Last Updated on July 28, 2023 by Kimberlee Johnson
So, you’ve got a fabulous 50-year-old man in your life, and you’re looking for the perfect gift to celebrate this milestone? No worries, I’ve got you covered.
As someone who has been on a mission before to find the perfect gifts for a 50-year-old man, I’m thrilled to share my top picks with you.
In this brief introduction, I’ll give you well-curated suggestions to make your gift-giving a breeze. Let’s explore these gifts that will impress any 50-year-old man.
42 Birthday Gifts That Will Take Him Back In Time
On his special day in his 50’s, get him something that will REAWAKEN the kid inside him.
Here is our list of the best birthday gifts for that:
1. 3D Mechanical Puzzle
What would best top the list of birthday gift ideas for men other than a toy that will take him back to his carefree childhood days? A mechanical puzzle!
Bring back the excitement and wonder of building a puzzle, and make it challenging enough for him. The entire family can even come over and help him build it!
Indeed, he’s got himself a nostalgic, laser-cut Ferris wheel made of natural wood.
It even has a wind-up music movement that will transport him back to his innocent boyhood days.
It’s also extra special since he made it himself!
Next on our list of nostalgic birthday gift ideas for men is the turntable!
Music from regular speakers these days just does NOT do his favorite artists justice. Evoke his memories of his youth with the unparalleled sound quality of record players.
But you don’t have to get him an actual vintage record player. Upgrade it to today’s technology!
This turntable also comes in a vintage suitcase that he can take anywhere stylishly. COMPACT and PORTABLE.
He can also stream music from his phone through its built-in Bluetooth speakers.
External speakers can also be easily connected using the stereo RCA outputs or the Line input for non-Bluetooth devices like a CD player (another source of nostalgia!).
When he’s listening on his own, he can also connect his headphones through the headphone jack.
Retro meets technology. It’s the best of both worlds!
3. Comic Books
A comic book about the hero he’s a huge fan of is one of the top-tier 50th birthday gift ideas!
If the special man in our life is a geek, you can never go wrong with comic books on his milestone birthday.
Get him something old, an edition published during his childhood for a sentimental feel.
Or you could also get him something recently published to bring out the inner kid in him that’s excited and giddy about the new stories!
Great Gift Ideas for His Health
When he reaches 50, his health becomes more and more of a priority.
Help him take care of his health with these birthday gifts!
4. Air Purifier
The air quality nowadays might not be as good as it was when he was a boy. There weren’t this much smoke, pollution, and chemicals in the air.
With that, an air purifier is another excellent choice for his 50th birthday gift ideas!
It cleans the air from allergens caused by pets, smoke, dust, pollen. Not to mention, it also absorbs odors and fumes — giving him an endless supply of FRESH AIR.
It can even be accessed and controlled remotely through the VeSync app on your phone and works with Alexa or Google Assistant.
5. Body Composition Scale
At half a century, he’s probably conscious about maintaining his health and taking more care of himself.
Help him monitor his health with this body composition scale — it’s one of the best 50th birthday gift ideas.
This does not only measure his weight, but it also measures his body fat percentage, water percentage, muscles, bone mass, and can even sync with his phone through the app!
The scale is also user-friendly because it’s smart enough to record his health history (and of the entire family, up to 8 people!).
6. Back Massager
A back massager obviously makes it on the list of best 50th birthday gift ideas! Here’s why.
After an exhausting day at work, this back massager will bring him instant relief with its flexible massage nodes with 3 levels of intensity.
It will soothe his tired and sore muscles through deep kneading massages and heat therapy that will warm his entire back, lumbar, and shoulders.
He can also use this back massager ANYWHERE!
7. Smart Watch
Watches have always been one of the perfect 50th birthday gift ideas, but let us take the watch gift to another level by making it a smartwatch!
Smartwatches these days are more of a fun health monitor. It does ALL body readings like:
- Sleep monitoring to help him wake up every morning refreshed.
- ECG monitoring to watch out for irregular heart rhythm.
It also works as the PERFECT exercise buddy, giving him ADVANCED workout-tracking, assessing his oxygen levels, and tracking his heart and lung endurance.
