The Best Gifts For a 40 Year Old Woman in 2021

When you’re gift shopping for a 40 year old woman, whether she is your wife, mom, sister, or friend, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. There are so many choices out there, and it can be hard to know what she will really like. That’s why we’ve selected all the best gifts that the 40 year old woman in your life is sure to love, no matter her interests in style. Read on for the hottest gifts for 40 year old women in 2020!

Top Gifts for 40 Year Old Women in 2021

40th Birthday Charm Bracelet

The M MOOHAM 40th Birthday Charm Bracelet is an amazing gift for a 40 year old woman who is not afraid of a little bling. What a great way to let the world know that she is 40 and fabulous! It also features charms with a birthday cake and crown and a glass of red wine, so it’s a great piece of jewelry to help celebrate her birthday in style.

This stainless steel bracelet will hold its color without rusting or tarnishing, and she can add as many other charms as she would like. The slide closure fits all wrist sizes and is easily expandable. If you want a 40th birthday gift that shines as bright as her personality, this bracelet is a charming choice!

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40th Birthday Makeup Bag

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Are you shopping for a 40 year old woman who could be considered a unicorn in a sea of horses? Then this 40th Birthday Makeup Bag is a fun gift to appeal to her individuality and sense of humor. She will love this funny and useful gift that will store her makeup while also making her smile.

This makeup bag is also a highly practical gift. The waterproof coating will keep the bag looking fresh, and at 9 x 7 inches it is portable enough to easily fit in her backpack or purse. If your 40 year old wife, mom, or sister is a free spirit, she will love this useful makeup bag. After all, why fit in when you were born to stand out?

Michael Kors Jet Set Wallet

Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Continental Leather Wallet/Wristlet - Black/Gold, Medium

When was the last time she updated her wallet? We bet she is due for a new one, and we also think the Michael Kors Jet Set Wallet is a classic and elegant choice. Made of 100% Saffiano Leather, this simple billfold has room for multiple cards as well as a clear window for her ID and a zipper pouch for coins.

At just 8.5 x 5 inches, it is small enough to fit in her purse, but she can also use the wrist strap to carry as a standalone wristlet. It’s small enough for portability and ease, but also large enough to hold all her necessities. It also comes in multiple color choices, so finding one that fits her style is a breeze. You can’t go wrong with Michael Kors, so pick up this wallet for a stylish and useful gift.

Jessica Simpson Faux Fur Slippers 

Jessica Simpson Women's Comfy Faux Fur House Slipper Scuff Memory Foam Slip on Anti-skid Sole, Black, Medium

Who doesn’t love to lounge around the house in style and comfort? The Jessica Simpson Women’s Faux Fur Slippers are not only fashionable, they are comfortable and luxurious for cold nights and mornings. With soft memory foam soles to keep feet supported, these are the ultimate in luxury house shoes.

The anti-skid bottoms mean she can shuffle around the house safely, and the faux fur will keep her feet warm. Available in a wide variety of sizes and colors, these cozy slippers are just what she needs as the days get colder. Show her your love by giving her a gift to promote relaxation and comfort with these fuzzy slippers.

I’m 40 – Coolife Stainless Steel Insulated Tumbler

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For the woman with a sense of humor, the I’m 40  – Coolife 12 oz Stainless Steel Insulated Tumbler is a great gift to help her show the world she is 40 and fabulous. This wine tumbler comes in either mint green or rose gold and is a wonderful way for her to keep her drink chilled. The irreverent saying featured on the tumbler is just the icing on the cake!

While it’s the perfect size and shape for a glass of wine, she can contain any beverage she desires in this tumbler including coffee, tea, or even a cocktail! The insulation ensures hot drinks stay hot while cold ones stay cold, so she can take her time sipping. Also included with the purchase are a reusable straw and a cleaning brush, so she can enjoy using this tumbler over and over again. When you need a gift as sassy as she is, this tumbler is a great choice!

EFYTAL 40th Birthday Circle Necklace

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For both the jewelry lover and the woman who appreciates sentimental gifts, the EFYTAL 40th Birthday Circle Necklace is an elegant and understated token of your affection. Each sterling silver circle represents one of the 4 decades she has spent on this earth, and the delicate silver chain holds them all together.

