If you’ve hit a brick wall on what to give your mom, grandma, or an older woman friend, then you’ll enjoy the special occasion and holiday gift ideas I’ve put together below with older women in mind.
They include culinary delights, skin care, beauty items, jewelry, and other fun items all women will love even if she makes you think she’s got everything she needs. I hope you enjoy my gift ideas. Please shop ’til you drop and send them to a woman you love.
If you’re an older woman yourself, you can use these gift ideas to give yourself something special too. And, why not? You deserve it, right?
This post was updated on 12/2020.
I love these heart stud earrings on Jane.com They have tons of unique gifts as well as clothing, accessories, and more. Make sure to check out their gift ideas.
Scrumptious Gift Baskets
Monthly Clubs has been in business since 1994 and offers a variety of gift ideas that you can schedule to arrive monthly. What a great way to spoil someone special in your life. The company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee and has excellent customer service. It’s received high praise from Esquire, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Today, NBC, MSN, and Fortune.
All of their products come from artisanal producers from all over the world. You can design your own club with a combination of beer, wine, cigar, cheese, chocolate, and flower clubs. Okay, not too many women may be into cigars, but you never know!
For the wine connoisseur
As a California girl, I’m always ready to enjoy a fine glass of wine or bubbly. The California Wine Club curates selections of vintages that come from some of the finest small artisan wineries in the Golden state. Depending on the wine club level you purchase, a box of your favorites will be sent monthly.
What a great gift to give to a wine lover you know! Plus, members receive VIP tours at wineries that are featured and much more!
GiftTree is known for its stunning gift baskets including this amazing As Good as Gold Gift Basket. If you’re a lover of fanciful baskets, you’ll find everything from wine and champagne to balloons, flowers, and much more.
ZChocolat – Luxury French Chocolate collections from ZChocolat are made in the French tradition with no alcohol, no preservatives, high cocoa content, low sugar, and 100% pure cocoa butter. All of their products are made in France and are produced in the city of Troyes by Pascal Caffet, who is a world champion chocolatier.
ZChocolat makes delicious gifts for the holidays or anytime. Send an elegant gift to a chocolate lover you know. Orders are delivered to 244 locations worldwide.
Cupcakes and Treats in a Jar
The company, Wicked Good Cupcakes, was developed by a mother/daughter team who debuted their yummy products on The ABC Reality Show Shark Tank. What’s unique about them is that each cupcake or pie is delivered in a reusable jar that keeps them perfectly fresh.
You can also order party packs, birthday packs, corporate gifts, and other gift ideas that can be sent monthly.
I can attest personally that they’re unbelievably delicious!
Hale Groves creates luscious gift baskets for special occasions and holidays. They also offer monthly clubs. All of their citrus products come from Florida and include oranges, grapefruit, honeybells, pears, apples, tangerines, tangelos, and temple oranges as well as a variety of nuts. You can’t go wrong giving the gift of delicious fruit.
This Deluxe Breakfast Box makes me drool, just looking at it!
For the true gourmet who loves everything Italian, you can’t go wrong with a gift box or basket from Di Bruno Bros. Chose from fine artisanal cheeses, smoked meats, and chocolate. There are so many tantalizing items to choose from and they all taste great! Enjoy this Italian Market Crate!
Say it with fresh flowers and plants
ProFlowers – Whether you want to brighten up someone’s day when they aren’t feeling well, or celebrate a major moment or event, a fresh bouquet, living plant, or holiday or seasonal wreath is a fabulous choice.
Choose from a large array of stunning house plants like this stunning Juniper Bonzai tree. Same day delivery is available as well as shipping to international locations.
. . . or send beautiful Flowers that last forever
Soothe a soul with an organic tea gift
You can order exquisite tea blends that come from distributors who not only grow clean, non-toxic teas but also treat their employees with respect.
This Assorted Teabag Sachet 6-Section Gift Box makes a wonderful gift.
Chupi Jewelry is made in Ireland. They make modern and unique heirlooms for every occasion including weddings. This solid gold 1930 Farthing necklace is stunning and a must-have to celebrate a Celtic heritage.
Jewelry personalized with your own handwriting
Capsul Jewelry is a woman-owned business based in Los Angeles that creates custom 14k jewelry as well as brass and sterling pieces. They can take a sample of your personalized handwriting, a special date, sound wave pattern of a voice, name, or place and make a unique jewelry item from it.
Each piece is made in an environmentally friendly way. There’s something for everyone at various price-points depending on your budget.
I ordered a necklace that features my children’s names in my own handwriting because they are my heart and soul. As you can see, both of my kids have names that are hard to pronounce. LOL
Skin Care and Fragrance gift sets
With all the hand washing we’re doing right now because of the pandemic, a perfect gift for a woman you love is a luscious hand or body cream. L’ Occitane offers French provincial hand and body gift sets and gift ideas that are top of the charts in quality. This amazing shea butter collection is the absolute best of the best!
For a woman who loves fragrance but doesn’t like harsh or overpowering scents, she will enjoy Skylar who makes fresh clean fragrances and body products using pure ingredients. Give this beautiful BOHO Bloom gift set to your favorite Bohemian friend.
De-stress in the bath
If you know a woman who has experienced some stress there’s nothing as relaxing as a soothing bath. Nectar Bath Treat’s Mini Spa Day Gift Set in Lavender Blossom would make a great gift for anyone who loves to soak in a tub. It almost looks good enough to eat, but I wouldn’t recommend it. LOL
AHAVA – This is one of my favorite skin care companies because all their products are made with Dead Sea Minerals. Your skin will feel smooth and luxurious when you use them. They make gorgeous gift sets as well. Their Body Mineral Kit is divine and any woman would love receiving it. I know I would!
Retro Makeup Set
Besame Cosmetics, located in Burbank, California is known for its vintage makeup collections and red lipsticks. If you are a fan of retro, you will love this company. They have whimsical gift sets like this classic I Love Lucy Collection.
Slippers – To keep you cozy in the cold
The holidays aren’t quite right without a cozy pair of slippers. Toms Shoes is one of my favorite give-back companies and has a collection of slippers. I think these Mauve Faux Fur Nahla Slippers are so cute!
For everything personalized
Lillian Vernon is a great place to shop for personalized holiday gifts, special occasion gift ideas, fun kitchen tools, rugs, office, kids, pets, teachers, and more. They’ve been personalizing gifts since 1951 and all their products are high-quality. This Personalized Chicago Rolling Tote in Pebble is a practical gift that someone can use while traveling.
Gifts by Women Entrepreneurs and Artisans
Janet Leroy – Feather Artist
Janet Leroy is an artist who is known for painting on feathers. She is also my sister. She creates gorgeous original framed paintings, prints, spirit feathers, and these adorable notecards. They all feature wildlife and landscapes with a Southwestern flair.
Carol Cassara – Candles and Healing Gifts
Carol has a site called A Healing Spirit and designs tools to help people who are experiencing grief. She creates gorgeous healing soy candles made with flower petals and crystals. They are a lovely addition to a relaxation room or to enjoy in your home or office.
Anne Fletcher – UnWined L.A. Studio
Anne is the founder of UnWined L.A. Studio and is another candle maker and one-of-a-kind artist. She’s a French woman living in Los Angeles who has a passion for the visual arts and a love for Champagne. Her candles are made with upcycled wine bottles from her neighbors that have been cleaned, cut, and polished. The candle itself is vegan and is a premium blend of natural soy and coconut with a wood wick. They make lovely special occasion gifts.
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