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Turning 50 years old is an important milestone in anybody’s life. Not only are they one step closer to becoming a senior citizen, but they’re also closer to finally becoming retired!

To help them celebrate their impressive life milestone, we’ve searched high and low to find the best 50th birthday gift ideas for everyone. No matter if you’re trying to find something special for your mom or husband, or you’re looking for a gag gift for your friend, we’ve picked all the best gifts any 50 year old will love. From unique jewelry to mark the special occasion, to birthday decorations and more, you’re sure to find that perfect gift idea for your loved one here.

Discover the best 50th birthday gift ideas below!

Unique 50th Birthday Gift Ideas For Everyone


1. 50th Birthday Necklace

50th birthday necklace gift

Features

  • Beautiful gift box
  • Made of sterling silver
  • 19 inch necklace

Pros

  • 5 rings for every decade
  • Looks gorgeous on anyone

Cons

  • Only one color
  • Could be larger

Let them remember this important milestone birthday with this beautifully made five-ring necklace. At 19 inches long and made from 925 sterling silver, this is sure to be a gift they’ll treasure forever. With one ring for every decade they’ve lived, this silver necklace is perfect for any 50 year old woman reaching that golden milestone.

2. I’m Sorry You’re Old Mug

sorry you're old mug

Features

  • 16 ounces capacity
  • Durable ceramic construction
  • 4.25 inches tall

Pros

  • Microwave safe
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Secret message inside!

Cons

  • Only one color
  • Design could be bigger

Make them laugh with this light-hearted joke mug. They might only be 50, but it’s all downhill from here! Measuring 4.25 inches tall with a 16 ounce capacity; this mug is made from ceramic, making it dishwasher safe. With a simple text message that says “I’m sorry you’re old”, this mug is sure to get lots of laughs.

3. Scratch Off Travel Map

scratch off travel map

Features

  • Features 197 countries
  • Easy to scratch off
  • 36 by 24 inches

Pros

  • Ideal for explorers
  • Includes flags underneath
  • 2 colors available

Cons

  • Requires a lot of space
  • Small countries hard to scratch

If you know someone who has ambitions to travel the world, then this will help them decide where they should go next. Measuring 36 by 24 inches, this scratch-off map is perfect for those adventurers looking to show off where they’ve been. With 197 countries waiting to be scratched off, this unique gift should give anybody the motivation they need.

4. 50th Birthday Bracelet

50th birthday bracelet

Features

  • Handcrafted jewelry
  • Made from lapis lazuli stones
  • 7 inch bracelet

Pros

  • Great 50th birthday gift
  • Looks good with any outfit
  • Includes keepsake box

Cons

  • Beads can look darker
  • Only one color and charm

Any birthday girl who’s a fan of jewelry or bracelets will love this meaningful 50th birthday gift idea. Made from high-quality lapis lazuli beads, these beads are said to attract wisdom, power and truth to the wearer. Measuring 7 inches and made from lapis lazuli stone beads, this beautiful deep blue bracelet will fit anybody’s wrist.

5. 50th Birthday Wishes & Memories Jar

50th birthday wishes and memories jar

Features

  • Includes 100 wish tickets
  • Comes with pen & gift box
  • 8 inches tall

Pros

  • Great for saving memories
  • Unique gift idea

Cons

  • Not reusable
  • Tickets are small

You only celebrate your 50th once! Make it a birthday to remember with this 50th birthday wishes and memories jar. Complete with 100 individual tickets and pen, their 50th will be remembered for years to come with all these wishes. A unique keepsake, these messages are sure to bring them smiles for years to come. Measures 8 inches tall.

6. Funny Birthday Mug

funny birthday mug

Features

  • 11 ounce capacity
  • Made from durable ceramic
  • 4 inches tall

Pros

  • Dishwasher proof
  • Microwave safe
  • Printed on both sides

Cons

  • Only one color
  • Design could be more colorful

It might be their 50th birthday, but it doesn’t mean they have to feel or act 50! Remind them of their real age with this hilarious birthday mug. Made from durable ceramic, this mug is dishwasher and microwave safe. With a capacity of 11 ounces, this is sure to remind them that they’re still young at heart!

7. State Beer Cap Map

state beer cap map

Features

  • Holds 65 bottle caps
  • Glossy wooden construction
  • 17 by 15 inches

Pros

  • Great conversation starter
  • Includes mounting nails

Cons

  • Doesn’t hold all caps
  • Caps inserted from behind

Help them keep track of their drinking habits with these special mountable state beer cap maps. Choose from 50 different states and fill them with any type of beer cap. Made from maple wood, each state measures approximately 17 by 15 inches. With a capacity of 65 caps this is definitely a great gift idea for anyone who loves their beers!

