50th Birthday Gift Ideas for Men: Unique, Awesome, Funny
The 50th birthday is a huge milestone. Celebrating a half-century of living is no small event. Any birthday is an opportunity to celebrate the things accomplished in the past year and to look forward to the things you hope to accomplish in the next, but turning 50 years old takes on a special significance as we celebrate 50 years of accomplishments.
By the time a man turns 50, there’s a whole lot to celebrate: families, careers, travel, and adventure. It can be hard to think of 50th birthday gift ideas that are worthy of the occasion. It can also be hard to think of a gift that the person doesn’t already have.
It’s important to not get intimidated. This gift can be big or small, heartfelt or funny. What really matters is that you show him you remembered the occasion and that you care about him. To help inspire you, here are thirty-five 50th birthday gift ideas for men.
A good insulated water bottle is something that anyone can use, and Kool8 is top-of-the-line. The double-walled, industrial-strength steel will hold up for years to come. It keeps drinks hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 24 hours. It also comes with a built-in tea infuser that’s perfect for regular tea-drinkers. With this bottle, he will be equipped for any adventure, whether it’s a day at the office or an off-road trail.
“I Paused My Game to Be Here” T-Shirt
Are you shopping for a gamer? Then fun items like this one make for great 50th birthday gift ideas for men. This t-shirt is made in the USA and was designed by artists in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The jersey knit is made of 100% cotton that is grown here in the USA. This comfortable, quality t-shirt will become his new favorite
Hanes Beefy-T Long Sleeve Henley
These super comfortable henleys from Hanes are made with 100% cotton. They are a classic piece for a man’s closet and they come in 6 stylish colors: teal, brick red, brown, black, navy, and cream. It features a tag-free design for extra comfort. This basic clothing item is perfect when it comes to practical 50th birthday gift ideas.
SHSTFD Winter Gloves
These winter gloves are made from a soft, breathable elastic material that keeps hands warm while wicking away moisture. The tips of the thumbs and index fingers are woven with touch-sensitive fabric so they work with touch screens. They are also equipped with anti-slip palms so they’re great for working outside. These gloves come with a 12-month warranty so you can get a refund or exchange
Premiala Meat Claws
These meat claws are perfect for shredding pork, chicken, or turkey. They are great 50th birthday gift ideas for the man who loves to cook. They have rubber handles so they’re comfortable and easy to hold. Made from durable stainless steel, they are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. Shredding meat will go much more quickly and easily with these tools on hand.
BOBO BIRD Wooden Watch
This watch is handmade from real wood that has been polished smooth for comfortable wear. The band is adjustable so it can be sized to fit the recipient exactly. The watch ships in a bamboo gift box for easy wrapping. It comes with a 100% guarantee and lifetime service and warranty. Buying this watch is an investment because he can wear it for a lifetime.
Vintage Candy Co. 70s Nostalgia Candies
Vintage Candy Co. makes candy boxes that are themed for each decade. For a fun throwback, these 70s-themed candy boxes make for great 50th birthday gift ideas. The box includes 68 pieces of candy, including zots, bottle caps, razzles, and more. It comes pre-packaged in a gift box so you don’t have to worry about wrapping if you don’t want to do so.
HOUNDSBAY Admiral Dresser Valet Box
This valet box will help keep your important things organized and tidy. It has drawers and several compartments for whatever items you may want to keep handy. It also has a compartment specifically for your phone with notches for charging cables. It comes in 5 different colors so you can choose the color that best suits your birthday man.
Golden State Fruit Chocolate Caramel and Crunch Grand Basket
Are you buying for a guy with a sweet tooth? If so, these gift baskets from Golden State Fruit make a great 50th birthday gift idea. This gift box includes caramel corn, Ghirardelli chocolate squares, milk chocolate, and white chocolate dipped pretzels, and more. You can choose the occasion option for birthdays so that your basket includes a decorative Happy Birthday ribbon.
YADOCA Tie Clip Set
This set comes with 10 different tie clips packed away in a protective case. It features designs in different colors, including silver, gold, black, and blue. They’re perfect for both daily wear and special occasions, depending on the tie clip you choose. They come with a 365-day money-back guarantee so you can easily get a refund if you’re not satisfied with the quality.
