Some unusual 50th birthday gifts for a fashionable person are a subscription to Vogue, a copy of the movie "The September Issue" and the biography about Grace Coddington called "Grace," suggests The Huffington Post. Another idea is a chocolate tour in which guests sample various sweet shop samples.
One gift idea is leasing a section of a farm or a cocoa tree in Costa Rica from a company such as Rent Mother Nature. The farmers or harvesters do the work on the leased property, but the harvest goes to the gift recipient. For someone who loves the beach, a special beach bag filled with a large beach towel, sunscreen, lip balm, a hat or visor, sunglasses and flip-flops is a practical gift idea. An unexpected gift for the bike lover is a stylish riding helmet.
Another unusual gift idea is to make a scholarship donation to the honoree's alma mater in her name or to give a donation to the college's alumni association. Present the person with a gift box containing merchandise from the university store and a card or certificate bearing the donation amount. For the person who has an office or a classroom, some gifts to consider are elegant desk accessories made from special materials, such as pen cups, letter trays, business card holders and trinket boxes.