After putting in a lifetime of solid work, women in their 60s are looking at retirement and moving into a new chapter where they have more time to enjoy hobbies and new entertainments. It's normally a time of life to look forward to –– the children are grown, there's more time to spend with family members and best friends, and it's truly a time she can come into her own as an older woman.
But, right now, women in their 60s may be feeling vulnerable, isolated by social distancing, and quite honestly, spending just a little too much time in their living room and garden. So –– keeping health a number-one priority –– here's why monthly subscription boxes make great gifts for women in their 60s.
Not only are they convenient care packages that arrive safely at the front door, but they also bring high-quality goodies, helping her to do everything from cultivating new hobbies to enjoying an at-home staycation. Despite the current environment, these golden years can still be sparkly, filled with fun and serenity, sipping delicious tea, exploring tasty treats, and showing them that they're loved. Use this gift guide to shop some of the best gift ideas for women in their 60s!
What are the best gifts for women in their 60s?
The Golden Years is a luxury subscription box for women over 50. Every box is different, with themes like "The Sleep Box" and "The Flexibility Box" and includes an assortment of beautiful items like brightening serums, moisturizers, rose gold earrings, polarized sunglasses, hydrating socks, and health and fitness products. This luxe box makes a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries, or just because.
What She’ll Get: With the Explore Local Box, she'll head out on a cross-country road trip, visiting various U.S. cities, and all without spending a dime on gas! Each monthly box showcases a different U.S. city, delivering artisanal local treats and well-crafted products from regional small shops. It's a perfect way to explore the country while remaining in the safety and comfort of home.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of each month
The perfect gift for parents, grandparents, or any loved one, the Silver Swag Box is a thoughtful gift idea for every special senior in your life. More than just a box of treats (although there are plenty of treats included), the Silver Swag Box aims to inspire deeper relationships. Included every month are 5-7 items, and activities like games, baking, puzzles, conversation cards, and more to help foster connection.
Though a gift can’t replace time spent with loved ones, a heartfelt gift with a personalized touch from the Care Box Co. is sure to brighten her day. Keeping those over 60 in mind, each box is curated by a team with 25 years of purchasing experience and includes high-quality, ready-to-use items that maximize every dollar spent. With a mix of self-care and seasonal items, plus a personal message from you, every box is sure to deliver a smile.
What She’ll Get: Great for holidays, birthday gifts, and beyond, send the gift of wellness with the Plum Deluxe Loose Leaf Tea subscription. With a box that knows how to deliver the perfect seasonal tea, she'll savor each steamy sip! Plum Deluxe comes with 1oz of organic loose leaf tea in a specially crafted flavor, enough to brew 15-20 mugfuls, along with brewing instructions, flavor pairings, and recipe suggestions.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 10th of every month
While many women over 60 are facing isolation, others are in the family bubble lending a helping hand with their favorite littles while Mom and Dad are busy with all the things. Grandma's Joy Box is the perfect gift to ensure that she spends quality time with her grandkids. Each month’s themed box is filled with ways to get creative and make memories, including craft supplies, games, activities, books and snacks.
Made by women for women, the 4EVR29 bi-monthly subscription box has a 29 product rotation of luxe anti-aging skincare products that have been tested and approved by real women. Whether the you're shopping for a special occasion and need a 60th birthday gift, Christmas gift, or just want a way to show the special woman in your life how much you appreciate her, this subscription box is sure to please. Plus, all items are full-size, all-natural, organic, and don't hurt the planet!
The Flawless Over 40 Box delivers all-natural, hand-crafted skincare products and tools targeted specifically for mature skin. Items like a high-quality jade roller, rose clay mask, and pink sea salt bath soak, make this box a great gift option for any woman who needs a good dose of self-care.
Who couldn't use a little extra encouragement these days? This uplifting box delivers joy through personalized, faith-based care packages. Every box includes a bible verse and 7-9 fun items like eye masks, calming teas, and a personalized tote bag. The best gifts are meaningful and useful, and this box delivers both, plus a little extra!
Give the gift of hope and comfort with this special box designed to reduce anxiety and cultivate calm and peace in her everyday life. Boxes come stocked with over 10 items, and include a curated selection of high-quality treasures like luxurious soy candles, a warm scarf, delicious goodies and snacks, and an uplifting card. Plus, when you give Hopebox as a gift, you have the option to include a personalized message or note that will be front and center when your loved one opens their box!
