In this post, you will find categorized gift ideas for all kinds of women in their 30s.
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Far from an old woman but more long in the tooth than her younger years, the 30s are a great decade of life.
Most people used to think of the 30s as the age when you’ve gotten it “all together”. But is that ever really true??
I like to think of the 30s as 20s mature older sister that’s still a ton of fun.
Her taste is more seasoned. She’s more confident in who she is and what she wants but is well aware that there is so much more to learn.
I completely understand why it can be difficult to shop for this transitional age group.
But luckily, I’ve got the ultimate list of gift ideas for women over 30! And when I say ultimate, I mean ultimate.
This is the list that you can refer to for:
Christmas Gifts (both family & friend gifts as well as Secret Santa gifts)
Mother’s Day Gifts
Valentines Day Gifts
Just Because Gifts!
And if you’re wondering how I came about these perfect picks? Well…I’m a woman in her 30s! And I love and hand-picked everything on this list! And I can assure you that there is something on this list that she will love too.
And is this my sneaky way of letting my husband, friends and family know my gift wish list? Pschhh…. Whatttttt???? No way…….. 🙂
50 AMAZING GIFT IDEAS FOR WOMEN OVER 30 (by category)
Obviously, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all‘ gift for every woman in her 30s.
The perfect gift will change depending on her personality, needs, roles, job, relationships, etc etc.
However, by this point in life, there are some common desires: high quality, practical and useful.
To find something that fits the bill for your specific loved one, I’ve organized this gift guide into the following sections:
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1. Wearable Gifts & Accessories
2. Skin Care & Beauty Gifts
3. Experience Gifts
4. Unique + Unusual Gifts
5. Home Decor & Organization
6. Food & Drink Gifts
7. Tech & Gadgets
8. Gift Packaging!
Gift Ideas for Women Over 30
Are you shopping for a 30+ year old daughter, mom, friend, sister or coworker? I've got your back! This epic gift guide is all you need to find her the perfect gift.
WEARABLE GIFTS & ACCESSORIES
It's no surprise that clothes, accessories & shoes are among some of the most requested gifts for women in this age range. We want to look good hello?
However, it's more important than ever to focus on functional, comfortable and high quality pieces.
Here are some of the best picks that fall in those categories.
She will cherish this meaningful gift for years. Send in any signature and it can be inscribed onto a gold, rose gold or sterling silver bracelet, for her to wear and trace her finger over, on the daily.
With the handwriting of a loved one that has passed on, this bracelet can also be gifted as part of a sympathy care package.
This wearable blanket got famous on Shark Tank. For those of us that are always looking for something to snuggle into, this pick will keep her warm and cozy while leaving her arms free to eat snacks, change the channel or run errands. The blanket is made with warm sherpa.
Coach is known for their high quality luxury brand and they teamed up with the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat for this sophisticated, yet lighthearted, card wallet. It has plenty of slots for her credit cards and IDs and is slim enough to fit in her bags and clutches.
SKIN CARE & BEAUTY GIFTS
We can no longer afford to take good skin for granted! It isn't unusual for women in this age range to give more attention to good skin care and high quality beauty products.
Thoughtful gift choices include great self care items that allow her to do just that.
These organic and vegan bath bombs are made by an all-female crew (girl power!) and are a popular gift choice from husbands to wives. They are highly rated for being larger than other bath bombs, potently scented with essential oils and beautifully packaged.
Talk about luxury! Versace's Crystal Noir is a splurge-worthy classic. This is a warm and spicy scent that many ladies describe as "mysterious" and "sexy". Whether she wears it for a night out or evening in, you can expect it to leave a lasting impression.
They say these beauty tools have an anti-aging effect. And while that may or may not be something that she is interested in, facial rollers are used to reduce skin puffiness, improve blood flow and help facial oils/serums absorb better.
This faux leather organizer will make life on the road so much easier. It has a compartment on the bottom to store and protect your jewelry and a large compartment at the top for cosmetics and toiletries.
EXPERIENCE GIFTS FOR THE WOMAN WHO DOESN'T WANT ANYTHING
What do you get for the woman that has everything? You treat her to an experience, that's what.
When it comes to experience gifts for women, your imagination is truly the only limit. The following options will give you plenty of options and ideas, to start with.
A woman of conviction and passion will appreciate the opportunity to learn from those that are the best in their field. Songwriting from Alicia Keys... Photography from Annie Leibovitz... New classes are added every month so there will never be a shortage of lessons to learn.
This pottery kit is not only an amazing gift for the woman in your life who likes to make things, it's also a great option for plant lovers. This at home kit has everything needed for two people to make clay plant pot heads.
Perhaps you already have a local experience in mind (like a massage, spa visit or hotel staycation) and you just need a way to "package it". You can do so with one of these affordable gift tickets that can be customized, printed and presented to her.
UNIQUE / UNUSUAL GIFTS FOR 30 YEAR OLD WOMEN
Trying to come up with something that she would never expect? These unique gift ideas are some of the best ways to make her say "wow".
An actor from her favorite show... her favorite social media influencer... an Olympic athlete...
With Cameo, you can hire them to record and send a custom video that is dedicated specifically to her. What's best - she can keep the video until the end of time! Truly a memorable gift for a milestone birthday.
