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Gifts for 30 Year Old Women - Birthday and Christmas Present Ideas

Updated on November 16, 2016

Top Gift Ideas for 30 Year Old Women

Are you looking for the best gifts for a 30 year old women for a birthday or Christmas? I am 32 and this article has been written by me to help find cool gifts for women who are turning 30 or who are in their early 30s. Of course, every 30 year old women is different and this article aims to help you think about the specific gifts the 30 year old women you know would like dependant on their interests and personality. There are lots of gift ideas that are perfect for birthdays, Christmas or other occasions.

It also features ideas of classic gifts for women's 30th birthdays as well as ideas of some novelty gifts

Read on for ideas of gifts for 30 year old women. Good luck!

Bags, Backpacks and More

Almost every 30 something friend I have uses and likes a nice bag. Of course the bag for the 30 year old lady you are buying for will depend on what they use a bag for most. Are they sporty, do they need a bag for the gym? Are they a working professional? What about a nice laptop bag? Are they a mother? Would a new diaper bag suit them?

Bags, Backpacks and More

Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Maise Satchel Black One Size
Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Maise Satchel Black One Size
If she loves designer bags that are classic, the Kate Spade bag featured is an excellent choice. It's a stylish bag that's great for everyday use. It comes in many different colors to choose from. It's classy and will work with lots of different outfits. A great investment for a bag which can be used for many years to come.

Hair And Beauty Gift Ideas

Women like to look good at 30 so anything that will aid in making them look and feel good is always a good gift idea.

Vouchers for manicures, facials and spa days are great for pampering and for helping women feel and look good and will almost always be appreciated. Or why not book her in at her favorite hair salon.

Gadgets for aiming women to look and feel good on a day to day basis such as flat hair irons, curling irons and hairdryers make good gifts. Also nice shampoos and conditioners, their favorite make up, perfume and expensive moisturiser make nice gift ideas too. Of course, don't buy them items they don't need or don't have.

Hair tools - some unique ideas include a hair straightening brush. She will never use her flat irons again when she realises she can get the same results by brushing her hair with a straightning brush. Another idea is a waver which allow her to put waves in her hair rather tan tighter curls. If she wants curls check out the Infiniti Pro hair tool for quick and excellent curly hair.

Or what about perfume?

Magazine Subscription

Many 30 year old women love reading magazines so a subscription to their favorite magazine would make a much appreciated gift. 

Days Out or Weekends Away

30 year old women will love days out or a weekend away for a birthday treat or other gift. If she's a sporty girl why not book a day out trying a new exciting sport, bungee jumping, paintball, pony treking etc.

If she would like a more relaxing option, a weekend away in a nice hotel would be a perfect present. Or, a night out her favorite restaurant.

If you are short of money, why not treat her to a nice relaxing day at home. Cook her a meal, do all the housework, look after the kids and give her a day off!


30 year old women like to look good and jewelry can make a lovely keepsake for an important birthday. Cuff and charm bracelets such as pandora bracelets are popular at the moment.

Also consider jewelry with birthstones. These are more personalised and can make a special gift.

Of course, if your not sure what to buy a gift voucher is a good choice. Or take the 30 year old women out for a days shopping so she can choose what she likes herself.

Alex and Ani Bangle Bar Birthstone Bangle Bracelet

Alex and Ani "Bangle Bar" October Imitation Birthstone Shiny-Silver Tone Expandable Bracelet
Alex and Ani "Bangle Bar" October Imitation Birthstone Shiny-Silver Tone Expandable Bracelet
The Alex and Ani Bangle bracelet features charms on a bangle bracelet one of which is the birthstone of the month the recipitent was born. The bracelet is hand made and it can come in both silver and gold The design of the bracelet is expandable so it can be adjusted for a perfect fit. You can also purchase a smiliar bracelet which features an engraved charm of the letter of your choice.


There are some fantastic pendants that make perfect 30th birthday gifts too.

