Buying gifts for elderly women is not always easy. What do you buy someone who has spent a lifetime accumulating stuff?
Studies show that elderly people do place a lot of value on receiving gifts, so getting your present right might just make their day.
But no need to despair! The Gift Hacker is here to help! In the below list, we gathered the 35+ very best gifts for elderly women. Whether you are looking for something useful or comical, we’ve got you covered!
In this article you will find:
39. FlexSafe – Keeps Your Belongings Safe
We start this list of gifts for elderly women with a gadget for those that still love to go out and discover the world.
Unfortunately, elderly people are often targeted by thieves, especially while they are at the beach or at the pool.
With this handy travel safe, an elderly woman can safely store and secure her valuables wherever she goes.
38. Ultimate Grabber Gadget
With this patented grabber gadget, an elderly woman can now easily grab any item from the floor without bending over.
The patented 3-in-1 design features a 19-inch flexible claw (that holds items up to 10 pounds!), a powerful detachable magnet, and a detachable LED light.
On top of that, it is the only claw in the world that lets the user control the grip strength.
37. AirPhysio Aid
AirPhysio is a patented, award-winning device that uses oscillating pressure to naturally improve an elderly person’s breathing.
When she exhales through the device, a positive pressure is created in her lungs, which loosens mucus from the airway walls so she can cough it out naturally.
Trusted, recommended, and used by hundreds of pulmonologists to help with symptoms from respiratory conditions.
36. Positive Energy Care Package
We continue this list of the best gifts for elderly women with a 5-piece care package that contains some of the most useful and relaxing items for senior citizens.
This best-selling gift set contains a high-quality neck pillow, an eye mask, a tote, a warm blanket throw, and a pair of comfy socks.
Each of the items is designed to send positive thoughts and energizing vibes to anyone who uses them.
35. Personal Safety Keychain
The personal alarm keychain is a great gift idea to make any elderly lady feel safe wherever she may go.
It features a high-pitch alarm that draws attention during emergencies and also has built-in LED lights for visual aid during the night.
To activate the alarm, she just has to press a button. Quite easy to use, right?
34. Firm Grip Insulator Cup
Due to weakened muscles and reduced strength, elderly people have a frail grip while holding things in their hands.
The YETI mug provides a sturdy grip that helps senior citizens prevent the spilling of drinks.
Its double-wall vacuum insulation also keeps drinks hot for longer periods. Hence, a clever gift for elderly ladies who enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea.
33. Infrared Foot Massager
As you get older, your muscles and joints do tend to get sore more easily.
Hence, any gift that provides some form of pain relief is highly appreciated
This massager has a built-in infrared heating system that can instantly relieve most types of foot muscle aches.
32. Silk Pillow Case
Next, we have another miraculous must-have item – the silk pillowcase.
This silk pillowcase is a game-changer when it comes to nourishing her hair and skin while she sleeps. Friction from cotton aggravates your delicate skin and robs your face of the moisture and gentleness you need.
The fibers in this silk case will help counteract years of havoc that her regular pillowcase has been doing to her.
31. Easy Tracking Device
The power of innovative technology is marvelously visible in this small, compact device—the XY Find It.
With it, all the forgetful senior ladies can say goodbye to misplacing their important belongings.
Whether she misplaces her keys, wallet, or even a pet, the XY Find It will instantly locate its tracker via phone. The device is quite easy to use and is a very practical item to gift to any senior citizen.
30. Silky Pashmina Scarf
This silky Pashmina scarf is probably our most stylish gift idea for an elderly lady under $15.
It comes in a huge variety of vibrant colors and is extremely comfortable to wear.
In short, it is a great accessory that will complement all sorts of outfits and glam up any senior citizen’s look.
29. Fashionable Rollator Bag
The RMS Rollator bag is both a stylish and useful gift for elderly ladies.
It is water-resistant and fits onto most models of wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, and rollators.
This colorful bag is lightweight and very easy to attach and use.
28. Pain-Relieving Sandals
For all those aging ladies who experience severe pain in their feet while walking or even just standing up, these insoles are lifesavers.
Using acupuncture principles, these sandals will relieve pain by applying pressure to the right pressure points.
If the elderly lady in your life just had surgery, these sandals make for an even more fitting gift.
27. Scented Candles Gift Set
26. Burt’s Bees Gift Set
You can never go wrong with a gift set filled with body lotions and balms.
And as far as balms go, Burt’s Bees is considered the best.
Each product in the set is made with real honey and provides a sweet fragrance and deep hydration.
25. Natural Headache Relief
At No. 25 on our list of best gifts for elderly women, we find an innovative gadget.
Believe it or not, this little clip is a miracle cure against headaches.
It works by applying pressure to the right pressure points and nerve endings in your hand.
24. Mule With Flexible Outsole
For senior citizens, bending over and tying or untying their shoes becomes a real struggle.
That is why mules make for an excellent gift idea.
Thanks to their flexible outsoles, these mules will easily slip on or off, while providing comfort and support.
23. Embroidered Clothing Protector
Unfortunately, the elderly do tend to struggle with eating, and sometimes spills are inevitable.