8. DeskCycle Under Desk Exercise Bike

under desk exercise bike

Features

  • 8 resistance levels
  • Handy LCD display
  • 10 inches tall

Pros

  • Exercise anywhere
  • Works under any desk
  • Whisper quiet

Cons

  • Can slide without support
  • Questionable calorie counter

Getting older means less exercise for most people, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Give them a way to exercise at work discreetly without having to pay for a gym membership. This DeskCycle is perfect for staying fit in the office without them ever needing to their desk. Measuring 20 inches tall, it has a weight limit of 500 pounds. 8 resistance levels for every fitness level.

9. 24 Inch Pepper Grinder

24 inch pepper grinder

Features

  • Made in USA
  • Durable hardwood construction
  • 24 inches tall

Pros

  • Professional quality
  • Ideal for pepper lovers
  • Funny conversation starter

Cons

  • Insanely big
  • Fairly heavy

Know somebody who has a thing for pepper? Are they always wanting it on their food wherever they go? Make their dreams come true with their very own giant pepper mill. This 24 inch grinder gives restaurant quality grinding at home. Made in the USA from beech wood, this is a great way to start their 50th birthday.

10. Portable Phone & Tablet Charger

mobile battery pack charger

Features

  • 22000 mAh capacity
  • 5 USB ports
  • 7 inches long

Pros

  • Type C charging
  • Fast 30W charging
  • Different sized USB ports

Cons

  • Fairly bulky
  • Can get very hot

No matter how old you are, a portable phone and tablet charger is essential for traveling. With a 22000mAh capacity, this monster can fully charge an iPhone over 5 times, ideal for hikers. Help them get the most out of their electrical devices and ensure they don’t run out of battery with this huge power bank. Includes 5 different sized USB ports.

11. Scalp Massager Tool

scalp massager tool

Features

  • 2 massagers per pack
  • Lightweight & portable
  • 10 inches tall

Pros

  • 4 colors available
  • Relaxing sensation
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Might require help
  • Can snag hairs

Being 50 years old can be stressful for many; not everyone is ready to accept that they are getting old. Give them a relaxing break with this deep scalp massager tool. Each massager has 12 flexible spindles that will ease away the stress. With 2 massagers included, if you’re lucky, they might end up giving you one to say thanks!

12. Rotating Pizza Oven

rotating pizza oven

Features

  • 1235 watt oven
  • Super fast cooking
  • Makes 12 inch pizzas

Pros

  • Faster than conventional ovens
  • Simple to use
  • Saves energy

Cons

  • 12 inch max size
  • Timings can vary

Turning 50 is all about enjoying the finer things in life, such as good food and drinks. Why not let them create their own quality food at home with this handy rotating pizza oven. Compared to a conventional oven, this thing saves 60% in energy while delivering an even temperature throughout. The 1235 watt oven makes up to 12 inch pizzas in half the time compared to a conventional oven. This results in made to perfection pizzas with less waiting time, perfect for any pizza fanatics!

13. 50 Caliber Bottle Opener

50 caliber bottle opener

Features

  • Authentic bullet
  • Durable metal construction
  • 7 inches tall

Pros

  • Works on any bottle
  • Supports wounded vets

Cons

  • Not very portable
  • No keychain hole

There’s no better way to celebrate turning 50 than with their very own 50 caliber bottle opener! High quality and handcrafted in the USA, this authentic 50 cal bottle opener also comes with a gift box for storage. Measuring 7 inches, this bottle opener is perfect for anyone who loves beers, guns and turning 50 years old.

14. Car Seat Gap Filler

car seat drop stop

Features

  • Fits any hole
  • Flexible construction
  • 17 inches long

Pros

  • Never lose items again
  • 2 per pack
  • 100% gap coverage

Cons

  • Can be hard to install
  • Only one color

Dropping stuff down the side of a car seat can be one of the most frustrating things in the world! The last thing anybody wants to be doing is crawling around on their knees, especially when you’re 50. Stop any objects from falling down the side of any car seat with these fantastic drop stop gap fillers. Made from neoprene, it easily fits any sized gap. 2 seat fillers included per pack.

