40th Birthday Gift Ideas

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  • England Cricket History - Newspaper Book

    England Cricket History - Newspaper Book

    £44.99
    Now includes England's World Cup Victory from the Summer of 2019. Owzat! This book highlights England’s international games back to 1905, reproduced from original national newspapers of the time. The Ashes victories, World Cup games and some thrilling test matches, reported as they happened. The perfect gift for a Cricket buff. Price From £44.99 (with Optional Extras )
  • Beano Annual - Choose your Year.. and Personalise !

    Beano Annual - Choose your Year.. and Personalise !

    £22.99
    A Beano Annual From your year of choice is a fantastic nostalgic gift for those wanting to re-live the fun and hi-jinx of the crazy world of the Beano. It doesn't matter which decade you gre up in the 20th Century, you probably read The Beano once or twice. Relive those cartoon stories from the year of your choice. Price from £20.99 ( with Optional Extras ). Some pages may contain references which are of their time, but would not be considered suitable today.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Birthday Edition Newspaper Book

    Birthday Edition Newspaper Book

    £44.99
    The Birthday Edition Newspaper Book is the perfect gift for anyone whos ever wondered what was making the headlines on each and every one of their birthdays.. Price from £44.99 ( with Optional Extras )
  • Personalised Music Quiz Book 1970's

    Personalised Music Quiz Book 1970's

    £19.99
    Test your Musical Grey matter with this personalised 1970's Music Quiz Book. Straight from the Glam Rock and Disco Decade. Do you know your Abba from your Bee Gees ? 56 pages of Music Trivia to explore. Comes with FREE embossing on the front cover, a personalised message inside and the recipients name features throughout the book. Please see Product Details.
  • 40th Birthday Time Capsule

    40th Birthday Time Capsule

    £35.00
    Celebrate the story of your life with this carefully crafted collection of memories. A perfect gift for someone celebrating a 40th Birthday. All packed into a deluxe keepsake tin. A host of ephemera sure to evoke a sense of nostalgia for the lucky recipient. Imagine opening a tin full of history, YOUR history.
  • Kelloggs Cornflakes - Embossed Storage Tin - Large

    Kelloggs Cornflakes - Embossed Storage Tin - Large

    £12.00
    Store your Morning Cereal in this Retro Corn Flakes Tin. Made of Sturdy Sheet Metal, with a protective lacquer coating. Holds about 500gm of product (tested with a Standard sized box of Cornflakes !). Key Text and Pictures on the Lid are in raised embossed metalwork. Size : 19cm long by 8cm depth by 26cm high.
    Out of stock
  • Spirit of the 1980's Jigsaw - 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle

    Spirit of the 1980's Jigsaw - 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle

    £16.00
    Take a Nostalgic Trip back in Time to the 1980's . Images that were household memories, Pac-Man, Mork and Mindy, Blockbusters, Tiswas and much more. As with all Gibsons jigsaws, the beautifully illustrated pieces are made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and are therefore a pleasure to work with again and again.
  • VW Camper Jigsaw - 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle

    VW Camper Jigsaw - 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle

    £16.00
    The classic VW Type 2 Campervan is not just an icon from the 60s, it’s a rolling symbol for independence and freedom that whisks you back to the 1967 ‘Summer of Love” every time it’s spotted on our roads today. It’s no surprise that so many of the beloved vans are still in use and this 1000 piece puzzle showcases the best of the bunch. As with all Gibsons jigsaws, the beautifully illustrated pieces are made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and are therefore a pleasure to work with again and again.
  • Coca Cola - Embossed Storage Tin

    Coca Cola - Embossed Storage Tin

    £9.00
    Classic licensed Coca Cola image on this Food Safe Metal Storage Tin. Made of Sturdy Sheet Metal, with a protective lacquer coating. 4Litre Capacity. Key Text and Pictures on the Lid are in raised embossed metalwork. Size : 14cm long by 10cm depth by 20cm high.
  • Retro Favourites Sweet Hamper

