50th Birthday Gift Ideas for Him

Updated on February 4th, 2021
By Louise
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A 50th birthday can be a really grand occasion and some people like to celebrate it in style. However, it can put pressure on people to buy really good gifts. If you are in the position of looking for a gift for a 50th birthday then you may feel rather overwhelmed. This is why we have decided to help and put together a selection of items that we feel 50-year-olds will really like. Hopefully, you will find the list inspiring and it will help you to find something that is just right for the person that you have in mind.

33 Presents for a 50th Birthday Male

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Playing a game can be a great way to bring a family together when it is a birthday. Therefore this 50th birthday game is not only a novelty gift idea but it could also be a lot of fun to play. The game has questions which are all based around the number fifty so it is relevant to the age of the person. They have multiple choice answers which means that they are pretty easy to guess and have fun with.

An engraved plectrum could be a useful gift for anyone that plays a stringed instrument but it could also make a nice keepsake for someone that does not. This one is silver coloured and can be engraved with a message of your choice and it can be on just one or on both sides. The plectrum comes in a stylish faux leather gift box with a magnetic clasp. It is 30 x 25mm in size.

Bedside lamps can be handy and this one not only has different colour light options that are dimmable but also contains a Bluetooth speaker which provides great quality sound. It has a sensitive touch control which is easy to use even in the dark. It has a rechargeable battery which takes just three hours to fully recharge and will last for up to 18 hours on a medium brightness setting.

A good washbag can be extremely handy and this one looks stylish too. It has a special hook so that it can be conveniently hung up on a hotel room door. It has lots of different pockets so that it is easy to sort all of your items in to sections and keep them organised, It comes in a choice of tan or brown and is 28cm x 22cm x 12cm in size.

Journals are growing in popularity and this one looks really smart. It is leather bound with a leather tie to keep it closed and has an elegant look to it. Inside it has A5 paper which is plain and an ivory colour which is suitable for all sorts of ink. There are 200 pages and they are A5 in size. It comes in a gift box so all ready to give away.

Mugs are handy gifts and this one is funny as well. It is white and in bold black print says ‘50 officially a grumpy old man’ on it. It is made from ceramic so is durable and is 11oz in size. It comes in a gift box which means that it is easy to wrap up and it will be great for using at home or in the office. It can be put in the microwave or dishwasher.

Unique gifts can be hard to come by and by the time people reach 50 they have seen a lot of things. However, this gift is a bit different and therefore could be what you are looking for. It is a can filled with small gifts, each of which has a special significance. With them is a card which explains why each of them is something that the person will find handy.

Lots of people enjoy a drink when it is their birthday and what better item to drink out of than this glass. It is a stemless tumbler, suitable for all sorts of drinks and says on it ‘cheers to 50 years’. It is printed in gold foil which makes it really stand out. The glass is 17oz and is 4.72 x 2.9 inches. It has a sturdy feel and without a stem, it means that it will be more stable.

Socks can be a useful present and these black socks will match lots of outfits. They have a fun message on too which is printed in white and says’ not everyone looks this good at 50’. The socks are sized 6-11 and they are made from 80% cotton so they feel soft but they also have nylon and lycra for stretch and elasticity. They are machine washable so easy to keep clean.

A pint glass can be a handy gift for someone that likes a drink and this one will make them think about their birthday as it says ‘Happy 50th Birthday’ on it with some stars below. The writing will show up even more when there is a coloured drink inside it. The glass is 19 x 11 x 9.2cm in size and has a heavy base. It comes in a silver gift box so there is no need to wrap it up.

A funny t-shirt can make a really good gift. This one is short-sleeved and says on it ‘I’m not 50 I’m 18 with 32 years experience’. The print looks aged which makes the top more interesting. It comes in a selection of colours and in sizes small – XXL. It is made of 100% premium and heavy cotton which means that it feels good to wear and it will wash easily.

A tie can be a useful gift as it can be worn to make any outfit look more formal. This tie has a thick black stripe with a thinner yellow one that has a thin white strip either side of it. It would be suitable for wearing to the office, for occasions or any formal meeting. It is 147cm long and microfibre. It will match lots of different shirts and it will also match cufflinks.

A coaster is a useful item to have as it will protect surfaces from hot or cold cups and mugs. This one will stand out as well because it has been designed to celebrate a 50th birthday. It has black and blue writing on it which stands out from the white background. It is glossy so it can be wiped clean and has a wooden back so it is sturdy and durable.

This beanie is not just a hat but it is a headlamp as well. It has a built-in LED light which can be easily operated using the button on the side. It comes in a selection of colours and it also works as a wireless Bluetooth headset. It is a great way to keep the head warm, listen to music and light the way as you walk or jog. It charges using a USB cable and just two hours of charge will power it for up to 8 hours.

A keychain can be really useful to put with keys or can be used as a bag charm. This one is engraved with a poem and can be customised for any birthday and you can have a message of your choice on the back. It is made of stainless steel so it looks shiny and will not rust or tarnish and is really durable and sturdy. It comes in a free jewellery box.