15. Fitness Tracker

smart fitness watch

Features

  • All day fitness tracking
  • 8 colors available
  • 1.3 inches screen
  • 10 day battery

Pros

  • Great inexpensive fitness tracker
  • Tracks all important metrics

Cons

  • Apple watch is better
  • Small screen

Staying fit at fifty doesn’t have to be difficult! Help anybody keep track of their fitness regime with this portable and functional fitness tracker. The 1.3 inch screen will show all the important information they need to know, including daily steps, calories burned, and real-time heart rate. Featuring a 210mAh battery that can be charged in 2.5 hours, it can be used for up to 10 days.

16. Mobile Phone Macro Lens

mobile phone macro lense

Features

  • Works with all phone cameras
  • 25 mm focal length
  • 2 year warranty

Pros

  • Greatly increases photo quality
  • Amazing close ups
  • Very portable

Cons

  • Tricky to attach
  • Phone cases can get in the way

Know somebody who is a huge fan of photography? Help them take incredible photos with their phone thanks to this awesome macro lens. Featuring a focal length of 25 mm, this 34 gram lens will work with any smartphone. Perfect for any budding photographer, this lens will be a 50th birthday gift they are sure to enjoy using.

17. Beard Grooming Kit

beard grooming kit

Features

  • Includes 5 pieces
  • Durable metal construction
  • Free eBook

Pros

  • Excellent gift for guys
  • Maintain any beard

Cons

  • Not for pros
  • No scent

They might be getting older, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t stop looking after themselves. Help Help your birthday boy take care of their beard with this complete beard grooming kit. Made from natural organic ingredients such as Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Vitamin E Oil. Including beard scissors, brush, comb, oil and balm, this kit has everything they need to style and maintain a healthy beard.

18. Executive Writing Pen

executive writing pen

Features

  • Ball point
  • 24 karat gold finish
  • 7 inches long
  • 4 colors

Pros

  • Smooth glide
  • Awesome presentation box

Cons

  • Can use ink quickly
  • Cap can become loose

Give them something to last a lifetime with this executive writing pen. Made from brass with a jet-black lacquer and finished in 24 karat gold, this pen is a thing of beauty. With its German liquid ink system, the pen glides effortlessly across the paper, making it perfect for signing important documents. A top 50th birthday present, anyone is sure to be impressed with this traditional gift.

19. 50th Birthday Hip Flask

50th birthday hip flask

Features

  • Holds 10 ounces
  • Stainless steel construction
  • 8 inches tall
  • Includes 2 shot glasses

Pros

  • Great 50th design
  • Portable booze!

Cons

  • Lightweight
  • Hard to clean

Give a 50th birthday gift that is sure to impress anyone. Perfect for that hard to shop person, this hip flask is perfect for holding any kind of beverage. Complete with a gift box, the flask can hold 10 ounces of liquid. Made from durable stainless steel construction.

20. Whiskey Glasses & Stones

whiskey glasses stones

Features

  • 2 glasses per set
  • 8 granite whiskey stones
  • 4 inches tall

Pros

  • Perfect whiskey set
  • Keeps drink cold
  • Unique glass design

Cons

  • Glasses can be hard to hold
  • Glasses could be bigger

The perfect 50th birthday gift for anyone reaching that important milestone. This 11 ounce whiskey glass and stones set will be treasured for years to come. Presented in a beautiful wooden box, the set contains two twisted 4 inch whiskey glasses, 8 granite whiskey stones, 2 coasters, and a metal tongue. Perfect for anyone who loves whiskey, this set is sure to go down well.

21. You Know You’re Fifty When… Book

you know youre fifty when book

Features

  • 128 pages
  • Funny illustrations
  • Paperback

Pros

  • Humorous gift idea
  • Plenty of laughs gauranteed

Cons

  • Single use
  • Aimed more at men

If you’ve already been over 50 for a while, then it can be a fun time welcoming other people to the 50s club. Make it a birthday for them to remember with this hilarious joke book. Featuring 128 pages of funny comics and illustrations, the book highlights plenty of things new 50-year-olds can look forward to.

22. 50th Birthday Decorations

50th birthday decorations

Features

  • 34 piece set
  • Essential party supplies
  • Various colors

Pros

  • Perfect for any 50th party
  • Plenty of balloons

Cons

  • Requires helium
  • Manual inflation

You can’t have a 50th birthday party without the appropriate party supplies! Make anybody’s 50th birthday extra special with this pack of 34 different party decorations. Including a giant 50 balloon, happy birthday balloon, and 24 other different colored balloons, this kit will turn any room into an epic 50th birthday party.

