Engraved '50 Years and Still Maturing' Anniversary Cheese Board and Knife Set
Personalised scotch glass & stones set + mini spirit bottle
by Lottie & Liv
Set of two initial engraved discs in rose gold filled and sterling silver
Duo wine aerator set of two WineWeavers in Classic & Crystalline colours
50 – now that's a handsome age. What's it like being taken seriously by the world at last, we wonder? And you know what goes perfectly with their new-found DNGAF? 50th birthday presents that sing sophisticated quality – which happens to be what our collection is all about.
Topping our list of 50th birthday gift ideas is personalised leather goods, designer glassware and stunning accessories. Whether you want something simple and thoughtful to reflect that newfound fifties attitude (like, um, this 'no f*cks given' candle) or to really push the boat out with a luxury gift (might we suggest this handmade Italian leather desk pad...), we've got 50th birthday presents for men and women that will keep you in their good books – at least, until sixty!
When it comes to 50th birthday presents, there are two ways to think about gifting: a throwback gift that reminds them of where they’ve been or a pressie that’s ready to go with them on their next adventure. Our curated collection of B’day pressies has options for both! If it’s a personalised memento you’re after, customise a mug with their name and fascinating facts from the year they were born (let’s hear it for the peeps born in the time of Robert Menzies and Matchbox Cars!) or choose a special tee that’s printed with a ‘mixtape’ of all the hit songs from their early years.
Have a piece of typographic wall art or a cushion cover created with a few of their favourite memories from the last half century, or personalise a vintage-style map print with a place that’s important to them.
Toast their future 50 with an Australian gin tasting kit, customised whisky glass or elegant wine decanter. If your freshly-50 is ready to book their next trip, splash out on luxury travel accessories that’ll make their holiday feel less ‘backpacker hostel’, more ‘five-star hotel’ (even if they’re flying economy!). Personalised cufflinks, a soft cashmere stole, smart leather desk accessories and a cologne favoured by JFK in his day… These classic gifts will appeal to any 50 year old with discerning taste.
Fifty is a special birthday – so it’s a good job we’ve got brilliant 50th birthday gift ideas on hand. Our amazing sellers do ‘thoughtful’ like no other, so choose a special 50th birthday gift that’s bespoke to them – a personalised present, perhaps? Use our handy guide (following) for a few smile-spreader tips:
Most soon-to-be 50-year-olds have what they need, which can make them notoriously tricky to buy for. A gift that is both practical and personal is therefore a winner. For example, a personalised iphone and watch stand or a monogrammed leather overnight bag make ideal 50th birthday presents for men, and an embroidered set of bath towels or a personalised set of wine glasses make beautiful 50th birthday presents for her. In these pages, you’ll find all manner of useful gifts for her that are both functional and joyful.
We don’t mean an ‘actual’ event, but the experience of giving and receiving a gift should feel eventful. If you are after 50th birthday presents for Dad, how about a personalised tumbler along with a whiskey taste-testing kit? Or a new set of personalised golf balls plus 5 lessons with a golf pro at his favourite club? These little extras will make all the difference. Check out our Gifts for Dad department for even more gift inspo.
A gift that can be cherished for years to come is what you’re after, so quality is key. But that doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. We’ve curated thousands of beautifully handcrafted gifts from some amazing small creative businesses, so you’re guaranteed to find quality options for all budgets within our 50th birthday present collection. A stunning gold-plated necklace that you can engrave with a meaningful date or personal message, or a cashmere travel scarf make lovely 50th birthday presents for Mum that won’t cost the earth.
The hardest thing about finding a present for a 50-year-old is that by the time they hit the half century milestone, they pretty much have everything they need. Here are a few tips that might help you crack the whole 50th birthday present-buying game.
We’re talking to the married guys here… instead of walking into the nearest department store and buying the first thing you see on the perfume counter, consider what your better half enjoys doing in her spare time. Does she love to entertain? If so, a hand-dyed linen tablecloth with matching napkins or a set of monogrammed champagne flutes would make beautiful and thoughtful 50th birthday presents for wife. If she’s into travel, how about a personalised travel wallet for keeping her passport and documents safe? A gift that supports your wife’s special interests is the go.
If you’ve moved past their hobbies and interests and you’re still stuck for 50th birthday gift ideas, then a sentimental keepsake will do the trick. In these pages, you’ll find framed map prints that can be personalised with a special location, little keepsake boxes for holding precious items of jewellery, hand-engraved message tokens to keep in a wallet and more.
Need more inspo? Our Gift Finder makes it easy to find gifts for everyone in your life. Simply select the recipient and the occasion from the drop-down menu and voila! A carefully curated selection of wonderful gift ideas will magically appear. All you have to do is add-to-cart.
And the best part? When you shop from Hardtofind, you’re supporting a small independent business, and that makes us want to do a happy dance.
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We've scoured Australia – and the wider world – for unique, exceptional products from independent craftspeople and manufacturers. And we've brought them all together on hardtofind.com.au. Through our website, it's easy to buy stunning sandals from Byron Bay; Paris-designed hot-dog rings and mugs with attitude from England – all through the one checkout and purchase process, all with the support of our dedicated customer service team if anything goes awry. Once you buy from us, the seller will send you your items directly, for that extra personal touch.
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