Everyone has had a tough time picking out what to buy for their husband or father for his 50th birthday. So here are 35 cool, fun, and useful gifts that can help you find the perfect present for dad! Whether he’s into cooking, sports, gadgets, or family traditions, he’ll thank you with a smile.
So sit back and see what we’ve put together with our busy minds and fingers flying at the keyboard! And if you need any help choosing just one gift or two, give us a shout at our email, we would be happy to answer any of your questions.
1. 1972 limited edition t-shirt
Looking for a gift that doesn’t require a lot of thought? We’ve got your back with our 1972 Limited Edition 50th Birthday T-shirt. This great-looking t-shirt is made of soft 100% cotton material and it features a Front Chest Print Design with a large “1972”.
It’s ideal for both moms and dads to celebrate the big 50. Available in sizes up to 3XL and in several colors.
2. Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler
A tumbler is always a great gift for people who have everything, and this one is perfect. They can be used for a myriad of purposes, from promoting healthy hydration to storing your favorite beverages.
This 20 oz tumbler holds enough for a tall coffee or an iced tea. It’s stainless steel with a vacuum seal which keeps your drink either hot or cold longer than other cups and it’s dishwasher safe.
The durable construction means it will last for years, which makes this a gift that will be used time and time again. This insulated coffee mug is perfect for a 50th birthday celebration, featuring a black mug and lid.
3. Vintage Candy Co. Retro Candy Gift Box
Celebrate your loved one’s 50th birthday with this VINTAGE CANDY CO. 50th BIRTHDAY gift box filled with nostalgic childhood candies from the good old days. A great gift for friends, family members, and co-workers, this trip down memory lane for gifts is perfect for anyone who loves sweets.
It’s a perfect gift for a man or woman turning 50 years old.
4. Joke card for someone who is turning 50 years old
It features ‘I regret to inform you that your forties Have Expired,’ printed in 280gm card stock paper. The BLANK INSIDE allows you to fill in a humorous message for that particular someone. It is completely up to you how you want to customize it. Card size is 16.8 cm x 11.7 cm (6.6” x 4.6”).
5. Vintage 50th Birthday Baseball Cap
One option for a present that celebrates a 50th birthday, is to give something retro and vintage. You can’t go wrong with one of these caps.
These hats are perfect as a birthday gift for your dad, mother, best friend, or family members turning 50. It’s stylish and of good quality. They are unisex and made of cotton fabric. It features ‘It took 50 years to look this good,’ and is designed for easy adjustment.
6. Whiskey Bourbon Scotch Glass
The glasses would make a great gift for any man or woman who enjoys bourbon scotch. Whether it’s for your dad, grandfather, mother, or friend’s 50th birthday celebration, this whisky bourbon scotch glass is an affordable and thoughtful gift for him or her to commemorate this auspicious milestone.
Whiskey glasses are also very well suited for making mixed drinks.
7. Funny 50-year-old Coffee Mug
This 11-ounce, white, funny 50th birthday coffee mug says, “It took me 50 years to look this good.” It’s an ideal present for friends or family who are turning 50 this year.
This funny, quirky, and a little bit retro mug makes the perfect birthday gift for people celebrating their 50th. It’s a high-quality ceramic coffee mug that is dishwasher and microwave safe.
8. Stainless Steel Flask Set
The flask is Happy 50th Birthday themed and it comes with 2 shot glasses and a funnel. A great gift for anyone turning 50 who enjoys a drink. These flasks are a unique and meaningful gift for a loved one who has just attained this milestone. It’s the ideal 50th birthday present for the person who has everything.
9. Throw Pillow “Back in 1972”
For those who are not too fussed about spending a lot of money but want to make sure they find the best gift, this 18 x 18 throw pillow is a great gift for a 50th birthday present.
It’s a trendy cushion that will never go out of style. The luxurious velvet and the beautiful color make this one-piece a long-lasting accent for your living room or bedroom decor.
This 50th birthday gift will be one your dad will remember forever.
20. Insulated Can Coolers
These 12-pack premium beer can sleeves are perfect as a 50th birthday gift. These classy black and gold sleeves will keep your drinks cold. Reusable and machine-washable.
These sleeves fit 16oz cans or bottles and come in a pack of 12, so there’s plenty to go around.
11. Funny Happy 50th Birthday Toilet Roll
This is a funny gag birthday gift for your fun dad turning 50. A toilet paper prank funny gag gift, with the inscription ‘Holy *** You’re 50.‘ A fun way to start the day, it comes in a box that reads: “Happy Birthday!” Surprise someone special with this prank 50th birthday gift today.
Each roll contains 500 sheets.
12. Personalized Engraved Crystal Award
If you’re stumped on what to buy for your dad’s 50th birthday, get them a personalized engraved crystal.
It can be personalized to include their name, the year, or other special messages such as “Best Dad in the World.” It’s an awesome and unique gift that the recipient is guaranteed to appreciate and treasure. One-of-a-kind, each crystal is clear and translucent, and polished by hand. It is 3.14 x 3.93 x 0.98 inches in size and 1.05lb in weight.
