50 is without a doubt the new 60 for milestone birthdays. It’s a great occasion to get together your family and friends and celebrate this special day. But with such a big day comes big responsibility: what do you buy your Dad on his 50th Birthday? Well, fear not, we’ve got you covered with these great ideas for birthday gifts:
Hunting or Fishing Trip
Book your Dad on a weekend away enjoying the great outdoors on a hunting or fishing trip. If he’s a novice, you can book him on a tour where they teach him everything from baiting his hook to cooking a mean fish dinner. Or, if he’s more experienced, call up his favourite haunts and get him a spot on the best charter. Make sure he’s kitted out with all the gear he needs and, if you want to pamper him, you could book him a night at a fancy hotel so he can soak his tired muscles in a bubble bath after a day of reeling in the catch.
Books or Movies
Dad’s over 50 often have a bit of free time, now that their kids are grown up and they’re getting closer to retiring. So why not treat your Dad to some of his favorite books or movies as birthday gifts? This way, he can enjoy the classics in the comfort of his own home. Check out the selection on Amazon to find his favorites. No idea where to start? Check out this list of 10 Movies Your Dad Loved.
A Dinner With The Family
Sometimes all Dads want for their birthday gifts is time with their family. So why not get the whole crew together and book a table at your Dad’s favorite restuarant? Make sure there’s something on the menu to suit everyone (the last thing you want is your vegetarian sister getting upset that you’ve booked a steak restuarant), and alert the staff that it’s a birthday celebration so they can prepare him a special cake. Many Dads will appreciate this time with family much more than tangible birthday gifts.
Sometimes, it’s fun to make Dad the butt of a few “old man” jokes. Spencer’s have a great range of novelty 50th birthday gifts you can give to your dad to remind him he’s just about “over the hill”. Make Dad feel really old with the 1964: What a Year It Was book, taking him back in time to the year he was born: the age of Lyndon Johnson, the Beatles first album, the Ranger 6 launch, the Civil Rights Act, the Vietnam War, the Mary Poppins premiere and the ongoing Space Race – to name a few. And, since old people tend to nap more, your Dad might need to be kept awake – so he can drink his coffee from this 50th birthday mad-lib mug, (coffee not included!) And, of course, you can’t go past a fun inflatable walker. Nothing says you’re 50 better than the reminder that it’s all downhill from herein.
Whether you get Dad a fun weekend away, or some silly novelty birthday gifts, the important thing is that you acknowledge his birthday and make him feel special. What special thing will you do for your Dad on his 50th birthday?