Gift suggestions for 60-year-old women

Updated June 13, 2017

If you have a mature woman in your life, make her 60th birthday a memorable one. Before the day arrives, put extra care into selecting the right gift. Know her style, whether it is conservative and classy or daring and trendy. If you choose the right item, it may be something she cherishes for the rest of her life.


An accessory adds style and complements an outfit. Purchase a beautiful shawl for the look, but a pashmina, made of soft, fine wool, for style and warmth. If she is partial to small handbags, present her with a wristlet. This small, hanging purse, is large enough to hold her phone, cash, cards and basic cosmetics. All major designers, like Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, Coach and more, carry this product. For the conservative woman, consider a diamond tennis bracelet or gold rope chain. Trendy women may prefer a beaded or bangle bracelet.


Purchase her favourite eau de toilette. Many companies package sets of perfume, hand cream and body moisturiser. If you are not familiar with her favourite scent, consider a mild formula offered by a natural and ethical beauty brand. You can find these lines at The Body Shop, Aveda or Coastal Classic Creations. If she has flexible taste, pick out a prettily-packaged cosmetic boxed set containing brushes, lipsticks and more.

Green gifts

A gift can not only be thoughtful, but environmentally responsible, too. A multitude of recycled material backyard products are available, from glass hummingbirds to aluminium sun dials. The city woman, however, may enjoy growing plants on her balcony in eco-friendly refurbished pots. If gardening isn't her thing, find an artisan, hand-woven tote bag at fair traders such as 10,000 Villages or Rising Tide.

Gifts that give back

An alternative to the traditional birthday gift is a donation to a good cause. Most world organisations accept payment online. Upon request, they will send either a traditional or e-gift card to the recipient. The Red Cross, World Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society are all good choices if you are unsure of her favourite charity. Contact the American Philanthropy Organization, a non-profit charity watchdog, to help you make an informed giving decision.

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True Hunter began her career in public relations and higher education in 1998 writing for the "SVC Chronicle" and "Sage Alumnae Newsletter." Since that time, she has traveled extensively in Europe and the United States, writing about her travels along the way. She holds a a B.S. in communications from Southern Vermont College.