39 Heartfelt 50th Birthday Gifts for Women – Unique and Thoughtful Ideas
Some women hate the idea of hitting fifty, while others embrace it, but either way it’s a milestone that deserves a heartfelt 50th birthday gift. Steer clear of clichés and choose something unique and thoughtful that will help her celebrate the half century she’s enjoyed and look forward to the decades to come, like jewelry to wish by or a book of affirmations to live by.
Give her something fascinating to read with a New York Times custom birthday book. Filled with every front page featured on her birthday from the day she was born to the present day, this attractive book comes in a library binding, personalized with her name and date of birth.
With each circle representing one decade of her life, this 50th birthday gift is simple yet unusual, and will make a touching tribute. Crafted from 925 sterling silver, the five interlocking rings hang on a 19” chain, and if the length doesn’t suit the makers will adjust it free of charge.
Have her make a long-lasting wish with this very special birthday candle. Scented with orange and vanilla, this candle has a 60-80 hour burn time and is encrusted with a variety of beautiful crystals, each with their own magical properties, such as love, peace, and happiness.
If she loves visiting America’s National Parks, she’ll appreciate this unique mug. Printed with a map of the United States and a list of all 62 parks, every time she visits a new park she can color in the tree that represents it before setting it permanently in the oven.
With almost 3lb of candy included in this box, it will be a sweet trip down memory lane for one lucky lady. Containing some of the best and most-loved candies from the past 50 years, this hamper of vintage sweets includes the likes of Pop Rocks, Wax Lips, and delicious Pixy Stix.
Ideal for those ‘senior moments’ that we all get, this wise owl will keep her spectacles safe and right where she left them. Handmade in India from a single piece of sheesham wood, this cute holder can perch beside her bed, on her desk, or wherever she tends to leave her specs.
There are few things more deliciously indulgent than sinking into a warm, fragrant bath with a cool glass of wine. This inventive holder sticks to the side of the bath with suction pads and features ash wood arms that are finished with beach stones to add to the carefree feeling.
Choose from a shiny finish or a patina for this cute US quarter necklace. An unusual 50th birthday gift for women, this necklace comes with a 1970 quarter which has had a heart shape cut out of the middle. The cut-out also hangs on the chain to complete the set.
If she prefers to celebrate her half century with a cuppa instead of champagne, this tea drop sampler set will delight her. Presented in an attractive keepsake wooden box, the set includes five varieties of tea, all compressed into pretty shapes that just need to be dropped into hot water.
A dozen red roses has always made a beautifully romantic gift for women, but the blooms don’t last too long. Say it with wood, instead, with this stunning handcrafted set, which contains twelve wooden hearts printed with the reasons why you love her, all presented in a beautiful wooden box.
If she loves movies but can never decide which one to watch, this poster will do the deciding for her. Each of the 100 silver panels contains the name of an iconic movie, and once it’s been viewed the panel can be scratched off to reveal artwork related to that title.
Party guests can add their wishes for the birthday girl to this keepsake jar for a lasting keepsake she can look back on and treasure. Supplied with 100 wish tickets and a pen, it’s a beautiful take on the standard guest book and will make a wonderfully touching gift.
Free up her time with this automatic pan stirrer. Fitted with a timer, this smart device can be set to stir any liquid or sauce while she kicks back with a glass of something cold and bubbly, takes a shower, or gets herself ready for her birthday dinner guests.
Whether she likes to forage in the forest or gather in the garden, she’ll need somewhere to put her harvest. This basket is based on a traditional design and features a wooden frame with wire mesh so she can hose off the dirt and bugs before bringing it inside.
If she loves to talk about books but needs a little direction, this Book Club Kit will make a great gift. Along with the conversation prompt cards and timer, there is also a book of literary cocktails from famous authors so she can enjoy a tipple as she talks.
Give her a nostalgic look back over the past 50 years with The Book of Everyone. Packed with trivia, facts, and information from her lifetime, the book can also be personalized with special messages, photos, and her name on the front, and it takes just a few moments to create.
Knitting is a great stressbuster, but only if the yarn doesn’t snag or drop and roll away. This handy yarn caddy is like having an extra pair of hands, as it holds the yarn she’s using and feeds it smoothly through a slot, while also keeping needles, scissors, and other paraphernalia safe.
If you’ve always promised her the moon and stars, her 50th is a great time to follow through on your promise. This gold-plated brass necklace includes a most unusual locket that’s embossed with the moon and the North Star, and a sentimental verse on the back.
No matter what she throws at this notebook, it will keep its good looks and usability. Made from waterproof polyethylene fibers, this book can even be submerged in water and will still be good to go; even stuffing it at the bottom of a bag won’t faze it!
