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Fortieth Birthday Articles

In this section are articles about the authors' experiences of turning 40. Whether you're approaching 40 yourself or looking for inspiration to celebrate the birthday of someone important to you, we hope you'll find these pages useful.

As we receive more articles, we'll add them for you to read. If you've got recommendations for 40th birthday presents, parties or places to celebrate, please let us know.

Please note that these are suggestions, based on other people's experiences, NOT official guides to anything. If you plan to do something similar yourself, please do your own research to make sure everything you're hoping to do is still available/operating/open and that it's really for you. The authors of these articles and we ourselves are offering these ideas and advice in good faith but we cannot be held responsible for any factual inaccuracies or for things having changed since the fortieth birthdays described here (ie, within the past five years or so).

Fortieth birthday presents

Are your family and friends asking you what you'd like for your 40th birthday? Or are you looking for a 40th birthday present for someone else? Either way, the following articles may give you some ideas.

Becoming a Domestic Goddess

I'm 40. Time to Get Back in Shape

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Fortieth birthday party

40th Birthday Party Speech

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Fortieth birthday in an exciting place

Where you choose to celebrate your fortieth birthday will depend on your taste and interests, your budget and what time of year your birthday falls. Here you can read about a cross-section of fortieth birthday destinations, experienced in various company, in various seasons.

40th Birthday in New York City (January birthday, with partner)

40th Birthday in Las Vegas (October birthday, with partner)

40th Birthday in Paris (May birthday, with best friend)

40th Birthday in London (February birthday, with family)

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