50th Birthday Gift Ideas


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Our 50th birthday gift ideas guide is filled with tons of gifts that are perfect to give to anyone turning 50. A 50th birthday is a major milestone! What better way to celebrate this big moment than by throwing a party? If you are invited to a 50th birthday party, you need the perfect gift to go along with you. Finding the right item for someone who is turning 50 can sometimes be very difficult. There is a lot of pressure to get the perfect gift to match the big occasion, but not to worry! Sit back and relax and look through our guide and see what you find- you (or your gift anyways) is sure to be the life of the party!

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.

7. Accessorize

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.

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One of a Kind 50th Birthday Gift Ideas

There are a handful of special events in life that deserve to be celebrated like none other.

While turning 18 or 21 are certainly big moments, what is even bigger is to turn 50!

This is a true milestone and a wonderful occasion to celebrate a person’s life and all they have accomplished.

Do you know someone who is about to turn 50? You need the perfect birthday gift!

We have thought of ideas for just about every personality type so that you can find the right gift with ease.

Maybe it’s your spouse who is turning 50, or your parents, or a close friend or coworker. No matter who it is, this is a big moment that is deserving of a big celebration.

If you have run out of ideas of what to get them, you’ve come to the right place.

How to Find The Right Gift

Is the person you are shopping for the life of the party? More reserved? What are their hobbies, what do they do for a living?

With this basic information in mind, you will be able to find the perfect gift in no time.

From humorous gifts to more practical ones, and everything in between, we have thought of everything that will make a perfect 50th birthday gift.

Turning 50 is a big moment, but that doesn’t mean it has to cost you a lot of money.

Even if your budget is super small, there is something on this list that you can find that will make the perfect gift.

Our guide is the most complete 50th birthday gift ideas guide out there, filled with unique items you are sure to have never thought of.

Look through our list and see what you find - you are sure to find the perfect item in no time. So what are you waiting for? Start looking today!