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The Best 50th Anniversary Gifts To Celebrate The Special Occasion

Longtime couples have likely already received something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, but as they approach 50 years of marital bliss, it’s time to add something gold to the roster. We’re referring to the best 50th anniversary gifts to commemorate what anyone would consider a rich accomplishment. Whether you’re about to reach the milestone with your spouse or you know a couple who is, we’ve found just the right gifts that this special occasion calls for.

In case you’re not up to date on the long-standing custom that goes back to medieval times, every anniversary milestone calls for a traditional gift that grows in value every year. Each is carefully curated as an agent of good fortune for the couple and mirrors the maturity of the relationship. In this case, a gold gift symbolizes the wealth of experiences that the couple has shared within their last five decades together. And because wisdom and experience come with knowing that it’s not always about tradition but rather carefully selecting a gift the recipient will love for years to come, we’ve added a few alternative options, too. Whether you’re looking to keep things simple and timeless or you have your eye on a few luxury gifts, scroll through for the best 50th anniversary presents to gift and be gifted. Looking for more inspiration? Check out our guides to the best anniversary gifts for him and the best anniversary gifts for her.

The Best 50th Anniversary Gifts To Honor The Happy Couple

Gold-Studded Champagne Glasses For A Special Toast

Pottery Barn Confetti Celebration Flutes

You can’t toast the couple of the half-century without a pair of really good champagne glasses. These festive flutes feature a gold-studded polka-dot print that feels 50th-anniversary appropriate, but we’re sure they’ll be on display for every other special occasion, too.


A Personalized Cutting Board For The Couple That Loves To Host

Mark & Graham Customized Cutting Board

A personalized gift always boasts a “wow” factor, and this cutting board that doubles as a serving platter is sure to impress the couple and their guests at their next party. Highlighting the family name is always a sweet touch.


A Monthly Subscription That Turns Your Camera Roll Into A Magazine

Recently Personalized Magazine Gift Certificate

While memories are priceless, this monthly membership ensures those milestones remain immortalized in a sleek magazine-style presentation. For $12 per month, Recently preselects the best snaps from your phone’s camera roll—saving you the time of doomscrolling through thousands of photos—and automatically creates the perfect layout to print your pages in a glossy booklet.


A Portable Game Of Chess For The Competitive Couple

Smythson Panama Textured Leather Chess Roll

Spending quality time together is undoubtedly the secret to 50 years of marital bliss, and so is a bit of healthy competition. This on-the-go game of chess makes for the chicest impromptu matches at home, in the park or on vacation.


A Customizable Gold Signet Ring

Jared 14K Yellow Gold Men's Signet Ring

Nothing says your golden year quite like a piece of timeless jewelry. Built to last another 50 years (and beyond), an heirloom piece like this engravable 14kt yellow gold ring can be passed down for generations.


A Chic Picnic Basket For Impromptu Dates

SatisInside Picnic Basket For Two

If there’s one bit of advice we could offer to any married couple, it would be to never stop dating your spouse. And a couple celebrating 50 years surely takes the time to pencil in the occasional outing. This picnic basket inspires festive lunch dates all year round. You could even break it out in the middle of your living room floor on a rainy day.


An Easy-To-Use Professional-Grade Camera

Canon R50 Camera Starter Kit

The best part about being married for 50 years is you’re probably at a point in life where you can finally take the time to enjoy each other on your terms. Whether it’s on an endless vacation or with a houseful of grandkids, you’re going to want to capture every moment. This small, lightweight camera captures crisp photos and videos, even in automatic mode, so you can point and shoot gorgeous photos—no experience necessary.


A Chic Scent Diffuser For The Homebody

Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Fragrance Hourglass Diffuser

This scented diffuser—a functional piece of art, if you will—adds a touch of shine to the couple’s coffee table, shelf, end table or mantle, while also leaving behind a romantic floral fragrance. The scent is diffused with a flip of the glass (like an hourglass), and lasts about an hour.


A Sweet Surprise For Your Sweetheart

颁辞尘辫补谤迟é蝉 World's Best Chocolate Assortment Gift Box

颁辞尘辫补谤迟é蝉 is the gold standard when it comes to chocolate, and we can’t think of a sweeter gift for your sweetheart than a box full of assorted flavors. The brand offers plenty of options, from organic and vegan recipes to boozy bars and even customizable designs, like monogrammed truffles.


A Pizza Oven For The Foodie Couple

Ooni Karu 12 Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven

Sure, you can celebrate 50 years over a fancy dinner or you can take the time to make one together. This outdoor pizza oven runs on wood, charcoal or gas, fires up in 15 minutes and bakes your custom recipe in just 60 seconds. It’s also portable, so you can take it on the road with you or turn your backyard into an al fresco dining experience.


A House Plant That Brings Prosperity

The Sill Money Tree Plant

When in doubt, a plant always makes a good gift, but one believed to bring good luck and fortune makes for a great gift. The Money Tree creates good Feng Shui and is also easy to take care of.


