40th Birthday Gift Ideas

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1970's Retro Sweets Pack

    1970's Retro Sweets Pack

    £4.95
    Classic collection of 1970's Retro Sweets. Carefully crafted into a beautiful gift pack, every pack is individually hand assembled by us at Sweet and Nostalgic. Unique 1970's Retro Gift. Save even more on our multi buy option where you can mix and match across our decades, or order bulk qty's. Perfect 1970's gifts for events and companies.
  • 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. Please see Product Details.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Music Trivia Card Game

    1970's Music Trivia Card Game

    £5.00
    Presented in a mini collectable 1970s style Vinyl Deck, this retro quiz will take you back to the golden days of music.
  • 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.
  • 1970's TV Trivia Card Game

    1970's TV Trivia Card Game

    £5.00
    Presented in a mini collectable 1970s style TV, this retro quiz will take you back to a golden era of TV.
  • 1980's Awesome Trivia Card Game

    1980's Awesome Trivia Card Game

    £5.00
    100 trivia questions all about the claasic decade of the 1980's, this retro quiz will take you back to leg warmers, diddly boppers, fluorescent ankle socks and the New Romantics !
  • 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
  • 1980's Retro Gift Hamper

    1980's Retro Gift Hamper

    £56.00 £80.00
    30% OFF RRP..Remember the 1980's with this Funky Retro Hamper. Packed with gifts that bring back memories of your childhood years. Comes filled as standard with a 1980's Retro Sweet Pack, 2 x 80's Trivia Card Games, plus a section of items that you can choose yourself to make this a unique 30th Birthday Gift or 40th Birthday Present.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1980's TV Trivia Card Game

    1980's TV Trivia Card Game

    £5.00
    Presented in a mini collectable 1980s style TV, this retro quiz will take you back to a golden era of TV.
  • 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.
  • 99 Ice Cream -  Metal Wall Sign (3 sizes)

    99 Ice Cream - Metal Wall Sign (3 sizes)

    £5.00
    Everyone remembers buying a 99 from the local Ice Cream Van, maybe you still do !! Lovely childhood memories and great reminder of those long summer days.. Small £5, Large £10, Jumbo £30..
  • 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)
  • Beano Annual - Choose your Year.. and Personalise !

    Beano Annual - Choose your Year.. and Personalise !

    £20.99
    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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • 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 )
  • 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 )
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cheeky Monkey' Valentines Sweet Hamper

    Cheeky Monkey' Valentines Sweet Hamper

    £39.00
    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 21 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.
  • 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.
  • Coca Cola Bottle- 3D  Metal Wall Sign

    Coca Cola Bottle- 3D Metal Wall Sign

    £15.00
    The Classic Coca Cola Bottle.. Delicious and Refreshing. 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
  • Goodyear Tires Service Station - 3D  Metal Wall Sign

    Goodyear Tires Service Station - 3D Metal Wall Sign

    £15.00
    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.
  • 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.
  • Beer Glasses - Metal Wall Sign (3 sizes)

    Beer Glasses - Metal Wall Sign (3 sizes)

    £5.00
    12 Different types of drinking vessels feature on this durable Metal Wall Sign, from a Snifter to a Krug. Whatever your beverage of choice there's the right glass for you. Perfect for decorating your Home Bar or public house. Small £5, Large £10, Jumbo £30.
  • 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.
  • Dad's Sweets.. Personalised Sweetie Jar (Medium)

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

    £16.50
    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.
  • 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 !
  • 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.
  • Doctor Who Badge Pack

    Doctor Who Badge Pack

    £3.75
    Official Doctor Who Badge Pack, featuring 1 x 38mm Dalek Badge and 4 x 25mm (Tardis x 2 / Time Lord and Cyber Man) Badges. Great collectors item (Free Delivery on orders below 50gm)
  • Doctor Who Stacking Tins (Set of 4)

    Doctor Who Stacking Tins (Set of 4)

    £12.00
    Set of 4 kitchen Tins.. Each a different size. Perfect for displaying in the kitchen and also useful to store foodstuffs and oddments.
    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.
  • FAB Lolly - Metal Wall Sign (3 sizes)

    FAB Lolly - Metal Wall Sign (3 sizes)

    £5.00
    Everyone remembers buying a FAB lolly from the local Ice Cream Van. Lovely childhood memories and great reminder of those long summer days. Small £5, Large £10, Jumbo £30..
  • 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 £10, Jumbo £30..
  • 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 £10, Jumbo £30..
  • Football World Cup (1966 - Present) Pictorial Edition

    Football World Cup (1966 - Present) Pictorial Edition

    £69.99
    The great teams and stars of their time are featured in reports and pictures from the World Cup. Colour photographs and articles from 2007 onwards. Embossed name and gift message included in retail price. Black gift box available for additional £5 retail.
  • Ford Capri- Metal Wall Sign

    Ford Capri- Metal Wall Sign

    £10.00
    Great metal wall sign for any Ford Capri Fan ! Perfect sign to hang up in a bedroom or garage. Sign Measures 300mm x 410mm and is made of tinplate.
    Out of stock
  • Ford Escort Mexico- Metal Wall Sign

    Ford Escort Mexico- Metal Wall Sign

    £10.00
    Great metal wall sign for any Ford Mexico Fan ! Perfect sign to hang up in a bedroom or garage. Sign Measures 300mm x 410mm and is made of tinplate.
  • Grandpa's Old Fashioned Sweet Hamper

    Grandpa's Old Fashioned Sweet Hamper

    £39.00
    You can create you own personalised message to go with this wicker hamper.This beautiful hand made wicker hamper is packed with all of the old school classics for that nostalgic feel.. A great gift idea for a special birthday or special occasion. See Product information on How to Order.
  • Great British Personalised Sweet Jar - Medium

    Great British Personalised Sweet Jar - Medium

    £16.50
    Packed with over 20 classic British sweets from the past including Rhubarb & Custards, Black Jacks, Candy Sticks, Candy Fish and Chips, Flying saucers and so much more. This will be a delicious and fun trip down memory lane. Each jar is fully personalised with your name and a message of your choice on a rip roaring Union Flag design. See Product information on How to Order.
  • 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

    £16.50
    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.
  • Great British Retro Sweet Box

    Great British Retro Sweet Box

    £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 and message on a super cool Great British Gift Card. There is around 1KG of sweets in total! 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.
  • Great British Sweet Hamper

    Great British Sweet Hamper

    £39.00
    You can create you own personalised message to go with this wicker hamper.This beautiful hand made wicker hamper is packed with all of the old school classics for that nostalgic feel.. A great gift idea for a special birthday or special occasion. See Product information on How to Order.
  • Great British Traditional Sweet Box

    Great British Traditional Sweet Box

    £27.00
    The box has 9 sweet compartments each containing one of your favourite old fashioned sweets and is fully personalised with your name and message on a super cool Great British Gift Card. There is around 1KG of sweets in total! See Product information on How to Order.
  • Great British Traditional Sweetie Jar (Large)

    Great British Traditional Sweetie Jar (Large)

    £26.00
    You can create you own personalised message on the 4.5 litre jar packed with your favourite traditional sweets.Treat yourself to this nostalgic memory or why not buy that old timer a genuine blast from the past. 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.