Presents for Over 50 year olds

Presents for Over 50 year olds

presents for over 50s

Choosing a Great Gift for Over 50s

Selecting the perfect gift for that special someone is never easy, but fifty year old presents can be particularly difficult to pick.

By 50, most people tend to be quite selective about what they want in terms of gifts, and of course, many people have what they need when it comes to household items and other common presents, so choosing gifts for someone at this age requires just a bit more thought.

The good news is that it is possible to get someone the perfect gift – you just need to know where to look.

Pay Attention to their Hobbies

One of the easiest ways to pick the perfect fifty year old presents is to pay attention to the person’s hobbies and interests. If the person has an interest in fishing, why not get them a set of unique lures?

If you are picking a gift for someone who enjoys to knit, a new and exciting pattern might be just the thing for them. The great thing about hobbies is that most people have them, and by simply paying attention, you can use them to select a great gift for just about any occasion.

Spoil the One You Love

It isn’t always easy picking out fifty year old presents, but most people tend to share a love for one thing – being spoiled.

It doesn’t matter whether you select a gift card for a manicure at a local beauty salon, or a really comfortable pair of slippers; when you spoil someone with these sorts of gifts, the odds are great that they are going to enjoy them, and they will only have you to thank for the privilege.

An Unforgettable Experience

More and more people are opting to give others “experiences”, rather than items, and these include anything from ski trips to skydiving opportunities.

When it comes to this sort of gift, you might want to do some digging to find out what sorts of activities your recipient enjoys, otherwise you could end up investing in something that they have absolutely no interest in.

The great thing about giving someone an experience, rather than a physical item is that it allows you the opportunity to give someone a memory that they can cherish for the rest of their lives.

If you are giving a gift to someone who is particularly adventurous, you will be lucky enough to have many more options to pick from, but don’t count out someone who seems like more of a homebody; there are a wide range of experiences that they too can enjoy.

You might find a moonlight boat ride, or even a trip to a local museum will be the perfect gift for this sort of individual.

Have Fun with it

Regardless of which fifty year old presents you get for that someone special, make sure that you have some fun with it. Remember, this is your chance to show that person that you care, and a little effort can really go a long way when it comes to making this sort of selection.


  • Stephen

    Stephen is now retired. He spent 25 years in community welfare and is one of the co-founders of life over 50. He has a keen interest in everything concerning this special age group.....and makes valuable contributions to the site. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, cycling and gardening. Also a keen jazz music lover!

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7 thoughts on “Presents for Over 50 year olds

  1. Some people that that once a person gets older than 50 they no longer appreciate gifts the same way as a younger person does because they already have everything they need, or don’t want/need anything else. That is far from true, so I appreciate you posting this article. My husband and I rarely receive gifts but when we do we treasure them. I love receiving pieces of jewelry, especially earrings, and his favorite in terms of gifts are watches. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, and I’m sure plenty of other over 50s would agree! Just a simple gift means the world to us.

  2. Although my husband seems to have everything in the world, I love to get him presents from time to time to inspire our relationship. It usually involves a nice tie or sweater along with something good to eat from our local baker. We often like to spend our birthdays and holidays out exploring the local waterways on account that we don’t have children and enjoy the time with ourselves and our close friends. Thank you for the ideas, although I try not to have too much clutter the boat ride would be a lovely idea since we’re so close to the ocean.

  3. Whenever I give a present I always make sure it is thoughtful and meaningful. Everyone I know this age always treasures their hobbies and loved ones. The best way to celebrate this is to help them out with the hobby while spoiling them for that day. A memory-filled night out will not be soon forgotten especially if you honor her favorite hobby or her favorite things to do. Photographs of this day to make a scrap book can bring back happy memories on day outs that involve edible gifts. I have a scrap book that I have carefully kept neat and tidy. It is old and falling apart now, but when I sit down and go through them with my family we are always giddy with happiness when we are swamped with all these treasure filled times that we have once experienced. A great gift doesn’t have to be a physical thing, it can be something you treasure for life, something that stays in your head with you all the time.

  4. I really like the thought of giving an experience as a gift rather than a physical gift that you can hold. Nothing upsets me more than receiving a gift when it’s obvious that the person has bought it just for the sake of getting something rather than because it is actually something that the other person will enjoy. If you know all about their interests and hobbies, you should find that you are able to find an experience that would suit them perfectly, and this is something that they would be sure to thank you for in the long term.

  5. Sometimes we think that we can give them presents that we like instead of really thinking about how they are really going to feel about it, and I have to confess that I have made this a couple of times and I can definitely feel the guilt right now.

    And I also think that this applies to everyone, but in my personal oppinion, I think that an over 50 person would like to spend more time with their family/loved ones, so I think that the perfect gift for a lot of them would be a group trip somewhere so they just can enjoy of their loved one’s company all day long, I guess.

  6. Excellent advice about how one should pay attention to the interests of their love one. I don’t really need a lot of things at this point in my life. I do love accessories for my clothes. I remember my daughter buying me several pairs of earrings. My ears are not piece so it is hard to find the clip on. I was overjoyed that she found several pairs for me. She listened and observed what I like and dislike. She even picked the type of style I would buy. Now I barely like practical gifts unless it’s something to really aid in what I do. For instance, I would not buy someone a spatula, instead, I would buy a crockpot for the recipient to make quick and easy dinners.

  7. I have found it easier to buy my parents stuff now that they are in their 50s. I know that sounds strange but they are less picky, have more hobbies, and spend more time at home these days. I struggled for years but now I finally am able to get them things they really enjoy!

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