Are you looking for that special gift for the women over 40 in your life. Then, you’ll find what you need in this updated guide on the best gifts for women over 40. Read on for plenty of gift ideas for women…

Whether you’re searching for gifts for your mother, daughter, sister, friend or anyone else you hold dear, you’ll find plenty of inspiration below. Perhaps you’re a husband looking for gift ideas for your wife. Or maybe you want to show your loved ones this list as a gentle hint about what you would like yourself!

This list includes my own favorites as well as suggestions you’ve left for me in the comments from previous years. So, if you have a great gift idea, don’t forget to tell me about it in the comments, so we can make this an even better resource.

This gift guide is mostly about fashion and items of style. I believe that every woman loves to receive gifts that make her feel more beautiful and confident in many ways.

Gift ideas for women over 50, over 40 or any age: How to choose what to buy

Holiday gift guide: The best gift ideas for women over 40 | 40plusstyle.com

You know your loved one better than anyone, but it can be tricky to keep coming up with new ideas from year to year.

Think about their interests, and about any hints they may have dropped. Is there anything they have admired in the past few weeks or months, or said they would like?

Having said that, gifting is a chance to buy something they wouldn’t necessarily have treated themselves to so a surprise will be just as welcome. I’m sure they will love whatever you choose. Whatever you opt for, it shows you are thinking about them.

Below are my suggestions for gifts for women over 40:

1. Gift ideas for women: Handbags

If you’re like us, you like your bags big! A tote is both stylish and practical in every season to carry all the stuff that you need. You can find a great selection of totes from Nordstrom here.

The Rebecca Minkoff tote (below) is an absolute classic that will never not be in style.

Rebecca Minkoff Megan Leather Tote | 40plusstyle.com

Rebecca Minkoff Megan Leather Tote

Or, how about a bag in her favorite color. The Maison de Sabre small tote (below) is perfect for carrying a few everyday essentials and will add a pop of color to any outfit.

Maison de Sabre Small Soft Tote | 40plusstyle.com

Maison de Sabre Small Soft Tote

A clutch bag is another stylish gift choice, particularly if the woman you are choosing for has evening events she will be attending soon. If you want to buy a designer option, the Tory Burch clutch gives you that option without completely breaking the bank.

Tory Burch Reva Leather Clutch-On-Chain | 40plusstyle.com

Tory Burch Reva Leather Clutch-On-Chain

If your loved one likes to travel, the Julian backpack (below) by Rebecca Minkoff is a modern classic.

Gift ideas for women - Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack | 40plusstyle.com

Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack

Or, rather than a bag, how about a wallet if she hasn’t treated herself to a new purse for some time.

HOBO Jill Trifold Leather Wallet | 40plusstyle.com

HOBO Jill Trifold Leather Wallet

Read our article on the 10 affordable designer handbags in stores now.

2. Great gift ideas for women: Contemporary jewelry

We strongly believe in the power of modern, contemporary jewelry to really lift up an outfit and make the wearer look modern, fresh and youthful.

And our love for bold, contemporary jewelry is on trend right now. Great jewelry is featured in all the latest runways.

Below is a piece that we love. It mixes beads and pearls and is a great contemporary necklace that will make every outfit special. If your loved one is working from home currently, a necklace will mean they will look great on those video conference calls without having to worry about the bottom of their outfit!

Gift ideas for women: Brinker + Eliza Mellie Crystal Bead Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

Brinker + Eliza Mellie Crystal Bead Necklace

We also love the long lines of the drop necklace (below), which would look great with a v-neck.

Brinker + Eliza Mellie Crystal Bead Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

Alighieri The Midnight Rocks 24kt Gold-Plated Necklace

Etsy also has some great jewelry options. Below are some of my favorite Etsy stores. You can personalize the necklace (below) with the recipient’s special birthstones.

Gift ideas for women - TheBestOfSilverArt Birthstone Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

TheBestOfSilverArt Birthstone Necklace

Read our list of our favorite Etsy stores and contemporary jewelries.

Or, you could opt for a bracelet. This one (below) from Majorica bracelet is an on-trend style that would bring evening dresses up-to-date.

Majorica Mudra 5/7Mm Pearl Chain Steel Bracelet | 40plusstyle.com

Majorica Mudra 5/7Mm Pearl Chain Steel Bracelet

Or how about a pair of statement earrings that you can wear during the day or for evenings out? The drop earrings (below) mix metals so should go with any other jewelry, whether you prefer silver or gold.

