40 gifts for a forty year old...

A friend is turning 40 in 3 weeks and I thought it would be nice given the current circumstances to get 40 gifts.  Mainly small....so far I have
1. Main Present
2. Spam (inside joke)
3. Toilet paper
4. Pen
5. Jam
6. Trinket box
7. Bottle of wine
8. Milka Bar
Then I realised I'm pants with gifts.....any ideas? 
:silenced: Down with the signature fascists!!:naughty:
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  • gt568gt568 Forumite
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    She like leopard print stuff if that helps....
    :silenced: Down with the signature fascists!!:naughty:
  • KseniyaKseniya Forumite
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    sparklers
    nuts
    crisps
    wineglass

  • KseniyaKseniya Forumite
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    marmalade
    gum
    postcard

  • gt568gt568 Forumite
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    Thanks - every little suggestion helps.
    :silenced: Down with the signature fascists!!:naughty:
  • chaniechanie Forumite
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    What about focussing gifts on the year she was born or her childhood eg a few items that would have been popular in the 1980s?
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  • gt568 said:
    A friend is turning 40 in 3 weeks and I thought it would be nice given the current circumstances to get 40 gifts.  Mainly small....so far I have
    1. Main Present
    2. Spam (inside joke)
    3. Toilet paper
    4. Pen
    5. Jam
    6. Trinket box
    7. Bottle of wine
    8. Milka Bar
    Then I realised I'm pants with gifts.....any ideas?  
    Fortified wine? 
    Follow up with some fortified breakfast cereal

    gt568 said:
    She like leopard print stuff if that helps....
    leopard print suggestions:
    lip balm - (search "Carmex wild")
    socks
    keyring
    comb/brush
  • DerektheDonkeyDerektheDonkey Forumite
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    My advice is to ask a woman. Your wife/partner perhaps?

    I had a similar predicament a couple of years back, buying for a long time lady friend that had hit 50. My wife, similar age, had loads of brilliant suggestions that appeared to be well appreciated.

    As for suggestions, 'naughty at forty'.  I went with 'thrifty at fifty'. Happy to help, good luck!
  • hob_nob_bobhob_nob_bob Forumite
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    Some ideas -
    1. Bubble bath
    2. Hand cream
    3. Face cream
    4. Nail varnish
    5. Face masks 
    6. Hat/scarf/gloves
    7. Candle
    8. Nice picture frame with a picture of the two of you in
    9. Mug
    10. Earrings
    11. Colouring book
    12. Voucher (either for a shop/massage treatment etc or a homemade one - IOU a night of babysitting etc)
    13. House plant
    14. Cookery book
    15. Purse
    16. Book by their favourite author
    17. Socks
    18. Pyjamas
    19. Make up/wash bag (perhaps filled with little bits to boost the present count - lipbalm, compact mirror, hair brush etc?)
    20. Nice notepad and/or pen
    21. Blanket
  • WelshBristolianWelshBristolian Forumite
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    Pinterest has a load of different ideas, some even have little notes attached that are quite fun. For example to go with the bottle of wine you could write a little note saying there's nothing to whine about, it's your birthday and to go with it you could get a wine glass and write a little note saying when all else fails, drink up.
    I'd also get some classic little birthday gifts like a badge, a sash, some balloons, birthday cake themed food etc. 
  • EmmiaEmmia Forumite
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    Bottle of beer? I know someone who got 40 different beers (that they'd not had) for their 40th
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