So, you know a great guy who’s about to turn 50 and you haven’t got a clue what to get him.
To make matters worse, he’s the type of guy who says things like, “I don’t want gifts,” or “I don’t need anything” or “Your company is all the gift I need!”
Well, pardon my French, but I call bullsh*t.
Turning 50 isn’t just another birthday; it’s a major milestone!
And any guy who’s lived a half century secretly wants the perfect gift to commemorate it.
Which brings us back to the original problem: WTF do you get him?
Don’t panic. You may not have all the answers, but luckily, we do.
(Seriously, that’s our actual job. We’re practically superheroes.)
So keep reading, because we’ve put together an epic collection of 50th birthday gifts for every type of man, from the outdoorsy type to the tech nerd and everything in between.
Plus, this wide range of gift ideas includes the best gifts we could find at every price point, so you don’t have to go broke shopping for your bloke.
Whether he’s nostalgic for the good ol’ days, covets the latest gadgets, or wants something a little bit sentimental, the perfect 50th birthday gift is here on this list.
The (Absolute) Best 50th Birthday Gift Ideas for Men
Rounding Up the Best Cool, Funny, & Unique Gifts for Guys Turning 50
Great 50th Birthday Gifts for Every Budget
Turning 50 can be a little daunting, so help ease his anxiety with a guide to making the most of these next few years.
From readjusting your stock portfolio to reorganizing your underwear drawer, this book will help make the next decade his best yet.
For the guy with a sweet tooth, surprise him with a gift set of his favorite candy from the 70s.
One bite of that retro liquorice and he’ll instantly feel like a kid again.
Say cheers to 50 years with this commemorative glass for sipping his favorite libation.
Made from quality crystal and presented in an elegant wooden box, this whiskey glass is the perfect way to commemorate his special day.
We all have that family member who’s famous for his grilling skills.
The ideal gift for a master of the flames, this high-quality BBQ grill set is something he’ll use and enjoy all summer long.
Complete with all the best things for a killer cookout, he’ll be king of backyard gatherings.
Fishing gear is always a wonderful gift for an avid angler because you know it’s something he’s going to make good use of.
This water-resistant canvas travel case can hold up to five rods and reels securely, making it a handy accessory for a variety of fishing trips.
Plus, it has a large exterior pocket for additional storage of tackle and bait, keeping all of his gear organized and protected.
A high-quality chef’s knife is a must-have for any kitchen connoisseur.
It’s a practical gift he’ll use in his culinary endeavors for a long time to come.
If golf is one of his new hobbies, help him improve his short game at home with a chipping and pitching practice net.
A great gift idea for golf enthusiasts who want to work on their accuracy, this collapsible net can be used for indoor and outdoor practice, and comes with a carrying bag for easy transport and storage.
If your gift recipient is a cocktail aficionado, this cocktail smoker will take his mixology skills to the next level.
The kit includes a smoking gun, wood chips, and a dome lid to infuse whiskey, bourbon, and cocktails with a rich, smoky flavor that’s sure to impress his guests.
Kick off the best birthday party ever with a professional-style dart board.
It’s guaranteed to get plenty of use in his garage or man cave.
If he loves new gadgets, this Smart home assistant makes a great gift that he can use daily.
From setting reminders to controlling home devices, this gift can simplify his life and make everyday tasks easier.
Give him the gift of aerial photography with a high-quality drone equipped with a camera.
He’ll have a blast capturing stunning images from a bird’s-eye view.
A luxury safety razor set is a must-have for any man who takes his grooming seriously.
The kit includes a high-quality safety razor, a shaving brush made of pure badger hair, and a sleek stainless steel stand to hold them both.
The double-edge design of the razor ensures a smooth and close shave without irritating the skin, making it an easy way to elevate his shaving experience.
A cool gift for weekend golf amateurs and experts alike, a rangefinder can help shave a few strokes off his game.
With high-precision distance measurements, slope function, continuous scan, and flag pole locking vibration function, this useful tool is perfect for golfers of all levels who want to improve their game.
For some reason, men of a certain age love spending an afternoon washing and detailing their car, which is why a set of premium cleaning products can make the best birthday gifts for guys turning 50.
Complete with a foam gun, bucket, and five 16 oz car care cleaning chemicals that work with a garden hose, this kit is designed to make car washing easier and more effective, with products that are safe for all types of vehicles.
For fashion-forward individuals, a Treehut Wooden Watch makes a cool and unique gift he’ll want to wear everyday.
Made with real wood and sustainably sourced materials, the sleek, minimalist design makes it perfect for any occasion.
It’s the perfect blend of style and function that’s sure to garner a ton of compliments.
For the music fan who appreciates the classics, this record player makes a great gift.
It comes in a variety of different colors and has bluetooth capability so he can stream music from his phone, too.
Regardless of his style or personality, you can never go wrong with an elegant, high-quality leather Dopp kit.
Hand-crafted from full-grain Pebbled leather with spacious compartments for all of his toiletries, it’s the ideal 50th birthday gift for any man.
For the guy who loves a lazy Sunday morning, a luxurious pair of leather slippers is the gift that keeps on giving.
