Buying a gift for an adult is much more complicated than buying one for a child. What do you get the 85-year-old woman in your life who most likely owns everything she needs?
In this collection of the best gifts for an 85-year-old woman, you’ll find the right present for your loved one.
The Best Gifts for an 85-Year-Old Woman
Whether the present is for your grandmother, your mother, an aunt, or a family friend, any item on our list of fun, touching, and useful gift ideas will make any 85-year-old woman happy.
Chef’s Star Stemless Wine Glass Set
Mark her 85th birthday in style with the Chef’s Star Stemless Wine Glasses Set of 6. This fun set of wine tumblers will get the birthday girl giddy to have wine night with her friends. Great for any type of cold beverage, this wine tumbler fits comfortably in hand.
ThermoPro TP03 Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer
Update your favorite cook’s kitchen thermometer with the ThermoPro TP03 Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer. With a range up to over 550 degrees, you can use this thermometer for checking meat, baked goods, or deep-frying oil temperatures. The ThermoPro has a 3.9” metal probe with a sensitive sensor for reading temperatures accurately without burning the skin. The thermometer has a fold-up design with a magnetic strip on the back and a hook on the end for multiple storage options. Why throw it in a drawer out of sight when you can stick it to the refrigerator or hang it on a hook? It’s the perfect gift for the grandmother you can’t keep out of the kitchen.
Pure Enrichment MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
Humidifiers like the Pure Enrichment MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier release water into the air, adding more moisture into a room or office. They significantly improve chronic conditions worsened by dry air, such as asthma and dry skin. Humidifiers make great gifts because they are considered a luxury that the older woman in your life may not want to purchase for herself, no matter the health benefits. The Pure Enrichment MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier has adjustable speeds, providing relief for up to 16 hours. This model is perfect for a medium-sized room, such as a bedroom or an office. When the Pure Enrichment MistAire runs out of water, it will automatically shut itself off. Promoting easier breathing and relaxation, this humidifier glows a soft light when it is turned on.
Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Electric Automatic Can Opener
If the 85-year-old woman in your life loves to make meals but has trouble with her traditional manual can opener, give her an upgrade with the Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Electric Automatic Can Opener with Easy Push Down Lever. Just place the can up to the magnet until it clicks, and press the lever on top to start the can opener. The edges of the lids are so smooth, she’ll never cut her fingers again.
Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Dry Foot File
Who doesn’t love soft, touchable feet? Chances are that your mom or grandma can’t take care of her feet like she used to. The Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Dry Foot File is the perfect gift for your loved one who suffers from dry skin and foot calluses. In this battery-operated foot file, the rollerhead contains diamond crystals that gently buff away dead skin. Whether she lacks the flexibility or the materials, the Amope is a gift that helps maintain foot health.
85 and Fabulous Tiara and Birthday Sash
Make the birthday girl the belle of the ball with the 85 and Fabulous Tiara and Birthday Sash. This matching set comes with a tiara with pink rhinestones and a pink sash. Made of hypoallergenic materials, this set will make a great keepsake after the party is over.
VODESON Wireless Key Finder
Is your family member constantly misplacing her wallet or her keys? The VODESON Wireless Key Finder is about to change her life! The key finder comes with a controller and two receivers. Just connect the receivers to the items she often loses with the included keyrings. Pressing the corresponding button on the remote makes the receiver beep and flash, finding her lost belongings! The VODESON Wireless Key Finder doesn’t rely on a smartphone or mobile device app to work, making it a great low-tech gift for your loved one.
Propet Women’s Tour Walker Strap Sneaker
If the 85-year-old woman in your life is always on-the-go, keep her comfortable and active with the Propet Women’s Tour Walker Strap Sneaker. The 100% durable leather upper is easy to clean. Instead of laces, the Velcro strap accommodates swelling feet, an essential feature for people with diabetes. The EVA midsole will keep her steady on her feet, and the non-slip rubber sole provides traction on both wet and dry surfaces. Available in multiple sizes and widths, the insole is removable for a custom orthotic. This shoe is one of the best available for older, active walkers. They will encourage her to keep up her fitness routine.
Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Coffee Maker
Treat the coffee lover in your life with the Keurig K-Café Special Edition Coffee Maker. This single-cup brewer is perfect for someone who lives alone – or is the only one in the house who drinks coffee! The reservoir holds 60 ounces of water, so she doesn’t have to refill it every time she wants to brew some coffee. With four different cup sizes, she can control how much coffee she makes at one time. Compatible with both glass and travel mugs, the Keurig Special Edition uses disposable K-cups that hold just the right amount for any size cup. However, if she wants to use her own ground coffee, don’t forget to grab her a My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter.
Apple Watch Series 5
The Apple Watch Series 5 makes a great tech gift for the elderly. It supports several apps that can improve quality of life. The ECG app measures the heart rhythm and heart rate, and the fitness app to set exercise goals. The waterproof watch has an alert for when activity levels get low. There is even an app that detects ambient noise and warns when noises get too loud. If your loved one needs a health monitoring system, the Apple Watch Series 5 can help her stay on track.
