40 Gift Ideas for Women Over 50 Get Inspired From Our List

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Written by Penny Cooper

Science says we find more satisfaction in giving than receiving gifts. Yeah, sure, but what about bad gifts? Particularly gifts for women over 50 who aren’t going to be fooled with showy or kitschy presents. Picking an amazing and unique gift can be a genuine surprise.

Looking for a present for the hubby? We have covered gift ideas for men over 50.

So, we have compiled a list of gift ideas for women over 50 to help you choose. Or at least inspire you to narrow down your choice.

Let’s start with gift ideas for women over 50 and into fitness

After all, fitness and health issues are the kind of things we like to cover on our site – although we haven’t forgotten the men in our lives as well – they are as miffed as yours truly with another “pair of socks” even if they are brightly colored with little cats on.

Fitness & Nutrition Journal

It’s difficult to buy a present for health and fitness enthusiasts unless you know their habits and equipment.

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But, you can’t go wrong with a fitness and nutrition tracker.

Fitness Tracker Watch

We are still on the same track (pun intended). A wristwatch that monitors your heart rate and activities is a lovely gift. And this one is so cute.

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It shows activity levels throughout the day, counts calories, and even monitors sleeping habits.

It can be a motivating tool to live healthier and start exercising.

Water Bottle

Good hydration is crucial for numerous body functions.

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This bottle is created for sports and fitness. It is leak-proof and has a time marker to keep track of a daily water intake.

I love this water bottle – not to be left at the gym by mistake as I did.

Fortunately people, these days, don’t even think about touching someone else’s water bottle. So it was there next time still sitting on the mountain climber.

Back and Neck Massager

A massage is one of the best ways to relax after a long day at the office.

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A massage chair is great, but it’s pretty expensive and it might not complement the rest of the furniture.

So, play safe and get this portable and convenient massager. We’ve looked in more depth at back and neck massagers here.

Gentle Yoga

Low-impact exercises are great for all of us, but even more recommendable for people over 50. Yoga is probably the most frequent choice.

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But if your lady needs a little push, this DVD Yoga Guide will do it.

She can stay at home and enjoy a relaxing but highly beneficial workout.

Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Stay young at heart and follow the latest trends!

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Okay, a Bluetooth speaker isn’t really the newest fad, but it’s a great gadget for music lovers.

This portable speaker is rugged, waterproof, and provides excellent audio quality.

Throw Blanket

Ladies love cozy robes and blankets. However, picking the robe is difficult, you can choose the wrong size or not-too-good fit.

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So, go for the throw blanket!

It can be used as a comfort blanket as well as for home decor.


Okay, you won’t buy pajamas for your business associate, but for your close friends or family, it’s a great gift.

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Why? Because it’s one of the most practical gifts.

Too many presents end up collecting dust in some basement corner, but cozy pajamas aren’t among them.

Luxury Bathtub Caddy

This one is for your significant other. What’s better than relaxing in a hot bathtub on a cold winter day?

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Relaxing in a bath, sipping your favorite wine, or reading your favorite book.

This non-slip, luxurious caddy will make the experience even better.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Women generally read more than men.

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Kindle Paperwhite is a great gift for book lovers.

Even if she already has a Kindle, this will be a nice upgrade.

Coffee Mug Holder

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Some people say life begins at 50. For coffee lovers,

it begins after the first cup of coffee. So, why not let everyone know it?

Coffee or Tea Mugs

It’s not an original concept but everyone loves mugs with funny lines.

  • Funtie mug – for your favorite auntie.
  • Looks, feels, acts – for the 50th birthday.
  • No profanities – for a real lady.
  • Do you talk to yourself? – for a smart lady.

Espresso Machine

It’s one of my favorite gifts.

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Having a decent cup of espresso at home used to be a mission impossible without ridiculously expensive machines.

But, modern coffee machines are affordable and capable of producing superb espresso shots.

Hollywood Mirror

A vanity mirror is a perfect gift for makeup aficionados.

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While choosing makeup products is risky, a great mirror fits anybody’s needs.

It comes with dimmable lights to avoid shadows and achieve a perfect look.

Luxury Chocolate Box

Healthy nutrition and fitness are important but leave some room for hedonism, as well!

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And what’s better than a box of Swiss chocolate truffles?

Well, someone would say Belgian truffles.

It’s a matter of taste but both Swiss and Belgium chocolates are among the best in the world.

Classy Perfume

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Great perfumes never go out of trend.

While opinions and preferences differ, choosing a Christian Dior or Chanel perfume sends a classy message.

Deluxe Bath & Body Gift Basket

If you’re not sure about her perfume preferences, shower her with bath products.

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This aromatherapy spa kit has it all plus a basket and luxury bath pillows!

Premium Cheese Board

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Whether she enjoys good food and cooking or not a cheese board is a useful item.

This stylish bamboo cheese tray will be great for social gatherings (after the time of COVID-19).

It’s modern, convenient, and it’s great for showing off on social media.

Wooden Salad Bowl

With age, we tend to develop an eye for details.

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For example, a plastic salad bowl looks so ugly compared to glass or ceramic ones.

However, if you want the most beautiful and traditional salad bowl, go for the wooden one.

This bowl is carved from a single piece of acacia wood making every bowl unique.

Window Bird Feeder

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If you’re shopping for a wildlife lover, look no further.

This sturdy, weatherproof bird feeder will attract cardinals, blue jays, finches, juncos, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, sparrows, and more.

I love birds!

Old Globe Mini-Bar

This classy sixteenth-century replica mini bar is as practical as it is charming.

