So, Mr Oh-So-Special In Your Life, is turning 40, and you have no clue what to get him for a birthday present? Well, fear not, you’ve come to the right place, and I’m prepared to divulge the secret best gift ideas ever for that soon to be 40 year old in your life.
Now, it doesn’t matter how young they think they are, turning 40 is a big deal for most guys. Few will admit, and even fewer will admit it to themselves. That’s OK. The best you can do, is help to make it a great day with a great gift. While trying to think like a 40 year old guy, is pretty much impossible unless your a 40 year old guy, I should be able to help. While I’m a little past that number, it’s not that long ago, that I can’t remember it.
While I never received the gifts I’m about to mention, they are certainly gifts I would have enjoyed. These are only suggestions, so feel free to take these gift ideas as just a starting point. Anything I’m about to suggest can be taken and twisted or misconstrued to suit the tastes and likings of 40 year old male in your gift shopping sights.
Let’s start out a little basic and primal. Hard to go wrong with that. Why not a beer gift basket. Funny yep, but very appropriate (assuming your guy likes beer). Now remember to use your imagination a little bit here, and have fun with this one. Gift baskets to have to be the all cute and frilly with bows and taffeta like you’d traditionally see. They don’t even have to be baskets. Cooler bags shaped like mini fridges, or baskets in the shape of beer cases would work here.
How about something a little less primal, but somewhat more dare-devilish? Take him to the friendly skies on his 40th day bash with a helicopter ride. Almost everyones been in a plane before, but few have enjoyed the exhilaration that a helicopter can. There are rides over most major cities that can be arranged. For something even more exciting, how about a ride over some famous landmarks or landscapes. The Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, and Niagra Falls come to mind. You may want to skip buzzing the White House in one, as those secret service guys don’t have much in the way of a sense of humour.
And now for something a little more down to earth in the out of the ordinary category. How about a city tour on a Segway. You know, those 2 wheeled like scooters that are the favorites of geeks everywhere. I think the guides actually refer to the trips as urban adventure tours. Whatever. It’s a great way to go touring through your favorite yet undiscovered city without wearing out your shoes. Just be sure to stop and enjoy the sights and restaurants on the way. It’s a great birthday gift for anyones 40th birthday.