Ettore Grip’n Grab
The Ettore Grip’n Grab is an essential household tool for seniors, but it works just as well for any household! This handheld tool has extended reach and a rubber grabber to reach small items off high shelves. Its slender design fits hard-to-reach spots, and the head turns 90 degrees so she won’t strain her hand or arm trying to get what she needs. The Ettore Grip’n Grab is so handy, you might grab one for yourself.
Run Forever Sports Calf Compression Sleeves
A leg injury can seriously disrupt the active lifestyle of the senior citizen in your life. The Run Forever Sports Calf Compression Sleeves reduce pain and swelling from an injury or a health condition, keeping the 85-year-old woman in your life more comfortable. The material is breathable, yet it keeps blood flowing to the legs to prevent injuries. The Run Forever compression sleeve is perfect for people of all fitness levels, and they relieve pain from swollen limbs quickly.
Woodstock Candy: Nostalgic Retro Candy Assortment
Give your grandmother a blast from the past for her birthday with this Woodstock Candy ~ Retro Nostalgic Candy Mix. This gift box comes filled with the candy and sweets she loved when she was a child. Indulge her sweet tooth as she recounts memories associated with the treats. This is a unique present that she’ll love.
LED Illuminated Magnifying Glass Set
A magnifying glass has always been a tool for viewing small print. The LED Illuminated Magnifying Glass Set has three different lenses at varying strengths, enlarging the text on any printed material. It also comes with a bright LED light, reducing eye strain in any ambient light. The magnifying glass is made of strong ABS plastic, so it holds up well. As a bonus, the company includes a cloth to keep the lenses clean.
HOMWE Extra Long Professional Silicone Oven Mitt
The HOMWE Extra Long Professional Silicone Oven Mittis a great gift for any cook. This BPA-free silicone mitt measures almost 15” long, for more protection for both the hands and arms. The heat-resistant mitt is waterproof and protects for up to 450 degrees, preventing scalds and burns. With non-slip palms, your favorite cook can grab hot items out of the oven without dropping them. The soft interior doesn’t irritate, and the whole glove is machine washable. The HOMWE Extra Long Professional Silicone Oven Mitt makes cooking safer for the 85-year-old woman in your life, so you can still enjoy her favorite meals.
Cosco Retro Counter Chair/Step Stool
The Cosco Retro Counter Chair/Step Stoolsaves space in the kitchen, which is perfect for smaller homes. It is a two-in-one chair that doubles as a step stool. With soft upholstery and cushioning, you can set it up at Grandma’s as an extra place to sit. The counter chair has a bottom step that also functions as a step stool for reaching up high. The chair design keeps the seat steady and will keep your loved one from falling. It has a cool retro design with vinyl and chrome that will make a great conversation piece in any home.
Sparthos Back Brace
Why not get grandma a good back brace for her birthday? The Sparthos Back Brace is a top-rated back brace by an industry leader. If your loved one suffered from lower back pain in her younger years, age only worsens the condition. The Sparthos back brace is breathable, with lumbar support that relieves pain from various back conditions, such as sciatica, herniated discs, and pulled muscles. It has an adjustable fit, so your loved one can wear it comfortably at any time of day.
Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw Blanket
Microplush blankets always make a great gift, but a heated blanket makes an even better one. The Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw Blanket will keep your mom or grandma nice and cozy through the winter months. With three different levels of warmth, it contains sensors that evenly distribute the heat. It also has a safety auto-turn off button if the blanket is running after three hours. The blanket is also machine washable, so it is easy to keep clean without ruining the heating mechanism.
Duxtop 1800W Portable Induction Countertop Burner
Cooking a one-pan meal is much easier with an induction stovetop, like the Duxtop 1800W Portable Induction Countertop Burner. It fits conveniently on your kitchen counter, plugging into standard home outlets. The burner heats up within minutes, cooking food more quickly and thoroughly. With 15 power levels and 15 preset temperature settings, the Duxtop is energy-efficient, using less heat and power than a traditional stovetop or an oven. It also comes with an auto-turn off safety feature: the unit will turn off after one minute if an induction-compatible or metal pan isn’t placed on the burner. The Duxtop Induction Countertop Burner makes an excellent gift for anyone who has limited space in their kitchen.
Mydethun Moon Lamp
The Mydethun Moon Lamp will make a beautiful addition to any bedroom or living space. Designed from the moon’s real scientific images, it lights up in two colors: white and yellow. On the bottom of the moon, the metal button allows you to change the settings. Quickly tapping the button adjusts the color and brightness, and a longer tap dims the light. The best part: it’s rechargeable! Three hours of charging allows for ten hours of use. The 85-year-old woman in your life will love using it as a night light or a living area showpiece.
TaoTronics Stylish Metal LED Desk Lamp
If moons aren’t her style, why not get her a desk lamp? The TaoTronics Stylish Metal LED Desk Lampis unique in that it emits light to the sides of the lamp head, not straight down. This makes using the lamp easier on your eyes and reducing glare. The TaoTronics has five color settings and six brightness levels, so you can always find the right combination. It even has memory where you can store your favorite settings. The arm and head are completely adjustable, so you can shine light where you need it. You can use the TaoTronics TT-DL16 Stylish Metal LED Desk Lamp to produce ambient light in a dark room, or it works great on a desk or small table.
Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+ Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
As we get older, dental health is more important than ever. The Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+ Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush is the Rolls Royce of toothbrushes. With three settings and two modes, this toothbrush is ideal for any dental needs. The rotating head foams up toothpaste, helping it get into hard-to-reach areas between the teeth. This electric toothbrush removes 100% more stains than a traditional toothbrush in just one week. Using the Philips Sonicare will also eliminate seven times more plaque and buildup with every brush. A built-in timer goes off after the toothbrush has been in use for at least two minutes. The Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+ Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush is a great upgrade from the traditional brushing experience.
iRobot Roomba 614 Robot Vacuum
No one likes vacuuming; when you get to be a certain age, limited mobility can interfere with this repetitive chore. The iRobot Roomba 614 Robot Vacuum does all of the hard work for you. It loosens dirt and debris from your carpet and hard floors in three stages, creating a better clean than the traditional vacuum cleaner. It moves seamlessly between your carpet and your hardwood or tile floors, adjusting for the height difference. The Roomba comes with sensors that can register the areas that need more work, and it moves around furniture to keep from getting stuck. With a top button interface and easy disassembly for cleaning, it is the easiest vacuum cleaner to use for older adults with mobility issues.
Customized Personal Birthday Newspaper
Why not pair the Woodstock Candy box with another themed gift, like the Customized Personal Birthday Newspaper Print? This 8″ x 10″ is laid out like a traditional newspaper page, with interesting facts and information from the day she was born. It’s a great conversation piece, and it will be a walk down memory lane for the 85-year-old woman in your life.
Flipper Big Button TV Remote
Does your loved one’s impaired vision make it difficult for her to see her television remote? The Flipper Big Button TV Remotecomes with large buttons and a simple design, created specifically for the visually impaired. The remote is incredibly easy to use. It only has four functions: muting the volume, adjusting the volume, changing the channel, and turning the TV on and off. The Flipper also works on many devices at the same time, including soundbars, and cable boxes. For even more convenience, the remote programs up to 25 channels at a time, so the 85-year-old woman in your life can instantly access all her favorite channels.
Hugo Elite Rollator Walker
Over time, the body slows down – even for the young at heart. Many older people with mobility issues stop venturing outside, becoming isolated indoors. If this sounds like someone you love and care about, why not get her the Hugo Elite Rollator Walker? This walker comes with an adjustable seat and a backrest, providing a quick place to rest while on-the-go. The Hugo Elite Rollator also comes with storage space for everything needed for travel: a purse or wallet, an extra sweater, or medical supplies. The wheels are built for every indoor and outdoor terrain, and the brake locking system keeps the walker in place when sitting.
Vive Walker Bag
If grandma already has a walker that she loves, make it even better with the Vive Walker Bag. The adjustable loops connect to the bars on the walker to place it anywhere on the frame. The nylon bag zips closed, with three outer pockets for more commonly used items. The bag is water-resistant, keeping her purse or medical supplies safe from moisture. When the Vive Walker Bag gets dirty, just throw it in the washing machine! It dries quickly to use on the next adventure.
Vive Quad Cane
If your loved one already has a walker, a cane would make a great alternative for light travel days. Designed for indoor and outdoor use, the Vive Quad Cane has a four-pronged base with non-skid material. This provides better balance on indoor and outdoor surfaces, such as tile, carpet, or pavement. The Vive Quad Cane is ambidextrous, so both right-handed and left-handed women can use it. It stands on its own in a corner or next to a chair, taking up little space. This cane is also adjustable up to 37”, so you can increase the height one inch at a time to find the perfect fit.
You’re Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children
You’re Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children is a Dr. Seuss book about a disastrous yet amusing trip to the doctor. It details all the quirky, relatable events during a routine visit to the “Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair. An examination in getting older in true Dr. Seuss fashion, the book is a great gag gift for any 85-year-old woman with a wicked sense of humor.
Cubii JR1 Seated Under Desk Elliptical Machine
Low-impact workouts are a great way to stay flexible and active in later years. The Cubii JR1 Seated Under Desk Elliptical Machine offers a convenient way to keep activity levels high. It is ideal for someone recovering from surgery or just wants to stay active while sitting. The pedal machine has eight resistance levels to build up strength over time. A monitor tracks progress, such as counting calories burned, strides per minute, and distance. Elliptical exercises improve leg and core strength, and they improve blood circulation – improving common health issues in seniors. The Cubii is also simple to install: it only takes four screws for assembly, so your loved one can use it as soon as you pull it out of the box for her.
Grocery trips might be a pain for the 85-year-old woman in your life. If she has trouble loading her groceries into her car or home, get her the Trolley Dolly. This foldable grocery cart carries any type of belongings for easy transport from place to place. It works great for a grocery haul, with wheels that rotate on any surface. With a weight limit of 110 pounds, she can get all of her groceries inside in one trip! The Trolley Dolly comes in multiple colors, with an ergonomic handle for easy maneuvering and seven additional compartments for even more storage. She’ll want to take this everywhere, not just to the store!
