By Rachel Lankester, Editor

Are you looking for some unique gift ideas for your wife over 50? Or actually any age! Or any female who’s important to you! These would all make great gifts for your wife, sister, mother, aunt, neighbour or best friend even. We’ve compiled some of the best gift ideas, so you don’t need to worry about what to get your special someone for Christmas, mother’s day or any other special occasion. For all budgets too. Welcome to our great gift guide for women over 50! Be sure to bookmark it for future gift-giving occasions!

Zimasilk 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

These are supposed to be good for your skin, if you’re a side sleeper. It’s just really cool and nice on the face. They’re also supposed to be good for curly hair! A little bit of luxury!

Lavender Heat Pack 

A lavender heat pack is a thoughtful and comforting gift. It combines the soothing properties of heat therapy with the calming scent of lavender. This lovely gift can be microwaved for warmth, providing relief for sore muscles or tension, while the lavender aroma promotes relaxation and stress relief. 

Lighted Magnifying Makeup Mirror

A lighted makeup mirror is a great gift idea for its practicality and functionality. It provides enhanced visibility for precise makeup application, especially when our eyesight may be declining, ensuring optimal lighting conditions for a flawless look. This thoughtful gift combines practicality with a touch of luxury.

Nikura 16 x 10ml Essential Oils

This is a lovely set to give you lots of possibilities for blends for any occasion. A much healthier way to enjoy scent at home than air freshener or scented candles which can be loaded with chemicals.

Pickleball Set

Fancy learning a new sport? Pickleball is a fun and easy-to-learn sport suitable for all ages, providing a great way for friends and family to stay active and socialize. This thoughtful gift encourages outdoor play, promotes physical activity, and is perfect for individuals or groups looking for a new and exciting recreational activity.

Himalayan Salt Lamp

The warm, soothing glow of a Himalayan Salt Lamp adds ambiance to any space, and the lamp’s potential association with relaxation and positive energy makes it a meaningful present. There’s good reason why it’s popular as a unique and decorative gift option.

Hagitude: Reimagining The Second Half Of Life

A good book is usually a welcome gift. Here’s a great one for the 50-year-old women in your life. Rich with the combination of myth, landscape and eco-feminism that took her earlier work If Women Rose Rooted to cult status, Hagitude reclaims the mid years as a liberating, alchemical moment – from which to shift into your chosen, authentic and fulfilling future. Drawing inspiration from mythic figures and archetypes ranging from the Wise Woman and the Creatrix to the Henwife and the Trickster, as well as modern mentors, Sharon Blackie radically rewrites the future for women in their mid and elder years.

Weighted Blanket

A weighted blanket is a thoughtful gift that provides a sense of comfort and relaxation when it’s chilly outside.  This cozy and therapeutic gift is perfect for individuals seeking a comforting and restful night’s sleep. It could also solve temperature differentials when sharing a bed with a menopausal woman who still feels the cold in the winter months!

christmas gift ideas for wife over 50

Jewelry Cleaner

A jewelry cleaner makes a thoughtful and practical gift as it helps maintain the beauty and shine of precious pieces. It’s a convenient tool for keeping rings, necklaces, and other items sparkling, adding a touch of luxury and care to the recipient’s favorite things.

Asakuki 300ml Essential Oil Diffuser

The best way to get the benefit of those lovely essential oils – a small desktop diffuser. This one is a multicolored lamp too if you so desire! Complete with timer.

christmas gift ideas for wife over 50

Herb Garden Kit

A herb garden kit is a wonderful gift that combines the joy of gardening with the practicality of having fresh herbs at home. This provides everything needed to cultivate a mini herb garden, promoting sustainable and healthy cooking. This is the perfect present for those who enjoy gardening, cooking, or anyone looking to add fresh flavors to their meals, creating a delightful and sustainable experience.

Back And Neck Massager

A back and neck massager is an excellent gift for its therapeutic benefits. It offers targeted relief for tension and muscle soreness, providing a convenient way to relax and unwind. Who doesn’t need a back and neck massage from time to time?

