It’s that time of the year when you start planning on what to gift your loved ones this Christmas.
Selecting gifts for parents, siblings, and cousins are still easy, but I find it a challenge to come up with a suitable gift for my 80-year old grandma.
Do you face the same problem too? Well, I researched a lot and shortlisted the following gifts. I’m sure that these will help you also.
Great Gifts Ideas for Elderly Women
Here are some of my favorite gifts for the older ladies in your life.
Raz Mobility Easy-to-use Memory Cell Phone for Seniors
This easy to use cell phone for elderly women features photo dialing, an emergency button, and displays the time, remaining batter, and signal strength. And, that’s it! Plus caregivers can manage and control the phone settings through a simple portal.
Stylish & High Quality Reading Glasses from LOOK OPTIC
Look Optic’s reading glasses aren’t your typical drug store readers. They are lightweight, stylish, with crystal-clear prescription quality lenses. I personally have a pair of their “Bond” frames that I use instead of my progressive bifocals when working because I can see better with them. And without the awkward head tilting too.
I personally like their “Cosmo” line best for elderly women. But, they have so many styles and color choices you are sure to find a pair that you or your senior gift recipient will love. Their 90 day risk-free trial guarantees it!
Acorn Women’s Spa Wrap Slipper
The Spa Wrap Slipper from Acorn pampers a senior woman’s feet while providing support and a flexible fit. The soft terry cloth fabric feels like velvet on the feet. But, these slippers also have a contoured footbed with an enhanced arch and heel for support and comfort. For swollen feet, the adjustable strap offers a custom fit and makes them easy to take on/off. Machine washable.
BeBalanced Home Fragrance Collection from Party Lite
All grandmothers want their home to smell great when they have visitors. Many even bake cookies when company comes just to make the house smell good!
But, if your grandma isn’t the cookie-baking type, she’ll enjoy this essential oil-based home fragrance collection from Party Lite. Choose from individual scents or their Relaxation or Positivity sampler packs.
Choose from soy candles or oil diffusers to distribute your favorite scents.
Cool-jams Loungewear and Pajamas
Many grandmas who spend most of their time at home typically choose to wear comfy clothing, right? This loungewear set doubles as house wear and as pajamas too. It even includes a jacket that can be thrown on for modesty if unexpected company arrives.
Specially designed for hot-natured people or women in menopause, this cooling loungewear is moisture-wicking, breathable, and temperature regulating too.
Decade Candy Gift Box
What elderly woman doesn’t like to snack on candy and even slip some to the grandkids?
This cool gift box features 2 lbs of candy that was popular in your selected decade packed into a gift box. Decade options include the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and the 1990s.
For the true candy lover, there is a 4 lb choice as well as a monthly subscription box option to keep the candy coming on a regular basis.
Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets seem to calm elderly women and I love the Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket because it has a soft, homemade feel and appearance with all the benefits of a standard weighted blanket. The knitted fabric keep you cool when you use it and is also easier to maintain than beaded weighted blankets too. Learn more about weighted blankets for seniors here.
Orthofeet BioSoft Padded Sole Socks
The BioSoft line of socks from Orthofeet are specifically designed to address foot pain and increase overall foot comfort for older women. They are made of super-soft, moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial bamboo fibers and come with padded soles and super stretchy cuffs to better fit swollen feet, ankle, and calves.
Snug Safety – Free Daily Check-In Service
Looking for a unique gift idea for a senior woman who lives alone? Here is a great alternative to expensive medical alert systems.
Snug is a free – and friendly – check in service for people living alone. It works via an app on a mobile phone and alerts a senior’s emergency contacts if they don’t check in by their assigned time.
There are free and paid subscription plans available. The free plan sends text messages to the emergency contacts while the paid Dispatch plan takes additional steps including phone calls to make sure the person is safe. If they can’t reach anyone, they will request a Wellness Check to the cell phone’s last location.
The Dispatch Plan is $9.99 per month but Graying With Grace readers can save 15% by using my discount code GWG15 or the button below.