Revlon Moisturizing Paraffin Bath
The Revlon Moisturizing Paraffin Bathis the perfect gift for your loved one who may suffer from dry skin. Paraffin wax removes dead skin from your hands, elbows, and feet, leaving these areas feeling soft and hydrated. The bath melts the included rain-scented wax in about an hour, and it has multiple heat settings for the most comfort. After dipping her hands in the wax, she can cover them with the plastic liners and mitts for a full spa treatment for her hands. After a few minutes, the wax dries, and it peels off easily – taking dry, dull skin with it. Paraffin baths aren’t just for dry skin. The heated baths also improve blood flow to the extremities, and they effectively treat inflamed joints and tendons. The Revlon Moisturizing Paraffin Bath is a luxury gift for the 85-year-old woman you love. If you purchase the paraffin bath for your favorite lady, don’t forget to get her some replacement wax! Therabath Paraffin Wax refills are universal to all wax melters, and they are hypoallergenic and residue-free. It will pair nicely with the Revlon Moisturizing Paraffin Bath.
YnM Bamboo Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets like the YnM Bamboo Weighted Blanket are the newest trend in soothing anxiety for a better night’s rest. If your favorite 85-year-old woman has insomnia, why not give her a gift to help her sleep? The YnM Bamboo Weighted Blanket comes in multiple weights, designed for several body types. The compartments are small, so the blanket fits closely to the body. With glass beads inside the sections to regulate body temperature, this blanket is a natural sleep aid for anyone with disruptive sleep patterns.
Happy 85th Birthday Coffee Mug
Just like the wine tumbler, this Happy 85th Birthday coffee mug will be a perfect gift that gives a good laugh. Made of quality ceramic, the 11 oz. coffee mug works well for both hot and cold beverages. It is microwave and dishwasher safe, preserving the decoration on both sides. The tumbler commemorates your loved one’s 85th birthday, with a great tagline: “Not everyone looks so great at 85!”
Foodsaver 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealer Machine
If your loved one is living alone for the first time, she may be adjusting to buying and preparing food for only one person. To help her reduce waste, get her a Foodsaver 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealer Machine! This combination kit is perfect for sealing and storing meat, produce, leftovers, or any other perishables. Food stays fresher longer, and the bags protect the contents from freezer burn. The roller and cutter is compatible with both 8″ and 11″ bag rolls to make the right size bag for what she needs every time. When using the Foodsaver, a sensor determines which setting is required to get the best seal possible. This is a fantastic gift for seniors who prepare meals ahead or just wants their groceries to last longer.
Nature Gear Window Bird Feeder
Does your mother or grandmother’s limited mobility deprive her of her favorite pastime of birdwatching? The Nature Gear Window Bird Feeder brings her favorite creatures right to her window! This clear birdhouse attaches to the external pane of her window with strong suction cups so that she can see nature firsthand. The feed tray slides out for easy refilling, and it keeps bird feed dry in wet weather. The birdhouse is easy to install and maintain, so it is the perfect low-maintenance gift for your favorite birdwatcher.
Nixplay 2K Smart Digital Picture Frame
The Nixplay 2K Smart Digital Picture Frame is an upgrade on the traditional photo album. You can use text or email to send pictures right to the frame for instant access to family pictures. Compatible with several platforms, such as Google Photos, Instagram, Facebook, and Dropbox, the digital frame displays images without memory cards. Based on the frame’s position, the view auto-adjusts to portrait or landscape. The frame adapts to its images, not the other way around! The Nixplay 2K Smart Digital Picture Frame even has a motion sensor, so it turns off when the room is empty!
LiveFine Automatic Pill Dispenser
Is your loved one on a heavy round of medications? Pill organizers like the LiveFine Automatic Pill Dispenser makes taking daily medication easier than ever. The LiveFine only has to be filled once a month: it has 28 daily compartments that each hold up to 18 pills. With six programmable alarms a day, the dispenser creates a schedule to take meds at the same time every day. The LiveFine alarm flashes and beeps until the pills are removed. It even has a safety lock to prevent overdose. With a user-friendly design and set up, the LiveFine Automatic Pill Dispenser is a practical gift for any senior with a medication regimen.
GrowGreen Heavy Duty Expandable Garden Hose
If you can’t keep Grandma out of the garden, the GrowGreen Heavy Duty Expandable Garden Hose will help her keep her yard looking its best. This expandable hose uses water pressure to grow up to three times its length. When the water turns off, the hose goes back to its original size for easy storage. As the hose expands and contracts, the material won’t kink up – a common occurrence with rubber hoses. The included storage bag keeps the hose ready for its next use. It is an excellent choice for the gardener in your family.
Bellaa Capiz Wind Chime
Give her the soothing sound of wind chimes with the Bellaa Capiz Wind Chime. These decorative pieces come in many styles and designs, matching any indoor or outdoor décor. Created from Capiz seashells, only found in the Philippines, the Bellaa Wind Chime is a beautiful gift that she will rush to hang up as soon as she receives it.
Family Tree Photo Album
For a personalized keepsake, the Family Tree Photo Album is a touching gift to honor the 85-year-old woman in your life. Great for birthdays or anniversaries, this booklet can hold up to 120 photos. Fill it up with some great photos of her life and her family. It is a sentimental gift that she will love to revisit again and again.
