Updated October 1, 2022 – The 80th birthday is a special milestone that deserves to be celebrated with family and friends. But, what do you get an 80-year-old woman who has everything?
It can be tricky to find the perfect gift for a best friend, an older mom or other family members. But we’ve got you covered!
While there is no one-size-fits-all gift for this occasion, we’ve put together our top picks for gifts to make the occasion special.
Whatever you choose, remember that the most important thing is to make sure the birthday person feels loved and honored on their big day.
Here are some great 80th birthday gifts and gifts for other special occasions that are sure to put a smile on her face.
TIP: For those who want to go the extra mile, an 80th birthday party can also be a great way to show your loved one how much they are appreciated.
For Bird Lovers
I personally love to sit by the window and watch the birds enjoying the birdbath and the bird feeder that I put out there. No matter what kind of birds you want to attract, it’s a peaceful and enjoyable activity. If she enjoys that too, then this can be a great gift idea.
Bird Watching Binoculars
To make bird watching even more delightful, how about gifting her this binocular that is lightweight and has high definition. It even has a foldable tripod and phone adapter if she wants to use those and get real fancy!
Here’s a unique gift idea. Check out these aromatherapy shower bombs! These spa-like gifts are perfect for anyone who loves to relax in the bath or shower. Plus, they’re made with essential oils that help promote feelings of peace and well-being.
If the older women on your list enjoy their showers, then this could be the best birthday gift they ever get!
Burt’s Bees Creams and Lip Balm
This Burt’s Bees gift set comes with 6 of the brand’s classic products, perfect for pampering any hands, feet, or lips. The tin is a great giftable item, and the products inside are perfect for keeping your skin healthy and hydrated.
This can be a wonderful and thoughtful gift, especially during the winter months.
The Gift of Cashmere
This Fishers Finery Women’s 100% Cashmere Knit Shawl Wrap with Fringe is the perfect way to keep warm and stylish. The oversized design makes it perfect for draping around her shoulders, and the luxurious cashmere will keep her cozy all winter long. Plus, the fringe gives this shawl a fun and trendy look.
Check it out on the different colors and different sizes that it comes in.
Comfortable House Slippers
These slippers are made of high quality fabric, breathable and comfortable. The indoor slipper is washable and durable, so seh’ll be able to enjoy wearing them for a long time.
One of the most important things for seniors is to avoid falling. Non slip footwear is then a very vital accessory to help avoid falls.
That’s why the back part of these house shoes has anti-slip design to prevent from sliding, which makes you feel safer when walking on slippery ground like tile flooring or laminate flooring.
Digital Photo Frame
The PhotoShare Friends and Family Smart Frame is a great way to share your photos with family and friends. The frame allows you to easily send pictures from your smartphone or tablet directly to the frame, so you can enjoy them on a larger screen. It’s easy to use and connects wirelessly via Wi-Fi. You can even upload photos directly from your computer via USB cable (not included).
A very useful gift to help elderly women to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Magnetic Jewelry Clasps
I LOVE my jewelry clasps and I’m sure your senior lady will love them too! These magnetic jewelry clasps are designed to make your life easier when you want to put on or take off your jewelry. Just place the clasp behind your neck and then pull forward with one hand while holding the other end of the necklace with the other hand. It is that easy!
No more struggling with tangled chains and no more having to ask someone else to help you put on your necklace. It’s a very special gift that you can give to an older woman.
Digital Clock and Calendar
Large display clock is a modern wall clock that provides you with all the necessary information. It displays time in large digits, making it easy to read. The calendar shows the month, date and day of the week. This digital wall clock has an alarm feature as well, so you can use it to wake up on time.
This clock can remind her every day of the ideal gift that you gave her – what a great way to say happy birthday to someone you love.
Personalized Name Blanket
What a great way to remind her of all the family members who love her and wish her a happy 80th birthday! This one-of-a-kind personalized blanket lists the names of her favorite people in a custom design.
This stylish throw is sure to be a keepsake, and it makes the perfect gift for any occasion.
Power Lift Recliner
This Power Lift Recliner Chair Sofa is perfect for elderly people. It has 3 different positions, 2 side pockets and cup holders, and even USB ports! It’s a great way to provide comfort and convenience for those who need it.
Password Keeper Book
If your mom or grandmother is tired of scratching her head and trying desperately to remember the correct login information for each of her internet addresses, this small logbook is perfect for her!