23. 50 & Fabulous Sash

50 fabulous sash

Features

  • Black and golden sash
  • Ideal for birthday girl
  • Includes pin

Pros

  • Perfect 50th party accessory
  • Suits anyone

Cons

  • More for women
  • Some assembly required

It wouldn’t be a 50th birthday without a sash! Perfect for gals (and guys!) this sash is 3 inches wide and 5 feet long. Great for parties, nights out, or just joking around, this 50th birthday accessory is sure to get the party started. A funny gift any birthday recipient is sure to love!

24. Make Fifty Great Again Hat

make fifty great again hat

Features

  • Meshed back
  • Made from nylon
  • One size fits all

Pros

  • Funny head turner
  • Great for Trump fans

Cons

  • Only in red
  • Can get confused for MAGA hat

Perfect for all Trump fans, this MAGA-inspired hat is exactly what they didn’t know they needed. Featuring the slightly altered iconic slogan, this make fifty great again hat is sure to crack plenty of smiles. Made from nylon with one color, it features the same style as the original MAGA hat. This hat is sure to let everyone know they’re 50 and proud.

25. Wine Decanter

wine decanter gift

Features

  • 60 ounce capacity
  • Made from lead free crystal glass
  • 10 inches tall

Pros

  • Makes wine taste better!
  • Perfect for dinner parties

Cons

  • Not for hot liquids
  • Tricky to clean

Enjoying wine can now be even more enjoyable thanks to this fancy wine decanter. This 60 ounce decanter is made from lead free crystal glass and is designed to oxygenate wine to release its aroma and flavor. Complete with a stand, cork, and cleaner, this decanter will change the way they enjoy wine forever!

26. Exotic Jerky Bouquet

exotic jerky treat gift

Features

  • Includes 20 meat sticks
  • Meats include Elk & Buffalo
  • 20 ounces of meat

Pros

  • Range of delicious flavors
  • Roses for men!
  • Essential gift for guys

Cons

  • Not for vegans
  • Lots of packaging

Nothing says “happy 50th birthday” than a bouquet of exotic meat jerky. Including 20 different meat sticks in four different flavors, this unique bouquet is perfect for every meat lover. Including flavors such as elk, buffalo, venison mild and venison hot, you’ll have to make sure they don’t eat them all at once. With 20 ounces of meat in total, they’re sure to enjoy eating this.

27. Watch Display Storage Box

watch display storage box

Features

  • Holds 12 watches
  • Carbon fiber design
  • 9.5 inches tall

Pros

  • Great for showing off watches
  • Keeps watches safe
  • Easy organizing

Cons

  • No lock
  • Only available in black

Help them show off their prized possessions with awesome display watch and valet draw box. With enough room to hold 12 different watches and a separate draw to store other items, this box is perfect for anyone who has spent decades collecting watches. 14.5 inches long and 8.5 inches wide, it’s suitable to live on any desk.

28. Old Lives Matter T-Shirt

old lives matter shirt

Features

  • Available in 5 colors
  • Made from cotton
  • Sizes small to 3XL

Pros

  • Funny gift idea
  • Lightweight with classic fit

Cons

  • Can run small
  • Only front design

Spread the social movement with this funny old lives matter shirt. Featuring the iconic text and style of the black lives matter shirt, this shirt is perfect for anyone turning 50 and joining the old club. Made from cotton and polyester; it’s also available in sizes small to 3XL.

29. Wine Glass Cork Holder

wine glasses cork holder

Features

  • Holds 50 corks
  • Durable metal construction
  • 12 inches tall

Pros

  • Great conversation starter
  • Perfect for any kitchen

Cons

  • Grape design could be smaller
  • Hard to empty bottom corks

Give them a reminder of how much they drink with this cool wine glass cork holder. Made for storing all those wine glass corks, this metal wireframe holds over 50 corks and is great for saving their favorite ones. Made from sturdy metal, this 12 inch holder is sure to help decorate any room.

30. Happy Birthday Candle

happy birthday candle

Features

  • Range of scents
  • Made from soy wax
  • 6 ounce candle
  • Made in the USA

Pros

  • Smells like birthdays!
  • Gift box included

Cons

  • Some scents can be weaker
  • Burn time can vary

What better way to wish somebody a happy birthday than with a relaxing birthday candle. Made from soy wax, this 6 ounce candle is free from parabens giving it clean smoke and a great smell. Handcrafted in America, it’s an excellent 50th birthday gift for anybody looking to de-stress.

Author

Beth Noll is a gift editor at Gift Observer. She loves shopping for friends and sharing her top gift recommendations on the blog. With 9 years of blogging experience, she's always up to date with the latest trends and best gift ideas.