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Finding the perfect gift ideas for your Mother-In-Law can be a daunting task. With so many different interests and needs, it can take time to figure out what to get her. But don’t worry, I’m here to help! I asked you on Instagram who on your gift list was hardest to shop for, and there was an overwhelming response to the women in your life over fifty; whether it’s your mother-in-law, co-worker, or neighbor, I got you covered with a variety of price points!
This blog post will share 15 of the best gifts for women over 50. Whether she’s into art and creativity or loves spending time in the kitchen, we have something for everyone on this list! You get the best gift giver award with any of these ideas.
Once a woman has reached a certain point in her life and career, she can buy whatever her heart desires. So thoughtful gift ideas for women can be tricky. With her kids primarily out of her house, she’s no longer paying for their clothes, food, or extracurricular activities, freeing up her finances to spend on herself.
All of that is great, except when you need to buy her a gift and you’re stumped. Here are some ideas I’ve personally given or friends mentioned were great:
A watercolor painting kit is an excellent choice for any woman who loves to express her creativity. She can channel her inner artist whenever the mood strikes with paints, brushes, and other essential supplies.
These adventure boxes will give anybody the excuse to get out of their comfort zone and do something new, exactly what women in their fifties need! Get other family members to go in on an Instax camera and some gift cards to complete this idea (and help your siblings out in the process:)
Candles are always a thoughtful gift for anyone but are incredibly fabulous gift ideas for 50-year-old woman. Whether she prefers scented candles or wants something simple and pretty to light in the evenings, these Holiday Co. candles check all the boxes.
Inspired by Taylor Swift songs, these candles are made of 100% soy wax and smell incredible. Grab one of these if your mother-in-law loves supporting local businesses or loves low-toxin living.
An essential oil diffuser is another excellent choice for the creative woman on your list. Not only will it help her relax and unwind after a long day, but it can also provide aromatherapy benefits that can help improve her overall health and well-being.
I love this one from Anthropologie because the scents are unique and understated, and you can use the Pura app to control it. Plus, any gift from Anthro has an element of luxury to it. The “Capri Blue” scent has a full-on cult following.
A family portrait illustration is a thoughtful gift for any woman over 50, as it reminds her of all the important people in her life in a unique way. Especially if you haven’t been able to get your whole family together for a professional group picture recently, this is a great substitute and a lot easier to organize! There are many options on Etsy; some you can even print yourself for those last-minute gifts.
Again, luxury is vital when buying a gift for a woman who has everything. They wouldn’t make $500 pens if no one bought them! Throw practicality out the window and get her a beautiful writing tool that she’ll cherish.
Appointed Notebooks are a great gift, especially if the woman you’re buying for loves to journal or write down her thoughts and feelings. With high-quality paper and an elegant design, she will love using this notebook to record her ideas and experiences.
Never underestimate an aesthetic gift. It merges practicality and luxury for the women in your life who love pretty things and being on trend. Plus, this is usually the sort of thing they won’t buy for themself making it likely they don’t already have one.
If your gift recipient is a house plant lover, a gold watering can is a welcome addition to their collection of gardening tools. It’s a simple but practical gift that will come in handy for years. Plus, looks great sitting on an end table.
This is the perfect gift for a neighbor or co-worker who you adore but don’t know that well. It’s safe to assume they don’t already have these, but their decorative and practical nature makes them an instant hit.
Latte bowls are another excellent choice for the woman who loves to entertain, as they can be used to create lovely latte art or simply as pretty bowls for serving snacks and other treats. Plus, if you gift these and they don’t go over well, they’re highly regiftable!
If your friend or family member enjoys reading, a Kindle would be a perfect gift. This compact e-reader makes it easy to bring her favorite books and magazines wherever she goes while providing access to thousands of free titles.
Plus, you can preload it with your favorite book suggestions if that’s something you and you’re mother-in-law bond over. They’re easy to use and are available in “paper white” versions if you think the recipient doesn’t like staring at a screen too much.
A propagation station is an ideal gift for any woman who loves plants and gardening. With this convenient setup, she can grow new plants from cuttings or even start seeds at home without wasting too much space.
Propagation stations are another example of an aesthetic gift with practical use. They’re pretty to look at and do a great job of propagating plants. These make the perfect gift for women always trying to get others into gardening because they can share clippings from their favorite plants.
Truly perfect for the woman who has everything, cashmere gloves are a luxurious and cozy gift that any woman over 50 will love. They’re both super soft and very warm and will surely be a hit with anyone on your list.
A Sephora perfume sampler is an excellent choice for any woman who loves trying out new perfumes and scents. Honestly, any woman will love this gift. With this set of sample-sized perfumes from popular brands, she can find the perfect signature scent that represents her and how she wants to be perceived.
After she tries the 8-10 mini bottles of perfume and decides which one she likes best, she can take the perfume voucher to any Sephora and get a full-sized bottle! This present is the gift that keeps on giving. I really can’t recommend it enough.
A pepper grinder as a gift? Yes! If you have a woman over 50 who loves to cook, get her this electric pepper grinder and be prepared to hear its praise for months to come. It is one of those kitchen items I tried, and now I can’t live without it. Gone are the days of working a pepper grinder for eternity when making a big batch of chicken noodle soup or caesar salad. This electric grinder makes quick work of tedious tasks and only takes one hand!
If the pepper grinder isn’t a big enough gift for the cook in your life, pair it with the Always Pan, and it’ll be an instant success. With the Always Pan, you can braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry, boil, serve and store, making it an excellent option for the minimalist in your life. It’s a nonstick ceramic pan that comes in the most stunning colors; highly recommended for any foodies on your list.
For the woman who works at a desk and loves her coffee piping hot all day long, this Ember Mug is a great option. Again, it’s a luxurious gift she probably won’t buy herself but would be thrilled to have. They make cheaper mug warmers, but the Ember is by far top of the class. Give this to any woman on your list who you want to spoil or impress!
In short, luxury items she wouldn’t buy herself or unique gifts she doesn’t know exist! Shopping for a mature woman can be tricky, but if you remember those two rules, you can’t go wrong. Hopefully, this list gave you the perfect idea or inspired you.
No matter what her interests or hobbies may be, we are sure that you will be able to find the ideal gift for the lady in your life on our list. So don’t wait any longer; go ahead and start shopping today! And if you need more ideas, check out our other blog posts for even more gift-giving inspiration.
So go ahead and start shopping today, and don’t wait any longer to find the perfect gift! If you have more suggestions for gift ideas for Mother-in-Laws or Female Coworkers, I’d love to hear them in the comments below! We can never have too many gift ideas; there’s always another Christmas, birthday, or Mother’s Day around the corner.