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Gifts for Women Over 40 Under $25 and Great Over the Hill Quotes

Updated on February 16, 2015

Over 40 - we are a different breed.  We have lived and laugh and cried.  It takes a special gift for a remarkable woman over 40.  But it need not take an expensive gift.

Over 40, we are wise.  We understand finance.  We appreciate being appreciated.  We know the little things mean allot.

OK this sounds cliché but it is true.  But what to buy a women over 40 and keep it simple, memorable and thoughtful?  How can we keep the cost down?  Here are several great gift suggestions.

Make a basket, stuff a stocking or simply wrap it up and attach a bow.  Include a heartfelt card and you have yourself a great gift.

Before we begin shopping, let review some great quotes of wisdom and insight for women over 40.

Super Stocking Stuffers for Women Over 40


Valentine's Day - Mother's Day - Mentor's Day


Over 40 Fun Quotes of Wisdom and Insight

  • I'm not 40, I'm eighteen with 22 years experience.

  • Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. - Charles M. Schultz

  • What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy. - Voltaire

  • At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty the wit; at forty the judgment. - Benjamin Franklin

  • Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. - Victor Hugo

  • Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely. - Christian Dior

Pampering Basket

Suction Cup Hooks

These are perhaps the cheapest and most acclaimed gift ever! They are fantastic in washroom over the tub or in the shower. They offer a change to have a place for everything and everything in its place.

A simple hook that hangs clothing to dry.

Rinse out a stain and hang dry.

Hang a wet swim suit.

You get the picture - great convenience, very thoughtful gift that will be appreciated over the years. And frugal too - look at the price tag!

Tub or Shower Back Brush

An expensive massage would be better but as a frugal gift - this one - a back brush for the shower or tub is thoughtful and inexpensive too.

I prefer the plastic - the wooden ones have broken on me a few too many times - practical preference only.

Back Scratcher

I was given this as a gift at a conference. And wow! This little item is terrific!

As we age, we have to fight for moisture.  Sadly, often we loose the battle and an itch in the middle of our back can be absolutely maddening.

Help a women you love 40 and showcase you really care about their comfort and independence.  A tiny gift that is very frugal but yet will give years of service.

Yes, mine is a full bamboo - very strong, durable and used frequently.  A much needed pampering gift for any season.

Pedi Perfect Over $25 - Well Worth It!

Pedi Perfect Over $25 - Well Worth It!

Pampering Via the Pedicure

The home pedicure items are great stuffers or basket fillers.  They are appreciated throughout the year and offer a frugal alternative to the expensive and yet delightful spa pedicure.

These gifts are ideal for stuffing into a stocking or gather together in a basket.  Look at the prices - they are great and only out shined by the delight each time these items soothe and comfort her feet.

Bathing Salts and Cellulite Massager

Make a pampering basket for your friend, your Mother, your Grandmother, your mentor, add in a couple of thoughtful items such as the pampering care for her back, her feet and also treat her to a bathing retreat - right at home.  Add in your basket or your stocking stuffer a few special treats such as the bathing salts and the cellulite massager.

Make your own custom basket for her and these tiny and yet frugal gifts will remind her of your thoughtfulness for years to come.

Memorable Music

Music is always a great gift for women. The romance of Michael Bublé is a sure fire winner for Valentine's Day and any holiday or special occasion. For other occasions, check out the beauty of the voice of Celine Dion.

Yes, Michael Bublé or Celine Dion is a great gift for Mothers and Grandmothers alike.

My own Mother In Law is a huge music fan. She has everything and she appreciates the pampering items but the music is what lights her face up immediately.

TIP: Do casually converse on the topic of music and ask what she loves and what what she doesn't have. Remember it is the research and thought that is most important.

Music is always a great way to make memories. Music is not reserved for a romantic relationship.  Mentors, Mother in Laws, best friends will appreciate a frugal gift of music too!


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Great Gifts for Women Over 40 Under $25

Whatever the relationship, whatever the occasion - from holidays denoted with stockings hung by the fire to Valentine's Day to Mother's Day or simply a wonderful surprise gift to a close friend or mentor, create your own with pennies on the dollars. The price tag is not the concern, the item is the care you take to show your appreciation for a women who has bright life and love to your life.

In Appreciation

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    • GmaGoldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin


      I love small gifts - gifts that don't break the bank and yet tell the person you do care. I wish the world would limit gift to no more than $25 - life should be simple with no strain and yet we do these elaborate gifts.

      Thank you for voting up and I hope you enjoyed the "aged quotes"!

    • beingwell profile image


      5 years ago from Bangkok

      Hi gmagoldie!! Fun hub! I enjoyed reading it. Those are all neat ideas! Voting up.

    • GmaGoldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin


      I was hesitant to include it but I knew from my personal preference - that is the absolute best! And even if you have one - receiving another for a gift is also great!

    • lmmartin profile image


      7 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      You can keep Celine Dion (yawn) and Michael Buble (snooze) but the back scratcher I'll gladly accept. Lynda


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