The sweetest part about Valentine’s Day is getting to celebrate all the important women in your life for all the little things they do, all year long. But choosing a thoughtful and unique gift for your favorite lady — whether it be your wife, mother or mother-in-law, daughter, sister, aunt, or grandma — can be surprisingly difficult, even for the most savvy gift-givers out there — especially if she’s of a certain age. This year, we’ve found the best Valentine’s Day gifts for older women around, so you don’t have to sweat it.
How to Choose a Unique Valentine’s Day Gift
Chocolates and flowers are sure to please, but they don’t last forever. Instead, why not choose something she can cherish for a good long while that will show her how much you care? When you’re dreaming up ideas for the special woman in your life, there are a few different tips you can use as a jumping off point to help you find the perfect present.
1. Pick something based on her favorite hobbies: As she gets older and has more time to pursue her passions, she’s sure to love something that will align with her go-to leisure time activities, like this heart-shaped cookware set ($200, Le Creuset) that will fuel her love of cooking, or this DIY knitting kit ($98.10, Etsy) for the knitting aficionado in your life.
2. Choose a luxe item she wouldn’t ordinarily buy for herself: Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to pamper her, and what better way to do so than by gifting her with something she wouldn’t normally indulge in, like these bathtub truffles ($32, Uncommon Goods) for her nightly soak, or this self-love skincare kit ($58, Sephora)? With these fine gifts, she’ll be able to truly treat herself and enjoy a little ‘me’ time.
3. Consider her go-to staples: If you want to go the classic route and opt for jewelry, but aren’t sure what she’ll love most, think about the colors that she wears most often or that you see most in her home. This delicate necklace ($45, Nordstrom) comes in gold, silver, and rose gold, so it’s sure to fit her personal style.
The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Older Women
Ready to shower the lady you love this V-Day? We’ve rounded up 13 gifts that will melt the heart of any woman over 50. Keep scrolling for Woman’s World’s top choices for the best Valentine’s Day gifts for older women.
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Nashelle Love Bar Pendant Necklace
Where to buy: $45, Nordstrom
We don’t blame you if you simply can’t resist buying your lady a special piece of jewelry on Valentine’s Day, so here’s a necklace she’s sure to hold close to her heart (cheesy pun intended). This stunning pendant comes in a classic sterling silver or a 14K gold- or trendy rose gold-plated fill, and features the word “love” in a delicate script font, so she’ll remember how you feel about her every single time she puts it on. It comes on an 18-inch link pendant chain.
Cocoa Butter Truffles Bathtub Soaks
Where to buy: $32, Uncommon Goods
There’s a reason that chocolates are one of the top Valentine’s Day gifts out there, and it’s because we all deserve a little sweet treat from time to time. This set of tub truffles looks just as beautiful as a box of Godiva, but comes without the dreaded next-day sugar hangover — it's a win win! Each box of six includes a rose petal-, grapefruit eucalyptus-, lavender-, rosemary mint-, citrus spice-, and cafe mocha-scented truffle. These little delights are made up of nourishing and soothing ingredients, such as cocoa butter, kaolin clay, and essential oils, making them a must-have for her next soak in the tub.
Luckies of London Heart-Shaped Jigsaw Puzzle
Where to buy: From $9.09, Amazon
You don’t have to spend a million bucks to let your loved one know how much you care. Available in four colors, including gray, pink, mint green, and red, the outer gift box of this 10-piece heart-shaped jigsaw puzzle reads, “You complete me,” which is sure to make her feel all warm and fuzzy inside before she ever even opens the box. What's more, this puzzle allows for a personalized message that your giftee will discover as she puts the pieces together — truly sweet indeed.
Fleur Marché Le Romp Kit
Where to buy: $70, Fleur Marché
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is all the rage these days, with health experts touting its benefits for pain relief, anxiety, insomnia, and more. It’s also popping up in beauty products everywhere, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help with the visible signs of aging we’re all hoping to combat gracefully. As it turns out, those benefits can also extend to the bedroom, as seen in this Fleur Marché Le Romp kit. It features a personal intimacy oil and a heart-shaped bath bomb, which will set the mood for a sensuous night to come.
The oil has ingredients such as jasmine, coconut, argan, and CBD to help get you in the mood and create a softer glide, eliminating the vaginal dryness that can often accompany menopause. The bath bomb, meanwhile, is perfect for a relaxing bubble bath for two, helping to ease muscle aches and pains.
Lunya Washable Silk Tee Set
Where to buy: $198, Lunya
So many of us end up falling asleep in ratty old sweats (guilty!) that a stunning set of pj's is a luxury that often gets overlooked. So why not gift her this silky set of of a relaxed fit tee and shorts, which feature thermoregulated fabric that's ideal for older women adapting to temperature changes that occur during menopause? With this sweet find, gone will be the nights spent waking up drenched in sweat due to heavy, non-breathable pajamas. It's available in eight pretty colors and sizes range from XS/S to 3XL. The no-bunch waistband is an added bonus for comfort, bringing a whole new meaning to the term "beauty sleep."
