A 50th birthday is one of those milestone celebrations worthy of gifts that go the extra mile. Such a landmark age deserves a little more attention than a simple card and cake.
But what do you give a woman in her prime who has everything?
It’s on these milestone numbers – 18, 21, and, of course, 50 – that we celebrate life so far while looking forward to the future. It’s a time to take stock of all you’ve accomplished, the joys you’ve already experienced, and for many of us, it sparks the drive to do something we’ve always dreamed of doing.
If you’re looking for unique 50th birthday gifts for her, you need to think out of the box. Why not search for an experience that she’ll always treasure to mark this milestone?
We’ve got our top 10 picks for the best 50th birthday ideas. You’re bound to hit the jackpot with one of these.
Game, Set, Match – Luxury Wimbledon Experience
If she’s fond of tennis, a Wimbledon experience will blow her away. Explore the traditions, triumphs, sights and sounds of one of the world’s most iconic tennis grounds. Any tennis enthusiast will revel in a behind-the-scenes tour of its splendour. Make a day of it with a Michelin Starred dining experience sure to be the cream to her strawberries.
Lap Of Luxury – Northern Lights Nordic Adventure
A 50th birthday celebration is a perfect opportunity to tick off one of her bucket list adventures. If she’s a sucker for a winter wonderland and she’s always wanted to see the Northern Lights, it’s time for a trip to Lapland. Spend your days sledging, skiing and sleighing, and if you’re lucky, you’ll see the lights from the comfort of your bed. One of the many perks of staying in a glass igloo. Witnessing a Nordic wonder nestled in the middle of a snowy forest – what could be more memorable?
An Ode To The Classics – Cultural Getaway to Salzburg
Is she a fan of Mozart and his world-famous crescendos? Then a trip to Salzburg, the “City of Mozart”, will be the perfect 50th birthday getaway. It’s a romantic break with a difference, a real feast for your eyes, your ears and of course, your belly! Enjoy a live concert celebrating one of history’s most talented composers topped off with a Michelin Starred dinner. Music and food are a match made in heaven. For years to come, any Mozart tune will bring her straight back to this exceptional experience. Sounds like memories made to last a lifetime.
Let Her Eat Cake – Afternoon Tea at The Shard
If Mary Berry tickles her fancy and a good Victoria sponge brings her joy, why not indulge in an idyllic afternoon tea at The Shard? Throw in some champagne, and it’s a real celebration. Hosted in the clouds at Western Europe’s tallest building, this is one of London’s most stylish destinations. She’ll have the perfect excuse to dress up and savour world-class sweet treats – not that she needs one! It takes afternoon tea to a new level of deliciousness, worthy of such a celebration.
The Italian Job – Maserati Tour of the Amalfi coast
Has she always been one for fancy cars and James Bond? Pair that with the breathtaking Amalfi coast, and you’ve got a winning combination. Take a cruise in a Maserati GranCabrio as you explore the captivating city of Napoli. The Amalfi coast is a 50-kilometre stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. Think sheer cliffs, rugged shoreline and iconic pastel-colour fishing villages. Yup, it’s pretty much a slice of heaven. An idyllic getaway is a perfect way to show her how much she means to you. Plus you get to indulge her inner speedster!
Chocolate Paradise – Caribbean Cocoa Plantation Getaway
Does she have a taste for chocolate? Why not jet off to the epicentre of this heavenly cocoa delight with a stay at Hotel Chocolat in the heart of St Lucia. Escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life with a hilltop adventure surrounded by cocoa plantations. If it’s romance and chocolate she’s after, this is the ultimate birthday gift for her. You’ll certainly raise the steaks with an exotic getaway, spectacular views and cocoa-inspired cuisine. There’s opulence at every turn, perfect for any chocolate-loving woman in her prime.
Cuppa Tea Anyone? – Sri Lankan Tea Trail Holiday
Take afternoon tea a step further with a trip to the land of Ceylon. Adventure through the lush valley of tea with an iconic trip to Sri Lanka’s tea trails. If she adores a good cuppa, she’ll be blown away by the sheer abundance of top-quality tea on offer. The beautiful plantations and majestic teapots are simply unforgettable. After this milestone trip, you’ll change her regular afternoon tea for life.
Grantham Access – Downton Abbey Behind The Scenes Tour
Do the names Lady Mary Crawley and Henry Talbot get her heart racing? If she’s immersed herself in the beautiful world of Downton Abbey, what could be more exciting than an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Highclere Castle? Relive her favourite scenes and journey back in time with the cast that’s stolen her heart. Even if she’s not a superfan of the show, the absolute splendour of the manor is iconic enough. Commemorate this milestone birthday with a day as a true British lady of luxury.
Into The Wild – Kenyan Safari
Milestone birthdays mean adventures into deepest Africa. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the Masai Mara in all its glory. Renowned for its exceptional wildlife, this nature reserve is home to more than 40% of Africa’s large mammals. If she’s always dreamed of seeing elephants or lions in their natural habitat, this experience will exceed her wildest dreams. It’s the African safari adventure of a lifetime, the perfect trip to celebrate a half-century.
50th Birthday Gifts She’ll Remember Forever
When it comes to finding the ultimate 50th birthday gifts for her, it needs to tick all these boxes. It needs to be a grand gesture of joy that she’ll treasure for the next 50.
There’s no better time than a golden birthday to make those adventures she’s been dreaming a reality. You’ve had the time to save, to be smart with your money and considerate with your choices. Now’s the time to finally make the expensive trips her backpacking youth could never dream of doing.
It’s a wild and wonderful ride, don’t skimp on the celebrations for her.
- 1 Game, Set, Match – Luxury Wimbledon Experience
- 2 Lap Of Luxury – Northern Lights Nordic Adventure
- 3 An Ode To The Classics – Cultural Getaway to Salzburg
- 4 Let Her Eat Cake – Afternoon Tea at The Shard
- 5 The Italian Job – Maserati Tour of the Amalfi coast
- 6 Chocolate Paradise – Caribbean Cocoa Plantation Getaway
- 7 Cuppa Tea Anyone? – Sri Lankan Tea Trail Holiday
- 8 Grantham Access – Downton Abbey Behind The Scenes Tour
- 9 Into The Wild – Kenyan Safari
- 10 50th Birthday Gifts She’ll Remember Forever