Some birthday gift ideas for an 80-year-old woman include a basket of assorted teas and biscuits, slippers, or a sweater that zips or ties in front. Another great idea is to print a cherished photo onto a mug or pillow.
A senior who lives independently may appreciate the gift of time. A booklet of coupons redeemable for help with chores or dates out makes a good gift. Another idea is to make a scrapbook featuring pictures and anecdotes from each year of the recipient's life. Including a copy of the front page of the local paper from the date of the recipient's birth is a sentimental touch. Many newspapers offer this service.