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Gift for lady in her early 60s
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BringBackThinEyebrows · 04/12/2021 14:18

I'd love some ideas on what to buy for a woman in her early 60s. Budget is £100. She prefers staying in since lockdown rather than events or experiences, so maybe something she can use at home. Some info:

-Already has loads of beauty products and knows exactly what she likes
-Has a dog and loves country walks
-Has a tablet she enjoys using
-Likes stuff in National Trust shops
-Enjoys crafts but has tried to declutter her craft supplies this year
-Enjoys reading fiction (especially crime fiction)
-Likes clothes but doesn't treat herself to new clothes often
-Already has all the kitchen gadgets e.g. velvetiser

Any suggestions welcome Smile Especially if you're a similar age and know what you want.

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Jaxhog · 04/12/2021 14:22

A kindle (with some books already loaded.)

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XiCi · 04/12/2021 14:28

How about a book subscription? I've used mystery book club before. You get a beautifully packaged new book every month.

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ItsDinah · 04/12/2021 14:28

Scarf or shawl or hat. DOn't know what National Trust has but if she likes its stuff she would probably also like something from V and A or Liberty's. £100 a bit light for much in the way of scarves from Liberty but they have some wonderful silk-lined leather touchscreen gloves that would come in under budget.

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Laska2Meryls · 04/12/2021 14:28

www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-partners-luxury-cashmere-travel-wrap-scarf/p5685594
Cashmere wrap.. Also fab for snuggling up on sofa with a book.... Im same age... however I have this ( say more expensive) one from Toast on my list .. www.toa.st/products/fine-stripe-wool-cashmere-scarf-charcoal-oatmeal?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_fjZ4KzK9AIVa4BQBh0XdwgBEAQYBCABEgJSdvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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MintJulia · 04/12/2021 14:29

Does she have neoprene lined decent wellies?

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Innocenta · 04/12/2021 14:31

Recycled silk-covered notebook (similar to Nat Trust but a smaller business)

Set of letterpress cards

A couple of lovely Christmas decorations chosen to correspond to her interests - I mean the sort of beaded or embroidered, beautiful pieces you can buy individually.

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fretnot · 04/12/2021 14:33

A silk pillowcase as a beauty aid - space NK do one for around that budget I believe.

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dottiedodah · 04/12/2021 14:58

Im in my 50s and love long beads .Etsy have some lovely things .£100 is a decent budget .Shes lucky!

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AtlasPine · 04/12/2021 15:04

I’m around 60 and would second the silk pillowcase. I love mine.

Heated throw. Have just ordered one and am really looking forward to it when it’s not quite cold enough for expensive heating.

Moleskin stationery

Half Case of wine.

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TheCreamCaker · 04/12/2021 15:07

I'm 62, would hate a shawl or hat.

I love fruit-scented toiletries
a gift voucher to use at my hairdresser's, books that are about real-life crimes or medical procedures.
I also like cosy pyjamas and slippers/socks, gloves.
I love cats, so cat ornaments, calendars, books, etc.
Any "logic" puzzles or games, to test my brain.
Vodka, particularly flavoured ones.
chocolates, any except Thornton's.

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Blueberrycreampie · 04/12/2021 15:14

I'm in my 60s and I like Gin or good wine with quality nibbles!

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LiterallyKnowsBest · 04/12/2021 15:15

Half a case of biodynamic red wine. Not ‘organic’, not ‘natural’, biodynamic. (Might have to increase budget a little, or buy 4 or 5 bottles.)

Good wellies are an idea, though obviously sizing may be tricky. (Presumably she does still go out with the dog?)

A voucher towards some sunglasses - her choice.

Arizona Fur Birkenstocks.

I’m hesitating over choosing clothes for someone else for Christmas - everything will be reduced in the sales straight afterwards. And £100, though lovely, doesn’t go far on serious clothes. Maybe a voucher for either somewhere like Margaret Howell - which could be put towards say a shirt in the sales, or somewhere fun like Zara or & Other Stories - for something delightful when the new season stuff arrives.

