When I started giving gift baskets, I purchased an enormous roll of cellophane wrap from amazon to wrap the baskets in. The cellophane was a great investment for me and considering how much I’ve used it and how much I have left, I suspect that this will last until I’m 50.
You can get your very own giant roll of cellophane from Amazon here.
Maybe women over 60 place less value on material things. Fortunately, as the founder of Sixty and Me, a community of over 50,000 women over 60, I have plenty of people to turn to for ideas.
So, to help you choose the perfect gift for the women over 60 in your life, I asked the other members of the community what they considered to be the best gifts.
Page 1 of 2Everyone has been in this situation: You just started dating someone only to find out their birthday is right around the corner. Here you are, with a new relationship and just as you're getting to know the person, their birthday rolls up out of nowhere and leaves you wondering about the gift.
As if deciding what to wear on dates isn’t hard enough, now you’re stuck deciding what gift to buy – or even you should get them anything at all – for their birthday.
Yes, thirty individually wrapped gifts to be opened by yours truly over the course of 30 days. It really helped me get excited for going off to kindergarten.” I couldn’t believe how much she remembered from those early years! Instead of only one day to celebrate my birthday, it turned into a month-long celebration…one I’ll not soon forget.
The pressure to nail the proper gift that says how you feel without going overboard (or being underwhelming) is more stressful than obsessively checking your phone for a text, an email, or even (gasp) a call back.
You can put gift baskets in anything, boxes from Costco covered in wrapping paper, shipping boxes if you plan to mail it out, organizing totes from the dollar store, or baskets from Homegoods or TJ Maxx.
Keep your eyes open and when you see a basket that’s a great price, snap it up.
One of the worst things that you can do is to choose a gift based on aging stereotypes or, worse, “anti-aging” messages.
So, before you start searching for cookware, skin cream, bath salts, or knitting wool, take the time to understand the unique personality of the special woman in your life.
I’ll be the first to admit that finding gift ideas for women over 60 is tough – even when you’re one yourself!
As I’ve gotten a little older, I’ve started to notice that buying presents for my friends has become more difficult.
Then there is nothing cooler than BYOB, or Brewing Your Own Beer. If you're unfamiliar with the world of board games beyond Monopoly, Settlers of Catan is a great place to start — just don't forget to put away all of the little pieces before you have sex on the table after you win. He probably jots his thoughts down on whatever's handy, like in his phone in a million files in his notes app. Sometimes giving a guy winter gear can look a bit grandma-ish, but grandma can't text, can she? Like, a hardcore, take-no-prisoners, I-forgot-to-eat-because-I-was-gaming gamer? If you're a gamer too, you can join in, and if you're not, he'll appreciate that you're supportive of his hobby. Instead, get a gift card that approximately amounts to seeing a set number of movies together.
Brooklyn Brew Shop makes kits in a variety of flavors that make DIY brewing easy to do, and you two can get your brew on together. Trying to figure out how to get a tiny game piece out of your butt can definitely bring two people closer together, but you might want to wait til you've known each other a little bit longer for that.6. He'll love when he writes his ideas in that sweet Moleskine pad or unique leather notebook — and it's way, way classier. (Or maybe yours can, in which case, props to your grandma.) Texting glove are super functional and super stylish. And when he's gaming, it's a great excuse for you to catch up on 9.
Speaking of which, women over 60 want to own things that reflect their interests and personality. Most women over 60 have at least one or two things that we are crazy about. Others have hobbies or activities that we couldn’t live without.
After six decades of gathering “stuff,” many of us are downsizing our lives and only have time for objects which we, in the words of William Morris “know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” The last thing we want is more clutter around the house, just at a time when we’re trying to get organized. When you do, you will give us two presents – the experience or object that you choose and the knowledge that you care enough to see us as people, not as a demographic.