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Turning half a century old requires some fantastic 50th birthday gift ideas to celebrate this milestone occasion!

Many approaching this momentous event still feel like a kid half the time so its a great opportunity to capitalize on the fun that can be found in novelty gag gifts and over the hill jokes!

Or perhaps you want to commemorate the qualities you admire most in that special someone with personalized and meaningful ideas for 50th birthday presents.

Check out these 50th birthday gift ideas and celebrations to help brighten the dawning of the golden years!

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Birthday Gift Ideas

* Barware
If they have a home bar, everything from cocktail glasses to bottle stoppers, cocktail shakers, a variety of accessories, and even complete bar sets make really cool gifts.

* Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificate
A gift certificate for a weekend away at a beautiful bed and breakfast is a charming gift anyone would love!

* Computer and/or Accessories
A computer or ipad is an essential item for anyone these days and would be a practical and amazing gift. If they already have one, get them a cool accessory for the computer they already have, like a hip computer bag, lap cushion, or a new flash drive!

* Concert Tickets
Concert tickets to see their favorite band, symphony, artist, or play are a great gift that also creates memories they will remember forever. If their community offers it, tickets to an orchestral picnic is also a wonderful surprise!

* DVDs
DVDs of the birthday man or woman's favorite movies or TV shows are 50th birthday gift ideas that will keep on giving!

* Experiential
A really amazing adventure is truly a gift that will stay with them forever. A hot air ballon ride, trip to a winery, brunch on a yacht, or a sunset sailing cruise are all fun ideas they will love.

* Fifty Small Gifts
Giving 50 small gifts is a cool idea! You can do something fun like 50 coupons, 50 hershey hugs and kisses, or a collage of 50 photos… or something really meaningful, like 50 personal letters from their closest friends and family expressing love and appreciation... Or filling an artistic box with 50 pieces of paper, each with a reason why you find them special. You can get creative and throw in some really cool surprises... like perfume, cologne, or sporting event tickets!

* Fifty Year Old Wine
Wine is an extra cool gift if you can find a bottle aged to perfection the same as the birthday recipient!

* Gag Gifts
There are almost an infinite number of gag gifts and surprises that are all fun 50th birthday gift ideas for a silly celebration of this milestone! Some popular ones are anything over-the-hill, a fake pill box filled with jelly beans, walking cane with horns and a rearview, ice that looks like dentures, depends/emergency underpants, new pants for old farts, funny books about being 50, and candles that spell "OLD!"

* Gift Basket
Choose a theme they would be interested in and give a gift basket filled with lots of smaller surprises… you can choose everything from food & wine baskets to spa, golf, or starbucks... and so many more unique items!

* Gift Card
Some people are really hard to buy for. A gift card to the movies, a favorite clothing shop, electronics store, or restaurant are all 50th birthday gift ideas you can't go wrong with!

* Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee is the symbol for 50 years. You can choose everything from jewelry, pendants, money clips, and cufflinks dripping with the sparkling significance of this milestone year.

* Hammock
A hammock is a unique and thoughtful gift that is also a promise for relaxing afternoons swaying in the breeze.

* iPad or Kindle e-book
Surprise them with a cool iPad or Kindle e-book! If they already have one, how about a new case or speaker dock!

* iPod and/or Accessories
Get them an ipod filled with their favorite music, or if they already have one, cool accessories are also great 50th birthday gift ideas..like an ipod speaker dock or ipod skin.

* Lessons
Other ideas that are fun and educational are lessons…choose from sailing, flying, cooking, golf, art classes, and pretty much anything that would interest them.

* Luggage
Luggage is an awesome gift if the special birthday man or woman has a big trip coming up.

* Magazine Subscription
Choose a magazine they love to read and get them a free year subscription! You can find magazines on everything from travel, sports, and photography... to crafts, poetry, pottery, home improvements, & home decor.

* Music Subscription or Gift Card
Get them a year subscription to an mp3 downloads site like emusic.com, or an itunes or amazon music gift card. This is also a great surprise item to throw in with an ipod or ipod accessory.

* New Camera
Cameras are always a great gift if the recipient doesn't have a good one yet. Taking photos and recording memories is something they will cherish for life.

