Gift Ideas for Friends Turning 50


It can be difficult purchasing a gift for your friend who is turning 50. Your friend might just need to laugh about being over the hill. Some people desire luxurious gifts that make them feel appreciated. Shop around, then buy an item that shows your friend your love.

Gag Gifts

  • While analyzing gift options, consider a gag gift for a friend who can laugh about her age. For instance, purchase a cane to show that your friend is over the hill. Some friends can laugh about getting old. Or get some Still Hot at 50 hot sauce for a friend who enjoys eating spicy food. Just anticipate your friend's reaction. Gag gifts might be inappropriate for a friend who is very sensitive about turning 50.


  • Some friends want to feel pampered if they are upset about turning 50. Your friend might enjoy a large trendy cocktail ring. Pay attention to the type of jewelry that your friend wears the most. For instance, if your friend likes accenting her outfits with earrings, buy her a new pair of sterling silver dangling earrings. If you notice that your friend never knows the time, a Timex wristwatch is appropriate for a guy or girl.

Photo Gifts

  • Photo gifts are a sentimental way to show your love. If you have known your friend since childhood, make her a scrapbook of photos from throughout the years. Or arrange to have a family portrait made for your friend. Professional oil painters can make a quality family portrait that includes your friend's parents, children and grandchildren. Alternatively, bring a family portrait photo to a photo-printing store to have it made into canvas art.


  • Entertainment can help your friend enjoy herself and forget that she is turning 50. Concert tickets and movie tickets are thoughtful for a friend who enjoys going out. Or treat your friend to a meal in a jazz restaurant with a group of friends. Blu-ray movies can keep your friend entertained if she owns a blu-ray player. Or get some music CDs if you know your friend's favorite genre of music.

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