13. So Happy I’m 50 Today Baseball Cap
This is one of those gifts that really show how much you care. A thoughtful birthday gift for a 50-year-old, be they male or female.
There’s only one gift that says “happy birthday” quite like this one; it’s the timeless baseball cap that any and every sports fan knows and loves, combined with the sentiment, “So happy I’m 50 today”. Whether you’re looking for a gift for your dad, mum, husband, wife, sister or brother – this is a good choice.
14. I make 50 look good t-shirt
A great gift idea for the man or woman in your life – who just turned fifty. What could be a better present for the 50-year-old than a T-shirt with the inscription: “I Make 50 Look Good.” This design is available in multiple sizes and colors. This is a great option if your loved one has recently turned fifty years old.
15. Straight OUTTA My Forties T-shirt
This gift of a 50th birthday shirt will show your loved one just how much you appreciate the effort it takes to reach such an important milestone. It comes in various colors and sizes, with an inscription saying “Straight Outta My Forties” on the front.
Made from 100% cotton, it’s also a classic fit.
16. Vintage Poster “Back in 1972”
This elegant vintage art print is the ideal conversation starter for any room. People will enjoy reliving memorable events, movies, songs, and facts from Back in 1972. This print measures 8 x 10 inches and is printed on high-quality cardstock (unframed) that will never fade.
Whether it’s your dad or friend, it’s an excellent gift to give to anyone celebrating their 50th birthday. So if you’re looking for a classy 50th birthday gift that’s unique and always appreciated, this might be the perfect present.
17. Waterproof Black Apron
If you are looking for a great birthday gift for your 50-year-old loved one, consider this apron. It has a perfect fit and will keep him or her protected while cooking up a storm. The adjustable apron straps also make this an easy fit and will keep him comfortable all day long.
The best part – is it’s insulated so no worries about spilling hot liquids. It’s a handy black apron with two pockets and a print that says “It Took Me 50 Years to Look This Good.”
18. Cloth Face Masks
A cloth face mask is an excellent 50th Birthday Gift for a dad in these Covid times. These cloth masks are made of polyester, so they are soft and breathable. The two parts come separately, both with an inscription on the front: “It Took 50 Years to Look This Good”. These face masks are washable and reusable. Each of the masks also comes with a filter.
19. My Husband is 50 and Still Hot T-Shirt
He’s 50 years old now and he’s not going to be 50 for long, so do something original – give him a shirt that will make everyone take notice! This shirt comes with the inscription “My Husband is 50 And Still Hot” to say how proud you are of his good looks. It comes in various colors and sizes.
20. Travando Men’s Slim Wallet & Money Clip
If you’re looking for an impressive and useful birthday gift to give someone who is clocking 50, check out this sleek and sophisticated Travando men’s slim wallet with a money clip. Made from heavy-duty faux leather in black and orange, this wallet is not only tough enough to stand up against daily use but also soft enough for comfort.
This wallet has a money clip and RFID blocking. It is a slim wallet with many compartments to hold cards, cash, coins and other personal items. It also comes with an elegant gift box.
21. Premium Bamboo Cheese Board Set
This bamboo cheese board set offers an elegant cheese and meat platter that is a great addition to the kitchen for someone who is celebrating their 50th birthday. The board measures 13.5″ x 13.5″ x 2.” The cheese board set comes with an edge-studded bamboo board and a knife set. The sets are made of sustainable materials that will last for years and years.
22. 1972 Back in the Day Card & Booklet
It’s never too early or too late to celebrate that special person’s birthday. This pamphlet is a perfect gift for a loved one. “1972 Back In The Day” – 24-page greeting card/booklet with envelope is a thoughtful gift for your dad turning 50.
23. Personalized Pocket Watch
When it comes to personalizing a gift, you can’t forget the pocket watch. A pocket watch is a traditional gift for men, especially when they are turning 50 years old.
Personalizing it just right would make him feel special on this significant day.
For those turning 50 years old, one present that should be on their wish list is the best pocket watch for men. It is a personal gift for a man who turns 50 years old that will remind him of all the memories he has.
24. Funny 50-year-old Coffee Mug
Your loved one celebrating age 50 will appreciate this funny mug that says “I’m not 50 years old! I’m 18 with 32 years of experience.” It is an 11 oz ceramic mug – hand wash only, not microwaveable.
25. Vintage 1972 Stemmed Wine Glass
The 50th birthday deserves an extra splash of celebration. This wine glass is made of lead-free crystal that is food safe and holds 16oz. This gorgeous etched wine glass is a thoughtful birthday gift that’s not going to break the bank.
26. Blank Lined Journal Notebook
Desiring a perfect 50th birthday gift for your loved one? We have you covered with this awesome blank-lined hand-written journal notebook planner. It’s a great way for them to start or end the year by organizing their thoughts, daily activities and plans.
This planner has been designed for men and women that want to keep a record of those important days. In the weekly planner pages, they can prep for the week ahead and the monthly planner pages offer space for reminders about upcoming events like birthdays or anniversaries.