Let us also not forget that smartwatches are the perfect companion to his phone! He can take calls, exchange text messages, stream his favorite music, and more on this amazing gift!
8. Bamboo Sheets
Have you been in on the latest craze on bamboo sheets? Bamboo fabric has thermo-regulating properties, meaning it will keep him cool throughout all the seasons.
It’s the ideal gift if he’s suffering some skin irritations or a skin condition.
Unlike cotton sheets, bamboo sheets consist of organic and high-quality materials. They are more breathable and do not keep moisture, feeling SOFTER and GENTLER on his sensitive skin!
We all know that a big chunk of taking care of our health involves improving and maintaining the quality of our sleep, so this is one of the healthiest 50th birthday gift ideas for him!
9. Weighted Blanket
If you had no idea about the bamboo sheets craze, then maybe you also have not heard of the weighted blanket.
Does he suffer from tossing and turning in his sleep? A weighted blanket is the perfect present for his special occasion!
Weighted blankets work for adults the same way a swaddle works for babies. Using it feels like a hug, COZY and SECURE.
Its gentle pressure feels CALM and RELAXING, improving the quality of his sleep immensely.
Weighted blankets come in different variations, and this particular one comes in a fluffy fleece texture for the ULTIMATE COMFORT!
It should make your list of 50th birthday gift ideas too.
Some Words of Caution:
Weighted blankets are not recommended for individuals who have the following conditions:
- Chronic respiratory or circulatory issue
- Low blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Obstructive sleep apnea
Be sure to consult your doctor before buying or beginning to use one. Caution should also be exercised when small kids and toddlers are around.
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10. Electric Flossing Toothbrush
The special man in your life has already probably tried an electric toothbrush at least once, but has he tried one with an electric floss?
This made our list of the best 50th birthday gift ideas because apparently, most middle-aged men are big fans of flossing.
We’re not sure how or why, but who are we to question their priorities? Maybe it’s some wisdom only men in their 50s know.
“Forty is the age of youth. Fifty is the youth of old age.”Victor Hugo, Former Senator of France
On his special day, give him this game-changer to take his teeth cleaning to the next level. It will let him brush and floss AT THE SAME TIME, saving his time and energy.
He doesn’t feel like brushing and flossing at the same time? No problem! He can choose between three modes of Brush Only, Floss Only, or Both Brush and Floss.
What’s more, it has a 2-minute timer, 10 water flosser pressure settings, a recharge indicator, and even a deluxe travel case!
50th Birthday Gift Ideas for His Drinks
Are you looking for gift ideas for men who love whiskey, beer, cards, and coffee?
We’ve got those gifts under this list!
11. AR15 Whiskey Decanter
Why put his Jack Daniels in an old and boring decanter when this AR15 whiskey decanter exists?
He can display his love for not only his favorite whiskey but also of guns and his fine taste of both.
Just wait until this lands on his home bar. It will definitely take ALL the spotlight and impress his friends!
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12. Whiskey Stones
Get him the perfect companion to the gun decanter!
These cool (literally) bullet-shaped whiskey stones filled with water and cooling gel inside keep his drinks cold without watering them down and ruining the taste.
You may think these do not differ much from the traditional whiskey cube ones, but NO. These are larger size-wise, keeping his drinks colder for longer.
13. Waterproof Poker Cards
Does he love playing poker?
He’s got his gun decanter and whiskey cooling bullets, but what’s all that without his favorite game?
Forget the regular boring white poker cards and get him these cool waterproof black and gold ones as the PERFECT GIFT!
He will NEVER have to worry about spilling his drink or even that annoying moisture ring with this deck at hand.
The material is made of plastic, so it WILL NOT bend or wrinkle. It’s even EASY TO CLEAN with a wet wipe or with water.
Say goodbye to smudges or fingerprints!
14. Craft Beer Brewing Appliance
If he loves his beer, challenge him to take that love to the next level!
No matter how much he loves his favorite store-bought beer, it will turn into nothing when compared to the glass he brews all by himself at home.
On his special day this year, gift him the delight and wonder of making his very own customized beer with his own recipe, adjusted to his preferences and tailor-made for his taste!
