Living long enough to see your 80th birthday is quite a feat! Celebrate this incredible milestone with some thoughtful gifts for an 80-year-old woman who doesn’t need anything. Here are some unique 80th birthday gift ideas for her.
80th Birthday Ideas for Her
When someone has been around for 80 years, well, that’s something worth celebrating!
You want to celebrate her big day and say happy birthday in a meaningful way.
Think of all the changes they’ve seen in the world.
When they were children, they couldn’t have imagined that on their 80th birthday you’d be at a computer or on your phone searching for a gift for them.
Yet here you are. Looking for ideas for her 80th birthday, including 80th birthday gifts for her that she’ll love!
Find a fun gift, personal gifts, useful gifts, a nice gift, or a unique gift from this list of best gift ideas for 80th birthday presents.
80 is a BIG deal! A special occasion like this happens to a fortunate few.
Throw a party, burn down the house with 80 candles (we almost did on Mom’s 80th – see picture below), and let her know how special she is and how much she means to you and your family.
Making finding a special gift an easy task with our best 80th birthday gift ideas.
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80th Birthday Gift Ideas for Mom
I've searched around for some thoughtful 80th birthday gift ideas for her. (Some of these would work for him, too.)
There are personalized items here, too, which means that your gift would be one of a kind!
You can always give her a coffee mug, but if you want to really impress her, take a look and see if there is something here that would be the perfect 80th birthday gift for her.
Unique gifts, chosen just for her, will make her day special for sure! The best gifts come from the heart.
Here are some of our best birthday gift ideas for an 80 year old mom.
80th Birthday Poster
This is your chance to remind her of the family she created.
Personalized just for her.
Please note: This is a digital product which means it’s up to you to print it or have it printed. You’ll get a file to download after your purchase.
Just take that file to your local print shop or print it yourself if you have the means, then frame it.
It can be printed in multiple sizes, too.
80th Birthday Newspaper Print
Here is another great gift idea.
Put her on the front page with this cute newspaper creation.
Add her picture, date, and a few words about her.
The print also highlights other items in the news during that period.
8 Ring 80th Birthday Necklace
What woman doesn’t like a pretty necklace?
This 8 ring necklace is a reminder of the 8 decades of life she has lived so far.
And it’s beautiful!
iRobot Roomba Vaccum
While some women say you shouldn't get home appliances as gifts, it sure is practical and one my 84-year-old Mom has loved!
Especially since housekeeping gets more difficult as you get older.
Beautiful Music Box
Music is good for the soul. It brings back memories, relaxes, and can actually help people with Alzheimer’s connect to their world.
Did you have a music box when you were a kid?
Some boxes, like this one, can even hold a special photo.
Sterling Silver Dime Pendant
This silver pendant is another beautiful necklace with a silver dime (1940 for a 2020 birthday).
Even the coins have changed over the years.
80th Birthday Canvas Tote Bag
This great tote bag will be a hit. A funny gift in good taste is always welcome!
Add a little humor, make her smile and look cool carrying this to the store, the library or wherever she goes.
This is only one of the many designs available. Click on this, then scroll down the page for more versions.
Pix-Star Digital Picture Frame
This is a great idea for a gift that could be from “both of you”. Do you know how some older people have trouble with technology?
Well, with these cool photo frames you can set it up for the recipient, then anyone with the password can email pictures to the frame.
She doesn’t have to do anything but watch.
Family members can send photos from their Facebook, iPhone, Google Photos, and most any other similar service and they will appear in the frame for her to see!
Isn’t that the coolest thing?
This would make a great Christmas gift, too! Pin this post for later…
“We believe the future of the Internet is in simplicity and access to services for people of all ages and backgrounds. Pix-Star is dedicated to helping friends and family share their life moments in a simple way, to encourage inclusion, to help people feel loved and we accomplish it through the power of the internet and the technology of today.”
Personalized Photo Calendar
Calendars make wonderful gifts for anyone.
