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!
Price: Starts at $37.92/month
What She’ll Get: If your loved one enjoys spending time scrolling through Pinterest, Poppy's Hobbies will bring the DIY action directly to them. Each craft kit is themed around the current season or holiday and brings all that's needed to craft a special keepsake or one-of-a-kind decor item. She'll open to find all she needs to complete the craft, including materials, paint, ribbon, decals, and other embellishments.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 5th of each month
Price: Starts at $39.00/month
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
Price: Starts at $39.00/month
What She’ll Get: 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.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1-3 business days after ordering
Price: Starts at $11.00/month
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
Price: Starts at $32.79/month
What She’ll Get: 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.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. during the 3rd week of every month
Price: Starts at $12.00/month
What She’ll Get: 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.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. after the 20th of each month
Price: Starts at $38.99/month
What She’ll Get: Share the love of life with a special someone when you send the Delightful Life Box. This gift set will lift spirits and add a little warmth and happiness into the day-to-day. From accessories, jewelry, and candles to paper goods and country-style home decor pieces, she'll enjoy a colorful unboxing experience as she uncovers an assortment of carefully curated treasures.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S.
Price: Starts at $33.15/month
What She’ll Get: 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.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries between the 1st-15th of the following month
Price: Starts at $30.00/month
What She’ll Get: This year, skip the uninspired gift card and get a gift that's both personalized and curated specifically for those over the age of 65. Before opening the GrandBox, she'll know that somebody is thinking of her, and afterwards, she'll be enjoying a themed mix of full-sized, practical items and goodies, including puzzles, hygiene products, snacks, and treats. Best of all? The box will also include a letter and up to 5 photos sent from you to her!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. near the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $33.32/month
What She’ll Get: 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.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $45.95/month
What She’ll Get: Here to make her golden years her best years, The Golden Years box is designed specifically for women over 50. Each box features a different wellness-inspired theme and delivers a mix of curated items that will help her live her best life, including everything from luxurious anti-aging skincare and beauty products to stylish accessories and practical health and fitness items.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 3rd of every month
Price: Starts at $31.99/month
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
Price: Starts at $49.00/month
What She’ll Get: 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!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 5 business days of ordering; following boxes ship on the 21st each month
Price: Starts at $44.99/quarter
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
Price: Starts at $12.99/month
What She’ll Get: Send a lovely lady in your life a little bling with a monthly subscription to mintMONGOOSE. With over a thousand 5-star reviews, their expert stylists are dedicated to delivering an affordable and eye-catching collection of 3 boutique-quality jewelry pieces every month. Choose from silver, gold or rose gold tones, or a surprise mix, and she'll get beautiful pendant necklaces, bracelets, studs, and earrings.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 48 hours of ordering; following boxes ship on the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $50.99/month
What She’ll Get: Feel like stress is wearing on a friend or loved one? Send Hopebox, the ultimate care package that's all about warming hearts and lifting spirits. A gentle nudge to keep hope alive and make time for self-care, each box offers up a monthly dose of joy with a fun assortment of handmade treasures crafted by talented artisans, including everything from thoughtful personal care items and tote bags to cuddle buddies and smile-worthy greetings.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 1-2 business days of ordering
Price: Starts at $21.08/month
What She’ll Get: 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.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or around the 15th of every month