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25 Thoughtful Gifts for Older Women

25 Thoughtful Gifts for Older Women

It’s hard picking out thoughtful gifts for older women. In many cases, you’ve known them your whole life. You feel like you should know enough about them to pick out the perfect present. But it’s hard to know what they would really like. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.

I’ve written this list of 25 adorable gift ideas for senior women to help you out. You’re bound to find something that Grandmas, Great Aunts,  or other elderly relatives will love. I’ve even included a gift guide for mobility-impaired seniors. Scroll down to find the perfect gift.

Digital Photo Frame

Digital Photo Frame

Do you know a grandma who loves family photos but doesn’t keep up with social media? If so, this Skylight digital photo frame is the perfect gift. Friends and family can send pictures directly to the device via email.

It’s simple to set up and has a 10” touch screen for easy interactions. Once it’s connected to WiFi, it will work automatically without further input. It’s a fantastic present because it keeps Grandma in the loop.

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Morse Code Grandma Bracelet

Morse Code Grandma Bracelet

Does your Grandma love puzzles? This Morse code bracelet carries a curious secret message she can wear on her wrist. I think it would be fun to gift this on behalf of a young grandchild as they can be in on the secret too.

A series of stainless steel dashes and dots spell out the word Grandma in Morse code. The adjustable piece comes in a cute gift box, ready to give. It’s a quirky gift that’s perfect for unique and interesting grandmas!

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Generations Necklace

Generations Necklace

This beautiful necklace makes a sweet gift for Grandma. She would be delighted to receive this from a granddaughter or daughter. Three interconnected sterling silver rings celebrate an infinite bond. It’s a subtle design with an enormous sentiment.

The box is inscribed with, “The love between grandmother, mother, & granddaughter is forever.” It’s the perfect gift for an elderly woman heading up a family of strong women.

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Grandma’s Kitchen Cutting Board

Grandma’s Kitchen Cutting Board

Grandmothers are well known for their cooking skills. They’re always in the kitchen preparing something tasty for the family. This engraved bamboo cutting board might inspire her to cook you something sweet.

One side of the board features a fun Grandma’s Kitchen engraved message. The other side is blank, ready for chopping. She’ll be reminded of how much you appreciate her every time she uses it.

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I Love Grandma Photo Frame

I Love Grandma Photo Frame

Memorable photos deserve a frame of their very own. One of Grandma’s favorites has to be a picture of her beloved grandchild. This silver finish wooden frame has space for a 6” x 4” print. A cute message adds an extra sentimental touch.

It’s a sentimental gift for a proud grandmother. She’ll have a keepsake to show all of her visitors. I’d consider this for mothers day or shortly after her grandchild is born.

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Hat Knitting Kit

Hat Knitting Kit

Every grandchild would love to wear a woolly hat knitted by their Grandma. Even grannies who have never knitted before will be able to create this adorable hat. This beginner-friendly knitting kit comes with everything she needs to complete the project.

Stitch & Story has produced a range of kits, but this is my favorite for a new baby. The finished hat is suitable for ages 0-24 months. It’s a creative idea that allows Grandma to give a gift in return.

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Shiatsu Back, Shoulder, and Neck Massager

Shiatsu Back, Shoulder, and Neck Massager

Does your elderly relative suffer from neck and back pain? Then buy her a gift that helps her to feel more comfortable and relaxed. This massager drapes over her shoulders so she can sit back in a comfy chair and enjoy.

The deep tissue Shiatsu massager has three strength levels. A heat function offers even more relief from muscle pain and tension. I think any elderly woman would love this. She’ll think of you fondly for giving it to her.

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Fleece Wrap Shawl With Pockets

Fleece Wrap Shawl With Pockets

This cozy fleece shawl makes a great gift to help keep her warm during the long, cold winter nights. She can throw it over her shoulders and snuggle up to watch TV. It’s also stylish enough that she could wear it out on a cold day. 

I love comfy shawls, and the elderly woman in your life will appreciate having one on hand to stay warm. The big pockets make it easy to take things from room to room and keep her hands warm, too.

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Large-Print Word Search Puzzle Book for Women

Large-Print Word Search Puzzle Book for Women

Women who enjoy puzzles will love this word search book that’s easy on older eyes. Topics like cheesecake, cruises, and Downton Abbey will appeal to women of all ages. It’s also something you can do together. I have fond memories of doing puzzles with my Grandma. 

People say their older relatives love it and that it helps keep their minds sharp. It’s a present that will bring the older woman in your life hours of enjoyment.

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Sherpa Blanket With Positive Words

Sherpa Blanket With Positive Words

This Sherpa blanket is perfect for older women who love to snuggle up and stay toasty warm. It comes in a selection of colors and features words of encouragement and kindness. 

People say this blanket is super cozy and comforting. It’s a gift of friendship and connection as well as being practical. The blanket doubles as a pretty throw too. I think it’s a thoughtful gift for women with an inspirational touch. You’ll be warming her heart as well as her body.

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The Book of Me (Autobiographical Journal)

The Book of Me (Autobiographical Journal)

Do you enjoy listening to your elderly relative’s stories? Maybe the rest of the world would like to hear them too. This guided journal is the perfect way to help her record her life story. It contains over 192 pages of memory jogging prompts and questions.

People say they love the concept and that this is better than similar products. This journal is the perfect gift idea for older women who love revisiting memories. Send her on an enjoyable trip down memory lane.

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CINCOM Rechargeable Hand Massager

CINCOM Rechargeable Hand Massager

This hand massager is perfect for older people with hand pain and circulation problems. The device uses a mix of kneading, heat, and air pressure techniques. Various modes and settings ensure a pleasant massage for all tastes. 

