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If a special someone in your life is turning 50, you’ll likely want to play a part in this significant milestone. A 50th birthday can be a time to look back on everything they’ve accomplished, as well as to look forward to all that's ahead. They might be hitting great strides in their career, moving into a less strenuous phase of parenthood, or finally getting around to crossing off some coveted items on their bucket list. However you look at it, there’s so much to celebrate at this age, and buying a thoughtful 50th birthday gift is a great way to contribute to the fun.
Whether you’re shopping for your spouse, parent, sibling, or friend, start by considering what this day means to them specifically. If they're feeling stressed out or even joking about going through a "midlife crisis," you're going to want to get them something to help them unwind and live in the moment. Or, if they are feeling like they're just hitting their stride, honor that with perhaps a luxury gift that elevate their everyday life.
In addition to interest-based gifts, our list also includes some options that can appeal to anyone, including memorabilia from their childhood, personalized 50th birthday keepsakes, and other sentimental gestures that speak to the occasion. With any of these gifts, along with some sweet birthday wishes and a delicious birthday cake, it’ll be an event they won’t soon forget.
Sam Lawyer is a lifestyle writer and television producer based in New York City. She’s been contributing to Woman’s Day for nearly five years, and covers a variety of topics from gifting, to health, and entertainment. Her work has additionally been featured in Cosmopolitan, Country Living, and Good Housekeeping. When she’s not writing or producing, you can find her binging her favorite Bravo shows or getting walked by her French Bulldog.
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