But before you condemn an elderly lady to wear an unflattering bib, consider giving her one of these stylish protectors.
Each Classy Pal has a stylish embroidered pattern and looks like a regular piece of clothing.
22. RFID Blocking Wallet
Senior citizens are often the target of thugs and malicious people.
In our digital world, the latest scam is to misuse the contactless payment option of cards that doesn’t require a code.
But no more stealing, thanks to this smart RFID blocking wallet. It is designed to block any device from accessing your cards.
21. Personal Air Purifier
Most elderly women spend the majority of their days indoors.
But a lack of fresh air can lead to many ailments and aches.
With this state-of-the-art personal air purifier, the air quality will always remain top-notch.
20. Skechers Keepsakes Slippers
We can’t have a list of the best gifts for elderly women without adding a pair of comfy slippers.
Most of you will only know Skechers from their line of hip sneakers. They actually also have a great assortment of slippers.
We’ve chosen this specific pair as it combines ultimate comfort with a very sturdy anti-slip sole (to avoid an elderly lady falling down).
19. Senior Citizen Plug-In Heater
As elderly people are prone to feeling chilly, any gift that helps them keep warm is highly appreciated.
This plug-in heater offers an easy and fast solution for warming up any room.
It is also a cheaper alternative compared to turning up the heat in the entire house.
18. Pocket Magnifying Glass
The years are not kind to one’s eyes, and that’s a fact.
Most senior citizens struggle with reading as they get older.
But thanks to this handy pocket magnifying glass, elderly women will always have a little helper at hand.
17. Healthy Fruit Infuser
For an elderly woman, keeping in good health is probably the number one concern.
A daily dose of vitamins and staying well hydrated is therefore indispensable in any senior citizen’s diet.
With this fruit infuser, she can enjoy a nice fruity snack paired with its delicious infused water.
16. Comfy Compression Socks
It’s probably not a surprise to find a pair of compression socks on this list of the best gifts for elderly women.
But why stop at function, if you can also indulge her with comfort and stylish design?
These socks might not be the most original item on this list, but they are nonetheless extremely popular and highly appreciated.
15. Ultimate Neck & Shoulder Massager
If you are looking for a relaxing gift for senior citizens under $50, this ultimate massager is your pick.
It perfectly combines ergonomic design with state-of-the-art tech to deliver a unique experience.
Just watch your mother or grandmother sit back and enjoy one of its deep-tissue programs.
14. Senior Citizen Sleeping Aid
Whether it is linked to a chronic disease or smaller aches and pains, many elderly women do have trouble sleeping.
This nifty device emits a calming noise that helps you fall more easily into a deeper sleep.
The sleeping aid is also a much safer alternative to any form of medication.
13. Pro Massager
Does she experience muscle pain in other areas of her body?
Then the Pro Massager is a gift that can offer her relief.
Using revolutionary technology, it can massage the tissue at a deeper level, resulting in faster and more effective pain relief. Just read the 7000 (!) positive product reviews.
12. Stylish Vintage Tassel Poncho
Did you ever stop to think that our current senior citizens are the same generation of people that were partying wild at Woodstock?
Make that special elderly lady in your life relive those crazy times with this vintage tassel poncho.
This stylish garment is made of high-quality fabric and is available in vibrant colors.
11. Power Bank Hand Warmer
Finally, no more cold hands thanks to this electrical hand warmer.
If keeping one’s hands warm isn’t already enough, this mighty device also doubles as a power bank.
This little gadget is a great gift for elderly women that love going for a walk, even when it’s more chilly outside.
10. Magnetic Pickup Tool & Torch
For senior citizens, dropping an item on the floor can pose a real physical challenge.
The strain on the back and knees is a killer, and some elderly ladies even struggle to get back up.
This handy magnetic pickup toolset solves this problem, at least for all metallic objects.
9. Sound Enhancement Speakers
This next item is probably one of our favorite gadgets for elderly people in 2022.
Gone are the days of having to put the TV volume at 1000, resulting in the neighbors being able to follow your show as well.
The Chair Speaker is a handy audio system that can be placed on the couch to offer sound enhancement only where it’s needed.
8. Moon Night Light
Add a touch of dreamy coziness to any room with this lovely moonlight.
The details of the lunar’s surface are quite impressive and get accentuated even more when the light is turned on.
The lamp comes presented on a simple yet modern wooden frame.
7. Deluxe Window Bird Feeder
Isn’t relaxing on your porch and watching the little birds one of those classic retirement dreams?
Well, with this deluxe feeder all the birds in a 10-mile radius will be tempted to stop by and enjoy a little snack in style.
The feeder can be easily installed on the window sill or you can just put it on any flat surface.
6. Gourmet Cookie Gift Basket
Most elderly women do love a tasty snack throughout the day.
This premium gift basket offers a wide range of delicious gourmet cookies by OhNuts.
The cookies are beautifully arranged in a deluxe box and finished with a cute bow tie.
5. Emergency Flashlight
What to do when you are 65+ and suddenly the power goes out?
