It’s easy to get stuck on an idea for the perfect gift for a family member or friend. While gift cards and flowers are always appreciated, a well-thought out gift will be remembered for years to come.
The list of gift ideas for women over 40 years old below covers a large range of interests and will certainly help you find the ideal gift for your mom, sister, aunt, friend, and more.
Gift Ideas For Women Over 40
For the Coffee and Tea Lover: Starbucks Coffee and Teavana Tea Extravagant Gift Basket
Any Starbucks fan would be thrilled to receive this basket of coffee, tea, and sweets.
The reusable basket features Starbucks Ground Coffee Veranda Blend and Pike Place Medium Roast. Teavana Chai Black Tea, Jade Citrus Mint Flavored Green Tea, and Peach Tranquility Flavored Herbal Infusion Tea are included.
Milk chocolate honey grahams, J&M caramel sea salt cookies, and white truffles from Lindt are the perfect addition to a relaxing conversation with friends.
A Starbucks stainless steel tumbler with lid and straw is a fun gift on its own.
All of these items together make a fantastic gift basket that will be long remembered.
For the Ultimate Wardrobe: Create A Capsule Wardrobe Guide
Sometimes more stuff isn’t what is needed to find happiness and contentment. Many women who have adapted the capsule wardrobe into their life have found themselves feeling less weighed down and much happier.
The idea is to find the perfect pieces to create several different looks while staying organized. Readers will learn how to finally get rid of items they keep holding on to and simplify their closet and outfit planning.
For the Planner: Clever Fox Planner PRO Weekly & Monthly Life Undated Planner
Planners have become more and more popular over the last few years with companies even offering accessories for them.
If you have a planner in your life, this undated Clever Fox Planner is the perfect gift.
It features sections such as 3-month and 1-year goals for every aspect of your life. Plenty of pages for mind mapping and doodling are included.
It allows you to reflect back on the previous month so you can see your goals come to light.
The 8.5 x 11″ planner has a soft leather cover and is available in orange or turquoise. It’s certain to be a big hit.
To Spoil Her Senseless: Indulgent Experiences From Virgin Experiences
It’s always fun to get a taste of the high life, and Virgin experiences will take her away from her troubles and let her live like royalty for a few hours.
Not only can she enjoy spa days, chocolate tours and five-star dining experiences, but many of them are offered in unique settings as well. She can enjoy wines and cheeses during a cruise of the New York City coastline; she can sip on cocktails as she takes an aerial tour of San Francisco; she can be waited on by black-jacket servers during a Napa Valley train ride. The possibilities are endless with Virgin!
Relieve Sore Muscles: Naipo Neck Massager & Adjustable Intensity Shiatsu Back Shoulder Massager
This electric heat massager can be used in the car, office, or at home. It’s designed to offer deep tissue massage to your neck, shoulders, back, or legs.
The direction, heat, and intensity are all adjustable.
It automatically shuts off after 15 minutes. The Naipo Neck Massager would make an excellent gift for anyone.
Inviting Hammock Chair: Sorbus Hanging Rope Hammock Chair Swing Seat
This inviting hammock swing can be hung from your favorite shade tree or on the porch. Made of polyester and cotton, it holds up to 275 lbs.
The 17 x 17″ seat cushions offer a relaxing place to read a book, take a nap, or just hang out.
The Gift of Pearls: THE PEARL SOURCE Genuine Freshwater Cultured Pearl Infinity Pendant Necklace
Infinity jewelry alone is a great gift, and pearls are always a hit. When you combine the 2, you have a beautiful piece that is sure to be loved by all.
If you have a friend or family member in your life that rarely splurges on herself, this is something she will treasure forever.
The 9-10 mm freshwater cultured pearl sits elegantly on the sterling silver infinity symbol. The 17″ chain is also sterling silver. You can choose a pink or white pearl, and it comes beautifully packaged.
This would make an excellent birthday, Mother’s Day, or Christmas gift.
For the Organizer: DYMO LetraTag LT-100H Plus Handheld Label Maker
If you have someone in your life that loves to be organized, this DYMO label maker would make an excellent gift.