Gift ideas for women: Maje Punkbo Mixed Link Drop Earrings in Two Tone | 40plusstyle.com

Maje Punkbo Mixed Link Drop Earrings in Two Tone

A statement ring is a great way to update any outfit. The cocktail ring (below) would be ideal with eveningwear.

Swarovski Harmonia Goldtone & Crystal Cocktail Ring | 40plusstyle.com

Swarovski Harmonia Goldtone & Crystal Cocktail Ring

3. Gift ideas for women who have everything: A good book

A good book is always a good idea. If your loved one is into fashion and style, you could choose a book to reflect their interests. The Bill Cunningham book (below) is full of fascinating insights from the renowned Manhattan street photographer, from anecdotes that were found in a drawer after he died.

Gift ideas for women: Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs | 40plusstyle.com

Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs

Another beautiful book is the Marilyn in Fashion book below. While so much of Marilyn’s life is discussed, have you ever thought about her influence on fashion? Reviewers say it is fun to see Marilyn’s personal fashions and how she obtained them.

Marilyn in Fashion: The Enduring Influence of Marilyn Monroe | 40plusstyle.com

Marilyn in Fashion: The Enduring Influence of Marilyn Monroe

If these have whetted your appetite, I have also created a comprehensive list of best style books and best audio books you can choose from.

4. Style

Learning something new or improving a skill is one of the best gifts there is. The effect is long-lasting and can be life changing.

In our signature course 21 Steps to a More Stylish you, will learn how to create your unique personal style. Learn how to dress for your specific body, personality and color type and become the most stylish person in the room.

Gift ideas for women over 40 | 40plusstyle.com

21 Steps To A More Stylish You Course

5. YOGA or pilates wear

The Lululemon jacket (below) is perfect for exercising in cooler weather, or for casual days.

Lululemon Define Jacket | 40plusstyle.com

Lululemon Define Jacket

Leggings are a woman’s best friend year-round and if you follow our guidelines on how to wear leggings, you will look fabulous in them too.

The leggings below are super soft, opaque and have a waist (which is great for flattening and hiding your belly). Perfect for YouTube workouts, a daily walk, relaxing at home, or wearing under dresses and tunics to stay warm in cooler weather.

Lululemon Wunder Train Mesh Panel High-Rise Tight 25" | 40plusstyle.com

Lululemon Wunder Train Mesh Panel High-Rise Tight 25″

Check out our extensive guide on how to wear leggings.

Does your loved one do Yoga or Pilates, or go to the gym when she is able to? I’m sure she’d love to look more stylish while exercising. I find if I look good while heading to exercise class, I feel more motivated. I like the back details on the Mippo yoga top (below). It comes in a good choice of colors, and reviewers say it is comfortable and super soft.

Mippo Yoga Open Back Top | 40plusstyle.com

Mippo Yoga Open Back Top

Find out what are the best workout clothes from women over 40.

6. Scarves and wraps

Is the woman you want to surprise too fond of her boring black coat? Give her a great scarf to break up the all-black. The Nordstrom scarf (below) is cashmere so will be super soft against her neck, and bright red is sure to get her noticed for all the right reasons.

Gift ideas for women: Nordstrom Cashmere & Silk Wrap | 40plusstyle.com

Nordstrom Cashmere & Silk Wrap

Green is particularly on trend this season, so adding a beautiful green pashmina to existing outfits is the perfect way for an easy update.

Achillea Silky Pashmina Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Achillea Silky Pashmina Scarf

A waterfall style wrap or poncho is very versatile and flattering. Plus, if you aren’t sure about her size, you don’t have to worry as this style is one-size-fits-all. Wear while lounging at home, or as outerwear over a sweater and jeans on cool days. Reviewers say the PULI poncho (below) is both warm and elegant.

Gift ideas for women: PULI Cross Wrap Poncho | 40plusstyle.com

PULI Cross Wrap Poncho

Read more on our article on how to wear a scarf.

7. Shoes as gifts

It’s true! Women love shoes. We want them in all kinds of colors, heights and styles. Sneaker-style shoes especially are very popular this season, and are always a great option, as are silver or gold flats and brogues.

