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Turning 50 means a whole lot of things. It means, if they are a parent, the kids are out of the house. They are confident in their careers. They are more financially stable. And they may be ready to do the things they couldn’t do earlier in life.
You were looking for a list of birthday gift ideas and we are here to deliver.
We’ll help you find a great gift for the soon to be 50 year old in your life.
First, in order to find something that they will really enjoy, clear your mind for a couple minutes and think about the following of what you know about them…
What do they care about and always talk about?
Do they enjoy traveling? What are their hobbies? Are they up for trying new things or do they prefer the creature comforts of home?
Here are our 50th birthday gift ideas based on the type of person they are.
They love the outdoors. Take a look at:
- Our hiking gift list.
- Our camping gift list.
- Our outdoorsman/ outdoorswoman gift list.
- Plan a day trip out to a national park.
They love to travel. Take a look at:
- Our travel gift list.
- Or take them on a trip. Rent an Airbnb.
Do they love to relax?
Get them a spa gift certificate that covers a nice day at the spa. As a lover of spas, I recommend finding a spa with a sauna and pool area and covering enough on the gift card for a full body massage. Typically, any massage will provide free admittance to the shared pool and sauna areas which are a nice treat before and after the massage appointment. Be sure to check reviews on Google and Yelp before buying.
They love cooking or hosting dinners. Take a look at:
- Our best cooking gift list.
- Take them to a fun cooking class to learn how to cook something they thought they would never learn. Depending on your city, you can often find classes for Indian food, Thai food, French food, desserts, and much more with a search on Yelp.com.
They love to eat. Take a look at:
- Our best gifts for foodies list.
- Our best gifts for wine lovers list.
- Our best gifts for craft beer lovers list.
- Our best gifts for coffee lovers list.
- Find a walking food tour of a nearby big city. These are a lot of fun and they’ll learn about the city’s food specialties.
They love animals. Take a look at:
They love plants. Take a look at:
Do you think they would enjoy streaming TV and movies, music streaming, and ebooks with an Amazon Prime membership? Give Amazon Prime as a gift.
Do they love audible books? Gift them a 3, 6 or 12 month Audible membership!
Are they avid readers? Gift them a prepaid membership to Kindle.
If they don’t fit in any of those buckets, we’ll also compiled some very cool gifts below. Take a look!
We hope this helped you find the perfect gift for your soon to be 50 year old giftee. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
17 1970 Vintage T-shirt
This is a one of a kind exclusive 50th birthday design. Created by ShirtInvaders! We have ALL YEARS available and several design options.
16 Apple Airpods
New Apple H1 headphone chip delivers faster wireless connection to your devices.
15 1970 Vintage T-shirt
The original licensed Aged to Perfection birthday gift shirts. Search our brand for any year. Great Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, or Retirement gift.
14 Smart Home Speaker
Same great sound as our Echo (3rd Gen) with a built-in Zigbee hub to easily setup and control your compatible smart home devices.
13 Alexa Enabled HD Screen
Premium speakers with Dolby processing let you stream music and books in crisp, stereo sound. With a vibrant 10.1″ HD screen for watching videos, movies, and TV shows in a new fabric design.
12 Weighted Blanket
This premium weighted blanket was designed to weight approximately 10% of your total body in order to naturally relax yourself by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged.
11 Eco-Friendly Notebook
Thread-bound lay-flat design make you reading more easy and note-taking efficiency, enjoy your writing by hand with no distractions.
10 Aromatherapy Diffuser
The Brand New 2019 Model of ZenBreeze Essential Oil Diffuser unites scientific innovation with contemporary design to create an essential oil diffuser that’s the perfect complement to your home or office.
9 US National Parks Book
Coverage of all 59 national parks, from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west, to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii, organized by region.
8 1970 Whiskey Glass
The Limited Edition 1970 whiskey glass is the perfect present for the person in your life who seems to have everything. Not only is it a generous size, but it is the perfect shape for all varieties of liquors and spirits.
7 1970 Cassette T-shirt
Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem.
6 The Beloved Instant Pot
Easy-touch control panel with 9-in-1 cooking functions and 14 preset programs.
5 Living Legends T-shirt
100% preshrunk cotton t-shirts, custom screen printed using an eco-friendly plastisol or waterbased ink to ensure color fastness and long lasting durability.
4 Waterproof Kindle Reader
The thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet—with a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight.
3 10 Inch Wifi Digital Picture Frame
Email photos to the frame: email photos to Skylight Frame From anywhere, and they arrive in seconds!
2 Massage Gun
The VYBE Pro is a well built high quality machine with 9 speeds and a very powerful percussion vibration giving you 1800-3400 strokes per minute depending on the speed you select. While similar massagers feel like they are vibrating, ours feels like real percussion.
1 Echo Plus 2nd Gen Smart Speaker
Echo Plus features premium speakers for powerful 360° sound, and a built-in Zigbee smart home hub and temperature sensor. Just ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, make calls, and provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more.