Inspirational Pendant

Sterling Silver "Love Life Be Brave" Circle Pendant Necklace , 18"
Sterling Silver "Love Life Be Brave" Circle Pendant Necklace , 18"
Inspirational jewelry also makes a unique and thoughtful gift for a 30th birthday. The twist circle pendant featured is inscribed with the messages "live life, love life, and be brave." It's unique and very pretty. It's a nice message to remember at an important milestone in life. There are lots of other pieces of jewelry with inspirational messages over on amazon too.


A watch makes a practical gift for a 30 year old woman. It can also be beautiful. Some popular brands at the moment include Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Fossil (see below).

For more inexpensive watches check out Timex who have some pretty and practical watches.

If they are sporty you could also get them a sports watch with stopwatch, alarms and other features. There are different watches for different types of sports. For example, runners and cyclists and hikers may appreciate a watch with GPS or a heart rate monitor.

I love the design of the Fossil watch below. It makes a lovely keepsake for a lady in her thirties.

Fossil Women's Jesse Quartz Stainless Three-Hand Watch, Color: Silver (Model: ES2362)
Fossil Women's Jesse Quartz Stainless Three-Hand Watch, Color: Silver (Model: ES2362)
I think this watch is beautiful. I love the silver glitz around the outside. It has an ultra strong mineral glass dial window to help prevent scratches. It could be worn casually during the day or to dress up an outfit at night. Another very useful feature is that it's water resistant up to 165 feet (50 meters)

Gifts with a 30 Theme

There are lots of specific gifts you can buy for women on their 30th birthdays. What about getting some music from the year they were born? Or buy them gifts with a 30 theme such as 30 different chocolates or 30 pairs of socks or a £30 gift voucher. What about a t-shirt with the number 30 on it?

A box of retro candy from their childhood is another fun gift.

Made In 1985 T-shirt

30th Birthday Gift Made 1990 All Original Parts Ladies T-Shirt Large Heliconia
30th Birthday Gift Made 1990 All Original Parts Ladies T-Shirt Large Heliconia
Girls with a 30th birthday this year will have been born in 1985, so this "Made in 1985" t-shirt makes a really cool gift. It comes in lots of different sizes and colors. It could be worn on a 30th birthday! Another idea is a "Made in 1985" case for a cellphone.

A Movie from the Year They Were Born

Another gift idea for a 30th birthday is a movie from 30 years ago. 1984 was a really good year for movies too. They include The Karate Kid, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, The Neverending Story, The Terminator and Splash.

Or you could get them a movie they enjoyed when they were growing up. My sister in law was 30 this year and one of her favorites that she used to watch over and over again was The Little Mermaid. It was released a few years after she was born but it's a great reminder from her childhood.

This idea can transform to other types of media too. You could get them some music from the year they were born or their favorite book they enjoyed as a child!

Tech Gifts

If you're looking to splash your cash there are lots of tech gifts and gadgets that 30 year old women will love. Of course gadgets such as ipads, tablets and mp3 players go without saying. Here are a couple of ideas you may have not considered:

Media streaming player - such as apple TV, google chromecaset or roku. This will allow you to stream hundreds of extra channels, videos and music via the Internet to your TV

A new tablet - an ipad mini on a big budget. Or why not check out the latest Kindle Fire tablets. The cheapest one is only $49 so you can't go wrong.

A smartwatch - so she can sync her cellphone to her watch and get notifications of texts, e-mails and phone calls on her wrist.

Amazon Echo - the amazon echo is essentially a voice recognition tool and an excellent speaker. She can play her music wherever she is in the house by taking the amazon echo with her. It's super lightweight and portable. And she can use the voice recognition to do all kinds of tasks. It will answers questions, read audiobooks and the news, report traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more

Tech Accessories - don't forget tech accessories for the gadgets that she already has. Some ideas include a portable charger so that she never runs out of juice on her smartphone when she's on the go. Cases and covers for her phone and tablet. Or what about a tablet stand so she can read and watch videos on her tablet and keeps her hands free at the same tim.

