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Suitable for any gender, this present will surprise and delight that soon-to-be 40 year old, in 40 different ways. Inside the chic black gift box the recipient will find 40 coloured envelopes, and 36 of them contain a surprise activity. They can be done alone, with friends or with family. As well as the printed cards, we’ve included four blank cards so you can add your own ideas to personalise their present.

Each envelope will inspire the recipient to try something new, go to a place they’ve never visited before, and to make a whole bunch of new memories. We’ve included a great mix of activities, to give the recipient some new experiences and adventures. They can do some at home, and others involve a night out or a day trip.

Envelope colours are chosen at random, so each box is unique, and also includes a leaflet explaining how to use the box.

To keep special memories in one place we’ve designed a journal which is perfect to hold the cards and any photos, tickets or receipts to be looked back over or shared with others. The journal has 40 double pages to save all the with space to write any notes, the ring bound book is printed in silver on the front and can be added on to your order.

How to make this 40th birthday present personal

 We have two options: an off-the-shelf black gift box with stylish turquoise metallic foil text, and a personalised version where you can choose your text colour and have the recipient’s name added. Just click on the drop-down menu to make your choice and fill in your message.

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If you want a sneaky look at a few of the dates included, click on the SNEAK PEEK button below. We know some of you want a complete surprise, so please don’t click on it if you don’t want any spoilers.



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We aim to produce gifts that are 100% recyclable, and we encourage all those enjoying opening envelopes to recycle them after they’ve completed their activities.

Our boxes are 100% recyclable, and are constructed from ‘greyboard’ which is made from a mix of recycled and waste paper. The outer wrap paper is also recyclable.

Where possible the paper we use for our card and envelopes is sourced from FSC certified suppliers.



We offer free Royal Mail 48 Tracked delivery on orders to the mainland UK. Express orders are sent out using DHL Parcels offering next working day delivery.

We also offer free Royal Mail Standard International delivery on international orders over £60.

International orders are sent via Royal Mail International as standard, or you can upgrade to a Tracked delivery. Please select these at checkout.

We aim to send your order within 1 working day of receiving your order, often the same day for orders received before 1pm GMT.

Forty Things To Do When You Are 40


40th Birthday Present

The gift that keeps on giving, for someone that’s about to reach the big 4-0. Give them 40 ways to make new memories over their 40th year.

  • A gift to outlast lockdown
  • Letter box size – posts through most letter boxes!
  • Unique 40th birthday gift contains 40 thoughtful surprises to last the whole year, whatever their gender
  • Contains 36 fun surprise activities to do with loved ones, plus 4 blank cards
  • Stylish black gift box can be personalised with a name, and choice of text colours


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Making memories shouldn't be a chore.

We're all busy, and life can get in the way. Our birthday boxes of things to do provide simple prompts to encourage anyone to get out and spend time with friends, family and loved ones.

  • Suitable for all. 
  • Enjoy alone or with company.
  • Make memories and have fun.

It's the little things that can make the biggest impact. This is a gift that lasts a lifetime.

We all remember those special moments in life, the smiles, the fun, the laughter. So help encourage them to keep being made.

  • Keep laughing
  • Keep living
  • Keep learning
  • Keep exploring!


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