Books, books, books.

Almost everything else I can think of - like Friend subscriptions to galleries or theatres, involves mixing with the virus-toting public …

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ErrolTheDragon · 04/12/2021 15:25

I'm nearly 61 and have no use for shawls or scarves.

I like nice houseplants, and beautiful good-sized cache pots for them.

One thing we've got this year which has enhanced our country walks is a pair of lightweight compact binoculars. We've got proper expensive ones for birdwatching but they're a bit heavy to have slung round your neck on a long walk. There are some below which are just within your budget. However, I wouldn't get something like this without checking that she doesn't already have some or wouldn't really want them,

https://shopping.rspb.org.uk/binoculars-scopes/birdwatching-binoculars/?mediacode=T17PPC0047&gclid=CO7qweO4yvQCFVQ-GwodPVoAZg&gclsrc=ds

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ErrolTheDragon · 04/12/2021 15:27

I definitely wouldn't want anyone to buy me wellies, or any other footwear - there are some things you really need to try on. And chances are someone of 60 with a dog already has what they want.

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LiterallyKnowsBest · 04/12/2021 16:01

Errol, my favourite ‘smart’ (town) wellies have just split at the heel, after nearly a decade of fabulousness. Haven’t quite decided what to get next, so I wouldn’t mind. And Birkenstocks are open, it’s not like buying a pair of loafers. (Either, of course, with the ability to return for a different size.)

(But I’m obviously listing things I would like ...)

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Innocenta · 04/12/2021 16:08

I love seeing ladies replying that they hate shawls! My mum is in her late 60s and I suspect would also not be too keen on one (though of course I realise many do love them, and I am among the shawl-lovers myself - not knocking them as a gift choice).

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LiterallyKnowsBest · 04/12/2021 16:22

I love seeing ladies replying that they hate shawls!

They probably also hate being referred to as ‘ladies’, too …

Xmas Angry

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Innocenta · 04/12/2021 16:32

Haha, maybe - @LiterallyKnowsBest - you know better than I do! I was just referring to the title of the thread, but I know 'ladies' isn't everyone's favourite. I think I was nineteen the first time someone referred to me as a lady (speaking to their young DC), and at the time I was chuffed Grin

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Proudboomer · 04/12/2021 16:36

Does she have a garden?


If so the national trust do a good selection of bird feeders and bird houses. You could do a hamper of feeders, seed, fat balls and nesting box.

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hotmeatymilk · 04/12/2021 16:39

Kendall mint cake subscription (if there is such a thing) for her walks. Bonus if you can get it from the national trust.

Has she a car? Assuming she’s exhausted her local walks, a book of walks for her nearest AONB or national park?

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Laska2Meryls · 04/12/2021 16:47

I dont want to be referred to as a Lady , but I have loved pashminas , Wraps etc since my 30s.. they have to be 100% Cashmere though..
Agree there are shawls and shawls ..

I'm early sixties now and certainly not one for staying at home, afternoon teas , pamper days, potted plants and NT cafes .. but I'd be absolutely over the moon to receive either of the ones I linked to above ( but especially the striped one from Toast ) ..

As well as a cashmere wrap I have asked for a new rucksack , books walking boots and a surf towel .. I'd also like some silver hand made jewellery ( but Id want to choose that myself ).... the best present I got last year was an electric bike ..a little over your budget though OP

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TreasuredMim · 04/12/2021 17:07

Anything cashmere - I like scarves and fingerless gloves.

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ApolloandDaphne · 04/12/2021 17:23

I am 59. I would like a jigsaw from the national gallery of an art work. I would also like a bottle of Harris gin and some silver earrings. Nice toiletries from Rituals would be appreciated. I also love getting socks. I don't read much but I listen to audio books a lot so an Audible gift card would be wonderful.

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