What to buy for someone special on their 50th birthday

Choosing a present for a 50th birthday can be a tricky business. It’s quite a milestone, and it needs to be celebrated in style, so fresh advice about what to choose comes in handy.

It’s a nice idea if a few people can pool their money and ideas and give a more lavish birthday gift for a 50th year birthday. Get together family, colleagues and friends and arrange something grander than they could imagine.

A jewellery collection

Pick a bracelet or necklace that can be added to by siblings, partners, friends and children. Not only is this a lovely birthday gift for a 50 year old lady, it can be extended at Christmas, Mother’s Day and anniversaries too. Beads with special meaning, matching earrings and watches can be found to make the gift really personal and something to treasure for years. These things are quite expensive for one person to buy, but split between many and it becomes an affordable and sweet gift.

A special day out

Creating memories with family and loved ones is a delightful way to celebrate, and organising something unique is a great gift idea for a woman’s 50 year birthday. What about a day to the seaside? Send out secret invitations to a pretty spot and sort out blankets, deck chairs, bunting, table cloths and flowers so it’s really lovely. If the birthday is in the winter, think about hiring out an unusual building or room, like one in a museum, a barn, or even a zoo. Lay on food that means something or is a favourite treat. Select a colour scheme that’s special to the birthday girl and arrange personalised sweets in dainty dishes to match. This is really nice if family members come from far and wide too, as it’s a great chance to catch up.

Boat trips or golf weekends

When it comes to picking a gift for a man’s 50th birthday, it’s often best to keep things simple. Look to his hobbies and interests and arrange something along those lines. Men like to mess about on boats, so book a trip out to sea or along the river. If he likes fishing, choose one that includes that too.

Golfing for a whole weekend is a rare treat. Book in some tee-time for him and club together with others to pay for a night’s stay as well. A golfing lesson with a professional is another suggestion, something he maybe wouldn't do for himself.

All these ideas just need a little bit of planning in advance, but it’ll all be worth it for a really memorable 50th birthday surprise.