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The Womaness 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Give her what she really wants with gift ideas for every price point selected by our staff.

By Womaness Editors     4-Minute Read

As an all-female staff of a brand by women, for women, we took it upon ourselves to create this year's gift guide for you (because who better?). Here's a deep dive on the gifts we're giving—and adding to our own wish lists—for the holidays of '23.


Beauty gift ideas for women over 40



Womaness Holiday Travel Gift Kit

$55.00 ($75 value)

“You can't go wrong with this ready-for-takeoff kit of Womaness top sellers. And our whole team is obsessed with the travel bag itself: it's chic and puffy...the 'Moncler' of cosmetic pouches!” – Amy Feezor, Head of Content


Pause Fascia Stimulating Tool


This cooling gua sha is a great gift and works even better if you keep it in the fridge. It helps depuff party eyes and is medical grade.” – Kara Sutton, Senior VP, Brand

Lakota Made So Fresh Shampoo & Body Bar


Lakota Made is an indigenous women-owned brand and I'm obsessed with their soaps. The So Fresh body bar in particular has eucalyptus, lemongrass, and lavender essential oils in it and smells great in the shower.– Emma Roy, Director of Operations & Supply Chain  


Iris&Romeo Weekend Skin SPF 50 + Vitamin C + Glow


Perfect for women in their 50s wanting luminous skin. One shade works for all skin tones!” – Michelle Jacobs, Co-Founder


Merit Bronze Balm


I’m addicted to using Merit’s facial balm (my favorite color is quince) to add some glow and color to my cheeks, chin, and forehead. Makes me feel radiant and ready for the day.” – Sally Mueller, Co-Founder



Fashion gifts for women over 50



lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag


I absolutely love lululemon Everywhere belt bags, and especially want one of these in fleece for the cold winter months in Minnesota. Great for dashing off to the farmer’s market.” – Sally Mueller, Co-Founder


Jenny Bird Tome Hoops


These look cool on everyone and are perfectly puffy and fashion-forward without feeling trendy.– Kara Sutton, Senior VP, Brand


Brochu Walker The Looker Layered V-Neck Dress


I have so many work events that anything Brochu Walker makes is my new go-to workwear.” – Michelle Jacobs, Co-Founder


Evereve Avery Cable Tank


Who doesn’t need a sleeveless sweater heading into the winter months. Great for layering under blazers or where on its own. Why not show off those biceps that you’ve worked so hard to tone?” – Sally Mueller, Co-Founder


Jenny Bird Faye Knockers


I get compliments every time I wear these and they are a more special gift to give, too!– Jamie Davoll, Head of Creative




Home decor gift ideas


Massimo Lunardon Flamingo Splash Tray


These beautiful objets d’art are the perfect gift to give. They are unique showpieces for anyone who loves to entertain.” Ann Gobel, Community Concierge

Joie: A Parisian's Guide to Celebrating the Good Life by Ajiri Aki


“I am forever giving our advice about my adopted hometown of Paris, and this is my latest tip: if you want to celebrate the French art of entertaining, decorating, and shopping for flea-market finds, grab Ajiri Aki's beautiful book for everyone on your list.” Amy Feezor, Head of Content


Frette Kent Throw


Simply elegant, always a lovely holiday gift. Such a warm and cozy gift to receive.” Ann Gobel, Community Concierge


Homecourt Cece Tray Set


Fancy dish soap that smells lovely will romanticize even the most mundane of tasks. I like gifting this tray set by Courtney Cox's line.” – Kara Sutton, Senior VP, Brand


Trudon Candles

Starting at $55.00

Elegant, beautifully fragrant candles that are manufactured at the Trudon workshop in Normandy, France. A perfect gift during the holiday season.” Ann Gobel, Community Concierge


Hostess gifts for women 40+



Womaness Gold Vibes


This is my go-to hostess gift for my girlfriends during the holidays. It always makes them smile and I get credit for bringing the good vibes to every party (pun intended).” – Kara Sutton, Senior VP, Brand

Anecdote Santal Candle


I love to support local businesses when I can and am obsessed with the scent of this candle from this Chicago home store. The Fir Balsam is also amazing.” – Jamie Davoll, Head of Creative

Geometry Tea Towels


“These tea towels come in a thousand different patterns to fit the personality of anyone on your gift list and I'm telling you: they actually dry your dishes.” – Emma Roy, Director of Operations & Supply Chain

Brightland Olive Oil


Getting great olive oil is always appreciated. This duo set is beautiful and delicious.” – Kara Sutton, Senior VP, Brand

Papier Hardcover Notebook (with their initials!)


There is something so great about starting the new year with a luxe notebook, especially one that is chic and has your name on it. I love gifting this one to friends.” – Kara Sutton, Senior VP, Brand




Stocking stuffers for women over 50



MochiThings Sticky Notes


My office supplies obsession has me ordering something almost every month from MochiThings. My latest favorites are all their cool sticky notes. These make perfect stocking stuffers.” – Emma Roy, Director of Operations & Supply Chain

Anker Nano Portable Charger


“There's not a soul on my gift list that wouldn't appreciate this portable charger for their phone. (And honestly, I really appreciate the price.) No brainer!” – Amy Feezor, Head of Content 


Womaness Overnight Magic


My absolute go-to product is Overnight Magic. While it is a night cream, I use it morning, noon, and night. It is light enough and it brightens my skin beautifully.” Ann Gobel, Community Concierge


Womaness Let's Neck


I love this cold rolling neck serum it makes the best gift. I always include a cheeky reference in my card to make my girlfriends laugh: Let's neck under the mistletoe... ” – Kara Sutton, Senior VP, Brand

Buxom Power-full Plump Lip Balm


This balm creates a custom shade by reacting with the pH level of your lips for a not overly-done but polished look. A great stocking stuffer!” – Jamie Davoll, Head of Creative



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