Looking back with fond memories at years gone by is a lovely way to spend a fiftieth birthday, surrounded by loved ones and carefully chosen 50th birthday gifts
. If you aren't turning 50 this year it's easy to think that it's not that big a deal but if you are, you really care about it because it's the end of your 40s and all which that represents and the beginning of another era in your life. It's the end of an enjoyable ten year period and the start of a new one and no-one knows what the future will bring which can be as daunting as it is exciting.
If you're looking for some good 50th birthday gifts then you've certainly come to the right place. There are a few types of presents for people who are turning 50 which we really favour though. We love the retro gifts and that makes people laugh and get plenty of attention, we love the yummy gifts that make your heart feel warm and tastebuds tingle and we're just mad about those really nice chilled out pamper experiences which by age 50 we all deserve!
Retro Birthday Presents
One way to get your friends or loved ones in to the spirit to reminisce is to get them some retro 50th birthday gifts. If your friend works in an office and can remember those lovable Henry vacuum cleaners then they're bound to love the mini Henry desktop vacuum. He's so cute and he'll vacuum up desktop dust and crumbs keeping your workspace neat and tidy and making you feel like a giant. He takes two AA batteries and he makes cleaning a desk so much fun!
A retro tub or sweet hamper is another really good present for anyone you know who is turning 50. It's one of those 50th birthday gifts that you give but really want to share and usually the recipient will be pretty generous about the stickylicious contents of their pressie because there's so much! Mojos and refresher bars, black jacks and fruit salads alone with chocolate mice and other goodies. This is another thing that looks great on a desk top and the plastic jars have personalised labels so you can add their name and a message for them too!
Sweet treats are a must have for any list of 50th birthday gifts
you might be drawing up. But not just jars of retro sweets. No 50th birthday gifts list is complete without something chocolatey? The chocoholics indulgence tin is just what the doctor ordered. I love chocolate and I think that other people's chocolate always tastes better than my own which is another good reason to buy this as a gift, especially for generous types who think that friends who care share. Not that we'd ever condone buying something for someone else just because you wanted to reap the benefits of it yourself!
The Ultimate Chocoholics Indulgence Tin contains praline filled hearts, two chocolate muffins, two chocolate-fudge brownies, chocolate truffles, caramel chocolate hearts, white chocolate champagne truffles and tons more and after you've eaten all the mouth-wateringly good treats the big metal tin can be used to store cakes or stash pretty much anything because it's plain in silver-toned brushed metal and looks very smart.
Laid Back Experiences
As well as all those presents it's important to plan something to mark the occasion. This could be anything from a big party to a small get together but the main thing is that it's chilled out and all about having a good time with the birthday boy or girl's closest friends and family. Fun old fashioned games like pin the tail on the donkey can really make a small party more fun. Even in the most serious, grown-up well behaved cases!
We're not talking about student-like drinking games; we're talking regular old fashioned party games that get people using their brains and interacting such as charades or Pictionary or even a game that you make up together. There are long lists of fun and creative party games online and they can make a 50th birthday much more fun especially if there are a few little separate groups of friends who don't know each other such as a work group and a social group.
So, before you have your friend or relative open their 50th birthday gifts
, why not play a few games or get out the photo albums to remember the good times together? As well as looking at the past and reminiscing, why not talk about the future too, what plans has the birthday boy or girl got? Other than that hang over in the morning!
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