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55+ Happy 40th Birthday Wishes & Messages for the Special Day
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55+ Happy 40th Birthday Wishes & Messages for the Special Day

09 Jun 2024
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Are you still holding your pen trying to get some truly meaningful happy 40th birthday wishes but your brain is buffering? Well, for sure, the celebration wouldn’t be perfect without beautiful and meaningful 40th birthday messages crafted, so in this article, let’s explore with Personal Chic the best words to make this special day filled with joy.

Funny 40th Birthday Quotes

Turning 40 - the time where the youthful spirit says hello to the undeniable wisdom of age, can also be a perfect excuse to embrace fun, and go “haha” at life’s little quirks. So, starting this journey of funny birthday wishes for the special 40th birthday, here come some funny 40th birthday wishes that prove getting older doesn't mean losing your sense of humour. 

  • Congrats on turning 40! Remember, you're not 40. You're 18 with 22 years of experience!
  • Happy 40th! Time to celebrate all the wisdom you've gained... and all the grey hairs that came with it!
  • They say life begins at 40. So, happy first birthday all over again!
  • 40 and fabulous! Who needs youth when you have experience, confidence, and a killer sense of humour?
  • Happy 40th! Now you can start complaining about 'kids these days' with complete authority!
  • Cheers to 40 years! You're not old; you're a classic... like fine wine or a vintage car.
Witty 40th Birthday Wishes for Spreading Fun-40th birthday wishes

Witty 40th Birthday Wishes for Spreading Fun

  • Happy 40th! If you were a dog, you'd be 280 in dog years. Just saying
  • Happy 40th! Remember, you're not over the hill. You're just picking up speed!
  • Welcome to 40, where your idea of a wild night is no longer wild, but definitely a night!
  • Happy 40th! It's like being a teenager again, but with more aches and better taste in music.
  • They say 40 is the new 30. So, basically, you’re 10 years away from turning 20 again!
  • Forty and fearless! Or is it just that you've forgotten what you're supposed to be afraid of?
  • Welcome to 40! The perfect age to enjoy a night in with Netflix and a glass of wine without feeling guilty.
  • Happy 40th! You're like a fine wine... getting better, stronger, and more full-bodied with age!
  • Happy 40th! Now's the time to start practising your 'When I was your age' stories.
  • Welcome to 40! The age where your brain says, 'Yes, you can!' but your body says, 'Nice try!' Happy birthday!

Happy 40th Birthday Wishes for A Friend

Is it your bestie who is about to celebrate the forty and fabulous? Well, this special occasion calls for 40th birthday wishes for a best friend as special and amazing as he is. As you craft your 40th birthday quotes, we encourage you to reflect on your shared memories - any time that you cry and laugh together. With our following heartfelt and joyous birthday wishes for a friend 40th, we can remind them how much they mean to you and how incredible the journey ahead will be. 

  • Here's to 40 years of amazing memories and countless more to come. Happy birthday, my forever friend!
  • Happy 40th! They say life begins at 40, so here’s to new beginnings, old friends, and endless adventures!
  • To the friend who makes every day brighter, happy 40th! Your best years are still ahead.
  • Turning 40 is just the beginning of another incredible chapter. Here’s to you, my dear friend!
  • Welcome to Club 40! It’s exclusive, fabulous, and you fit right in. Happy birthday!
  • Cheers to 40 years of amazing moments and to countless more with you, my treasured friend. Happy birthday!
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Happy 40th Birthday Wishes to A Friend

