40 Gifts for 40 Years!

40 is one of the few big birthdays left.  I love giving presents and throwing parties.  I invited all of Max's family to come out and celebrate his big birthday.  With school schedules it worked best for Max's brother and his family to come out the first of April.  When Max came home from work on the Friday before everyone was due to arrive he found out about his 40 gifts for 40 years!  I had been slowly stockpiling gifts he would like, need, and would be fun for the celebration week.  It was so hard to keep all these secrets and balance the budget behind his back!  LOL
1. Cheers To 40 Years With  40 Beers!  I collected 40 different beers for him to try.
2. 40 Sucks with 40 suckers.
3.  40 And Still Hot was 4 hot sauces and a large cayenne pepper.
4.  Staying Cool In Your 40's was a Yeti hopper 40 cooler.
5.  It's All Downhill had a Telluride, Colorado topography bike jersey, a book of mountain bike trails in Telluride, and new bike shorts for our trip to Telluride in the summer.
6.  UB40 CD and bottle of his favorite Malbec 1.
7.  Midlife Crisis For A Day was a Hot Wheels Stingray Corvette the told him he would get to drive one for a day.
8.  Turning 40 Is Nothing To Wine About was a wine fridge.
9.  You Still Have A Lotto To Look Forward To was 40 scratch off tickets that kids all got to scratch.  We only won 5 bucks!
10.  40 Is A Beach was a new bathing suit.
11.  It's Par For The Course That You Are Fore-Tee was golfballs, tees and a date with his buddies on the golf course.
12.  May The 40th Be With You was the movie Rogue One, popcorn, candy, and I borrowed a friend's outdoor projector to have a movie night outside while everyone was visiting.
13.  For The 100% Genuine Real Deal Max has wanted a 100% leather belt.
14.  Still Smoking At 40 was 4 cigars.
15.  Make A Splash In Your 40's was a giant raft for the pool.
16.  Staying Fit In Your 40's was a new work out outfit.
17.  Your Not Old, You are Vintage was a T-shirt with 1977 Vintage on it.
18.  40 Fabulous Minutes was a full body massage.
19.  Some Reading Since Your Youth Is Down The Toilet was 1977 Almanac. 
20.  40 Isn't Old If You Are a Tree was a wooden serving platter.
21.  You Are Old Enough To Speak Your Mind was the game Speak Out for everyone to play and feel young and silly.
22.  The Future's So Bright You Gotta Wear Shades were a new pair of sunglasses.
23.  It's Hard To Beat 40 was a pair of wireless headphones for when he is working out.
24.  Launch Into Your 40's was a huge pack of water ballons for a family water balloon fight.
25.  My Love For You Is Timeless was a leather watch ban for his Apple Watch.
26.  Look Who Is 40!!  I put a picture book from his childhood to now with things like all the houses we have lived in, the cars he has had, our pets and major milestones.  I then printed all those pictures and made a collage on the wall.
27.  40 Rocks was a Les Paul electric guitar.  He has always wanted to learn to play, so I figured now was the time!
28.  Rubies Are the Gift of 40 Years so he got a beautiful ruby tie.
29.  Enjoy The Many Flavors of 40 was a box of his favorite candy Jelly Belly.
30.  Lets Go 40 New Places in 40 Years was a passport holder and map pins for our world map.
31.  40 Things We Love About You.  Each of the kids painted a canvas and wrote 10 things they love about their dad.  Hailey's: Hilarious, Positive, Biker, Driving Teacher, Encourager, Strength, Concert Co-er, Tech-man, Best Doctor Ever, Coffee Maker.  Karlie's:  Can Fix Anything, Math Helper, Steak Maker, Loving, Pool Player, Camper, Smarty Pants, Desert Goer, Gun Shooter, My Buckaroo.
Kaitlin's: Handyman, Good at Goodnights, Egg Maker, Provider, Cayenne Lover, States Trip Driver, Jeeper, Cooker, Ready Aim Fire Launcher, Humble.  Hank's: Protector, Joke Maker, Master Griller, Wrestler, Star Wars Lover, Coach, Bruce Wayne, Off Roader, Motorcyclist, Route Thrower.
32.  Say Hello To 40 was a solar powered phone charger for all our our upcoming hikes in the Grand Canyon.
33.  I Can't Believe You're Flipping 40 was a new pair of Flip Flops.
34.  Kiss Your 30's Goodbye was a jar full of kisses.
35.  Tell 40 To Take a Grand Hike was all the supplies he would need to hike Rim2Rim: Map of the Grand Canyon, hiking poles, bandana, electrolyte chews, hiking pants and socks.
36.  40 Is Going To Be a Home Run was tickets for the entire family to watch a spring training game.
37.  Age Is A State Of Mind was hats from the 3 states he has lived in, California, Colorado and Arizona.
38. 40 Blows was 40 pieces of bubble gum.
39.   So Your 40's Will Never Be Dull was a membership to the Dollar Shave Club.
40.  Aged To Perfection were 3 bottles of scotch that added up to 40 years.  The first was a Lagavulin 16 year that had the caption, at 16 we were high school sweethearts learning to drive.  Then a 12 Year Glenfiditch that read by 28 we were married with 2 kids, you had completed medical school and we were living in the baby house.  Then a 12 year Macallen that read, by 40 we had 4 kids had moved to AZ, you are a Mayo doc, and we are teaching our 15 year old how to drive.
Max was totally surprised and we had a lot of fun opening the gifts over the course of the week while his family was in town visiting.  He made me promise I wouldn't do 50 gifts for 50 years!

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