Uigos 2 Pack Digital Kitchen Timer II 2.0
Why get her one kitchen timer when she can have two? The Uigos 2 Pack Digital Kitchen Timer II 2.0 comes with two units to use anywhere in the home. It is a user-friendly device, with extra-large numbers for seeing over long distances or for the visually-impaired. Both timers come with a back stand, a magnet, and a hook to display them multiple ways. The device is easy to set up: hold the buttons down to change the time. The Uigos is both a timer and a stopwatch: the units of time count both up and down. These timers aren’t limited to kitchen use; they can be used anytime she needs to keep track of time.
Nnewvante Foldable Laptop Desk
The Nnewvante Foldable Laptop Desk is a convenient lap table that has many uses. Part of the desk tilts up for reading, writing, or using a device, while the other part remains flat to hold other items. It comes with a small drawer on the side to keep pens, remotes, or other necessities. The adjustable legs lock in place, and they have non-slip tips on the bottom to prevent damage to furniture. Made of environmentally-friendly bamboo, this desk folds up for easy storage when not in use. Your favorite senior can use it in so many ways: she can use it for daily activities or mealtime. It will become her new favorite gift!
Vlando Jewelry Box
For a more sentimental gift, the Vlando Jewelry Box will keep all of her favorite pieces in one place. With enough storage for 21 pairs of earrings, it comes with extra pouches and compartments to store all her necklaces and bracelets. The Vlando Jewelry Box also comes with a fold-down ring roll to keep all of her rings together. With internal velvet lining, this box keeps all her jewelry untangled for easy access. At 10” long and 7” wide, the Vlando Jewelry Box will fit on any side table, dresser, or desk. She can pick out her favorite items and use the mirror inside the lid to put them on.
Farberware 22-Piece Essential Tool and Gadget Set
Are you tired of seeing Grandma’s old, worn-out kitchen utensils? Get her a brand new set with the Farberware 22-Piece Essential Tool and Gadget Set. It comes with the most commonly used kitchen utensils, such as spoons, spatulas, bag clips, and kitchen scissors. The set also includes a peeler, a can opener, a bottle opener. With heat-resistant plastic handles, these lightweight pieces are dishwasher-safe. Only the can opener and the bottle opener need to be hand-washed. This gift will be another great addition to your favorite cook’s kitchen.
Infusion Pro 32 oz. Water Infuser Bottles With Insulated Sleeve
Made of eco-friendly materials, the Infusion Pro 32 oz. Water Infuser Bottle helps include more water in any diet. With an extra-large fruit infuser, the bottle adds flavor, vitamins, and antioxidants to water naturally. A filter keeps seeds and pulp from getting in the water, and it is positioned for the free flow of water when drinking. A sealed lid keeps the bottle from leaking, so it is perfect on-the-go. The Infusion Pro 32oz. Water Infuser is for someone who is always looking for more ways to drink water throughout the day.
As your mom or grandma gets older, she may have trouble getting up after long car rides. The Stander CarCaddie is a strap that hooks to a car window frame with an attached handle to help get out of a vehicle. Universal to most car models, the CarCaddie has an adjustable strap – from 7” to 16” – to adapt to any height. The nylon strap has a weight limit of 250 pounds, so most 85-year-old women can use it. The handle has a cushioned, ergonomic design for easy gripping.
RMS Hip Kit – Premium 5-Piece Hip Knee Replacement Kit
Hip or knee surgery involves a long healing process without the right equipment. The items included in the RMS Hip Kit – Premium 5-Piece Hip Knee Replacement Kit will help your loved one recover more quickly. The kit contains a dressing stick, a sock aid, a round sponge, a 26″ reacher, and a shoehorn. The sock aid and combination dressing stick-shoehorn device help put on clothes without moving too much. At 26″ in length, the reacher grabs items without stretching or straining. The round bathing sponge also has a long handle to wash areas that are hard to reach. The RMS Hip Kit helps any 85-year-old woman be more independent when recovering from surgery, and it will assist most inflexible people when living alone.
The Big Book of Wordsearch: 500 Puzzles
Does your favorite 85-year-old woman love crossword puzzles? The Big Book of Wordsearch: 500 Puzzles would make the best gift for her next birthday! It has 500 crossword puzzles to keep her entertained all year – and then some! The spiral-bound book lays flat so that she can use it anywhere, from her kitchen table to a car ride. This book will always keep her mind sharp with themed puzzles on hobbies, pop culture, animals, geography, and other subjects.
’85 And Fabulous’ T-Shirt
This 85 And Fabulous T-Shirt is fun and funky! Available in multiple colors and sizes, this cotton shirt is breathable and comfortable to wear for any occasion. The design on the front is perfect for her to wear to a birthday party.
LED Lytes Battery Operated Candles
Candles add a wonderful atmosphere to any setting, but forgetting to blow them out can cause a dangerous situation. The LED Lytes Battery Operated Candles are a battery-operated candle set in three different sizes (from 4″ to 6″), emitting an amber yellow glow as a beautiful centerpiece in any room. The on/off button saves battery life, and the included remote control changes the candles’ settings. It also has a timer setting, as well as options to change modes and brightness. These are the perfect item for people who love candles but hate the wax. At least no one will forget to blow them out! Don’t forget to grab some AAA batteries when gifting these candles to your loved one.
