Christmas Gifts For Older Women

gifts for older women

Christmas can be a real stress fest. It can be so stressful to find gifts for everyone. Some people are easier to buy for some people are impossible to buy for. Christmas gifts for older women can be a nightmare to find.

By a certain age you are able to pretty much buy whatever you want, thanks to years of working hard. You also have accumulated a good deal of stuff by a certain age so gifts are appreciated of course but it is nice to have something useful.

As We Age

Priorities shift as we age. There are different wants and desires as we grow older. Things that have more sentimental value are more cherished than things that have a high dollar value. There are other things that are also valued that are not quite tangible.

A spa day is a great idea as a gift of an older woman. A day to relax and be pampered is always a lovely way to spend a day when you do not have to pay for it, it makes the gift all the more sweeter. Even something as simple as a gift certificate to something like a manicure or a pedicure is also a lovely gift.

Sentimental

Older women appreciate gifts that come from the heart. A great gift idea is a scrap book. You can buy the materials online and than spend a few hours making a book of memories. You can gather pictures from friends and family members.

Of course this is a very personal gift and it may not be appropriate if you do not have an intimate relationship with the person.

Photo Albums

Photo albums and frames are also a lovely gift. Depending on the women you can buy frames that are made of silver or some other valuable material.

A great idea is a digital frame. Digital frames can hold thousands of pictures from an SD memory card. This is a great way for the women in your life to show off their family and friends. They make digital frames that are easy to use and that look really handsome sitting on a desk.

Jewelry

No woman refuses jewelry! No matter the age you can always find a nice piece of jewelry that will be appreciated. You can purchase earrings, a nice necklace or a simple pin. There are thousands of very affordable options.

For an intimate relationship like mom, grandmother or an aunt you can have the piece customized by being engraved with a short message (rings are perfect for this). You can also think about a locket with pictures of children or grandchildren.

Gift Certificates

You can never go wrong with gift certificates! You can buy gift certificates for just about any establishment or service. A lot of people shy away from this option because it seems a bit impersonal. The reality is they are appreciated. Women develop their own tastes which can make it difficult to choose a gift that will be used. If you hand over a generous gift certificate than the recipient can get a gift that they really want!

 

Good Gifts For Women Over 40

Gifts for Women Over 40.

Let’s stop for just a minute and classify “women over 40.” At the risk of stereotyping, what are some common characteristics of this group? While not all women will fit into this set of characteristics, it will get you closer to coming up with some good gift ideas. Women over 40 generally have a family, their children are older. This trend seems to be changing, though, as more women are choosing to have children later in life. Many are mothers, wives and career women. This group is usually settled in career, family and life in general. These women know what they want out of life, how to get it and are well on their way to making it happen. Here are some ideas for gifts for older women in some of the identified
groups.

Career Woman over 40
She has a career; she is on the move. She like organization and is probably well acquainted with stress. Some great gift ideas for her might include a day at a spa, some sessions with a massage therapist or a manicure/pedicure. Other options may include an electronic day planner, a briefcase or laptop bag. Think simple, what things will simplify her life?

Mom over 40
The over 40 mom has her hands full. She may be juggling a career as well as a family and with current trends being as they are, she may have very young children. The focus here would be anti stress gift ideas and organization ideas. However, this might be a good time to get personal. She is being pulled in one direction by her family and in another by her career. Where is the time just for her? Perfume, bath sets and chocolate covered strawberries are very personal gifts that can whisk her away from the corporate world (not that she doesn’t love her career!) and from “Mommyland” (not that she doesn’t love her kids!) and bring her back to herself.

Stay at Home Mom over 40
The stay at home mom has some pretty specific needs that can be capitalized upon for great gift ideas. The woman over 40 who is a stay at home mom is probably longing for some adult activities, or at least adult conversation! Great gift ideas here include baby sitting, a night out or even just taking her to lunch (sans the kids). Spa days are also good, but getting her out of the house and in touch with other adults is sure to score major points. Also, depending on the age of the kids, taking the kids overnight so she can get some much needed sleep would also be a very good gift.

Single Woman over 40
Ah, the single life! She may seem like she has everything, after all, she has no one else to buy for but herself, but there are still some great gift ideas. Women over 40 who are single like many of the same things that women everywhere like. Facials, tickets to social events and jewelry are great ideas. If she likes gadgets, give her an electronic photo keychain or wallet so that she can carry family photos with her. If she enjoys fixing up her home, a gift card to a home improvement store would probably be a great score. Aromatherapy is also always a great gift. Give her an infuser with a nice, mellow scent.

Married Woman over 40
She is over 40; she is married. Chocolate truffles or other decadent treats are great gifts (unless she is watching her waistline). A gym membership or a spa day are also great gift ideas. The key is to think “individual” when considering gift ideas. Women over 40 who are married often tend to have at least some part of their identity tied up in their husband. Giving them a gift that is very personal, separates them from everyone else and is very special.

And you do want that special lady in your life to feel special right?