34 Epic 50th Birthday Gifts For Men to Celebrate the Jubilee Year

By David Lautaret | Updated: April 6, 2023

    So this is it. Your man is turning fifty. Turning the big 5-0 is a truly momentous occasion, but what do you get for the fella who’s half a century old? It just so happens that we have some ideas!

    What do you give a man when he turns 50?

    Well, turning 50 is a significant milestone in a person’s life and calls for a special celebration. There are plenty of great gifts you can give a man who’s turning 50, depending on his interests and hobbies.

    You could consider gifting him something unique, like a personalized whiskey glass or a custom-made leather wallet. Alternatively, you could treat him to a memorable experience like a weekend getaway or a fancy dinner at his favorite restaurant. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something that he’ll cherish and remember for years to come!

    What is the traditional gift for a 50th birthday?

    The traditional gift for a 50th birthday is gold – it represents strength, wisdom, and prosperity. In many cultures, gold symbolizes achievement and success, making it a fitting gift for someone reaching this significant milestone.

    When it comes to traditional gold gifts for men, there are plenty of options to choose from. Some popular choices include gold watches, cufflinks, tie clips, and rings. These timeless pieces look stylish and hold significant meaning and sentimental value, making them a truly special gift for a man’s 50th birthday.

    How much should you spend on a 50th birthday gift?

    Well, the amount you should spend on a 50th birthday gift really depends on your relationship with the person and your budget. There’s no hard and fast rule about how much you should spend, but it’s always a good idea to give a gift that shows you care and have put some thought into it.

    You could consider spending anywhere from $25 to $200 or more, depending on the person’s interests, the significance of the occasion, and your financial situation. Ultimately, the thought counts, so don’t stress too much about the price tag! Here are some traditional and modern gift ideas for his 50th birthday.

  1. Vintage 1971 T-Shirt


    1972, what a glorious year. Give him that gift that brings just how old he is with this retro-looking 1972 vintage t-shirt. This shirt is available in a classic unisex fit tee or a tapered ladies’ fit, with several color options and sizes from Sm-3X. This shirt makes a great birthday gift, Christmas gift, or just an unexpected surprise.

  3. Vintage Candy Co. 50th Birthday Retro Candy
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    Nothing says “birthday party” like a box of candy! Give that special guy in your life a truly nostalgic gift with this Vintage Candy Co. 50th Birthday Retro Candy Box. This box is completely loaded down for you. You’ll get nearly 3 lbs of classic, old-time, retro nostalgic candies, and it will instantly blast you into the past. Everyone’s got a story about the first time they tried Wax Lips, Pop Rocks, Sugar Daddy, Fireballs, And Pixy Stix. It makes the perfect unique gift for that sugar-toothed 50-year-old loved one in your life!

  5. Holy Sh*t, You’re Old Toilet Paper


    If he’s into gag gifts, then this Holy Sh*t You’re Turning 50 toilet paper roll is the perfect gift to get him howling! This Happy birthday toilet paper is professionally printed on the entire roll of 2-ply toilet paper. Each roll is American-made out of recycled paper, biodegradable, septic tank approved, and safe to use. 

  7. Baseball Bat Bottle Opener
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    There’s more to America’s favorite pastime than runs, hits, and errors: the smell of hot dogs and popcorn, the thrill of hitting a homer, the perfect chill of a cold beer on a hot August afternoon… Enjoy an instant replay of the bat-on-ball crack every time you crack a cold one with these Baseball Bat Bottle Openers. Handmade from authentic game-day bats swung by MLB™ players, each opener comes gift-boxed with a story card including instructions for its special hologram number, indicating which game the bat was used in.

  9. Back in 1971 Print
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    Take a trip down memory lane with this beautiful 8×10 Back in 1971 print. See what music was popular, what was happening, what movies playing, what things cost, and more, back when your guy was just getting started! This great gift is sure to get those memories flowing as he recounts all the sights and sounds of his childhood!

  11. Whiskey Enhancing Tumbler
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    You could drink your whiskey out of a red plastic cup. But that’s like going to a kitten café for just coffee. Sometimes it’s all about the experience, and this newly improved tumbler intensifies all of your whiskey’s complex goodness. The cup is crafted from one piece of solid oak, carefully aged using a special process to prevent cracks and leaks. Its widened base lets aromas expand, and the honey wax-lined interior helps bring out the flavor (extra is included).

  13. Man Crate Grilling Crate
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    Man Crates is such a fun company! They sell a variety of “manly” gift boxes all in wooden crates that have to be opened with the included crowbar. This one is made for grill masters! It includes fun grilling accessories, including a tenderizer, a cast-iron smoker box, Hickory chips, BBQ sauce, and more. 

