Gift Guide for Perimenopausal and Menopausal Women
Getting a woman in menopause a thoughtful gift requires a bit of research. For some women, this transition goes smoothly. At the same time, others may have to deal with an array of unpleasant symptoms. Such symptoms are hot flashes, weight gain, and insomnia. You definitely want your Christmas gift to be special and well thought out. But what exactly would be a good present for someone going through perimenopause or menopause? Check out our gift guide here.
Skin Health – Holiday Gift Guide
A woman’s skin during midlife goes through many unpleasant changes like the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, loss of elasticity, thinning, and acne. It needs a lot of hydration and special care compared to younger skin. When choosing skin products for a woman in menopause, avoid harsh ingredients, chemicals, fragrances, and dyes which could irritate the skin. Buy creams and moisturizers made specifically for aging skin with ingredients like collagen, niacinamide, antioxidants, and others.
Check out our guide to the best skincare in menopause.
Night Sweats – Holiday Gift Guide
Night sweats are troublesome, so a good gift that would help find relief will be much appreciated. Find out the best gifts for night sweats.
Cooling Pajamas and Sheets
For women who wake up several times at night, gifts that would help relieve their night sweats are great ideas. If you are looking for a thoughtful gift, this is it. A bamboo pajama set or a set of moisture wicking bed sheets would keep her cool throughout the night and help with night sweats and hot flashes. There are also special bed sheets that offer cooling comfort also allowing for better flow of air. As a result, moisture wicking sheets and pajamas are great menopause gift ideas.
Hot Flash Pillow
A special pillow for hot flash relief is a very helpful accessory. It relieves migraines, night sweats, and hot flashes. It also offers a cooling effect and can even be applied to injuries as an ice pack. When you apply the pillow to the skin, it does not cause condensation or cold burns. As a result, it helps you cool down without side effects.
Hot Flashes – Holiday Gift Guide
Hot flashes are a very common symptom in menopausal women, so a gift that could help provide relief is a perfect choice. There are many items to choose from, so let’s look at some of them.
A Cooling Scarf
Cooling scarves would help relieve hot flashes naturally and quickly. Typically, these are scarves which have a small pocket where you could insert a cooling pack. The cooling pack would absorb moisture, so instead of making the woman feel hot, it would help her cool down. A scarf is also a stylish gift which every woman would appreciate.
A Desk Fan
If you are choosing a gift for someone who is working at an office or in front of a computer, a desk fan would be perfect for them. A desk fan can help cool down and provide relief from hot flashes. Your friend or a loved one would be happy with such a present, because it will help her feel more comfortable and more confident at work and/or at home.
A Refreshing Spray
Perhaps a desk fan is the best choice for help with hot flashes, but it is not something you could carry around at all times. Another option for relieving hot flashes is a small sized refreshing spray that a woman can carry in her purse all the time and use when she feels hot. A spray would give a quick refresh and can also have a nice scent for a more pleasant experience.
Overall Wellness – Holiday Gift Guide
Menopausal transition brings with it a lot of stress, so plenty of rest to relax and recharge is necessary for overall wellness. These gifts would be perfect for any woman, but especially for women in menopause.
Many women find that their symptoms worsen when they are stressed or under the weather. Because of that, a voucher or a gift certificate for a spa or relaxation session is a great choice for overall wellness. You can check out what spa procedures your friend might need, for instance, whether they are looking for anxiety, insomnia, or pain relief.
Your close friend or a loved one going through menopause needs a well deserved vacation. Menopause disrupts a woman’s peace, so a good rest at a warm beach or in a quiet cabin in the mountains will help get it back.
Healthy Eating Gift Guide
During the holidays, our nutrition becomes harder to manage – eating a lot of sweets, fats, and other unhealthy foods. But it is very important to take good care of your eating habits to get all the vitamins and nutrients for good health. So, how about promoting good nutrition during holidays by arranging a fruit basket, getting a gift certificate at a local market, or signing up for cooking classes.
Women in menopause suffer from such conditions as skin aging, loss of bone mass, and loss of muscle. Because of these issues, exercising is very important. Having healthy muscles is good for strength, balance, posture, and even metabolism. Help your friend or a loved one keep in shape with some stylish workout clothes or useful gear like resistance bands or a yoga mat.
Menopause the Musical
Have you ever heard about “Menopause the Musical?” This fun parody is about four women in menopause going through hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, and other symptoms. This musical has been entertaining women all around the world since 2001 and is a good chance for all women to have fun and become less anxious about their symptoms.