It features one page per password and plenty of room to change it several times. There is also space to record security questions and answers, and the ability to make changes to them, as well.
Amazon’s Alexa Device
The Echo Show 10 is a third-generation smart display from Amazon that has a 10.1″ HD screen and built-in motion sensors.
It also features Alexa, so you can ask her to show you things like the weather, your calendar, or photos from your camera.
You can even use Alexa to make video calls to friends and family.
Family Tree Picture Frame
Memorable gifts often include those that share the love of family and friends. A great way to do that is with photographs. It’s a wonderful way to say happy 80th birthday!
This is a beautiful and practical gift that displays family photos! The stand has a metal tree design with 6 hanging photo frames. The frames are ornamental and hold 2×3 photos.
This picture frame stand is a great way to show off your family photos or vacation photos.
Fresh Water Bidet
Adding a bidet feature to a toilet may seem like an odd gift but for anyone who may have trouble cleaning themselves, it can be an amazing feature. This non-electric, mechanical bidet features a self-cleaning nozzle to keep you clean and comfortable with every use. The Fresh Water Bidet is also easy to install – it attaches directly to your toilet in minutes!
Wall Plate Lights
Give her the gift of light and safety. The SnapPower GuideLight 2 is the perfect night light for your home.
This electrical outlet wall plate features two LED night lights that will automatically turn on when it gets dark and turn off when it gets light again. The built-in sensor ensures that you never have to worry about forgetting to turn your night light off again.
Plus, the SnapPower GuideLight 2 is energy-efficient and eco-friendly, making it a great choice for your home.
Shark Robot Vacuum
I love my Shark Robot Vacuum, it saves me so much time and effort! Shark’s AV1010AE is a robot vacuum with Alexa and Wi-Fi connectivity. This vacuum can be controlled by voice commands and has a 45-day capacity for collecting dirt, dust, and pet hair.
The Advanced Navigation system ensures that the vacuum covers your entire floor space, while the Multi-Surface Brushroll is designed for both carpets and hard floors.
Tray Table with Stand Assist
This Tray Table with Stand Assist is perfect for anyone who wants a little extra help when it comes to eating or working. The table can be adjusted to fit any size person, and the ergonomic stand assist makes it easy to get up from the table without having to worry about losing your balance.
Made of bamboo, this tray table is eco-friendly and sustainable, and it swivels 360 degrees for easy viewing from any angle. This can be a great 80th birthday gift!
Fire Television Set
A Fire television set is by Amazon so it works very well with any Alexa device.
Control the television with the voice (or push button) remote or use Alexa commands to control the television.
If you subscribe to Youtube TV you’ll be able to see just about any channel, local and otherwise as well as many free and streaming channels as well.
80 Things To Do When You Turn 80
I’ve always loved the idea of following goals, reaching for new adventures, whatever they may be. I think it’s so very important to continue learning and growing, no matter what age you are. This book may just be that inspiration.
Neck and Shoulder Therapy Wrap
My elderly mom-in-law occasionally has pain in her neck and shoulders. This weighted wrap helps to relieve that pain. You can put it in the microwave to use as a heat wrap or put it in the freezer or fridge to use as a cool wrap. It weighs 3 lbs.
This can be a very good choice for anyone who suffers from muscle aches and pains.
For Outdoor Gardeners
For those women who love their outdoor gardening, why not make it just a bit easier with raised garden beds? She won’t have to bend over to plant or harvest, plus this raised garden bed makes gardening much more accessible for a lady with limited mobility.
What a fantastic gift for any 80-year-old women who love gardening.
Not everyone can garden outdoors all year long. But with indoor gardening tools like this one, it’s easy to continue this wonderful hobby 365 days of the year.
This is a great idea for seniors who live in an area with long winters or simply can’t get out into the yard or garden any longer.
Tell Me Your Story
Not many seniors write down their life story. Many think they have nothing special to share but the truth is, we all do have something special to share (my grandmother was like this). I encourage everyone to put their story down on paper. Books like this can help to get the project started.
This is a very nice gift not just for her, but for the entire family too.
Large Print Books
I gift my mom-in-law large print books and she devours them! If your elderly loved one enjoys reading, consider giving them large print novels, etc. It makes reading so much easier for them.
