Looking for unique holiday gift ideas for senior women?
Not sure what to get the 80-year old loved one who lives alone? The best gift is certainly your time and attention, but if you want to send a gift because you can’t visit, try to find a beautiful and useful item that won’t just be extra clutter. We put together a list of gifts we know are popular this year with senior women over 80 years old – Check out these 12 wonderful holiday gift ideas for older women!
GREAT GIFT RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OUR READERS
Below is a list of wonderful gifts for your beloved octogenarian who lives independently that make life easier, safer and/or more fun. They won’t just take up space and get in the way. These gifts, personally suggested by those in our 50Plus community, won’t just take up space and get in the way.
Love this adorable poncho blanket! If you are looking for a cozy gift, this one works well as a poncho, patio blanket, or as a shawl around your shoulders! Stylish, soft and lightweight, this “just-right” comfy item features two big front pockets,
The Mighty Handle might seem like a strange gift at first, but it makes the best stocking stuffer! It’s ergonomic grip provides a comfortable way to transport groceries, shopping bags and dry cleaning! How often do people find themselves carrying a bunch of plastic shopping bags, the looped handles digging into the fingers of both hands trying to get everything into the house at once so they don’t have to go back out to the car? Mighty Handle provides a simple and inexpensive solution.
Fresh flowers definitely can definitely brighten someone’s day. One of our most popular suggestions, we find women love receiving beautiful bouquets. Shipped farm to front door, Benchmark Bouquets are the growers, designers and distributors behind every delivery!
Instead of fresh flowers, here’s a beautiful option that lasts forever and makes every day special! This large pop-up card unfolds in your hand and stands 12 inches tall. Comes with a blank notecard for your custom gift message and an envelope ready to mail flat anywhere in the U.S.! These high quality flower bouquets will add color to any room or a smile to someone’s face. No muss, no fuss.
Comfy and cute! Soft, lightweight, breathable, stretchy, skin-friendly and cozy, these adorable pj’s are great to relax around the house! They also help provide a good night’s sleep as they allow for more freedom and rollover in bed! Comes in a variety of colors.
This magnifying glass might be the best gift I bought ever for my 84 year old mom. She has vision problems due to macular degeneration and some other issues, and this handy magnifier was exactly what she needed! Frustrated by her aging eyes (and before we found this wonderful solution), she stopped reading for awhile. As books provide hours of entertainment which helps pass the time for her, I hated that she no longer could read comfortably. Other lenses she tried previously were problematic, but this product, shaped the way people naturally read, worked well for her. The led magnifier reduces eye strain because it magnifies up to 300% and provides light without glare. The roller dimmer allows you to easily adjust the brightness level, a feature most magnifiers do not include. Made out of optical grade acrylic, it is more lightweight, scratch-resistant and shatterproof than glass, and provides great clarity. Another bonus, the lens covers a large viewing area without the need to move your hands all the time which is helpful as her hands are weaker now than when younger. Powered by triple A batteries, the leds are made to last more than 100,000 hours!
A can opener may not seem like a fabulous gift, but for those with arthritic hands or shoulder problems, this compact little gadget is absolutely wonderful! It opens any size can easily and stores easily. The technology allows for seamless open, which decreases the hazards of dangerous sharp edges that are sometimes a problem with other can openers. Easy to clean with a wet towel, it makes life easier for seniors – or anyone!
At first glance, these grinders might not seem special despite their elegant appearance. What makes them great for an older woman living alone besides that they beautify the kitchen, these battery operated tall sleek grinders are easy to use with convenient one hand operation. For women who have weakness or arthritis in their hands, this gift is one that is extremely helpful. In addition, the stunning gift box makes this set an amazing present for your favorite senior. With the outside made from high quality stainless steel and BPA-free acrylic glass, the rustproof ceramic core ensures a smooth and easy grind.
Many find it increasingly more difficult to keep track of days, dates and times as they age. Your favorite senior may need to keep track of medications or appointments. Or maybe they just have a busy social calendar! The large display makes this digital clock an ideal gift because of the easy-to-read face that clearly spells out the time, the day, the date and whether or not it’s morning or night. This clock is helpful for anyone but is particular beneficial for people with dementia or macular degeneration. With lots of frame options to choose from, you can easily match it to their decor. I recently bought this clock for an elderly loved one. She put in on a shelf in the kitchen and looks at it all the time – it’s very helpful!
Here’s another great stocking stuffer! We love the compact size and energy efficiency of these long-life nightlights for the hallway, stairs, kitchen bathroom, bedroom, wherever! Extremely compact and safe, the soft glow of these night lights illuminate your house just enough so you don’t bump into things on your way to the bathroom or to the kitchen for a midnight snack! These smart lights automatically turn on at dusk and off at dawn and they are simple to install.
Wow – these are great sheets! They are the kind of linens you expect to find in 5 start hotels. Most people don’t have this quality of sheets at home, but why not if they help Mom sleep? You know it is not a product she would buy for herself. These 800 thread count sheets are a perfect blend of breathability and durability. Not only that, the 100% long staple cotton yarns are woven together using sateen weave to provide ideal comfort and smoothness.
If your favorite 80 year old still likes to cook, you may worry she might burn her fingers or hands. Induction stoves are a good solution. This awesome induction model from Secura sits on the countertop and plugs into any outlet. The technology used for induction stoves allows food to heat up quickly, and the burner stays cool while the pan and heats up. We love that it’s also easy to clean. Keep in mind if you decide to purchase a portable induction stove, she will need some induction compatible cookware to go with it. Other family members looking for gift ideas might want to contribute the cookware so that your loved one has the complete gift!
Do you have other ideas for birthday or holiday gifts for 80 year old women? We’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.