    Retro Favourites Sweet Hamper

    £40.00
    You can create you own personalised message to go with this wicker hamper packed with your favourite Retro Sweets. A great gift idea for a special birthday or special occasion. See Product information on How to Order.
  • The Famous Five - Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 pieces)

    The Famous Five - Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 pieces)

    £16.00
    Classic book from The Famous Five feature on this great 1000 Piece Jigsaw. Five on a secret trial, Five go off in a caravan, Five get into a fix, plus loads more !. High quality 1000 piece Jigsaw Puzzle size 48x68cm when complete. Made from thick, durable puzzle board that is 100% recycled.
  • Music Decade  Hardback Book 1960's - 1990's

    Music Decade Hardback Book 1960's - 1990's

    £29.99
    Music of your decade is gathered here in a collection of photos and articles from the time. 1960's through to the 1990's. You can personalise and have a Name Embossed on the Front Cover. Comes with a FREE Gift Box. Please see Product Details for more information.
  • 1970's Childhood Memorabilia Gift Pack

    1970's Childhood Memorabilia Gift Pack

    £6.00 £6.95
    70's Childhood Replica Gift Pack. Growing up in 1970's Britain. Images and artwork from influential Products and fashions. A great 40th birthday gift.
  • 1970's Sweet Memories - 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle in a Tin

    1970's Sweet Memories - 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle in a Tin

    £11.00
    Take a Sweetie Nostalgic Trip back in Time to the 1970's . Featuring favourites such as JCurly Wurly, Buttersnap, Swisskit, Prize, Double Decker, Ice Breaker, Amazin’ Raisin, Nutty, Rumba, Welcome, Old Jamaica, Texan, Caramel and the chunky Yorkie bar and much more. As with all Gibsons jigsaws, the beautifully illustrated pieces are made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and are therefore a pleasure to work with again and again. Tin Size 12cm x 7cm x 15cm
  • 1980's Sweet Memories - 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle in a Tin

    1980's Sweet Memories - 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle in a Tin

    £11.00
    Take a Sweetie Nostalgic Trip back in Time to the 1980's . Featuring favourites such as Terry’s Bitz and Pyramint, Rowntree’s Black Magic bar, Cadbury’s Wispa and much more. As with all Gibsons jigsaws, the beautifully illustrated pieces are made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and are therefore a pleasure to work with again and again. Tin Size 12cm x 7cm x 15cm
  • VW Camper  - 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle in a Van !

    VW Camper - 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle in a Van !

    £15.00
    Travel back in time to the ‘Summer of Love’ with Gibsons’ brilliant VW Campervan puzzle! Packaged in a mini tin replica of the classic blue van which is shaped in design to look like a real vintage camper van ! , The 500 piece puzzle is a montage of quirky campervans that were a common sight in the mid-20th century. As with all Gibsons jigsaws, the beautifully illustrated pieces are made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and are therefore a pleasure to work with again and again. 3D Metal Van Size 21cm x 10cm x 10cm
  • 1970's Retro Gift Hamper

    1970's Retro Gift Hamper

    £60.00 £80.00
    30% OFF RRP..Remember the 1970's with this Funky Retro Hamper. Packed with gifts that bring back memories of your childhood years. Comes filled as standard with a 1970's Retro Sweet Pack, 1970's Childhood Memorabilia Pack, a Double 1970's Music CD, 2 x 70's Trivia Card Games, plus a section of items that you can choose yourself to make this a unique 40th Birthday Gift or 50th Birthday Present.
  • Harley Davidson Service and Repair- Embossed Storage Tin

    Harley Davidson Service and Repair- Embossed Storage Tin

    £9.00
    Great Garage Metal Storage Tin, store all your bits and bobs in this retro looking embossed metal tin. Comes with Hinged Lid. Key Text and Pictures on the Lid are in raised embossed metalwork. Size : 26cm long by 16cm wide by 7cm high.
  • 1934 to 1989  Birthday Star DVD Greeting Card.

