A 50th birthday is the perfect time to reflect on life's accomplishments while looking toward the rest of one's life with a sense of contentment, or a desire to take on new hobbies and interests. Give your loved one a gift for her 50th birthday that reflects her importance in your life, while celebrating the tastes and preferences that make her a wonderful woman.
Purchase a club membership for your mom that will make it easy to explore her new interests. A membership to a local golf club, along with customised golf gloves and clubs make a thoughtful birthday present. Or, give her a gardening club membership that provides pointers for how to grow a certain type of fruit, herb, or vegetable each season. A gym or fitness club membership is an ideal gift if your mom has expressed a desire to take more control of her health. It's a birthday present that shows how much you care, and how much you want the next 50 years of her life to be especially enjoyable.
Since 50th anniversaries and birthdays are often associated with gold, present your best friend with gold jewellery -- a timeless present that she can wear any time she wants to be reminded of this special milestone birthday. A gold brooch, along with a silk fashion scarf in her favourite colour is a classy 50th birthday present, or give her gold earrings and a greeting card letting her know how much you've appreciated her friendship over the years and wish her many more birthdays. You can also purchase customised jewellery for her, like a gold watch engraved with her name or initials, or a gold cuff bracelet embossed with her birth date.
Many 50-year-olds want to do something a little different to their hair or wardrobe to usher in this new phase of their lives. So, take your sister to one of the most upscale salons in the area for a new haircut or highlights. If she's planning to open a new business or return to school, hire an image consultant to visit your sister at home on her birthday to give her suggestions on wardrobe and make-up choices that will update her look and give her the confidence she needs to accomplish new goals. Give a trip to the make-up counter to expose her to new eye shadow and lipstick colours; after the make-up artist has applied the new cosmetics to her face, purchase the items for her as an additional birthday present.
Birthday Party and Sleepover
A celebration that is reminiscent of her childhood will make your long-time friend's birthday one she'll cherish for years. Invite loved ones to a golden-themed party, along with other friends of yours from childhood or teenage years. Serve cupcakes decorated with gold icing and edible gold glitter, and present guests with her favourite entrée, e.g. chicken Alfredo, enchiladas, or shrimp scampi, on gold plates.
After the celebration, invite the "girls" to your home for a sleepover, where you'll watch television episodes on DVD from the 1960s (the decade during which the guest of honour was born), like The Patty Duke Show or Gilligan's Island. Set up an ice cream sundae bar or purchase ingredients for everyone to bake cookies or a cake together during the slumber party as the conclusion to a memory-filled 50th birthday present.
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