For these people, just stumbling around in the dark trying to find the fuse box or a flashlight is nothing short of a perilous adventure.
This emergency flashlight is specifically designed to be easily accessible and to instantly provide ample lighting when needed. Just plug it into a power socket right next to your bed.
4. Beautiful Butterfly Glass Cup
Why drink a nice cup of coffee or tea from an ordinary mug when you can enjoy it in bohemian style?
This lovely masterpiece is made by artisans and finished with an intricate butterfly design.
A great gift for elderly women who already have everything!
3. Easy Glasses Cleaner
With a simple yet very useful gadget, we enter the top 3 of our list of best gifts for elderly women.
Cleaning one’s glasses has never been so easy thanks to the Peeps cleaner.
It is designed to easily and thoroughly clean each glass without leaving marks or scratches.
2. Cheeky Granny Cussword Puzzle
Does your grandmother secretly have a wicked sense of humor?
Then you are bound to crack her up with this next gift.
This hilarious book features a ton of crossword puzzles filled with dirty words.
1. Large Screen Calendar & Clock
At the very top of our list of the best gifts for elderly women, we find the large-screen calendar and alarm clock.
According to research done by the NCBI, 40% of people above 65 years develop age-associated memory impairment, which equates to 16 million Americans.
Each device comes with a grand display for extra visibility and displays the time, date, and day, along with options for multiple alarm settings.
+ Bonus – LifeVac
Before we go, we want to share one more lifesaving gift for elderly couples.
Did you know that elderly people are more likely to choke on a piece of food?
However, Grandma probably does not have the physical force anymore to perform the ‘Heimlich maneuver’ on Grandpa. LifeVac is a patented life-saving device that is proven to be the most effective way to help the elderly during a choking emergency and requires only a little force.
What is the best birthday gift for an elderly woman?
The best birthday gifts for elderly women are sentimental items that show how much you care about her or those that remind her about important people or moments in her life.
Any item with a touching message will do the trick. She’ll appreciate it all. A pendant, wall art, or even just a moving card.
Another classic and sentimental birthday gift for elderly women is a framed picture of the grandchildren. Although perhaps a simple gift, she will cherish it and keep it close by on her nightstand or dresser.
For extra points, show her you did your research and give her a gift related to an important person or occasion in her past. A photo album or scrapbook is a great example. But you can also go more creative and find items with a more creative connection to a memory that means a lot to her.
Finally, and probably most importantly, the best birthday gift for any elderly woman is you! Be there on her birthday and spend some time with her.
What are great gifts for elderly women in nursing homes?
Right off the bat, the most important gift you can give an elderly woman in a nursing home is a visit.
That’s right, most senior citizens suffer from loneliness while residing in a retirement home. That is why just spending some time with them will already mean the world to them.
That being said, while you’re there, you can, of course, also bring a thoughtful gift.
To avoid loneliness when you leave again, a companion stuffed animal or some activity games for seniors can be great gift ideas.
Alternatively, a nice gift basket is also highly appreciated by nursing home residents. Go for a deluxe gift box filled with some gourmet treats or sentimental items that will warm her heart.
Finally, you can never go wrong with giving a woman a useful gift that will make her stay at the retirement home more comfortable. Examples are the easy glasses cleaner, the comfy slippers, and the pocket magnifying glass mentioned above.
How to make a perfect gift basket for an elderly woman?
What needs to be in the perfect gift basket for an elderly woman depends on the recipient and what kind of message you are trying to send via your gift.
Firstly, you have to keep in mind what type of person you are dealing with. Some women are severely picky and have specific tastes, while others are generally all-rounders and have no particular preferences. If you don’t know the person in question well enough, check with her family and friends.
Do you want to impress a beauty enthusiastic woman with some of the best, natural body nourishing products available? Take a look at the Burt’s Bees care basket in this case.
Similarly, if she has a sweet tooth a gourmet gift basket will probably be well appreciated.
Secondly, think about the gift-giving occasion and what kind of message you are trying to convey.
For specific celebrations such as birthdays and anniversaries, make sure the content is festive and ideally related to her passions and interests.
If you’re just giving her a gift basket for a random visit, fill it with sentimental or comical items. This will warm her heart and cheer her up.
Finally, as winters are tough on the elderly, why not give them an all-care package to make sure they are all set to take on the cold? Have a look at the positive energy gift basket for elderly women above. It has all the essentials to make someone’s winter pleasant and cozy.
What are great gift ideas for elderly women in the hospital?
Are you looking for great gifts for elderly women that are in the hospital?
We made a separate article about the best gifts for someone who just had surgery.
This list is filled with useful, funny, and heart-warming gifts that will help the senior citizen in your life get better as soon as possible.
Looking For More Gift Ideas For Elderly Ladies?
We hope you find this list of the best gifts for elderly women useful, and you are now set to surprise a loved senior citizen with the perfect present! If you have comments or questions, feel free to post them below. Also, check out our articles on gifts for people suffering from dementia and gifts for people with anxiety.
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Last Updated on September 7, 2023 by Emily Scott