50th Birthday Gift Ideas
10 Things to Consider When Buying a 50th Birthday Gift
1. Think back in time
What was happening 50 years ago? Look it up! A great 50th birthday gift idea is to consider the year the person was born and use that as inspiration for your present (and it also makes a great party theme!).
You could either get a gift inspired by the year, or look at specific items that came out that year (such as a toy, movie, or music).
Vintage gifts are always an excellent choice that anyone would love!
2. Be smart when it comes to humor
Humor can be a great thing, but be careful. Plenty of people totally embrace turning 50 and can take plenty of age-related jokes (you’re over the hill!). However, know your audience!
Some people are more sensitive when it comes to their age and may not find your funny gift so funny.
If you aren’t sure, go ahead and err on the side of caution and pick a different birthday gift idea. Better safe than sorry!
3. Invest in their hobby
Turning 50 is an exciting time in a person’s life. While a 50-year-old is still young and full of life, the reality is that soon life will be changing!
For many, retirement may be on the horizon, and turning 50 is a great time to start thinking about what is coming next.
Investing in someone’s hobby and encouraging them to keep it up is a great 50th birthday gift that will serve them well for years to come.
4. Include their family
For many 50-year-olds, the family is incredibly important. Many are married and have children, and some may even have grandchildren!
Use their family (or your family if you are related!) as inspiration for your gift- perhaps a nice framed picture or canvas of the family.
5. Think about their entire life
A lot happens in 50 years, and that all deserve to be celebrated. Think back on this person’s entire life and use their “highlights” as inspiration for your gift!
Whether you collect old pictures, remember past cities they have lived in, or something else, consider their entire life and take the time to help them celebrate all they have done.
6. The way to the heart is through the stomach
Let’s face it, giving the gift of food is always a great idea! If you know this person’s favorite food, consider either making it for them yourself or buying their favorite version of it.
This may mean a cake from their favorite bakery, or a really nice gift box that includes all their favorite treats.
Accessories are a great gift idea for anyone turning 50. A nice piece of jewelry may be appropriate, but if you have a more limited budget, you can still find something special that doesn’t cost a lot of money.
A necklace or set of earrings featuring their birthstone is nice, or perhaps a nice pair of cufflinks for a man.
8. Joint activities are great
For many who are turning 50, it is a bit of a wakeup call that life is going fast! For that reason, an excellent gift idea is the gift of time.
Schedule an activity (or even just a nice dinner out!) that includes this person’s family or close friends.
This is a great memory that they are sure to remember for years to come.
It can be hard getting friends and family together, but making the effort for a big event like this is very much worth your time and energy to plan.
9. Help them relax
The gift of relaxation is great at any age but is especially relevant to anyone turning 50.
After many years of hard work and possibly raising a family, it is time to relax!
Whether you gift them a nice day at the spa or get them items they can use to bring the spa home, this is a great birthday gift idea perfect for anyone turning 50.
10. Expand their horizons
Finally, someone aged 50 may find themselves stuck in the same routine. Why not give them something that introduces them to a new experience?
Don’t push them too far out of their comfort zone, but something different makes for a perfect exciting 50th birthday gift they are sure to love.