WoolFit® Taiga Ankle High Felt Slippers
Looking for a nice pair of supportive slippers that look good too? Take a look at these Taiga wool felt slipper boots from German Slippers.
They sent me a pair to try for myself and I am very happy with them! They have many of the features I recommend in my post about safe slippers for seniors: stretch opening for swollen feet, support for the heel, and non-skid rubber soles.
Plus your feet literally sink into the wool insoles while also giving you good arch support. If you like to keep things “green” they are also sustainably sourced with a zero waste policy. Would you believe they even smell good?!?
Sensory Jigsaw Puzzles Subscription Box
This seasonal/quarterly box contains sensory jigsaw puzzles that are designed to use multiple senses: sight, touch, and smell. Plus it’s a fun activity!
There has been lots of research in using activities that stimulate the senses with dementia patients for improving memory. But, these activities are good for all seniors and elderly folks.
Who wouldn’t enjoy a puzzle that also has a pleasant aroma and you can actually feel the textures?
AudioRange TV Headphones
Does your elderly loved one seem to be turning their TV up louder and louder each time you visit? It might be time for TV headphones like these.
These headphones are easy to setup and even easier to use. The work with any TV made in the last 20 years. You simply plug the transmitter into the back of the TV using one of the included cables and turn the headphones on. There is no syncing or pairing procedure to go through!
A simple charging dock is included and the batteries last 10 hours. It is also available in a single or dual pack for couples.
Microplush Electric Blanket with Foot Pocket
Don’t you hate it when you are trying to cuddle on your couch and your feet slip outside the blanket? This cool (but warm too) electric throw blanket has a foot pocket at the bottom. Just tuck your feet into the pocket and throw the blanket over the rest of your body and warm on up.
Relish Radio for Dementia
This nostalgia-inspired radio is specifically designed to be extremely easy to use. Even for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
If features an easy-to-use control panel with big buttons that are easy to see. The volume never goes completely off so that the user will know it’s still on. it’s lightweight and durable too!
Caregivers can program their favorite stations into the one-touch buttons on top allowing them to still have variety and choice in their music.
The Horti Box: Happy Plants Subscription Box
My next recommendation is designed for older adults who want to learn to care for plants and build their confidence in their green thumb.
Each box contains a hardy plant along with well-researched instructions on how to care for that month’s selection. They even offer a friendly customer service line to answer your plant growing questions.
There are pet-friendly subscriptions and your recipient receive only one or several plants each month. They even have a plant resurrection guarantee if you lose one!
Like an idea like this? You can see more subscription box gifts for seniors here if so.
CareBoxCo Monthly or Quarterly Care Boxes
CareBoxCo offers monthly and quarterly subscriptions and includes a range of practical and comfort items as well as little treats.
For example, a box might include soaps, socks, a hat, and a full-size jig saw puzzle. Another box may have hot and cold heat treatment packs as well as candy and cookies.
They even offer the option to personalize the boxes by printing out a personal note or photos that you send them. This is a great way to add a personal touch.
Orthofeet Charlotte Orthopedic Slippers
These Podiatrist-approved slippers for elderly women feature a roomy and wide toe box with built-in orthotic insoles. Designed to improve the ease of walking and alleviate pain on the heel and ball of the foot from numerous conditions. These are a great choice for older adults who need arch support without sacrificing style.
World of Puzzles & Games Subscription
Many elderly women complain of being bored so pull them away from the TV and entertain them with subscription to these engaging puzzle magazine.
Many seniors love working puzzles so why not provide them puzzles to work all year long. Puzzles help keep the mind active and sharp which can improve memory and keep away boredom. 9 Issues per year.
Zeba – Revolutionary New Hands-Free Sneakers
Zeba’s fashionable sneakers are a great choice for seniors because of their patented no-tie system. Instead of dealing with fasteners, they slip right on even from a standing position. This reduces the chance of you losing your balance because you won’t need to bend over to tie your shoes!
