Gift Ideas for a Senior Woman?

October 19, 2000

Senior WomanI need a gift for my husband's great aunt. She will be visiting this year for the holidays. She doesn't eat sweets and I don't really know much about her. What is a good gift for an elderly woman?


Vivian from San Jose, CA


December 4, 20000 found this helpful

To many of our senior citizens, things like stationary, STAMPS, and neat pens are a luxury. You could put them in a basket. Gift certificates for a store around her home. If she is a member of your family, how about a family picture of you.

These are just a few suggestions that I have used.


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December 4, 20000 found this helpful

My boyfriend just recently met my Grandmother. We were driving on the way to see my Aunt and when we stopped at a local gas station for drinks, he purchased a couple of lottery tickets and gave them to her. She was thrilled!


Living on a severe budget she doesn't buy frivolous things like lottery tickets. If she doesn't have an aversion to a little gambling, it might put a little spark in her smile.


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December 4, 20002 found this helpful

A great gift would be a lap blanket or a shawl to put around the shoulders.


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December 4, 20001 found this helpful

For the elderly aunt, if she likes to read, get her a book in large size print. Or if her eyesight is bad or she prefers not to read, an audiobook would be nice. Do you keep in touch with her on a regular basis? If so, how about stationery with a book of stamps included or a phone card so she can call you without worrying about the cost



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