We asked women in our community what they’d like as a gift. Here’s what they told us. We’ve added a few of our gift ideas too! And of course our editor Rachel’s new book, Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause and Beyond is the perfect gift idea for women over 40!

Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause and Beyond

In this life-changing book, Rachel unpicks the accepted status quo and negative stereotypes associated with women’s midlife and aging. She offers us a radical research-based rebranding of midlife and menopause, highlighting the possibilities inherent in this transformational time in a woman’s life.

Zimasilk 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

These are supposed to be good for your skin, if you’re a side sleeper. It’s just really cool and nice on the face. They’re also supposed to be good for curly hair! A little bit of luxury!

Jasmine Silk 100% Pure Silk Filled Eye Mask

Perfect for those who like complete darkness when they sleep. This soft silk version is adjustable too. The perfect stocking filler.


The perfect eco gift to bring back the bees. We just love this idea and will be buying them!

Avalon Lavender Hand & Body Lotion

This hand and body lotion is a good price and doesn’t dry out the skin like so many less ‘natural’ ones do. A lovely luxurious gift.

The Aromatherapy Shop Organic Unrefined Shea Butter

If you want to create your own festive gifts, make your own whipped shea butter! Just a little bit of this goes a very long way. You can make your own whipped shea butter using an electric hand mixer and a few drops of lavender oil.  It’s the very best we reckon for dry skin!

GYMNIC “Sit’n Gym Perla 55” Ball

How about a fitness gift? Sitting is the new smoking huh! This is good for posture and balance too if they are mindful about both! And of course, exercise!

Lotuscrafts Zafu Meditation Cushion Crescent Siddha

Would you like to bring a little zen into the life of someone you care about? We reckon just having one of these around encourages more mindfulness!

WiFi Digital Photo Frame

This digital photo frame enables you to display photos from your family and friends anywhere and anytime in the world.

Etpark Portable Laptop Desk

This is a great cheap alternative to a standing desk and it’s easily moveable and adjustable. You can of course always put your laptop on a box but this gives you more height flexibility. A thoughtful gift!

Organic Epsom Salt

Double whammy! Magnesium for restless legs and a lovely bath soak – not so pretty but why not buy in bulk? The best and easiest way to absorb these powerful minerals is through the skin, making an Epsom Salt bath a truly therapeutic experience.

Dry Robe

Does your gift receiver have a secret cold water swimming fantasy? Isn’t that what all midlife women crave?! Give them a dry robe! This one’s more economical than the top of the range ones and is a lovely color!

Beginner Art Set 

This beginner’s art set contains everything an artist’s heart desires. Thanks to the carrying handle on the suitcase, you can easily transport your art studio and bring it everywhere you need it.

Nikura 16 x 10ml Essential Oils

This is a lovely set to give you lots of possibilities for blends for any occasion. A much healthier way to enjoy scent at home than air freshener or scented candles which can be loaded with chemicals.

Asakuki 300ml Essential Oil Diffuser

The best way to get the benefit of those lovely essential oils – a small desktop diffuser. This one is a multicolored lamp too if you so desire! Complete with timer.

Echo Show 8 

I long resisted Amazon Echo devices. I’m not keen on this technology! But when my elderly mum isn’t well and still living alone, this device has proved a God send. If this device is set up to be on your account but you leave it somewhere else, you can ‘drop in’ on camera and say hi to your loved one without anything else required. Brilliant for easily keeping in touch on camera for those who struggle even with Facetime on a smart device. 

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Last Updated on January 12, 2024 by Editorial Staff

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