Gift Lists for Women

33 Gifts For Elderly Women That They’ll Really Appreciate

Updated on October 18, 2021 Updated on Oct 18, 2021
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    Shopping for elderly friends or relatives can offer a challenge but that didn’t stop us from finding the best ideas. You want to show you put thought into the gift while getting her something to keep her feeling young or make her everyday life easier. We found a range of items from practical gifts to ones for self-care that they are sure to love and appreciate.

  1. Picture Frame


    This keepsake picture frame is made of real wood and can be wall-mounted or displayed on a table. The frame holds a 5 x 7 photo and the words and design are carved, not printed. 

  3. Nostalgia Puzzle
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    Who doesn’t love puzzles? This 35 piece jigsaw puzzle has been specifically designed to provide just the right balance of challenge, interest, and engagement for your loved one with dementia and Alzheimers. A guided completion box is provided to help easily assemble the puzzle.

  5. Gripper Socks
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    Socks with grips are great for those late nights or early mornings getting out of bed. Many senior citizens are nervous about slipping within their homes and these socks will help ease their nerves. Multiple color choices are offered and a pack or two of these are a great addition to a gift basket, especially for someone moving into a nursing home.

  7. Generations Necklace
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    Celebrate the infinite bond between grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter with these three infinity circles. The sterling silver metal is hypoallergenic so it will not irritate the sensitive skin many elderly people experience. Since this necklace is celebrating the family bond it makes an extra special keepsake gift for Mothers Day.

  9. Game a Day Calendar
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    This calendar offers a game or puzzles each day. Since these puzzles are designed to keep the brain young they work on one of six vital cognitive functions. The best part is that the challenges are more fun than they are work!

  11. Digital Photo Frame
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    A digital picture frame is a great gift for someone that enjoys seeing everyone’s pictures and adventures. She will be able to enjoy her coffee or tea and watch the images you send which go directly to the frame. Since the frame is a touch screen it offers a quick and simple setup!

  13. Leg Massager
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    Many older adults suffer from muscle tension and this item is on the gift guide to help relieve that. This leg massage is designed to mimic hand squeezing to assist in relaxing the calves and feet. The legs are adjustable to fit any size and an auto-shutoff prevents overheating.

  15. Family Picture Frame
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    A picture frame is always a special gift, especially this one which holds 5 photos. To make this extra special, you can print photos from special occasions to fill each frame before gifting.

  17. Slippers
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    Slippers with a sturdy rubber sole are a practical gift. These slippers offer plush foam inside which makes them extremely comfortable for wear around the house. They are sure to be loved and would be a great addition to a nursing home gift box.

  19. Magnetic Jewelry Clasps
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    This gift may look simple but the elderly women in your life will likely tell you it is extremely thoughtful. These magnetic jewelry clasps make putting on and taking off jewelry an easy task even with arthritic hands. Be sure to include these when purchasing a necklace or bracelet for a birthday or other special occasion.

  21. Birthday Spa Set


    A beloved family member or friend deserves a night of relaxation every so often. Each gift box contains an insulated stainless steel tumbler, two bars of all-natural premium soaps, one bath bomb, one 8 ounce jar of silk skin lotion, and a card for your special note. 

  23. Pajama Set
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    Super comfortable pajamas are the best gift you can give a loved one. Multiple colors and designs are offered to choose from to meet their personal style. Also, the long sleeves and pant set are a relaxed fit and lightweight which allows for maximum comfort. 

  25. Alarm Clock


    This unique 8-inch high-resolution digital alarm clock clearly spells out the time, period of the day, day of the week, month, and date in large, clear letters. A special feature for up to 5 alarms allows reminders to be set for medication or other daily tasks. Since a backup battery is included it will not lose power during a blackout!

  27. Bath Spa Gift Set
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    She will absolutely love being pampered for a self-care day with this spa gift basket. Each bath kit comes with body wash, bubble bath, bath salts, body lotion, bath bombs, body scrub, body butter, bath soap, perfuming mist, bath oil, hand cream, shampoo, bath puff, bath towel, & comes packed in a cute bathtub. Since three different scents are offered you can choose which is the best fit.

  29. Large Print Playing Cards
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    Playing cards is a great way to pass time, whether solitaire or games with friends. These playing cards are the perfect gift for anyone that has impaired vision. She will appreciate how large the font is and not stress straining her eyes or choosing the wrong card.

  31. Playing Card Holder
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    Playing card holders are a great addition to a gift basket with large print playing cards. The holders can be placed on a table or held in your hand to make it easy to organize the card hand. Also, if she is having issues with arthritis and losing grip these will help make playing cards easier which will be appreciated. 