  15. What You Don’t Know About Turning 50 Quiz
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    This hilarious birthday quiz is full of funny quips and jokes about turning 50. If he likes to read and loves to laugh, this book is one of the most enjoyable 50th birthday gift ideas you’ll find. That goes double if you’re having a party, and he can entertain the guests by letting them play along with the quiz! 

  17. Dango Dapper Wallet
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    The Dango Dapper Wallet was designed for the sophisticated individual with an edge. We wanted to incorporate clean lines with contrasting materials and textures. From the boardroom to a night out on the town, to a cruise down the coast, the Dapper Wallet is there by your side and has your back. Yeah, it’s a mouth full of stuff, but it comes together neatly in one sleek package.

  19. 49 + 1 Middle Finger Pint Glass


    This I Am 49 + 1 Middle Finger pint glass makes the perfect gift for that 50-year-old beer enthusiast in your life! The glass holds 16 ounces and arrives in a gift box. 

  21. New York Times Custom Birthday Book
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    Commemorate a newsworthy birthday with a collection of the New York Times front pages from each year since their birth, personalized with name and birth date, and preserved in a handsome library binding. Whether it’s a milestone decade or a personally significant number of years, the collection forms a fascinating snapshot of history seen through the lens of your special day.

  23. Fifty The Ultimate F Word Tumbler
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    If he loves his coffee, why not give him a hilarious tumbler he’ll use every day? Made with double-wall vacuum insulation, this 20 oz flask can retain any drink’s ideal temperature for longer. Make it your go-to container for piping hot coffee, iced cold fruit teas, juice, champagne, smoothies, sodas, ice cream, energy drinks, milkshake.

  25. Shiatsu Back Shoulder and Neck Massager
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    When you’re a middle-aged man, you have aches and pain all over your neck, shoulder, and back area. This shiatsu neck massager is legit! 8 kneading massage nodes provide a deeply relaxing massage to your sore tissues and muscles. It makes the perfect gift for that 50-year-old birthday boy who could use some relaxation!

  27. Solid Ash Phone Docking Station
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    At 50 years old, it’s time your man got his accessories organized. What better way than this solid ash phone docking station. It has a spot for everything any reasonable man would wish to carry. No more searching the house for that phone charger, those glasses, or that one watch. Check the docking station. Don’t have a birthday coming up? This docking station makes a great Father’s Day gift as well!

  29. Catch Co Mystery Tackle Box


    If the birthday boy loves to fish, then this mystery tackle box from Catch Co is a fun and unique gift that’s both exciting and practical. Mystery Tackle Box is happiness in a box for any fishermen, especially if they have a big milestone birthday coming up! Each box contains a variety of fishing lures specifically geared towards pro bass fishing. Inside, you’ll find detailed information about each of the products included and how to use them. 

  31. Timex Grid Shock Watch
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    Your loved one is at an age where he likes gadgets to not only be functional but also have some neat bells and whistles. This Timex Expedition Grid Shock Watch does just that. This watch lets him get off the grid and embark on an adventure with more features than you can shake a stick at. The hardened resin case with stainless steel top ring is officially shock-resistant and water-resistant to 100 meters.

  33. 50 Things to Do When You Turn 50
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    If you are among the more than 50 million North Americans who will turn 50 during the next 10 years, 50 Things To Do When You Turn 50 is the book that will help you approach the experience with optimism rather than dread. In its third edition, this perennial bestseller is packed with wisdom and wit from artists, pundits, and experts who contributed essays on a wide variety of subjects.

  35. Vintage 1971 Beer Mug
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    If this half a century old man loves his craft beer, then this Aged to Perfection Limited Edition Beer Mug makes an outstanding gift box set! It holds 18oz of your favorite brew, is dishwasher and microwave safe, and is made from sturdy glass that won’t shatter the first time he slams it down and asks for another round! 

  37. Senior Moments Memory Mints
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    If you’re looking to get him a cute gift that won’t break the bank but might make him bust a gut, then these Senior Moments Memory Mints are just the ticket! Hey, at 50-years-old he’s getting up there in age and could use a little help in the ol’ memory department!



    These 1971 penny cufflinks make for an outstanding 50th birthday gift idea. Included is a genuine pair of 1971 uncirculated pennies cleaned and polished and made into cufflinks, as well as a nice cufflink box. 

