Ideas for 50th Birthday Present Selection - Gifts for Those Turning Fifty
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If the 40th birthday symbolizes the entrance of a whole new phase of one's life with experience, independence and maturity behind us, age 50 represents imparting all that knowledge and wisdom to others.
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While both sexes in their 40s were considered in their prime, the 50s signify dignity and grace for women and stellar leadership from men.
Most men and women in their 50s have the means to get the things they want for themselves, making it hard at times to figure out meaningful ideas for 50th birthday present selection. Of course, the 50s can be a time of whimsy and comical themes, as most people this age are beyond pomp and show. They have a tendency to take things less serious, looking back through a lifetime of: Why in the world did I do that? Or: What in the world made that seem so important, anyway?
With that in mind, think of gifts that center round his / her age, wisdom and convenience or efficiency for either a man or a woman, or the comical for men and that invoke memories for the women. Women also love gifts that have to do with the bath, candles or fragrance. This might include a trip to the spa, an appropriate basket, or a set of three candles in her favorite color.
Memories can also be preserved in art-form, created in layers for the wall or transferred onto a quilt for the back of her favorite chair. This can be made up of pictures or mementoes that have been saved over the years, commemorating her achievements.
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If either is fond of jewelry or his / her birthstone, a ring might be in order. Or perhaps earrings or a necklace would be appreciated. If either wears a medical bracelet, it can be upgraded into not only something useful but fine as well. Birthstones linking siblings are always appropriate, as are cufflinks and tie pins.
For women, something special enough (keepsake) that she might want to pass down to her daughter or even her first granddaughter would be meaningful. Selecting the right gift means understanding the make-up of the person you wish to give the gift to as well as knowing his / her tastes and preferences. This is important when considering ideas for 50th birthday presents.
Of course, there are always those who are not accepting age with grace and might even be offended. When thinking of ideas for 50th birthday present / gift selection, use caution with senior citizens who would rather be anything else!
A small get together with very close friends - women prefer lunch and men prefer a sports bar in the late afternoon / early evening - can be all that is necessary to acknowledge without calling attention.
Gifts can be small or large, expensive or not so much, they do not even have to be tangible. They can represent something important in the gift receiver's life - bear this in mind when considering ideas for 50th birthday present selection. If a male friend enjoys the horses or the races, buy tickets or arrange for an overnight trip. For a gal friend, a simple trip to craft show or a local book signing can mean everything.
Fifty year olds are truly at an age where they know what the meaning of the phrase, "it is the thought that counts", really means. A day with a friend will mean every bit as much as a gift in hand.
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