Creative Birthday Gifts for a 70 Year Old Woman

Updated April 17, 2017

Birthday gifts for a 70-year-old woman should be tasteful, useful and in accordance to her personal preferences and interests. A thoughtful present could be an experience that encourages physical activity, or, a memorable keepsake that shows the elderly woman you care. Keep in mind any physical or financial limitations the receiver may have when selecting the perfect gift.

Dance Lessons

The woman you are buying for may have taken dance lessons as a youth, or merely enjoyed a spin around the dance floor in her day. If so, purchase a gift token for dance lessons. Many studios offer senior ballet and ballroom classes, among other styles.

Grocery Gift Basket

As people enter their golden, senior years, every day tasks like grocery shopping can become increasingly bothersome and difficult. Save her a trip or two to the grocery store by creating a grocery gift basket. Collect the items she typically buys, such as fruit, cereal, tuna, soup and crackers while refraining from items that will need immediate refrigeration. Add some cookies or a bottle of wine for an extra treat. Arrange the groceries artfully in a basket and top off with a bow. As an added touch, include a gift token to her local grocery store.

Spa Trip

Nearly every woman regardless of age likes to be pampered from time to time and look her best. Treat her to a luxurious spa trip for a manicure, pedicure and massage as a special treat. Not only will the massage help ease the aches and pains that come as we get older, her newly styled nails will impress her friends and add a special touch to the occasion. Include a gift token for a cut and style at her local hair salon.


A trip out may be the perfect perk for a 70-year-old woman. Choose an outing that interests her such as a concert, play or trip to a casino. Ensure the time of the event won't interfere with her schedule, depending if she is more of an early bird or a night owl. Arrange for transportation, whether that be a bus trip or ride from you if she no longer drives or if travelling is a challenge. Include an extra ticket or two for accompaniment by a friend.

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About the Author

Michelle Barry graduated from Salve Regina University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Since then, she has worked as a reporter for the Wilbraham-Hampden Times, an editor for Month9Books and Evolved Publishing, editor and has spent the past seven years in marketing and graphic design. She also has an extensive background in dance.