    1934 to 1989 Birthday Star DVD Greeting Card.

    £9.49
    Choose any year from 1934 to 1989. Each DVD features a fantastic retrospective look at a collection of wonderful original footage gathered from the vaults of some of Britains leading news organisations. Take a trip back in time and experience the lifestyle, the personalities and the news stories that changed the World.
  • Spirit of the 1970's Jigsaw - 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle

    Spirit of the 1970's Jigsaw - 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle

    £16.00
    Take a Nostalgic Trip back in Time to the 1970's . Images that were household memories, The Goodies, Bagpuss, Starsky and Hutch. As with all Gibsons jigsaws, the beautifully illustrated pieces are made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and are therefore a pleasure to work with again and again.
  • Darth Vader Coffee/ Biscuit Storage Tin

    Darth Vader Coffee/ Biscuit Storage Tin

    £4.00 £8.00
    How does Darth Vader like his Coffee ? On the Dark Side ! Perfect for displaying in the kitchen and also useful to store foodstuffs and oddments.
  • 1970 to 1979  The Story of your Year CD/Booklet

    1970 to 1979 The Story of your Year CD/Booklet

    £9.99
    Choose any year from 1970 to 1979. Celebrate a year of birth, year of marriage or any other anniversary or special day with this ideal Card, CD and Booklet in one. News Stories and 15 songs ( including digital access to all songs) from your chosen year.
  • 1970 to 1979  The time of your life DVD Greeting Card.

    1970 to 1979 The time of your life DVD Greeting Card.

    £9.49
    Choose any year from 1970 to 1979. Each DVD features a fantastic retrospective look at a collection of wonderful original footage gathered from the vaults of some of Britains leading news organisations. Take a trip back in time and experience the lifestyle, the personalities and the news stories that changed the World.
  • 1970's Scrapbook

    1970's Scrapbook

    £15.00
    Full of pop, punk and personalities, The 1970s Scrapbook sways through this energetic era on platform shoes to the beat of glam rock and disco mania. The perfect 40th Birthday Gift.
  • Motoring Board Game

    Motoring Board Game

    £5.00
    Traditional Dice and Board Game, Motoring, negotiate your way around the course avoiding mechanical faults and driving into ditches, first car to the picnic spot is the winner. Great gift idea.
  • 1930 to 1999  Birthday Star CD Greeting Card

    1930 to 1999 Birthday Star CD Greeting Card

    £6.49
    Choose any year from 1930 to 1999. Celebrate a year of birth, year of marriage or any other anniversary or special day with this ideal Card and Gift in one. News headlines and 20 songs from your chosen year.
  • 1980's Music Trivia Card Game

    1980's Music Trivia Card Game

    £5.00
    Presented in a mini collectable 1980s style Boom Box, this retro quiz will take you back to the golden days of music.
    Out of stock
  • Retro Junior Knitting Set

    Retro Junior Knitting Set

    £8.00
    Retro Junior Knitting Set. The perfect set for the young beginner. A wonderful simple set to get anyone started on the creative road to knitting. Includes Needles, 4 Balls of Wool instruction to make a kettle holder. Good fun and very educational, this set is sure to please parents, grandparents and children.
  • 1980's Retro Sweets Pack

    1980's Retro Sweets Pack

    £4.95
    Classic collection of 1980's Retro Sweets. Carefully crafted into a beautiful gift pack, every pack is individually hand assembled by us at Sweet and Nostalgic. Unique 1980's Gif Idea. Save even more on our multi buy option where you can mix and match across our decades, or order bulk qty's. Perfect 1980's gifts for events and companies.
  • Tail-Less Donkey Retro Family Game

    Tail-Less Donkey Retro Family Game

    £4.00
    Tail-Less Donkey or Pin the Tail on the Donkey Retro Game. Attach the tail onto the donkey blindfolded and see how many points you can score. Highest total wins and if you can get it on the tail you score the maximum 100 points. Suitable for up to 10 players
  • 1970 to 1979  The Classic Years CD Greeting Card.

