Although reaching 40 can be greeted by some with a degree of trepidation, it’s a milestone that really ought to be celebrated. Afterall, life begins at 40. Here at TRULY, we have a range of extraordinary gifts that will surely make the occasion memorable. Take a look at our tastemakers’ best recommendations for luxury 40th birthday gifts for him.
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5. Golf Masterclass with Luxury Lunch
There can be few better locations at which to practise your golfer’s swing than on the fairways of the great Royal Lytham & St Anne’s course in Lancashire. On this trip for two, both guests will have a round of two-balls golf at the Open Championship venue, Delicious lunch in between play at the Clubhouse, with a Two night luxury stay and Luxury car transfer between hotel and Royal Lytham St Anne’s.
Halcyon Days know how to make objets d’art. They’ve been doing it for 64 years, serving customers including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince Philip and the late Queen’s Mother. It’s no surprise, then, that they hold three Royal Warrants. With this gift, he will go for a consultation with one of Halcyon Days’ highly skilled artisans to design the cufflinks. They will then be created through a meticulous handcrafting process, providing the perfect bespoke 40th birthday gift.
3. Whisky Tasting with London’s Leading Scotch Expert
Cesar Da Silva is a Keeper of the Quaich. None the wiser? That’s a much coveted award in whisky connoisseur circles. In fact, only just over 2000 people in the world have received the honour. Take him with you and head to the 5-star Capital Hotel to taste the finest Scotches, paired with matching cheeses, with expert instruction from Cesar. For the true whisky cognoscente, upgrade to taste a selection of old and rare Scotch whiskies.
2. Michelin Star Beer Pairing Menu at Alyn Williams
As unique as fine dining experiences come, this tasting menu at the eponymous Alyn Williams at The Westbury includes a specially selected menu where each dish of fine modern European cuisine is paired with a matching beer. The combination is sure to pack a punch: Alyn Williams formerly worked as Marcus Wareing’s Head Chef at The Berkely before launching his own restaurant in the five star Westbury hotel in 2011. Within the first year, he’d been named National Chef of the Year by the Craft Guild of Chefs and the restaurant had attained 3 AA Rosettes and a coveted Michelin star.
1. Morgan Driving Tour of South East England for Two
One of the last great British car manufacturers, Morgan remains a family run business to this day. Let him hop inside this iconic classic car and take you both through the glorious country roads of south-east England. Included in this break is gourmet dining and luxury stays in both Brighton and Canterbury, along with a full itinerary of the suggested route and stops, to provide a truly extraordinary experience.