Top Gifts for Women Over 50

Written by rebecca deluccia-reinstein
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Buying a gift for that special woman over 50 is easy if time and effort are put into the purchase. Think about who she is today and who she has been throughout her life, because both play a role in choosing an appropriate gift. Consider her hobbies, such as gardening or reading, as well as her needs, such as relaxation or pampering. Choose something special that demonstrates an understanding of her age without blatantly highlighting it.

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Books or Magazines

Books are a great gift for women over 50, especially if they are retired and have a lot of extra time for reading. For an extra-special treat, create a book basket that also includes other goodies. If the woman isn't an avid reader, a magazine subscription makes a super gift. Choose a magazine that suits the woman's hobbies, interests or lifestyle, rather than something generic.

Gardening Accessories

Research shows that gardening is a challenging and rewarding hobby for older women over 50. Garden accessories are a suitable gift for any occasion and can be custom tailored to the woman's level. New gardeners appreciate gloves and basic tools, while experienced gardeners get excited over heirloom plant seeds. Put everything in a garden pail, and wrap it up for a fun presentation.

Nostalgic Memorabilia

Women born from 1946 to 1964 are part of the baby boomer generation. Baby boomers are well known for their love of all things nostalgic. Anything that will remind a baby boomer of her childhood is going to be a thoughtful gift. A favourite television show on DVD, a doll played with as a child or a classic board game provides the recipient with the chance to relive part of her youth.

Spa Package

A spa package or pampering session is great gift for an older woman. A busy woman who always cares for others or is very focused on her career will jump at the opportunity to take some relaxation time for herself. A small and inexpensive pampering gift of a facial or manicure and pedicure works just as well as a more costly massage and acupuncture session. Either way, gifts that pamper are loved by older women who may have forgotten what it means to treat themselves. Show her that others feel she deserves it.

Weekend Getaway

An older woman who has it all appreciates a weekend getaway, especially if it is shared with someone special. Plan a weekend centred on treating her to shopping, meals, museums, spas or cultural attractions, and go with her if possible. Alternately, provide two tickets for the trip so she can choose someone to accompany her. A bed and breakfast is ideal for a weekend getaway gift.

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