If she’s in her 30s, then she remembers the days of VHS tapes, films, audio cassettes and printed photos. Well, if she has any of them hanging around at home, send them off to LegacyBox and have them digitized so that she can enjoy and relive those memories again.
Does she have a song that reminds her of a departed parent or loved one? Is there a song that represents a memory that you both share? Maybe you can think of the song that played for her first dance.
You can commemorate any of those special songs by having the song lyrics turned into the shape of a vinyl record and displaying it in poster form. Imagine her face when she looks closer and realizes the true significance of this piece of art.
If she is adventurous by nature, this journal includes writing prompts, quotes and 30+ bucket lists to inspire her to live life to the fullest. She can also use it to document and reflect on the various memories that she is able to create.
Not only is this is a great last minute gift, it's a great option for those who can't get enough Disney. This gift card is delivered via email, which means that you can get access to it almost immediately. It can be redeemed on the Disney website, Disney stores, Disney resorts and Disney cruises.
Cash gets a bad rap for being an "unoriginal gift". But let's be real - it's the most versatile gift you can give her.
Change it up and make your money gift unique with this easy to make DIY cash dispenser. No matter the amount included, this money tissue box is sure to impress.
HOME DECOR & ORGANIZATION GIFTS
In her 30s, she's probably more interested in making her home a rejuvenating place where she truly loves to be. This is likely to involve home decor that brings her joy and home organization that brings her peace.
Gifts that help her accomplish these desires are the best gifts. Here are some ideas for you (and her) to fall in love with.
This gorgeous 12" charcuterie board is made of white marble, acacia wood and brass and comes with 3 cheese knives. To take it from good to great, you can have it engraved with your choice of text or monogram.
Have you ever seen a more pretty yet practical statement piece? This fire pit is the perfect way to bring the ambiance of a communal fire, inside (and away from pesky bugs). You can also use it outside.
This hand-cast, concrete fire bowl comes with fireproof gems and a can for fuel. It burns smokeless, odorless, and clean. Prime and ready for a good book and a glass of wine.
In her 30s, she has investment furniture that is worth protecting. These gorgeous coasters made of resin, pressed flowers and edged with gold flakes, will shield her treasured living room coffee table from ugly water rings. (You can even choose the flower colors for a truly customized touch).
This fun gift is perfectly practical, because it keeps the drinks insulated and cold while hands stay warm. It's also hysterical and is bound to be a great conversation starter. A perfect choice for a housewarming gift!
Looking to splurge and gift her an investment piece? This La Creuset enameled cast iron dutch oven in Meringue is *muah* perfection. It's one of those things that she will have for years and maybe even pass down. And hopefully, with every successful dish, she will think of you!
Does she love hot sauce? Does she love truffle? If the answers to those 2 questions were yes, you need to have bought this YESTERDAY.
Truff is a brand of hot sauces that combine red chili peppers, black truffle oil, organic agave nectar and other spices, to make a totally unique flavor profile. With this selection, she would get 3 related but distinct hot sauce flavors that will satisfy all her cravings.
She likes to eat at home but is extremely busy. Or maybe she likes to experiment and try new recipes.
A meal subscription service is the key to both of those scenarios. With a Dinnerly subscription, you get her pre-portioned meal kits that take 30 minutes or less to prepare and cook. You also do so at an affordable price (in fact, the most affordable among all of the meal kits). A good idea for the woman with kids!
She can control the temperature of this coffee mug with her smartphone! With an app, the charging coaster that comes with this mug will keep the drink hot, at whatever temperature she chooses. It also senses when to turn on or turn off.
The ultimate gift for the woman that likes hiking, camping, traveling or being prepared for survivalist situations. This self cleaning water bottle is able to purify and turn any water into drinking water. Very handy!
TECH & GADGETS
Current technology is all about saving time and minimizing inconvenience. Who doesn't want that?! This is why techy gifts and new gadgets are popular, practical gifts.
Here are some of the best gadgets that will save her a little time and solve some of life's peskiest problems.
She has places to go, things to do and NO time to be losing things. An Apple AirTag lets her keep track of and easily find her essentials that she might lose. (It can even help her remember where she parked her car).
A unique and beautiful designed classic for a unique, beautiful and classic woman. This gorgeous 5 pound air fryer has no buttons or dials, meaning it’s easy to wipe clean. If she loves this, just keep in mind that there are other color-coordinating appliances - blender, toaster, coffee maker, etc. A variety of colors are available.
If she's in her 30s, she definitely remembers the days when this Nintendo Entertainment System was popular. Give her some serious nostalgia by gifting her this classic that is preloaded with 30 classic games (like Donkey Kond and Super Mario Bros)! Console included.
Wanting to get (or add) something classic? Send her a beautiful bouquet of flowers. This particular flower bouquet ships directly from the farmer to her doorstep, using Amazon Prime Overnight Shipping. The bouquet comes with a personalized message (that you can write) and they are known for traveling well.
Wrap almost any of the gifts above in one of these 3 gift boxes. These small, medium and large boxes feature gold and white designs and the order includes white shredded paper to fill the boxes with extra volume and pizzazz.