Gifts for Women Turning 60

Written by carolyn kaberline
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Gifts for Women Turning 60
Turning 60 is an important milestone and a cause for celebration. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Reaching 60 years old is a milestone that reminds us of how far we've come. It's also a time when we realise those older people looking back at us from the mirror are really us. Regardless of a woman's feelings concerning her 60th birthday, there are numerous gifts you can give her to help her celebrate her special day.

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Clothing and Accessories

For those women who want to tell the world they've reached this milestone, there are numerous T-shirts, polo shirts and sweatshirts that proudly proclaim this feat with such slogans as "It Took 60 Years To Look This Good," "I'm Not 60 -- I'm 18 With 42 Years of Experience" and "Celebrating the 39th Anniversary of My 21st Birthday." Buttons, baseball caps, assorted jewellery items and even aprons also use humour to announce this milestone and tell the world the wearer is a long way from finished. There are also temporary tattoos that focus on the hazards of old age in a funny way. Don't forget to finish off the look with a tote that proudly lists the year of the woman's birth.

Reading Material

For inspiration and a chuckle or two, give a good book. Titles such as "1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments: Of Which We Could Remember Only 246," "Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life" and "When I Grow Up I Want to Be 60" give an amusing look at the joys and trials of this age. A more serious take can be found in books such as "Prime Time: Flourishing After 60" that note challenges yet to come and how to face them. A gift of a newspaper from the day of the 60-year-old's birth would also provide an enjoyable read.

Activities

With the world proclaiming that 60 is the new 40, find a gift that relates to a woman's hobby or sport. The possibilities in this category include a gym membership; a summer pool pass, golf balls, paint for the artist, cross-stitch patterns, and some stickers and pages for the scrapbooker. In addition, make the day a special one with tickets to a concert, theatre performance, movie or sporting event.

Feeling Good

All women want to look their best, and as they age, skin care becomes more important. Perhaps a gift basket of moisturisers, sunscreens, and bath and hair care items would be welcome. A gift token to the 60-year-old's beautician for a haircut or perm would be appreciated, as would a manicure or pedicure. A massage or a day at a spa would provide a special treat. Don't forget a gift of CDs containing her favourite songs, or a collection of her favourite movies or TV shows on DVD.

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