If you are shopping for a simple but special gift for your wife or mom, you can’t go wrong with this sweet necklace. Let her know that the world is a more beautiful place with her in it by celebrating her 40 years of life. She will love both the gorgeous necklace and the sentiment behind it, and we believe she will wear it with pride!

Wonder Woman Retro Vintage T-Shirt

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Like all children of the 80’s, the 40 year old woman on your list probably loves a good retro t shirt. The Wonder Woman Vintage Logo T Shirt is a fun shirt throwing it back to the raddest decade of all time. With a slim women’s fit and a retro design, this shirt celebrates how awesome she is in style.

When you’re looking for a lighthearted gift for your 40 year old mom or wife, you can’t go wrong with this vintage style tee that lets everyone know she is a wonder woman in her own way. Help her tell the world proudly that she is a totally radical 40 year old woman with this cool retro top!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Winter Gift Set

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There’s nothing worse than dry winter skin. Central heating and dry, cold weather can really do a number on your skin, but the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Winter Gift Set is a great way to counteract that winter dryness. This set includes everything she needs to keep her skin hydrated and make her feel her best this winter.

Including an ultra-moisturizing gel cream, a sheet face mask, an overnight gel mask, and a soothing lip treatment, this set makes a great Christmas gift or winter birthday gift for the 40 year old woman in your life. Sometimes it’s fun to pamper your skin with moisturizing masks, and she will love both of the ones included in this kit. The gel cream and lip treatment are just icing on the cake. Make this her best winter yet with this soothing gift set.

Let That Sh*t Go: A Journal for Leaving Your Bullsh*t Behind

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This year, give her a gift that promotes self reflection and helps her live her best life. The Let That Sh*t Go: A Journal for Leaving Your Bullsh*t Behind and Creating a Happy Life (Zen as F*ck Journals) is a journal that helps her let go of resentment, regret, and other emotions that are weighing her down. Through the exercises in this journal, she will learn to propel herself forward to become her best self.

The beginning of a new decade of life is a great time to let go of bitterness and other emotions of the past. Only then can we truly soar to our full potential. If you’re shopping for a 40 year old woman who enjoys self reflection and self improvement, we think this journal is just the gift for her.

LOMAO Sherpa Fleece Blanket 

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A soft, warm throw blanket is a great gift for people of any age. We recommend the LOMAO Sherpa Fleece Blanket for its exquisite softness and warmth that will keep her cozy all winter long. One side is made of fuzzy sherpa material while the opposite side is a cozy fleece. It also features a cute and unique design that will go with any decor.

Perfect for using as a throw on the couch or as an extra layer of warmth for her bed, this blanket is a gift that is practical and useful. At 51 x 63 inches, it’s big enough to cuddle under with kids or her spouse during Movie Night or on a cold morning. When you’re just not sure what gift to buy, a warm sherpa blanket will always be appreciated.

Instant Pot Duo Plus Mini 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

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For the busy 40 year old who enjoys multitasking, the Instant Pot Duo Plus Mini 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker is a practical and fun kitchen gadget that makes a great gift. Who has the time or space to keep up with countless different cooking appliances? With the Instant Pot, there’s no need for tons of different gadgets! It sautes, slow cooks, braises, and more.

No matter what she needs done, we guarantee the Instant Pot can do it. From making yogurt to boiling an egg, this machine has a function for everything! And best of all, it will save her time and energy that she can now devote to her family or to taking some relaxation time for herself. Give her a gift of convenience and cooking ingenuity with this exciting kitchen toy!

PortoVino Beach Wine Purse

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If you’re buying a gift for a 40 year old who is long overdue for a Girl’s Trip, check out the PortoVino Beach Wine Purse! This adorable striped insulated tote is the perfect accessory for any beach or pool day where relaxation is the goal. Not only is it stylish and cute, but it also holds room inside for up to 2 bottles of wine or another beverage of choice.

Best of all, the insulation in the tote keeps her beverages chilled so they’re at just the right temperature when she is ready to imbibe, and the convenient spout makes poring a snap. If going to the beach isn’t her thing, no worries – this tote would also be useful on a picnic, on the golf course, or even just on a walk with friends or family.


OSTRICHPILLOW GO Travel Pillow for Car & Airplane Neck Support with Travel Bag - Memory Foam Travel Accessories for Power Nap on Flight

Whether she enjoys vacationing for pleasure or she travels for work, the OSTRICHPILLOW GO Travel Pillow is a revolutionary travel item that will change the way she flies. Rather than a typical neck pillow that provides little in the way of comfort or support, this pillow is made of soft yet sturdy memory foam and provides 360 support for comfort.