Available in several colors, the Peeramid Bookrest is a pyramid-shaped bookstand that any reader will love. With flat sides and a raised edge, it holds books, magazines, and mobile devices for easy reading and viewing. This versatile gift can be used in a rocking chair, a recliner, or in bed for complete comfort. A rope at the top acts as a bookmark, so you’ll never lose your place. With an interesting design and multiple uses, the Peeramid Bookrest will make a great accessory to any book lover’s home.
Slick Solutions Lotion Applicator
Applying lotion to dry skin is one of life’s little pleasures, but what about those hard-to-reach spots? The Slick Solutions Lotion Applicator is a stretchy, velvet band that applies lotion to the back, the back of the legs, or the bottoms of the feet. The two roped handles are well-made, so they won’t snap or break when pulling the band across your skin. The applicator is also machine-washable so that it will last longer than one or two uses.
Smart Essentials Desktop Eyeglass Holder Stand
Is the 85-year-old woman in your life always losing her glasses? The Smart Essentials Desktop Eyeglass Holder Stand is made specifically for storing eyeglasses and sunglasses. It stands upright for easy retrieval, and it will save space on any dresser or table. The fuzzy lining protects lenses and frames from scratches and scuffs. Although it fits most eyeglass and sunglass models, it is also a great spot to store a remote control or a cell phone. This eyeglass holder stand will become the new designated space for your loved one’s eyeglasses, so she’ll never lose them again.
Withings Sleep – Sleep Tracking Pad Under The Mattress with Sleep Cycle Analysis
The Withings Sleep – Sleep Tracking Pad Under The Mattress with Sleep Cycle Analysis is a more technologically advanced gift on our list. Still, it will do wonders for your favorite senior’s quality of life. This sleep tracker pad fits under a mattress. It calculates sleep data, such as sleep cycles, snoring patterns, breathing issues, and heart rate. Using the compatible app, all this information is collected into a sleep score, which provides advice on how to sleep better. The sleep tracking pad is Wi-Fi compatible: it syncs with other Wi-Fi-enabled items in the home, such as the lights or the thermostat. You’ll have to set the device up for her, but she’ll love seeing how small changes make a big difference in sleep patterns.
Luxe Stainless Steel Wine Tumbler
Available in multiple colors, the Luxe Insulated Stainless Steel Wine Tumbler holds 12 ounces of liquid and is insulate, so it’s perfect for both hot and cold beverages. The stainless steel tumbler is vaccuum insulated and double-walled, designed to maintain your drink’s temperature. It has a powder coating to make it soft to the touch. This gift is sure to be a conversation starter wherever she goes.
Rtreek Jar Opener
Is the older lady in your life finding it more challenging to cook because she has trouble opening jars? Get her back in the kitchen with the Rtreek Jar Opener. This functional kitchen tool opens jars, cans, and bottles with a simple flick of the wrist. The teeth grip lids tightly, opening the item with minimal force. It is small and lightweight, perfect for cookouts or storing in a handy drawer. It also includes a hook at the end to open flip-top cans easily. The Rtreek Jar Opener is a kitchen utensil that she will use all the time.
Comfier Neck and Back Massager with Heat
Turn any chair into a massager with the Comfier Neck and Back Massager with Heat. The massager seat fits in most chairs, recliners, and sofas, acting as a full neck and back massager. It will relax and soothe the sore muscles with multiple settings, including kneading, rolling, shiatsu, air compression, vibration, and heat therapy. A remote control changes the settings, so your loved one can switch from kneading to heat therapy to shiatsu for ultimate relief.
Alilang Empress Monarch Winged Butterfly Brooch
The Alilang Empress Monarch Winged Butterfly brooch will delight the birthday lady. A wonderful gift for any occasion, this butterfly brooch is decorated with clear and color rhinestones. It will make a perfect accent to any outfit, or it will be a favored keepsake. Available in multiple color schemes, it arrives in a lovely gift box or gift bag, so you won’t even have to wrap it.
Irene House Dual Motor Electric Power Lift Recliner Chair
A good recliner is one of the best pieces of furniture anyone can own. For those with limited mobility, the Irene House Dual Motor Electric Power Lift Recliner Chair would make a helpful addition in the home. The chair pushes the body into an upright position when standing up. The chair’s lift setting tilts down and forward to elevate you on your feet. With a durable steel frame, the Irene House recliner also leans back, with a fully extended footrest so you can lay flat. It has a side pocket for storing remotes, medicine, and other essentials. The remote is connected to the chair with a cord so it won’t get lost. The Irene House recliner will become your loved one’s new favorite chair.
PREMIUM Electric Salt and Pepper Grinder Set
Freshly ground salt and pepper can liven up any dish. If your family member can’t use traditional grinders, get her the PREMIUM Electric Salt and Pepper Grinder Set. These stainless steel, electric grinders use one-touch activation for easy use. They are refillable, with a transparent viewing tube to show how much salt and pepper is left in the grinder. Using these utensils will be much easier on her hands, and she’ll love how convenient they are.
