A birthday is always an occasion to celebrate and jubilate! And a 50th birthday calls for 50 times the fun, joy and excitement. Living to half a century is an important milestone in a person's life. That directly translates to a great gift being in the offing. But what are the traditional 50th birthday gifts that are given? Is there actually something like it? Find out, in this Buzzle article which will give you some great options that you can ponder over to make someone's 50th birthday that extra bit special!
The 50th birthday being the golden jubilee of the birth of the person, it is one of the most common gestures to give an item made of gold as a traditional 50th birthday gift. If it's a man, you can gift him gold plated cuff links, gold pocket watch, gold plated eyeglasses or a gold plated wristwatch too. For a woman turning the big 5-Oh, you can always pamper her with some gorgeous gold jewelry. No woman in her right mind says no to jewelry, so you can get her anything from earrings, to a chain or necklace, a pendant, a bracelet, a finger ring or something simple yet elegant, like an ornate antique gold brooch.
If you've known the birthday boy or girl for long, then you're bound to be on good terms with the family as well. Ask them to help you find old photographs, objects from his or her childhood, toy, awards, certificates, and other such items (that he or she no longer uses or has forgotten about) that you can use to make a pretty memory box. You can systematically arrange everything in it, with a little note attached to every object explaining what it is. Also give some extra blank papers for notes, saying that he or she can create new memories and write about them on the papers. Wrap the box neatly and give it to the birthday boy or girl. It will be one of the most cherished gifts that he or she will get.
Has this person (the one celebrating his or her 50th birthday) always wanted to go visit a particular destination for a vacation, but couldn't, due to some or the other constraints? If yes, then how about making his or her lifelong dream come true on his or her 50th birthday? Find out if there is some place that he or she wants to visit, and then plan out a luxurious trip for them. Spare no expense and make sure that they thoroughly enjoy the all expenses paid trip! Even if there isn't such a place, you can always send them to a place of your choice that you know they'll enjoy.
At 50, the person is either already retired or at least contemplating retirement. And with retirement comes a whole lot of free time that can be spent developing and exploiting one's hobbies. The birthday boy or girl undoubtedly has a hobby that he or she pursues with a passion. Find out what it is and give them a gift related to it. For instance, a gardening gift basket, a book on art, a painting easel along with colors, a set of gold clubs, a musical instrument, books, cookery books, etc. are all great options. Anything that you know he or she will enjoy for sure.
50 is unfortunately, also a ripe age for all kinds of ailments and illnesses to set in. The body begins to feel the burden of a long and hectic life and can start acting up. Hence, a 50th birthday is a perfect time to remind them that their health should still be their first priority. You can give them some workout equipment or a book on some fabulous diets that will keep them healthy and fit. You can also enroll them into a club that lets them play sports that keep them healthy.
As you can see, there's no hard and fast rule stating which are the traditional 50th birthday presents. Since it is 50 years, and 50 years is generally denoted by gold, that can probably be the only 'traditional' one. The others options are all up to the creativity and of course, the budget of the person giving the gift. So try any of the ones mentioned above and you'll be much appreciated.