When a woman reaches the half-century mark it's an important event in her life. If this woman happens to be your mother, you may be wondering how to honor her with an appropriate gift. You have an advantage in selecting a gift idea because of how well you know your mom. Of course, you will want to give her a gift that conveys the thought of “I love you”, but you also want to show that you understand what her individual interests are at this stage in her life.
Many women in their 50s fondly remember dancing in their younger years.
When considering gift ideas for your mom’s fiftieth year, consider some activities that your mom may enjoy but hasn't been able to devote time and expense to while she was busy raising a family. You could research dance lessons in your area to see what classes may appeal to your mom. Many women in their 50s fondly remember dancing in their younger years. Her memories may include ballroom dancing, salsa or Latin dancing, or Country and Western dancing.
Many of these types of dance classes require a partner. If your mom has a partner, this type of dancing would be appropriate. However, even if your mom has a dance partner she may prefer to learn dance skills that are done independently such as ballet, jazz, or modern dance. Once you determine that dance lessons will be your gift idea for mom’s fiftieth, you should begin researching nearby dance studios, see if they offer adult classes and obtain the schedule. You will want to buy a gift certificate for lessons and allow your mom to choose her own class times.
When presenting the gift certificate to your mom for dance lessons, why not include a matching music CD? Your mom can begin to listen to the music right away and get excited about your "I love you" gift idea well in advance of the actual class.
Another great gift idea for mom's fiftieth is something educational.
Perhaps your mom is not interested in dancing, though. Another great gift idea for mom's fiftieth is something educational. We should never stop learning. It is actually healthier to keep learning and using the brain as it keeps one younger. Check out local classes at the library, community center, or community college. Get a class schedule and look for items that would peak your mom’s interest. There is no limit to the wide variety of classes that are available in local communities. Classes can include pottery making, genealogy research, Pilates, reflexology, massage for couples, etc.
Take the time to consider your mom’s preferences and select a class that will truly say - I love you! Once you have selected the class, be sure it will fit into her schedule. Find out her schedule in advance. But, don't give away the surprise! Once you have paid for the class, try to present the class information or gift certificate along with a related object. If the class has a materials list which is required to be purchased by the students in advance of the class, you could purchase the items on the list and present this to your mom first, and then let her know that she will be going to the related class.
... she may appreciate a beauty makeover or a day at a spa.
With your mom turning 50, she may appreciate a beauty makeover or a day at a spa. If she is not accustomed to such treatment, it is time that she experience a day devoted totally to her needs. This is a gift idea that says I love you and will long be remembered. You could accompany her on her day of beauty, giving her a ride to the spa or beauty salon, and providing her favorite snacks and beverages. It may be time for her to try a new hairstyle, hair color, and make-up. Women often neglect to change their style over the years, and this may give her a gentle nudge towards obtaining a brand new look, giving her confidence to move forward into the wonderful things the next decade may hold for her.
Another gift idea for your 50-year-old mom is something technology related. A new cell phone would be much appreciated and help you stay in touch with your mom. This gift definitely says I love you and is something she can use all year. You could also give your mom an MP3 player loaded with her favorite type of music. She can use this while working out at the gym or taking a walk outside. Other technological gifts that would be helpful to a 50-year-old mom would be computer classes or personalized instruction on organizing her computer files.