A Gold Luggage Set For A Second Honeymoon

Calpak Ambeur 3-Piece Luggage Set

There’s no better time for a second honeymoon than the present, and this luggage set is just what the happy couple needs to travel in style. The gold color makes it 50th-anniversary appropriate to boot.


Flowers To Last As Long As Your Marriage (Well, Almost)

Venus et Fleur Terre Vase With Eternity Roses

Who doesn’t love receiving roses? Unlike a bouquet you can pick up at your local flower shop, blooms from Venus et Fleur can last years. They look, feel and smell like real flowers (better, even), but they won’t die when you forget to put them in water.


Personalized Stationery For A Personal Touch

Rifle Paper Co. Personalized Flat Notes

For the couple that prefers to make announcements, express gratitude or just keep in touch with a handwritten note, personalized stationery is the way to go. Invest in a set that features the happy couple’s monograms, surname or nicknames and we’re sure you’ll have a sincere thank you note waiting for you in no time.


A Surefire Way To Keep Your Wine Chilled On Date Nights

Vinglacé Wine Bottle Chiller Gift Set

Whether they're enjoying a picnic, a sunset boat ride or a movie in the park, wine lovers will appreciate this set that takes your vino on the go. The insulated wine chiller and two tumblers keep things cool no matter where they end up on their next date night.


A Personalized Blanket To Inspire Cuddle Time

BaubleBar Monogram Custom Blanket

A night spent cozying on the couch is time well spent, and we can’t think of a better gift to inspire cuddles than a blanket that’s decked out with the couple’s initials. You can’t go wrong with a gift that’s equal parts chic and cozy.


A Sleek Fire Pit For Romantic Nights Outside

Breeo Luxeve Smokeless Fire Pit

We don’t know if it’s the summer camp nostalgia or the ritual of being under the stars, but something about a fire makes people want to sit around and reminisce about the good old days. Since nothing kills the mood more than smoke billowing from an open flame, this smokeless pit gives you all the campfire vibes minus the coughing.


An Upgraded Frame For Your Old Wedding Photo

Project 62 Thin Metal Matted Gallery Frame

If your wedding photo has been in the same frame for 50 years, may we suggest swapping it for a more modern style? This sleek gold frame with a thick, white mat border will display your original photo beautifully.


A Soothing Sleep Solution For Any Couple

Hatch Restore 2 Alarm Clock

Whether you’re married 50 years or not, one partner is usually forced to lose sleep over the symphony of snoring coming from the opposite side of the bed. This noise machine offers dreamscapes, music, guided breathing and more to help you fall asleep faster and more deeply. It also wakes you up gently with a built-in gradual sunrise and creates a healthy turn-down routine with a sunset setting.


A Work Of Art That Doubles As A Date-Night Activity

Jiggy Anathi, Mafalda Vasconcelos Puzzle

Finally, a puzzle so beautiful you don’t have to rip it apart mere seconds after placing the last piece. This work of art in jigsaw form can be framed as a reminder to the happy couple of the memories made putting together countless puzzle pieces over the years.


A Gilded Candle That Smells Like A Dream

Michael Aram Cherry Blossom Candle

We never met a candle that we didn’t love, and regardless of the occasion, it’s always one of our favorite gifts to receive. This one from Michael Aram with a gold decorative lid feels just right for a 50th wedding anniversary—and once the Japanese cherry blossom-scented wax has melted away, you’ll be left with a gorgeous reusable container.


A Travel Journal For The Couple That Likes To Wander

Mark & Graham Personalized Leather Bound World Travel Journal

The world is your oyster and this leather-bound book keeps the adventures coming. Within its pages, you’ll find sheets for journaling, full-color maps of major cities, world weather info, international dialing codes and more. And for a special touch, you can add a monogram of the couple’s initials.


A Self-Heating Mug For Longer Coffee Dates

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Taking time to check in over a coffee date is the best way to start the morning. And on those days when the conversation flows like a slow-drip espresso, this temperature-control mug keeps your coffee (or tea) as warm as the hot topics that are sure to come up.


A Smart Garden For The Couple That Appreciates Farm-To-Table Dining

Gardyn Home Kit 3.0

We love the idea of gardening (the fresh produce, the feeling of accomplishment and the progress tracking are all appealing), but we’re not all born with a green thumb. Make gardening feel less like a chore and more like a treat with this smart vertical indoor garden that grows 30 plants at a time all year round with little to no effort. It’s truly the gift that keeps giving.


A Collection Of Headlines From Your Anniversary Date

New York Times Anniversary Memory Book

Surely the couple in question has evolved in so many ways over the past 50 years, and so has the world around us. This collection of news by the New York Times highlights historical events and important days that overlap with their wedding anniversary. It’s like a date-specific time capsule bound together in a sleek coffee-table book.


A Sleek Composter For The Eco-Conscious Couple

Vitamix Foodcycler Eco 5

The eco-conscious couple in your life is probably already taking steps toward living more green, but this kitchen gadget makes it easier and more effective than ever. The compact food recycler grinds food scraps into a fine, dry powder that mixes right into their garden soil rather than ending up in landfills. Overnight, it reduces waste by up to 90% so they can make the impact they crave all while they’re sleeping.