It’s so easy and fun to make the labels, soon they’ll have everything marked.
It has 5 font sizes, 7 print styles, and 8 box styles.
You can print up to 2 lines and easily see exactly how it will be printed.
It comes with 3 extra label cassettes.
Prints Straight From Your Phone: HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer
Available in Black Noir, Blush, and Luna Pearl, this printer allows you to print your favorite photos directly from your phone. It’s so easy to use, anyone would love to have one.
It’s able to have multiple phones synced to it at once, and has Bluetooth so it’s always ready to print.
It comes with 10 sheets of 2 x 3 peel-and-stick backing paper so you can use them as stickers also.
Fragrance for the Home: Tocca Bora Bora Vanilla & Jasmine Diffuser
Most women over 40 love to try new candles and diffusers, and this is one that will not disappoint. Available in 6 scents including Patchouli and Amber, Salt Air and Cucumber, and more.
The elegant design will go with any home decor, and the scents last up to 60 days.
For the Entertainer: Bambüsi Bamboo Cheese Board Set
This bamboo serving tray is perfect for the woman who loves to entertain. It is bordered with edges to easily hold crackers or other small foods and has a hidden cutlery drawer with 4 included stainless steel utensils.
This would make an excellent hostess or birthday gift.
For the Gardener: Garden Tools Basket Set
Everyone that loves to garden appreciates new tools. This heavy duty bag comes with a pair of gardening gloves, a spray bottle, and 6 tools.
It’s available in green or khaki and can also be purchased with a fold up chair so she can garden with ease.
Stay Healthy & Hydrated: Savvy Infusion Water Bottle
For the busy and health conscious friend over 40 or family member in your life, the Savvy Infusion water bottle is a great gift idea.
Available in 24 and 32-ounce, this water bottle is 100% leak proof and made of shatterproof Tritan plastic.
It’s easy to clean and easy to use. Just put in a few slices of your favorite fruit and add water. They are super cute and can be taken anywhere.
They’re available in black, blue, green, pink, red, rose gold, and teal.
It’s a gift so fun you’ll want one for yourself.
S’Well Water Bottles for Everyone: S’well Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Water bottles have made a huge appearance lately. It seems as though everyone has their favorite tumbler or bottle. S’Well water bottles are vacuum insulated with triple-wall construction keeping drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours.
Made of BPA-free 18/8 stainless steel, these 17-ounce bottles are made to last.
They’re available in a wide range of colors including green jasper, ocean blue, sangria, and many more. It’s an ideal gift for any occasion for any friend or family member.
Get Her Out of Her Comfort Zone: Do One Thing Every Day That Inspires You: A Creativity Journal
Designed to inspire and keep the creative juices flowing, this book is a great gift for anyone. It features small tasks to complete each day from drawing an object to writing the beginning of a story.
It has plenty of space for jotting down ideas.
A thoughtful and unique idea, this book is sure to be appreciated.
For the Tea Lover: Twinings Tea Bags Sampler Assortment
A perfect way to try new flavors, this sampler includes 40 different flavors for the tea enthusiast in your life.
Different flavors of green tea, lemon and ginger, and earl grey are just a few of the samples in this gift set.
She’ll Love These Earrings: Gem Stone King 925 Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Perfect for a night out, these pear shaped sterling silver earrings will be the envy of everyone who sees her wearing them.
Available in aquamarine, blue, green, and red, these earrings will be treasured for many years.
They make a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, and anniversaries.
Perfect for the Cook & Gardener: Herb Garden Starter Kit
An excellent gift for the beginner or those with experience growing herbs, this starter kit is a great idea for any occasion.
It comes with everything needed to grow basil, cilantro, thyme, sage, and parsley.
Once they’re grown, she’ll love being able to add her own spices to recipes.
Turn Your Bath Into a Spa: HanZá 8 Bath Bombs Gift Set
This set of 8 different bath bombs is sure to be a hit. Each one is made of ingredients that include shea butter and essential oils.
The variety of fragrances include eucalyptus and peppermint, cedarwood and sage, lavender and vanilla, and more.
