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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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Double3xposure · 05/12/2021 00:35

@merrymelody

Age isn't as much of a factor as personality in choosing gifts. Especially for adults.

I agree with this. I would hate / be offended by so many of the ( well intended I’m sure ) suggestions on this thread. To me they seem suitable for someone of 90 not 60.

So clearly women of 60 are not of a hive mind any more that women of 30.
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MostlyGuesswork · 05/12/2021 00:20

I'm 60 and would be greatly offended if presented with a shawl!

I'd like some kick-ass power tools, garden bulbs, book of crafting ideas/ recipes/local history with appealing photos.

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DahliaMacNamara · 05/12/2021 00:05

@fluffiphlox

I think you need to think about the person not their age. I’m 63 and would be deeply unimpressed by some of these suggestions.

Quite. I have a friend a similar age, and outside of drink and chocolates, she's only interested in gigs and band merchandise. Which is why she's my friend.
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RunnerDown · 04/12/2021 23:41

Anything cashmere.
Voucher for either Jo Malone or White Company.
Plant or flower subscription. I had Freddie’s flowers for a while and they were lovely.
Gin.

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fluffiphlox · 04/12/2021 23:39

I think you need to think about the person not their age. I’m 63 and would be deeply unimpressed by some of these suggestions.

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Jaxhog · 04/12/2021 23:37

(I'm in my 60s)
Turtle Doves do a great line in recycled cashmere e.g. fingerless gloves. Very nice for cold weather if you have arthritis.

And a Kindle. (I have one as does my 92 yr old mum). Better for the eyes than a tablet (I have several). Maybe add in a kindle unlimited subscription?

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flimflammingo · 04/12/2021 23:36

I'm ten years younger and I like the Welsh blanket idea best.

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SilverBelle · 04/12/2021 23:32

And one more thing... a Santa head bauble to remind me of the huge blow-moulded one we had at home in the 1960s.

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SilverBelle · 04/12/2021 23:31

Oh, and some of those hot chocolate bombes with a gingerbread marshmallow inside.

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SilverBelle · 04/12/2021 23:30

A magnifying glass on a neck chain.

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EdgeOfTheSky · 04/12/2021 23:28

I am early 60s and I would like:

A sweater from Celtic&Co, one of the ones with the fair isle or float stitch yokes

‘Technical’ walking trousers, maybe Rab or Berghaus

A really lovely wool blanket for the sofa

A good quality ice cream maker

A National Art Pass

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MrsPsmalls · 04/12/2021 23:22

I'm approaching 60. My list is
A flower subscription
Amazon voucher,
Afternoon tea voucher,
Lego vase of flower set,
Wasgij jigsaw puzzle
Lidl pistachios
Teddy fleecy bedding
Galler chocolate
Gin liqueur
Revlon one step
Silver Etsy jewellery

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tearinghairout · 04/12/2021 22:50

I'm 62 and I love Chanel no 5 bath stuff and good quality chocs, or some liqueur like Amaretto or cherry brandy. I'd love a subscription to my local indy cinema. If it's a dream gift, I'd say a telescope or a metal detector. I can't wear cashmere or wool and I have enough candles, wellies and houseplants. The books subscription is a good idea too. But I give a lot of money to charities that help people with working animals so if you supported eg The Brooke or Send A Cow in my name I'd be very pleased!

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Sonex · 04/12/2021 22:39

A shawl? Wow, didn't know they still existed outside of Victorian times. Why wouldn't you just put a hoodie or a jumper or a cardigan on?

Anyway, a nice fleece blanket.good for this time of year? A kindle is not much more than £100 if she doesn't already have one.

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Bouledeneige · 04/12/2021 22:34

Oh yes I also agree with houseplants. I love cacti and succulents.

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Bouledeneige · 04/12/2021 22:33

I also like perfume like Miss Dior and Cristalle. Amongst others.

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peaceanddove · 04/12/2021 22:33

Definitely a real silk pillowcase (not satin). I think that Slip do the best ones, and they do matching eye masks too. My friend has just turned 60 and she is thrilled with the one I bought her. Also Temple Spa do an incredible pillow spray called Quietude which I have used for years.

Or, if she has a dog what about the gorgeous leather leads and matching dog jumpers from Boden?

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Bouledeneige · 04/12/2021 22:31

I'm nearly 60. I wouldn't want old lady stuff from the National Trust. Definitely not a shawl!

I love scented candles and difuser oils and reeds eg. from White Company, I also love the knitwear at White Company. I also love my cashmere fingerless gloves and woollens from places like Brora, as well as herringbone throws/blankets. Also cool quirky canvas shopping totes. I also like big scarves I can wrap around my neck. I also love long necklaces with a globe or long link necklaces from Missoma.

I have friend subscriptions for the Tate snd RA.

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Muchtoomuchtodo · 04/12/2021 22:29

How about subscription for something?

Flowers, gin, magazine, chocolates or similar? Spread the gift out over a few months.

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Kshhuxnxk · 04/12/2021 22:28

Ooh, something nice from House of Bruar - loads of cool cardi's perfect for dog walking but still looking stylish? www.houseofbruar.com/ladies/knitwear/?style=fairisles

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junebirthdaygirl · 04/12/2021 22:25

In that age bracket
Favouriite presents are flowers and plants and especially big garden pots as l struggle with paying out that money myself but l love them. Get months of enjoyment planting them up..would also love 100 for local good garden centre as could have a great time picking stuff out.
Also the aidea of getting a book or a magazine delivered each month would be a lovely treat. My dd, half my age got that and loved it. Would be a gift that kept on giving for a while which is always exciting.
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And jigsaws would suit me too as long as not impossible but only a few love these.
I would appreciate a hamper of nice tasty bits too.

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thenightsky · 04/12/2021 22:24

I'm 62 and would like a year's supply of amazon audio credits.

Or:

a low level jack for my sports car.
a set of good allen keys for car tinkering (up to a 9)

thermal socks without hurty sharp, lumpy seams.

a Hoodie.

One of them big slippers that plug in and keep your feet warm.

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Missymare · 04/12/2021 22:14

How about some recycled cashmere fingerless gloves from Turtle Doves for one of the presents. They are beautiful, soft and so cosy and you can lower them on to your wrist whilst driving.
www.turtle-doves.co.uk/collections/fingerless-gloves

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merrymelody · 04/12/2021 22:09

Age isn't as much of a factor as personality in choosing gifts. Especially for adults.

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ApolloandDaphne · 04/12/2021 21:52

I think the takeaway message is that you need to know what she would like or you could get it very wrong.

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