Unsure what to buy for that special someone in your life who is approaching the big 5-0? In this article, we cover 12 50th Birthday gift ideas to get you on your way.
1. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Electric Toothbrush
As we grow older, our bodies will start to require more care. There are many ways for men to keep healthy and aside from shaving and getting a haircut, dental hygiene is likewise of importance. A great gift to have would be a piece of high-tech equipment such as the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Black Edition.
This electric toothbrush takes the effort our of cleaning our pearly whites. As the name suggests, it relies on a powerful Sonic system to get the job done. Dental experts warn us not to exert too much force lest we injure our gums.
Thus, the DiamondClean technology provides a gentle, yet effective means to keep our mouth in tip-top shape. Philips claims that regular usage can help remove stain buildup from wine, coffee, tea, and tobacco. The set includes everything one might need to get started.
2. Apple Watch Series 5
Reaching the age of 50 is a great achievement for anyone in their lifetime. However, as the number goes up, so does the risk of accidents and injuries from various activities. Healthcare professionals recommend regular exercise alongside a proper diet to stay in shape. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch can help by providing a suite of functions to monitor our wellbeing.
As it stands right now, this smartwatch is one of the best smart wearables out there. Just like its predecessor, it packs an electrocardiogram that can check and warn users of potential problems. Moreover, probably the handiest function is hard fall detection. Many lives have already been saved by the feature.
With the upcoming addition of sleep tracking, the Apple Watch Series 5 will soon have a complete package. Those who want to have more versatility can opt for the LTE version to make calls even without a smartphone.
3. Leatherman Tread Tempo
Earlier we featured a smartwatch with advanced functions for the modern man. Now, we want to take a step back and showcase an awesome and traditional timekeeping accessory. While others are already embracing the digital age, here we have the Leatherman Tread Tempo.
By far, we think the company crafted an exceptional product that combines the elegance of an analogue wristwatch, with the indispensable function of a multitool. Since a man needs tools by his side when the situation calls for it the Leatherman Tread will gladly heed the call.
This EDC timepiece pairs a fashionable and rugged Swiss-movement watch with a unique and durable bracelet tool system. Each link holds various tools and is fully customizable based on what you need. Overall an amazing gift to someone who just turned 50 and loves to work on various DIY projects.
4. Wacaco Minipresso GR
If you’re looking for a cool gift for someone who is turning 50, then we are happy to lend a hand. When someone dreams of having a fresh shot of espresso while on the go, this next item might be exactly what they need. The Wacaco Minipresso GR is a compact and reliable gadget that any coffee lover would want to own.
It is a hand-operated portable espresso maker ideal for impromptu moments when you are craving your daily caffeine fix. All you need is hot water, the ground coffee beans of your choice, then a little elbow grease. Pumping the integrated piston builds enough pressure that allows you to extract the aromatic concentrate.
Wacaco even claims the performance can rival that of full-size espresso machines. We hope the manufacturer comes up with an automated version soon to make us all happy.
5. Marshall Stockwell II
If the celebrant is an audio aficionado, then you have a ton of possible options. A good pair of headphones can go a long way but has its limitations. Let them share their tunes via the Marshall Stockwell II – a powerful Bluetooth speaker with an old-school vibe.
The manufacturer was able to come up with a design the blends classic aesthetics with modern technology. The Stockwell II can produce dynamic sound with Blumlein Stereo technology. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 and is IPX4-certified to withstand moisture.
A full charge offers around 20 hours of wireless playback, which is great for portability. Hand over control to someone else with the Multi-Host functionality. We love how Marshall was able to give this Bluetooth speaker a refined look with retro elements
6. LG Watch W7
It’s not often that we are faced with a birthday celebrant whose tastes might be difficult to grasp. With modern technology, however, it might be a little easier to figure out the best compromise. When you’re trying to introduce a 50-year old to ground-breaking technology without freaking them out, the LG Watch W7 might be a good middle ground to get things started.
This smartwatch is unlike any other thanks to the unique configuration it comes with. LG combines a mechanical watch system with a 1.2-inch round touch screen. In essence, this wearable looks like a traditional wristwatch until the display turns on.
When it comes to durability, the LG Watch W7 is IP68-rated to survive in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. The only caveat is the fact that you can’t take it swimming. The battery life on this thing is phenomenal. As long the display is turned off, the analogue part will continue to function for up to 100 days.
