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So, here we are at last. Christmas 2021. Just kidding! It’s not even Halloween yet as I’m writing this gift guide. So why am I already thinking about Christmas gifts this early in 2021?
All this means that it’s time to think about Christmas gifts! I’ve curated a list of 25 gifts that are perfect for the women over 40 in your life. This year’s gift guide has a strong focus on gifts that provide some self-care since I’m certain a little extra self-care is something every woman over 40 needs right now.
But that just means we get to the fun stuff sooner, right? I love buying Christmas presents for those I love and (confession) sometimes I like to throw in a little something-something for me, too. If that’s you, too, I won’t tell!
What gift would you like to receive this year? Let me know in the comments!
These friendship lamps can keep the two of you connected even when you're separated by miles. Give one lamp to your loved one and keep the other for yourself. All you have to do is touch your lamp and her lamp will light up as well, letting her know that you're thinking about her. You can even change colors to send different messages
This is gift is perfect for the woman in your life who's just dying to see the pictures that you want to share. Unlimited people can share their photos to this frame via the app provided. The frame provides unlimited photo storage so you can send as many pictures as you like. And the frame automatically crops and positions photos so that every image fits perfectly. Amazon reviewers praise the quality of this frame and the easy setup.
Customize these necklace to send a personalized message. You can select the number of hearts to include and engrave each heart with a personal message. This is the perfect gift for a mom or grandmom who wants to keep their kids close to their heart.
This fun version of the popular toy lets you create reels with your own photos. Send pictures of your kids growing up or favorite trips. You can purchase as many reels as you like and all orders come with a viewer.
Why give a bottle of wine when you can give a wine subscription with her new favorite wines? With a Winc gift card, all she needs to do is indicate her preferences and then she'll receive customized, high-quality wines on a regular basis.
I still love a glass of wine every now and then, but I find that I'm more sensitive these days to headaches from the sulfites and other allergens wine can contain. This purifying stick removes histomines and sulfites from your wine. Plus, it acts as a decorative wine charm so you can always identify your glass of wine.
These unique tumblers are perfect for white and rose wines, juices, and sodas. Simply pop in the freezer before use and then the insulated gel keeps your drink cold without watering it down with ice. It's the perfect gift to give when you're looking forward to sitting out on the deck with your favorite beverage this spring and summer.
This butter keeper lets you keep your butter out of the fridge so that it's always soft and creamy. I bought this last year and now I have creamy spreadable butter for my toast whenever I want it. Game Changer!
The Instant Pot is so last year, you guys. This baby acts as a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, an air fryer and more. With over 3,500 five-star reviews, you can be sure that anyone who gets this as a gift is going to absolutely love it. With all the features, you can truly use this to cook an entire meal in just one pot and clean up is a breeze.
This milk frother is perfect for anyone missing their daily coffee house run or for anyone who likes to start the day with a protein shake. This frother creates a delicious foam in seconds and works for hours on just 2 AA batteries. Plus, it comes with a set of templates so you can make your own cute designs on top.
These days, we use our iPads and other tablets for so many things, including following recipes in the kitchen. This rustic tablet holder looks great on a kitchen counter and it's perfect for holding your tablet - or even a cookbook - upright and hands-free.
This artisanal cheese board from Harry & David features 5 different types of artisanal cheeses (including Wood River Creamery Black Truffle cheese, yum) along with a wood cutting board on which to display everything.
Amazon's latest Echo device is designed to show as well as tell. You can see the weather forecast, cook along with recipes, or even watch TV shows or movies. You can also make video calls to other Echo Show devices.
If the woman in your life loves her iPhone AND tends to misplace items, she's probably me. And guess what? I would just love to get these new AirTags for a gift. Attach the tags to frequently lost items and you can find them any time in the Apple Find My... app.