Would you like to see your woman in a particular kind of shoe? This is your chance to really surprise her. You know her size (or if you don’t, just take a peak inside a pair she wears often), so you can order some fabulous shoes online.

If you’re looking for some inspiration before making your gift choice, you might want to check out this piece on the top shoe trends for this season.

The Tory Burch flats are a great choice as it is always on trend. You’ll see this style is in stores year after year in different colors. The Georgia ballet flats (below) come in a good range of neutrals.

Tory Burch Georgia Ballet Flats | 40plusstyle.com

Tory Burch Georgia Ballet Flats

As the weather is cooler, for most of you, a pair of new boots is a great gift. Opt for a style with easy-to-walk-in block heels.

Gift ideas for women: NYDJ Denis Suede Booties | 40plusstyle.com

NYDJ Denis Suede Booties

Or how about a new pair of sneakers to go with her exercise gear? The On Cloud sneakers (below) come in a great range of colors, and reviewers say they are comfortable right out of the box.

On Cloud 5 Sneakers | 40plusstyle.com

On Cloud 5 Sneakers

8. print t-shirt

Buy her a print T-shirt that she can wear with her favorite jeans. The swing T-shirt (below) is made from super soft modal and cotton.

Marine Layer Floral Print Cotton Blend Swing T-Shirt | 40plusstyle.com

Marine Layer Floral Print Cotton Blend Swing T-Shirt

9. Silk shirt

When buying clothes as a gift, it’s a lovely idea to look out for luxurious fabrics such as silk, satin or cashmere. A silk shirt is a timeless option which looks just as good worn for a night out, for work, or with jeans for everyday.

Gift ideas for women: Boden Sienna Silk Shirt | 40plusstyle.com

Boden Sienna Silk Shirt

10. A cashmere sweater

Talking about luxurious fabrics, cashmere is soft against the skin and almost feels silky to the touch. If your recipient finds wool sweaters itchy, cashmere could definitely be the answer. A cashmere sweater will add a feeling of luxury to even the simplest outfit.

Uniqlo Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater | 40plusstyle.com

Uniqlo Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater

11. Gift ideas for women: A stylish coat

Has your loved one had the same coat for years and years? Perhaps they’d like to change their winter look this year. A wrap style is a good option as it’s flattering for the vast majority of women. A neutral shade will go with everything.

Mango Wide Lapel Wool-Blend Coat | 40plusstyle.com

Mango Wide Lapel Wool-Blend Coat

12. blazer

A blazer is a fantastic way to elevate absolutely any outfit from a simple t-shirt and pair of jeans to evening dresses or workwear. The Anine Bing blazer (below) is made from fully lined 100% wool.

ANINE BING Quinn Blazer | 40plusstyle.com

ANINE BING Quinn Blazer

There’s more inspiration in this article on how to choose a winter coat.

13. jacket

A moto jacket is always a useful addition to any closet. You can add a little edginess to your outfits. It can be worn over summer dresses with tights and booties so you can wear your favorite dresses even when the weather cools down. Choose a different shade from the usual black.

BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket | 40plusstyle.com

BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket

14. Cardigan

Another flattering style for all body shapes is a waterfall cardigan, long or draped cardigan. A draped style is perfect to wear as a layer to create a long, lean effect – and to stay warm, of course. The cardigan (below) comes in a wide choice of neutrals and is a great choice for lazy days.

J.Crew Juliette Collarless Sweater-Blazer | 40plusstyle.com

J.Crew Juliette Collarless Sweater-Blazer

15. Wrap dress

If you want to buy clothing but don’t know what, you really can’t go wrong with a classic wrap dress. It’s a universally flattering style that looks good on all body types.

Modern Citizen Lenese Knit Wrap Midi-Dress | 40plusstyle.com

Modern Citizen Lenese Knit Wrap Midi-Dress

Take a look at the best wrap dress styles for women over 40.

16. Best gift ideas for women: Luxurious pajamas

Pajamas are one of those gifts which can either be boring or beautiful. It goes without saying that you should go for a beautiful option.

There’s no better feeling than slipping into a stylish pair of pajamas and relaxing with a glass of wine, or herbal tea, and a book before bedtime.

Averie Sleep Aella Long Pajama Set | 40plusstyle.com

Averie Sleep Aella Long Pajama Set

Or, for a luxurious option, you could try real silk. The silk pajamas (below) come in a good choice of colors and are not only beautiful but the natural fabric means they are breathable and keep you at a comfortable temperature while sleeping.

