50th Birthday Presents for All Budgets

Updated on February 8th, 2021
By Louise
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When someone reaches the age of fifty you will probably want to buy them a special gift for the occasion. It can be tricky to know what to get someone though as you will want to make sure it is special and stands out from the other gifts that they are given as well. We have decided to help out with this and give you a few ideas on what to buy for this sort of occasion. Our list contains a range of things, we think they are all special and they will appeal to different tastes and budgets to help you find the right thing for them.

34 Gifts for a 50th Birthday

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If the person that you are buying for likes pretty things then this light-up bottle could be a great idea for them. It is pink and says on it ’50 shine and be fabulous’ and inside there are battery-powered LED lights which create a starry light when switched on. It has a gift tag on it so that you can write a personal message to them as well.

If you are looking for a pretty keepsake then this could be a great idea. This charm has a ‘50’ on it and has cubic zirconia on it to decorate it. It is made of sterling silver and it will fit on Pandora charm bracelets and others of a similar size or on a necklace. It could be given with a bracelet or chain or just on its own if they have one already.

A Tatty Teddy can make a lovely gift for someone that likes cuddly toys. This one is cute with the typical grey fur and blue nose and is holding a gold number 50. It is sitting on an official cardboard base so you know that it is genuine and it says with love from me to you on it. It also has ‘Me to You’ on the bottom of the foot too.

Necklaces can be great gifts and this one is a very pretty 925 sterling silver one which has 5 rings on it. It is attached to a pretty card with a floral design which says on it ‘Happy 50th Birthday 5 circles for 5 fabulous decades’. The necklace is 17-19 inches and so it can be adjusted to the required length to work with any outfit. A lovely keepsake gift.

Prints can make great gifts because they will be seen a lot once they are hung up. This one is a celebration of 50 years and is 11 x 14 inches in size. It is printed on high-quality cardstock in a striking black and white design. It will stand out well and can easily be framed in a black or white frame or it can just be stuck to the wall without a frame.

Novelty gifts can sometimes be fun for people who really have everything that they need. This one is a small tin which has lots of small gifts inside it, each of them has a sentimental or funny reason for being there and is linked with a 50th birthday. The tin comes with a card which explains the significance of each of the items inside which should give them a smile.

T-shirts make great gifts as they can be very useful. This one comes in a range of colours such as black, blue, red and yellow and says on it ‘I’m not 50 I’m 18 with 32 years experience’. It comes in sizes small – XXL with short-sleeves and a club collar. It is made from 100% cotton. It is soft and comfortable to wear and is designed and printed in the UK.

A makeup bag can be very handy and could be used for toiletries, art materials or keeping collectables in. It is made from 100% bottom canvas and says ’50 & Fabulous’ on it with a crown and heart design on it as well. It is white in colour with a black zip and the top which is durable and hard-wearing. The bag measures 9 x 7 x 2.6 in size.

It is great to have a sense of humour about getting older and this wooden plaque will help with that. It says on it ‘If you haven’t grown up by 50 you don’t have to’. It is grey with black writing on and a red number 50. It has two holes drilled in the top with twine threaded through which is used to hang it up or to attach it to something.

Many people enjoy a glass of gin and so if the person you are buying for does, then this glass could make a great gift for them. It can be engraved with a message of your choice with up to 4 lines of text with 35 characters in each. You can have a birthday greeting, name, inspirational message or anything you like engraved on to it. It is a 23oz glass with a long stem and comes in a gift box.

If the person you are buying for likes cute presents then they might appreciate this mug. It has ’50 hooray!’ written on it with a Tatty Teddy design with streamers and balloons. It is 330ml in size and is made from ceramic. It is suitable for putting in the dishwasher and microwave. The mug comes in a gift box which is colourful and pretty so will not even need to wrap it.

People who enjoy receiving keepsakes should like this wooden sign in the shape of a number 50. It comes with a pen and the idea is that people can write messages on it. It is something which people could just sign or give you a message for your special birthday or even doodle on it or draw a picture. It could be used for members of a household to sign or left out at a party for people to write on.

Most people like to have a drink to celebrate their birthday and this stemless wine glass is a great way to do this. It is a lovely tumbler which is made from glass and says on it ‘cheers to 50 years’ in a foil and black print with dots around it. It is 17oz so a great size for many types of drink and it is dishwasher safe. Comes in a box so is easy to wrap up.

Drinking champagne can be the way that many people will celebrate their fiftieth and this long-stemmed champagne glass can therefore make a great gift – perhaps together with a bottle of fizz. It has a rose gold base and printed on the bowl is ’50 wooo’ in rose gold with a black and gold pattern on it. It is 250 x 70 x 70 mm and comes in a gift box and is therefore ready to give away.

Giving a bottle can be a great way to celebrate any birthday but you might want to make it extra special for the 50th one. You can do this by putting it inside this special gift box. It is a wooden box with a hinged lid and it will fit any standard sized bottle. On the top is engraved ‘1971 vintage year happy 50th birthday aged to perfection’. Will make a memorable gift.

Photos can provide great memories and this frame will allow people to display a lovely photo. The frame has a silver glitter effect on it and says ‘Happy 50th’ at the bottom. It holds a 6 x 4 photo in a landscape design. It is freestanding so is great for putting on a shelf or desk. You can choose to give with a photo included or let them choose one themselves.

