40th Birthday Gift Ideas for Women

I need gift ideas for my daughter's 40th birthday.

By Chris

May 25, 20100 found this helpful
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My girlfriends got together with my husband and kids and orchestrated a professional photo of the kids. It was such a wonderful gift. They all paid for the "sitting" even though it was one of those casual outdoors pictures and gave us a gift certificate to the photographer to help pay for the photo. They presented the proofs in an album at the party and let me choose. I was in tears and that photo 15 years later still hangs in the family room and reminds me of my wonderful girlfriends who planned it!

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June 3, 20100 found this helpful

It would really help if you know what the woman in question likes. For a "girlie girl," a spa day or even just a hairdo, manicure or pedicure, depending on your cash situation might do the trick. For an athlete, sports equipment or a sports outing (tickets to a pro game or a visit to the local college or HS work.) If she collects, a new collectible item. If she loves dining out, maybe gift certificates to a new place she's mentioned, or a familiar one she hasn't been to lately.

My family knows my #1 shopping site and buy gift certificates for it. My latest one, I plan to splurge a little on a new item I found by surfing the site. Of course, there are also women who would prefer you just hand them a check or bit of cash, too. I never mind that kind of gift myself! :D

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