Lunya 2-Piece Sleeveless Silk Pajama Set | 40plusstyle.com

Lunya 2-Piece Sleeveless Silk Pajama Set

17. robe

A pretty silky robe can also add a feeling of luxury to any bedtime (or breakfast) routine. Choose a thin robe, and you can pack for travel. The Natori robe (below) is soft, fluid, and has a beautiful print.

Gift ideas for women: Natori Palazzo Charmeuse Robe | 40plusstyle.com

Natori Palazzo Charmeuse Robe

Or choose a short robe that could be worn when traveling, or when relaxing at home.

Arlotta Cashmere Chevron Short Robe | 40plusstyle.com

Arlotta Cashmere Chevron Short Robe

There’s also plenty of inspiration in this piece on the most stylish pajamas for women over 40.

18. Perfumes

Ok, this present is not super original but you can’t really go wrong by gifting a popular perfume.

If your loved one already has a favorite perfume and you want to play it safe, while still choosing something a little different, have a look to see if there is a new version of that scent available or a gift box.

You could buy a classic fragrance that she has loved for decades or opt for something new from her favorite brand.

The Guerlain perfume (below) comes in a beautiful bottle, and smells citrusy and sophisticated.

Gift ideas for women: Guerlain Oud Yuzu Forte Eau de Parfum | 40plusstyle.com

Guerlain Oud Yuzu Forte Eau de Parfum

We also love the Henry Rose fragrance brand created by Michelle Pfieffer.

Henry Rose Windows Down Eau de Parfum | 40plusstyle.com

Henry Rose Windows Down Eau de Parfum

For a modern, designer treat, you could try the Christian Louboutin set (below). Choosing miniatures means she can try three perfumes rather than just one, and choose a favorite.

Christian Louboutin Loubiworld 11-Piece Miniature Fragrance Set | 40plusstyle.com

Christian Louboutin Loubiworld 11-Piece Miniature Fragrance Set

19. A scented candle 

If your loved one loves to relax at home, a scented candle is a perfect gift. The Maison Margiela candle below has been created to remind you of a lazy Sunday morning.

Gift ideas for women: Maison Margiela Replica Lazy Sunday Morning Candle | 40plusstyle.com

Maison Margiela Replica Lazy Sunday Morning Candle

20. Silk pillowcase

Have you got a silk pillowcase yet? Sleeping on silk helps to keep your hair looking good when you wake up as well as being kind to your skin. It has really helped me reduce the sleeping wrinkles on my face. The pure silk pillowcase from slip (below) helps to decrease the signs of aging, wrinkles, and bedheads.

slip Pure Silk Pillowcase | 40plusstyle.com

slip Pure Silk Pillowcase

21. cashmere throw

Another luxurious option, either for bed or for curling up on the sofa with a good book is a throw blanket. The cashmere throw (below) comes in a choice of seven colors.

Gift ideas for women: Sofia Cashmere Trentino Cashmere Throw | 40plusstyle.com

Sofia Cashmere Trentino Cashmere Throw

22. lounge sets

A great lounge set is one you can wear as pajamas, for lazy days at home, or for running errands. The sweater lounge set (below) comes in a great choice of colors, and reviewers say it is super soft.

Viottiset Sweater Lounge Set | 40plusstyle.com

Viottiset Sweater Lounge Set

23. lounge slippers

If you know someone who always has cold feet, or who just doesn’t like to walk barefoot, they would appreciate a pair of comfy, cozy slippers. The UGG slippers below have a luxurious feel as they are made with suede and sheepskin. Reviewers say they are like walking on a cloud.

UGG Scuffette II Slipper | 40plusstyle.com

UGG Scuffette II Slipper

24. Face serum set

The Mid/night 00.00 hydrating drops (below) is a super hydrating facial oil made in Spain that you can rub in as it is or add to your favorite moisturizer.

Mid/night 00.00 Hydrating Drops 00.28 | 40plusstyle.com

Mid/night 00.00 Hydrating Drops 00.28

25. Face cream

The Chantecaille face tint (below) is fantastic to add a healthy, natural glow.

Chantecaille Sheer Glow Rose Face Tint | 40plusstyle.com

Chantecaille Sheer Glow Rose Face Tint

Also take a look at these 14 self-pampering ideas for when you can’t get to the spa.

