Have girlfriends turning forty this year?  We’ve covered How to Celebrate in our 40th Birthday Parties post here. Not sure what to gift to spoil them with for their big birthday? Charlotte has a lot of great, locally-owned boutiques that have a variety of ideas for your best friend’s 40th birthday.  Here are some of our favorite 40th Birthday Gifts from some of Charlotte’s most fabulous local shops.


For the wine lover-

If you love wine (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) a beautiful set of glasses to display on your bar cart and her favorite bottle of wine would be a terrific gift.

40th Birthday Gifts

Hand-painted Wine glasses from Bedside Manor $60 (set of 4)

40th Birthday Gifts

Happy Birthday Glasses from Monkees



For the girl who loves to accessorize-

Accessories make your outfit.  You can be wearing a simple little black dress, but you throw on a statement necklace or earrings, sunglasses and grab your clutch and you have a complete look.

40th Birthday Gifts

Twine & Twig Necklace from Doll

40th Birthday Gifts

Erin McDermott Morning Coffee Necklaces from Doll $58

Mere Galaxy Hoops from KK Bloom $60

40th Birthday Gifts

Sheila Fajl  Tassel Earrings from Monkees $92

40th Birthday Gifts

Wolf jewelry boxes and travel cases

40th Birthday Gifts

Illesteva Sunglasses from Monkees $177-$240

Animal Print Clutches from Bedside Manor $150

Wristlet from Monkees $130



For the girl who loves to be pampered-

Turning forty can be exhausting.  We all love to be pampered every once in a while.  Let your friend know she deserves to relax, put her feet up, take a bubble bath and chill.  Below are some great gifts to help her do just that.

Perricone MD Essentials from Neiman Marcus $150

Deborah Lippman Nail Polish Set from Neiman Marcus $36

Lollia Handcream Set from Neiman Marcus $45

Herm├Ęs Travel Cologne Collection from Neiman Marcus $116

Silk Sleep Masks from Bedside Manor $28

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Scented Bubbles $75

Herbivore Coconut Bath Soak from KK Bloom $18

Herbivore Body Polish from KK Bloom $36




Gifts that should be on your Wishlist

Are you the one turning 40 this year?  With forty being a significant milestone,  you deserve something extraordinary.  Maybe there’s a bag you’ve had your eye on, maybe there’s a piece of jewelry you’ve been dreaming about, whatever it is, you deserve to be spoiled for your special birthday. If health and wellness are more your idea of the perfect gift, we’ve got you covered too.

Givenchy Satchel Bag from Neiman Marcus

Tacori Ring and Earring from Diamonds Direct

Something by Monica Rich Kosan or Temple St. Clair from Elizabeth Bruns

20 class pass to Hilliard Studio Method $420

The Bar Method Membership $175 per month

Membership to Infinity’s Skincare Society $99 per month

Luxurious Linens from Sferra at Bedside Manor


Whether you are giving or receiving, forty is fabulous and deserves to be acknowledged.  What better way than a thoughtful gift that celebrates you?



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