It arrives in a beautiful package and, upon opening, she’ll love the colorful packaging of each bath bomb.
Bird Watch From Your Window: Birdious Deluxe Window Bird Feeder
This handy bird feeder will fit right on any window with weather resistant suction cups. It’s available in 3 designs with the choice of 1, 2, or 3 feeders.
It has multiple drain holes, and the removable tray makes it easy to clean.
This is a perfect gift for anyone that loves birds or nature in general.
Write About Your Travels: Leather Writing Journal Notebook
For friends that love to write and/or travel, this is an incredibly thoughtful gift. Beautifully crafted, this Maleden spiral notebook can be refilled time and again.
Available in black, brown, deep blue, sky blue, and red, this would make a wonderful gift for anyone.
The Perfect Backpack: ZOMAKE Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack
The Zomake lightweight backpack is water resistant and made of tear resistant nylon. It’s perfect for day trips, hiking, vacations, and much more. It easily folds into a compact bag and can be kept in your car or luggage until needed.
It’s available in 14 different colors, so you’re certain to find the perfect one for any of your family members or friends.
For the Yoga Enthusiast: ELENTURE Full-Zip Exercise Yoga Mat Carry Bag
For yoga lovers, these fun mat carry bags come in a huge variety of colors and patters including bohemian, paisley, and solid colors.
The shoulder strap is adjustable, and the pockets are perfect for keys or cell phones.
These bags are a fun gift that anyone would love to receive.
Take Photos in Style: Kattee Military Style Canvas DSLR Camera Backpack
This rugged camera backpack will keep your equipment safe and dry no matter where your adventures take you.
It’s available in dark grey or military green. The bag is actually 2 bags in one. The bottom part holds your camera equipment, and the top holds anything else you may need.
The accessories and fasteners are made of cowhide and metal. This great looking backpack would be the perfect gift for the photographer over 40 in your life.
Inspiring Photo Ideas: The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas
Perfect for the seasoned photographer and beginners alike, this book has over 307 ideas for photos.
It also features several popular photographers and gives tips on improving your shots and editing.
A great fun gift for anyone that enjoys taking pictures.
Book & Puzzle Combo: White Mountain Puzzles “Best Sellers”, Vintage Book Covers Collage, 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
For the book and jigsaw puzzle lover, this 1000 piece puzzle is a fun and unique gift idea for the woman over 40 years old in your life.
It features the covers of best-selling books from years past including Charlotte’s Web, The Godfather, and The Hobbit.
The pieces are a bit larger than normal 1000 piece puzzles for easier handling.
Show Your Love of Books: Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be – Book Pendant
If you have a friend or family member over 40 that adores books, she will love this pendant. It is 1″ round and the bronze chain is 24″ in length.
It would make a fun memorable gift for any book lover.
For the Passionate Reader: The Book Lover’s Journal
Another great gift for book lovers is this journal that includes space to record the books she’s read, her opinion, and extra space for her thoughts on the book.
It features sections that include a book wish list, books she’s loaned out, and much more.
The Book Lover’s Journal is a spiral hardcover that would make a perfect gift.
Bit by the Travel Bug: Journeys of a Lifetime, Second Edition: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips
For the adventurer in your life, National Geographic’s travel writers listed their all-time favorite trips. It features 500 destinations both well-known and those less-traveled.
It includes beautiful photographs, maps, tips, and so much more.
It’s the ideal gift for any woman that travels or is trying to decide the perfect trip.
Encourage Her to Explore: She Explores: Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild
For any 40+ years old woman craving to explore, this book is an incredible guide. It showcases the stories of 40 different women who took the plunge and lived out an adventure.
It includes tips for planning, preparing for the unknown, items you may need, and so much more.
It not only prepares anyone for their adventure, it also inspires.
Cute Wine Lover Gift: Swig 9oz Stemless Wine Cup
Swig’s stainless steel wine tumblers are always a huge hit for any wine lover. The tumblers are vacuum sealed to keep drinks cold up to 9 hours or hot for 3 hours. It features a push-seal lid and you don’t have to worry about condensation.
