences with that store’s services.11
If you are sick of all the typical presents that you have given over the years to your friend, relative or wife/ husband, you should take a look at gourmet gifts. They are different, practical, wrapped in a nice package and very tasteful.
For all you people who want something easy and delivered to your door, you can choose a company that has such a business. You have quite a few options from where you can choose: bakery, wine, cheese, chocolate, fruit and snack baskets. You can choose a Taste of Tuscany basket that contains all the flavors and aromas of this special place: wine, chocolate, focaccia crisps, balsamic vinegar, pasta and other types of foods that instantly take the person to Tuscany.
There are other choices, as well. You can order specially made gourmet baskets with what you know the birthday girl/ boy would most appreciate. You can combine wine and cheese; of course, you have to ask a more knowledgeable person to choose the right wine and the right type of cheese.
If you are tired of giving the one you love a flower bouquet, you can give her a chocolate bouquet. You can go to your local bakery and ask them to make an arrangement of chocolate goodies in the form of a flower bouquet; if you want to keep it simple, you can also ask for a special cookies basket.
If the celebrated person is very conscious about what he/ she eats, you can purchase an organic fruits and vegetables basket that will surely be appreciated. You can go to the nearest bio foods shop and ask them to make a beautiful arrangement of these fresh and healthy products.
Also, if you know your way around the kitchen, you yourself can make a homemade gourmet gift. If you are not really skilled in cooking, you can simply make a basket with products that you can buy from the store. It’s the thought that counts.11
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Buying gifts for a 30 year old woman very much depends on how much you know that woman: whether you know her very well (girlfriend, wife, sister, relative) or you know her only from work (boss or colleague).
If you want to buy a present for your 30 year old girlfriend or wife, you can get lingerie, a perfume, jewelry or clothes. Of course, you have to know what she likes in order for you to not mess this up. Plus, after you give her the present, take her out to dinner in a fancy restaurant or, if you are capable, prepare dinner yourself at home with nice lighting, some candles and beautiful, romantic music.
Also, for women you know very well, and that includes sister, relative, friend and the two aforementioned, you can get a 50 dollars SpaFinder Gift Certificate that are accepted by more than 5000 spas. Basically, this will make your lady feel pretty happy, it will help her relax through manicure, pedicure and a much welcomed massage. If she loves sports, she will also appreciate a subscription to a fitness class.
Buying gifts for women that you only know from formal occasions is a tad more difficult. In this case you should resume to a good wine bottle, maybe a set of glasses, a beautifully designed vase, a book or even a good looking lamp. You should try to avoid buying things that are too personal, like a perfume for example, because, most likely, you do not know her preferences. Try to stick to more objective gifts that are most likely appreciated by everyone.11