Yeah, turning 20-something is great, but when one’s 50th birthday arrives people instantly start feeling old – even though nowadays age is no longer a reason to stop having fun. “Why so serious?”, you might ask yourself when preparing to buy a gift for a special friend or a family member who’s about to turn 50. Why not celebrate the moment by finding some funny 50th birthday gift ideas, play some gags and share some laughs?
Finding a perfect gift for a dear one is not always an easy task, as many factors are involved in the final choice. If you can get away easily with cute accessories for the ladies or a bottle of good old wine for men, and if it’s a lot easier to find interesting, useful, funny gifts for people in their thirties, when it comes to the 50th birthday, things tend to be a little complicated. Sexy lingerie might be a little too far fetched, together with sparkling bling, if the lady in question considers her wild times are far gone, while offering something common, dull or completely useful and with no charm attached to it is just no fun.
If we can buy funny presents for our funny young friends and if we do have older friends and family with a sense of humor, then it’s time to check out ten funny 50th birthday gift ideas, because what would life be without a little laugh? And let’s face it, people in their fifties have probably already received all the types of gifts possible or really don’t need many things that come in a box. So seriousness aside, let’s go shopping for fun!
Funny Gifts for 50 Year-Olds
1. Inflatable objects with a twist
Where to buy: SpencersOnline.com
Now we’re starting to get funnier and funnier by the minute and if a T-Shirt is not good enough, let’s find out a cool gag to get the party started with. An inflatable walker makes a funny prank, especially if the person in question is light years far from looking, feeling or acting old. If you however believe the walker is not enough, as it is cool but completely unusable, but you still want to keep it in the area, another recommendation would be the inflatable massage chair. It’s obviously more practical and cheaper than a traditional massage chair, has the basic functions of one and may be offered as a gag gift for people complaining that age comes also with all sorts of pains. It’s both practical and funny and you won’t feel like wasting money on something that it’s not practical at all.
2. Viagra tins
Where to buy: freshcardsgifts.co.uk
Guys, hear us out on this one, because, let’s face it – at 50, you’re not getting any younger or more ready for action. Luckily for you, there’s a tiny blue pill out there that can restore your potency by magic. This tiny Viagra tin is affordable, compact, humorous, and perfect for storing breath mints, ear plugs, paper clips, and, of course, those magic blue pills. Not to mention you’ll be eliciting quite a few laughs and quizzical looks with this conversation starting piece. Alternatively, you can gift your lady friends with a similar tin for pills against hot flashes!
3. Voodoo dolls
Where to buy: PinkCatShop.com
As one approaches middle age, the chances of having lived through a nasty break-up and/or divorce (or even though several!) increase exponentially. Since current statistics say that a whopping 50 per cent of all marriages end up in divorce, it’s no wonder that there is an increasing number of 50 year-old singles roaming the streets, bars, and gyms of the world. If your 50 year-old friend has a relatively dark romantic past, then this revenge voodoo doll might be just what they need to get them smiling again. As they say, “don’t get mad – get even!”
4. The cure for snoring
Where to buy: Amazon.com
It’s probably the ladies who will empathize with this item on our list of funny 50th birthday gift ideas, but the truth is everyone increases their chance at developing a snoring habit as they age. Snoring is a bodily function that has to do with respiratory passageways. Finding a cure for it has been on the mind of scientists for quite some time now. But, when all else fails, when nose plasters, chin straps and oldwives’ treatments for snoring just don’t cut it, the Snore No More boxing glove might do the trick. How to use it: simply punch them. Punch them when they least expect it. They will literally not know what hit them.