Whether it’s the holiday season or you’re looking for the perfect birthday present, make it easy on yourself and save a trip to the mall by shopping online for your gifts this year. You can find perfect gifts for everyone -even gifts for women in their 50’s who have everything and are super difficult to shop for.
50 is the new 30! We ladies may be raising kids, have college kids, be retired, empty nesters, you name it. Here are the best ideas for that woman in your life – no matter their age, stage, preferences, or hobbies.
The hard part about choosing gifts for just about anyone is that you want the gift to feel personal, but actually be useful. All of these ideas work great for Mother’s Day gifts, birthday gifts, retirement gifts, anniversary gifts, or just a gift to say I’m thinking about you.
Take it from me, a healthy, happy woman in her 50s. These are things that we really want, even if we say we don’t need anything!
Gifts to Please Women Who Have Everything
Ready to see some of the best gifts for women over 50? Here is a whopping list of 57 gift ideas for the 50 year old woman.
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Gifts for Women Who Love to Stay in and Be Cozy
As the weather starts to turn, there’s nothing better than staying inside on a cool evening. Whether she loves to snuggle up on the couch and watch movies, or would rather sip a cup of tea and read, here are the best gifts for the woman who loves quiet-cozy times.
For the woman in your life that seems to have everything, I cannot recommend a new candle enough! On Amazon, I found one made by Hyggelight that has made one of my favorite zero waste gifts- a growing candle.
These beautifully designed candles come in gorgeous containers where you first use your candle as normal- burn and enjoy. Then, once the wax is gone, take the container and place the included seed paper label and watch the beautiful wildflowers grow!
No matter her personal style, I can guarantee that this company makes a candle that beautifully matches their personal aesthetic. From gold to a crisp white ceramic to bright and fun colors, you can grab a gift that they will personally love.
Do your part to reduce the amount of glass thrown into landfills each year and check out the growing candle for a holiday gift.
As silly as this sounds, with over 40,000 5 star reviews, you honestly cannot go wrong with the Comfy as a Holiday gift this year! I mean, the name says it all- right? And it comes in almost any color or pattern that you can imagine so you can get one that both any woman in your life will love.
For bonus points, get you and your partner matching ones! It will be a fun memory this holiday season- guaranteed!
Whether she is floating in the pool or sitting on the sidelines at a soccer game each week, an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite edition is an excellent gift for the holidays. It comes with 3 months of Kindle Unlimited so she can read anything and everything under the sun (literally).
Plus they come waterproof so that she won’t worry about any spills. I love that it has a backlight so you can read in dim situations. Being able to adjust the font size is a huge benefit as well.
These Cavallini puzzles are my hands-down favorites. They are super cool vintage graphic art and the best part is they have a matte finish, so there's none of that annoying glare on your puzzle from overhead lighting. This makes a huge difference for aging eyes.
These slippers are the best, hands down. I really like these scuffs because they're so easy to slip on and off.
UGG shoes are known for their quality and extreme comfort, and these slippers are no exception. Made with sheep and lamb fur, her feet will exhale with relief when she puts them on.
Uggs are really the best for anyone with cold feet who want to feel cozy and pampered.
Gifts for the Wine Lovers
White, red, or something in between. Wine is something to share with friends and family, something to celebrate with and sometimes just something to get you through the day. Here are gifts the wine loving woman in your life would love to receive.
Have you ever bought a bottle of white or rose and got home ready to drink it, but it wasn't chilled? This handy wine cooler does the job fast. Chills a bottle of wine in just 5 minutes and keeps it cold for hours. Just freeze for 6 hours and you're ready to quick chill.
The internal freezer sleeve folds flat so it doesn't take up much space. I just keep mine in the freezer when I'm not using it so it's always ready to go.
These are my favorite multi purpose wine glasses. I like the universal ones, but they come in lots of different types for lots of different drinks. They hold a good sized drink and they are made of durable but elegant crystal glass.
These well priced, but quality glasses would make any wine lover happy.
I’ve got a confession to make: I stink at styling my hair. This styling tool makes it so easy because the brush is built right into the dryer. No more juggling that round brush and blow dryer. And it really works. I’ve told all my friends about this one.
Test out the heat settings before you use though - I’ve found that the low setting is plenty hot enough for my hair.
If you simply must use a flat iron on your hair, this is definitely the one. It’s the same model my hairdresser uses on me when I want a smooth style. Just don’t use it every day because it can be damaging to your hair, or use a heat protection spray first.
It’s ultra thin, lightweight and really does the job.
These amazing washable cloths take off all your makeup, even mascara. Stop buying disposable makeup remover cloths and get a set of these.