26. face roller

A face roller can be used alone to reduce puffiness or with face oil or serum. Reviewers say the roller (below) has a nice weight, feels durable, and is good for puffiness or for toning your face.

Botanika Life Elite Elixir + Crystal Face Roller Kit Box | 40plusstyle.com

Botanika Life Elite Elixir + Crystal Face Roller Kit Box

27. A mirror

One item I use almost every day is this mirror. They are not cheap but will save you so much frustration each day as the light is a lot brighter than on most mirrors and you can actually SEE those nasty little hairs that you need to remove. 

As my eyes have deteriorated quite badly over the last few years, I have found it increasingly difficult to apply eye makeup or maintain my eyebrows. This mirror makes that so much easier!

Gift ideas for women: simplehuman 8-Inch Sensor Mirror | 40plusstyle.com

simplehuman 8-Inch Sensor Mirror

28. makeup

Choosing make-up can be tricky as you won’t necessarily know what shade to opt for. However, the Charlotte Tilbury palette (below) features neutral shades that will suit any skintone.

Charlotte Tilbury Lux Eye Shadow Palette | 40plusstyle.com

Charlotte Tilbury Lux Eye Shadow Palette

Or, how about a beautiful lipstick set? The Valentino lipsticks (below) feature the beautiful Valentino branding.

Gift ideas for women: Valentino Rosso Valentino Lipstick Set | 40plusstyle.com

Valentino Rosso Valentino Lipstick Set

29. makeup brushes

When was the last time your loved one changed their make-up brushes? Great brushes will make her existing make-up easier to apply.

Laura Mercier Tools Of The Trade 5-Piece Brush Collection | 40plusstyle.com

Laura Mercier Tools Of The Trade 5-Piece Brush Collection

30. makeup towels

Make-up towels can be a great addition to your bathroom so you can easily remove your make-up without getting mascara on your white towels. The Arkwright towels (below) have good reviews, with users saying they are luxurious and double-embroidered.

Arkwright Makeup Remover Towels | 40plusstyle.com

Arkwright Makeup Remover Towels

31. Jewelry case 

Pretty and practical. This jewelry case is ideal for keeping rings, earrings and necklaces together after you take them off at night. It’s also perfect to take jewelry essentials away on vacation if you are planning a trip this holiday season.

Wolf Maria Zip Jewelry Case | 40plusstyle.com

Wolf Maria Zip Jewelry Case

32. brush

If you have someone who likes their hair to look perfect everyday, the Revlon dryer brush (below) has been the must-have hair purchase of the year. Reviewers say it makes drying hair simple so your arms don’t get tired as they do with a regular hairdryer.

Gift ideas for women over 40 - REVLON One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush | 40plusstyle.com

REVLON One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush

33. A gratitude journal

Most experts agree that one of the best ways to start your day to feel happy and content is to start with gratitude. She could write her thoughts down each morning or evening. Reviewers say the gratitude journal (below) is a great journal to start a habit.

Gift ideas for women: Spiraling Freedom Gratitude Journal | 40plusstyle.com

Spiraling Freedom Gratitude Journal

34. travel journal

Or, do you have someone who loves to travel in your life? Then buy them a travel journey so they can chart all of their adventures.

DUNCAN & STONE PAPER CO. Travel Journal | 40plusstyle.com

DUNCAN & STONE PAPER CO. Travel Journal

35. reusable notebook

If you know someone who still loves writing notes down, even though she has a laptop or computer, she might like a reusable notebook. There’s a free app that goes with the Rocketbook (below) so she can still save her notes before wiping the pages clean.

Rocketbook Multi-Subject Smart Notebook | 40plusstyle.com

Rocketbook Multi-Subject Smart Notebook

36. For exercise

I use this roller every single day.  It greatly helps with keeping your muscles supple and massages your legs, back and shoulders. I also use it to open up my shoulders. If you’re interested, I can do a demonstration at a future date on how I use it.

This roller also helps with cellulite as it evens out the fascia which will help smooth your legs and upper thighs.

It’s my perfect tool to keep injuries at bay, my back and shoulders in check and my legs smooth. Highly recommended!

TriggerPoint Grid Roller 1.0 | 40plusstyle.com

TriggerPoint Grid Roller 1.0

If you have one particular spot or a trigger point that is painful, it’s very effective to massage yourself with a ball. Just lean against a wall with the ball on the painful spot and make slight movements to massage it. You’ll soon find lots of relief.

