We know how you do your holiday shopping—because it’s the way we do it too. You make your list and when you go to do the actual purchasing—either in the stores or online—you can’t help but see great things you’d like as well.
This means you often end up buying one gift for someone on your list and one for yourself, then repeat: one for the list and one for you. It makes shopping that much more fun and ensures that you will actually get gifts you really want.
In this spirit, we’ve created a gift guide that includes ideas just for you.
Gifts for Women Over 50: My Besties-and-Me List
Who goes anywhere without her phone these days? But who wants to always keep track of it? Bandolier makes simplifying easy and stylish. Their collection of crossbody phone holders with replaceable straps and pouches for credit cards and cash means your bestie can be out and about hands free. There’s a slew of strap styles—chains, leather studded, stripes, camo—for lots of fashion statements. Note to Bandolier: Add a lipstick holder and purses could become obsolete.
For many women, menopause is the Grinch that stole their good skin. But Pause Well-Aging skincare is laser-focused on the spirit of giving: as in giving your skin a carefully researched fusion of vitamins, antioxidants, and peptides to help fuel collagen production and alleviate the key skin changes that come with the three stages of menopause and the reduction of estrogen. The products, as opposed to any Grinch we’ve known, are toxin- and cruelty-free.
Yes we see a lot of green (partnered with red) this season, but not so much of the other type of green–beyond poinsettias and Christmas trees. Now it’s a snap to grow basil (or other herbs) year round with this clever self-watering indoor garden from Click & Grow. The planter base holds enough water for a whole month, the soil mix comes from NASA, and the LED lights ensure the plants get the rays they need, even if you’re suffering from SAD. It’s practically black-thumb resistant.
If healthier looking skin is on your wish list, you’ll be happy to hear about this new fractional radio frequency micro-needling device that decreases fine lines, scarring and discoloring from too much sun, but decreases the pain and downtime of traditional micro-needling. After a quick treatment (20-minutes or so), you can get back to your routine (finishing your shopping maybe?), with little or no recovery time.
Forget the egg-nog (dear God, the calories!); give her a (non-alcoholic) bourbon fix that is just as festive and warming. This specialty coffee by Don Pablo is soaked in fine Kentucky Bourbon, then roasted so only the bourbon flavor remains. It’s a lovely cuppa with intense, full-bodied notes of caramel, honey, and butterscotch. Yum.
Give yourself the gift of great hair this holiday season. Better Not Younger is the first haircare line specifically designed for women 45+. From dryness and damage to thinning and grays, BNY products will leave your hair soft, shiny, and party ready. 30% off + free shipping with code YAY30 through Dec 2nd. Now that’s something to celebrate!
Anyone who has followed fashion knows the work of Bill Cunningham, who took street photography to its chicest heights. For five decades he captured the stylish set—both famous and not—in New York, and identified trends before designers and editors knew what hit them. Cunningham died in 2016, and this luscious book brings together favorite shots from his New York Times column and never-before-published work. A true treasure trove.
Maybe you’ve said something like this during the holidays: “I don’t know why I’m eating this candy. I should apply it directly to my hips.” Well, now the reversal is possible: the easy, safe removal of stubborn flab that accumulates in the midsection. Thank truSculpt iD, a non-invasive technology that targets fat cells and therapeutically heats them, until they pass through the body naturally—with no recovery time. See results in 12 weeks
It’s the season for warm fuzzies—in the heart, for sure. But also on the head, for anyone cheeky enough to wear this double pom-pom knit beanie. Why go with just one ho-hum pom-pom, when two will make her look like a Christmas teddy bear. (What? You’ve never heard of a Christmas teddy bear?) Aging boldly has never looked so adorable.
If you’re like us, you love advent calendars—the joy of uncovering little surprises every day. And if you’re like us, you love trying out new beauty products. Then like us, you will fall completely in love with this imaginative calendar that offers 24 samples of lip balms, moisturizers, bath products and other delights. Order fast because advent starts this Sunday Dec. 1st.
If she’s trying to stick to a budget or her Keto diet, be a pal and give her something practical that will keep her from the Dunkin Donuts on her lunch break. This container by Bentgo is smartly designed—with separate spaces for all the goodies to make a salad exceptional and truly fresh. Is there anything less appetizing than a salad that’s gone all droopy from hours sitting in the dressing? Yeah, we thought so.
Friendship is so important at our age that researchers have determined not having a good social network is as dangerous to your health as smoking. No really! So not only are we launching a membership to bring you into a tighter circle of like-mined women, we’re are also helping you support your pals. Add a friend as a NextTribe member for $1. Something special for yourself and your bestie in one fell swoop.
One for Her: Bandolier Crossbody Phone Case
One for You: Pause Well-Aging; Well-Aging Collection
One for Her: Self-Watering Indoor Garden
One for You: Cutera Secret RF
One for Her: Bourbon Infused Specialty Coffee by Don Pablo
One for You: Better Not Younger Hair Products
One for Her: Bill Cunningham: On the Street
One for You: truSculpt iD
One for Her: Double Pom-Pom Knit Hat
One for You: 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
One for Her: Salad Lunch Container
One for Both of You: NextTribe 2-for-1 Membership
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