A slimline wallet like this one can be really useful as it will not take up much room in the pocket. This one still has room for credit cards and money which stays in place with the stainless steel money clip which will not rust. It has an elegant design and comes in brown, carbon or black. It has 11 card slots inside and has exterior sleeves for cards used regularly.

Aprons can be really handy and this one is funny as well. It says on it ‘looks 21 feels 19 acts 10 that makes me 50’ and it is laid out in the form of a sum. It is pink in colour with white writing and is made from hard-wearing cotton so it will last a long time. It is fully machine washable and the print will not crack or fade. It has a large pocket on the front.

These novelty cufflinks can make a great gift. They are round and each have a 1971 dime on them. This means that the dime will be the same age as the person wearing the cufflinks. They are silver in colour and they are rhodium plated. These make a better alternative to something with an age on as they will age with the person wearing them so they will always be relevant.

If you want a unique idea for a gift for a man that likes DIY or car repairs then this spanner bracelet could be it. The design looks like a spanner that has been made into a rounded shape and it has ’50 years’ stamped on it. It is one size and can be gently bent to adjust it to fit all sizes of wrist. It comes in a gift pouch which means that there is not even any need to wrap it up.

If you want to tease someone about getting old aged then these old age ‘past-it’ notes can be fun. They look like normal sticky notes and are yellow in colour but they have writing on. There are reminders that the older person might forget and will make someone with a sense of humour smile. They can be a great gag present for anyone that is getting that bit older especially if they keep going on about getting older.

If you feel like teasing someone about getting older then this present could be a good one to get. It is a warning sign which is 11.8 x 25cm in size. It is yellow and can stand up and says ‘senior moment in progress’ on it. It looks like a wet floor sign but is mini and can stand on a desk. A great office gag would be fun to give to someone that is obsessed by their age.

Jewellery can be really special but this ring is actually really funny. It has a unique design which winds around the finger so it can be gently bent to fit different sizes. On the parts that show it says 50th keep going, but on the inside it says ‘f*cking’ which will make it read ‘50th keep f*cking going’ when it is not being worn. It is a fun ring and is made of stainless steel.

A pair of cool shades can help anyone to feel a bit cool and these Ray Ban’s certainly will. They come in a selection of different colours and styles and you can pick between different lens widths to get the right fit. They come with a protective case as well so they can be stored or carried around safely. Great for driving, walking or exercising in the sun to protect the eyes.

A hoodie can make a great gift and this one is funny too! It has ‘49+’ on it with a picture of someone giving the middle finger. It comes in a selection of colours and in sizes XS – XXL. It has a drawstring around the hood and a kangaroo pouch pocket. It is made from ethically sources ring spun cotton. It can go in a washing machine and tumble dryer.

It can be really special to give someone a personalised present and a milestone birthday is the best time to do this. Something like this whiskey glass can be ideal and this one is crystal and 10oz. You are able to choose any engraving you wish so you could mention the birthday, put on their name, an inspirational quote or anything you wish. It comes in an elegant gift box.

A special pen can be a real pleasure to write with and this handcrafted bamboo pen looks very smart. It comes with a matching bamboo case which means that it is ready to give away as a gift. It has a click-off cap and vintage gold coloured accents which makes it look very stylish. It is also planet-friendly as bamboo is a sustainable product so makes a great gift idea.

Having an item engraved gives you the option of being able to put any message on you want to make the item unique. This tankard has that option and you can choose the font as well. It is made from stainless steel and will therefore look really good whether it is used for ornamental purposes or actually used to drink from. It has a sturdy handle and can be used for any drink.

Many people drink gin these days and so this gin glass could be an ideal gift. It is a long stemmed balloon glass made by ‘Never too Old for Gin’. It has 50 on the glass which means that it is a really great idea for a 50th birthday gift. It comes in a presentation windowed gift box which means that it looks good too and it is easy to wrap up.

Bracelets are often thought of as gifts for women but this leather bracelet would work for a man or woman. It has a titanium magnetic clasp and can be adjusted in size from 21.5 – 23cm. It has an elegant look to it and would go with many different outfits whether formal or casual. It comes in a choice of colours as well so you can choose the most appropriate and is presented in a gift box.

Bottle openers are always useful whether people drink alcoholic or non-alcoholic bottled drinks. This one is special as well because the highly polished wooden handle can be engraved and so you will be able to put on a special birthday message, motivational quote or other phrase. The top part is durable stainless steel so it easily copes with the job of removing a bottle top and it will last a long time.

If the person you are buying for drinks wine then they might appreciate this wine gift set. It includes a selection of gadgets that would be useful for a wine lover. There is a wine stopper for a partially finished bottle, marker pen for writing names on glasses, foil cutter, bottle opener and a wine pourer. It all comes in the case which is the shape of a wine bottle.

Someone that enjoys drinking spirits will like this set which includes an 8oz hip flask in a leather case and 4 stainless steel tumblers with a zip-up pouch to store them in. The hand-stitched leather case also has a metal panel which can be engraved, so you can make it extra special to give as a gift for a milestone birthday. The case is made from brown Spanish leather.

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