Turning 50 is a big occasion in most people's lives. Are you over-the-hill already, or are you standing on the very top, admiring the view? 50 is the new 40 anyway, so perhaps you aren't even at the top yet?
In any case, 50th birthdays are big events for most people, and it can be hard to think of an appropriate birthday gift. Why not give the gift of a few laughs? We all work too hard and take ourselves too seriously most days anyway!
To get you started, here are some of my favourite ideas for 50th birthday gag gifts, along with some funny 50th birthday quotes and sayings that you could write in an accompanying card.
Feel free to get creative and use the ideas on this page as a springboard to generate your own great 50th birthday gag gifts. Got some good ideas of your own? Then share your humor here. You can also see what other readers have contributed :-)
For extra inspiration, make sure you also check out my homemade gag gifts page - a bunch of the ideas there can also be adapted as 50th birthday gag gifts.
My mother bought a bunch of door numbers from the local hardware store and made a garden chime for my Aunty's 50th birthday present. She bought just 5's and 0's, and strung them up in a line off a piece of wood. Very silly, and we all had a good laugh!
Some people think they are really old when they turn 50. They're not really...not these days anyway! But, if you know someone who is complaining about getting old and turning 50, why not put together a gift basket will all those essential items for old age:
These ideas are just the start....I am sure there are many more funny items you can add to the list!
If the person turning 50 has a sweet tooth, why not buy them 50 lollipops or other types of lollies, wrap them up nicely and and label your gift with "Fifty Sucks!".
So silly, and yet so funny...
For some people, turning 50 is great! So, count out 50 rocks and wrap them up nicely, and label your gift with "50 Rocks!
My husband thought of this one, so you can blame him for the awful pun ;-)
For a woman turning 50, hot flashes could be imminent! Put together this handy hot flash survival kit:
Put some jelly beans in a pill-jar. Instructions: "Under normal circumstances, take one tablet per day. In emergencies like yours, eat them all at once."
Make a badge that your 50 year old friend will be proud to wear. You can buy badge-making kits at your local craft store, or just make a sign that can be attached with a safety pin.
Here are some ideas for things to write on the badge:
"If things get better with age, then you're approaching magnificent! Congratulations on your 50th Birthday"
Download the Certified Oldie certificate, and award it to them on their birthday! This file is in Microsoft Word format, so you can customise the certificate as much as you like.
"Caution. 50 year old. May make sudden, desperate attempts to appear sexy, youthful and important. Approach with caution!"
A little while ago my husband discovered this online warning sign generator, and had some fun making silly signs.
Download and print out this 50th Birthday Caution Sign PDF and put it up at the 50th birthday party! It is sure to bring a laugh!
Or click on the warning sign generator link to make your own silly birthday sign.
As you know, people can become forgetful as they age. So, you might like to give the birthday boy/girl an emergency tag in case they get lost. They'll be sure to appreciate your thoughtful gesture.
The message might be something like "In Case of Emergency: If you find me looking lost and confused, please return me to Greenfields Nursing Home, 21 Woodgrow St, Springvale, Ph 850-316-6681"
(Thanks to Kathy Brady for this excellent idea!)
Putting candles on your cake is something people grow out of. But they say that old age is like returning to infancy, so why not revive the tradition? Put 50 candles on their cake! When they've recovered from their astonishment, you can tell them:
"Don't count. Just enjoy the glow".
You could also hand the person a little plastic bucket filled with water (or a fire extinguisher)..."You might be needing this to help blow out your candles this year!"
Here are some funny 50th Birthday sayings to accompany your 50th Birthday Gag Gifts. These little quotes make great birthday card messages:
Looking for something more to write in a 50th Birthday Card? Why not reflect on what was happening in the year of their birth...back in the good ol' days of 1963....
These facts are summarised from www.thepeoplehistory.com.How much things cost in 1963
Looking for more interesting facts? Do a google search for "on this day in 1963", and find out what was actually happening on the day that they were born!
I hope my list gave you some good ideas! If you're still looking for more 50th Birthday Gag Gifts, check out my homemade gag gifts page - I'm sure you'll find other ideas that you could adapt for a 50th birthday gift.
Also, do let me know if you have any funny 50th birthday gag gift ideas that you'd like to contribute to this collection. I promise I'll give you full credit! (Unless you're embarrassed and don't want to be mentioned ;-)
Are you planning a party for someone who's soon to be 50? Check out this 50th Birthday Party Ideas website - it's full of tips and tricks to help make your party a success :-)