7. Adero Intelligent Organization System
We have to face the fact’s that as we grow older our tendency to forget stuff likewise goes up. Hence, the market for smart tags like Tile and other models are actually doing great. For those who normally carry more than one important item, the Adero Intelligent Organization system can help keep tabs on each one.
While other smart tag systems rely on a smartphone for connectivity and functions, Adero works a little differently. The basic set comes with one smart tag, three taglets, a smart tag charger, three adhesive cases, three lanyards, and one keyring.
Owners can place the taglets on essential items that are usually kept within a bag or backpack. Then, these are paired to the smart tag, which monitors if all items are inside and notifies the user via an LED light. Green means everything is in order, while red signifies a missing item. A quick check on your smartphone can identify exactly what was left behind.
8. Furbo Pet Camera
This is for the pet lovers out there who absolutely need to interact with their furry pals even when they’re not at home. The Furbo is a smart device that lets users to conveniently monitor their dogs remotely. It supports Wi-Fi connectivity, which allows you to live-stream video captured by 160-degree wide-angle camera.
An integrated sensor detects when your pooch is barking and notifies you directly on your smartphone. The two-way audio system can have you talk to them via the companion app. As an added bonus, users can activate the treat dispenser to toss a yummy treat and keep your four-legged buddy happy.
Another cool feature is its compatibility with Amazon’s Alexa for hands-free voice control convenience. The manufacturer is constantly working on enhancements to expand the functionality of your device. We’re not exactly sure if it will also work on cats given the finicky nature of our feline friends.
9. Amazon Echo Show 8
Smart technology is all around us and most homeowners are embracing the change. The convenience of automating almost everything is an attractive option indeed. Thus, handing a smart speaker as a gift for somebody turning 50 could make them very happy. The Amazon Echo Show takes all of the best qualities of its Alexa-powered cousins and adds an 8-inch touchscreen to the mix.
Available in Charcoal and Sandstone color this versatile device can do everything expected of a smart speaker. With Alexa running the show, users can issue a wide range of commands to control all compatible smart devices within your household.
Those who love preparing meals can conveniently follow recipes online using the Echo Show. The built-in front-facing camera can likewise make and receive video calls to keep you connected with friends and family. With consumers worried about privacy-related issues, Amazon integrated a physical shutter to cover the cameras and a button to turn off the microphones.
10. Pelican Elite Luggage
By the age of 50, some individuals would be enjoying the fruits of their years of labor by traveling around the globe. While travel experts recommend packing light, some us prefer to travel with more than just the essentials. When your journey requires the transport of fragile or sensitive cargo, a regular backpack or luggage can only do so much.
On the other hand, the Pelican Elite looks like it can survive all manners of abuse. The brand is known for making some of the toughest containers in the market and this luggage boasts the same quality and durability of other models in the company’s catalog.
Featuring a double-wall polypropylene shell, it can endure loads of up to 1,500 lbs without breaking a sweat. Moreover, the waterproof construction relies on an o-ring seal to keep contents safe and dry even in extreme conditions. It’s available in three sizes: 22-inch, 27-inch, and 30-inch, which can fit in most overhead compartments.
11. Goal Zero Venture 30
Mobile phones and other gadgets have become an integral part of our lives. As such, people depend on various devices to stay connected for work, leisure, and other activities. Moreover, we likewise consider these as our source of entertainment. Constant usage can drain batteries quickly, but with the help the Goal Zero Venture 30, as long as the sun is shining brightly, power should not be a problem.
This 7,800 mAh power pack is more than enough to recharge smartphones and tables two to three times. Additionally, the kit includes the Nomad 70 solar panel to draw energy from sun and recharge the batteries.
The waterproof construction makes it an awesome gift for those who are on the road most of the time or love outdoor adventures. Testing shows it can charge to full in four hours via USB and nine hours using the Nomad 7 solar panel accessory.
12. Anker Nebula Capsule II
Earlier we touched upon the topic of using our smartphones or tablets for entertainment. Playing games or watching videos on these devices is a testament to technical innovation. However, the only problem we can think of is the size of the screen. The Anker Nebula Capsule II seems like a great gift idea to allow the celebrant to share multimedia content with everyone else.
This compact product is capable of projecting images up to 100 inches in size on any flat surface. Meanwhile, Wi-Fi connectivity along with Android TV 9.0 onboard turns it into a portable entertainment module. The built-in speakers provide immersive audio reproduction while the 200 ANSI Lumen rating offers striking visual clarity.
Connect game consoles and other entertainment devices via the HDMI port and enjoy. A full charge is roughly enough for 2.5 hours of use, which is impressive for its size.