Top Ten Gift Ideas for a 35 Year Old Woman
Best Gifts for 35 Year Old Women
I am a 35 year old women so if you're looking for a gift guide for a 35 year old lady, you've come to the right place.
I realize that to opposite gender and to females who aren't 35 it can be pretty hard to know what to buy somebody of my age. Obviously we aren't all the same and this gift guide is actually quite a personal list. It follows my likes, dislikes and personal tastes. Having said this, it should give you some ideas. Or you might find the 35 year old you know would like similar gifts to myself.
The gift ideas listed are based on presents which were given to me on my 35th birthday and last Christmas which I've really appreciated. Some of the ideas are actually items that I've bought myself during my 35th year so far. Other suggestions are things I haven't got but would really appreciate.
So read on for my list and if you have any suggestions of other gifts for 35 year old women, please feel free to comment at the end. Your suggestions may give somebody the perfect gift idea.
Photo Credit : Photo is of me (35 years old - taken in January this year!) with my son sledging!
I know a voucher is considered a boring option but honestly it's the thing I probably want the most that is within people's budgets.
I love reading and I love buying books. I have recently acquired a Kindle Fire (see below) and I find it great that I can just buy a book and read it instantly. The problem is this lends me to spending too much money and so I deprive myself of all the books that i want. A voucher would mean I could spend money guilt free.
The other great thing about amazon is that you buy lots of other stuff on there. I don't have lots of time to go shopping so it's great to be able to order something online and have it sent to me.
I actually received an amazon voucher for my 35th birthday from my mother in law and I bought a coat with it.
7 Inch Tablet - Kindle Fire
I actually bought myself a Kindle Fire during my 35th year and I love it.
I use it to read books, surf the net, check my e-mail, read my favorite blogs, watch videos from youtube and use apps on it for things like food shopping and checking the weather.
I use it mainly at night when I'm lying in bed. It's lightweight enough to lie on my side and read my favorite book or blog before I turn off the light.
It's also great for travelling. You can take your books and have access to the Internet when your away from home (although with my Kindle you need a wireless connection).
I love mine and couldn't be without it now.
The 6 inch kindle opposite is the newest kindle fire and it's even better than mine. You can use it to take hd photos and video too. I like the 6 inch version as it makes it extra portable but you can get versions with bigger screens too.
Favorite Beauty Product
I have a couple of favorite beauty products which are more expensive than the other and that I always appreciate if given as a gift for my birthday.
One of my favorite is Paul Mitchell's Super Skinny Serum.
If the person you know suffers from frizzy hair or just wants super sleek hair they will love this product.
I was introduced to it by my hairdresser. It is expensive but one bottle has lasted me over 1 year so overall it's excellent value. You use a tiny bit each time. I use it on wet hair but you can use it on dry hair too.
I use this everytime I wash my hair and I wouldn't be without it now.
I am really interested in using alternative energy so any gifts that make this possible really interest me.
There are lots of solar powered devices you can get including device chargers, radios and these speakers below.
I love these solar powered speakers.
They are great for camping and listening to music outside but I don't see any reason why you couldn't charge them and use them indoors too. Once fully charged they have a battery life of 8 hours. You can charge them in the Sun but there is an AC power supply too.
They are splash proof so great for use in the kitchen or by the pool.
They are bluetooth speaker so you can stream your music through any bluetooth device such as your phone or tablet. This makes them super portable and you can use them anywhere in the house or yard.
It can also charge your smartphone via the USB, so you can play music when your phone battery is getting low too.
Like many 35 year olds, I'm super busy. I have 2 boys so when my mother in law bought me a family organizer calendar last Christmas I was very grateful. Its been extremely handy, I put it in my kitchen so I can look and see at a glance what everybody has going on in the coming week.
I'm know I'm not the only 35 year old like this. My neighbor received a family organisor in a diary format.
It the 35 year old you know doesn't have a family, chances are she's pretty busy anyway so a similar product may also be a good idea.
This wall calendar comes with color coded stickers show you everyone's activities at a glance. Easily keep track of bill paying, grocery shopping, family chores, and all the details of daily life
There's nothing better than putting on a some comfortable clothing at the end of the day to chill out in and relax.
I always get a pair of pajamas from my mother in law at Christmas and they are always used lots. A nice gift that's easy to buy.
I like working out and keeping fit. I do circuit training and kettlebell workouts in classes outside the home. But sometimes with other commitments I feel like I've not got enough time to do the workouts that I would like to do so a home workout DVD would make a great gift for me.
I've been researching what I would like and the exercise DVDs such as Insanity and P90X appeal to me because they look like they will get results. Jillian Michael's workouts also look good and are a good option to do on days when I can't get to a class.
I think many 35 year old women would be interested in fitness gifts. You can get DVD workouts which aren't as intense as the ones mentioned above. There's also a gadget called a that looks quite interesting. It tracks steps, distance, calories burned and stairs climbed. It can help you get fitter by setting and reaching goals. It also monitors how long and how well you sleep. Fitbit
I've featured the Insanity workout DVD because as far as I'm aware you don't need any equipment apart from the DVDs.
It's intense cardio with body resistane exercises. The set includes includes a nutrition guide, calender to track your progress, and 10 intense DVDs.
Time Saving Gifts
I'm a busy working mom with 2 boys. I confess - My house could sometimes be cleaner and sometimes I don't have enough time to cook the healthiest meals I would like.
Therefore any time saving gadgets are always welcome with me. Here is one which is one the lower budget end but looks like a nifty little gadget to have in the kitchen.
This is something that I haven't got but it is something I would like. It is a small veggie chopper which looks like it can save you quite a bit of cooking time in the kitchen.
It chops veggies with the blades inside and it's powered by hand which is a plus point for me as I like green products.
You put want you want to chop inside, pull the cord a few times and hey presto your veggies are chopped.
Reviewers like it, it's easy to clean and you can also use it as a storage container once the chopping has been done.
Accessories are another nice easy gift to buy and there are so many different accessories that women my age love.
Ideas include jewelry, hair accessories, purses, sunglasses, winter hats, scarves and gloves.
The best accessories often depend on the season. Sunhats and the like are obviously good choices for Summer.
My birthday is in October and I get gifts at Christmas so I quite often get Winter accessories. Last Christmas I received a beautiful scarf and glove set. I also got some really warm boot slippers like the ones below.
More Accessory Gifts
It's hard to go wrong with accessories. Here are a few more options.
I love the texting gloves - I have a similar pair and they are really useful not just for texting but for having easy access to your fingers to do other things like tend to children or do up buttons of your coat.
Being spoiled is quite an open gift idea and can mean different things to different people. Here is some ideas of how somebody could spoil me.
- Take me out for a meal while somebody else looks after my boys for the night.
- Take me away for a night away to a nice hotel as above.
- Beauty treatment (pedicure, manicure, facial, etc)
- Afternoon tea (could be made at home or go out)
- A day out with the family
- Cook me a really nice meal
Also I quite like the idea of experience days as a gift.
You get the idea.
Gifts Other 35 Year Old Women Want....
Being 35, I have quite a few 35 year old friends and know quite a few ladies in their mid thirties. So in research for this article, I asked them about the kinds of gifts they like to receive. I did get a wide range of responses which is inevitable since we are all different with different personalities.
But here are a few more ideas from my friends :
Vouchers for clothes shops
Running gear such as a running tights - this person is a obviously a keen runner
A new laptop
DVD series (The Killing)
Ipad stand - to allow you to watch movies and TV