American Lifetime Day Clock
Even on my best days I’m not always on top of what day of the week it is or what the date is. That’s not likely to get better as I continue to age over the next several decades. This large clock/calendar is perfect as it shows the date, day of the week, time, and year all there at once to make it very handy.
Sleep & Beyond myProtector Mattress Pad
The myProtector mattress pad from Sleep & Beyond adds comfort to a senior lady’s bedding while also protecting it at the same time.
These mattress pads are filled with a washable wool that helps regulate body temperature while sleeping and is a great gift for people who get too hot or too cold when sleeping. It also wicks away moisture to prevent that clammy feeling.
It also protects the mattress from fluid from sweat and spills. If it gets soiled just throw it in the machine for a quick wash.
Monthly Fresh Flower Delivery
With this gift, your loved one will receive 1 fresh bouquet of exotic and fragrant flowers for the best growers throughout the world. Included in each shipment is a newsletter and a personalized gift letter from you. 2,3,4,6, and 12 month options.
Good for You Tea Gift Sampler – Adagio Teas
This selection of loose teas was specifically chosen for their anti-inflammatory benefits and are loaded with anti-oxidants. Oh, and they are delicious too. Varieties included: Turmeric Bliss, Happy Belly, Skinny Tea, and Tea-Tox. A great choice for seniors with arthritis or who just enjoy warming themselves with a cup of tea.
The Truffle Collection Premium Chocolate Assortment
Signature collection of fine truffles featuring Dark Chocolate, Desert Honey, Kona Espresso, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and Cinnamon Pecan. Firm shell followed by a creamy ganache that is sure to please. Choose from 12 or 24 pieces.
Unforgettable Senior Moments Desk Calendar
This calendar gives a full page to each day with full-color images and humorous examples of real life “senior moments” throughout history. Not for the easily offended! 6″ x 5″ with 365 days.
Magazine Gift Subscriptions That Seniors Will Love
Magazine subscriptions provide a ton of benefits for seniors: education, entertainment, a way to pass some time. They can also be a great link to the outside world. Look for large print magazines like Reader’s Digest for seniors with vision problems.
Corningware® French White 20-ounce Meal Mug™ with Lid
This stoneware mug is made to go from microwave to table and includes a vented, splatter-free lid. Great for heating up oatmeal, hot chocolate, chilis, and soups and then eating right out of the bowl. Seniors can warm their belly and their achy hands by holding onto this warm mug/bowl combo. Dishwasher, freezer, and microwave safe.
Milk Chocolate Hazelnut G Cube Box
A tasty combination of rich hazelnut praline and famously smooth Godiva chocolate individually-wrapped and packaged in a modern cube gift box. 22 pieces.
Lively Mobile Plus Medical Alert Systems
Seniors can get help anytime and anywhere they need it with the small, easy to carry Lively Mobile Plus. Includes a helpful fall detection feature too.
Peacock Panache Manicure Set
Flawlessly contained in a peacock-designed case, this versatile nail treatment set highlights two sets of nail trimmers, a nail file, tweezers, scissors, and a fingernail skin trimmer to deal with each nail crisis that comes your direction.
Lima Ceramic Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set
This lightweight cookware with ergonomic handles is a great choice for seniors who are having trouble with heavy cookware. Set Includes: 2QT saucepan, 5” egg pan, 3QT skillet with lid, 9. 5” frypan, solid bamboo turner, slotted bamboo turner, and bamboo fork.
Margaret Bronze Power Lift Recliner
The Margaret Bronze Power Lift Recliner is designed for smaller framed seniors and has a short seat height. Simply press a button on the wired remote to get in or out, or fully recline. Plus, the causal look blends with your existing furniture. Other sizes and colors available.