There’s almost nothing better than getting a massage wherever it is that it hurts. So if your loved one has pain in her hands, gift her a hand massager that she can use whenever she needs to.
Get Better Sleep
Many older adults have trouble sleeping. If her hearing is fairly intact, a sound machine may be able to help her to sleep better.
This device has a number of different, soothing sounds she can choose to listen to while falling asleep. It also has a timer that will turn it off after a prest time if she doesn’t want to listen to it all night.
It even has more that 30 volume settings so she can fine tune the level of sound.
Something as simple as getting in and out of a car can become difficult for some older adults. This particulary true for an 80 year old who has had a hip or knee replacement or who has arthritis or limited mobility.
This standing aid fits into the car’s door striker or latch and fits neatly into the door’s side pcoket when not in use.
We’ve gifted this car cane to several of our friends and family and they all love it. You can watch one of our friends talking about it here.
Crafts to Keep You Young
Keeping up your creativity as you get older is vital to a healthy senior life. These suncatchers are vibrant and colorful and will make your senior loved one smile each time she looks at them.
If suncatchers aren’t her thing, take a look at more craft gifts and kits here.
Safety Grab Bars
If she hasn’t yet added grab bars to her bathroom or other areas throughout her house, it could be because she is hesitant to spend the money. But we all know how important her safety is, so consider giving her a stylish grab bar (along with the installation) as a gift.
These grab bars have a slip-resistent finish and are capable of supporting up to 500 pounds of weight.
SIZE: 18-inch bar length; 1.5-inch diameter.
For Tea Lovers
I love my daily afternoon tea break! It gives me a way to unwind a bit, while providing health benefit from the green tea I drink.
Whether your senior loved one drinks black tea, green tea, or an herbal blend, this beautiful tea pot along with this lovely wooden tea box can make for a wonderful gift!
It has a drip free spout, comfortable grip handle, and a mesh stainless steel filter so she can enjoy loose leaf tea, as well as bagged tea.
It’s also dishwasher safe.
Single Serve Keurig Brewer
Many seniors don’t want to use a full-sized Keruig because it takes up a lot of counter space. This single serve machine solves that problem because it’s less than 5 inches wide.
It uses standard K-cup pods (and universal, reusable K-cup style filters) to brew coffee or tea from 6-12 ounces and accomodates mugs up to 7 inches tall.
The machine also features an automatic shut off that turns the machine off 90 seconds after brewing is complete.
Whether she loves coffee or tea (or both), this single serve brewer can give it to her quickly and easily.
A Subscription To Amazon’s Audible Service
Listening to books can be a great past time for many seniors, especially if they have trouble with their sight.
A subscription to Amazon’s Audible program will let her listen to audiobooks, as well as sleep tracks, podcasts, and meditation programs.
To get started, Amazon says they will send your gift recipient / loved one an email on the day you select, which will include redemption instructions. If you’d rather print everything out to give to her, that option is available, too.
You can even gift the program to someone who is already a member (it will give the person extra credits to use, but won’t extend their plan though).
This can be the perfect 80th birthday gift for anyone who enjoys listening to books.
These headphones can be used to hear the television better or to listen to a podcast on their phone or music, etc. Plus, if your loved one’s hearing isn’t the best anymore, headphones can keep them from disturbing everyone else around them.
These headphones can be used with almost every TV, so there’s no need to worry about whether your Mom or Grandma has a Bluetooth-capable television.
They have a range of about 100 feet/30m, which means she is free to move around the room(s) without being tethered to the TV with a cord.
She can either plug the headphones into a power source or use the rechargeable battery (35 hour battery life). It only takes 2 hours to recharge the battery.
A Fitbit Watch
Help her to stay active and mobile (and also track her) with this Fitbit watch equipped with GPS. It has a lot of great features, but I love that the numbers on the face of the watch are larger than most, making it easier to read.
This watch has a 2-times brighter screen than the previous version, plus a 7 day battery life.
It comes with sleep tracking capability, as well as heart rate tracking. Step count, intensity, and stress management / mindfulness sessions are also included.
Adjustable Laptop Desk (For Books Too)
This great little laptop desk can be used for a tablet, phone, laptop or books!
It has 8 angle options that lock into place and two pillows underneath, so it’s comfortable on her lap.
It features a non-slip ledge so books and laptops won’t slide off, plus a carrying handle.
This laptop desk is compatable with laptops and tablets up to 15. 6 inches.