A Romantic Getaway For Two

Wakaya Club And Spa Romantic Getaway In Fiji

If you’re looking to whisk your sweetheart away, consider setting out to experience the magic of Fiji on your own semi-private island. The all-inclusive resort only accommodates up to 32 guests at a time, catered by a team of 90 native Fijians. Whether the happy couple is into unique dining experiences or adventures in nature, there’s something for both on the island, from world-class accommodations, exceptional farm to fork culinary programs, water adventures, spa experiences and more.


An Upgrade For Your Weekly Movie Nights

XGIMI MoGo 2 Portable Projector

Cozying up on the couch to catch up on the latest movie releases is cute, but there’s something about watching it via projector that makes it feel infinitely more romantic. This portable projector features access to all major streaming services and built-in speakers, so you don’t have to fumble with cords, apps or external connections. Plus, it autofocuses and auto-aligns for easy setup.


Beer On Tap For The Couple That Frequents Their Local Brewery

HomeCraft On Tap Beer Growler System

Why toast the couple over a glass of champagne if they prefer their favorite craft beer? Instead, they can get their bubbly fix from a countertop tap that dispenses ice-cold beer from any standard pressurized or non-pressurized mini keg or by manually filling the included 5-liter keg growler with their favorite brew.


A Custom Painting With A Twist

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Turn Me Royal The Luxurious Couple Portrait

We love the idea of gifting custom artwork and this regal reimagining of the modern-day couple in question is a fun and personal touch. Upload a photo of them online and watch as they’re transformed into royalty in an old-world setting. The photo will surely make for a conversation piece for years to come.


Bracelets That Show How Much You Care

Uncommon Goods Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set

Whether the two are away from each other for short bursts throughout the day or a longer period of time, these wearable tech devices have a way of keeping them feeling close. The silicone bracelets connect to an app, which activates a light and vibration prompted by one partner to let the other know that they’re thinking of them.


Luggage Tags For A Second Honeymoon

Miamica Mrs. & Mr. Faux Leather Luggage Tags

Now’s as good a time as any for a second honeymoon, and what better way to commemorate the trip than with matching Mr. and Mrs. luggage tags? This leather set with his and her embroidery gives all the newlywed nostalgia and ensures you won’t misplace your bags.


A Private Cabana

Sunnylife Beach Cabana

Turn your ordinary trip to the beach into a private cabana experience with this nifty pop-up canopy that packs up as small as the size of an umbrella and is assembled in seconds. Not only does the design look chicer than your average sun shade, it spans further than most beach umbrellas. Just add sand into the corner pockets for a sturdy overhead cover.


A Supply Of Endless Date Ideas

Elea & Co Scratch Off Date Night Ideas

After 50 years, it can feel impossible to come up with new date night ideas. This scratch-off poster comes packed with creative scenarios (100 to be exact) to inspire your next night out—or in. After all, the best marriage advice is to never stop dating your partner.


A Hot Tub For Soaking Under The Stars

Coleman SaluSpa Tahiti Inflatable Hot Tub

If the couple that relaxes together stays together, this inflatable hot tub might just make a marriage last forever. The kit includes everything you need to get your next spa day up and running in no time, including 120 jets, a massage system, LED lights (to set the mood, of course), a pump and a cover to keep dust and debris out. The temperature can reach up to 104 degrees, which is seriously impressive for something that packs away should you need the space.


An In-Home Barista

Breville The Barista Touch

This gorgeous gadget will turn the most novice coffee maker into an in-house barista. The touchscreen display—complete with a pre-programmed coffee menu—makes it easy to have your spouse’s favorite brew mixed and served with the push of a button. The stainless steel machine is a luxury, no doubt, but the real luxury is enjoying a coffee-shop-level cup of joe with your partner in the comfort of your own home.


A Set Of Gilded Friendship Bracelets

BaubleBar 18K Gold Custom Cuff Bracelet

Best friends make the best partners, and what’s better to solidify your bond than a pair of grown-up friendship bracelets? These gold cuffs by Bauble Bar can be customized with your loved one’s name, and they come in both 18kt gold and pavé letter options.


Iconic Tea For Two

Tiffany & Co. Two-Piece Mug And Tea Set

Who doesn’t love a little blue box on a special occasion? This set of two tea cups and a custom black tea and floral blend is the next best thing to having breakfast at Tiffany’s.


The Perfect Place For An Afternoon Nap

ENO SuperNest SL Hammock

The only thing better than an afternoon nap is an afternoon nap with your spouse of 50 years. This two-person hammock is just what you need to pack in a midday snooze or just enjoy some time snuggled up together, whether it’s in your backyard or on a campground. The best part? ENO is part of the 1% For The Planet organization, which donates one percent of sales to environmental nonprofits.


A Portable Speaker For Impromptu Slow Dances

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

If you’re not slow dancing to your wedding song on your 50th wedding anniversary, is it really a celebration? This portable speaker makes it possible to enjoy a musical moment under the stars, on vacation or at home. It’s lightweight enough to pack in a tote bag, which is sure to inspire romantic impromptu dances, and who doesn’t love that?

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