The countdown to the holidays is officially on—and so is the pressure to get your loved ones the perfect gift. No worries: Metro’s got some ideas for the best gifts to give the 40-year-olds in your life.
1. Crossword Puzzle Mug
If your loved one is a fan of coffee (and, let’s face it, who isn’t?) and brainteasers, this gift is perfect. The mug itself is a crossword landscape, and the box it comes in provides the clues. Whether or not your answers are permanent is up to you: use an industrial Sharpie to keep them on there for good, or use an whiteboard marker to fill it in over and over!
Price: $12.95, can be purchased here.
2. iPhone Charging Station
Your 40s are a time to appreciate things for their aesthetic and practicality. In this case, this sleek, efficient charging station is perfect: it also has additional compartments for things like sunglasses, pens, and keys, and keeps them beautifully organized and on display.
Price: $34.99, can be purchased here.
3. Breakfast Sandwich Maker
If your loved one is a culinary lover who is always on the go, this gift is absolutely ideal: it allows them to make an entire breakfast (or, really, anytime) sandwich all at once! (And, hey, if they decide to make you one too, it’s a gift that keeps on giving!)
Price: $39.92, can be purchased here.
4. Personalized Wallet
A great gift for a parent or family member, this is a custom-made wallet that features any image you want. Family pictures are a great idea! This is a special, one-of-a-kind gift that won’t break the bank and that your loved one will be so happy to receive!
Price: $25.00, can be purchased here.
5. Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker
Most people have probably beautifully mastered the art of the dinner party by their 40s—which is exactly why now is the perfect time to shake things up. Literally. This gorgeous cocktail shaker is super hipster, and it’s bound to produce awesome cocktails (and look great doing it).
Price: $48.00, can be purchased here.