Once a woman crosses the age of 50, she probably has everything that she needs. She's got all the types of gifts―exorbitant, inexpensive, handmade, etc. The charm lies in gifting her something unique that she'll treasure forever. Depending on how you're related to her and your budget, gift her something from the options mentioned here.
While the invitations are being made and sent out, make a video montage. Take help from family and her friends to add surprising elements to this montage; have someone talk about the moments shared in the montage. Buy her a brand new dress, equipped with elegant accessories for this event. Wow! Won't this be a party?
If you have a tight budget, you can consider gifting her a semi-precious stone, instead of a precious one. Just like the type, the size of the stone will depend on your budget. You can write a small note with this gift that says―one more came looking for you, for without you, it felt nothing matched its beauty.
Gifting something unique is never a big deal; you just have to think differently. So, this year, how are you going to make her birthday special?