This beautiful eyeglass stand can sit on your nightstand so you have a safe place to put your eyeglasses into when you go to bed. It comes in quite a few fun colors and patterns, too!
The stand fits most standard sized glasses or sunglasses and the soft lining protects them from scratches and dirt.
The wide base makes it easy to put this holder on any flat surface in the bedroom, kitchen, living area or desk.
With this gift, she’ll never misplace her glasses again!
Cell Phone Lanyard
Cell phones can save a life, literally. They can be used in case of an emergency but in order to use them, they have to be accessible.
Many older adults simply are not used to carrying these things around with them so that’s where a cell phone lanyard like this can help.
This one comes in several colors and fits smartphones from 4 to 6.7 inches securely. Ultra-thin tear-proof pads support corded and wireless charging without being removed and leaves the buttons and screen of the phone completely unobstructed.
The lanyard also comes with a wrist strap in case she wants to change things up occasionally.
I recommend that seniors avoid using candles in their home. The risk of fire is simply too great. But if candlelight is something she enjoys, then choose the next best thing. LED candles!
These are outdoor candles, so they are built to be waterproof and to withstand temperature differences, but they will work great in the home, as well.
Each candle requires 2 AA batteries to work (not included). They have a timer that cyles every 24 hours, so they come on at the same time every day. The timer increments are 4, 5, 6 or 8 hours.
These babies can shine for up to 50,000 hours and even come with a remote control so she can turn them on and off from the sofa!
Sofa or Recliner Caddy
We have so many things these days, cell phones, remotes, books, etc. Sitting on the sofa to rest can often be interrupted by needing to get up and get something. So why not put a caddy nearby so that everything you need is right where you need it.
This PU-leather caddy is specifically designed for armrests 7″-9″ inches wide. It has a detacable wooden tray and 4 pockets to hold remotes, phones, etc.
To clean, just wipe it down with a damp cloth.
If your senior loved one loves to walk, she may greatly benefit from using walking poles! Not only will they help to give her some upper body exercise but they can help her to keep safe as well. Not just to help her balance, but to help protect her if she is confronted by a stray dog.
These poles are lightweight (10.3 oz each) and height adjustable from 25” to 52”. They feature anti-shock technology and an ergonomic, non-slip grip.
It even comes with 10 replacement tips for various terrain, including for use on concrete or dirt, rocks, mus, or on a snowy path.
For The Artists
If painting and art is her thing, then gift her a wonderful set of just about anything she would need for her craft.
Perfect for beginners and artists alike, this set includes 96 paints, 2 stretched canvases, 2 easels, paintbrushes, palette knives, and more.
Give your loved one a way to bring out her inner Picasso!
Electric Jar Opener
My mom had very sore, arthritic fingers in her later years. We gave her this awesome electric jar opener and she loved it. Now, I use it because my fingers aren’t as strong as they used to be.
Just one push of the button and the battery operated jar opener takes over. It closes around the jar lid, then rotates automatically until the lid opens. After about 15 seconds – presto!
NOTE: this only works on screw-top lids.
There are many different options when it comes to finding the perfect gift for an 80 year old woman. Whether you are looking for something practical, sentimental, or unique, there is sure to be a gift that will put a smile on her face.
We hope that our list provides you with the perfect gift or at the very least, the inspiration for that perfect gift!
Frequently Asked Questions About Gifts For An 80 Year Old Woman
What is the traditional gift for 80th birthday?
There isn’t really a “traditional” gift for an 80th birthday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative! If you’re looking for ideas, consider something that celebrates the special occasion, like a custom-made photo book or an 80th birthday cake. You could also go for a more personal gift, like a piece of jewelry with special meaning or a personalized mug.
Whatever you choose, make sure it comes from the heart!
What is the 80th birthday color?
According to popular belief, the 80th birthday color is gold. This is based on the traditional Chinese color symbolism, in which gold represents wisdom and prosperity.
In the Western world, gold is also associated with success, luxury, and wealth. As such, it makes sense that many people would choose to celebrate their 80th birthday with a gold theme. Gold decorations, balloons, and confetti are all popular ways to add a touch of glamour to an 80th birthday party.
And of course, no 80th birthday celebration would be complete without a golden cake! Whether you choose to go all-out with a gold theme or simply use it as a accent color, there’s no doubt that gold will add a touch of elegance to your big day.