People love how great it is for relieving arthritis and nerve pain. The massager works for up to 5 hours on a single charge. It also comes with a carry case, making it highly portable..

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Garden Kneeler

Garden Kneeler

Many women look forward to spending more time in the garden when they retire. This gardening gift ensures they’ll be comfortable as they do it. The folding frame can be used as a cushioned kneeler or stool. Two bonus tool pouches keep everything within reach. 

People say it’s durable and comfortable for long hours in the garden. Even for arthritic knees. It’s an ideal gift for a Grandma with a green thumb.

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Stationary Pedal Exerciser

Stationary Pedal Exerciser

We could all benefit from moving a little bit more. It’s even more important for older women with limited mobility. This pedal exerciser is a great fitness device for senior women. She’ll be able to exercise her legs or arms from the comfort of a chair.

The adjustable resistance makes it suitable for all abilities. While the large display will help with motivation. People say it’s sturdy and easy to use. It’s an excellent gift for older women who want to stay fit.

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Warm Foot and Leg Protecting Slippers

Warm Foot and Leg Protecting Slippers

These quilted slippers keep feet and legs cozy and warm. They’re ideal for a mature woman who spends a lot of time in a wheelchair. The slippers protect the skin, fasten easily, and adapt to accommodate swollen legs. A larger size is available too.

People say they do a great job of keeping their feet warm. The warming effect also promotes blood circulation. These booties are thoughtful gifts for women who are immobile.

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Amazon Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show

The Amazon Echo Show is great for tech-savvy older people. It can help immobile senior women stay connected with their families. They’ll also gain access to a world of news and entertainment.

Voice control makes it intuitive to use. With the “drop-in” feature, you can set it to answer calls automatically. Drop in on them to make sure they’re okay wherever you are. It’s a great gift because it gives an immobile person a sense of freedom.

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Two-Sided Walker Caddy

Two-Sided Walker Caddy

Does the older woman on your gift list use a walker? This double-sided hanging walker organizer will save her multiple trips. Anything she needs to take with her can slip into one of the handy pockets.

Easy hook and loop straps attach it to any size walker. If you know her favorite color, you can choose one in a shade she’ll love. People say it’s helpful and well made. It’s a great gift idea for any senior female with a walker.

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Clear Window Bird Feeder

Clear Window Bird Feeder

Does your elderly female friend love birds? This clear bird feeder attaches to the outside of a window or patio door using suction cups. Your older loved one can enjoy bird-watching without the need to walk around outside.

An extra-large tray holds 4 cups of birdseed, so it doesn’t need constant refilling. People say that the birds love it. This thoughtful gift is perfect for nature-loving ladies who have to stay indoors.

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Bonsai Tree Starter Kit

Bonsai Tree Starter Kit

This kit is a wonderful gift for someone who enjoys gardening but can’t do it anymore. It includes everything to help her plant, grow, and nurture a beautiful Bonsai tree. She’ll get seeds for four different trees.

I’m sure it helps to have green fingers, but the makers claim anyone can follow the instructions. People say this is the perfect introduction to Bonsai trees. It’s a great gift because it allows immobile gardeners to keep doing what they love.

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Large Print Playing Cards

Large Print Playing Cards

Card games are a great way to spend time with friends. These large print playing cards won’t let poor vision keep her from joining in at the card table. The larger fonts don’t compromise the style of this traditional deck either.

People say the large print design makes these cards accessible for all. Elderly females have been able to enjoy a round of solitaire again. It’s a great gift that allows people to enjoy playing cards despite impaired vision.

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Burt’s Bees Skin-Soothing Gift Set

Burt’s Bees Skin-Soothing Gift Set

Personal self-care items make great, thoughtful gifts for women. This Burt’s Bees Gift Set comes with lots of goodies. Tins of hand salve, lip balm, cuticle cream, and dry skin ointment. It’s a head-to-toe pampering experience.

The attractive gift tin is too nice to throw away. Perhaps your friend will use it for something else when the products are gone? People say it’s a skin-nourishing set for the winter months. So it’s a great Christmas present for your older female friend.

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100 Books Scratch-Off Poster

100 Books Scratch-Off Poster

Your older female friends have lots of reading to do. Help these bookworms organize their reading with this fun wall poster. There are 100 must-read books to get through. She can scratch off the panel every time she finishes a book.

People say it’s a must-buy for book lovers. I think it makes a fantastic gift for avid readers or those who want to start. Make the gift extra special by reading the books with her as a shared activity.

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Silk Pillowcase

Silk Pillowcase

The older women on your gift list deserve a touch of luxury. A silk pillowcase is one of those items few of us will ever buy ourselves. The soft 100% Mulberry silk is reported to help reduce wrinkles and hair loss.

With 30 neutral colors to choose from, you’re bound to find one in your friend’s favorite hue. People say this silk pillowcase helps them sleep like a baby. Help your elderly lady friend indulge a little with this elegant gift.

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Gardening Tool Set

Gardening Tool Set

Does your older female friend love to garden? Then she’ll love this bright, floral-patterned garden toolset. The 9 piece set includes a handy tote bag to keep her organized. While they look pretty, the solid aluminum tools are built to last. 

People love the color-coordinated designs, and soft rubber-coated tool handles. This gift is a great way to breathe a new lease of life into your friend’s love for gardening. It’ll help keep her active too.

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Weighted Blanket

Weighted Blanket

A blanket like this can improve the quality of your friend’s sleep. It will help to make her feel more snug and secure at night. Weighted blankets help some people fall asleep faster too.

The blanket and cover come in a variety of colors and weights to suit all tastes. People say it really works and that they sleep better as a result. Who doesn’t want to have a better night’s sleep?

I hope you found the perfect gift idea in this list of thoughtful gifts for older women!

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