Buying gifts for 70 year old women can seem challenging. At this stage of life, they likely already have most of what they need and want. However, the right gift can bring joy, spark nostalgia, create comfort, or simply make daily tasks a little easier.
With some thoughtful consideration of her interests and needs, you can find a gift that will truly delight her. Here are 21 unusual yet practical gift ideas to consider for the 70-year-old woman in your life.
Create special memories with tickets to events or activities she will enjoy. At 70, life is to be enjoyed, and new experiences are welcomed.
1. Concert Tickets
Consider her taste in music and buy two tickets to see a favorite musician or band in concert. The shared experience with you or a friend is sure to make her smile.
2. Subscription to the Symphony
Classical music often holds nostalgic appeal. Treat her to a subscription series at the local symphony so she has several concert nights to anticipate.
3. Theater Tickets
Broadway musicals or plays bring the magic of theater to life. Give the gift of an enjoyable night out at a special performance.
4. Adult Coloring Book and Pencils
Adult coloring books are enjoyable hobbies that reduce stress through creative expression. Choose an intricate book with her favorite designs along with a set of colored pencils or markers. The activities spark nostalgia for childhood while focusing her mind on the present.
At 70, taking time to relax and treat herself may fall by the wayside amid other priorities. Pampering gifts gives her a license to indulge.
5. Massage or Reflexology
Treat her sore muscles and feet with the healing power of touch. A massage or reflexology session promotes overall wellbeing at any age.
6. Manicure / Pedicure
Let her nails be professionally prettied with a manicure, pedicure or both. She’ll have extra incentive to flip through magazines or chat with a friend while being pampered.
7. Luxurious Robe and Slippers
Few things feel better than wrapping up in a plush robe and slippers. Choose super soft, lightweight fabrics that promise comfort all year long.
8. High Tea for Two
Delight her inner Anglophile with an afternoon English high tea, complete with finger sandwiches, scones, desserts and unlimited tea in delicate cups.
Take her back in time with a gift that reminds her of treasured memories. When did inventive timeline books and products celebrate milestones with a fun retrospective on the years gone by?
9. “When I Was Born” Newspaper
This old-fashioned looking front page replicates newspapers from the era when she was born. It chronicles major events and prices from that year she may recall.
10. Personalized Playlist from Her Birth Year
Curate a playlist of 30-40 hit songs from the year she was born. The familiar tunes are guaranteed to make her smile and transport her back through music.
11. “When You Were Born” Book
This colorful hard page book highlights interesting facts, prices, pop culture and major events from the time of her birth 70 years ago. Sprinkled with cultural commentary, it’s a lively read down memory lane.
12. Nostalgic Movie Night Basket
Curate a gift basket with classic movie theater candy like Raisinets, Milk Duds, Red Hots, popcorn packets along with two movies from 1970. Make an at home date night replicating trips to the cinema back in the day.
Sentiment goes a long way for 70 year olds. These heartfelt gifts express how much you care.
13. Scrapbook of Old Photos
Make copies of old photos and create a scrapbook organizing them by decade or year. Add captions, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia. The completed book captures memories to treasure.
14. Framed Photo Collage
Select several meaningful photos spanning different decades of her life and frame in a modern collage layout. Images of past joys make meaningful art for her home.
15. Handwritten Letter of Appreciation
Heartfelt words speak louder than store bought cards. Pen a meaningful letter to celebrate her influence as a mother, grandmother, mentor – whatever her role has meant to you through the years. Enclose it in a nice card she can save.
16. “100 Things We Love About You” Jar
Work with family to make a list of 100 things you love, admire, or appreciate about her. Write them on slips of paper and place them in a jar or box that she can draw from whenever she needs a little lift.
Useful tools and products boost comfort and convenience in daily routines. These practical gifts demonstrate your care by making tasks simpler.
17. Technology Gifts
Upgrade her phone, tablet, e-reader, or laptop to the latest model with senior-friendly larger buttons and screen size. Install important apps and contacts to set her up to successfully utilize the features. However, be aware of the scammers that target seniors.
18. Daily Living Aids
19. Quality Kitchenware
Replace worn pots, pans, small appliances and knives so cooking and baking bring joy once more. Consider ergonomic designs for easy handling.
20. Cold Weather Essentials
Keep her cozy with plush slippers, soft blankets, warm pajamas, or an upgraded winter coat, scarf, and gloves. Staying warm brings comfort during cold snaps.
21. DNA Ancestry Kit
Help connect her to forgotten family ties and cultural heritage through an ancestry kit. The process of sending in a DNA sample to receive information on ethnic backgrounds and even potential relative matches across continents is fascinating. Pique her curiosity and expand world understanding.
The 70th birthday marks an exciting transition into a brand new season of life. Whether you give the gift of happy memories, simple pleasures, comfort, or companionship, let your present reflect what makes this remarkable woman special. The right gift conveys deep care and appreciation for the blessing her friendship provides in your life.