The Big One: 50th Birthday Gift Ideas

The Big One: 50th Birthday Gift Ideas

It’s the big one! The big Five O! If there’s a birthday milestone you simply must pay attention to it’s this one.

Keen to gift your loved one with something truly amazing, but struggling to know how to do the birthday justice? Explore countless 50th birthday gift ideas now from DIY craft to lap of luxury.

And relax. They’re not really 50. They’re simply 18 – with 32 years experience. Forever young.

Creatively crafty gifts

Every 50 year old must celebrate with a party and nothing says party than a Beer Cake. The bonus is you don’t even have to be that crafty to put this together. Let the beer do the talking.

But if you do have a creative bent, take time to craft something unique like homemade shaving cream or handcrafted soaps. Alternatively, if you’re only half crafty you can still use your imagination by putting together a hamper.

50th birthday hampers that pop include a gardener’s basket, a shower kit and a 50th birthday survival kit featuring a balloon, so they start their birthday off with a ‘bang’; a wrapped canvas, wishing them birthday ‘wrapped’ in joy; a watch, hoping they enjoy every ‘minute’; and marbles, to replace the ones they’ve already lost.

1. DIY Beer Cake

By Clean Eating Veggie Girl

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - DIY Beer Cake

2. Homemade Shaving Cream

By Food For My Family

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Homemade Shaving Cream

3. 50th Birthday Survival Kit

By Canvas Factory

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Craft

4. Gardener Basket

By The Merry Thought

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Gardener Basket

5. Ultimate Shower Kit

By Design Love Fest

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Ultimate Shower Kit

Experiences that never get old

If the 50 year old in your life already has everything, gifting an experience is a wonderful idea. The bonus about gifting an activity like a relaxing day spa or a vineyard tour is that you can opt in to attend as well.

A mystery day flight or hot air balloon ride is the ultimate in indulgence, the perfect gift from a husband or wife. Hot air ballooning is surely on everyone’s bucket list, right? Make it happen for their 50th and they’ll love you forever.

6. Vineyard Tour and Tasting

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Vineyard Tour and Tasting

7. Relaxing Spa Day

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Relaxing Spa Day

8. Mystery Flight Day Trip

By Gifts Australia

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Mystery Flight Day Trip

9. Hot Air Ballooning Experience

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Hot Air Ballooning Experience

50th birthday gifts for men

We’re not saying you can’t gift these treasures to women, we’re just saying that men are more likely to fall over backwards (in a good way) after receiving something like this.

Replace Dad’s grungy old apron with a new fandangled apron and BBQ tool set, with each tool engraved with a personalised message. Or gift him a beer tool belt or stainless steel icecubes, things he won’t have ever known he needed until he gets them.

Another fantastic idea is to gift him an upmarket metal modish photo collage for his man cave or office, featuring custom stylings, photos and quotes.

10. Personalised BBQ Apron And Tool Set

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50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Personalised Bbq Apron And Tool Set

11. Metal Photo Collage

By Canvas Factory

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Metal

 

12. Six Pack Beer Belt

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50th Birthday Gift Ideas - 6 Pack Beer Belt

13. Stainless Steel Ice Cubes

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50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Stainless Steel Ice Cube

50th gifts for women

First of all, she’s not going to be able to go past celebrating her big Five 0 with wine featuring chic bottle labels with sayings like ’50 and fabulous’ and ’50 – age improves with wine’ so better just arrange that now.

But if you’re keen to focus on tomorrow – after the big party – then she’ll love this personalised chopping board or terrarium that you grow yourself.

14. Personalised Chopping Board

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50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Personalised Chopping Board

15. Grow Your Own Terrarium

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50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Grow Your Own Terrarium

16. Chic Bottle Labels

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50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Chic Bottle Labels

Gifts for the young at heart

“They’re only 50.” You start saying that when you turn 40, don’t you? But it’s true. 50 is the new 30, so don’t be shy about arranging something truly amazing for the young at heart like a ticket to a rock concert or sports event.

If they love games, invest in a new dart board or take them on an adventure or orientating day. If you get the vibe they’re ready to party then throw them the ultimate 50th surprise party or buy them the most fun 50th party tshirt.

It’s not about them forgetting that they’re 50. It’s about them not caring that they are.

17. Themed Surprise Party

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Throw A Surprise Themed Party

18. Sporting Event Or Music Concert

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Buy A Ticket To Favorite Sports Or Music Event

19. Organise An Adventure Day

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Organize An Adventure Day

20. New Game To Play With

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Buy Him A New Game To Play With

21. Funny Shirt Gift

Buy on Etsy50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Funny Shirt

Lap of luxury

When can you spoil your loved one if it’s not when they turn 50? Lavish them with luxurious gifts they’d never dream of buying themselves.

Ideas include a first class travel case – for the 50 year old who loves to travel; a simple coffee maker to help get them through to retirement; a canvas wall display featuring key photos of their life to date; and a designer watch – simply because they deserve nothing less.

50 years warrants being spoilt to death. Well, no. Not to death. Spoilt to life!

22. First Class Travel Tech Case

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50th Birthday Gift Ideas - First Class Travel Tech Case

23. Canvas Photo Wall Display

By Canvas Factory

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Wall Display

24. All In One Coffee Maker

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50th Birthday Gift Ideas - All In One Coffee Maker

25. Leather Strap Watch

Buy on Nordstrom

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Leather Strap Watch

Never too old for sports

When you hit 50 it’s really important to take care of yourself. However, as a gift giver, you don’t want to come across as all preachy. The best gifts are those that inspire better health without being too obvious about it.

If they’re already sporty then a plush towel or themed wall clock are thoughtful gifts. But if you really want to rub their health freakness in their faces, a bullet blender is your answer.

26. Super Fast Quick Dry Towel

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50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Super Fast Quick Dry Towel

27. Sports Themed Clock

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50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Sport Clock

28. Mini Bullet Blender

Buy on Ebay

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Mini Bullet Blender

 

Escape into 50s travel

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. – Dalai Lama

Tell them to dust off their passport, it’s time to travel! How gorgeous are these leather passport covers? It certainly makes you want to break them in.

Gift your loved one with a corked globe to they can mark where they’ve been and where they’d like to go. Then top it off with a neck pillow, perfect for aeroplane, bus and train travel.

29. Leather Passport Cover

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50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Leather Passport Cover

30. Cork Globe

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50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Cork Globe

31. Soft Velvet Travel Neck Pillow

Buy on Amazon

50th Birthday Gift Ideas - Soft Velvet Travel Neck Pillow

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Eli is Canvas Factory's resident blogger and social media buff. She has a passion for art, craft, design, fashion and photography. She loves to explore the joys and challenges of family life, relationships, motherhood and pet ownership. Eli finds it's more funny to poke fun at herself than others. She's travelled extensively and considers herself a citizen of the world.

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