TRSCIND 11-in-1 Survival Gear Kit
This survival kit comes with a flashlight, fire starter, wire saw, multifunction saber card, paracord bracelet, carabiner, water bottle clip, folding knife, tungsten pen, and an emergency blanket. It all fits conveniently into a small, hard-shell case. The case measures 4.1 x 1.8 x 6.3 inches and weighs less than a pound with everything inside. This kit has everything a beginner needs to take on a camping trip or other wilderness adventure.
The Man Can Gift Basket
Everybody needs a little pampering, especially on their birthday. Treat your loved one to a skincare set specifically designed for men. This kit includes a loofah, soap, aftershave, hand butter, and more. It all comes packaged in what looks like a paint can so it can be given immediately upon arrival. With this kit, he’ll be looking sharp and smelling fresh on his birthday.
Whiskey Stones and Whiskey Glass Gift Boxed Set
This gift set comes with two glasses, 8 whiskey stones, tongs, and two coasters. If you want to go the extra mile, give it with a nice bottle of whiskey or scotch. This set comes in a wooden box that’s great for an impressive gift presentation as well as storage and display. These sets make great 50th birthday gift ideas for men because there’s so much to celebrate with a 50th birthday. This set will help him toast the occasion in style.
Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Leather Wallet
This black leather wallet from Tommy Hilfiger is a classic and stylish piece that fits any man’s style. Tommy Hilfiger is a trustworthy, quality brand, so you know you’re making a good purchase. There are different colors and designs from which to choose, but this plain black wallet is classic. It has 6 card slots and, of course, a large pocket for cash.
The Care Crate Ultimate Men’s Snack Box
This snack pack care crate is a perfect gift if your loved one is a late-night snacker. It includes granola bars, sweet snacks, and salty snacks. There are a total of 50 different snacks in each package. You can buy the package once, or, for a real treat, sign them up for a monthly subscription for a gift that keeps giving.
Thoughtfully Gifts Global Spice and Sauce Set
This set is a dream come true for anyone who likes spicy food. It contains 6 hot sauces and 6 gourmet salts to give an extra pop of flavor to anything you eat. Hot sauce flavors include Kenya Fire, Outback Burn, Salsa Caliente, Lone Star Heat, Lava Flow, and Bourbon Pepper. Salts include Pink and chili salt, curry, thyme, rosemary, and garlic salt.
Beard Grooming and Trimming Kit
Beard grooming kits are perfect for 50th birthday gift ideas for men with facial hair. This kit includes beard oil, balm conditioner, wooden comb, horse hair brush, trimming scissors, and a trimmer. It has everything he needs to keep his beard neat and looking good while also providing it with the care it needs to grow in thick and healthy.
Wrangler Authentics Men’s Long Sleeve Quilted Line Flannel Jacket
This flannel jacket is perfect for cool fall and spring weather. It’s stylish and comfortable, and the quilted inner layer will provide that extra insulation needed to stay warm on a chilly day. It comes in 6 different colors and is made with 100% cotton with a polyester lining. This classic jacket will fit any man’s style and make for a great gift.
Classic Car: The Definitive Visual History
If the man you’re buying for is a fan of classic cars, this gift is perfect. This book covers classic cars made between the 1940s and 1980s. It includes thousands of pictures and two prints for framing. It gives an up-close view of the details and features that made these cars the icons that they are.
Hooded Full Length Bathrobe
A warm bathrobe is a godsend when you’re stepping out of a hot shower into the cold, wintry bathroom. This full-length bathrobe is made from fluffy, 100% polyester that will trap in heat and keep out the cold. Items like this are perfect 50th birthday gift ideas for him because they are practical but also luxurious.
Lavley Novelty Socks
Novelty socks from Lavley are great if you’re looking for something small and fun to give. These bacon-themed socks are especially perfect if you’re buying for a meat-lover. The bottom of the socks read “If you can read this bring me some bacon,” and the sides are decorated with a pattern of pigs and strips of bacon. As an added bonus, they’re designed here in the USA!
Grilljoy 20PCS BBQ Grill Tools Set
If you’re buying for a man who loves to grill, then sets like these are great 50th birthday gift ideas. This set comes with a spatula, fork, basting brush, grill cleaning brush, an extra brush head, grill tongs, 8 corn holders, 4 kabob skewers, and a corkscrew all in an aluminum case. These tools are made from stainless steel and all are dishwasher safe.