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player - Previous Generation
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player - Previous Generation
The Amazon Fire TV stick has a voice remote that you can use to control your TV viewing and more. Ask it to play your favorite program, play a favorite song or even order pizza and your request will be granted without delay! Just plug it into the back of a HDTV. It also give you access to lots of TV programs from streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO GO, and Showtime Anytime. Additionally watch the best of live TV on NBC News, NBA, and Sling TV, which includes ESPN, CNN, HGTV, AMC, A&E, Cartoon Network, and more. You can easily use it with different televisions and take it with you when you go away so you have access to your favorite programs in hotel rooms or wherever you are. Also use it to stream music from services such as Spotify. Additionally share photos or videos you take on your phone or tablet which can be automatically uploaded to Amazon Cloud Drive, so they appear on your HDTV.

Boogie Board

Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet, Cyan (PT01085CYAA0002)
Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet, Cyan (PT01085CYAA0002)
A boogie board is a writing tablet. It's really thin and lightweight so is really portable in a bag or take wherever you want. You can write on it, then when you're ready delete what you've written with a touch of a button and it's ready to use again. Use it to write notes at work, write shopping lists, to do lists or just to doodle when you're bored. It could be used to write notes for other family members and they can write back to you. Keep it in the kitchen and write notes to your family or house mates. Keep it in the bedroom and writes notes to your husband or boyfriend. If you have kids they will love to use it to draw or work out their homework. Great distraction in the car on long journeys too. Saves on all those bits of paper!

Bluetooth Music Speakers

There are all kinds of bluetooth speakers that allow you to stream music to your phone or other device with bluetooth. There are speakers to suit all kinds of budgets.

Generally the more you pay, the higher quality of sound you get from your speaker. They are great for portability, meaning you can take them around the home and listen to music in different rooms of the house. They are also great for taking outdoors, in the backyard, park, beach or in the car.

Shower Speaker

Shower-Mate s4 Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker with ISSC Chipset and Hands-Free Speakerphone for All iOS and Android Devices - Green
Shower-Mate s4 Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker with ISSC Chipset and Hands-Free Speakerphone for All iOS and Android Devices - Green
If the 30 year old woman you know is like myself, loves music and spends a lot of time in the shower, they may enjoy a shower speaker. It's a bluetooth speaker which you can connect to your phone or other bluetooth device and play music. It has a suction cup to stick to the shower. You can also use it to listen to the radio and to answer calls. You can use it in other places too - why not take it to the pool or use it in the car?

30th Birthday Keepsakes

For a memorable 30th birthday gift, why not make the girl in question a scrapbook of memories for her 1st 30 years. It could include photos, stories written by friends and family members, school mementos (whatever you can think of).

Other ideas include a photo frame with a picture of her as a baby and as she is now. 30 mugs, cups and wineglasses are other ideas.

There are lots of fun books for people turning 30 that make great 30th birthday gifts and keepsakes for women. One to check out is the Book of Ages by Lockhart Steele and Joshua Albertson. The book has lots of great stats, wise words, quotes and facts for people turning 30. Did you know that at 30, Harrison Ford was working as a carpenter, and neither Oprah nor Jane Austen had found fame. But on the downside you've lost 10 per cent of your muscle mass and are older then 42 per cent of Americans.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader (Previous Generation - 7th) - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers
Kindle Paperwhite E-reader (Previous Generation - 7th) - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers
If the 30 year old woman you know likes to read another thing on a wish list may be an amazon kindle paperwhite. Why get a Kindle and not a tablet? The trouble with tablets is that they have a lit screen so they are difficult to see if you read them in sunlight. A Kindle paperwhite means you can read your book outside on a sunny day and there are no problems seeing the screen. The Kindle paperwhite also provides less glare than a tablet or a smartphone so it's easier on the eye. There's less eye strain. A kindle is also lighter than a tablet so they are more comfortable to read when lying down or when in a relaxed position. You can hold it with one hand and it's lighter than a paperback. I received a kindle for Christmas present last year! And it's been my most used gifts. I love my kindle, it enables me to download the books I want to read instantly. I can take my books wherever I want to go - on my travels, to friend's houses etc. It's so easy to use, my books no longer clutter my house. A single battery charge lasts for weeks not hours and holds thousand s of books.

