An Epic 40th Birthday Gift Idea for Anyone

Is 40 the new 20? We sure hope so — we'll take the extra two decades of wisdom from life experience that it brings with it.


A couple watching their VidDay birthday video gift

Do you know someone who is turning 40 this year? Are they nervous about turning 40? They shouldn't! Forty these days is the dawn of new beginnings, bidding farewell to your 30s and hello to a new chapter.


The Birthday Dilemma – What to Buy for a 40th Birthday


There is always that dilemma when it comes to anyone's birthday — especially a milestone birthday. What do I get this person for their birthday? What do they want this year? Has their taste changed? It's hard to know exactly what they'll love to get as a gift.


But it's genuinely the best feeling when you find that perfect gift, but sorting through everything to find that gem can be a little annoying. So what do you give? Is there something out there for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life?


What’s the perfect gift for a 40th Birthday?


These days, the perfect gift has to meet many criteria. Ideally, the perfect gift must be NICE:

  • Novel: not yet owned by the receiver

  • Individualized: tailored to the receiver’s likes and wants

  • Convenient: easy to buy, easy to post, easy to wrap

  • Everlasting: to last a lifetime of memories


With so many issues to consider, it is hardly surprising that a number of people decided to break with the tradition of gift exchange or by gifting someone an experience rather than an object.

I'll let you in on a bit of a secret. It's called VidDay video gift maker. Best of all, not only is it fantastic for celebrating a 40th birthday, but it's incredible for any birthday, anniversaries, retirements, and more — crazy, I know.




Personalized Gifts Are (Not) Hard Work


Sometimes while shopping or browsing the internet, you come across something that reminds you of so and so. Do you buy and wait to give it to them? Chances are you won't, but you'll tell yourself you'll remember to buy it for their birthday. Once their significant milestone 40th birthday comes rolling around, you've already forgotten about that gift.


You want to find that perfect personalized gift but get quickly overwhelmed. Because finding a gift that is personalized for someone is complicated, time-consuming, and usually expensive.


Getting something personalized or made for someone’s 40th birthday gift is even more intense. There are so many different random objects that you can get personalized, like mugs, towels, dishes, etc., but does it really mean anything? We have a feeling getting their name put on a tea towel might not be what they were hoping for.


VidDay solves your personalization goals without being complicated, time-consuming, or pricey.

Someone being invited to join in on a VidDay birthday video gift.

Just set up an account, send out invitations for others to join, then sit back and let VidDay handle the minor details, all at a reasonable price.


A personalized birthday video gift that will be remembered for years to come. You can even get their favorite celebrity involved in the video gift.


An Eco-friendly Gift for Someone Turning 40


When you've reached the age of 40, you've probably been given or bought yourself everything that you could want or need, and sometimes stuff you don't even want. Instead of giving someone more stuff, more stuff to collect, more stuff to not use, more stuff to end up in landfills.


Give them a gift that is just filled with memories and won't end up in a landfill.

Greeting cards are ok. They are thoughtful and give you the ability to write something meaningful and personal. But, with a birthday video, you have an eco-friendly alternative to the traditional card industry. Instead of writing how you feel, you can speak from your heart. It will allow them to see you, hear you, and create a deep connection. It's a great 40th birthday idea for anyone.


Help the world and be kind to the environment, all while sending your loved one a beautiful video gift for their 40th birthday.



Easily Express Yourself


Not a wordsmith? Unsure of what to say in the 40th birthday video gift? It can be hard to express yourself sometimes, especially while filming yourself. So whether you know them a lot or are just acquaintances, think of what makes that person extra special and talk about that.

Lift their spirits in a birthday video by telling them a fun experience you two had together or a running joke that you both have between you. Take a moment to let them know how much they mean to you and how happy you are to have someone like them as a friend/family member/loved one/partner etc.

A man recording his video message for a VidDay birthday video gift

You can always compliment them because who doesn't like being complimented? So here are some 40th birthday ideas on what to say.


  • Congratulations on four decades of sheer awesomeness!

  • 40 is fine when you look 29

  • It's your b-day, and you've now lived 21,024,000 minutes.

  • 40 is a perfect age. You're old enough to afford the good stuff and still young enough to enjoy it!

  • Don't fret over turning 40. You still have 10 years until you are 50!


Whether they are sentimental, have a sense of humor, or are a reserved kind of person, whatever you say, make it from the heart — that's what counts. Hearing your kind words come from you in a birthday video will mean more to them than any kind of material gift will. They will feel delighted on their special day to hear your kind words — their spirits and give them a precious keepsake to remember this unique birthday. See more ways to wish someone Happy Birthday!


Here are nine tips and tricks to make a fantastic video message for your friend’s birthday video.



Share the Big Surprise!


You'll be ready to give them the biggest surprise on their birthday. Give them something super unique and personal just for their 40th birthday. Want to learn more about how you can create an epic birthday gift? Check out our Ultimate Birthday Video Guide for more 40th birthday ideas.

The smiles will last a lifetime.


Get started on a memorable group birthday video gift today and check out the best 50th birthday gift or for some fantastic ideas for a 30th birthday party.



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