Choose your own photos to add to this perfect gift.
Use photos from her life – a childhood photo, high school graduation, marriage, children, or photos with friends.
Another option would be to choose current photos of her with other members of her family.
This gift will remind her how much she is loved every day while helping her to keep track of the date.
Personalized Photo Book
Give her a gift of memories with a lovely photo book.
Spending time looking back at family photos is a great way to connect with others, to reflect on her life, and to see how far she’s come.
If she is a long-distance Grandma, photos of her far-away family will bring them closer each time she looks at her photo book.
And Snapfish has great deals and discounts going most of the time!
Happy 80th Birthday Bracelet
This beautiful bracelet comes with a little “birthday card”.
The bracelet symbolizes truth, power, and wisdom.
Your love and appreciation for her will be felt each time she wears it.
Electric Travel Blanket
Ok, well, this one is right up my alley.
I’m always cold (and most 80-year-olds I know are, too).
What a practical and thoughtful 80th birthday gift for her. And you get to pick from several colors and patterns!
She’ll think of you every time she snuggles up under this warm blanket!
Black and White Interactive Pet Kitten
According to Aging in Place.org, seniors who have a pet are happier and healthier.
The benefits of having a pet can now be felt by those who are unable to actually own a real, live pet.
This kitten can sit in your lap. You can pet it, feel it breathe, and reap some of the same benefits as from a live kitten.
And with none of the responsibility of a pet. Isn’t she cute?
P.S. They have dogs, too!
80 Reasons Custom 80th Birthday Print
What else is there to say? Collect 80 “reasons” from those in her life who love her.
Each print is individualized and will have a special meaning she will understand and appreciate.
Word art makes a very special birthday gift.
Chicken Soup for the Grandma's Soul
The Chicken Soup series of books has long been one of my favorites.
It has a warm message and celebrates her in this edition especially for Grandmas.
Grandma Tell Me Your Story - Keepsake Journal
Interview Grandma for her birthday using this awesome book.
Interviewing and writing the words FOR her is a thoughtful way to help her share her stories.
Especially for those Grandmas who have difficulty writing in a book themselves.
You’ll be so glad you took the time to record her stories!
And she will love sharing them with you.
Here’s a great opportunity to get to know this person in your life.
My Grandma: In Her Own Words
Grandma's Word Search Puzzle
Keep her mind sharp by giving her a Word Search book.
Actively exercising the mind with puzzles can slow mental decline in seniors according to this article from USA Today.
And besides, I never met a word search puzzle I didn’t like. Have you?
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Here are just a few more gift ideas you might like:
CrateJoy Care Box for Older Adults.
This subscription box can be sent once, every month, or quarterly.
It contains some fun things, some useful things, and items that will help your older adult enjoy herself!
You can include a message, or even send photos that will be printed and sent along with the box.
The proceeds from your purchase help fund boxes for low-income adults in need.
See? Your loved one benefits and helps someone else at the same time!
Custom Music Box
Music boxes are soothing and will help her remember days long ago.
Do you remember yourself? When you were young and had a ballerina music box?
Music Box Attic has many boxes and tunes from which to choose. Take a look!
Find the perfect 80th Birthday Gift for Her
Finding the perfect birthday gift that says happy 80th birthday, mom just became a lot easier.
Use one or more of these great 80th birthday gift ideas to celebrate this monumental milestone.
Consider who she is, what she is able to do, and her particular situation when choosing a gift.
Surely the perfect 80th birthday gift is on this list.
You can’t go wrong.
If you decide to give one of these gifts, please let me know how she liked it!
And remember to pick up an 80th birthday card, too.
See our other gift guides for more gift ideas for grandmas & moms.
Keep Passing Down the Love,
Mom’s 80th birthday party: Life-sized twin was so much fun. Dad didn’t know what to do with the two of her. And celebrating with family members made is that much more special!
We made our own “80th birthday candle”.
And 80 candles is a LOT! We actually set off the smoke alarm! But what a great party!