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Gift ideas for an 80 plus year old woman

Turning 80 is not just an event to celebrate, it is an accomplishment to be rewarded. Give her something that will do both -- celebrate and congratulate. Consider what interests, hobbies or needs she may have. Help her show her pride in turning 80 -- give her a T-shirt, badge or mug that says she's 80. If she is an avid reader, give her a large print edition of her favourite reading material. If she is on a fixed income, a Boots or Superdrug gift token would be a practical gift. Another practical gift for your special 80-year-old is a "promise gift."

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Printed 80th birthday gifts

The 80th birthday is a cause for celebration. Help her show her pride by giving her a novelty gift that proudly displays her age. There are many novelty gifts available -- a T-shirt, mug, badge, apron or diary, imprinted with her age, a graphic or witty saying. Give her a printed gift that will allow her to celebrate and remember all year long. Gather photos from her many years and have a calendar printed to commemorate the occasion. Include pictures and quotations from friends and family members that were significant in her life.

Gift tokens

Most 80-year-olds are on fixed incomes and are frequent customers of the chemist's. Help to ease the financial burden of everyday life by buying a Boots or Superdrug gift token. A gift token is a more discrete thought than buying actual products because your 80 year old friend might need medical supplies she would rather you don't know about.

Promise gifts

Do her a big favour. Consider her lifestyle and physical limitations. Give her a "promise gift" that will make life easier for her. If your 80-year-old is no longer driving, give her a promise certificate that vows you'll take her shopping twice a week for a month. Promise to provide transportation to church or the doctor's office for a set period of time. Cut her grass, trim the hedges or perform another service for her.

Large-print reading material

Large-print reading material is a welcomed gift for many senior citizens. There are major publications that are available in large print that can be delivered to her home. Large-print crossword puzzles and sudokus make entertaining gifts for the 80-year-old who likes to be intellectually engaged. Give her a large-print recipe book if she likes to cook or a personalised, large-print leather Bible.

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About the Author

Katherine Bradley began writing in 2006. Her education and leadership articles have been published on, Montessori Leadership Online and the Georgia Educational Researcher. Bradley completed a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Mercer University in 2009.

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