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Best Luxury Travel Gifts for Women Over 50: Top Picks for the Jet-Setting Lady

Traveling is a passion that never fades away, no matter what age you are. In fact, since my children grew up I’m thrilled to get to travel more than ever. Women over 50, i.e., me, are often looking for unique and luxurious travel experiences that cater to their needs and preferences. And while I feel 36 years old in my head, I need travel gifts for women over fifty.

I know I want comfort and convenience more now than ever. Whether it’s a solo trip or a romantic getaway with a romantic partner, we women over 50 deserve the best travel gifts that add that little touch of luxury we want for our journey.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a woman over 50 who loves to travel in style, you’re in the right place. In this article, I’ve curated some of the best luxury travel gifts for women over 50 that are sure to impress.

From stylish luggage for frequent flyers to comfortable travel accessories, we’ve covered everything you need to know to make you or the prime woman in your life have a memorable next trip.

Woman wearing hat and smiling walking in a European town with a yellow suitcase.
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Practical Gifts

When it comes to travel, practical gifts are always appreciated. Here are some great ideas for practical gifts for women over 50:


A good piece of luggage is a must-have for any traveler. Get her a high-quality rolling suitcase or a stylish carry-on bag. Look for features like durable materials, multiple compartments, and easy-to-use zippers. Here are some great options:

Travel Accessories

Travel accessories can make any trip more comfortable and convenient. Options include a travel pillow, noise-canceling headphones, or a portable charger. Here are some great options:

Comfort Items

Travel can be stressful, so perhaps choose a gift that will help your loved one relax and unwind like a cozy blanket, a silk eye mask, or a soothing essential oil diffuser. Here are some great options:

Luxury Gifts


Jewelry is always a great luxury gift option for women over 50. A jewelry-lover who doesn’t mind packing the good stuff might appreciate a timeless piece such as a diamond necklace or a pair of pearl earrings. If you’re looking for something more unique, get her a personalized piece with her initials or birthstone.

Designer Handbags

A designer handbag is a classic luxury gift that any woman would love. Brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, or Gucci for a timeless and elegant option. If you’re not sure which style to choose, a classic tote or shoulder bag is always a safe bet.

Consider up-and-coming luxury handbag brands like Staud, Polene, and Cuyana for the woman who doesn’t want to carry the same bag everyone has.

High-End Beauty Products

High-end beauty products are a great luxury gift option for women who enjoy pampering themselves. For travel, think hydration, moisturizing, and sun-protecting. Luxurious skincare sets from brands such as La Mer or SK-II are always welcomed, especially if they are travel sized.

A high-end makeup set from brands such as Tom Ford or Charlotte Tilbury never misses. This Pillow Talk lip kit from Charlotte Tilbury really does look great on every skin tone.

You could also consider a gift card to a luxury spa for the ultimate pampering experience.

One time when I was having a big milestone birthday and looking in a mirror, I bought Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Creme and never got over how well it worked. Fits in a quart bag with your other liquids and totally worth packing.

Experiential Gifts

Experiential gifts are perfect for women who value experiences over material possessions. Here are some ideas:

Spa Day

A spa day is a great way to pamper the special woman in your life. Consider booking a day at a luxury spa where she can indulge in a massage, facial, and other treatments. Some spas even offer packages that include lunch or other amenities.

There are some up-scale spa gift cards available through SpaFinder, but if you know the hotel where your intrepid giftee is staying, see what spa options are available in her hotel or nearby. Buying a gift card directly from a spa might be the best option in many cases.

When buying a spa gift card as a gift, consider these factors to ensure that the recipient will have an enjoyable and relaxing experience:

  1. Type of spa: Consider the type of spa the gift card is for. Is it a day spa, a resort spa, or a medical spa? Each type of spa offers different services and experiences, so make sure you choose one that fits with the recipient’s (me!) preferences.
  2. Location: Consider the location of the spa. Is it conveniently located? Will she have to travel far to get there? Make sure the location is accessible and convenient.
  3. Services offered: Look at the services offered by the spa. Do they offer massages, facials, body treatments, and other services that she would enjoy? Make sure the spa services are something she’ll want.
  4. Price: Consider the price of the gift card. Make sure it’s within your budget and that the recipient won’t have to pay extra for any services they want to receive.

Culinary Experiences

For the foodie in your life, gift a culinary experience. This could include a cooking class with a renowned chef, a wine-tasting tour, or a gourmet food tour of a city. These experiences are not only fun but also educational, allowing the recipient to learn new skills and try new foods.

Companies like Virgin offer a huge selection of food tours and wine experiences you can purchase as a gift. Also, you can book directly with local service.

Cultural Tours

For the woman who loves to travel and learn about people and places, gift a cultural tour. This could include a guided tour of a museum, historical landmark, or even the whole city. Some tours even offer behind-the-scenes access or private tours, making the experience even more special. Sites like Viator can help give you some ideas for tours all over the U.S. and all over the world. I would love to take this Skip-The-Line private tour of the Met in New York City. Don’t miss the rooftop bar when the weather is nice. The view of Central Park is gorgeous.

I’ve booked local walking tours all over the world and have always had good experiences. In many cases, the guides are educators or historians, thought the best tour I ever booked was with a guide who was a professional actor.

No matter which experiential gift you choose, make sure to tailor it to the recipient’s interests and preferences. By doing so, you’ll create a truly memorable and meaningful gift. Read reviews of the service online before you book to see if it is a fit. For example, I love museums but I don’t want to do anything that could be described as a hike. For me, luxury means never having to sweat unless I’m in a sauna.

Happy gift giving! Let me know in a comment the best gift like this you’ve ever given or recieved.

Anne Parris

Anne Parris is a managing partner Midlife Boulevard. Her personal blog, Not A Supermom, is your typical mommy blog that her kids say used to be funnier. Anne has a business degree and a dusty résumé from a top accounting firm and a Fortune 500 company, which she reminds herself of every time she is washing underpants. She lives with her family in Virginia and blogs mostly to support her coffee habit.

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