Enticing enough? We haven’t even gotten to the best part! (Hint: UNLIMITED supply of beer)
15. Moka Pot
Alcohols are for nights, so now let us take care of his morning pick-me-up!
Why get him an expensive espresso maker when you can get him this stovetop Moka pot WITHOUT the extra cost?
If you are unfamiliar with a Moka pot, it’s an Italian coffee maker that brews the perfect espresso cup within minutes, in the convenience of his own home!
It is compatible with electric stoves, ceramic, gas, and even propane!
This also makes it a great gift idea for your coffee lover who travels a lot and goes camping. He can get his caffeine fix wherever his adventure takes him!
50th Birthday Gift Ideas for Men Who Are Adventurers
What about the gift ideas for men always exploring and never getting tired of the outdoors?
Check out this list of gifts for him:
16. Beer Bottle Cooler
Does he love beer? Outdoor parties?
He can forget about transferring his beer to a mug or tumbler if he wants to take his favorite beer on the campsite, beach party, or barbecue.
He can now take the WHOLE bottle or can with him!
Let him enjoy his favorite bottle of frosty cold beer that stays icy cold for HOURS, thanks to its double-walled insulation.
It even has a built-in bottle opener for convenience. It can also fit ANY beer bottle or can size!
17. Custom Hunting Knife
One of the best 50th birthday gift ideas for men is the pocket knife, a must-have for the great outdoors.
But don’t give him the same generic pocket knife. Go for an innovative and expensive gift for men, a custom hunting knife!
Knives make a great gift because there are SO MANY USES for them, especially when he’s outdoors camping, hunting, and doing other outdoor activities.
You could have a design tailored to his taste etched on, or you could also have his initials and birthday (for a great birthday present) or your wedding date (excellent gift for an anniversary) engraved for an overall unique gift!
18. Ice Fishing Rod
Does your man enjoy fishing?
He probably already has a few regular rods lying around, but does he have an ice fishing rod yet?
This would be a perfect addition to his 50th birthday gift ideas.
He will especially love this great gift if he’s someone extra exploratory and up for a challenge!
Do you want to go for 50th birthday gift ideas for the dad who brings the entire family camping? Coolers are the perfect gift!
It will hold ALL his favorite drinks and still have space for everyone else’s. It can even house some barbecue meat for dinner around the campfire.
What’s more? He can even use it for extra storage when camp ends.
20. Tumbler Set
Tumblers have SO MANY USES — they’re always on my list of great gift ideas for literally anyone.
Why? The list of liquids you can put inside when you’re on the go is just endless! Coffee, tea, fruit shake, protein shake, kombucha, beer, cereal drinks, even broth!
It’s even a great companion when you’re sitting at your desk all day to remind you to stay hydrated.
Let us also not forget its double-wall insulation to keep your liquids warm or cold for hours on end. Plus, you’ll be doing your part in taking care of the environment.
Are you convinced yet? There’s more!
This Dad Gift Set has EVERYTHING he will need for an outdoor escapade.
“Gifts for a 50-year-old man should reflect his passions and dreams – a reminder to keep pursuing what sets his soul on fire.”Howkapow Gift Site
There’s the 64oz single wall tumbler for his water supply that is super lightweight. The regular 32oz insulated tumbler for keeping the day’s drink at optimum temperature.
Lastly, a lightweight pint cup for quick drinks and maybe a glass of beer.
This gift set should top your list of 50th birthday gift ideas for him!
21. High Powered Flashlight
Flashlights are a must when camping, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor adventures, but high-powered tactical ones are just THE BEST.
They’re like spotlights but handheld and light. It’s such a great gift idea.
This particular flashlight is waterproof and rechargeable, has large-area irradiation, and its irradiation distance is up to 500 meters.
Its high output is up to 100,000 lumens and is exceptionally durable with a life span of 100,000 hours.
They are just so useful — you can’t imagine the number of ways you can use them until you go out there and need them for everything.
That’s not all. My Dad always keeps a couple of these in the car and around the house. He even gave all of his friends one unit each. It’s beneficial for emergencies and general household use.
Even if he does not live an outdoor adventure life, he will appreciate how practical this gift is.
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Best Gifts for Father’s Day
Now that we’re done with the 50th birthday gift ideas, let’s take a look at great gift ideas for men who are amazing dads for their special day!