There’s nothing worse than waking up on an airplane with a crick in your neck from being bunched into an awkward position. The Ostrich Pillow fits around her neck just right to prevent uncomfortable cramps and cricks from developing. Make traveling fun and enjoyable again with this clever pillow that guarantees her rest on any train or plane.

Lucky Feather – 40th Birthday 14K Gold Dipped Beads Bracelet

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The Lucky Feather – 40th Birthday 14K Gold Dipped Beads Bracelet is a sweet gift for a jewelry loving 40 year old that celebrates and pays tribute to her milestone birthday. The adjustable bracelet features 40 gold dipped beads on a sleek black cord that will look lovely on her wrist. If she is celebrating her big 4-0 this year, help her celebrate in style with this understated and elegant piece of jewelry that goes with everything.

If you’re stumped on a 40th birthday present for your wife or mom, and you want something simple yet beautiful, this bracelet is an excellent choice. By celebrating every year of her life, this will make her feel so special and valued. If she’s a jewelry lover, we are certain she will wear this piece with pride.

Otium Bluetooth Headphones

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No matter what she likes to do in her spare time, every 40 year old woman can enjoy the Otium Bluetooth Headphones. Whether she is a fitness buff and needs music on her walk or run or she enjoys listening to podcasts on her commute or while doing yard work, these headphones provide 15 hours of play time for the listening material of her choice.

With both excellent connectivity and high quality sound, these are some of the top bluetooth headphones sets on the market. With upgraded Noise Cancellation technology, she will be able to block out background noise and focus on what matters, no matter where the day takes her. No more fumbling with tangled cords – the Bluetooth 5.0 technology guarantees excellent wireless connections every time.

Philips Premium Airfryer XXL with Fat Removal Technology

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The Philips Premium Airfryer XXL with Fat Removal Technology is an amazing gift choice for an avid home cook who likes to stick to a healthy lifestyle. With an air fryer, there is no need for deep frying foods in unhealthy, fattening oil. An air fryer whips up crisp, savory meals without all the added fat. Even better, it removes excess fat to keep meals light and healthy.

Cooking healthful meals for a family is no easy task. Simplify her cooking and meal prep with this clever kitchen gadget that is all the rage. Not only does it cook healthy, but it also cooks fast. Now she can have dinner on the table up to 4 times faster than the old school oven. For a cooking appliance that meets all her needs, you can’t go wrong with an air fryer.

SATINA #1 High Waisted Buttery Soft Leggings

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Is there any item of clothing more versatile than black leggings? The SATINA #1 High Waisted Buttery Soft Leggings make a great wardrobe staple that can work for almost any occasion. With a high waistband that is slimming yet comfortable, these leggings go with dresses, tunics, or tops and can be worn to work, for a night out, or even for lounging around the house.

These are a great option due to the variety of sizes they come in. From Small to XXX Large, we are positive you can find the perfect fit. Machine washable and dryable, we know she will appreciate these low maintenance black leggings that will last for years!

Sheet Mask Set by Glam Up Facial Sheet Mask 

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For a fun gift that allows her to relax and pamper herself, take a look at the Sheet Mask Set by Glam Up Facial Sheet Mask. This fun kit comes with 12 sheet masks with different fragrances – perfect for her next spa night or just to help her relax after a hectic day. Including exciting fragrances such as Avocado, Green Tea, Pomegranate, and more, these Korean face masks are extremely luxurious.

Certified cruelty-free, these sheet masks make her skin feel relaxed, hydrated, and fresh. After cleansing skin, simply follow the package directions for application. Leave on the allotted time and then rinse skin for the ultimate brightened and refreshed skin. She will feel like a new woman after using these face masks, and she will thank you for the thoughtful gift.

Chesapeake Bay Scented Candle, Peace + Tranquility

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We could all use a little peace and tranquility in our lives. The Chesapeake Bay Scented Candle, Peace + Tranquility is a simple gift that promotes relaxation while brightening up her home with a soothing fragrance. With notes of cotton, jasmine, and roses, this scent is refreshing without being overpowering.

Scented candles are a wonderful gift for women of all ages. With a neutral fragrance like this one, you can guarantee everyone will enjoy it. If you are shopping for a busy 40 year old woman with a lot on her plate, consider a candle that uses aromatherapy to promote calm and positive thinking. Even for the woman who has everything, this is a gift she will enjoy.