They’re available in a variety of colors, so you’re certain to find the perfect one to suit your friend or loved one’s style.
Give Her a Spa Day at Home: Spa Gift Basket Refreshing Pomegranate Fragrance
Everything she could possibly need for a much needed relaxing bath is in this gift basket. The 10-piece set includes lotions, scrubs, bath bombs, bubble bath, and more.
She’ll love the refreshing pomegranate scent.
This is a great birthday or just because gift for any 40 years old woman in your life.
Wrapped in Comfort: Genteele Sherpa Throw Blanket
Just about every woman loves receiving a new luxurious blanket. This sherpa throw by Genteele comes in 3 sizes and features cashmere velvet on one side and faux-sheepskin on the other.
It’s available in navy, teal, brown, gray, burgundy, and purple.
This is a gift she’ll love for many years.
Color Fun: Complete Adult Coloring Book Kit
While this isn’t something a woman in her 40’s may would buy for herself, adult coloring books have grown in popularity significantly in the last couple of years. This set comes with everything she needs to get started with a new hobby.
It comes with 12 colored pencils, an inspirational coloring book, a sharpener, and a pouch all in a sleek carrying case.
For Scrapbook Lovers: me & my BIG ideas Pocket Pages Scrapbook Page Kit
Scrapbooking is still a popular hobby, and anyone that enjoys it will love this kit from me and my BIG ideas.
Designed to fit into a 3-ring binder, this set will help her complete 10 pages for her album.
Everything is coordinated for a perfect layout.
Comfy Socks & Wine: If You Can Read This Bring Me Some Wine Socks
Everyone loves receiving new comfy socks, and this set adds a little fun. It playfully instructs whoever can read it to deliver some wine.
It comes in a fun gift box with 2 pairs – one red and white, the other black and white.
Made of 80% cotton, 18% spandex, and 2% elastic, this is a great gift for anyone on your list.
Let Her Tell the World it’s Her Birthday: Birthday Girl V-Neck T-Shirt
Every woman should be celebrated on her birthday, and what is more fun than a cute shirt to wear on her special day?
Available in black or watermelon, the black tee is 100% cotton, and the watermelon is 50/50 poly blend.
It comes in sizes small – 2X.
She’ll love going out with her friends in this fun t-shirt.
GOT & Wine Fans: Game of Thrones Inspired Wine Quotes Set of 4
Game of Thrones may be coming to an end, but it’s popularity will last for years. This set of 4 wine glasses will be a huge hit for any fan. The 15 ounce stemless glasses are dishwasher safe.
This would make a perfect birthday or hostess gift.
Discover Ancestors: 23andMe DNA Test – Ancestry Personal Genetic Service
Another gift idea for women over 40 that is growing in popularity is the 23andMe DNA test that helps you discover your genetic ancestry. It covers over 1000 regions and breaks down your ancestry composition.
A fun and unique gift any family member or friend would love to receive, you may just have to get one for yourself as well.
A Gift of Encouragement: She Believed She Could, So She Did (mini book)
This hardcover book of inspirational quotes is perfect for any friend or family member. Beautifully illustrated, it also comes with a 24K gold-plated charm that can be used on the bookmark or removed to wear as a charm.
For the One Who’s Always Cold: THE COMFY: Original Blanket Sweatshirt
We all know someone who is always cold no matter the season. This over-sized blanket sweatshirt will solve that problem quickly. Made by 2 Brothers, The Comfy is one size fits all and is available in a variety of colors.
The inside is lined with sherpa, and it features a hood and front pocket. It’s super easy to care for, just toss in the washer on cold and tumble dry low.
This is a great fun gift for anyone in your life for any occasion.
Shopping for a gift should be fun and exciting. The idea should be to find something that a woman over 40 years old normally wouldn’t by for herself.
Hopefully, this list gave you some great ideas that aren’t necessarily the norm. Be sure to comment about a memorable gift you’ve received. Feel free to share with your friends and family. You never know, they may subtly hint about a gift they’ve been wanting.