    1970 to 1979 The Classic Years CD Greeting Card.

    £6.49
    Choose any year from 1970 to 1979. Celebrate a year of birth, year of marriage or any other anniversary or special day with this ideal Card and Gift in one. News headlines and 20 songs from your chosen year.
  • 1980's Sweet Memories- Jigsaw Puzzle

    1980's Sweet Memories- Jigsaw Puzzle

    £16.00
    1000 Piece Jigsaw. A nostalgic look back at the sweets and chocolate bars we were eating in the 1980s, from the Robert Opie Memories of... collection.
    Out of stock
  • The Boat Race Board Game

    The Boat Race Board Game

    £5.00
    Traditional Dice and Board Game, The Boat Race, a tactical game depicting the famous Oxford versus Cambridge boat race. Who will get the advantage of The Surrey Station ?? Great gift idea.
  • 40th  Birthday CD Greeting Card.

    40th Birthday CD Greeting Card.

    £6.49
    Bring back memories of their childhood and early teens to anyone celebrating their Milestone 40th birthday with this fascinating greeting card and 15 track CD, with Music Download.
  • 40th Birthday Box

    40th Birthday Box

    £26.00
    40th Birthday Gift Box packed with items that you grew up with. Much cheaper than a time machine and sure to bring back fond memories. Contains CD/ DVD plus a host of other great memorabilia.
  • Back to the Future Mug with/without a Time Travelling selection of 80's retro sweets.

    Back to the Future Mug with/without a Time Travelling selection of 80's retro sweets.

    £8.00
    It's been over 30 years since the release o the First Back to the Future film. Featuring Marty McFly and Doc Brown and their calamitous journeys into the past future and present. You can remember this great film with the classic 80's Logo and a picture of the DeLorean in this mug all packed up with/without a nostalgic selection of 80's themed sweets. A blast from the past ! Price from £8.00 (Mug Only)
  • Birthdate & Year Edition Newspaper Book

    Birthdate & Year Edition Newspaper Book

    £44.99
    A beautifully bound hardback book that holds a complete recreation of a national newspaper, from any date of your choice, together with other major newspaper reports from that year. Price from £44.99 ( with Optional Extras )
  • Bug - Retro Family Game

    Bug - Retro Family Game

    £5.00
    Bug Retro Game. Take it in turns to throw the dice and build your Bug. This version is based on a game released in the 1970's. An original gift that will bring back memories from childhood. Suitable for up to 4 Players.
    Out of stock
  • Electric 80's 3CD Set

    Electric 80's 3CD Set

    £9.00
    The era of diddly boppers, flourescent socks and the new romantics, get down to the most eletrifying tunes from the 80's on this collection of 60 cool 80's tracks. Take a Nostalgic trip down memory lane with this lovely 3 CD Gift Set.
  • Captain Scarlet - Retro Family Board Game

    Captain Scarlet - Retro Family Board Game

    £12.50
    Captain Scarlet - The Fight with the Mysterons. With gorgeous graphics from the 1960's, this reproduction retro Captain Scralet Board Game sees the famous man himself fight "the mysterons" along with colleagues, Captain Blue, Captain Ochre and Lt. Green. Players plan their route across Europe to defeat the enemy and come through as visors ! From 1 to 4 Players.
  • Valentines Sweet Hamper - Cheeky Monkey

    Valentines Sweet Hamper - Cheeky Monkey

    £40.00
    You can create you own personalised message to go with this wicker hamper. We have not only managed to fit our adorable little 'Cheeky Monkey' cuddly toy into the hamper but a whopping 20 different retro and romantic sweets! See Product information on How to Order.
  • Coca Cola - 3D  Metal Wall Sign (Small)

    Coca Cola - 3D Metal Wall Sign (Small)