Handbag Light With Motion Sensor

A handbag light with a motion sensor is another highly practical gift. It provides convenience by automatically illuminating the contents of a handbag when motion is detected, making it easier to find items in low-light situations and when everything has sunk to the bottom! 

Gift Baskets

Gift baskets are an easy yet welcome gift.  They can be a great option to give a variety of treats, products, or experiences, providing a delightful and personalized surprise. 

Moon Phases Clock

Here’s a fun gift for anyone interested in the moon phases – a clock to help you track them! As we go through menopause and no longer have the cyclicality of our menstrual cycle, many women find the moon phases reassuringly cyclical instead! 

Hand Tool Kit

A hand tool kit is a practical and versatile gift perfect for DIY enthusiasts, homeowners, or anyone who may need to tackle everyday repairs. Great for the woman who wants to be independent or keep on top of jobs at home.

Dalvi: Six Years In The Arctic Tundra

Another lovely book for the avid reader in your life – Dálvi is the story of Laura’s time in a reindeer-herding village in the Arctic, forging a solitary existence as she struggled to learn the language and make her way in a remote community for which there were no guidebooks or manuals for how to fit in. Her time in the North opened her to a new world. 

Robot Vacuum

For the lover of high-tech gadgets! A robot vacuum automates the domestic floor-cleaning process, allowing the recipient to maintain a tidy home without the effort of traditional vacuuming. Ideal for busy individuals or those with mobility issues, a robot vacuum combines practicality with modern technology.

Foot Massager

A foot massager is a fantastic gift choice offering a convenient way to soothe tired feet and alleviate tension, promoting overall well-being. This thoughtful gift brings the spa experience home.

Argan Oil 100% Pure 100ml

I love this all natural oil. It’s very rich but not heavy. I use it on my face, especially in the winter when my skin is dryer. My husband loves it too. 

Facial Steamer

A facial steamer makes a great gift as it offers a spa-like experience at home. It helps open up pores, promotes better skin hydration, and enhances the effectiveness of beauty products. A facial steamer is a thoughtful and practical gift for anyone interested in skincare, providing a convenient way to achieve a healthy and rejuvenated complexion.

Meditation Cushion

I have two of these, one in the lounge and one in my office, to encourage me to meditate. I even sit on one on the floor to watch TV rather than on the sofa! 

Prosecco Gift Set

A Prosecco gift set is the perfect gift idea for the drinker who likes to celebrate. And what better time is there to celebrate than a special occasion! 

Massage Gun

A massage gun is a great gift for its therapeutic benefits and versatility. It provides an easy way for targeted muscle relief, helping to reduce tension and promote relaxation. The convenience of a massage gun makes it an excellent gift for fitness enthusiasts, individuals with an active lifestyle, or anyone seeking an effective way to alleviate muscle soreness and stress.

Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are a delightful and indulgent gift choice. They transform an ordinary bath into a spa-like experience, offering relaxation and aromatherapy. With various scents and moisturizing ingredients, bath bombs provide a sensory treat for anyone in need of a pampering self-care session.

Cozy Robe

A cozy robe makes a perfect gift for its comfort and versatility. Whether for post-shower comfort or lazy weekends, this offers a touch of indulgence and self-care, making it a thoughtful and practical gift for anyone.

Lip Balm

Quality lip balm is an easy yet thoughtful gift choice as it offers essential skincare for the lips which can suffer especially during the cold weather.

