50 is without a doubt a big birthday. It is a milestone that should be celebrated whether you're in denial or not. It's not a time to start dragging out the slippers, kicking your feet back and becoming boring. It's time to embrace life and show the world that 50 year olds are just as fun as those youngsters and we have gifts to help you prove it.
Buying 50th birthday presents is not always an easy task because you want to make it an extra special day and make someone's dream come true since after all, they're only 50 once. So it's a year to buy some fabulous gifts that will prove to them and everyone else that they've still got it.
First up, we can offer you some exciting and daring experience days that will make any 50 year old's heart pump with adrenaline. We are not talking about sending them on a barge holiday, nice though it would be, we're talking driving days in supercars, travelling at scary speeds that will make you worry if it was a good idea. We're talking rally driving that will leave them grinning ear to ear and wondering why they never took it up as a career.
If you think they are up for even more excitement, one day they'll never forget is microlighting. Having the nerve to go up in a barely-there flying machine is something that would prove anyone has it. If air sports are not their thing, then you could send them powerboating, a thrill in itself as it bounces across the waves at breakneck speeds. There is plenty to keep them going, such as rock climbing or paintballing.
For the average 50 year old woman, it can sometimes become a chore trying to look glamorous everyday and keep up with the fashions. But with some 50th birthday presents
especially for her you'll keep her up to date and looking fabulous. The naughty but nice lip gloss comes in pretty little pots and is all that is needed to add a bit of shimmer to any look. Forget those old jewellery boxes that look like they're from the 20s, get her a modern, silver plated trinket box to add to her bedside table.
If you want o go one step further, there are special experience days just for her. Maybe she's yearning for a new look but doesn't have the confidence to get out there and make it happen. You can offer her a makeover or a stylist shopper experience, where she'll learn what type of clothes suit her the most, leaving her with some new found knowledge that will keep her looking glamorous for years to come.
What could make them cooler than if they knew how to make cocktails? Dinner parties would never be the same again and they would definitely be the centre of attention. If you send them off to learn the art of cocktail making, there would be no better validation that they've still got it and there would be plenty of chances to flaunt it.
On the fashion side, you need to stop them from reaching for the comfy jumpers and slippers. One of the cheekiest 50th birthday presents is the candy bra and G string, definitely a gift which would need some confidence to pull it off. A replacement for the cosy jumpers could be a personalised hoodie, something that all the 20 year olds are wearing. They are actually extremely practical and comfy and would look much better than that chequered golfing jumper.
If you're buying 50th birthday presents
for someone who has extreme confidence and you can rest assured that you will never be going anywhere near a beach with them, you could get the mankini, a definite flaunt-it option for the men.
For those of you who are not quite sure what they would like, there are ultimate choice gift packs which include a variety of exciting days out and experiences that are sometimes not for the faint hearted. It's a great option to let them do the final decision making into what would make their day and also a good way for them to prove to you that they'll choose the most outrageous thing they can to show you that 50 is not the end of the world.
So this year, forget normal 50th birthday presents. For some it can be a hard age to accept so you need to remind them that they're still young and cool by buying them some fantastic gifts.
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