They are super soft, don't tug on your skin and wash up beautifully. I went away for a weekend and forgot to bring mine. I used the hotel washcloth and I was surprised at how rough it felt on my skin. Definitely packing mine next time.
This mask either looks futuristic, or like you're returning from the Trojan war...I really can't decide. This infrared mask was designed to be used at home. It is supposed to help reduce inflammation and redness, improves firmness and reduces fine lines.
Plus, it looks cool. Facials at home these days are probably a lot safer than having someone breathing right in your face these days too.
Gifts for Green Thumb Gardening Lovers
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a woman over 50 who loves gardening, there are so many choices. There’s just something about plants, soil and being closer to nature, whether you’re indoors or out that just soothes the soul.
I’ve been a plant lover since my college days – from houseplants to patio gardens to full fledged outdoor gardening, this hobby has kept me grounded, centered and in love with nature.
Did you know that Amazon sells plants? I was surprised too!
Amazon doesn’t sell just any plants though. Their plants are some of the highest quality plants that would make the perfect gift this holiday season. Whether she is a coworker, a neighbor, or just someone you love dearly, she will love this plant.
Not only does it come in a beautiful planter, but this plant is easy to care for AND will help clean the air.
With thousands of 5 star reviews, this plant is truly a beautiful present.
This gardening hat is a genius find! When it gets wet, it instantly cools your head to 30 degrees below body temperature. Getting hot? Just dip in water, wring out and you've reactivated this hat's cooling properties.
With a UPF of 50, this hat is great for hiking, camping, walking and all other hot outdoor activities too!
I have one of these on my patio, even though I have a yard big enough for a large garden. I love planting it with basil, chives, cilantro and parsley. It's the perfect kitchen garden, just steps from my kitchen.
Love baby lettuces? Sprinkle the seeds, water, and you've got fresh picked salads right outside your doorstep.
Perfect for herbs, lettuces, flowers, and just about anything you can plant.
I love these crane garden statues. Cranes are a symbol of happiness and eternal youth and just look amazing in your yard. In some cultures, cranes stand for good fortune and longevity - who wouldn't love that symbolism in the garden?
This one is definitely on my personal wish list this year. If you love the ourdoors and all the beautiful creatures you find there, you'll love this smart bird feeder. When a bird lands to have a snack, you'll get a smart phone notification that not only captures their picture, but helps you identify the bird species.
This super thick, comfortable pad is a knee saver for sure. Not just for gardening, you can use this 1.5 inch thick pad anything you want to stay comfortable on your knees: yoga, painting, bathing kids or dogs, you name it.
It comes in loads of pretty colors too.
Gifts for the Foodie
Whether she loves to cook, entertain with food, or just loves to eat, there are many amazing kitchen gifts for the 50+ woman that will make her smile.
From the latest gadgetry to tried and true kitchen workhouses, take a look at this short list of perfect gifts for the cook in your life.
If she doesn't have an air fryer yet, what are you waiting for? This baby allows you go fry food with 75% less fat. It has a wide temperature range so you can cook and crisp a wide variety of foods. You can also dehydrate thinly sliced food.
Parts are dishwasher safe, which is always a plus.
I hate it when my coffee gets cold and I have to reheat it again and again in the microwave. This smart mug keeps your drink perfectly hot for up to two hours. With auto shutoff, you don't have to worry about it if you forget and leave it on.
If you're tech savvy, it can even be controlled by a smart phone app.
This FoodSaver vacuum sealer is the perfect addition to a foodie's kitchen. It's perfect to reseal bulk products from Costco like meats, and sealed foods last up to three years in the freezer. I use mine to freeze the harvest from our fruit trees to use later in pies and cobblers.
It can vacuum seal both wet and dry foods which makes it super versatile.
Sous vide cooking is all the rage with chefs. This bluetooth connected cooker makes it easy to get things perfectly cooked.
This cooker circulates and heats water in a pot so you can perfectly cook all kinds of foods, without getting overdone or raw spots.
Gifts for the Active & Fit Woman
If you’re looking for a gift for the 50+ woman in your life, and she’s into health, wellness, and self-care, you’re in luck. There are so many quality gifts out there to choose from, whether your recipient is an aspiring yogi, master meditate, or just likes to walk the dog.
Who says fanny packs have to be made of black nylon? This small pack is perfect to take along on a hike, when you're walking the dog, or just for a quick trip into the city where you don't want to deal with a heavy purse.
It comes in tons of colors too, so you're bound to find a favorite.
Whether you're a walker, runner, hiker, or biker, wireless earphones are a must. These are an uppgrade from the original Apple AirPods. If you're looking for a gift for an Apple products lover, these are a great option. They have a noise-cancelling feature which the old model didn't have.
Plus, these sport comfortable ear buds, so they feel a lot better in your ears.
