Some suitable gifts for one's mother on her 50th birthday include clothing, jewelry, food or chocolate, fragrances, ornaments and accessories. For the socially conscientious mother who is turning 50, a donation to her favorite charity is also an appropriate and thoughtful gift.
For foodie mothers who like to source fresh and natural ingredients, but are unable to grow any for themselves, a subscription on her behalf to a farming co-op makes an excellent gift. While similar to a charity, in that they support small farming operations, customers are essentially renting their own source of food and partaking in the harvest — be it a peach tree in the state of Georgia, a coffee or cocoa tree in the rain forest or an oyster bed in Puget Sound.
When considering fragrances as gifts for a mother turning 50, a more creative idea is to purchase an amulet. These are hand-crafted fragrance containers that are worn as an accessory, rather than dabbing the fragrance directly on the skin.
An alternative to giving something tangible as a gift would be to throw a party for the mother turning 50. A picnic on the beach is a good idea for those with summer birthdays, and a great way to take her mind off the milestone that 50 represents.