Heart-Shaped Tea Bags
Where to buy: $30, Uncommon Goods
Tea is chock full of health benefits, especially for women over 50, so tea lovers will go gaga for this set of 15 heart-shaped tea bags, including five English breakfast, five Earl Grey, and five White Berry. She’ll think of you as she sips on her morning cuppa (whose heart wouldn’t swell just looking at these beautiful tea bags?), and each soothing sip will provide plenty of benefits for her overall health and well-being.
Hoya Heart Duo
Where to buy: $50, The Sill
Whether she’s your resident green thumb and spends every waking moment in her garden or simply admires nature from afar, you can’t go wrong with a pair of succulents (heart-shaped, no less!) that she can place in her favorite spot to admire all day long. Succulents are also easy to maintain with ample sunlight, as they require infrequent waterings. This set of two comes with a matching saucer in your choice of three signature Valentine’s Day hues (strawberry, cream, or blush) that are sure to make her smile every time she passes by.
Le Creuset Heart Cookware Set
Where to buy: $200, Le Creuset
If you’re looking for an extra-special gift for the fabulous at-home chef in your life, look no further than this enameled cast iron cookware set from Le Creuset that's not only durable enough to stand up to whatever she’s whipping up in the kitchen, it will look beyond beautiful, even when stored on her countertops. Included are a heart-shaped baking dish and a cocotte with a matching silicone heart-shaped trivet that feature all oven-safe materials and a shiny glaze that's resistant to chips, scratches, and stains. The cocotte has an oven-safe stainless steel knob and the stoneware will evenly distribute heat during baking for flawless browning, making this a practical gift she’ll treasure forever.
Herbivore Self Love Facial Ritual Kit
Where to buy: $48 (Originally $58), Sephora
Every woman deserves a little ‘me’ time to help look and feel her best, so this gift set featuring a slew of self-care products is sure to win her heart. Featuring a hydrating mist, a moisturizing hemp-rich oil, an exfoliating facial treatment, and a facial-massaging gua sha tool, this kit has everything she'll need to nourish her skin as she treats herself to a little TLC.
She’ll start by exfoliating skin with the 10-minute Prism Glow facial ($58, Sephora) before rinsing and spritzing on the Rose Hibiscus face mist ($32, Sephora) to tone and hydrate. Then she’ll massage in the Emerald hemp seed facial oil ($48, Sephora) using the rose quartz gua sha tool ($18, Sephora), which helps to smooth, de-puff, and rejuvenate the skin.
Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw
Where to buy: $39.50, Nordstrom
This cushy throw with stylish fringe at the trim has more than 1,300 five-star reviews online, making it a must-buy for the lady in your life who loves to snuggle up after a long day with her favorite book, movie, or TV show. It's available In 12 stunning shades, so it will also match any color palette.
One recent buyer put it best, writing, “I just bought my third Kennebunk Plush Throw and can't recommend them enough! They are incredibly soft and warm. Perfect for reading in front of the fire. And they come out of the wash just like new.”
Volupsa Pedastal Gift Set
Where to buy: $50, Sephora.com
Whether she’s cozying up on the couch, enjoying a candlelit dinner, or setting the mood for a relaxing bath or shower, candles are an essential (and easy!) way to create a romantic mood. This four-piece set comes in either warm tone glass jars (which we love for Valentine’s Day!) or cool tones if she prefers blues, purples, and greens, that make for a nice piece of home décor. What's more, the included exotic fragrances (a coconut wax blend of Goji tarocco orange, persimmon & copal, Baltic amber, and gilt pomander & hinoki) will transport her to another place entirely, making her swoon with every sniff.
DIY Chunky Knit Blanket Kit
Where to buy: $98.10 (Originally $109), Etsy
If your giftee loves knitting in her spare time, she’ll definitely want this DIY kit to create her own version of a giant oversized knit throw. Equal parts practical and beautiful, it’ll look great on her couch or bed. Not only are these blankets ultra stylish, they’re also insanely cozy, and she’ll feel proud slipping under it knowing it was all thanks to her handiwork... and your thoughtful gift.
Slip Beauty Sleep Collection Kit
Where to buy: $95.20 (Originally $119), Slip
Getting a good night’s sleep is especially important as we age, and setting up your bedroom for better sleep is crucial. That’s why we love this Slip gift set, which includes a silk pillowcase and sleep mask. Not only do they look luxurious, silk pillowcases have been proven to help reduce creasing and tugging on delicate facial skin, leaving you looking as well-rested as you’ll feel. An added bonus is reduced bedhead, so her ‘do will look just as good in the morning as it did when she went to sleep, saving her time the next day. Coming in three stylish color combos, including white and pink, caramel and black, and caramel and leopard, this kit will make her thank you every time she wakes up looking — and feeling! — refreshed and ready to start her day off right.