Being 50-years-old doesn't mean a woman is instantly an old granny who sits in a rocking chair and crochets the day away. Women of 50 are hard workers and are experiencing changes in their bodies, family dynamics and economic situations. These women are fit, modern, energetic, capable and in charge of their own lives; this should be commemorated appropriately.
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Jewellery with the honoree's birthstone is always pleasing to a woman of 50. If married, a 50-year-old woman will be thrilled to get an upgraded wedding ring or a ring for her right hand.
If the woman has always wanted to learn how to dance, bake, speak another language, draw, etc., buy her a complete set of lessons. She'll no longer be able to give an excuse for not learning a new skill.
50-Year-Old Bottle of Wine or Balsamic Vinegar
If the honoree is a fan of fine foods, give her a bottle of aged wine. If she doesn't drink alcohol, aged balsamic vinegar will be an equally special gift.
Tickets to the Theater or a Concert
For women of 50 that love culture and the arts, provide them with a pair of season tickets to the orchestra or tickets for an upcoming concert, theatre performance, or ballet recital and a pair of opera glasses to complete the gift.
Free Massage Sessions
If the honoree is a busybody that never takes time to treat herself deservingly, give her gift tokens for a month of weekly massages (or a year of monthly massages).
Scheduling a time for a woman of 50 to go to a professional photographer's studio to have elegant pictures taken will give the honoree a chance to show the world how dazzling she is. The new, fabulous portraits will update the displayed photos of her younger years.
Home Videos on DVD
With VHS machines being close to obsolete and bulky video tapes a pain to dig through, make viewing footage of memorable events easier to access. Collect the honoree's old home movies on VHS tapes and movie reels and have the footage transferred onto a DVD. Choose a service that will also provide a photo index of the events on each DVD so it's easy to find a moment to relive.
A New Car
Many women of 50 are ready to get rid of the big, old family car and into something more sporty and efficient. A new car can do just that and help save some extra money to put into a retirement fund.
A Personal "Years" Book and Photo Back-Ups
It's not uncommon to find homes that have boxes upon boxes of photos that need to be organised. Gather the boxes and photo albums belonging to the 50-year-old and have them digitally archived on to a CD or DVD. This will serve as a backup should the photos ever get damaged.
Using the old photos, make a scrapbook by hand or with a photo editing program on the computer to make a "years" book. These photos will be of the honoree when she was young up to the present day.
An All-Inclusive Vacation
Fifty is the perfect age for a woman to visit a place she's always wanted to go. If the destination is close by, plan a long weekend trip. Otherwise, give her a week or two in the place her dreams were made of.
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