  • You’ve aged like a pro! Happy 40th to the friend who’s full of life, love, and laughter.
  • To my dearest friend on your 40th birthday: Here’s to the most amazing, wonderful, and spectacular you!
  • Forty is just the beginning of even more amazing adventures. Happy birthday, my incredible friend!
  • Here’s to you at 40! May this milestone year be filled with all the happiness and joy you deserve.
  • Happy 40th! They say life begins at 40, so let’s make this the best decade yet, my amazing friend!
  • Cheers to 40 years of being fabulous and a lifetime of being unforgettable. Happy birthday!
  • Happy 40th! Time to start checking off that midlife crisis bucket list. Let's do this!
  • You’re 40 now, so it’s officially okay to start telling everyone how things were better back in your day.
  • Welcome to 40, where every wrinkle tells a story and every grey hair is a badge of honour. Rock it!
  • Happy 40th! They say the best wine ages well – and you, my friend, are vintage perfection.
  • Here’s to 40 years of being amazing. Let’s party like we’re in our 20s but with better decision-making skills!
  • Turning 40 is like upgrading to premium – more features, more value, and absolutely no ads. Happy birthday!
  • Happy 40th! You’re not old; you’re just well-seasoned and marinated to perfection.
  • Cheers to 40 years of laughter, love, and not acting our age. Stay awesome!

40th Birthday Messages for Him

For the guy who’s hitting the big 4-0, he deserves some truly awesome happy 40th birthday wishes for men. From birthday wishes for husband, for father, to boss, let's pen down some 40th birthday thoughts that make him feel like the king of the world. Now, if you’re ready to shower him with appreciation, humour, and heartfelt sentiments, let’s dive in our specially curated list of 40th birthday messages for him here:

  • Four decades down, countless memories made. Here’s to making many more. Happy birthday!
  • At 40, you're just hitting your stride. Here's to adventures far and wide. Happy birthday!
  • Forty candles on your cake, each one a wish to make. Happy birthday to an incredible guy!
  • Wishing you 40 times the happiness, laughter, and love on your special day. Happy birthday!
  • You've reached the fabulous forties – a milestone worth celebrating. Happy birthday!
  • May your 40th year be filled with dreams coming true and endless reasons to smile. Happy birthday!
  • Forty looks good on you – wise, strong, and handsome too. Wishing you the best birthday yet!
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Happy 40th Birthday Wishes for Men to Show Love

  • Happy 40th! May this year bring you joy in every way and new blessings each day.
  • Four decades of greatness, and many more to come. Happy birthday to a true gem!
  • At 40, life’s just begun. May your year be filled with fun. Happy birthday!
  • Forty is a time to shine – enjoy every moment, dear friend of mine. Happy birthday!
  • Wishing you a 40th filled with love, joy, and laughter – now and ever after.
  • Cheers to 40 years of memories and a future bright with promise. Happy birthday!
  • Happy 40th! May your heart be light, your spirits high, and your dreams come true.
  • Forty years of awesomeness – and many more ahead. Happy birthday, superstar!
  • Forty years young and full of zest. May your birthday be the very best!
  • Happy 40th! Here’s to health, wealth, and all the happiness your heart can hold.
  • Four decades of you – what a wonderful gift to the world. Happy birthday!
  • At 40, you’ve got it all – charm, wisdom, and a heart that’s tall. Happy birthday!
  • Happy 40th! May your year be filled with dreams realised and endless smiles.

Meaningful 40th Birthday Messages for Her

As you write some special 40th birthday wishes for her, let your words celebrate all the amazing things that make her unique. Let's craft some deeply meaningful birthday messages, whether as birthday wishes for wife, birthday quotes for moms, or any special lady of yours that captures her essence and lets her know just how cherished she is. Consider the following 40th birthday messages for her to gain more inspiration to make it truly special for her.

  • Forty and fabulous, that's what you are; shining bright like the morning star! Happy birthday!
  • Here’s to you at forty, with grace and cheer, the world’s been better for each year you’ve been here.
  • Forty years of wisdom, love, and grace – the world’s a brighter, happier place with you in it. Happy birthday!
  • Forty looks amazing on you – just like everything else you do. Cheers to an incredible year ahead!
  • With every year, you shine brighter, laugh louder, and love deeper. Happy 40th birthday to a truly special woman.
  • Cheers to forty years of fabulous, fun, and fearless living. The best is yet to come!
  • At forty, your beauty radiates, your wisdom captivates, and your spirit elevates. Happy birthday!
  • Forty years young and more amazing than ever. Here’s to celebrating you and all that makes you wonderful!
  • Forty candles on your cake, forty reasons to celebrate – each one a testament to your incredible journey.
Beautiful Happy Birthday Wishes for 40th Birthday for Her-40th birthday wishes

