After half a century, one ought to be rewarded with a fitting gift.
And, as we know, after 50 comes the time to experience the more luxurious things in life. We take a look at some of the finest luxury 50th birthday gifts for him.
For the adventurous chap, why not send him salmon fishing in Norway? The Orkla river is renowned worldwide as one of the best spots in which to reel in the finest salmon. Meanwhile, guests will stay in a serene lodge owned by the former Liverpool defender, Vegard Heggem.
Those looking for some action slightly closer to home may prefer a spot of clay pigeon shooting. The world-famous Bisley camp is Europe’s largest clay pigeon shooting school, across 3000 acres of unspoilt heath and woodland.
Or, for those desiring a little more in the way of prestige, Holland & Holland are holders of a prestigious Royal Warrant. One of the world’s foremost gunmakers, Holland & Holland’s team of expert instructors boast over 100 years of experience among them.
Cricket lovers will enjoy a trip to Lord’s Cricket Ground, either to enjoy a guided tour of the stadium, or perhaps to indulge in some batting or bowling tuition at the home of cricket’s technologically adept academy.
A trip up Europe’s highest road, by Lamborghini, is a treat for anyone to behold. While there, it is possible to take in the beautiful scenery of Provence, fused with the glitz and glamour of the ‘French Riviera’ in Nice and Monaco.
For a more relaxing getaway, a romantic trip to Venice might be more the ticket. The refined gentleman after the finer things in life may be tempted by an evening with a Keeper of the Quaitch. Cesar da Silva, master bar manager at the five-star Capital Hotel, holds a title shared by only a few hundred other Scotch whisky experts. He will share rare and collectible scotch, plus tasting notes, with guests.
If scotch isn’t up his street, perhaps five-star gin tasting, or even some Fino Una Palma with tapas will do the trick. It was Sir Alexander Fleming, Nobel Prize Winner for his discovery of the landmark antibiotic substance, who quipped that, “If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life”, and drinking sherry even has some of its own scientific benefit…
Fine dining at the two Michelin star The Square is a treat for any foodie. This gift includes a meet and greet with the restaurant’s celebrated kitchen team, led by Phil Howard.
The fashion conscious man may be pleased to enjoy a trip to Savile Row for bespoke, handmade shoes at Heron Co, or bespoke hand-painted cufflinks from Mayfair’s boutique objets d’art store, Halcyon Days.