These handcrafted slippers are made with premium leather and feature a cotton twill lining that provides maximum comfort.
Plus, he water-repellent suede sole is slip-resistant to ensure excellent traction.
Made specifically with men in mind, this hooded towel-lined bathrobe is a great way to pamper your special guy.
The ultra-soft and absorbent materials are perfect for drying off after a shower or lounging around the house, while the hood adds a little extra warmth and masculine style.
This is an easy gift idea for any man who uses an electric razor.
The Panasonic ARC5 wet-dry razor is a great option because it uses an ultra-fast motor and five stainless steel blades to guarantee an extremely close and fast shave.
Bring the excitement of his teenage passtime to the present day with a retro-style arcade machine.
He’ll love playing his favorite classic games without needing a pocketful of quarters.
Because nothing says “happy birthday” like a poop joke:
Funny 50th Birthday Gifts for Men
A gift that’s so immature, we’re not even going to dignify it with a description.
Scented with whiskey and cedarwood, this candle isn’t just funny, but it smells amazing too.
This vintage-style 50th birthday shirt is so cool, he won’t even mind advertising his age.
If you’re looking for the kind of gift that only a special 50-year-old guy will find funny (meaning the one who still loves toilet humor), then you just hit the jackpot.
No need to do the math on this one:
This cheeky beer glass is the perfect gift for an ornery 50 year old.
Perfect for the guy who loves coffee, but not birthdays.
Because what F-word could be more offensive than “fifty”?
Get the birthday celebration started with matching can holders for party guests so everyone can raise a toast to the birthday boy in style.
Don’t let the cheeky name fool you:
With over 300 questions designed to test your knowledge and challenge your assumptions about age, this trivia game could get pretty competitive.
For the guy who wears his heart on his sleeve and his age on his…socks?
These socks are a funny way to mark his milestone year while keeping his tootsies toasty.
Hey, you can’t help his game, but you can improve his balls.
If your giftee has a sense of humor, then a clever 50th birthday card is a guaranteed way to put a smile on his face.
Personalized & Unique 50th Birthday Gifts for Men
Creative, Custom-Made, and Unusual Gifts He’ll Never Expect
For gift givers looking for a special 50th birthday gift that’s sure to make a lasting impression, this unique gift is the answer to your prayers.
This one-of-a-kind newspaper commemorates his date of birth with noteworthy events, headlines, and facts from that year.
For the cigar aficionado, a personalized leather cigar holder is a gift that adds elegance to his smoking experience.
Handmade from full-grain leather, this handy case holds two cigars, a cigar cutter, and even a few credit cards.
If he enjoys a sip of his favorite spirit on a special occasion (or maybe more frequently), a monogrammed leather flask is a sophisticated gift for a special man.
It’s the perfect accessory for celebrations and moments of relaxation.
Speaking of libations…
This customized glassware set is another personalized gift any whiskey lover will appreciate.
A great addition to his home bar or man cave, these unique whiskey glasses are sure to become a cherished keepsake.
Commemorate his milestone birthday with a handsome wooden cutting board engraved with his name or initials.
Handmade from quality wood like maple and walnut, it’s an elegant way to serve cheese and appetizers or prepare a meal.
Help him look his best with a custom-made shirt tailored to his specific measurements and preferences.
He’ll appreciate the perfect fit and personalized touch.
For the car lover and mechanic, a customized sign for his garage or workshop is a unique way to celebrate his skills and encourage his passion.
Help him celebrate his landmark birthday by crossing something off his bucket list.
Whether it’s a hot air balloon ride or a trip to a dream destination, unique experiences always make the best gift ideas.
If you’re looking for a unique 50th birthday gift idea for a sports fan, look no further than a poster depicting his favorite team’s stadium.
Put it in a stylish frame (it doesn’t come with one) to create a special gift that’s sure to be a homerun.
For a gift that keeps on giving (literally), this subscription box from his favorite men’s publication is a winner.
Each month he’ll receive a new box of useful and stylish products hand selected by the style experts at Esquire Magazine.
Coffee subscription services always make awesome gifts for coffee connoisseurs.
Each month, he’ll receive different gourmet beans tailored to his specific coffee routine and preferences.
He’s aging like a fine wine, so why not drink some?
A wine club membership is a sophisticated gift that will introduce him to new and exciting wines throughout the year.
And now for one of our favorite 50th birthday gift ideas, especially for a car lover.
Surprise him with a vintage car rental for a weekend joyride.
An annual National Parks Pass is a fun gift for a hiker, adventurer, or nature-loving man.
He’ll be able to explore and appreciate America’s most beautiful landscapes.
Tired of typical framed photos? Why not turn his favorite picture into a unique birthday gift!
With tons of cool gift options, like tumblers, pillows, tote bags, blankets, and T-Shirts, it’s a creative way to show him you care.
Let him take a trip down memory lane when his favorite band from the 80s comes to town.
It will be a night he’ll never forget.
Pocket watches aren’t for everybody, but for the man with a more traditional fashion sense, it’s a lovely gift.
This one from Speidel has a modern design that adds a hint of old-school style to any outfit.
Plus, it’s engravable so you can add a special message or his initials.
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