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Unique Gifts for Women in their 30s and 40s

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When women hit their 30s and 40s, most are able to buy what they want when they want. This mindset may leave you stumped when it comes to gift-giving for the woman who seems to have most everything.

But when you look for gifts where form meets function, you’ll discover quite a few unique gifts for women that fall into this category. From marble-colored salad boxes to blank canvas wall grids, check out this list 15 unique gifts for women in their 30s and 40s.

unique gifts for women in their 30s and 40s

Extra Large Rope Basket

What woman doesn’t need more storage containers to hold throw pillows, blankets, toys, shoes, etc.? The bonus is that this basket is attractive and not just utilitarian.

Floating Wall Shelves

My mom bought two of these shelves before I bit the bullet and ordered two myself. Women love a good shelf for display and these are no exception. Though they are simple, you can add decorative brackets to dress them up or emphasize a more rustic theme. You can also choose between three size lengths to ensure they fit your area.

Bentgo Salad Container

Back when we were growing our own lettuce hydroponically, I ordered these salad containers because they make it so easy for salads on the go. Last spring, I took a salad for dinner many nights to my sons’ baseball games. It was so easy to put toppings, including warm meat, in the top part along with dressing in a special container. I also gifted this container to all of my kids’ teachers as an end of the year present.

Big Family Wall Calendar

Organizing family life is no small task. I tried setting up Google calendars for all our family commitments, but now that I’m not longer working a 9 to 5 job at a desk, it was too hard to keep up with a digital calendar, especially since I don’t want to be tied to my phone any more than I have to. So I switched to a daily planner in a book format to organize my year. This allowed me space for personal to-dos as well as family schedules. But it didn’t work out well long term because I was the only one who was aware of our schedule. So a few years ago, I came across this large wall calendar, and every year I order a new one because it’s so inexpensive and functional. Even my kids now look at the calendar to see what is going on during the week. I’m hooked!

Revlon Hot Air Brush Dryer

For women without super thick hair, this drying brush is amazing. Flat irons tend to make my flat hair even flatter, especially since I don’t use much hair product. But this brush dryer smoothes out my hair while adding a little volume to the roots. After a couple years of use, the motor on my first dryer gave out and I immediately ordered another one from Amazon.

Wall Grid Paneling

Last fall, I created a little command center for myself, which included this wall grid hung above my desk. I’ve pinned my family wall calendar on it (linked above) and use the small baskets to hold mason jars filled with clips, pens, scissors, tape, thank you cards and more.

Backpack Cooler

We’ve owned this cooler for 2.5 years after a different backpack cooler began to leak. This one has held up through vacations and picnics, numerous hikes to mountain peaks (even in snow) and dozens of football games.

Drunk Elephant Retinol Cream and Hydration Serum

I heard about the Drunk Elephant brand years ago, but once aging really started to set in (hello 40!), I broke down and bought this anti-aging cream and hydration serum. I can tell a big difference and even the texture of my skin has improved.

Polarized Sunglasses

I am on my fourth pair of these sunglasses. I tend to order a new pair every six months, when I lose my old pair or my kids accidentally scratch the lenses. But I don’t feel guilty about it, because at only $20, I can afford to replace them as needed. These are one of the few pairs of sunglasses I’ve worn in years that have great coverage and don’t give me a headache.

Cook Once Eat All Week Cookbook

I love cooking in bulk and this cookbook has given me a new perspective for how to do that creatively. The recipes and ingredients are simple, but so tasty.

Fleece Robe

Warm, cozy and perfect for early cold mornings while you sip your coffee.

Instacrate Collapsible Storage Container

These collapsible crates are amazing functional for women. Keep one in your car trunk for groceries or sports equipment. This is what I’m gifting to all my kids’ teachers for Christmas this year!

His and Hers Electric Toothbrushes

My husband surprised me with this toothbrush set and I absolutely love it. My teeth feel as clean as they do when I leave the dentist.

NLT Study Bible

If you’re looking for an easy-to-understand translation of the Bible, then the New Living Translation study Bible is a great gift for any woman. I love reading the study notes and looking at the maps provided.

Fleece-Lined Chunky Beanie

This thick lined beanie keeps your head protected from the cold and winter winds. I own the gray color, but there are plenty of awesome colors to choose from.

What are some of your go-to unique gifts for women?

Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Check out 20 Gifts for the 30-Something Woman.



I'm a full-time wife and semi-stay-at-home mom to four young kids. Day to day, I help my husband with his small business, but when I have any extra time, you can find me cooking or being active outdoors with my family. We live at the foothills of the North Georgia mountains and are embracing modern homesteading month by month.

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