They said on the TV recently that 40 is the new 30, so that would make 50 the new 40! That's good news kids because by our reckoning the sex in the city ladies are all in their 40s now and so are most of the Desperate Housewives so that means 40 and 50 year olds are really not half as old as they used to be!
If you know someone, or have a partner who is just utterly glamorous and turning 50 this year then this article is essential reading. Older women have a mystique and we're certain that your friend, girlfriend or wife proves that fact. She's caring and considerate, funny and charming, tough and yet beguiling. That's why putting thought in to what you get her for her fiftieth birthday is so important.
Fabulous at Fifty
Have you got a lady in your life who is looking fabulous at fifty? We think some of the best 50th birthday gifts for gorgeous women are a twist on simple classics. You could consider 50th birthday gifts
for the girl who has everything that make her feel glamorous such as a metal lipstick case with a fitted internal mirror for checking that pout which is engraved with a special message from the birthday girl's loved ones, or, what about a compact mirror, glittering, circular and so chic but with a message written on the back that will melt her heart?
Those ladies who love to wear jewellery might even like a sparkling jewellery box and again you can write whatever message you like on the lid perfect for pledging undying love to the most gorgeous woman you know!
The question then though, is what to write? Do you add a few words from a favourite poem? Song lyrics? Or what about something really personal and significant to you both? We don't have time to help you come up with romantic messages in this article but there are plenty of options and sometimes a few words from your favourite song, or a quote from a beloved book can be really moving.
We love indulgent 50th birthday gifts
because we think that everyone who is turning 50 has worked pretty hard to get there and deserve to kick back and relax. That's why we think the most glam 50 year old in town deserves a pamper day and the easiest way to give pamper days as 50th birthday gifts is by choosing them as an experience day.
If you don't know much about experience days, they come in the form of vouchers and information, printed off on beautiful paper and sealed within a pristine silver envelope which is embossed with the words live the dream. Imagine the 50 your old you're buying 50th birthday gifts for opening that envelope and taking out vouchers for an indulgent massage and day of pampering at a spa. I bet she'd jump for joy.
If she's used to getting foot rubs, back rubs and being ran warm baths as it is though perhaps you'd like to treat her to dinner for two followed by a trip to see a play at a West End theatre in London, or a charming three course meal on a Thames River boat while Jazz musicians play music to entertain and the London night lights twinkle. Both of these gift experiences and more are available. You could even get a dance lesson for two and learn to tango, salsa or ballroom dance like a real prince and princess (or kind and queen!)
For most of us, learning is something we do throughout our whole lives. That makes educational 50th birthday gifts
an exciting treat! I've never met a 50 year old woman who didn't have her head in a book half the time or wasn't passionate about learning something. That's why we think that Learn It Gift Boxes make incredibly thoughtful and original gifts.
They provide the recipient with learning resources and once the birthday person has learned all they can about a subject then they can take an online test and get a real, genuine, officially recognised NVQ Level 2 qualification in their field of study. They come in several different themes on different topics with real work to complete that is fun and rewarding! For under £25 each you can get Learn It Gift Boxes which teach Wine Tasting, Chocolate Making, Creative Writing, Singing or World Cooking. We can't think of a better way to send the silent message that we love her for her brains as well as her beauty, can you?
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