A wonderful gift (and tasty treat) perfect for all seasons is the Marshmallow of the Month Club. Impress her right from the deliciously cute packaging, then serve up the perfect pillowy, all-natural marshmallows to top off that mugful of cocoa, coffee or tea –– or use the homemade graham crackers to make some top-shelf s'mores. Thankfully, it ships every month... because once it arrives, it won't last long!
Fresh Baked Cookie Co. is a gourmet cookie mix subscription box to make mouth-watering cookies at home. And honestly, who wouldn't want that? This sweet box makes whipping up a batch of cookies super easy with pre-measured ingredients, and includes fun new flavors not found anywhere else. This box would make a great holiday gift, and a fun activity to do with the grandkids!
Celebrate retirement, her most recent trip around the sun or any special occasion with wines that have been handpicked to match her unique tastes and preferences. Budget-friendly and offering great value for the money, the Standard Wine Club from He Wines, She Dines sends 3 bottles of the best wines from around the world, all packed with care and delivered alongside pairing suggestions and an occasional seasonal treat!
My Coffee and Book Box (12 Ounce Bag of Gourmet Coffee, 2 New Hardcover Books, and an eBook selection)
What She’ll Get: Whether it's a Valentine's Day treat or a special gift to show her how much you care, book-loving coffee drinkers will enjoy the simplicity of My Coffee and Book Club. Delivering the perfect combo each month, she'll get a 12oz bag of premium small-batch coffee, along with 2 hardcover books in a preferred genre. It's a fuss-free subscription that will fill her coffee mug with a smooth brew and put a good read in her hands!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2 business days of ordering; following boxes ship on the 1st of every month
Some would say that the current state of affairs warrants knocking back a little firewater. Why not offer up a delicious craft cocktail from the American Cocktail Club? Not only does she get to enjoy a tasty beverage, but she can have a little fun making it, too! Each kit brings all that's needed (with booze or without) to mix up 4 servings of a pleasant (and potent) potable.
Foster her green thumb with the Plant of the Month subscription box! Everything needed to grow and nurture a houseplant is included from pretty pots, to plant food, to a new surprise plant every month. This unique box helps liven up any room, desk, or corner, and is a great gift idea for friends, or coworkers!
What She’ll Get: Find her style just a little too retro for current times? Send a gift that offers a pick-me-up for house and home with MyRenovar. Perfect for adding new energy throughout the year's changing seasons, this quarterly subscription focuses on stylish and on-trend decor items that are fun and inspiring. Curated by design pros, each box brings creative elements and hand-selected home goods like decorative textiles, planters, candles, and more.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from Canada on the 10th of every month
A great gift for the woman who's always crafting, or DIY-ing, this woman-owned, family-operated business has a fun subscription box of craft decor projects. Based on seasonal and holiday themes, each box includes a wood craft, paint, vinyl, ribbons, embellishments, and everything else needed to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind home decor items to cheer up, and add festivity to any space. It's also a great way to spend time together, making keepsakes that will bring up good memories year after year.
No crafty gadgets and gizmos here. The Leither Collection is a monthly subscription box that only cares to deal with the best of the best when it comes to crochet hooks. Help her perfect her stitches and get crafting with a skein of hand-dyed yarn, exclusive patterns, fun extras, and a brightly colored wooden hook in the Funfetti box or an elegantly simple wooden hook in every Natural box.
Know a special 60+ year-old who's all about knitting? Help her quiet the mind and busy the hands with Knit-Wise, a thoughtful gift for anyone who could use a little crafting inspiration. Each box features a designer project to craft a home good or wearable, bringing all the necessary materials including yarn, needles, accessories, and step-by-steps. And if she’s new to knitting or crocheting, the beginner box can get her started on a new hobby.
Whether she's a cat-loving lady or a devoted dog mom, Paws & Pour is a gift basket that will have her raising a glass of wine and celebrating her love of spoiling her fur babies rotten. A unique gift for women who love their kitty or pooch as much as their reds and whites, each box delivers a mix of wine and seasonally themed goodies for her, plus special toys and treats for her beloved pet.