With age comes wisdom, and that’s exactly what this bracelet represents. Threaded with stunning Lapis Lazuli beads and finished with a tiny heart charm, this 7” bracelet will stretch to fit most wrists. Presented with a card that explains the symbolism, it’s a gift she’ll treasure for always.
Remind her of the power of women with this ‘Nevertheless She Persisted’ puzzle. Made up of 1000 pieces, this jigsaw builds into a picture of 24 of history’s most influential and empowering women, from Amelia Earhart to Malala Yousafazi, and all those in-between who have helped to change the world.
Honey comes in many different flavors, and this set will give them four of them. With each one produced from a single floral source, these honeys each have a distinctive taste and come with a wooden stand, a cherry wood dipper, and 2 packets of wildflower seeds to help the bees.
With both Hindu and Buddhist influences incorporated into the design, this beautiful mandala wind spinner will make a mesmerizing gift for women who enjoy unusual garden accessories. Peaceful and hypnotic, the spinner comes in cool or warm tones and is made from weatherproof stainless steel for years of outdoor tranquillity.
One of the most powerful ways to make a wish come true is to write it down, and this Intention necklace lets her do exactly that. The tiny pendant has room for a rolled-up paper on which her intention has been written, and is topped with one of four semi-precious stones
If turning 50 is causing her stress, help her unwind with this fragrant set. Containing a lavender soy-blend candle to soothe her, a pillow mist to ease her into sleep, and a 100% cotton sleep mask, it also comes with a growing kit so she can grow her own lavender.
Aristotle said ‘we are the sum of our actions’, and if her actions include looking like she’s 22, feeling like she’s 18, and acting like she’s 10, then that all adds up to 50. Printed on both side of this white ceramic mug, being 50 won’t seem so bad after all!
While puzzle books might not seem like an exciting option for a 50th birthday gift, this one is like no other. Printed in a wonderfully gothic style, this book contains 20 murder mysteries which need to be cracked with the help of amateur sleuth Medea Thorne, and the reader.
Harness the power of the Four Directions with this beautiful 100% cotton kimono robe. Printed in indigo using a traditional batik technique, this robe is handmade in California using fabric that’s been printed by Indonesian artisans for the perfect garment for relaxing at home.
Whether you choose her favorite season or the one in which her birthday falls, these candles make beautiful gifts. Handmade using a cotton blend wax, each one is infused with natural scents of the season, while the real flowers encased in the wax will glow gently as the wax melts.
Busy lives leave little time for exercise, so give her the means to keep fit with this under desk cycle. It’s quiet enough to use in the office, and comes with 8 calibrated resistance settings so she can progress from easy to challenging, all while she’s writing an email.
Help her mark her 50th with this beautiful necklace. The sterling silver horizontal bar is encrusted with five sparkling cubic zirconia stones – one for each decade – and hangs on a sterling silver 20” chain, which can be adjusted free of charge by the maker if it doesn’t suit.
This stunning hummingbird feeder would look good as an ornament, but its use goes far beyond the aesthetics. Not only can you match the glass color to the recipient’s birth month, but the globe can be filled with nectar which delicate hummingbirds can access through the tiny red flower feeder.
Something happens in middle age that makes us realize that we need to start working our way through our bucket list. If she hasn’t got one lined up ready, this book will give her plenty of adventures – the only catch is she won’t know what that adventure is until it’s too late.
This gift box makes a fabulous 50th birthday gift for women who enjoy a tipple. The stainless steel wine tumbler comes in a choice of colors and can be personalized with her name, while the shot glass says ‘50’. The key bottle opened comes in a choice of finishes, too.
She can add strength to her intentions by writing them down and slipping them inside this pretty wishbeads intention bracelet. The perfect way to let the universe know what she wants, this bracelet comes in a choice of semi-precious stones like coral jade, lapis lazuli, and the delicate rose quartz.
Whether she’s having a party or just celebrating with an afternoon cake in the office, this wall art poster will make a fun alternative to the traditional guest book. Arriving unframed, this colorful ‘Cheers to 50 Years’ print can be signed by friends, loved ones, and colleagues for a displayable keepsake.
They say we all have a book in us, so help her get her story onto paper with this ‘My Life Story So Far’ journal. Divided into 9 sections, this book contains prompts to spark memories such as first dates, school friends, family roots, words of wisdom, and more.
Say Happy Birthday with roses by sending her this incredible bouquet. 50 beautiful rosebuds will be sent to the address of your choice, and are available in green, white, yellow, and pink. Arriving as closed buds, the roses will take between 4 and 72 hours to bloom.