Beautiful Happy Birthday Wishes for 40th Birthday for Her

  • Wishing you a 40th birthday that's as fabulous, fun, and fantastic as you are!
  • Forty years of making the world brighter, kinder, and more amazing. Happy birthday!
  • At 40, you’re not just getting older; you’re getting bolder. Cheers to your unstoppable spirit!
  • To the woman who’s forty and fabulous: may your day be filled with love, laughter, and endless joy.
  • Here’s to forty years of being an incredible friend, a loving soul, and an inspiration to many.
  • Forty and flourishing – you’ve mastered the art of living beautifully and loving wholeheartedly.
  • Happy 40th birthday! May this year bring you more dreams fulfilled and more moments to cherish.
  • Forty is a milestone of strength, wisdom, and endless potential. Here’s to your incredible journey ahead!
  • To the woman who makes forty look fabulous: may your birthday be as wonderful as you are.

Accompanying Your Wishes with Custom 40th Birthday Gifts

A birthday celebration will never be complete without a wise choice of gifts and happy birthday messages. Now that you know how to transform your 40th birthday thoughts into meaningful 40th birthday messages, the next thing is to make sure your chosen presents go well with the sentiments conveyed by your thoughtful 40th birthday wishes.

In a survey by Birthday Joy on people’s birthday preferences, up to 75% of respondents claimed that they loved to receive gifts and wishes with a matching vibe. So, to help you celebrate the big 4-0, Personal Chic introduces our best-sellers personalised gifts 40th birthday which are designed with different touches of sentiments to make sure a good fit between your presents and 40th birthday quotes.

And, hey! Here’s one more secret making Personal Chic your go-to place for 40th birthday delight - You can easily and creatively display your message right on your chosen gifts with our convenient customisation.

  • Custom Birthday T-shirts:

Well, let’s first look at some suggestions for personalised t-shirts birthday from Personal Chic, which all recorded up to 1,200 units sold each last year. You know, in a survey by Zazzle, around 40% of respondents preferred receiving personalised gifts like custom apparel for their birthdays, as they found them more meaningful and thoughtful. 

Personalised 40th Birthday King T-Shirt-40th birthday wishes

This custom tee, with unique 40th birthday wishes for men, is designed to make him feel like royalty.

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Personalised 40th Birthday, You Deserve A Beer Hoodie-40th birthday messages

Embracing wittiness in the funny 40th birthday messages to a friend crafted, this tee is about to give lots of laughs.

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Personalised Stepping Into My Birthday Like a True Boss T-Shirt-happy 40th birthday wishes

This tee, designed with confident 40th birthday wishes to a friend, is perfect for making a milestone.

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Personalised This Woman Turn 40 Today Sweatshirt-40th birthday wishes

This t-shirt, featuring witty 40th birthday quotes, is perfect to cheer for a fabulous day in style.

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“This t-shirt was a huge hit with my husband. The personalization was brilliant!”, says Rebecca - one of our thrilled customers. Well, it’s true! This suggestion, just like any in our collection of personalised 40th birthday gifts for him, guarantees an unprecedented customisation where you are not only to redesign the colour and image but also edit the text shown to details, making sure your crafted 40th birthday wishes are displayed aesthetically.

Personalised My Wife/Husband Is 40 And Still Hot Hoodie-happy birthday wishes for 40th birthday

This hoodie, with a happy 40th birthday message, celebrates your spouse's 40th with humour and love.

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Personalised 40 and Fabulous T-Shirt-happy 40th birthday message

Capturing her confident vibe, this tee is perfect for celebrating a milestone with style and flair.

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Personalised Born In 1984 T-Shirt-40th birthday wishes

Celebrating the big 4-0 with this stylish T-Shirt, perfect for commemorating your birth year.

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Such custom apparel from Personal Chic not only comes in quality with trusted advanced DTG printing techniques which can perfectly capture even the most intricate design details but also are available in various sizes from S to 5XL, and vibrant colour options to satisfy everyone’s taste, making the best ideas for 40th birthday gifts.