Silver Cuisine Senior Home Meal Delivery
This senior meal delivery service send chef-prepared meals from doctor-designed diets straight to the door. Simply select your meals from a menu online or via phone and set your delivery schedule. Rest assured knowing your loved one is easting well
Sterling Silver Jewelry Pendant Necklace
A beautiful piece of jewelry can make your loved one feel beautiful and pampered, especially if it has significant meaning. Find one that matches her style, or maybe take a look at birthstone necklaces if this is a gift for her birthday. Pick her brain a little and find out what her favorite stone is, and maybe get her a whole matching set (necklace, earrings, rings, and a bracelet) that features that stone. Pair it with a jewelry box.
13-Inch Pizza Crisper
This pizza pan is a great way for seniors to heat up frozen pizzas or leftover pizza at home for a crispy delicious crust. Can also be used to make homemade pizzas too. Oven safe to 450 degrees and dishwasher safe.
Give Us This Day Small Bread Tray
Able to withstand temperatures up to 1000 degrees, food stays hot. Designed and crafted by hand, these beautiful products are perfectly suitable for displaying as well. Hand wash. Bread tray measures 9-1/4 x 6-1/2 inches.
Personalizable M&M’s Candy Bags
Every senior seems to love having snacks and sweet treats on hand. Did you know that personalized M&M candies are a real thing? And, they make a great gift that is truly unique. Choose the message, the color, and even the graphics on the bag.
Naturewood® Spoon Rest
This Spoon Rest keeps you from constantly wiping up messy spoon marks. Plus, it’s as decorative as functional! Constructed of stoneware. Dishwasher safe. Spoon rest measures 10-3/4 inch long.
Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set
Everyone loves Burt’s Bees hand care products – from young to the old. It’s a great gift for senior men and women who suffer from dry, cracked, and painful hands including gardeners and travelers. This gift set includes 2 hand creams, a cuticle cream and a set of cotton gloves.
Small Garden Dish Flower Arrangement
Lush green plants add life and fresh air to any room, and are a versatile gift for any occasion. This mix of living potted plants is arranged in a green ceramic dish for a stylish, monochromatic look.
SMPL Simple Senior TV Remote Control
This simple and senior friendly remote control is just that – simple! Only 5 buttons for favorite channels and an up/down channel button. The remaining 3 buttons are for volume, on-off & mute. Works with almost every TV.
PartyLite Classics Jar Sampler
This candle sampler has welcome fruit-filled fall scents in a trio of mini jar candles. PartyLite’s Harvest Fruits Sampler contains autumnal aromas that stir warm seasonal memories, including Autumn Glow, Juicy Red Apple and Cranberry. 34-45 hours of burn time in each candle!
Create Simple Wall Tile Pictures From Photos
Storyboards are a great way to keep seniors updated with photos of their family and your lives. Simply upload photos and they will be converted to 8X8 photo boards that can be stuck to the wall. The best part? They don’t leave any marks on the wall when removed so they should be nursing home or assisted living approved!
Home Soft Things Cable Knitted Throw
A gift like this provides cozy comfort that will keep your loved ones warm and comfortable. Warm afghans like these make for the perfect senior gift. Prone to cold more than in younger years, elderly people will appreciate the opportunity to wrap up tightly no matter the weather. I chose this one because it is super soft and large enough to cover up without being hard to manage.
Beurer 10-piece Professional Manicure & Pedicure Kit
When the weather is too cold or mobility is a problem, this at-home kit is an ideal solution. Trimming in-grown toenails and calluses can be dealt with from the comfort and privacy of the home. The kit has all of the pieces needed for a manicure or pedicure. Plus, it includes an instructional guide that explains when/where to use each of the attachments. An LED light is built in to see the nails better. Consider adding to this gift with a small set of nail polishes, nail polish remover, and toe separators so that they can paint their nails too.
Call to Mind Conversation Game For Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Research shows that memory games are for everyone. Games like these improve memory and recall – even if the senior you are buying a gift for is sharp as a tack. This game is fit for anyone ages 6 and older so it is a fun game to break out when family or friends visit too.
Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy
Sadly, when our senior loved ones leave us, their stories and history goes with them. This workbook encourages them to share this history with your and provides a place to record memories through a series of questions and prompts. It will quickly become a treasured heirloom for the family.