Hey - Android users lose things too, right? The TilePro works with both Android and Apple phones.. Simply place the tile on the back of your frequently misplaced item (such as your car keys) and use the app on your phone to make the tile emit a noise. Can't find your phone? Pressing the tile will cause your phone to ring, even if it's on silent.
I resisted AirPods for years because I thought they were overpriced and other headphones worked just as well. How wrong I was! I got a pair for my birthday and love them. They just work - they're easy to set up and give great quality sound. Plus, prices are now competitive with other brands so you can't go wrong.
If her resolution for 2022 is to focus on her health, she'll love this Fitbit inspire which tracks steps, heart rate, and sleep quality. This comes with a year's membership which uses your FitBit data to provide personalized health & wellness recommendations.
I hereby decree that all yoga pants must have a no-roll, tummy control, high waist along with a pocket for your phone. These pants meet my specifications and come in multiple colors. Your friend will be thrilled.
Function Beauty offers customized shampoos, conditioner, and skincare options. All you need to do is take their quiz where they ask about your hair type and goals and Function sends a personalized shampoo and conditioner that meets your exact needs. These guys have been a lifesaver to me now that I'm dealing with Nashville's extremely hard water.
These bamboo makeup remover pads are better for your skin and better for the earth than disposable makeup removers. Store them in their box and then drop your used pads into the laundry bag for washing.
These hot Korean Beauty Sheet Masks refresh the skin and leave it glowing. These masks are great for adding moisture back to the skin when it's been stressed by heat or pollution or when you've used another mask to pull out impurities.
These rechargeable silicone cleaning brush deep cleans your skin and provides a soothing facial massage at the same time. Just add your favorite cleanser to the brush, turn it on and move it around your face for an easy deep clean. This brush comes in a cute box that makes it perfect for gift-giving and smooths the skin so it's ready to absorb serums and moisturizer.
Nothing feels more luxurious than putting on a pair of these gold under-eye masks. Wearing these eye patches for 20-30 minutes will decrease the puffiness under the eyes and lighten dark circles. Over 4,000 reviews on Amazon testify that these eye masks really work and feel so soothing while you're wearing them. A great gift for the woman in your life who could use a little self-care.
This is my favorite thing to use when I notice that my skin is getting dry and red. All you have to do is apply this to clean skin before bed and you'll wake up the next day with glowing, smooth skin. I like to use it as a moisturizer too in winter when my skin is extra dry. It smells wonderful and soaks in almost immediately with no greasiness. It's like getting a professional spa treatment at home!
She'll never know how little you spent on this premium makeup brush set. I own this set and the brushes in this set are as good as makeup brushes that cost $20 (or more!) each. The full set contains five brushes for foundation and contour and nine brushes for eye shadow and liner.
A woman who owns a set of makeup brushes needs a way to clean them. And there's nothing more satisfying than watching all the dirt that comes off makeup brushes when you use this automatic cleaner that spins the brushes around to clean them and then spins the brush dry again in a flash.
This mirror can be powered by batteries or with the included electrical cord, so you can take it anywhere you need. The touchscreen control lets you switch between different lighting setups, such as daytime, evening, home and office environments, You can also control the brightness with the touchscreen control. The mirror also has a detachable magnifying mirror so you can see your makeup up-close without losing the regular view.
Show your friend you love her enough to give her the give of amazing looking hair by giving her this hair dryer that really does give the silky voluminous hair you normally can only get from a professional blow out (trust me, I own one, and if you don't believe me, check out the 9,000+ reviews.) Then, get one for yourself because it's not fair if your friend's hair looks better than yours!
So many of us have turned to at-home manicures in 2020. These heated mitts will help turn your at-home manicure from a chore to an at-home spa treatment. Simply apply moisturizer to your hands and slip these on after selecting your desired heat level. In minutes, your hands will be relaxed and soft from the moisturizer.
If the woman on your gift list loves makeup, she'll love having a way to store it efficiently in a small space. This rotating makeup organizer has 27 compartments to hold both tall bottles of lotion and small items like lipsticks. Everything is visible at a glance and she'll love how it takes up so little counter space.