MELIFLUOS  Women’s Wrap Poncho

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The MELIFLUOS Women’s Wrap Poncho  is another great wardrobe staple for a 40 year old woman with classic style. This 48″ x 48″ wrap can function as a shawl, cape, poncho, scarf, and much more. Made of high quality bamboo that is both elegant and soft, she can use this versatile wrap during fall, winter, and spring.

There’s nothing cozier than cuddling up in a soft, warm wrap on a brisk, chilly day. She will love wearing this outdoors with a sharp pair of riding boots and her favorite jeans. When you want a fashionable gift that she will actually use, you can’t go wrong with this elegant wrap.

How We Selected Gifts For a 40 Year Old Woman

Classic Wardrobe Staples to Fit Any Style

You may not be an expert in 40 year old women’s fashion, but that’s OK! We have done the work for you and selected elegant, classic pieces that complement any look. No matter what she likes to wear, she can always use a pair of high quality leggings or a stylish poncho. Busy women don’t always have time to shop for themselves, so we have selected great basics to round out her wardrobe.

Kitchen Gadgets to Make Cooking a Snap

What if you could give her a gift that would cut down on cooking time while providing tons of functionality? We selected the hottest kitchen gadgets on the market for our gift guide. Both the Philips Air Fryer or the Instant Pot Mini are excellent choices that can do so many things. If she enjoys cooking but doesn’t always have the time, choose one of these awesome appliances to make preparing dinner a breeze.

Fun Gifts that Celebrate Turning 40

Turning 40 doesn’t mean you can’t still be fabulous. Let her ring in the new decade with style and fun with some exciting gifts that celebrate this milestone birthday. We have included many fun gifts to celebrate her big day, including a sparkling insulated tumbler, a charm bracelet, and more. Help her embrace this new chapter in her life with a gift that shows the world how excited she is to be 40!

FAQs About Gifts For a 40 Year Old Woman

What do you get for a 40 year old woman who has everything?

If she already has everything, why not go for a unique gift like the PortoVino Beach Wine Tumbler? When she already has everything she needs, why not get her a gift that is just for fun, like this adorable insulated bag that holds up to 2 bottles of wine! Encourage her to take a fun day for herself or with her girlfriends by giving her this unique and clever beach tote!

What is a good gift for an active 40 year old woman?

If she loves working out, check out the LetsCom Bluetooth Headphones. No one wants to fool with tangled cords during a run or gym sesh. These wireless bluetooth earbuds give her high quality sound without the hassle. And they are not just for working out. She can use them while working, cleaning, gardening, and more. Set her free from cords and enhance her listening experience!

What is the best 40th birthday gift for a woman?

If she has a good sense of humor, she will love the “I’m 40” insulated wine tumbler. It’s sparkly and pink and features a fun and sassy saying. More importantly, it keeps her beverage either hot or cold for hours. It’s great for camping, hanging out on the deck, or just cuddling up with a good movie and a glass of wine.

What is a good gift for a 40 year old who likes to travel?

Have you seen the Ostrich Pillow? This memory foam neck pillow provides 360 degree support, which is perfect for long plane or car rides. Traveling will be much more enjoyable with this comfortable pillow providing needed support as she rests en route. We know she will appreciate this practical gift.

What jewelry do 40 year old women like?

Choose something both stylish and sentimental, like the EYFTAL 40th Birthday Circle Necklace. 4 delicate sterling silver circles represent her 4 decades on earth in this gorgeous yet simple piece. It’s versatile enough to go with everything, so she is sure to get a lot of use out of it, and more importantly, it’s beautiful. We are certain she will appreciate receiving this sweet necklace as a gift.

Gifts for Similar Ages

Final Word

With so many gifts out there, deciding what to buy for a 40 year old woman might seem confusing or overwhelming. That’s why our gift guide has a wide range of gifts for every hobby and style. We are sure you can find the right gift on our list, no matter what she likes. Our top gift recommendation for a 40 year old woman is the Instant Pot Duo Plus Mini 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker. This extremely versatile kitchen gadget does everything she needs to prepare a delicious meal. Happy eating!

Leslie Guerra

Leslie Guerra is a teacher and mom with years of gift buying experience. She has a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband and daughter.