You’re on the hunt for the perfect gift. It’s your grandmother’s birthday, you’re celebrating an upcoming holiday, or you want to treat an elderly woman to something special, just because.
Regardless of the reason, buying a gift for someone older can sometimes be tough. Don’t worry! We’ve got some inspiration to help out.
Here are 10 ideas for some of the best gift ideas for elderly women.
- Self-Care Basket
Sometimes people put themselves on the backburner. They might not take care of themselves as much as they used to or don’t make self-care a priority.
Put together a basket of items that will give them an at-home self-care day. Etsy is a great place to search for some of the best elderly care packages. Things like a face mask, special lotions, candles, and a new book all can make the perfect, relaxing self-care day.
- Subscription Package
Are you looking for the gift that keeps on giving? A subscription package is a great way to send a special gift once a month throughout the year.
There are several different types like a monthly book subscription for someone who loves to read or a tea box which sends new types of delicious and comforting teas right to their door.
If you need a little inspiration, My Subscription Addiction offers a great list of the best subscription boxes for women.
- Echo with Alexa
Want to help make their life a little easier? Buy them an Echo from Amazon that has the Alexa feature.
Set up the device for them. Then, all they have to do is tell their device to turn on music or turn the lights off. The best part is that it’s only $49.99 on Amazon and $39.99 at Best Buy!
DailyCaring’s article on the best gifts for elderly women shares a list of Echo variants to help you decide which one is best for your loved one.
- Photo Calendar
Nothing is more sentimental than having a collection of your favorite photos. A fun gift idea is to take those photos and turn them into a calendar.
Websites like Shutterfly and Mixbook make it incredibly easy to make and affordable to buy. It’s the perfect way to show grandma how big the grandkids are getting!
- Locket Necklace
When you’re looking for something in particular around the holidays, you might want to get a gift that’s extra special. A locket necklace is a perfect gift that is both memorable and beautiful.
Marie Claire has a list of the best locket necklaces that range in styles from antique to modern chic, all within a reasonable budget.
Know someone who loves readings? Instead of collecting more books, get them an easy-to-use Kindle.
That way, they can read as many eBooks as they want without hurting their eyes. As a stylish gift to pair with the Kindle, you can purchase a new pair of stylish reading glasses. These can be purchased at your local pharmacy or through a website like Warby Parker.
- Safety Alarm Keychain
Safety isn’t always someone’s top priority. But if you want to give a gift that shows you care about their well-being, you can always get a safety alarm keychain.
Birdie is an excellent option as it’s lightweight and comes in bright colors to ensure you don’t lose it. In the event of an attack, you can activate the LOUD 130db siren and strobe light.
No matter where they go, you can make your loved one feel a little safer with this gift.
- Restaurant Delivery
After the pandemic, many elderly people were considered to be high-risk and had to avoid going out to enjoy a meal.
Treat the elderly woman in your life to restaurant delivery from one of her favorite places. Provide them with candles and a nice set of dinnerware to add to the ambiance.
- Leg Massager
As we get older, we might experience more aches and pains. A wonderful gift idea to pamper the one you love is a leg massager.
It’s easy to use and can provide a lot of relief, ease their muscle tension, and relax their feet. Your Best Digs has a great article that breaks down several different pairs to compare them on price and quality.
- Bird Feeder
Who doesn’t love the sound of birds chirping outside their window? A bird feeder can bring a wide assortment of nearby birds. We love this handmade A-frame bird feeder from Uncommon Goods!
For an added gift, buy them a bird-watching book to learn more about the winged creatures that come to visit.
Shopping for the elderly women in your life can be tricky, but there are plenty of options out there. Still on the hunt for the perfect gift? Check out Budget Savvy Diva’s holiday gift guide for some great ideas!