Reaching an age milestone, in the journey called life, has both positive and negative connotation for a woman. If it is to arrive at a milestone as distant as 50 years old, it reminds us of what a journey it has been. Some women believe it to be loss of youth while others reflect upon it as an age of polished grace and beauty.
Nevertheless, this 'milestone' comes with its own drawbacks. With age, it is not only maturity that comes, inhibitions and shyness creep in as well. All of a sudden, the age begins to matter and before she knows it, she starts to feel old. As a result, the 'Old Age' shows in the way she dresses, the way she carries herself and in the way she sees herself. Call it a brave attempt to comply with senescence or a submission to the societal norms, women in their 50s and ages beyond, often forget about their 'polished grace and beauty.'
Regardless of her feelings about her birthday, you must celebrate the occasion with great gusto. You can give various gifts to her on her special day; the younger you can make her feel, the happier she becomes day by day. Selecting a gift for a woman as quintessential as she, is easy once you put a good amount of time and thought into it. Obviously, you need to acknowledge her age, however, regard the kind of person she is today. Since her personality and preference also play an important role in finding an appropriate gift, look at her hobbies as well as she needs. Below are some gift ideas that demonstrate an understanding of her age, but don't emphasize it blatantly:
Clothing and Accessories: A popular notion is that one should act his or her age. Twist its meaning slightly while shopping for an over fifty year old woman. It is not necessary that you should shop at the youth section to find her a younger looking ensemble. However, to match her age and personality, always select younger and vibrant designs or colours so that neither her clothes nor accessories bring her originality down.
Activity Gifts: Find out what kind of activities she enjoys or what does she do to relax. This will give you a myriad of gift ideas for her. Get her enrolled in cookery lessons or an art and crafts class, learn pottery or a brand new language, pay for her membership in book clubs or health club; there are numerous possibilities.
Empowering Gifts: Such gifts give a woman the freedom to grow and meet her inner self. When buying an ideal gift for her, recognise her personality traits and the spirit to be an independent woman as well.
These gifts may or may not stick to her comfort zone; nevertheless, it will benefit her. Some of the self-empowering gifts are, basic knowledge of gadgets, computer and internet, fitness-gifts such as, driving lessons, writing journals with motivational quotes. A webcam would let her stay in touch with her loved ones as often as possible. You can even give personalized gifts with quirky messages, which would be with them as a constant reminder of their experienced individuality.
Photo Portraits: Many women shy away from the camera because photographs make them conscious of their age and appearance. Give her an age appropriate makeover, hire a professional photographer and have elegant pictures taken of her. She must know how fabulous she can look effortlessly. Display it so that she sees it every day.