The holiday season is a time for comfort and joy. But for those of us in the throes of menopause, the usual holiday bustle can feel a bit more overwhelming than normal. If a friend or loved one is going through menopause, finding a thoughtful gift that acknowledges and supports this phase of life can be the perfect way to show you care.
We’ve put together a carefully curated list of the menopause must-haves — from innovative cooling gadgets to pampering products. All of these gifts help ease some of the most challenging symptoms of menopause, giving relief or supporting wellness over the holidays and beyond.
For: Someone who’s feeling the heat of menopause
The Embr Wave is an innovative wearable device designed to provide instant relief from one of the most common and uncomfortable symptoms of menopause: hot flashes. This sleek bracelet uses advanced thermal technology to create cooling or warming sensations on the wrist, which can significantly help manage the sudden changes in body temperature associated with menopause. The ability to personalize temperature settings through a connected app offers a modern and tailored approach to comfort, making it a thoughtful gift for anyone going through menopause.
Hair, Skin + Nails Revitalization Basket
For: A person who wants to look their best in 2024
Price: Less than $100
Putting together a luxury pack of the best supplements and treatments for your hair, skin, and nails is the perfect gift for the holidays. Add to your basket:
Collagen is a special type of protein that accounts for as much as 30% of the body’s total protein. The Designs for Health Whole Body Collagen supplement is specially formulated to support collagen production, bone strength, joint health and integrity, skin elasticity, and more — areas often impacted by menopause.
Your friend might already use retinol — but does she have a peptide serum? Peptides stimulate cells through receptors to produce protein. They can increase the production of collagen, elastin, and other proteins. They also boost the effects of other anti-aging or hydrating products that are already in your daily routine.
The Sunday’s brand is committed to nail care that’s specially formulated to be 10-free, non-toxic, cruelty-free, and vegan. Their cuticle serum provides lightweight hydration, and the base coat is enriched with Vitamin E, Argan Oil, and amino acid to strengthen brittle nails.
This daily hair growth supplement is designed for women 45+ and targets the six key root causes of hair thinning triggered by menopause.
For: A loved one who shares everything with you
The Womaness Gold Vibes is a thoughtful gift for anyone experiencing changes in their sexual wellness or sex life because of menopause. Vibrators can increase blood flow to the genitals, which can help with issues like getting aroused or orgasm. This silicone bullet vibrator is discreet and rechargeable with seven vibration modes and a removable silicone sleeve. It’s the perfect gift to help someone recharge their sex life and take back the pleasure they deserve.
For: Someone who wants to be stronger at 50 than they were at 30
Pilates is a particularly beneficial form of exercise for people going through menopause. It can positively benefit bone density, enhance flexibility and core strength, relieve stress, and aid in better sleep. You can search for local, in-person classes to give as a gift, or you can also explore online pilates classes designed specifically to support the changes associated with menopause. Either way, you’re giving a gift that promotes self-care and personal well-being.
For: Someone who is interested in treating their menopause symptoms from within
Menopause can significantly alter your estrobolome, a key part of the gut microbiome involved in estrogen metabolism. These changes can impact hormonal balance and overall health. Our gut microbiome test provides a detailed analysis of the gut microbiome, offering insights into how it's adapting during menopause. Understanding these changes can guide dietary and lifestyle choices to support a healthier gut microbiome, potentially easing menopausal symptoms and promoting well-being.
For: A person who is recommitting to mindfulness
Price: $69.99/annual membership
Menopause can often bring mood fluctuations, anxiety, and stress, as well as challenges with sleep patterns. Headspace provides guided meditations, mindfulness exercises, and sleep stories that can help navigate these changes. By gifting a Headspace subscription, you're providing daily support, empowering the person you care about to take control of their mental well-being and improve their overall health.
For: Someone who likes a little luxury in their life
Price: Products and collections vary in price
Menopause directly impacts the look, feel, and health of your skin, and it’s one of the number one stressors of women going through this phase of life. Thinner, less elastic, drier, and more sensitive or prone to acne; these changes can impact a woman's quality of life and confidence. The Biopelle skincare set is specially made to pamper and renew skin that is changing due to menopause. It's packed with ingredients that deeply moisturize, promote collagen production, and improve how the skin looks and feels.
For: Women who want to feel better from the inside, out
Price: Starting at $460/week
Menopause often brings challenges like metabolism changes and dietary need adjustments. Sakara, with its focus on a whole-food, plant-rich diet, offers programs like The Signature Nutrition Program, The Metabolism Reset, and The Gut Health Reboot, designed to rejuvenate the body from within. These programs not only cater to the immediate needs brought on by menopause but also contribute to long-term health and longevity. By promoting a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, Sakara supports sustained wellness and helps in maintaining vitality, which is crucial for a healthy and fulfilling life post-menopause.
Fertility Analyzer: $199
Ovum Wands: $45
The date that we go through menopause is a total mystery. These innovative Mira Ovum Wands offer lab-accurate detection of FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) levels in urine to help assess fertility and predict menopause. While most people tracking their FSH levels are looking for information to try to get pregnant, it can also be used to find possible reasons for reproductive issues in women over the age of 35. With more information about their hormone levels, women can make better decisions about their health and get rid of some of the guesswork of menopause.
For: The connected techie who wants to live in better health
Price: From $299
Menopause can significantly impact sleep patterns, body temperature, and overall physical health. The Oura Ring, a sleek and discreet wearable device, tracks a range of vital health metrics, including sleep quality, heart rate variability, body temperature, and activity levels. The makers are also working on an advanced feature to identify and predict the onset of menopause symptoms!
For: The person who wants an extra oomph from their workout
Price: $118 - $190
We’re just beginning to explore the connection between our lymphatic system and menopause, but research indicates that proper lymphatic drainage may significantly improve a wide range of menopausal symptoms. The Elastique Athletics workout outfits are designed to support the lymphatic system's role in detoxification, fluid balance, hormonal regulation and promote circulation and relaxation.
Books On Menopause
For: Anyone who is or will go through menopause
Finding the right book about menopause can be comforting and even offer a little humor to help you navigate through this phase.
“The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health With Facts and Feminism,” by Dr. Jen Gunter
“What Fresh Hell Is This? Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You,” by Heather Corinna
“The Natural Menopause Method: A Nutritional Guide Through Perimenopause and Beyond,” by Karen Newby
“Estrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women’s Well-being and Lengthen Their Lives — Without Raising the Risk of Breast Cancer,” by Avrum Bluming, MD, and Carol Tavris, PhD
Gift certificate to FemGevity
For: Someone who wants personalized and expert care through perimenopause and beyond
Price: You name it!
A gift certificate to FemGevity is more than just a present; it's a transformative journey toward better health. We offer a range of services designed to support every stage of menopause, with dedicated experts guiding every step of the way. Our approach includes personalized consultations, advanced laboratory testing, and tailored treatment plans to alleviate disruptive menopause symptoms, restore your sense of self, and protect your longevity.
Give a menopause-friendly gift this year
Whether you choose to give a practical solution, an insightful book, or the support of innovative technology, every one of these gifts is a heartfelt way to show you care. It's about letting your friend or loved one know you see them and what they’re going through. So, this holiday season, let's celebrate the spirit of thoughtful giving by making it a little brighter for those navigating menopause.