The 25 Best 50th Birthday Gifts for Your Sister

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Are you having a difficult time trying to decide what would be the perfect 50th birthday gift for your sister? 50 is a very important milestone — half a century! After 50 years, it’s hard to think of a unique idea.

50 years of giving gifts, you probably think to yourself, “What else could she want or need?” This list will give you 50 awesome gifts for you to choose from for your sister’s birthday.

For this super special milestone, we’ve been extra careful to find the best sister gifts for the perfect birthday present. Read on to find one that will make her day the best birthday ever.

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The Best 50th Birthday Gifts for Sister

Major milestone birthdays are typically signified by a theme, similar to anniversary gifts. They are also referred to as a “jubilee,” with the 50th birthday being the “gold jubilee.”

Other major milestone birthdays are:

  • 25th birthday (silver jubilee)
  • 50th birthday (gold jubilee)
  • 75th birthday (diamond jubilee)

While gold may be the traditional color for a 50th birthday, with gold gifts being the traditional choice, there are no rules when it comes to celebrating half a century! We will start out our list of the best 50th birthday gift ideas with some beautiful gold and gold-themed gift options – but we have way more awesome ideas that aren’t gold too!

Why trust Gift Brilliant’s gift recommendations? We won’t overwhelm you with a huge list of gift ideas that people don’t really want. We share gift options that we have personally gifted or received, gifts that others have told us they loved, and a few gift ideas that we would love to have ourselves!

Gold 50th Birthday Gifts

Gold Dipped Rose

This 24k gold-dipped rose is the true definition of a perfect gift, a very special gift for a very special lady. Made from a real rose, however, this rose will never die, just like the love you have for her. Plated with pure gold, pure as the bond you share with her. A rose that will last a lifetime and remind her daily of how much you care.

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Fifty & Fabulous Stemless Wine Glass

She's fifty years old, and she's fabulous of course -- so clearly she needs a glass that reminds her of that daily! This stemless wine glass is gorgeous and comes in a box ready for gifting. The glass is high quality and clear, and the beautiful rose gold design is made to last.

This glass would make a great gift on its own or paired with her favorite beverage. And if she doesn't drink wine, no problem! I use my "fancy" glasses for everything from water to lemonade.

(These glasses are made and packaged in the USA -- and yes, it's dishwasher safe, which is a huge plus in my book!)

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Milestone Birthday Necklace for Her

Turning 30, 40, or 50 has never been more gorgeous: Each birthday necklace comes with its corresponding number of beads on an inspirational quote card.

Bright Thirty | Here is to 3 decades of living, learning and loving.

Fabulous Forty | Cheers to 40 years, welcome to the best decade.

Golden Fifty | May you wish on every candle and may all 50 of them come true.

Get just one or collect all three as the years pass for ultimate beaded beauty. 

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50th Birthday Gift Bracelet

Beautiful jewelry for this special birthday doesn't have to cost a fortune to touch her heart. This handmade bracelet is gold plated and arrives with a heartfelt quote in a gold foil stamped jewelry box.

Also included: velvet jewelry pouch, blank notecard, inspirational message engraved on a wooden heart, and a burgundy organza bag.

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50 Reasons We Love You

What a wonderful way to show someone just how much you love them. This thoughtful gift is custom made with all the personal reasons they are loved. Choose your font, background color, and digital or canvas version.

This is truly a unique gift that will mean so much.

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Gold Roses In Classic Round Box

The Million Roses® box of roses adds luxury and elegance to anywhere in the home like a coffee table, nightstand, or windowsill. This hand crafted luxury quality soft touch box comes with a top and holds 16 stems of The Million long lasting (large size) preserved roses. This unique gift is a great idea for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life.

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Willow Tree Sisters by Heart

Willow Tree has wonderful sculptures for any special occasion. This particular hand-painted figure has two sisters interlocking hands. My sister gifted me this set many years ago, and it is still one of my most prized possessions.

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Related: Fantastic and Creative 40th Birthday Gift Ideas

Sisters in Heart Wood Plaque

This rustic wood plaque is an awesome gift for that special woman who may not be your sister by birth, but who you consider a sister in every other way. It's a meaningful and heartfelt way to show your appreciation and love for her on her special day.

The beautiful design and inspiring quotes on the plaque make it a perfect way to express the deep bond and connection you share. Plus, it's a daily reminder of your special relationship that she can proudly display at home or in her workspace. I think she'll absolutely love it!

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The Washington Post Custom Birthday Book

A handsome collection of The Washington Post front pages, one for each birthday in their life, makes a unique and custom birthday gift that they will treasure. With pages covering history, fashion, and the ever-changing technology, memories from their entire life will come to them as they turn the pages.

Across from each headline page is a page with room for the recipient to write his or her own personal experience of that year, along with photos and other mementos.

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Superlative Wine Glass with Square Edge

These wine glasses are nothing more than two words: super fancy. They come packaged as a set of 4, and are dishwasher safe (which everyone loves). With a square shape on top of a delicate wine stem, these wine glasses are the perfect choice. 

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Personalized 50th Birthday Gift Basket

Why not give her a personalized gift basket for her 50th birthday? This gift set comes with a ceramic personalized mug and matching coaster, an 8 oz. scented soy candle, and an engraved sugar spoon. The beautiful graphic and custom name on the mug will never fade and will stay colorful for years to come.