Gift ideas for women - massage ball | 40plusstyle.com

TriggerPoint Foam Massage Ball

Although the roller and massage ball above are very effective in getting your deep muscle tissue in good shape, the TheraGun is even quicker in doing that. Just put it on the painful spots and the machine will do its magic. I spoiled myself with this gift this year.

TheraGun Elite | 40plusstyle.com

TheraGun Elite

For more fitness gifts check out our workout gifts for women.

37. gloves

As the cooler weather sets it, it’s important to keep your hands warm. So, you may as well do that in the most stylish way possible. The leather gloves (below) are warm and cashmere lined. Reviewers say they warm up fast and are incredibly soft.

Gift ideas for women: Saks Fifth Avenue COLLECTION Cashmere-Lined Leather Gloves | 40plusstyle.com

Saks Fifth Avenue COLLECTION Cashmere-Lined Leather Gloves

Or choose a pair of cashmere gloves that will feel beautiful on her hands. The Uniqlo gloves (below) come in lots of different colors.

Uniqlo Cashmere Knitted Gloves | 40plusstyle.com

Uniqlo Cashmere Knitted Gloves

38. belt

A designer belt can upgrade any outfit and is ideal if you have someone who loves to wear jeans and pants. The Tory Burch belt (below) features the recognisable designer logo, and is made from lovely calfskin leather.

Tory Burch Miller Reversible Leather Belt | 40plusstyle.com

Tory Burch Miller Reversible Leather Belt

39. watch

Given that watches aren’t as widely worn as they once were, a watch can feel like a more luxurious piece of jewelry than something completely practical.

Vincero Eros Mesh Petite Bracelet Watch | 40plusstyle.com

Vincero Eros Mesh Petite Bracelet Watch

40. sunglasses

Sunglasses are a great choice anytime of the year, whether your loved one is planning a sunny vacation or would like to protect their eyes from the glare of the winter sun.

Gift ideas for women: Marc Jacobs 54mm Square Sunglasses | 40plusstyle.com

Marc Jacobs 54mm Square Sunglasses

Most of us wear glasses of some sort and we need to take them anywhere and everywhere. This is one accessory that will get a lot of use. And if you want to keep your glasses in one piece this case below will come in very handy.

Vera Bradley Sunglasses/Eyeglasses Clamshell Hard Case | 40plusstyle.com

Vera Bradley Sunglasses/Eyeglasses Clamshell Hard Case

41. kindle

If she doesn’t already have a Kindle, I’m sure she’d appreciate one rather than carrying lots of heavy reading material with her. If she does, you could always treat her to an upgrade. The Kindle (below) is waterproof so you can read by the pool.

Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition | 40plusstyle.com

Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition

42. ipad

If you’re looking to treat your loved one, an iPad or tablet can make a much-appreciated gift so your recipient can do everything on the move from surfing the internet to checking messages, watching movies to reading books.

Apple iPad (10th Generation) | 40plusstyle.com

Apple iPad (10th Generation)

43. iPad cases

If you love your iPad as much as I do, you need a good case. Choose her favorite color iPad case. Just make sure you pay attention to the iPad model she has so you can make sure you choose the right fit.

ZryXal iPad Pro Case | 40plusstyle.com

ZryXal iPad Pro Case

44. tablet holder

Does your recipient use a tablet? A holder can come in handy if they are watching a movie on it, using a keypad or looking at a recipe while cooking.

Lamicall Tablet Pillow Stand | 40plusstyle.com

Lamicall Tablet Pillow Stand

45. earbuds

A pair of earbuds can make a great gift if you choose a pair that are compatible with their smartphone. The earbuds (below) are ideal for exercise or work calls.

Beats Studio Buds | 40plusstyle.com

Beats Studio Buds

46. airtags

AirTags are perfect for travel lovers. I know lots of women who have started to put an AirTag in luggage to make sure they don’t lose suitcases, given all the travel disruption that has happened this year.

Apple AirTag 4 Pack | 40plusstyle.com

Apple AirTag 4 Pack

47. phone

Do you have a gadget lover in your life? How about a new gadget or gizmo? One of the latest iPhone models will always be appreciated.