  33. Heated Throw Blanket
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    Senior women often get cold which makes this heated blanket a good gift to give. This blanket features three different heating levels and remote control with LED light which has an auto-shutoff for safety. The super-soft material stays nice and cozy even after a quick machine wash.

  35. Portable Exercise Bike
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    If you’re searching for great gift ideas for your elderly parents to keep active this is the item for you! A portable exercise bike can be used as a petal for feet or to exercise the arms. Since the resistance is adjustable it can easily be changed by turning the knob on the bike. Your family member will be feeling more energetic in no time using this bike while watching TV.

  37. Magnifying Glass
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    A magnifying glass is a useful gift for anyone with impaired vision that enjoys reading. Since it is rectangular in shape it will allow for easier reading. The lens is lightweight, shatterproof, and scratch-resistant. Even if they love listening to audiobooks they will love that this device allows them to easily read a book whenever they may choose.  

  39. Chair Exercise Program
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    Staying active is key to feeling young and healthy. This program offers ways to exercise, stretch, and increase their quality of life all while sitting in a chair. A great gift idea for senior women since the program was designed by a physical therapist specifically for the needs of the seniors.

  41. Amazon Echo
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    An Amazon Echo is the best gift for the tech-friendly elderly woman. It offers many features, they can enjoy listening to an audiobook, streaming music, or even making hands-free calls to their loved ones. Since commands can be spoken to the Echo some may feel more secure as they know they can call for help even if a caregiver is not around.

  43. Aromatherapy Heating Pad
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    The wrap is designed to relieve pain such as muscle stiffness, soreness, inflammation, and arthritis. To enhance relaxation it contains a stress-relieving aromatherapy blend of lavender, lemongrass, chamomile, and peppermint. Since the fabric is soft and cozy they will not want to take this heating pad off!

  45. Grandkids Throw Blanket
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    This throw blanket will make the perfect gift for any Nana or Grandma. Not only will it keep them warm but they will love the personalized design and color. Since the fleece material is super soft they make a cozy and warm gift.

  47. Big Button Phone
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    When my grandma’s vision started to deteriorate we got her a phone with large buttons and it was a game-changer. Not only does this have buttons that are easily seen but also an option for amplified sound. This is the perfect gadget for older women that are hearing and or vision impaired.

  49. Mother and Son Necklace
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    This necklace of two interlocking hearts is the best gift for a son to give his Mom. When she wears this necklace, she’ll have a reminder of her strength and that you are always there for her. It comes already packed in a beautiful box that makes it ready for gift giving.

  51. Garden Kneeler
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    Look no further for the best gift to give a lady who adores her garden. This garden kneeler and chair will help her tend to the garden without having to deal with achy knees. Since it folds up it can be easily carried and stored. Also, it comes with a bonus pouch for the side which is perfect for gardening tools.

  53. Stainless Steel Tumbler
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    A list of gifts for elderly women wouldn’t be complete without a beautiful insulated tumbler. This tumbler comes in seven colors and has a funny message: “Not a day over fabulous”. It will keep a drink cold or hot for hours and even comes with a stainless straw.

  55. Jar Opener
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    Even the most independent older people need help at times and we all know jars can be tough to open. This automatic hands-free Electric jar opener will allow them to easily open even the toughest jar lids. Simply set it down on the lid, press the button, and watch it do its magic.

  57. Compact Mirror
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    This gorgeous rose gold compacted is etched with a beautiful saying for Mom. Since moms already seem to have everything, shopping for them can be hard whether for Christmas gifts or an anniversary gift. Also, this comes already packed in a beautiful gift box which is a bonus she will adore.

  59. Power Lifter Chair
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    A power lift chair with built-in massage and heat is the most thoughtful gift you can get someone who struggles to stand up from a comfortable chair. This chair offers so many great features including pockets on the sides which are perfect for storing crossword puzzles and remote controls. Also, since only a button needs to be pushed to recline or lift they will easily be able to use this chair with no force needed.

  61. Personalized Throw Pillow
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    A faux burlap pillow case that is personalized is sure to wow your loved one. This item is customized at the shop in Louisiana and font size and layout will vary depending on the number of names to be added. There are two sizes to choose from to make this the perfect display pillow for a couch or chair.

  63. Bird Feeder
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    The bird-loving lady in your life will quickly place this bird feeder on their window so they can enjoy visitors all day. You can bring bird watching indoors with this feeder which has 3 sections to fill with different types of seed. Also, suction cups make installing this very quick and simple.

  65. Amazon Gift Card
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    Giving an Amazon gift card is always a great choice for the lady who prefers to shop for herself. This beautiful flower card display that comes with the gift card adds a special touch. Also, a message can be added at checkout if you prefer to ship the gift directly to her.