This article will help to guide you through the traditionally troublesome task of choosing a 50th birthday present idea that the lucky birthday boy or girl will love. When choosing the perfect gift remember to take the recipient’s tastes and preferences into account and you should be fine, especially with the tips in this article!
50th Birthday Gift Ideas for Men
Typically, 50th birthdays are associated with mid-life crises and a transition to a slightly more relaxed and cultured way of life. Therefore, the 50th birthday gift ideas that we have selected celebrate and reflect this refinement in lifestyle.
Given the current financial climate you may wish to purchase a slightly cheaper gift for the celebrant’s 50th birthday. If this is the case then buying them a magazine or paper printed on the year of their birth could represent a cheap and easy option. Alternatively, giving the 50th birthday celebrant a customised album of music from their childhood would be a cheap and easy way to demonstrate that you care.
For slightly more expensive presents, items like engraved watches or photograph frames are an ideal way to show someone that you care in a special way.
If you have a slightly higher budget or are willing to group together to buy that special someone a gift then you can venture into the realms of experience days. For example, if you are concerned that the birthday celebrant is on the verge of wasting their life savings on an expensive sportscar then they might enjoy some experience day gifts focused around racing. Options range from the cheaper track day, where they will have the opportunity to drive a variety of sports cars on a race course, to renting a supercar for a day.
Alternatively, if you believe they want to be James Bond for a day then perhaps buying them a paintballing or army training experience day would be a more appropriate 50th birthday gift. This may also represent a fantastic 50th birthday party idea.
If none of the above 50th birthday gift ideas are suitable then why not group together with friends to buy the birthday celebrant a more relaxed and indulgent gift. This could include a once in a lifetime trip (e.g. renting a car and touring Europe or the Far East) or a more simplistic affair, buying them a place on a five star cruise liner.
50th Birthday Gift Ideas for Women
The classic 50th birthday gift ideas for women usually involve a certain degree of pampering to celebrate such a significant birthday. For those on a lower budget engraving simple jewellery with a special message or buying a novelty gift (e.g. 50 of the recipient’s favourite sweets) represent a great way to celebrate their birthday without breaking the bank.
If you have a slightly higher budget then spa days represent excellent 50th birthday gift ideas for women. They allow you to pamper the recipient with relaxing and youth enhancing treatments, the day itself can also be scheduled for the celebrant’s 50th birthday.
Trips abroad represent more luxurious 50th birthday gift ideas, perhaps to a far flung place that the birthday celebrant has always dreamed of visiting or to a place where they grew up but since moved away from. This present allows groups of friends to chip in money or perhaps even attend with the celebrant.
50th Birthday Gag Gifts
Certain people need a little cheering up when turning older, so here are some ideas for 50th birthday gag gifts:
- Cures for baldness
- Hearing aids in the form of exaggerated brass horns
- Anti-ageing cream
- Pipe and slippers
- Walking sticks
- Extra strong reading glasses
These 50th birthday gag gifts may only be suitable for someone who you know has a good sense of humor, otherwise problems may occur!
Hopefully this article has provided you with some great 50th birthday gift ideas, if you have any extra ideas or feedback then please get in touch (contact details are on the top of the page) and we will look at including them on the page.