Personalised Happy Birthday Love Of My Life T-Shirt-40th birthday thoughts

This tee, with a happy 40th birthday message, is perfect for expressing your love on this special day.

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Personalised Happy Birthday My Love T-Shirt-40th birthday wishes

Showing your love and best happy birthday wishes for 40th birthday, this tee is perfect for a birthday gift.

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Personalised You Are The Greatest Gift I've Ever Received T-Shirt-40th birthday quotes

This tee, with touching 40th birthday thoughts, shows your appreciation and love for the birthday honoree.

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  • Personalised Birthday Mugs

Moving on in our best-sellers list, we come to different designs of custom drinkware. Well, in a study by Crestline Custom Promotional Products, it was revealed that 58% of respondents considered drinkware as a preferred gift item for birthdays. So, here we suggest you top 5 designs which registered an incredible star review of 4.99/5 with over 98% of positive responses.

Personalised What A Lovely Morning 40th Birthday Mug-meaningful 40th birthday messages

With a witty design and 40th birthday wishes funny, this mug is perfect for a milestone morning.

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Personalised Happy Birthday To Bestie Mug-40th birthday wishes

With birthday wishes for a friend 40th, this mug is best to celebrate your bestie’s birthday cheers.

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For any design of Personal Chic's custom drinkware here, you can choose between the Ceramic Mugs, designed with a C-handle and rounded corners for a comfortable grip, and the classic white or a stylish Two Tone option with a coloured interior. Both types are microwave and dishwasher safe, ensuring ease of use and cleaning. With a capacity of 325 ml (11 oz) and dimensions of 9.5 cm x 8.2 cm, these custom birthday mugs provide ample space for favourite beverages.

Personalised Sassy And Fabulous Birthday Mug-40th birthday messages

Celebrate your bestie’s special day with 40th birthday quotes printed out, it’s perfect for birthday cheers.

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Personalised Birthday Queen Mug-happy 40th birthday wishes

This custom mug, with a royalty-like happy 40th birthday message, is perfect for making her feel special.

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Personalised Happy Birthday My Love Mug-40th birthday wishes

This mug is perfect for sharing romantic 40th birthday thoughts over coffee.

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  • Customised Phone Cases for 40th Birthday

In a survey by Zazzle, 36% of millennials (now aged 28-43) said they preferred receiving personalised or customised gifts, such as custom phone cases, over generic gifts. Therefore, let’s have a look at some custom phone case designs which have been on our trending list in the first half of this year.

Personalised It's Your 40th Birthday Phone Case-happy birthday wishes for 40th birthday

Coming in a cute design with adorable 40th birthday wishes, this phone case is best to say happy birthday.

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Personalised I'm 40th Classic, Not Old Phone Case-happy 40th birthday message

This phone case, designed with 40th birthday quotes funny, is perfect for celebrating 40 years of style.

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These 2-layer phone cases offer exceptional protection with a combination of hard plastic and high-quality tempered glass, surrounded by a soft silicone edge for added shock absorption. Plus, utilising UV printing technology for vibrant and long-lasting designs, these birthday phone cases are available for a range of iPhone models, from the latest iPhone 14 series to older devices like the iPhone X.

Personalised Hello 40 Phone Case-40th birthday wishes

Marking 40th birthday with witty 40th birthday wishes, this case is perfect for a milestone celebration.

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Personalised Awesome Since 1984 Phone Case-40th birthday thoughts

Celebrate being awesome with birthday wishes for a friend 40th, this is best to toast for this special day.

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Personalised Legend Since 1984 Phone Case-40th birthday quotes

With a cool design with 40th birthday thoughts for a best friend, it is perfect as a birthday gift.

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In conclusion, crafting happy birthday wishes for 40th birthday means so much. With our variety of funny, witty, and meaningful 40th birthday wishes explored above, we hope to make this day truly unforgettable. But don't stop there! Celebrating a 40th birthday is all about crafting the perfect blend of heartfelt messages and thoughtful gifts that resonate with the birthday honoree. So, come to Personal Chic to dive in a world of customised birthday presents where your wishes are beautifully shown.

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