Greetings from South Africa! My brother-in-law is turning the big 40 in December. They're throwing him a massive b/day bash with the "Naughty Fourties" theme. His brothers are planning on giving him gifts in line with the theme. What can I give that will be original and memorable? All ideas and assistance will be very welcome! Regards.
Make the invitations using pictures throughout his life. Collected empty Metamucil containers and filled with sand
and then had pink & turquoise ballons coming out as the centerpieces. Also put false teeth and other sillies around bottom of centerpiece. It is a lot of fun. Visited several of the local nursing homes to gather the empty containers. They were a lot of help.
Not so much a gift, but a cute card is to take a blank card, glue 4 tea bags in a row and label it "Happy 4 Tea Birthday".
we purchased empty pill bottles at the drug store. filled them with red hots. labeled them a 'virgira' claming that they would restore hair, make you slimmer, etc.
Give your over-the-hill friend a paintbrush with a note to let them know it
is an over-the-hill makeup brush. If you're crafty, you could even paint it
on the handle or write it with a paint marker. - Heather
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I am looking for fun gift ideas for someone turning 40.
By Mary Sparks from Logan, KS
If you are looking for gag gifts i did this once; filled a over the hill bag with products they might need.
You don't mention if it's a birthday guy or gal, so I'll suggest something for each.
If it's a gal who's into that sort of thing, take her to your local beauty college for a manicure-pedicure, and perhaps even a haircut or 'do. The trainees are under supervision by a professional, and it's the best of both worlds. They get the experience, you and the birthday gal get a bit of pampering. Or, the two of you could visit a local museum together (my area has plenty of fascinating places.)
For a guy, well, that's a little harder. Of course, he might enjoy the manicure-pedicure thing too, but if not, there's always this: fill a gift bag with little things connected with his hobby or favorite activity. It wasn't a 40th birthday, but I once bought my then-husband a good supply of guitar pics and tabbed music paper (he was a guitarist.) For a fisherman, perhaps he'd like a few lures, flies, and fishing line, or perhaps a small tackle box or creel.
If your guy or gal loves to cycle, a new set of inner tubes to fit the bike in question; for a hiker, a trip to a local nature reserve, and maybe a pair of hiking or walking boots? If that's too expensive, there are also little things every hiker or biker always needs, like compasses, maps of hiking and biking trails, or even something as simple as new batteries for the cycle's headlights or the hiker's flashlight. Remember, you don't have to spend a fortune to have a great time!