    £6.00
    The legendary Cocoa Cola Logo features on this metal wall sign. This great curved and embossed sign measures 15cm x 20cm and comes with predrilled holes for easy hanging. Part of our 3D range.
    Out of stock
  • Chocolate Coin Bullion Bar

    Chocolate Coin Bullion Bar

    £14.00
    Ever wanted to own your own Gold Bullion bar? well now you can! minus the real gold obviously! This great gift is both full of tasty chocolate gold coins and comes in a super cool gold bullion bar box! It makes the perfect gift for chocolate lovers and aspiring millionaires alike! Each Bar also comes with a personalised share certificate for that added special touch. See Product information on How to Order.
  • Goodyear Tires Service Station - 3D  Metal Wall Sign

    Goodyear Tires Service Station - 3D Metal Wall Sign

    £16.00
    Goodyear Service Station 3D Metal Wall Sign . Perfect for the handy man in your life ! This great curved and embossed sign measures 30cm x 40cm and comes with predrilled holes for easy hanging. Part of our 3D range.
    Out of stock
  • Coca Cola Red Sign- 3D  Metal Wall Sign

    Coca Cola Red Sign- 3D Metal Wall Sign

    £10.00
    The Classic Coca Cola Bottle.. Delicious and Refreshing. This great curved and embossed sign measures 20cm x 30cm and comes with predrilled holes for easy hanging. Part of our 3D range.
    Out of stock
  • Coca Cola Yellow Sign- 3D  Metal Wall Sign

    Coca Cola Yellow Sign- 3D Metal Wall Sign

    £10.00
    The Classic Coca Cola Logo . Delicious and Refreshing. This great curved and embossed sign measures 20cm x 30cm and comes with predrilled holes for easy hanging. Part of our 3D range.
    Out of stock
  • Dad's Sweets.. Personalised Sweetie Jar (Medium)

    Dad's Sweets.. Personalised Sweetie Jar (Medium)

    £18.00
    You can create you own personalised message on the 1.8 litre jar packed with your favourite retro sweets. A great gift idea for a special birthday or special occasion. See Product information on How to Order.
  • Dad's Sweets.. Personalised Sweetie Jar (Large)

    Dad's Sweets.. Personalised Sweetie Jar (Large)

    £26.00
    You can create you own personalised message on the 4.5 litre jar packed with your favourite retro sweets. A great Father's Day gift idea for a special birthday or special occasion. See Product information on How to Order.
  • David Bowie Pictorial Edition Newspaper Book

    David Bowie Pictorial Edition Newspaper Book

    £79.99
    David Bowie once said "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." and one thing he definitely wasn't was 'boring'. Read all about the star's controversial life in the limelight, reported as it happened. The legendary Bowie's life is collected here through authentic articles from his lifetime. FREE EMBOSSING and FREE GIFT BOX !
  • Deluxe Sweetie Box (Large)

    Deluxe Sweetie Box (Large)

    £30.00
    You can create you own personalised message on this deluxe large sweetie box packed with your favourite retro sweets. A great gift idea for a special birthday or special occasion. See Product information on How to Order.
  • Retro Gaming Mug with/without a 48K selection of 80's retro sweets.

    Retro Gaming Mug with/without a 48K selection of 80's retro sweets.

    £8.00
    Remember the birth of the Gaming Console back in the 70's ?? Ping Pong, Atari. Celebrate the birth of this global phenomenon with this mug all packed up with/without a nostalgic selection of 80's themed sweets. A blast from the past ! Price from £8.00 (Mug Only)
  • Deluxe Sweetie Box (Medium)

    Deluxe Sweetie Box (Medium)

    £20.00
    You can create you own personalised message on this deluxe medium sweetie box packed with your favourite retro sweets. A great gift idea for a special birthday or special occasion. See Product information on How to Order.
  • Dirt Track Racing Board Game

