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If a special someone in your life is turning 50, you’ll likely want to play a part in this significant milestone. A 50th birthday can be a time to look back on everything they’ve accomplished, as well as to look forward to all that's ahead. They might be hitting great strides in their career, moving into a less strenuous phase of parenthood, or finally getting around to crossing off some coveted items on their bucket list. However you look at it, there’s so much to celebrate at this age, and buying a thoughtful 50th birthday gift is a great way to contribute to the fun.
Whether you’re shopping for your spouse, parent, sibling, or friend, start by considering what this day means to them specifically. If they're feeling stressed out or even joking about going through a "midlife crisis," you're going to want to get them something to help them unwind and live in the moment. Or, if they are feeling like they're just hitting their stride, honor that with perhaps a luxury gift that elevate their everyday life.
In addition to interest-based gifts, our list also includes some options that can appeal to anyone, including memorabilia from their childhood, personalized 50th birthday keepsakes, and other sentimental gestures that speak to the occasion. With any of these gifts, along with some sweet birthday wishes and a delicious birthday cake, it’ll be an event they won’t soon forget.
1970s Candy Gift Box
This curated box offers a blast from the past through a sampling of popular candies from the '70s. The selection includes iconic brands such as Smarties, Bazooka Gum, Pop Rocks, Razzles, Red Hots, and more.
The first mixtape made its way into the world during the 1970s, so this will really bring a dose of nostalgia to them. But they don't need anything special to play it. All you need to do is create a playlist on a music platform, send the link to the seller, and the finished piece will feature a QR code on the back that can be scanned to instantly play the music.
The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50
In The Happiness Curve, journalist Jonathan Rauch draws upon cutting-edge research to illustrate how happiness tends to rise during our 50s, as priorities shift from competition to compassion. It's a thoughtful gift for avid readers, or anyone feeling lost during the transition into their next chapter.
Vintage Original Parts 1973 T-Shirt
This cotton T-shirt is casual enough that he'll be able to wear it out often, and is perfect for the guy who enjoys a good laugh. The auto-inspired 1973 label includes the description that it comes with all the "original parts."
You Rule Necklace
Remind her that she is a true queen with this powerful pendant. The card really speaks to all that she can do during this next phase in her life.
New York Times Custom Birthday Book
This stylish coffee table book commemorates their birthday with front pages from the New York Times, starting at their birth year all the way up to the most recent one. It provides an interesting historical snapshot, and can also be customized with their name and date of birth on the front cover.
Short Pendant Necklace
Available in all birthstones, you can't go wrong with a necklace by Kendra Scott, who is known for beautiful pieces. There are over 61 options to pick from, including gold and silver finishes.
Pro Indoor Putting Green with Ball Return
That's right, not only can he play his favorite game anywhere, he also doesn't have to keep bending to get the ball, which at this age, he might really appreciate.
They can easily keep their passwords, login information and account numbers safe (a.k.a. off their computer) and organized thanks to this log book.
Original Loft Pillow
Experts and users alike rave about this pillow because it offers excellent support while still being soft. At this time in their life, sleep might be harder to come by, so they'll need all the help they can get. There's also a cooling version if they are a hot sleeper.
Turntable Bluetooth Record Player
They'll be inspired to dig out those old boxes of records when you gift this portable player, which features modern upgrades including built-in stereo speakers and advanced Bluetooth technology.
'Limited Edition 1973' Soy Candle
For a cute gesture that won't break the bank, this soy candle offers just enough personalization. The celebratory scent is called "Champagne on Ice," and its label includes their birth year, as well as fun descriptors like "fabulous," "vintage," and "aged to perfection!"
50th Birthday Card
What's really cool about this card is that it walks them through what was most popular during the year they were born, so they get a little trivia as well as a sentimental message from you.
5 Circles Necklace
Each circle here represents a decade in her life. It's lightweight enough for her to wear every day, but offers a dose of sentiment that makes it really special
Time Traveling to 1973: Celebrating a Special Year
Let them sit back and enjoy over 100 pages filled with colorful photos, vintage ads and more all from the year they were born. "This book was an emotional experience for me, I found myself transported back in time to that special year. It was a time of both joy and sorrow for me, and the book brought back all sorts of memories and emotions. It was a wonderful journey that reminded me of the people and experiences that have been important in my life," one Amazon reviewer wrote.
The Late Show: Decoding Your Dreams
For a truly unique experience, your friend can individually explore dreamwork with a soul coach and guide. The possibility to decode and find hidden meanings behind their dreams could unlock their true potential.
Have the LOLing with this gift that they definitely had when they were a kid. The original came out in 1976, and was one of the most popular toys of the decade.
Innervisions by Stevie Wonder was one of the top albums in 1973. Bring them truly back to the soul, funk, and jazz of that time with a vinyl record.
There's no time like the present to learn something new. With a Masterclass subscription, they can find a new hobby or explore areas of interests thanks to the self-paced classes in over 10 categories.
Initial Canvas Tote
She can carry nearly anything she needs in this bag, which has thousands of 5-star reviews on Amazon. You can go with her initial or astrological sign.
Classic Tennis Bracelet
It's hard to believe this beautiful piece is under $20, but it is! Available in gold, rose gold or silver, the bracelet is covered in cubic zirconia for lots of bling.
The Big Picture
Few presents are as special as a beautiful family photo. Here, you can give them an impressive 11" x 14" framed picture that they can hang anywhere. It's an elegant and sophisticated gift.
airbnb Gift Card
Put any amount you want on this gift card, and they can use to towards a trip of their dreams. At this point in life, they probably have a lot of places they still want to see, so help them get there.
They will let out an instant "aahh" once they use this massager that can ease the aches and pains they have on in their back, neck, and shoulders. Plus, there's an option to add some heat.
Help them unwind after a long day with this set, which features six fragrant shower steamers. Just popping one of these in their tub will make all the difference.
My Life Story So Far
Turning 50 inspires all sorts of reflections, and this book offers various prompts to help the recipient record their memories and wisdom. They'll enjoy taking a trip down memory lane, and it will also become a treasure your family can cherish for years to come.
Best Sellers Duo
A longer lasting alternative to birthday flowers, this plant set includes an air-purifying Snake Plant and a tropical Monstera Plant. The Sill also offers Ceramic Gift Message Pops that can be placed in the planters for a festive addition.
The Hanging Toiletry Bag
Any upcoming trips will be made more seamless with this hanging toiletry bag. It's water-resistant and features three-interior compartments, including a clear pouch for liquids that can be detached while going through airport security.
Cloud 5 Shoes
As they get older, it's ever more important to have quality footwear designed to offer comfort and support. This popular pair from On Running is available in a variety of colors for both men and women, and works best for urban exploration, long walks, and travel.
Rainbow Sprinkle Celebration Cake™
When all else fails, say it with a cake. This one comes in a delicious classic vanilla flavor that can feed 8–10 people.
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