22. Cook Book
Dads just love cooking, don’t they? They tend to be more health-conscious and insist on healthy, home-cooked meals more and more often as they reach midlife.
But what do we do when they keep cooking the same set of dishes, and everyone at home (including him) is getting tired of eating them?
Or worse, when the dishes just taste a little too healthy and not yummy enough?
Let’s get him a recipe book!
It’s the perfect gift idea for when he runs out of ideas on what to make for his next masterpiece.
Not to mention that your whole family will benefit from him whipping up the new, delicious, and most of all, nutritious meals.
It’s a win-win situation for everyone! But what are the best gifts for your mom’s 50th birthday?
23. Dad Jokes Book
Men are not yet certified dads until they give their first dad joke.
Their jokes also have to be corny enough to be deemed worthy of the prestigious title we call Dad.
But cringe-worthy dad jokes are just like healthy recipes. Over time, they tend to run dry.
They fade away, become forgotten, or they get recycled for the next decade so much that they don’t even make you cringe anymore.
That is what usually happens with our dads and their jokes. We have memorized all his cheesy jokes. We sometimes finish it for him. Tragic, I know.
DO NOT let the same horrible experience happen to YOUR Dad!
Get him this funny gag gift and make sure he NEVER runs out of toe-curling quips. When he’s done with this book, get him a different one!
Give him an endless supply of jokes so he will never end up like my dad.
I should get this for my Dad this year to save him from his tragedy. We’ll be required to pay attention to his upcoming jokes now.
24. Ring Video Doorbell
Don’t you just feel his fatherly love when he keeps upgrading your home security system?
This Father’s Day, give him the unique gift of the stepped-up doorbell: The Ring Video Doorbell with Alexa.
He can look out anytime without having to open the door and even talk to them. It’s especially beneficial now that we are in the middle of a global pandemic.
Seeing and talking to the person on the other side of the door will minimize human interaction and keep the family safe.
He will also appreciate that your gift idea is thoughtful and that it is for the protection of the whole family.
25. Cordless Electric Drill
Fixing up things in the house is another routine that Dads do.
Help him around and make things easier for him with this unique gift of a cordless electric drill.
He will love how it’s so convenient – no more dealing with the hassle of lugging around an extension cord while working.
He will also like how it’s portable and can be taken anywhere!
26. Scented Candle
If your Dad has not yet started on his scented candle collection, you could get him his first one and watch him enter the rabbit hole.
Scented candles are one of the best birthday gift ideas for men that no one comes up with.
At this age, he has a greater appreciation for the small joys, mundane gifts, and simpler things in life. Sometimes that simple thing is the smell of jasmine and sandalwood filling his room.
It is the gift of relaxation and having a breather in the middle of the day.
This Father’s Day, gift him with this handcrafted, long burning, soy wax candle. It’s even vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free!
Indeed, he gets ALL the good stuff, so this gift is Dad-approved.
He will eventually ask you where you got it, and then bulk buy it for himself!
27. Pushcart Trolley
Dad always needs to carry the groceries, the camp equipment, the vacation bags, and the biggest suitcases.
So why not lighten his load (literally) by getting him a heavy-duty pushcart trolley as a gift?
This pushcart can hold up to 330lbs. It can carry the whole family’s suitcases headed for the airport!
The wheels are also equipped with a custom support guard, which ensures the baggage WILL NOT slip backward.
The back wheels are also capable of 360-degree swivel functionality for EASY TRANSIT. What’s more, it’s foldable for easy storage and transport.
50th Birthday Gift Ideas for Men Who Cook
What gifts can we give men who stay in the kitchen all day, cooking up the most delicious dishes?
Kitchen equipment that will make his life easier, of course!
28. Air Fryer
Did you know that an air fryer uses up to 85% less oil than traditional deep frying methods?
While still maintaining all the delicious flavor and crispiness thanks to its rapid 360° air circulation?
It is so good it even makes our list of gift ideas for men who are health conscious.
This particular fryer has a 5.8-quart square basket. It’s spacious enough to fit a WHOLE 5-pound chicken. Great for family luncheons!