    Dirt Track Racing Board Game

    £5.00
    Traditional Dice and Board Game, Dirt Track Racing , Draw for positions, and avoid collisions. Great gift idea.
    Out of stock
  • Fiat 500 - Metal Wall Sign (3 sizes)

    Fiat 500 - Metal Wall Sign (3 sizes)

    £5.00
    TThe ever popular Fiat 500, the original 'city car', would look great in a study or the garage wall. Small £5, Large £11, Jumbo £32..
  • Fish n Chips - Metal Wall Sign (3 sizes)

    Fish n Chips - Metal Wall Sign (3 sizes)

    £5.00
    The smell of Fish and Chips is one of the most evocative high street and seaside smells, and it's very British also ! No one can make them has good as your favourite Chippy. Pay homage to a Great British institution with this great vintage metal wall sign. Small £5, Large £11, Jumbo £32..
  • Mum's Personalised Sweet Jar - Large

    Mum's Personalised Sweet Jar - Large

    £26.00
    The jar is loaded with 22 varieties of your favourite classic sweets including: Parma Violets, Refresher chews, Drumstick lollies, Gob stoppers, Fried eggs, Cola bottles, Flying Saucers, Candy sticks, Love Hearts and Popping Candy to name just a few!!. See Product information on How to Order.
  • Mum's Personalised Sweet Jar - Medium

    Mum's Personalised Sweet Jar - Medium

    £18.00
    The jar is loaded with 13 varieties of your favourite classic sweets including: Parma Violets, Refresher chews, Drumstick lollies, Jelly Babies, Fried eggs, Cola bottles, Flying Saucers, Candy sticks, Love Hearts and Double Dip Sherbet to name just a few!!. See Product information on How to Order.
  • Letterbox Retro Sweets

    Letterbox Retro Sweets

    £12.00
    The box has 5 bags of retro sweets and is fully personalised with your name on the front of the box. Package can fit through a standard sized letterbox, so no worries if you are out at work or shopping as your local post will deliver even if you are out. See Product information on How to Order.
  • Wooden Retro Sweet Box - ' Sweet Collection' BLUE

    Wooden Retro Sweet Box - ' Sweet Collection' BLUE

    £27.00
    The box has 9 sweet compartments each containing one of your favourite old school retro sweets and is fully personalised with your name on the front of the box. There is around 1KG of sweets in total! See Product information on How to Order.
  • Wooden Retro Sweet Box - ' Sweet Collection' PINK

    Wooden Retro Sweet Box - ' Sweet Collection' PINK

    £27.00
    The box has 9 sweet compartments each containing one of your favourite old school retro sweets and is fully personalised with your name on the front of the box. There is around 1KG of sweets in total! See Product information on How to Order.
  • Wooden Retro Sweet Box - ' Sweet Like Candy'

    Wooden Retro Sweet Box - ' Sweet Like Candy'

    £27.00
    The box has 9 sweet compartments each containing one of your favourite old school retro sweets and is fully personalised with your name on the front of the box. There is around 1KG of sweets in total! See Product information on How to Order.
  • Wooden Retro Sweet Box - 'SSSHHH'

    Wooden Retro Sweet Box - 'SSSHHH'

    £27.00
    The box has 9 sweet compartments each containing one of your favourite old school retro sweets and is fully personalised with your name on the front of the box. There is around 1KG of sweets in total! See Product information on How to Order.
40th Birthday Gifts, Retro Gifts from the 1970's all here at Sweet and Nostalgic​​​​​​​

40th Birthday Gifts. We didn't mind growing up in this time. We could stay out till dark and still be home home tea.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​40th Birthday Gifts and Unique Retro 40th Birthday Gift Ideas. The Decade of Glam Rock, Power Cuts, Space Hoppers, TV Dinners, Strikes, The long hot Summer of 1976, Staying out till dark, Riding a Chopper, Building Dens. We have handpicked some great 40th birthday gifts for friends and family, we have also included some 1980's gifts as this section as people born in the late 1970's would possibly remember the next influential decade the 1980's.