Activity Tracker Smart Watch

Activity trackers are a great gift for anyone interested in fitness and staying active as we age. This smartwatch is a fantastic gift as it combines style with functionality, providing the perfect way to monitor fitness goals and overall health. It tracks activities, measures heart rate, and provides valuable insights, encouraging a more active and healthy lifestyle. 

christmas gift ideas for wife over 50

Jade Roller And Gua Sha Facial Massage

This is a special gift for older women interested in looking their best naturally as they age. A jade roller provides a natural and relaxing way to improve skin tone and reduce puffiness. With its cool, smooth surface, a jade roller promotes facial circulation and lymphatic drainage, contributing to a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance, maybe even reducing the signs of fine lines.  Combined with the guasha skincare tool, this can be a simple yet effective great addition to a self-care routine.

christmas gift ideas for wife over 50

Water Bottle With Time Marker 

A water bottle with a time marker is a practical and health-conscious gift. It encourages hydration by helping the recipient track their daily water intake. The time markers serve as a reminder to stay hydrated throughout the day, promoting overall well-being. It’s a convenient tool to support hydration goals.

Herbal Tea Selection Box 

A herbal tea selection box makes a delightful gift and it’s great fun to have so many teas to choose from. This gift is perfect for tea enthusiasts, offering a flavorful journey and potential health benefits.

christmas gift ideas for wife over 50

French Press

A French press makes a great gift due to its simplicity, versatility, and ability to produce rich, flavorful coffee or tea. Its classic design adds an aesthetic touch to any kitchen.

Bubble Bath

Bubble bath is always a welcome gift for those who enjoy a good soak! 

christmas gift ideas for wife over 50

Cozy Memory Foam Slippers 

Cozy slippers are always welcome. These provide plush support and cushioning for the feet, making them ideal for relaxation at home. 

christmas gift ideas for wife over 50

Window Bird Feeder

A window bird feeder is a delightful and thoughtful gift that brings the joy of nature to the recipient’s home. It provides an up-close view of birds feeding, creating a connection with the outdoors. This gift is perfect for bird enthusiasts or anyone looking to add a touch of nature to their living space.

christmas gift ideas for wife over 50

Gratitude Journal

A gratitude journal is a thoughtful gift that encourages mindfulness and positive thinking. It provides a space for the recipient to reflect on and appreciate the positive aspects of their life, fostering a sense of gratitude. This simple yet powerful tool can contribute to improved mental well-being and is an excellent gift for anyone seeking to cultivate a more positive and thankful outlook.

christmas gift ideas for wife over 50

Cheese Board and Knives Set

A cheese board and knives set is a great gift for its combination of practicality and style. The set adds an elegant touch to social occasions, making it a versatile and welcome gift.

christmas gift ideas for wife over 50

Kindle Unlimited Membership

Kindle Unlimited makes a great gift for avid readers. It provides unlimited access to a vast library of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines, allowing the recipient to explore a diverse range of content. This thoughtful gift offers a convenient and cost-effective way for book lovers to discover new authors, genres, and titles, enhancing their reading experience.

Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause And Beyond

For any older woman in your life, in this life-changing book, I unpick the accepted status quo and negative stereotypes associated with women’s midlife and aging. I offer a radical research-based rebranding of midlife and menopause, highlighting the possibilities inherent in this transformational time in a woman’s life.

christmas gift ideas for wife over 50

Revitalize Self Study

Would you really like to treat your loved on? Give her back her confidence and zest for life? Why not buy her our Revitalize Self Study Course and watch her transform before your very eyes! 


I hope you’ve found this list of Christmas gift ideas for your wife over 50 useful. We think there’s something for everyone here and at every budget! Be sure to bookmark it for future gift-giving occasions! 

Rachel Lankester is the founder of Magnificent Midlife, author, host of the Magnificent Midlife Podcast, a midlife mentor and editor of the Mutton Club online magazine. After an initially devastating early menopause at 41, she dedicated herself to helping women vibrantly transition through the sometimes messy middle of life, helping them cope better with menopause and ageing in general, and create magnificent next chapters. She’s been featured in/on BBC Woman’s Hour, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, The Age Buster, Woman’s Weekly, Prima Magazine, eShe, Tatler HK and Woman’s Own amongst others. She believes we just get better with age. Get her book Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause and Beyond which was recommended in the New York Times.

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Last Updated on January 15, 2024 by Editorial Staff

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