Gift Guide for Moms Over 50

As a little girl, I always wanted to get my mom the BEST Christmas gift ever. But $2.00 didn’t always grant that wish. The closest I could get was convincing my dad that mom did NOT need another tea tea pitcher or step-ladder for Christmas. She needed those girly things that she was too busy to buy for herself!

gift guide for moms over 50

Now, that I am a mom myself, sometimes it’s hard to buy for my mom and mother-in-law. I want to grab the perfect gifts — but what do they not already have?

If you have a mom over 50 and want to snag her the BEST gift ever…stay tuned. Your gift-buying decisions are about to get easier!

Sure, I know that all moms are different — not one was created the same. Some are sporty, some are musical, some are girlie and some are rather independent. Always, always ALWAYS keep the mom in your life’s style, tastes and comfort in mind. In this BIG list of AWESOME gifts for moms, cross off the ones that will go over like a lead balloon with your mom or mother-in-law. You know what they are. Coffee for my mom? Nope. Vanilla scented candles or lotion for my mom? A definite NO! Those are just things she doesn’t like, and that’s that. No matter how much I ty to convince here that coffee and vanilla are swoon-worthy, she has her own opinion and tastes — and rightfully so.

gift guide for women over 50

Enjoy snagging the perfect gift for the mom in your life who’s over 50. Shhh! Don’t worry…I won’t tell her you read this post. We’ll pretend she’s still 38 — wink, wink!

Gift Guide for Moms over 50

  • Monogrammed or personalized jewelry. Monogrammed necklaces like this one tend to make perfect gifts. They’re stylish and personal. I got my mom and my mother-in-law one of these necklaces several years ago, and it was a hit! If monogrammed isn’t the mom in your life’s thing, then consider jewelry with sweet, personal messages like this necklace that adds names of children or grandchildren, plus their birthstones!
  • Restaurant gift cards. Every mom enjoys a break from the kitchen — especially moms over 50! Treat your mom or grandmother to a night out to Chilis Restaurant with this gift card. Plus, you get an extra $10 when you snag a $50 gift card! If your mom isn’t a fan of Chilis, try Cracker Barrel, The Cheesecake factory or another mom favorite!
  • Cute additions to their wardrobe. I know clothes are tough to buy for women. Our outfits have to fit just right and we spend at least 30 minutes in the dressing room scrutinizing an outfit before making that final purchase. But, shopping online makes that gift-giving in the clothing area a lot easier. Ask your mom to pick something out at Target, Kohls or JCrew. Hey, and guess what? In just a few paragraphs, I am going to tell you how you can get FREE SHIPPING on your orders!
  • Bath and Body Works goodies. This has got to be the best place on earth to buy perfume, lotion and lip gloss. Guess what, you can get free shipping here too! I’ll tel you how in just a few. Oh, and don’t forget, Bath and Body Works also keeps some amazing home scent diffusers that I highly recommend!
  • Chocolate, chocolate and MORE chocolate. A dog is man’s best friend, right? Dogs are DEFINITELY not a woman’s best friend, as I may say so myself…but chocolate is! Let me give you a hint, don’t skimp and buy the cheap stuff — ugh, I am nauseated thinking about it! The holidays only come around once a year, so spend a little extra to ensure you give your mom the best chocolates ever. Here is my personal recommendation.

OK, now that you have your shopping plan for moms over 50, here is how you are going to save on shipping this year — and earn 10% cash back on each purchase!

It’s a wonderful company called Freeshipping.com…get it? FREE shipping.

It’s really easy to do your holiday shopping through this company. You simply log in here, click on any participating retailer’s offer, and make your purchases as you normally would. Oh, and I almost forgot! Use coupon code HOLIDAY2014 to enjoy a free 30-day trial! You’re so welcome!

Here’s what it looks like at Freeshipping.com.

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And once you go there, pick your favorite retailer. I picked Target, and grabbed my mom a heart-shaped necklace and a turquoise shirt — because she’s beautiful in turquoise — and I payed $0 for shipping! Woot!

And, they even offer rebates! You can check those out once you log in and simply click on the “rebates” section.

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So, go ahead and snag that mom in your life a gift who is over 50….in fact throw in some extras, because you’re saving on shipping! I love to save on shipping, don’t you? Tell me what you’re grabbing your mom for Christmas. I won’t tell her, my lips are sealed!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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