While conversations around women’s health topics like fertility and female pleasure are becoming more open, menopause still feels like a secret here in the U.S. But the secret is out—the National Institute on Aging reports that more than 1 million women in the U.S. experience menopause each year. That’s more than 1 million people suffering from hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, changes to their skin and hair, and more. These women are becoming more vocal in their desire to address these issues, and a number of companies are answering the call with innovative and effective offerings. So, if there’s a woman in your life comfortable enough with you to talk about her perimenopause or menopause journey, you might want to consider getting her a holiday gift that can bring her some much-desired relief.
Ready for Anything Kit from Phenology ($60)
This versatile kit of at-the-ready solutions and daily self-care treatments was carefully curated to alleviate even the most bothersome menopause symptoms while simultaneously improving the health of both body and mind. The Ready for Anything Kit comes with one Cooling Mist Soothing Spray and one Fresh Start Cooling Roller for relief from hot flashes and night sweats while providing long-lasting hydration to the skin. The Uplift Lavender Aromatherapy Oil offers a calming, aromatic way to destress and calm occasional anxiety. As an added bonus, the kit comes with two free samples of Great Morning and Essential Evening 10-count gummies for multi-symptom relief and physical and emotional balance.
Seranol from Bonafide ($60)
Seranol oral supplements provide powerful, hormone-free relief from mood swings, irritability, and uneasiness due to hormonal fluctuations like PMS and menopause. Pollen harvested from plants grown in Sweden reduces emotional symptoms while nutrient-rich Royal Jelly made from queen bees tackles irritability and more.
NodPod Weighted Eye Mask from Le Wren ($34)
Imagine all the comfort and benefits of your favorite weighted blanket in an eye mask and you’ve got the NodPod Weighted Eye Mask. Say goodbye to insomnia, migraines, and headaches that are sometimes associated with menopause with this reversable, Velcro-free design that encourages sleep in any position. One side is made with soft, cooling jersey cotton, while the other features cozy microfleece. To avoid any additional triggers, it’s scent-free, and as an added bonus, it’s machine washable.
Clinical Phytoestrogen Elasticity Renewal Serum from Paula’s Choice ($48)
Made uniquely for estrogen-depleted skin, this potent face and neck serum improves the look of elasticity, crepey texture, and signs of aging that coincide with estrogen decline. Formulated with a unique blend of soy-derived equol, genistein, and daidzein, the serum features a combination of powerful ingredients to leave skin with a plumper, suppler feel.
The Essential Holiday Set from Womaness ($49)
A tightly edited collection of best-sellers from Womaness, this female-founded brand was created to help women in their 40s and 50s find modern solutions for menopause, The Essential Holiday Set is filled with TSA-approved sizes of perfect-for-travel goodies including the Let’s Neck neck and décolleté serum and The Works all-over body cream. A limited-edition portable branded folding fan and limited-edition travel bag are included in the set as well.
Menopause Care Kit from Bee Zengo ($48)
The Menopause Care Kit is handmade in the U.S. by a former chef who became familiar with natural ingredients and their benefits during her time in the kitchen. Formulated with pure, locally sourced ingredients, each kit contains one cooling spray for hot-flash relief, one chilling aromatherapy inhaler, and one essential-oil roller. Each item can be used at the onset of symptoms but can also be used preventatively to avoid headaches, night sweats, and more.
Facial Boost Gua Sha & Defiance Science Glowmaker Duo Serum + Mask Set from Caire Beauty ($128)
Help the woman in your life combat the signs of menopause in three easy steps with Caire Beauty’s Facial Boost Gua Sha & Defiance Science Glowmaker Duo Serum + Mask Set. The Serum Boost helps skin resist the signs of aging by enhancing collagen production. Caire Beauty’s three-sided rose quartz Facial Ritual Stone can be used with the serum to encourage firmer, smoother, and more radiant skin in as little as two minutes. Lastly, this self-care ritual involves and application of the Triple Lift Molecule Mask, which hydrates and smooths by deeply feeding skin nutrition through a unique tightening action, leaving skin hydrated, lifted, and smooth in 15 minutes.
Looking for more menopause content? Check out Menopausal Skincare: An Overdue Solution Whose Time Has Come, Women in the Workplace Face Significant Challenges Due to Menopause, and How Perimenopause Changed My Life and Inspired Me to Help Other Women.