Columbia High Performance Extreme Cooling Memory Foam Pillow, Standard/Queen
Is your loved one suffering from neck and back pain from sleeping on an old pillow? Give her an upgrade with the Columbia High Performance Extreme Cooling Memory Foam Pillow. Both sides of the pillow are made of memory foam, designed to contour to her body shape for a comfortable night’s rest. It has cooling gel on the inside to reduce body temperature at night. This pillow promotes air circulation, with moisture-wicking technology that pulls moisture away from the body during sleep. The Columbia High Performance Extreme Cooling Memory Foam Pillow has medium-firm support, ideal for any sleeping position.
ZVOX SoundBase 440 28″ Sound Bar TV Speaker with AccuVoice Hearing Aid Technology
The ZVOX SoundBase 440 28″ Sound Bar TV Speaker with AccuVoice Hearing Aid Technology is an excellent option if your loved one has trouble hearing the television. It sits right below your television, fitting up to a 55″ model with a maximum 27″ base. The soundbar has sound leveling, which regulates sound between loud and soft programs. It is compatible with Accuvoice hearing aids to deliver the sound right to her. Using the remote control, she can change the bass, surround sound, leveling, and mute options. No more blaring TV!
Glass MoM Heart Suncatcher
The Glass MoM Heart Suncatcher has a stained-glass design that shines beautifully in the sunlight. The heart-shaped suncatcher will fit in any window, hanging 8″ from top to bottom when on display. The charm hanging in the middle is monogrammed, making it a more sentimental gift. This gift is available in different models with varying themes, such as Mom, Nana’s, Faith, and Hope: choose the right one for any special occasion.
LS&S Extra Large Button Talking Clock
Although the LS&S Extra Large Button Talking Clock is designed for those with impaired vision or any senior living alone. With a large number display, the clock also has an audio option. With the push of a button, the clock reads the date and time. It has a daily alarm for taking medicine, doing physical therapy, or waking up at the same time every day.
The Story of a Lifetime: A Keepsake of Personal Memoirs
Keep all of grandma’s stories in one place in The Story of a Lifetime: A Keepsake of Personal Memoirs. This book is the perfect place to store memories and family histories. The 8.5″ x 11″ book has secure binding, with beautiful off-white, acid-free paper with gold leaf edges. It contains several categories for writing down memories, such as family history, childhood, marriage, and parenthood. The book has a simple question and answer layout to chronicle the life of your loved one. This gift will become a family heirloom, one that can be passed down through many generations.
Bring Me Coffee Fuzzy Pink Socks
For a fun gift that fits your favorite 85-year-old woman’s sense of humor, the Bring Me Coffee Fuzzy Pink Socks will make her laugh! These comfortable fuzzy socks feel delightful against the skin, with a funny message written on the feet: “If You Can Read This, Bring Me Some Coffee.” The socks fit sizes 6-10, and they have non-slip bottoms to prevent falls. The Bring Me Coffee Fuzzy Pink Socks come packaged in a cup and cellophane, making it look like a cupcake. You don’t need to wrap this gift!
Sound+Sleep MINI High Fidelity Sleep Sound Machine with AC and Battery Power
The Sound+Sleep MINI High Fidelity Sleep Sound Machine is a user-friendly device that anyone can use. With 48 sound environments, the Sound+Sleep is easy to set up to produce better sleep patterns. It has many features suited for insomniacs. It has a built-in timer that gradually lowers the volume, and the display dims over time. The audio adjusts automatically based on the room’s ambient sound, so it will never be too loud. The sound machine works on both A/C power and battery power, and it has a headphone jack for a more comfortable listening experience. The Sound+Sleep MINI High Fidelity Sleep Sound Machine would make a lovely gift for anyone with sleep problems.
Portable Couch & Bed Standing Aid for Seniors by STAND A ROO
The lightweight, adjustable Portable Couch & Bed Standing Aid for Seniors is a great gift to encourage your loved one’s independence. At only three pounds, it installs easily to any bed or couch with removable cushions. The strong frame is made of anodized aluminum, creating a sturdy standing aid. For more comfort, the handle is made of non-slip memory foam. This is a must-have item for any 85-year-old woman who has trouble getting up from a sitting or lying position.
Rechargeable Portable Heat Pad/Pack Lavender
It may look small, but the Rechargeable Portable Heat Pad/Pack Lavender is perfect for healing aches and pains. The rechargeable pad doesn’t need batteries or a hot water bottle to heat up. It has six layers, so it comfortably lays against the body. When it is fully charged, the pad works for hours, delivering soothing heat to problem areas. This is an item that will be used again and again.
DMI Shower Grab Bar
Does the 85-year-old woman in your life need help getting in and out of the shower? The DMI Shower Grab Bar attaches right to the shower wall, and it swivels 180 degrees for perfect positioning. No drilling necessary! During installation, an indicator light turns green when the suction cups securely fasten to the wall. At almost 20″ long, the grab bar can be ideally placed to help your loved one remain steady on her feet.