  39. Whiskey Globe Decanter Set
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    It’s time to up the whiskey game of the 50-year-old best friend in your life with a beautiful whiskey globe decanter set. This decanter set makes the perfect birthday present to celebrate his special occasion. The set includes four stainless-steel reusable ice cubes, a stainless-steel tong, glass cleaning beads, two globe whiskey wine glasses, and a gorgeous hand-blown decanter. 

  41. Made in 1971 All Original Parts Hat
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    This snapback hat is simple, stylish, and sends just the right message. If you’re looking for a practical gift for that special 50-year-old man, then this high-quality Made in 1971 Original Parts hat is sure to be one of the best gifts he gets. Protect his head and keep him looking good this summer!

  43. Carry-On Suitcase With USB Charging Port
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    A good carry-on is essential for road warriors, and this is a great one. The bag measures 20 x 13.5 x 11 but can expand another two inches to accommodate additional items and it only weighs about 7 pounds. It has a cup holder, USB port, and phone holder freeing up the hand not pulling the bag. The double spinner wheels allow for 360, smooth movement. The inside is lined, and there are pockets for accessories. Great for men who love to travel.

  45. Hammock
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    What could be better than finishing up the yard work on a hot summer day and kicking back in a hammock with a cold beer? Not much! The hammock includes a stand and is roomy enough for two. Made of heavy cotton, it’s durable and can hold up to 450 pounds. 

  47. Then in 1971 God Made Me Sweatshirt
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    If he’s a man of faith, then this “Then in 1971 God Made Me” sweatshirt makes an ideal gift! Allows him to share his faith while keeping warm and bragging about being hand-made by God. Available in four different colors. 

  49. Personalized Whiskey Barrel
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    More than just a handsome homage to a whiskey-loving guy, this miniature oak barrel ages spirits to peak flavor, just like the full-sized versions in professional distilleries—and like the pros, you can have your own “distillery” name (plus one or two names, “date established,” and city and state) on yours. The barrel’s petite proportions accelerate the aging process, so your choice of liquor will hit its prime up to ten times faster. 


  51. Look at You Turning 50 and Sh*t Birthday Card
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    This “Look at You Turning 50 and Shit” birthday card makes a funny addition to any gift. It’s blank on the inside, so you can craft a DIY message that’s just perfect for the birthday boy! This greeting card is made from high-quality 280gm card stock paper and is sure to get the whole birthday party laughing!

  53. Look Who’s All Grown Up T-Shirt
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    This hilarious shirt makes the perfect gift for that 50-year-old best friend who has a strong sense of humor and maybe more than a little trepidation about his next doctor’s visit! It comes in six sizes and five colors, so you can be sure to get just the right combination. 

  55. Gin Infusion Set
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    The whole point of gin is that it’s infused with delicious botanicals. Now, you can do that from your home! Make a 5-star gin at home while saving money and having fun with your friends and family at the same time. Each kit includes 12 premium botanicals, which are perfect for the ideal gin infusion. You will receive juniper, green cardamom, hibiscus, lavender, laurel, pink berries, rose petals, rosemary, thyme, orange peel, oolong tea, and lemongrass. The possibilities are endless.

  57. Flashback to 1971- A Time Traveler’s Guide
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    1971 wasn’t just a great year; it was one of the best! This book makes a great gift when you want to reminisce about life back when your buddy was born. Not just a poster or placard, this book is an in-depth look at the life and times of 1971, providing hours and hours of fun! 

  59. Old Lives Matter Gift Set


    This birthday gift set for men is packed with products that are sure to impress. Each pack comes with a drinking tumbler, multi-tool, and keychain making this your all-in-one birthday gift set.

  61. Legend Since 1971 Birthday Chef Apron
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    His grilling is legendary, and now that he’s officially joined the 5-0 club, so is he. This Legend Since 1971 apron makes the perfect gift for that BBQ enthusiast in your life who’s turning 50. Summer is just around the corner, and he’ll be outside grilling several times per week, making this a cute and practical gift he’ll get tons of use out of. 

  63. Magnetic Levitation Globe
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    This magnetic levitation globe makes for one of the coolest gifts for that guy who has everything! The whole thing stands about 7 inches tall and makes a great conversation piece whether he keeps it at his work desk or on the coffee table in his man cave. If he likes gifts that are just plain neat, then this magnetic levitation globe is a winner!

  65. Senior Edition Golf Ball Storage Bag
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    If the joke-loving 50-year-old birthday boy loves to golf, then this nutsack-shaped golf ball bag is the perfect gift! Celebrate this milestone birthday with a gift that is both useful and hilarious. This Senior Edition Golf Ball Storage Bag will keep his (golf) balls in the right place and get him countless laughs!