Socks make a useful gift and these are great fun. They are black in colour with an orange heel and cuff and have a yellow star design. They also say on them ‘simply the best 50 year old’ in bright colours. They can fit UK shoe size 6-11 and are made from a cotton mix fabric so they are comfortable and stretchy. They are machine washable so easy to keep clean.

Shopping bags can be extremely useful, both for holding groceries and other goods, for storing things in general and using as gift bags. This one is a tote bag which says ‘not everyone looks this good at 50’ on it and is 21 litres in size. It is 42 x 33 x 19cm in size and has 60cm long handles. The bag has fuschia handles and side panels with bold black writing.

Pictures can make great gifts as they can be displayed and seen all of the time. This one is fun too. It has the word ‘fifty’ spelt out in Scrabble letters and underneath it says ‘Fifty is only 14 in Scrabble’. It comes framed and ready to hang with a white frame and cream mount to match the colour of the tiles. The writing is bold and black. It measures 29 x 21.4 x 4.6cm in size.

If the person that you are buying for has a sweet tooth then a jar of sweets could be a very welcome gift. This jar is 750g and you can choose what type of sweets to have put inside it, such as jellies, boiled sweets, sours and chocolates. It has a label on it which says ‘Happy 50th Birthday’ and they could therefore keep the jar to fill with other things or even more sweets.

Bracelets can make lovely gifts for those people that like to wear jewellery. This one is a special morse code bracelet. It has a selection of beads on it which are rounded and long and they spell out 50. The card that the bracelet comes on explains this and it also says ‘Happy 50th Birthday’ with a picture of a cake. The beads are on a waxed cord which can be adjusted to fit different sizes of wrist.

If the person that you are buying for likes to drink, then this pint glass could be a great gift for them, for either alcohol or soft drinks. It has ‘Happy 50th Birthday’ printed on it with three stars in silver, so it looks extra special. It also comes in a silver gift box which not only makes it look better but means that you will not need to wrap it up either.

Arranging delivery of this special print could really cheer someone up on their birthday. It will have their name and date of birth on it and information about the day that they were born such as their birthstone, price of a stamp and who was prime minister. It is A4 sized and printed on 250gsm white paper. It fits exactly into an A4 frame so they can easily frame it.

Many people have charm bracelets and therefore will enjoy this charm. It is something which could also fit on a necklace as well. The charm is heart-shaped and opens up to reveal another heart inside which has ‘50th’ on it. It is made from .925 sterling silver and it will fit on Pandora Moments snake chain charm bracelets as well as other ones of a similar size. The charm measures 11mm x 12mm with a 4.5mm sized hole.

If the person you are buying for has a good sense of humour then they will enjoy this book ‘Life After 50 : A Survival Guide for men’. It is a funny paperback with fun cartoons which are slightly naughty and fun at the same time. The author, Martin Baxendale has sold many spoof manuals and like this one, they have been enjoyed by many people. It will help people to enjoy the prospect of getting older.

Aprons can be useful and this one is fun as well. It says on it ‘It’s been 50 years in the making to get this good at baking’ and it has a picture of hands holding a fish slice and whisk. It is black with bold white writing on and is made from 100% quality cotton. It is 78cm long with an adjustable neck loop and tie back waist fastening which can fit different sized people.

Wine glass charms can be really useful to allow people to be able to mark their wine glass so they do not get muddled up as to whose is whose and they also look pretty. These all come with different coloured beads and different charms on them such as a wine glass, gift, birthday cake, the number 50, a slice of cake and champagne bottle. They come in an elegant black box.

Coasters are really useful because they will protect the surface they are on from hot and cold drinks. This one is made from sturdy wood so it will do just that. It also has a 50th birthday message on it in black and pink and it has a glossy surface which can easily be wiped clean. It is 9 x 9 cm and therefore a great size for a standard-sized mug.

A trinket box can be a great gift for anyone that collects boxes or just likes ornamental items. This is a heart-shaped box which is silver in colour and measures 6.5 x 7 x 3cm. It has ‘50 Happy Birthday xxx’ engraved on the lid with a heart and swirl design. The inside is velour lined to protect items that are put inside. It comes in a silver coloured presentation box.

If the person that you are buying for plays a stringed instrument then they might find that this plectrum will come in handy. It is silver coloured and can be engraved with any text that you wish to put on there, so you could put a 50th birthday message, name or something else. It can be engraved on both sides. It comes in a smart faux leather box with a magnetic clasp.

A photo album can be a great place to store photos and cards for a 50th birthday. This one has a white cover in faux leather with a silver-coloured plaque on the front that says ‘50th Happy Birthday. It holds 80 6 x 4 inch photos in it. There is a floral picture under each photo section as well as 3 lines under each so a caption can be written there.

A hip flask can make a fine gift for a 50th birthday and this smart-looking round flask is engraved with ‘Happy 50th Birthday’. It is a 10oz flask and comes with two shot glasses and a funnel to fill it up easily as well. They are made of stainless steel so they will not rust or tarnish. They come in a gift box which is black in colour and looks elegant.

This tumbler makes a great gift idea. It comes in a metallic blue colour and is made from stainless steel so it is durable and looks good. It is 12oz and is a good size for wine or other drinks. It is double vacuum insulated which means that it can keep drinks cool or hot. It also says ‘Cheers to 50 years’ on it which means that it is a great keepsake.

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