Magic Foot Scrubber Feet Cleaner
If your grandmother or other older family member has flexibility issues, she may not be able to clean the bottoms of her feet as well as she would like. The Magic Foot Scrubber Feet Cleaner fits right in the shower, and it does the hard work for her. Brushing her feet back and forth over the soft bristles scrubs away dead skin and calluses. The Foot Scrubber even has a small pumice stone for her heels. Suction cups on the bottom secure it while in use. The scrubber can also hang on the wall to use while soaking in the tub. The Foot Scrubber smooths away dead skin cells to gently clean the bottom of the foot. It’s ideal for those who have trouble reaching their feet.
Zip My Dress Zipper Puller with Royal Blue Ribbon
Does your loved one never wear her favorite dress or outfit because it has a zipper she can’t reach? The Zip My Dress Zipper Puller with Royal Blue Ribbon is a handy tool for getting dressed. The puller clamps to most zippers, so she can use it on almost anything. Pulling the attached ribbon zips her garment slowly; she won’t have to twist her body unnaturally. Once the zipper is closed, the clamp comes off easily. When she wants to take the dress off, the clamp re-attaches to the zipper for sliding it down. The Zip My Dress Zipper Puller will help her dress independently, making it an excellent gift.
Cosori Coffee Mug Warmer & Mug Set
Even the freshest cup of coffee cools down too fast in a ceramic mug. The Cosori Coffee Mug Warmer & Mug Set keeps coffee warm for hours. The warmer plugs into a traditional AC outlet, conducting heat to the matching Cosori mug. The LED display and touch controls make changing the temperature of the warmer a breeze. The plate keeps coffee piping hot, up to about 150 degrees Fahrenheit. The 17oz metal mug that comes with the set has a slip-resistant silicone sleeve and a handle that stays cool to the touch. The Cosori Coffee Mug Warmer & Mug Set will make any coffee lover an excellent gift.
Triple Insulated Travel Mug
Every active 85-year-old woman needs the perfect travel mug. The Swig Life Triple Insulated Travel Mug fits in most standard-sized cup holders, and it has a sturdy handle with a thumb rest. This 18oz stainless steel travel mug is double-walled to retain temperature. It will keep hot beverages, like coffee and tea, hot for hours. The mug is great for cold drinks, too.
How We Selected Gifts for 85-Year-Old Woman
When selecting the items for our list of gifts for an 85-year-old woman, we considered two factors: practical value and sentimental value.
Useful Gifts for 85-Year-Old Woman
The most important factor we considered in selecting our gifts was how useful the present would be to the 85-year-old woman in your life. Will it improve her quality of life? She most likely has everything she needs, but there are probably one or two things she would never buy for herself – even if it made her life a little easier. Birthdays and holidays are the perfect time to spoil your mother, grandmother, or aunt with an amazing gift that she will use every day.
If your loved one has dry skin, why not treat her with the Revlon Moisturizing Paraffin Bath? The wax treatment provides relief in the most troublesome spots, such as hands and elbows. With regular treatments, her irritated, dry skin will be a distant memory. Does the 85-year-old woman in your life have trouble getting up and down? The Stander CarCaddie or the Portable Couch and Bed Standing Aid for Seniors would also make great gifts that would improve your loved one’s quality of life.
Sentimental Gifts for 85-year-old woman
When finding the right gift e, you always want to show your loved one how much you care about her. Choosing a sentimental present that highlights family memories, such as The Story of a Lifetime: A Keepsake of Personal Memoirs or Creat-a-Memory Talking Photo Album, is an excellent choice.
Of course, everyone loves a good laugh, and that doesn’t change when you get older. If Grandma has a great sense of humor, buy her the Dr. Seuss book You’re Only Old Once, the 85th Birthday Coffee Mug, or the Bring Me Coffee Fuzzy Pink Socks. They’re guaranteed to give her a good chuckle.
FAQs about gifts for 85-Year-Old Women
What are some budget-friendly gifts for 85-Year-Old Woman?
Finding the right gift for your favorite octogenarian can be even more stressful when working within a budget. The items on our list fit within any price point, but we made sure to include a large selection of budget-friendly gifts she’ll love.
Some budget-friendly gift ideas are the Vive Walker Bag, the ThermoPro TP03 Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer, and the Run Forever Sports Calf Compression Sleeves.
Should I buy my grandma a tech gift?
Several companies use technology to make using their products more convenient and user-friendly. Even if your mother or grandmother isn’t all that tech-savvy, she’ll love the right tech present. The gifts on our list include a wide range of technical capabilities, so you can use your best judgment in choosing the right one.
On our list, some popular tech gifts are the Phillips Sonicare HealthyWhite+ Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush, the iRobot Roomba, the Nixplay 2K Smart Digital Picture Frame, and the ZVOX SoundBase 440 28″ Sound Bar TV Speaker. Depending on the gift, make sure you reserve some time to set it up and show your loved one how to use it.
Gifts for Similar Ages
Buying a gift for a woman of any age can be a difficult task. How do you even know what the 85-year-old woman in your life wants for a special occasion? You could always ask, but it is even better to surprise her with a gift that shows your appreciation and love. Although it is difficult to pick only one, we highly recommend the Create-A-Memory Talking Photo Album. She will love looking at the photographs and listening to your voice recording of the memory. Whether you pick a gift with practical use or something that will make her laugh or cry, any of the items on this list are sure to please.