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Sterling Silver Infinity Necklace

This delicate sterling silver necklace has 5 circles, one to represent each magical decade of life. Commemorate her fifty fabulous years milestone birthday with five silver circles to celebrate your sister's 50th birthday. 

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UGG Slippers

These UGG slippers are the best, hands down. When it comes to self care, having the best slippers is an absolute must!

UGG shoes are known for their quality and extreme comfort, and these slippers are no exception. Made with sheep and lamb fur, her feet will exhale with relief when she puts them on. 

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100 Things to Do Bucket List Scratch Poster

If you're out of fresh ideas for things to do, this bucket list scratch poster is the perfect way to find a new adventure. With 100 fun activities, this poster arrives in a gift box ready for gifting.

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50th Birthday Wish Jar

With 100 wish tickets and a pen included, family, friends, and party guests can write messages - whether they are inspirational, funny, or joyful memories - to be treasured long after the day has ended.

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50 Yellow Roses

Yellow roses symbolize friendship and joy, and the best way to demonstrate the love you have for her is with a beautiful bouquet of roses. Add a personal note that she can keep and read long after this lovely gift is gone.

Different colors are also available, but yellow just feels perfect for this special day.

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50 Things to Do When You Turn 50

It kinda sounds like another bucket list, but it isn't. This book is more of a manual for turning 50. It gives advice on what to do, what not to do, things to consider, mindset shifts, and more.

Could someone do just fine without reading this book? Maybe. But why take that risk? Just get the book and see what you're missing.

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Birthday Candle

When the candles have been blown out and the cake is all gone, this candle will still be around as a reminder of an awesome birthday! Hand poured in the USA, this soy wax candle is infused with oils that smell just like birthday cake. Arrives packaged in a gift box and ready to go.

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Vintners Standing Wine Opener

Modeled after a vintage professional wine opener, this tabletop version securely holds a wine bottle in place for uncorking. Made of steel, finished in bronze and crafted with a solid rubber-wood handle. The perfect present for a wine lover, this awesome piece deserves a special place in their home bar.

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Succulents of the Month Subscription Box

This monthly succulent club keeps their home, office, or garden full of life. Your gift recipient will get 5 handpicked unique succulents delivered each month from a 2.5" mature collection. No repeats here! ...over 60 unique succulents are available. Each succulent arrives labeled with a plant name and care info. A great gift idea for someone who loves plants - even if they don't have green thumbs!

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Happy Birthday Box for Women

Looking for an EXCITING BIRTHDAY box for women to celebrate IN ROYAL STYLE? Designed in Britain and filled with premium birthday gifts for her — it’s the PERFECT BIRTHDAY GIFT basket for your beloved sister, daughter, aunt, best friends, or wife.

Includes 8 ADORABLE AND UNIQUE gifts for women: queen coffee mug with lid, notebook and chic crown pencil, trinket tray, blackberry buttercream candle, makeup pouch, 2 x cupcake bath bombs and 4 x macaron shower steamers suitable for 12 showers, and a greeting card, all in a “IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY” pink birthday gift box. The best gift for giving the best birthday wishes!

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Funny and Gag Gifts for 50th Birthday

50th Birthday Wine Glass

If she's a little sassy, foul-mouthed, has a sense of humor, and loves wine, she'll hoot when she sees this stemless wine glass. Wrap it up with a bottle of her favorite drink so she can start her 50th birthday celebration immediately!

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50th Birthday Toilet Paper

Birthdays can be kind of "crappy" if you let them, but it's much better to have a sense of humor about getting older! This hilarious toilet paper roll is a fabulous 50th birthday idea for someone who enjoys a good laugh and isn't offended by a little potty humor.

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F*ck It I’m 50 (Funny Bucket List Journal)

Here's a unique 50th birthday idea for you! This funny twist on the classic bucket list idea will inspire those over 50 to plan out the things they want to do before they kick the bucket. Makes a great present for someone who knows life isn't over just because they are over the hill!

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50 Year Old Coloring Book

Adult coloring books are just fun. This coloring book contains funny and humorous designs and sayings related to turning 50 surrounded by beautiful patterns, mandalas, and flowers. Add in some colored pencils or awesome coloring markers to turn this fun gift from good to great!

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Related: The Best Gag Gifts

Funny 50th Birthday Card

Greeting cards are a must for every birthday, whether you're able to attend the celebration in person or not. This funny birthday card is sure to give a chuckle as they kiss their 40s goodbye.

Be sure to add a gift card to their favorite store inside this 50th card to make this gift even better!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of unique 50th birthday gifts to help you find the best present to celebrate your sister’s 50th birthday! No matter what gift you choose, at the end of the day the best things in life are spending time with close family members. She is sure to love your gift, but more importantly she will enjoy having a great time celebrating with you and taking a walk down memory lane.

If you know of a good idea for a gift that we should include in this gift list, please leave a comment and let us know!

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Amanda is a mom of four kids, two dogs, some chickens, and a few hundred composting worms. As a former teacher and fitness instructor, and the oldest of a houseful of kids, she has quite a bit of experience educating others – which she now does via writing! Gift giving isn’t her main love language, but she loves shopping for the perfect gifts for others.

You can find her on her main blog at and on all social media @amandaseghetti <3

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