Gift ideas for women: Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max | 40plusstyle.com

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max

48. a smart watch

Have you tried tracking your activity with a fitbit yet? The Fitbit Sense 2 smartwatch is more aesthetically pleasing than most fitness tracking watches. You can connect to your favorite apps and monitor your workouts.

Fitbit Sense 2 Advanced Health and Fitness Smartwatch | 40plusstyle.com

Fitbit Sense 2 Advanced Health and Fitness Smartwatch

49. Charger

Do you know someone who is always running out of battery? A charging pad could help them keep their phone charged and keep their essentials organized.

ZealSound Wireless Charging Pad | 40plusstyle.com

ZealSound Wireless Charging Pad

50. Selfie stick with tripod

If you want to take better selfies for your outfit photos to upload to your social networks or in my private Facebook community, you will need this very affordable selfie stick with tripod.

It’s the one I use for many of my videos and photos. Just pop it on a table and use the remote or the self timer on your phone for the perfect full outfit photograph!

Gift ideas for women - andobil MagStick Selfie Stick Tripod | 40plusstyle.com

andobil MagStick Selfie Stick Tripod

51. Video conferencing lighting

Many of us are holding work meetings or family gatherings via conference call these days. If you want to look great while taking and making video calls, special lighting for your desk can help her to look great, making this one of the best gift ideas for women.

Gift ideas for women - Cyezcor Video Conference Lighting Kit | 40plusstyle.com

Cyezcor Video Conference Lighting Kit

52. travel mug

If you have a recipients who love the environment, and coffee, then how about a travel mug? The Fellow Carter mug (below) keeps your drink warm for hours.

Gift ideas for women - Fellow Carter Everywhere Travel Mug | 40plusstyle.com

Fellow Carter Everywhere Travel Mug

53. Temperature control mug

For working from home, keep her tea or coffee warm with the mug warmer (below)

VOBAGA Coffee Mug Warmer | 40plusstyle.com

VOBAGA Coffee Mug Warmer

54. carry-on case

For the adventurer in your life, a new suitcase that is just the right size for carry-on is perfect. The spinner carry-on (below) comes in an attractive rose gold color, and features internal compartments to organize your outfits.

Gift ideas for women - CALPAK Ambeur 22-Inch Rolling Spinner Carry-On | 40plusstyle.com

CALPAK Ambeur 22-Inch Rolling Spinner Carry-On

55. Cozy winter hat

Keep her head cozy and stylish with the North Face beanie (below) which comes in a beautiful burgundy shade.

THE NORTH FACE Oh Mega Fur Pom Beanie | 40plusstyle.com

THE NORTH FACE Oh Mega Fur Pom Beanie

56. Back and shoulder massager

Give the gift of a relaxing back and shoulder massage! The shiatsu back massager (below) has great reviews from users who say it is fantastic for relieving tension.

Gift ideas for women: MoCuishle Shiatsu Back Shoulder and Neck Massager | 40plusstyle.com

MoCuishle Shiatsu Back Shoulder and Neck Massager

57. Bath tub organizer

Does your loved one love a bath. The bathtub tray (below) is fantastic for holding your favorite book, drink and body wash.

Yirilan Premium Bathtub Tray Caddy | 40plusstyle.com

Yirilan Premium Bathtub Tray Caddy

58. Shower steamers

While you may have tried bath bombs, how about shower steamers? The shower steamers (below) come in a back of lots of different fragrances and are great for waking up in the morning or relaxing at night.

Cleverfy Shower Steamers Aromatherapy

Cleverfy Shower Steamers Aromatherapy

59. Adult paint by numbers

Even if your recipient isn’t naturally artistic, adult paint by numbers is very on trend right now. A great, relaxing alternative to doing a jigsaw.

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TONZOM Paint by Numbers

60. gift ideas for women: Donate to her favorite cause

If you’re buying for the woman who truly has everything, why not donate your gift for a good cause? Buy an animal for World Vision, sponsor a child, donate to the Red Cross or provide some microloans through Kiva. It would greatly help others.

I hope I have given you some good gift ideas for women.

How about you? What will you be buying the loved ones in your life this year? What is the best gift you’ve ever received? Are there any great gift ideas for women that you think I’ve missed?

Like always, I would be happy to hear your feedback and get your gift ideas for women over 40 as well! What would you like to receive as a gift? What is your favorite gift idea for women from our list?

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