Give the gift of an at-home spa day with this gift set. This gift set contains everything you need for a soothing spa day: Lavender Natural Soap Bar, Facial Clay Mask, Lavender Body Oil, Bath Bomb, Natural Lip Balm, Face Towel❀ and even a Scented Soy Candle to burn during your relaxing soak in the tub. The reviews for this product rave about how much you get and how good it all smells.
This essential oil diffuser comes with 10 relaxing essential oils such as lavender for relaxation and eucalyptus to relieve mental fatigue. This diffuser has several timers so you don't need to worry about it running all night or continuing to run after the oil has been defused. Several of the Amazon reviewers mentioned that they like to turn this on at bedtime to help them sleep.
If your friend is over 40, your friend has issues with sleeping. These headphones will let her drift off to sleep with her favorite podcast comfortably (can I recommend "Sleep with Me") without the usual digging in the ears you get with regular headphones. They're great for keeping headphones in securely while exercising as well.
This easy-to-use massage gun gives a surprisingly effective deep-tissue massage to help ease muscle aches. This massager is cordless so there's no need to fuss with an awkward cord and the battery lasts for up to 5 hours.
This heated throw turns watching TV on the couch into an act of self-care. There are three heat levels so you can choose the amount of heat that's right for you. This blanket turns off after two hours so you don't have to worry if you fall asleep. This throw is perfect for cuddling up with on a snowy winter's night.
Turn every day into a spa day with this bathrobe that's satiny soft on the outside and absorbent terry cloth on the inside. This is the same robe that's found in many top hotels for a fraction of the price.
She'll feel like a glamorous movie star when she wears these fuzzy mule slippers. An adjustable hook and loop closure helps keep the slipper securely on your feet. Plus, below the soft inner sole of this slipper is Vionic's Motion Support pad, which molds to your feet to provide support. This slipper is especially good for women with high arches or plantar fasciitis. It looks great and is comfortable to wear!
If your loved one suffers from plantar fasciitis or simply stands on her feet all day, she'll be singing your praises each time she treats herself to a heated foot massage. Massaging the feet causes the whole body to relax so a 30 minute session with this foot massager is a great way to wind down before bed. The massager uses a kneading motion and air compression to relax your feet and eliminate the knots in tense muscles. Plus, there's a 30-minute timer so it won't be on all night even if you relax to the point you fall asleep!
Yes, this the third massaging tool I've included on this gift list. Hey, 2021 has been stressful and we all need some self-care! But if you are only going to be buying one massaging tool, can I recommend this eye mask? Don't worry, this machine doesn't massage your eyelids. Rather, it uses compression and vibration to soothe several acupressure points around and under your eyes while the heat helps your eyes relax. This mask is especially good for women who suffer from migraines. Using the bluetooth capability, you can play relaxing music while you rest. If your loved one has trouble decompressing from the day or going to sleep at night, this eye mask is an absolute must.
If the woman in your life likes candles, she'll love this rechargeable electronic candle lighter. Simply turn on the lighter, press the button and hold it to the candle wick. An arc of electricity easily lights the candle without any fuss. This works great in windy conditions, too, so it's perfect for a camping trip or other outdoor activity. This lighter with light over 60 times on one charge and then it can be easily recharged with the included USB charger.
The benefits of a gratitude practice include lower stress levels and increased happiness. This journal is the perfect guide to beginning a gratitude practice. This 90-day journal includes daily pages with an inspirational quote, a question to think about it, and space for writing down what you're grateful for that day. There are also weekly pages which prompt you to review what you learned, what you accomplished, what went well and what could have been improved for the week. At the end of the 90-day journal, there is a space to wrap up and reflect on what you've learned. This is an excellent gift for the woman who's always been meaning to start a gratitude practice, but somehow never follows through consistently (and isn't that all of us?)
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