Sports Gifts

If you know a sporty 30 year old women, some equipment or clothing for her favorite sport will be appreciated. If she likes to work out at home or would like to start working out at home, what about getting a fitness DVD. Or what about a sports bag? Other sports gifts ideas include:

  • Sports clothes - most women like to look good when they're working out. A nice t-shirt, hoodie or other sportswear is often a good choice.
  • If she is a sports fan buy her some tickets to see her favorite team play
  • Calorie counter - if she likes to know how many calories she is burning this may be a good gift
  • Pedometer - great for counting the steps if the women you know is determined to walk herself fit
  • Running watch - for the runner, a garmin running watch or heart monitor may be appreciated.
  • Activity tracker - A fitness activity tracker/gadger make great sports gifts. You can use it to count your steps like a pedometer, count calories, track steps climbed measure the quality of your sleep, set fitness goals and follow progress too. Some activity trackers also measure quality of sleep and others include heart rate montiors too. Great for any woman who wants to monitor their fitness, loose some weight and become more healthy. There are now activity trackers and smart watches combined. Once to check out is the Fitness Blaze which has all the functions of a fitness tracker but you can also use it to see call, text, e-mail and other notifications on your wrist too.


Accessories may be easier to buy than clothes. Ideas include purses, hats, gloves, scarves, sunglasses or jewelry. Pajamas and nightwear are also easier to buy.

When shopping in the Winter you can't go wrong with scarve, gloves and hats. Quite often you can get nice gift sets. In Summer sunglasses and sunhats are popular.

Wallets and wristlets make great practical gifts all year around. Wristlets in particular are really practical and fit your cell phone in one back pocket and some have options where you can ID in the front window. Inside there are credit card slots, other pockets and zippered compartments. Wristlets are perfect to take out and just slip around your wrist when you don't want to take a big back. When you do want to take a big bag, you can just attach it with the strap clasp. They are easy to move from bag to bag. It's conveneinet to have all the important and valuable stuff in one place.


You can't go far wrong with many 30 year old woman if you book them in for a massage or spa day for their birthday. Any gift that has relaxation as its theme will be appreciated by most women as we are all so busy nowadays, it's easy to forget to take time for yourself.

The next best thing is some kind of massage tool. There are tons of ideas from electric massagers to hand held tools. There are massage pillows available where you just secure the straps to your favorite chair and deep-kneading rotating shiatsu massage nodes work to relieve aches, tension, knots, and stress. Some also have a heating function which adds comfort and helps you relax by promoting blood circulation. They can also be used on abdomen, calf, and thigh areas too.

Fun Books

There are some fun books which make nice gifts for 30 year olds.

PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
I love the Postsecret : extraordinay confessions from ordinary lives. The author has people to anonymously contribute secrets to him for an art project. However the response he got was unexpected and overwhelming. He started to receive anonymous secrets from all over the world. He has published many of them in this book. It makes a great read to find out the hidden secrets behind normal people's facades. Great to read with friends or alone. Some secrets are funny, some shocking and disturbing, some happy and some sad. It also makes a great coffee book table and conversation starter.

Clothing and Accessories

Most 30 year old women love to have nice clothes and accessories.

In winter it's quite easy to find some nice accessories to give as gifts. Idea include gloves (you can get gloves you can text in your phone with), scarves, boots and hats.

Nightwear and indoor wear like pajamas, dressing gowns, slippers, onesies and bathrobes make nice gift ideas too particularly for Christmas.

Infinity scarves are a lovely accessory to have with everyday wear, or to dress up work outifts. They are easy to wear and look great too. The one featured comes in different designs and colors.

Some Ugg style boots are another idea. They are great for everyday wear and look great with leggings or jeans. They are also warm and comfortable for the winter and you can get them in different colors as well.

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      8 years ago from United States

      Beautiful gift ideas! Receiving any of these gifts will surely make a woman smile. When giving a gift to a 30 years old woman a cell phone, a simple cell phone such as the Just5 Easyphone is a good choice, too. This is especially true for those who are non tech-savvy and for those who appreciates a simple gadget more.

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      Jim Trent 

      9 years ago

      All ladies love chocolate, for my mum, daughter and wife I always buy tasteful chocolate gift hampers.


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