3X Large Magnifying Glass with Light
As eyesight goes, this magnifying glass helps seniors read small print on medication, newspapers, maps, and books. The optical glass dome provides obstruction free viewing without any distortion. If reading is a problem all together, think about an easy to use audio book player.
Wooden 7-in-1 Board and Card Game Combo Set
When the grandkids come to visit, have an engaging activity ready to keep them busy. Playing games is also good for a senior’s memory, mental health, and socialization too. This particular game set is not only beautiful, with two reversible wooden tables, but it has drawers for storage built into it so none of the pieces get lost along the way. Play one of seven different games using just one set.
Bird feeders are great for when people are bored or frustrated. Sitting by the window or on a porch and watching the birds can help to calm people down. Place the birdhouse where seniors in nursing homes, assisted living or who are bedbound can see it out their window. Do some research about local birds in the area where they live so that you can also include some bird seed that attracts neighborhood guests.
Ergonomic Gardening Tools Set with Rubber Non-Slip Handle
Does your loved one have a green thumb? Why not upgrade their gardening tools with a complete set of tools and carrying case? Everything needed to tend to plants, inside or out, is included here. These tools have large ergonomic slip-free handles for people with arthritis or hand or wrist pain. Even if the senior doesn’t have a garden or plants to take care of, why not spark a potential new hobby with this gift?
Leather Journal in Gift Box with Pen
This stylish journal is packaged in a gift box and has a unique style and look. It’s been said that journaling helps improve memory and mental processing – and it’s a great way to record memories or private thoughts. Would make a good travel or garden diary too.
Teabloom Stovetop & Microwave Safe Glass Teapot
If your gift recipient’s a tea lover, get them a high quality set of tea accessories including a beautiful, but functional, teapot, a tea infuser, and a set of flavors you think she’ll enjoy. She may have been using the same teapot for decades now, so she’ll appreciate the upgrade.
A digital photo album is a fun way to load up and display family, vacation, and travel photos. Rather than having space for just one or two happy photos, you can add or change the pictures by uploading them from your phone to the frame when you come to visit. It can also be updated via WiFi too! For fun the senior could even use a camera to take some of the photos themselves.
Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light
This book reading light charges in a USB port so it can be plugged right into a tablet or kindle device while elderly owners are reading or working. There are multiple color modes and brightness levels including a night light setting. The best part is that it slips easily around the neck – no difficult to use clamps to cause pain for arthritic hands.
How Not to Become a Little Old Lady
In the interests of equality, there’s a Little Old Lady version of the Crotchety Old Man book. This makes a great reminder that there’s no need to act older than your years. Embrace the fun, and take advantage of all the cool things about being alive in the 21st century. There’s a lot to love if you open your mind to it. Help the senior women in your life stay young with this joking reminder.
Smart Jewelry with Panic Button
This well made jewelry features a hidden panic button that you can press when you need any kind of assistance from friends, family, or even the authorities. Once received, the jewelry syncs up to an app on your cell phone. Then, once the panic button is pressed, your cell phone will notify the people that your designate.
Dynotag SuperAlert Medical ID Tags
With these medical tags, it’s easy for first responders to get essential information about a patient. The tags are laminated and completely weatherproof, which means they’ll be in great shape for years. The set includes both a keychain tag and a wallet card. It’s a wonderful way to protect the people you love most.
Single Serve Coffee Maker for K Cup Pods and Ground Coffee
No matter how old some of us get, that morning cup of coffee is a mandatory start to the day. This single serve coffee maker is a great gift to provide that single cup of coffee – quickly and easily. No waste, no hassle, just a simple and strong cup of caffeine to get going in the morning.
Esky Wireless Key Finder
Featuring a transmitter kept at one location and six receivers that can be attached to car keys, house keys, remote controls, phones, or whatever else you might frequently lose or misplace. Hit the button, hear the loud beeps, and find what you’re missing!
