50th Birthday Gifts
By the time a man or a woman turns 50, he or she may have already seen and experienced a lot of what the world has to offer or has highly-polished preferences on various earthly delights. That's why Gifts Australia has curated these exciting and exceptional gifts for that special someone in your life whose tastes has been refined by time and experience. However for some, life begins at 50, and a number of premier products in this special gallery cater to those who yearn to broaden their worldly horizons or kindle a wild spark in their souls.
The recipe for a happy and successful marriage varies from couple to couple but words of wisdom penned by Blanche Ebbutt in Don't For Husbands and Don't For Wives still ring true even today, even though it was first published almost 100 years ago. These entertaining "guide books" are filled with amusing practical tips to delight even the most seasoned couple, and are fashioned as exact replicas of their original prints.
For the sophisticated java lover who loves to entertain, a 6-piece set of Premium Espresso Spoons will complement the gourmet beans being served and take coffee-drinking up a sophisticated notch. Made from 18/10 stainless steel, these high-end cutlery pieces are made to last and resist rusting, boast a brilliant lustre, and are easy to maintain. With a soft rosy golden colour and an elegant form, Industria espresso spoons are stylish in their simplicity. Santamarta espresso spoons are plated in black nickel or 24-karat gold with an ornate etched design.
Gourmands who have a knack for al fresco dining and entertainment will welcome interesting and whimsical additions to their kitchen arsenal such as a Smoking Platform, BBQ Branding Iron, BBQ Rock Spatula, and a BBQ 10-Piece Tool Set containing a tong spatula, grill brush, fork, six skewers, and a meat thermometer, all encased in a simple but tasteful aluminium case.
A quirky cooking tool such as a Trout, Blue Marlin, or Cordless Drill Lighter can double as an amusing conversation piece. The Cast Iron Mincer No. 8 lets the domestic person practice his or her originality and flair in making tasty ground meat creations such as bolognese, sausages, and burgers.
Classy and modern Artesa Slate and Wood Tapas Tray, deluxe retro-styled Mixing Bowls and Bread Bins from Anna Gare, and the uber sexy Luigi Bormioli Martini Glasses are essentials in a stylish connoisseur's kitchen armoury.
For those who take pride in the beautification of their homes, only sleek and chic bric-a-brac will do for these domestic gods and goddesses. Minimalist in design yet highly functional, the Karlsson Mr. White Wall Clock in wood, copper, or steel case will add a touch of glamour to any room. The Raintree Table Lamp and 3-piece Kayla Gold Bowl Set are unique studies in geometric simplicity and elegance, perfect for an aesthete's domicile. Big game lovers will appreciate a magnificent Bull Skull Natural Wood Sculpture to be showcased on their resplendent walls. Handsome and playful Black Elk Bookends take natural art up a classy notch while providing function on a cultivated book-lover's shelf.
Dapper & Hyde's Genuine Leather Toiletry Bag in dark brown is a luxurious must-have for the world traveller with aristocratic tastes. Colourful storage boxes lined with gorgeous felt are great for keeping and organizing personal treasures.
Savoury gourmet nibbles and a glorious bottle of wine make a luxurious and delectable medley such as the Red Wine and Nibbles Hamper featuring a divine Tasmanian Pinot Noir from the Devil's Corner Cellar Door and high-quality epicurean delights sourced from top gourmet brands such as Cat Cora's Kalamata Olives, Morgan & Albert's Premium Nibbles Portuguese BBQ Peanuts, and Partridges Artisan Bakehouse Tuscan Herb Crackers, among others. The White Wine and Nibbles Hamper is packaged with a heavenly bottle of premium Tasmanian Sauvignon Blanc also by Devil's Corner.
For the lady or gentleman who delights in exquisite wines and has an unmistakable sweet tooth, our line of wine and sweets luxury hampers combine a bottle of gorgeous wine with mouth-watering edible treats from Maison Fossier, Elsa's Story and Jules Destrooper, plus lush top-of-the-line bath and body products from MOR Modern Apothecary. The Pamper Hamper with Rose features the fruity and elegantly aromatic Crouchen Riesling Rose from Brown Brothers while A Little Luxury Hamper is packaged with a bottle of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne. Taking pampering up the luxury scale, the Pure Indulgence Hamper is not only loaded with a bottle of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne and succulent MOR Modern Apothecary products, but also tempting rich chocolates from Willie's Cacao, Butlers and Hamlet Belgian Chocolates.
For those with the desire for only the sweetest delicacies, the Sweet Bites Gift Hamper is filled with tempting premium sugary treats like Great Temptations Carrot and Walnut Cakes with Cream Frosting, Maison Fossier French Galettes and Almond Macarons, Butlers Chocolate Caramels, and other irresistible delights. For a more fanciful treat, the Sweetest of Gift Hampers is indulgently filled with exquisite cakes and pastries from Great Temptations and Maison Fossier, as well as sensational chocolate creations from Willie's Cacao, Butlers Chocolates and the popular Harney & Sons Vanilla Camoro Tea.
The astute and adventurous ale enthusiast will enjoy the Microbreweries of Australia Hamper which contains a premium selection of craft beers from among Australia's best including Moon Dog Love Tap Double Lager and Hawthorn Brewing Golden Ale plus quality savoury nibbles for a truly delightful beer-matching experience. The Premium United Nations of Beer Hamper lets one celebrate with top brews from different parts of Europe including Hoegaarden White Beer from Belgium and Bitburger Premium Beer from Germany, and a host of choice flavourful snacks. The James Squire Ale Hamper is packed with a specially-picked set of Melbourne's unique craft beers and an array of premier nibbles to complement the luxurious ale-tasting.
Age is but a number and the world is for the carefree exploration of everyone, young and old. A Bondi Surf Experience could be the perfect gift for those who have just discovered their growing passion for riding waves. For those whose lifelong wish is to soar through the skies, the Airbus A320 Flight Simulator and Tandem Skydive are top gift choices for these young-at-hearts so they can fulfil their childhood dreams of flight.
Bold explorers with an epicurean persuasion will certainly be captivated and charmed with premium experiences catering to the bon vivant's palate such as Beer and Cheese Tasting, Whiskey and Cheese Tasting, and Cheese and Wine Tasting, showcasing Australian cheeses and beers, international whiskies, and boutique beers. Exclusive all-day tasting tours such as the Chocolate Walking Tour for Two in Melbourne, Melbourne Urban Beer Odyssey and the Yarra Valley Cider and Ale Trail are a great way to discover hidden gems and tasty routes in the Australian gourmet landscape.
It's never too late to learn a new skill or two, and it can add golden years to one's life. The Cheese and Wine Masterclass, Pasta Making Class at the Mornington Peninsula, Pizza Cooking Class in Sydney, Signorelli Pasta Cooking Class in Sydney, and Preserving the Harvest Cooking Class in Victoria will excite those who desire to flex their gourmet skills.
Gifts Australia also offers a $100 voucher for those who wish to give their loved ones free reign on their choice of premium gifts on our site, valid for twelve months.
For gifts over $99, delivery is free to any address in Australia; otherwise, clients enjoy a flat rate of $10.95 for shipping to any part of the country.
So they're turning half a century! Celebrate this milestone with a special keepsake.