Everyone reacts differently to milestone birthdays, especially major ones like turning 50. That’s why it’s worth taking a little extra time to find the perfect gift for such an important occasion. Below are some ideas to get you started on finding the perfect gift for your loved one!

1. 52 Week Gratitude Journal

Everyone could use a little more gratitude in their life, especially with the health benefits that come from a daily reminder. Give your loved one the gift slowing down to take stock of the things they’re grateful for. This beautiful little gratitude journal does just that. Each day has space to write three things they are grateful for, as well as weekly check-ins meant to evoke those lovely gratitude feelings.

gratitude journal

2. Floral Bamboo Kitchen Set

This beautiful cooking and serving set is the perfect gift for someone who loves to cook and entertain! These wooden coasters, utensils, and cutting board all have a matching, hand-burned floral pattern. They’re the perfect show-off piece or daily reminder of your love for the home chef in your life.

Floral wood serving set

3. Personalized Book from The Book of Everyone

Getting to that half century birthday is a big deal and comes with a whole lot of life experience. This book is an opportunity to honor that experience, bring back some memories, and learn some history. This beautifully personalized book is filled with fun facts and illustrations that celebrate both your loved one and the world they were born into!

4. Carnivore Club Exotic Jerky Bouquet

Why get your loved one a bouquet of flowers when you can get them a bouquet of meat? This is the gift for the dedicated carnivore in your life. This jerky “bouquet” isn’t made of any boring meat varieties, though. The 20 “long stemmed” meat sticks come in four exotic flavors: elk, buffalo, and both mild and hot venison. It’s a unique gift for your loved one who loves interesting food and is sure to spice up their birthday!

Jerky Bouquet

5. Birth Year Coin Ring

It is always fun when you find a coin from the year you were born. Bring that small wonder to your giftee with this unique ring. Each ring is handcrafted from a quarter from the year they were born. Besides being lovely and thoughtful, it will also definitely be a conversation piece. If a ring isn’t the right choice for their birthday, this seller has a variety of jewelry, accessories, and key chain options available.

6. 50 Reasons Why We Love You

This is the “from all of us” gift that is most likely to make your giftee cry. This artist will create a custom print of the fifty reasons you love your recipient to create a loving, personalized gift. It might take a little organization to get everyone’s input in but it will be worth it in the end.

7. A Special Mug

If the special person celebrating their 50th enjoys their morning cup of coffee or tea, a fun mug is always a thoughtful gift. Think about their style and sense of humor to find the right fit.


8. 5 Gold Interlocking Rings necklace

Not everyone dreads reaching those milestone birthdays. This is the perfect gift for your loved one who rightly sees reaching 50 as a badge of honor. This beautiful, understated necklace features five interlocking gold rings. It comes in a lovely gift box showing that each ring represents a decade of a life well lived.

9. 50th Birthday Gift Wine Label

This is a fantastic gift for a loved one who appreciates a nice drink. This wine label is personalized with your loved one’s name and the year they were born. The label is super easy to attach to their favorite bottle of wine for a light-hearted and fun gift.

10. 50th Birthday Wish Jar

This wish jar is a wonderful way to give everyone a chance to express how much they care for your loved one. This wish jar comes with tickets for everyone to write their well wishes on to put in the jar. Your giftee will then have the wonderful privilege of reading through all the tickets. Everyone appreciates knowing how much they’re loved, and this gift gives them exactly that.

wish jar

Turning 50 is a fantastic reason to celebrate! You may feel pressure as a gifter on this milestone birthday to commemorate it in a meaningful way. These gifts will make your loved one feel as special and deserving as they are.

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