Don't they say that life begins at 40? Turning 40 is really quite a landmark. It indicates that you are heading for middle age, and that is most certainly not appealing. But it's really not that bad. By now you have probably achieved what you wanted to, the house, the loving spouse, the wonderful kids and the job. You still feel young and energetic enough to live your life to the full, and now that the children are getting older and more independent, you can once more enjoy those all important weekend lie-ins, as well as some time to yourself, with a chance to pursue your hobbies or to take up new interests. Perhaps you find it harder to stay out late and to manage to get up for work in the morning without feeling the strain a bit more, but who wants to party all night anyway when you have been there and done that already? As the big 4 – 0 approaches, most people take a lot of persuading that it is not all bad, but once the 40th birthday celebrations are well under way, they soon realise that being 40 is no different in actual fact from being 39. And the big consolation is that we are all growing older together, and some of us faster than others. You have still got your own teeth, probably, and your own hair, mostly, and the majority of your marbles, so it really is a time to enjoy yourself.
A 40th birthday gift needs to make the recipient feel good about themselves and a bit of excitement is just what is required to do the trick. Give the birthday man or woman an original 40th birthday gifts
gift that shows them how much they mean to you. For the woman who is a romantic at heart, and for someone who is especially close to you, a really thoughtful 40th birthday gift is a Name a Rose, consisting of a unique and specially bred packet of rose seeds for her to plant and grow. Choose the name for the rose variety, perhaps naming it after her, or after a place that is dear to both your hearts, and the lovely 40th birthday gift will arrive together with a certificate and seed reference number, in a beautiful presentation tin. Having a special rose bush with its own name will mean so much to her.
Now for the adventure...
What are the chances that she would have a gliding session on her 40th birthday gift wish list? So, you will certainly surprise her with this fabulous experience gift, guaranteed to thrill her, and make her realise that life is for living. Gliding with a Winch Launch is a wonderful 40th birthday gifts
gift, and she will be lifted with an instructor to great heights, where she can revel in the beautiful scenery below. Once the glider is winched by a cable it is released and the silence is overwhelming as it catches thermals and glides back to the ground. This must be the closest thing to bird flight and she may well find that this is the new hobby she has been looking for.
Is she born to shop?
The perfect 40th birthday gift for her could well be the witty little book, Shoes, Chocs, Bags and Frocks, packed full of thoughts, humour and lovely illustrations to tickle her funny bone next time she is on a spending spree. For when the strain of being 40 and having to behave like a mature woman all gets a bit too much for her, a great 40the birthday gift is The Genie Head Massager which will alleviate all the stress and tension in the neck and head, and will give her the perfect excuse to lavish some quality time on herself. To help her enjoy her 'me time' even more, why not give her a special handmade Belgian Happy Birthday white chocolate bar, with the words 'Happy Birthday' engraved across it. This delicious 40th birthday gift has two glittery and edible pink stars as decoration, making it almost too pretty to eat. But this is definitely a 40th birthday gift just for her, and not for sharing. Perhaps a little solitary stroll into the countryside may be a good way of really appreciating the good things in life, and it doesn't get much better than a bar of special chocolate all to yourself.
Of course, these aforementioned 40th birthday gifts can just as equally be appreciated by men as women. The exhilarating Rally Car Driving Experience Day makes a fabulous 40th birthday gifts
gift for the man who already has everything but is up for a bit of adventure. Sliding turns and fast corners are everything he dreams of on that slow drive to work every day, so give him the opportunity of a life time to have a go, under the instruction of a professional. He will surely feel 18 again after this session.
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