For most of us, it’s not very difficult to think of a woman over 50 who deserves a great gift. Coming up with the perfect present, however, isn’t always quite so easy. The women who have raised and nurtured you from youth deserve the the world and then some, but we’ll settle for helping to narrow your gifting choices down to a few great options that your favorite mature lady — be it your mother, your daughter, your wife, sister, aunt, or grandma — is sure to love.
How to Shop for Women Over 50
Give the gift of style: Know an older woman that’s always served as your style inspiration? Treat her to a great fashion piece she’ll be showing off all year long. From a tote bag that features a built-in charger ($119.95, Uncommon Goods) to a gorgeous pendant that’s sure to turn heads ($174.30, Zales), these fashion-forward gifts make for a surefire way to put a smile on her face.
Gift the gift of food: Chances are, you know at least one woman over 50 who knows how to whip up a meal that feels like home. If she’s a whizz in the kitchen, you can’t go wrong with a culinary-based gift. From the latest Crock-Pots to a knockout of a cookbook stand ($99, Uncommon Goods), these fabulous finds will have her cooking up lots of love for you in no time.
Give the gift of relaxation: If the women in your life are some of the hardest-working people you know, a relaxing gift or two will be just what the doctor ordered. Help them unwind and put their own comfort first for a change with a great pair of slippers ($64.95, Vionic) or a top-notch throw blanket ($56.95, Amazon).
Gift the gift of wellbeing: For the woman who’s all about keeping her mind and body in tip-top shape, go with a health and wellness gift, like this lavender aromatherapy slumber set ($50, Uncommon Goods), that’s guaranteed to put busy minds at ease.
Best Gifts for Women Over 50
Ready to shop? We’ve rounded up 10 gifts that any woman over 50 is sure to fawn over this holiday season. Keep scrolling for FIRST’s pick for the best gifts for women over 50.
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Best Necklace for Women Over 50
10K Gold Diamond Swirling Heart Necklace
Where to buy: $174.30 (Originally $249), Zales
Show the lady in your life how much you care with this gorgeous diamond swirling heart necklace. Featuring shimmering round diamonds on one side, this 10K gold piece hangs along an 18-inch rope chain that's secured with a spring ring clasp. Complete with baguette diamond accents inlaid into the gold for a total of 1/8ct. of diamonds, this is one sparkly accessory that will shine nearly as bright as she does.
Beuti Beauty Sleep Elixir
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Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir
Where to buy: $70, Verishop
For a gift that's worthy of royalty, turn to Beuti Skincare's Beauty Sleep Elixir. A favorite of Duchesses Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, this nighttime formula features a blend of 14 plant-based skin-loving oils, including camellia oil, pomegranate seed oil, seabuckthorn oil, and sandalwood nut kernel oil (to name a few), plus proteins collagen and elastin to fight wrinkles.
Best Small Appliance
Best Slow Cooker
Crock-Pot 7-Quart Cook and Carry
Where to buy: $53.99 (Originally $59.99), Target
The latest and greatest from slow cooker giant Crock-Pot — the 7-quart Cook & Carry is just what you'll need to surprise a woman who loves to feed her friends and family. Featuring a unique, non-stick ceramic coating for quicker cleanups, this device has digital countdown controls that allow for programmable cook times ranging from 30 minutes up to 20 hours. Its real star feature, however, is its namesake lid, which is equipped with an integrated mounted-locking system that will make it safe for her to carry her famous chili as it's cooking from one potluck to the next.
Best Relaxing Gift
Best Relaxing Gift for Women Over 50
Unwind Lavender Gift Set
Where to buy: $50, Uncommon Goods
Is your favorite lady in need of some serious rest and relaxation? Treat her to this Unwind Lavender gift set from Uncommon Goods. A great pick for aromatherapy fans, this set allows for optimal relaxation. It comes with a lavender plant growing kit, a floral/cedarwood candle, a no-slip cotton eye mask, and a lavender pillow spray with additional notes of citrus, cedarwood, and ylang-ylang oils that's sure to help her find her bliss.
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Best Fitness Tracker for Women Over 50
Fitbit Alta HR
Where to buy: $86.13 (Originally 129.95), Amazon
Who says fitness has an age limit? For the mature woman who takes her exercise seriously, a great fitness tracker, like Fitbit's Alta HR, is a primo pick. Available in six colors, this tracker has it all, from a step and calorie counter and sleep tracker to fitness reminders, a heart-rate monitor, and automatic exercise recognition, which will record the results of your workouts to your Fitbit app from your very first step.
Best Slippers for Women Over 50
Vionic Gemma Mule Slippers
Where to buy: $64.95, Vionic
There's a reason slippers make for such a classic gift — everyone loves them! For a pair she'll truly treasure, check out Vionic's Gemma mule slippers. They've got podiatrist-designed arch support and a deep heel cup to help correct and prevent flat feet, making them a great pair for anyone that deals with regular foot pain. These super soft shoes are available in a host of gorgeous colors and also come with a simple Velcro strap for customizable comfort.
Best Recipe Holder for Women Over 50
Reclaimed Wood Cookbook Stand
Where to buy: $99, Uncommon Goods
For a cook whose recipes you'd like to see live on for generations to come, a reclaimed wood cookbook stand from Uncommon Goods is just the thing to give this holiday season. It's beautifully crafted from a sturdy slab of reclaimed timber that was salvaged from old European buildings and features a thick shelf for all kinds of recipe mediums, be it a cookbook or a tablet.
Best Fashion Gift
Best Handbag for Women Over 50
Smartphone Charging Reversible Tote
Where to buy: $119.95, Uncommon Goods
All women should have a great tote bag in their collection, regardless of their age. This holiday season, you can take this classic gift up a notch with this smartphone charging reversible bag from Uncommon Goods. Roomy and made from a supple vegan leather, this pick is available in two fashionable color combos (navy and white or black and tan). Best of all, however, it comes with a slim, lightweight battery that will fit snugly in its included detachable wristlet, so her phone will never go dead again.
Best Winter Gift
Best Blanket for Women Over 50
Sunbeam Heated Throw
Where to buy: $56.95 (Originally $59.99), Amazon
Come winter, there's nothing mom or grandma will love more than a cozy electric blanket, like this Sunbeam heated throw. It's made with a luxurious mink fabric that reverses to a cozy sherpa and is as warm as they come — a big plus for older people with poor circulation. Equipped with the company's ThermoFine technology (a unique wiring system that will help to prevent overheating) and a controller with three different heat settings, this blanket is one she's sure to adore wrapping herself up in.
Best Subscription Box for Women Over 50
Coffee and a Classic
Where to buy: $39.89/month, CrateJoy
A gift both book and coffee lovers in your life will enjoy comes in the form of a subscription to Coffee and a Classic. Each month, your recipient will receive a box stuffed with a literary classic, a coffee (tea and hot chocolate are also available), and three to five other bookish treats that will correspond with that month's reading selection. Perfect for your favorite over 50 book clubber, this box will be the one gift that keeps on giving well past the holiday season.