The holiday season has arrived! This wonderful time of year can also bring some stresses with it (even when there isn’t a pandemic.) Since we’re all about celebrating and supporting GenXers and Baby Boomers, our team has curated this list of ten holiday gifts for the midlife women in your life. May it make your shopping search easier as you look for presents for female friends and family, and possibly something special for yourself too.
Back and Neck Massager Pillow
Have you ever felt some nagging aches and pains in your neck or back? Of course, you have. We all do at some point. This Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager Pillow with Heat is ergonomically designed to merge with the contours of different body parts. It features four deep-kneading Shiatsu massage nodes to soothe and relieve muscle tightness. The adjustable intensity button provides three different speeds, allowing for the appropriate amount of pressure to relieve your back and neck pain. Use it when you’re chilling watching TV or reading a book. It even comes with an adapter for the car, making your long-distance drives all the more comfortable.
Created for a menopausal female’s energy, weight management, and self-care, Bossa Bars are delicious plant-based, gluten and dairy-free, low-sugar, and low-calorie energy bars to naturally support women’s health. With average reviews of 4.9, midlife women love Bossa Bars with morning coffee, after a workout, and as an afternoon energy boost! Bye-bye menopause middle!
Danceation All-Access Membership
Dancing is a terrific way to help the body and mind stay in shape and it’s joy-inducing! This holiday season, gift someone with a one-month All Access online membership to Danceation. Created by international pop star and choreographer Heath Hunter, Danceation is a proven method that incorporates all styles of music and dance. Plus it’s easy to follow. More than just a dance class, Danceation has built a welcoming community of dancers and is a safe space for all people to transform and express themselves through movement. Live online classes, access to a large vault of recorded classes that include body toning and strengthening courses, and instructional choreography videos, are all included in the membership.
We not only love the feel and look of this cozy shawl, but we really love the meaning that it conveys. Each shawl is crafted from sumptuously soft fabric designed for soothing comfort and presented in a beautiful gift box. Gift to a friend or loved one to let them know you’re thinking about them and you care. An inside pocket is designed to hold tissue, eyeglasses, or a cell phone. The incredibly comfortable Giving Shawl includes a message of encouragement printed on a keepsake bookmark in the inside pocket.
Greeting Cards by CuppaCards
In this day and age when emailing and texting are the norm, it’s rare to receive a gorgeous greeting card in the mail. This makes the gift of a box of CuppaCards a standout and special gift. Each card is a replica of a floral bouquet painted by Kirsten Rao, the owner of this woman-led business. The notepads and the limited edition 2022 calendar are stunning too. When you give a box of CuppaCards as a gift, you’ll not only delight the lucky recipient, but you’ll also be supporting all the local businesses who help produce it.
Jewelry by Mabel Chong
The gift of jewelry is such a meaningful one. Look no further than Mabel Chong’s jewelry for treasures to gift to women in your life. Mabel’s designs evoke the duality of nature by blending intricate beauty with earthy materials in an approach she describes as “Uncivilized Elegance.” Much like the unique and charmingly imperfect stones she chooses, Mabel’s organic, handmade pieces are designed to remind every woman of their own raw, exceptional beauty. She’s curated a collection of pieces under $150 that will beautifully adorn whoever receives them.
Mixology Gift Set
There are some days that are best concluded with a cocktail, don’t you think? Rysse Goldfarb of Mommy Mixology, and Jason Laviage, are the hosts of the Covid Cocktail Club on YouTube and the founders of Bar-tisan. They’ve created a holiday mixology gift set for everyone who wants to make craft cocktails at home. Their high-quality, small-batch, limited edition simple syrups can be combined with spirits, or non-alcoholic alternatives, to make festive holiday beverages. The set comes with recipes and helpful bar tools so that anyone can become a home mixologist. Cheers to you and whomever you buy this fun gift for!
Previse Purify is ZeroFragrance. ZeroFragrance means no artificial fragrance and no essential oil. This marine and botanical cleanser is developed by Swedish and American dermatologists for all of us with finicky or sensitive skin. Hypoallergenic, pH balanced, paraben-free, and clinically tested, Previse skincare is crafted from plant-based ingredients. The vegan formulas use the power of nature to help you achieve and maintain youthful, glowing skin. What woman doesn’t want that?
Thankful, Grateful, and Happy Mugs
Holding a hot beverage in both hands is a ritual of calm. This stoneware mug fits comfortably in a woman’s hands and conveys the perfect sentiment of appreciation. We think this is the perfect gift for friends, family, and any wonderful woman who you want to thank. You could even top the gift off by filling the mug with a gift card, coffee, tea, or some candy.
First Date Stories: Women’s Romantic and Ridiculous Midlife Adventures
Pretty much everyone likes a good first date story and this book is filled with them. From the hopeful to the hilarious to the horrendous, this collection of debut dates induces laughter, eye rolls, and head nods for every woman who is or has been in the dating scene. Following each tale are helpful dating takeaway tips and inspirational and funny quotes by accomplished women. Jodi wrote this book so that women feel like they’re part of a midlife posse and are encouraged to keep their hearts open to love. Gift a friend or yourself with what Readers’ Favorite has called “the caliber of experiences that one hopes for when selecting a book.”