* Personalized Gifts
A personalized gift can be either a thoughtful and meaningful choice of keepsakes or jewelry… or a humorous and fun 50th birthday gift of t-shirts, coffee mugs, or gag gifts.

* Scrapbook
Compile photos and sentimental items you have saved over the years and create a scrapbook chronicling the person's life and/or your relationship thus far. Weave inspirational quotes, advice, and wisdom throughout for an extra touch!

* Sports Gear or Apparel
If he or she plays sports or has a favorite team, sports gear or apparel are 50th birthday gift ideas they will love!

* T-shirt
A fun t-shirt for them to wear on the big day is a perfect gift for this occasion. Put a picture of them from when they were younger on it or have it personalized for an extra dose of fun!

* Time Capsule
Similar to a scrapbook, but more detailed about the year they were born and all the milestone years until now. Give them an ipod or CDs of all the popular songs from the year they were born... when they were 16, 18, 21, 30, 40 and any other meaningful years….like the year of their wedding, children's birth dates, grandchildren's birth dates, etc. You could also do a time capsule about the big news and pop culture from those years.

* Wine Gifts
Wine gifts are always a classy choice. You can't go wrong with a wine gift basket! Or get them a nice bottle of wine, a unique wine holder, a wine tote, cork screw, wine stoppers, etc. Have the items personalized for an extra touch. Or for the true connoisseur, a Wine Of The Month Club Membership is a priceless present!.

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50th Birthday Gift Ideas

* Apparel
Women love fashion. Just be sure you know her tastes if you are going to surprise her. If you're not sure, take her on a shopping day or get her a gift card a store she loves.

* Birthstone Jewelry
Jewelry dripping with her special birthstone is a beautiful gift for a woman. You can choose from rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, etc. If she has children and/or grandchildren, you can get her jewelry with their birthstones as well to make it extra meaningful.

* Chocolate Gift
A chocolate gift basket or a box of fine chocolate will charm her with sweetness!

* Cosmetics
Women love make-up! You can find great make-up sets full of all the essentials! This is a practical gift she will get a lot of use out of. Just be sure you know what she likes. If not, get her a gift certificate!

* Diamonds
Diamonds are a girl's best friend and a dazzling gift she will adore.

* Fashion Accessories
Any kind of handbags, purses, jewelry, cashmere scarves, and so on are great 50th birthday gift ideas for women.

* Jewelry Box
A sweet jewelry box is a unique gift. Put a piece of jewelry inside as a nice surprise!

* Photo Shoot
If she has children and/or grandchildren, she will cherish a professional photo shoot of her and her family.

* Spa Set
Every girl, no matter what age, loves to be pampered. Get her a day at the spa, a spa gift basket, or a gift certificate for a massage that will make her feel like a queen for the day!

More Birthday Gift Ideas For Women!

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50th Birthday Gift Ideas

* Apparel
Just be sure you know his tastes if you are going to surprise him. If you're not sure, take him on a shopping day or get him a gift card to a store he likes.

* Birthstone
A money clip or cufflinks dripping with his birthstone are gifts with extra significance!

* Briefcase
A leather briefcase if a sophisticated present for the working man.

* Extreme Sports Experience
Get him an experiential gift where he gets to drive a Nascar racing car or participate in some extreme event. Or get him tickets to an upcoming event he will go nuts over!

* Personalized Drinking Glass or Mug
A personalized glass or mug is a fabulous gift that will get a ton of use!

A new HD TV will make him explode with excitement. If you can't afford one or he already has one, you could instead get him a sports package on cable or Direct TV.

* Shaving Kit
Shaving gifts are great gifts for men of any age!

* Sports Gear or Apparel
If he plays sports or has a favorite team, sports gear or apparel are 50th birthday gift ideas he will love!

* Stylish Accessories
Everything from cashmere scarves and hats that reflect his personal style to silk neckties and cufflinks dripping with semi-precious stones are great 50th birthday gift ideas for men!

* Swiss Army Knife
A simple gift every man needs! Find one on a keychain so he can take it everywhere he goes!

More Birthday Gift Ideas For Men!

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Inexpensive & Homemade

If you are on a budget, there is no reason this year can't still be special!

Check out these inexpensive birthday gifts and homemade birthday gifts for a unique and creative present that will send a meaningful message without costing a lot of money!

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