27. 50 Things to Do When You Turn 50
Do you want your loved ones to keep the meaning, message, and power of your 50th birthday gift to them alive, long after the festivities are over? This book is a comprehensive guide that features 50 life goals to consider as they cross into another decade of their life. This 50 Things to do book is about milestones in life.
28. Trump 11 oz Coffee Mug
This coffee mug is a great gift for your loved one’s 50th birthday. This funny 50-year-old birthday mug is the perfect way to congratulate him on his big day, and it will still be relevant when he turns 60 too!
The mug is dishwasher and microwave safe and has 11 oz of liquid capacity. It’s a cool, funny gift for your loved one’s 50th birthday.
If your dad is into fitness, he always needs music that keeps him going and helps him stay focused, such as this fitness tracker. With this activity tracker, you notice every step taken, distance traveled and calories burned.
This is a slim, stylish fitness and health tracker. This model is slimmer, more compact and can be worn with any outfit.
20. Cell Phone Stand With Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
The Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Stand and Anti-Slip Base is a unique, lightweight and compact device that you can use at home or outdoors.
It’s compatible with all smartphones and tablets, so you’ll never be out of touch. It has hours of continuous playback .
The anti-slip base will ensure your phone remains in place while it charges or plays music. The stand is anti-slip so no matter where your phone is on the stand, it will not move around. It also has an LED so you can check how much battery power is left.
21. Alarm Clock Radio and QI Wireless Phone Charger with Bluetooth
If your dad is always juggling between his phone and a traditional alarm clock, then this alarm clock radio could be the perfect solution. He can charge his phone wirelessly and also has a built-in FM radio and DAB+.
It features a sleek design and digital display with large buttons, making it easy to use every day. There are two easy-to-program options so you can choose how much time you want the sound of your own wake-up call to last The clock radio can also be programmed to receive your favorite radio stations.
The Qi wireless charging pad, in addition to working as a charging pad for your smartphone, is a BlueTooth speaker. It even has the capacity to connect to up to two phones wirelessly.
28. Personalized Vintage 1972 Aged to Perfection Keychain
A 50th birthday present for the dad who has everything – so why not give him something that he can remember every time he sees it? The vintage 1972 aged to perfection keychain is inspired by the big year that your dad turned 50. This keychain is made of silver-plated brass. It features a beautiful design. The top of the keychain has the words “Aged To Perfection”.
The keyring on this gift measures 1 x 0.
What do you get the 50-year-old dad who has everything?
The answer is, of course, a bedside organizer! This bedside organizer has plenty of room to keep everything close at hand, like books and magazines, snacks et cetera. It’s one of those pieces that would make a thoughtful present.
30. 90W Universal Portable Laptop Charger
For the tech-savvy, this universal laptop charger is sure to keep on giving. With an output of 19 volts and a capacity of up 20 per cent more than traditional AC chargers, this device will charge laptops anywhere from 40 minutes to four hours without any fuss.
The charger uses 90W for high-efficiency charging ports (UPS 18V-4A) which translates into 60 per cent less power consumption. Its range in price is just $20 to $23 and makes a thoughtful gift that is quite useful.
31. Flask Set For The Hard To Shop For
Are you looking for a gift for a hard-to-please dad? Well, here’s the perfect item! A flask set from Palm City Products comes with a flask that fits in your pocket so you can easily take this wherever you go.
32. Barbeque Grill Accessories
A great way to celebrate his 50th birthday is with this amazing BBQ set. It includes all he needs for cooking in style – grill gloves, tongs, spatula & fork combo. This set has everything he could possibly need for the perfect barbecue.
The POLIGO 12pcs Barbeque Grill Accessories are of the highest quality. And the best part? They’re all dishwasher safe.
33. Instant HEPA Air Purifier
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a 50-year-old dad for his big 5-0, why not get him a HEPA air purifier? It’s scientifically proven to make people breathe easier and is especially good for those with allergies.
A portable air purifier is one of the easiest gifts you can give to someone. It’s a simple device that will help improve their quality of life in an instant. An air purifier that doesn’t require a ton of maintenance, so it’s perfect for people living in small spaces.
34. JusirHe Retro-Style Educational World Globe
For an endearing and affordable gift for a dad who is a teacher or a traveller, consider one of these retro-style educational world globes with built-in LED night lights.
The globe also features labels which are written in both English and Spanish, so that the whole family can learn about some parts of the world together. These globes come with a stand so that they’ll remain stable as you spin them around.
35. LED Floor Lamp
Their light is energy-efficient– it saves on household bills–and their low-key appearance will allow for everything in the room not to be overpowered by brightness or glare.
These lamps are not too big or overly expensive, but they are the perfect balance of homely and functional.
Fathers are never easy to shop for. Most fathers will tell you that they’re happy with anything but that’s not always true. While you don’t need to buy him a car or a boat, there are plenty of unique gift ideas out there that may suit his interests or tastes better than others and I do hope you have found the gift for your dad on this list.
The right gift at the right time can make all the difference and make what would have been a normal birthday into an exciting one. If you would like some more inspiration, check out our other gift guides for him as well!