Pink Floyd All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track
Pink Floyd was at the height of their career in the 70s. If the man you’re buying for was or is still a fan, this book covering the ins and outs of their music will be the perfect gift. It’s 554 pages go all the way back to their debut album in 1965 and covers everything through to their farewell album in 2014.
iFox Bluetooth Shower Speaker
Bluetooth shower speakers allow you to listen to music and answer phone calls from inside your shower. You can skip songs, turn the volume up or down, pause, play, or stop music with buttons on the front of the speaker. The battery lasts for up to 10 hours on a single charge so you can use it for weeks without having to recharge.
Bonsai Tree Seed Starter Kit
Bonsai trees or other plants are great 50th birthday gift ideas for men who need to slow down, destress, and find some peace. This bonsai tree starter kit comes with seeds for 4 different types of miniature bonsai trees, 4 soil potting mix pods, 4 burlap pots/grow-bags, 4 bamboo plant markers, instructions, and a gift box/planter box. Tending a mini bonsai tree will help him unwind and relax.
Vonmay Men’s Slippers
These clog-style slippers come in 4 different colors and are the perfect house shoe. They have a multi-layered memory foam cushion that molds to his feet as he wears them. The sherpa lining will keep his feet warm even through the coldest winters. They also have a hard, anti-slip sole so he can even leave them on for quick trips outdoors.
Death Wish Coffee
Death Wish Coffee is a dark roast coffee that claims to be the world’s strongest ground coffee. It’s USDA certified organic and is fairtrade, so you know you’re buying a quality product from a trustworthy company. It also comes with a satisfaction guarantee so you can get a full refund, no questions asked. It’s a great option if you’re buying for a coffee lover.
SOG Tomahawk Throwing Axe
Sometimes, impractical but fun items like this throwing ax are perfect 50th birthday gift ideas for men. It’s something that he’d probably never buy himself but he will have a lot of fun playing with it. This tomahawk measures 12.5 inches long with a blade made from stainless steel. It weighs 19 ounces so it is lightweight but can still handle a good throw.
Landmass Scratch Off Map
If you’re buying for a man who has traveled or plans to travel the world, this scratch-off map will be a monument to his adventures. He can scratch off countries, states, provinces, and flags as he visits each location. Looking at this map will remind him of these great adventures and inspire him to have more.
Tea Drops Loose Leaf Tea
Tea Drops has been featured in Us Weekly, Forbes, and Good Morning America for their innovative way of brewing tea. This tea is pressed into small pellets the shape of hearts, flowers, or squares. Simply drop one of the pellets into hot water and you’ll have perfectly brewed loose leaf tea in no time. The minimal packaging is an environmentally-friendly way to drink your favorite hot beverage.
Ring Video Doorbell
Video doorbells are great 50th birthday gift ideas for men who love to have the latest tech gadgets. Ring allows you to see who is at the door whether you’re at home or viewing the feed from an app on your phone. You can see who is at the door, speak to them, and hear their reply from your phone, tablet, PC, or Alexa-enabled device.
Ovalware Cold Brew Maker
Whether he’s a tea or coffee drinker, this glass brewing carafe is great for him. You can easily make cold brew coffee at home or brew up a pot of your favorite tea. Simply fill the inner canister with ground coffee or tea leaves, insert the canister into the carafe, and pour water in through the canister. It brews iced coffee in just a few hours and can store it for up to 2 weeks.
Mixology Bartender Kit
This 10-piece set from Mixology will give him everything he needs to create his favorite cocktails at home. It includes a cocktail shaker, tongs, corkscrew, two pour spouts, a muddler, a jigger, a cocktail spoon, and a cocktail strainer. All of this can fit into a bamboo stand for storage and display. It also comes with a 3-year warranty and a full refund if you’re not satisfied.
Portable Charger Power Bank
This portable power bank works with apple and android products, and most smartphones, tablets, Bluetooth devices, etc. It contains enough power to recharge your device 6-8 times so you don’t have to worry about your electronics fading. There are 4 LED lights on the front to indicate how much life the power bank still has. It also comes with a 45-day money-back guarantee if you’re not happy with it.
USA Beer Cap Map
If the man you’re buying for is a beer drinker, this beer cap map will be right up his alley. It holds 50 beer caps, one for each state of the USA. He can try new beers from each state and insert the caps from his favorite one into the board. Once completed, it’ll look great hanging on the wall in the kitchen or den.
Selecting 50th birthday gift ideas can be difficult. The best thing you can do is to choose something that reminds you of that person, no matter how big or small it is. A gift from you on his birthday will show that you care and will mean so much more than the gift itself. We hope that this list has inspired you to find the perfect gift for your loved one.