HandyBar Car Transfer Handle by Stander
If you have arthritis, it can be difficult to get in and out of a vehicle. The car cane featured here provides a non-slip grip as well as the leverage needed to lift themselves up from the car seat. It is capable of supporting up to 350-pounds.
The Negg Boiled Egg Peeler
Peeling eggs can even frustrate people who don’t have arthritis. This simple egg peeler helps break up the egg shell with a few simple shakes and a little bit of water. Then, the shell slips right off – often in one piece!
PRUNUS Portable Radio
This basically simple radio for seniors has a very easy and intuitive interface. Large, easy to press buttons are perfect for seniors with arthritis in their hands. Scan for local stations with one touch.
Maddak Tan Hand To Hand Mug
The hand to Hand mug is specifically designed for seniors and the elderly and is lightweight at only 6.4 oz. The large handle is easy to hold onto which is an important in a coffee mug for seniors with arthritic hands. Holds 10 oz and is microwave and dishwasher safe.
Hamilton Beach Open Ease Automatic Jar Opener
This automatic jar opener is a great choice for seniors because it operated at the touch of a button. It even comes with a video to show seniors how to use it. It even helps reseal jars too!
e-Pill TimeCap and Bottle
This smart pill organizer helps seniors manage medication by displaying the last time the bottle was opened. This is a great gift for forgetful seniors who can’t remember if they took their medicine or not. Reduces the chance of them duplicating their meds.
All-New Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Smart speaker with Alexa
This is probably one of the most useful gifts for any senior. Alexa Echo will tell them the time, date, weather forecast, play them their favorite songs, and also remind them to have their medicines. However, you may need to set it up for them.
Simplicity Unisex Plush Spa Hotel Kimono Bath Robe Bathrobe
Everyone gets cold but seniors especially do. If you know a senior living in a cold environment, consider a plush robe. These are always well-received. Try to make their lives a little more comfortable with a bathrobe. Many people suggest that a bathrobe be given with slippers. But, you have to take into consideration safety issues with slippers and the flooring the recipient has.
As we age, many of us begin to wonder where we came from and where our roots begin. AncestryDNA® now offers even more ways for aging adults to discover their family story. Help them begin their journey with an AncestryDNA® Collection Kit.
TheraBox – Self Care Subscription Box
For lonely seniors, check out Crate Joy’s TheraBox Self Care Box. Each box has healthy ways to spend your time by concentrating on your self and your own care. You get a happiness activity and several self care wellness products to try out. The best part? Each box’s selections are chose by therapists!
YakTrax 8611 Pro Traction Cleats
YakTrax are nifty little gadgets that slip over your existing boots and shoes to improve traction on snow and ice or when hiking on rougher surfaces.
Ring Video Doorbell
This HD video doorbell makes it possible to see who’s at your door from a phone or tablet. It can also record video footage of your porch. It’s a lovely gift for someone that might struggle to answer their door or for anyone that has concerns about how security. If the user authorizes you to use their account, you can also use Ring to check in on them throughout the day.
Xpand No Tie Shoelaces System
When people have limited mobility, many basic tasks, like tying shoelaces, can be a challenge. Thankfully, with these shoelaces from Xpand, it’s possible to avoid tying your shoes. These laces can used with all kinds of shoes and consistently provide a great fit. A present like this could make for a great stocking stuffer.
RATIVE Anti Slip Socks with Grips
This is one of the gifts that satisfy both functionality and fashion. Elders usually don’t tend to purchase new socks frequently. Some of them even wear double socks to keep them warm in winters. These socks keep the feet nice and cozy and reduce the chance of a slip and fall.
My Top Picks
It’s a tough choice to select a single gift from this list. But, if I had to choose, I will probably go for the fluffy Spa Wrap slippers or the AudioRange TV headphones . Hey, and what lady doesn’t like jewelry huh? Hope you will find these other suggestions useful too.
What cool gift ideas do you have for elderly women? Please share your ideas in the comments below. Also, please share on your favorite social media if these ideas were helpful.