To top it all off, it also has 11 presets for cooking different dishes, together with a keep warm and a preheat function for all his fryer and heating needs.
29. Personalized Cutting Board
Does Dad love spending time in the kitchen? Is he both the Master of the Grill and also the Best Dad Ever?
Then have those titles of his engraved on his very own chopping board! He will love this thoughtful gift and remember how much you appreciate him in your life every time he uses it.
Or you could also opt to get a plain chopping board and have his name or initials engraved so it’s more personal. That would make it one of the best 50th birthday gift ideas!
30. Kitchen Thermometer
Men at this age love to perfect their steak almost as much as they love eating it.
Help him out in making his steak flawless by giving him the ideal gift, this battery-powered kitchen thermometer .
It is super practical and not just for his steaks. He can use it in baking, for liquids, and even to make candy. The possibilities are endless!
Get him this gift today and awaken the chef in him!
31. Electric Grill
We know about all the memes about dads and their floating grill floating, but does your dad have the indoor electric grill?
Sometimes outdoor grilling just takes too much work, time, and smoke. This small electric grill is easy to set up. Just place it on the table and plug it in!
This electric grill is also non-stick and has automatic heat control – no more worrying about burning food or sticking to the grill.
Its heavy cast aluminum base is also virtually warp-proof.
Do you want to know how to clean it?
Just open the latch clips to detach its handles from the griddle base. No tools are needed for your convenience!
Big Gift Ideas for His Man Cave
Are you looking to improve and upgrade his leisure time?
We’ve got these essential gifts listed down for you!
32. Smart OLED TV
If you’re looking for 50th birthday gift ideas and want to splurge, look no further. Give the old man cave TV  an upgrade to this smart OLED TV.
It connects to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet, and HDMI. It even has Alexa built-in!
He can ask Alexa to control other smart home devices, change the channel, search for movies and shows, play music, and many more.
We haven’t even talked about the superior screen quality. It’s 100% COLOR VOLUME WITH QUANTUM DOT and QUANTUM PROCESSOR 4K LITE.
Who needs to go to a crowded, sticky cinema when you’ve got a home theater?
33. PlayStation 5
What kind of man cave is without a game console? A boring one.
The PS5 is another perfect birthday gift set you could indulge him on. It’s the ultimate must-have.
Why? At 50, he has probably witnessed video gaming from the start and seen its growth.
Giving him a PS5 will show him how far technology has improved in the last 4 decades and how lucky he is to live in this era.
The PS5 controller is revolutionary because the haptic motor is distinct from his character in the game.
If his character is wading in the water, holding the controller will FEEL like wading in water!
Together with the 4k resolution, HDR, ray tracing, and many more amazing features, gaming can’t get any more immersive with the PS5!
Birthday Gift Ideas That Are Essentials
We often feel like our gifts should always be the best of all the best that we can buy.
But have we ever thought of giving things he uses in his everyday life – aka things he can’t live and function without?
This list has what you need and then some.
34. Luxury Watch Organizer
At 50, he’ll have his own extensive collection of watches. So maybe instead of getting him another one for his birthday gift idea, why not give him this luxury watch organizer instead?
He’ll be able to organize and see all of his watch choices for the day in one quick glance and decide which one to wear in seconds.
It will also keep them in top shape and protect them from elements to enjoy them for a long time. There’s even a little drawer at the bottom for his extra straps!
35. Beard Oil
If he sports a beard, this little bottle of beard oil  will make the perfect gift.
It’s not your ordinary beard oil.
The Northern Fir beard oil packs in Argan and Jojoba oils with a Northern Fir’s signature distinct blend of all-natural plant-based oils.
It has NO fillers, additives, paraben, or GMOs, PLUS this beard oil consists of Vitamin E for that maximum softness and shine.
It’s guaranteed to keep his beard healthy and soft!
If he’s sensitive to strong smells, don’t worry! It’s also lightly scented with a fresh, woodsy scent – with cedarwood, black pepper, and juniper berry notes. We think this is an amazing gift for your Dad’s 60th birthday, too!
36. RFID Carbon Fiber Wallet
Another basic item on our list of birthday gift ideas is this RFID blocking money clip. Dads just dig them!
