Consider recording favorite quotes or memories or decorating them ahead of time and then letting the party guest sign them.

40 Sucks or 40 Blows. Create a gift basket filled with nostalgia items from the recipient’s childhood or youth.. Many people choose to use suckers or blow pops to make this gift.

40 Rocks. However, if you would like to do that, consider the following fun options:

Decorated “4″ and “0″ numbers.

If you are attending a 40th birthday and are interested in bringing a gift, you certainly don’t have to bring a gift with a 40th theme. This is not one of my personal favorites, as I prefer to take a more positive attitude about birthdays, but it’s one of the most popular birthday gift ideas out there. There are numerous options for decorating and personalizing them. You can purchase large wooden or chipboard numbers at any big box craft store. Take 40 helium filled balloons and attach a photo of the birthday man or woman to each balloon with one picture from each year of his or her life.

Retro gift basket. The less popular but just as fun 40 Rocks gift with Pop Rocks instead of suckers is also a great gift.

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