This buckwheat filled pillow is perfect when you want to be comfortable meditating or in sitting yoga poses. The buckwheat squished around nicely so you can find just the perfect position for your bum.
This feels so good to roll out sore muscles. The ridges help you get a little deeper into your sore spots. It comes with a video that shows just how to get the most of your foam roller in case you're new to them.
This is definitely a splurge, but it's great for so many things, fitness included. You can track your workouts, calorie burn, and minutes exercised. It can remind you to stand up every hour if you are engrossed at your desk. You can even set it up to remind you to breathe - everyone needs some mindfulness prompts once in a while!
If the woman you're buying for already has an Apple watch, you can get replacement bands in all kinds of colors, styles and designs to spice up their wrist.
There's nothing like a pair of good noise cancelling headphones to put you in a state of peace when you want to listen to some good music. These also have a built in microphone in case you need to make a call and have Alexa built in.
The fact that they fit over your ears makes them seem even more zen to me.
This wireless doorbell installs easily. It has motion detection so it turns the video on as soon as someone approaches your door. No more wondering if that doorbell is someone you actually want to see.
Attach these to your keys, phone, or virtually anything and you'll never lose them again. No more searching through the house, pockets and in the couch cushions for your keys. Amazing little invention for sure.
This phone sanitizer uses UV waves to sanitize your phone while it charges. It's made to kill 99.99% of Staph, E. Coli, Salmonella and other harmful bacteria and viruses.
It comes in a variety of pretty colors too, so it's not just an ugly piece of tech.
Gifts for Pet Lovers
Pets can make us so happy! Whether you’re looking for a gift for a cat lady, rescue dog lover, or anything in between, women who love pets deserve a thoughtful gift. Check out these ideas for gifts for pet lovers.
This versatile cover fits in the back seat as either a hammock or bench style, and can also be used in the back of your SUV. It protects your car seats, keeps things clean and keeps your pet comfortable.
Don't forget to harness them in so they don't go flying if you have to make a sudden stop.
Never worry about your dog tags falling off again. You can personalize these collars with any information you'd like: name, phone number, address, etc. They come in lots of pretty designs and colors, so you can choose one that will make your pooch look even prettier!
This stroller is perfect for your dog or cat. Is your dog old but still loves to go to the park? Pop them in this stroller and they won't be exhausted by the walk there.
It folds for convenience and can support any pet up to 25 pounds. It has a cup holder for you and a basket on the bottom for treats, poop bags, and more.
Gifts for the Eco-Conscious Woman
Who doesn’t want to help save the planet? These gifts are perfect for women who want to reduce, reuse and recycle. Each of these thoughtful eco-friendly gifts can help your recipient get that much closer to a zero-waste kitchen.
From getting rid of single use plastics, to composting, these eco-friendly gift ideas are perfect for the eco-conscious woman in your life.
These cherry beeswax food wraps are made from cotton fabric and coated wth beeswax. You won't need to use foil or cling wrap with these. Use them to wrap a sandwich, a hunk or cheese, or any other food.
This kit even comes with a block of beeswax you can use to refresh your wraps. This adorable wrap kit is a huge step toward a zero-waste future in the kitchen.
How do you avoid buying bottled water when your tap water tastes bad? Try a Berkey filter system. This water system is actually a purifier not just a filter. The filters last 6,000 gallons before needing replacement so they last a long time.
No electricity or plumbing required. Makes your drinking water, coffee, and anything else that uses fresh water taste amazing.
I love the convenience of a Keurig coffee maker, but I hated all the plastic waste from the pods. This gift idea solves that problem. Simply fill it with ground coffee and use it like a normal disposable k-cup coffee pod.
Coffee tastes great and you don't have to worry about the extra disposable waste. Dishwasher safe too.
These handmade reusable paper towels are washable and reusable. Just add to your regular load of laundry. You can even roll them up and put them on your paper towel holder. Made of cotton flannel, they actually become more absorbent the more you wash them..
They come in rolls of 24 in white, or cute patterns and colors.
This set of reusable food storage bags zip up just like a zip-lock bag, but they are reusable, freezable, leak proof, and washable. They are a great multi-purpose addition to your eco-friendly kitchen.
Made of food grade PEVA material, these bags are BPA free.
The Takeaway: Think About Your Recipient and You Can Choose the Perfect Gift Every Time
Before you blindly buy your next gift, think about what she really likes to do, what her hobbies are and what makes her happy. Then scroll down this list and you’ll find the perfect gifts for the 50+ year old woman who either has everything, says she doesn’t want anything, or is hard to please.
Did I miss something that should have made this list? Shoot me an email and let me know! Maybe I’ll put it on my own wish list!
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