If you want to buy a gift for a 60 year old woman, you have to think about her personality, her interests and even what she would like to do.
Looking towards the future, you can offer a subscription to a gym class, if she is into the healthy life style or even to a course that will teach her certain crafts, languages or anything that you might think she would be interested in.
Looking towards the past, you can create a video tape, CD or DVD, as we are in the 21st century in which you can compile all the thoughts and feelings of the persons that matter the most to that woman. From friends to family members that will reminisce all the important moments in their common life.
As for relaxing, I am sure that every woman, regardless her age, will very much appreciate a two days spa experience. If you are the daughter of the lady that turns 60, maybe you should think about spending those two days with her so you can catch up on things and chill out together.
Other great gifts are: a special ticket to a Broadway musical or, if your pocket can take the blow, you might want to think about offering her the trip of her dreams. Remember if she told you a place or a country that she would have loved to visit, but she did not get the chance.
If you know the woman very well, you can also get a special jewelry that is appropriate for her age and tastes or a perfume. All women love perfumes.
You can also throw her a birthday party and get together all the people she loves and people she has not seen in a while and would love to see them again. This one is a tricky one, because, obviously, not everyone likes surprises; plus, you will have to be very careful regarding the people you invite.11