The best 50th birthday gifts for her, from personalised presents to luxury perfume

Browse our edit of the best 50th birthday gift ideas for her to find the perfect present to mark this special milestone

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These 50th birthday gifts for her are all hand-picked to celebrate your loved one who's reaching the all-important milestone.

You want to truly honour and celebrate their first five decades on the planet while looking forward to what's ahead. The big 5-0 isn't like any other birthday and because of that, there's always a bit of pressure attached to finding the perfect present. 

As you shop, it's important to consider what they already love, like timeless gold jewellery, or ones they want to try - like eating at one of the world's best restaurants. Our specially-curated edit of the best 50th birthday gifts are bound to impress even those who swear they don't want to celebrate half a century. Because it's such a special occasion we've included under-£50 options, as well as a selection of more luxury items in this guide. For a more budget-friendly pick you could also take a look at our guide to the best gifts for mum under £100

Best 50th birthday gift ideas for under £50

Best 50th birthday gift ideas for under £100

Best 50th birthday gift ideas for under £250

What is a traditional 50th birthday gift?

Traditionally, you bought something gold as a 50th birthday present. But with so many fantastic and unique gift ideas out there today, this no longer needs to be the case.

Tracy Kemp, director of the unique gift company Vintage Playing Cards, suggests personalising a gift for a bespoke touch.

"Buying something for the home is a great gift as the recipient will see it every day. Or, something bespoke is a brilliant idea too—as they know that the gift has been created especially for them."

We also love the idea of giving the gift of a new experience—or the chance to make new memories—as a birthday present. 

Anna Paul
Freelance writer

Anna is an editor and journalist, specializing in SEO and digital content production. First carving her career in communications and advertising agencies in Berlin and Barcelona, Anna's former life saw her work for film studios and inside a fashion house, before she moved to where her career highlights include heading up the SEO desk during the Covid-19 pandemic. Anna's published work ranges from culture and films to human interest features and live news coverage.

In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, discovering the next big thing in music, traveling, online shopping, and poring over poetry and magazines. When she's not consuming those things, she's probably writing about them.  Originally from Glasgow, Anna has lived in Berlin, Barcelona, and London, not to mention stints in Guernsey and Athens. When she's not struggling to navigate a new language, she's always chasing the next hot trend and perfect black dress (you can never have too many). 

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