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A wooden globe is covered in old nautical maps. Just make sure it goes along with the rest of the furniture.

Otherwise, it would look showy and silly.

Mini Greenhouse

This is another great but also a specific idea.

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It’s for plant lovers only.

If your lady fits the description she will be overjoyed with this gift.

It’s a small, lightweight, yet spacious enough greenhouse.

Oven Mitt

Every woman uses an oven mitt, sometimes.

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Well, it’s not a mind-blowing present. It may sound a bit lame but hey! the woman you adore may love making cakes.

It’s practical and funny enough to serve the purpose.

Spinner Luggage 

Women always need all sorts of bags.

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However, it’s difficult to choose a fashionable item unless you know her taste perfectly.

So, it’s easier to buy high-quality luggage.

This spinner luggage looks good, it’s practical, and it doesn’t have to match with the rest of the clothes (hopefully).


It’s another classical gift, but a unique inscription will make the point. Possibilities are countless. Here are just a couple of suggestions:

  • “Life begins at 60”
  • “It’s not hoarding if it’s plants” – for a plant lover.
  • “Sewing is my cardio” – for seamstresses.
  • “I’m not old. I’m a classic.” – for those who can laugh at their own expense.

Weather Predicting Swan

It’s a blast from the past.

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For hundreds of years, sailors have used barometers to foretell the weather.

It’s simple – changes in atmospheric pressure cause the water to rise or fall.

A low level indicates fair weather while a high level brings stormy weather.

Beaded Statement Necklace

Okay, it’s not the most original concept, but women love necklaces.

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While statement necklaces often scream: “I’m cheap!”, this one will go well with some casual wear.

Even if you don’t know the lady’s preferences and affinities, an elegant beaded necklace will do the trick.

Steampunk Wrist Watch

If she likes vintage items you have a myriad of options.

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But not too many of them would beat this remarkable steampunk women’s watch.

Personally, I love steampunk goggles but they aren’t practical.

So, stick with the watch. This one is mad.

Watch and Jewelry Stand

Speaking of watches, you can’t go wrong if you pick a lovely, personalized watch and jewelry stand.

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And this one has that steampunk, industrial look too.

This 2-tier stand combines classical and contemporary with metal t-bars and a wooden base.

Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat

Yoga is a great low-impact exercise and you can’t practice yoga without a yoga mat.

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This natural cork, non-slip mat can be an impetus to start exercising. It doesn’t have to be yoga, though.

It will work for any stretching or exercise.

Personalized Unique Pen

While a pen may not be the freshest idea, it’s still a great gift.

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Especially if it’s unique and classy. This is a pen and pencil set.

And you can choose the laser engraved text.

It’s Rosewood and suitable for him or her.

Sea Glass

Who would’ve thought that something good could come out of broken glass?

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But the ocean hides many wonders and sea glass is yet another one.

This is a great gift for women who love crafts. Sea glass is decorative just as it is, but you can use it for various craft projects.

I like these colors.

Candle-Making Kit

Women usually like crafts but sometimes we just can’t find time to get started.

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This candle-making kit is great for starting a new hobby.

It’s easy to do and it has all you need to create beautiful scented candles.

Make 100 with natural soy wax.

Indoor Herb Garden Kit

Having a herb or two in the house is pretty common.

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With this all-in-one kit, you can create your own herbal garden from scratch.

Well, not you, but the recipient of the gift.

It includes everything from pots and soil, to GMO-free seeds.

Table Top Wine & Glass Holder

Wine and class go hand in hand.

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Wine lovers and connoisseurs love wine for its flavor, fullness, and a bunch of other nuances and qualities.

Stylish wine holders and caddies can only enhance the experience as well as keeping wine at hand where it’s needed.

It’s a great gift even if your female friend, partner, mom, or aunt is not a wine-worshiper.

Hey, it’s never too late to start.

Wooden Tealight Holder

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It’s handmade, it’s beautiful, it’s relaxing and it’s in the shape of an adorable curled up cat.

You couldn’t ask for much more.

This sustainably sourced acacia wood tealight holder will look good in any room.

Jewelry Organizer

All ladies have jewelry boxes, probably. But how about a gorgeous velvet hanging jewelry organizer for travels?

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Travelling, does anyone remember what that was like?

It has a smart design to keep your jewelry safe and organized.

It rolls up and has a hook for hanging.

Comes in 3 colors. Nice.

Personalized Wooden Bookmark for Book Lovers

In the 50’s it’s a little bit easier to find time to read good books.

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This is a simple but unique gift to put a smile on the face of everyone who still likes reading real books with pages.

Handmade in the USA with personalization available.

Detailed woodworking using unique wood grain to make each bookmark a one of a kind.

Hand-selected sustainable hardwoods
are chosen for a natural look and feel. Love these.

Tell Time Cup Holder

It’s a cute, rustic, and decorative kitchen sign.

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It’s not as if it’s really practical, but it will bring some fun into the kitchen.

Well, that’s it. A varied choice of gift ideas for women over 50 starting with some fitness-inspired items and plenty that may be suitable for anyone.

And whether it’s Christmas, birthdays or just “anydays” it’s worth getting the best gifts for the woman or women in your life.

On the other hand, Brian has covered gift ideas for men.

It’s been great fun searching for interesting and unique gifts. I’ve been tempted with a few myself and will no doubt revisit this list of gift ideas and add some more.

Let us know what you think. Oh for all things “over 50” visit our article here.

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Penny is a Personal Trainer currently training as a wellness coach. She gained a BA in English at Edinburgh University. Redundancy from retail management hastened a move to helping people get fit and writing about all things fitness in middle age.

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