My dad instantly wanted one the first time he saw it, dads are big on security, and this kind of technology gives them unparalleled peace of mind.
It’s slim and can fit easily into any guy’s pocket, but with the money clip, it can hold 12 credit cards and up to 9 bills ALL AT ONCE. It’s also affordable! How practical is that?
It even comes in a stylish outer case that is treated with anti-scratch technology, making it longer-lasting and, of course, better-looking.
Why do we never include basic shirts in our lists of 50th birthday gift ideas when everybody needs them?
This year, give your man a basic t-shirt gift set; we promise you that he’ll love the practical gift idea!
Get him his usual shirt colors to supplement the ones he already has, or gift him a set in black, gray, and white, so they’re neutral enough to blend in with his wardrobe.
Don’t these cushion crew socks look familiar? Yes, because we’ve seen him wear it countless times! He wears it with his tennis shoes, his outdoor pursuits, and with his everyday casual clothes.
Dads love these socks so much and use them at every chance they get, so why don’t we ever think of them when racking our brains for the best gift ideas for men?
For his birthday gift this year, get him a pack of his favorite plush socks and make sure his supply doesn’t run out!
39. Reversible Belt
As essential birthday gift ideas for men go, belts are a must. We hardly ever see our Dad, brother, or husband without his belt, so he’s sure to like it when you get him a new one!
This leather-like belt is an EXTRA fashionable gift too; it’s reversible! It’s equipped with a swivel buckle so he can reverse with ease from one side to another.
Birthday Gift Ideas for Men Always at Their Desks
Whether he’s at the office or in a remote work setup, these gifts will NOT disappoint.
40. Drawer Organizer
NO ONE wants messy drawers, so why not get the 50-year-old man in your life a set of drawer organizers like these? He’ll have a place for everything and never lose his office supplies again!
This set of drawer organizers is made of plastic, and the corners are rounded sot it will be easy to clean them. The individual bins are also interlocking, so he can mix and match the different sizes.
If you add this to your list of this year’s birthday gifts for him, he’ll surely love it!
41. Standing Desk
Did you know that we’re supposed to stand up and stretch for a few minutes after sitting for an hour?
Sitting for hours on end isn’t good for our backs.
The special man in your life probably already knows that.
If he’s had a desk job for most of his career, he’s probably had to suffer some back pains in the past.
So next on our list of birthday gifts for him is replacing his regular back pain-inducing desk with this adjustable standing desk!
It’s perfect when he’s sitting on his office chair and when he pushes that seat away to stand up.
Since it’s adjustable to any height from sitting to standing, you also won’t have to worry if it will match his height.
A standing desk will feel tailor-made for him and will be his favorite among his birthday gifts!
43. Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard
Does he find typing in his phone or tablet keypad a hassle?
He keeps complaining that the keys are too small for him to type in and see?
Include this keyboard  on your list of birthday gifts for him!
This keyboard is more than just wireless; it’s multi-device.
He can place it on his desk to use while working, while his phone or tablet is connected to it AT THE SAME TIME.
He can even switch from one device to another seamlessly! How much more convenient can it get?
Give his old keyboard an upgrade now and switch to this Bluetooth keyboard. He’ll love the slim and sleek design and the quiet keys that are fluid when he types in them.
What is a common 50th birthday present?
A common 50th birthday present could be a delightful cookbook tailored to their culinary interests, a sophisticated piece of jewelry that enhances their style, or an exciting new gadget for the tech enthusiast in their life.
Which flower best symbolizes a 50th birthday?
Carnations are ideal for celebrating a 50th birthday, as they symbolize love, happiness, and luck.
Let’s Sum It Up
There you have it. After years of searching for the perfect gifts for 50-year-old men, I’ve compiled a selection that’s sure to delight and impress.
Take him back in time with nostalgic presents like a vintage watch or classic vinyl record player. Show you care about his health with a fitness tracker or cozy weighted blanket.
And don’t forget gifts for his drinks – a sophisticated decanter set or a craft beer brewing kit will do the trick. Consider his interests, and you’ll find the ideal gifts he’ll cherish.
Did you like our list? Any other related gift ideas that you think should have made our list? Let us know in the comments!
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