There are several ways to view turning 40. One is absolute depression at the thought of turning an age you previously only associated with your parents, old age homes, and mini vans. Conversely, the old soon-to-be-ancient-almost-40-year-old could try and pretend, like it doesn’t really matter. Just another number sort of thing. If that works, then hey good for them. The final and most popular way, is with humor. Both on the part of the birthday boy/girl, and on the people around them.
With that in mind, one of the best things you the gift giver can do, is to try and cheer up the hapless soul by making fun of them. And, usually the best way to do that is with the gift of gags / humor / over-the-hill type gifts. After all, this getting older is pretty serious stuff. One step closer to meeting Mr. Grim Reaper, and all. If this wasn’t a time for humor, I don’t know what is.
The other nice things about gag gifts as presents, is they’re usually not very expensive.
This should make the cheapskates in the crowd happy. Unless of course, you decide to go for something like sending a dozen strippers to their office, on the day the birthday fella is expecting a big promotion from their boss the ultra serious actuary. While this may be a very funny gag, it’s also pretty expensive.
A gag gift mug, turning 40 survival guide, or “This is what a really cool 40 year old looks like” t-shirt is probably a little more budget conscious, which is a good thing these days. Plus, your 40 year old friend gets to keep their job, and stay your friend at the same time.
Be sure to visit this 40th Birthday Gag Gifts Website for more suggestions.