We all have struggled with trying to come up with a gift idea for the older women who tell us they want nothing! It can be frustrating!
We want to give them something for their birthday or other special occasion that they will like and hopefully use!
I came up with a list of unique gift ideas that you might like so scroll on down and take a look!
11 Unique Gift Ideas For Older Women (Who Insist They Don’t Need Anything)
In my experience in giving gifts to the senior women in my life, the more useful the gift is, the better it is received. Clothing that keeps them warm, accessories for their hobbies, gifts that reflect their likes (books, music, movies, etc.) are all practical and can be enjoyed all year round.
I have put together this list of some very unique gifts that you could get for the older women in your life.
Tops To Keep Warm
Both my mother and mom-in-law complain of being cold, even when the temperature reads 85 degrees! It’s a common complaint amongst older women and I sometimes wonder if I’ll be like that when the years creep up on me.
Anyway, a top, like the Miusey Long Sleeve top shown here will go a long way in helping your senior loved one to stay warm.
What I like best about this top is that the sleeves are not winged. Too many older women wear shawls or tops with sleeves that can easily get caught in garbage disposals or catch fire over a hot stove. So, keep that in mind when choosing any type of top, sweater or jacket.
Socks To Keep Her Feet Warm
My mother used to say, if my feet are cold, the rest of me is freezing – and that was very true.
One of the ways that she stayed warm was to use warm thermal socks like these. They’re made of acrylic, polyester and spandex.
I have a pair that I use when I go hiking in the winter and I love them. They make a great gift for your senior loved one who may be complaining of cold feet!
Electric Heating Pad
This particular electric heating pad has a timer which makes it a safe option for older adults.
Of course, to keep feet warm, socks are the way to go when you’re out and about or doing household chores but at night (or when she’s watching her favorite afternoon soap opera or game show) plugging this in on a cold winter day can bring a smile to her face!
A really inexpensive gift that she can enjoy all winter long. (or in the case of my mom-in-law, all year long!)
Faux Fur Throws
Nothing like a beautiful faux fur throw blanket to snuggle under during the colder winter months. Although my mom-in-law lives in South Florida, she still tells me she gets very cold during the winter and cranks up the heat in her condo! A blanket like this beautiful throw which is super soft and hypoallergenic will be a great gift for her this Christmas or at any time.
Large Print Books
For the avid readers who are older women, large print books are a GREAT gift! Amazon has many different types of books in their Large Print category so check it out. The one here on the right is just one of their large print novels.
If you don’t have vision problems yet, you can’t understand the frustration that comes with trying to read something that you simply can’t see very well, even with glasses.
Large print books make reading fun (and easy) again and your senior loved one will love it!
Amazon’s Echo Show
I’ve mentioned several times in other articles how much I love Alexa products and the Echo Show is just one of them.
The best thing about the Echo Show is that you can use it to communication with video. Very easy to use but it does only communication from one Echo Show to another.
But, it still has all the amazing skills that Alexa has (click here to read about them) and it will just keep getting better as Amazon keeps introducing more and more skills.
Cookie Of The Month Club
My mother loved sweets. She didn’t eat many of them when we were younger but as she got older she gave in to her cravings and enjoyed a few cookies every night (good for her!)
So, if an older woman in your life has a sweet tooth then what could be better than a new basket of cookies every month from David’s Cookies?
It’s the kind of gift that will keep on giving and if she loves cookies as much as my mother did, then she will love this gift!
For Older Women Who Love Music
I love to watch my mom-in-law dance to the music that she loves! She’s 98 years old and she still can enjoy the sounds that make her smile.
If your senior loved one enjoys music, then get her a collection of her favorites. You could get something like this collection of music from the 1940’s or maybe her favorite artist, band, etc.
There’s nothing like shaking your booty to a favorite tune, no matter how old you are!
For Older Women Who Love Movies
There are book lovers and music lovers and I for one am a huge movie lover. So, a gift of movies with my favorite actor or of my favorite genre would be a great gift.
You could get one or two DVD’s or a collection like the one here. This is a collection of 5 Jimmy Stewart movies.
There’s just nothing better for movie loves than to curl up all snug and warm and enjoying a great, old movie!
Anything For Their Hobby
My mother was a master at knitting and crocheting (amongst other things) so a gift for her of yarn, or new set of knitting tools, etc. would be a wonderful present.
Whatever your senior loved one is into – there is always a new product available for that hobby or simply replenishing things like paint, yarn, thread, paper etc. All of these can always make for a great gift that they can actually use.
Magnifying Glass With Light
If vision has become a problem and keeping your elderly mother from participating in her favorite hobby – then a lighted magnifying glass would be a great gift.
This one here is a floor model that can be placed anywhere and bent as needed.
My mother loved Sudoku and as she got older, it became a bit more difficult for her to see the print. Even the large print books were difficult so this magnifying floor lamp did the trick!
I hope that these gift ideas inspire you for your own ideas for the older senior women in your life!