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The Womaness 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Get ready to glow with gift picks straight from our Womaness community.

By: Womaness Editors     4-Minute Read

We asked a few members of our Womaness community—women we admire, women from our expert panel, and the women who lead our company—to tell us all about the gifts they're giving (and hoping to get!) this season. Here's a rundown of the best of their 2022 holiday picks.  


Gifts for glamorous women in midlife



Ayla Link Tube Hoops


“Female founder Marica Moran creates the most unique and beautifully crafted pieces.” – Lisa Cooper, @evolving.50


Charlotte Tilbury Lux Eye Shadow Palette


“Beauty products are most women’s guilty pleasure, but this season, be sure to have a buildable makeup palette that can go from the office to a festive party. This is my favorite.” – Shannon Mann, @oysterstopearls


Zimmermann Silk Wrap Mini Dress


“If there is a must-have fashion item to snag (regardless of the season), it is a little black dress. This item will be a workhorse over the holiday season. Dress it up or down for a work party to brunch.” – Shannon Mann, @oysterstopearls


Laura Geller Baked Balance-n-Glow Color Correcting Foundation


“Laura Geller Beauty’s mission is to normalize aging and encourage everyone to embrace it. This is one of my favorite products—it’s perfect for mature skin. The coverage is buildable and flawless.” – Tracy Harris, @tracyleeharris


Fountain of Glow by Womaness


“Self-care is so important.  Especially as wives and mothers, we always put others first. While it’s hard to choose my favorite Womaness product, I can’t live without Fountain of Glow vitamin c face serum and Active Glow supplements. Used in combination, they treat the body from the inside out to give the skin that dewy look that often diminishes during menopause.” – Shannon Mann, @oysterstopearls


Books for a book clubber in midlife



You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Starting at $8.45

“I'm giving this book to all my Bad Ass friends this season!” – Lisa Cooper, @evolving.50


How to Age Without Getting Old by Joyce Meyer

Starting at $9.99

“Game changer: How to Age Without Getting Old by Joyce Meyer (practical things you know you should be doing but you're not). She gives mindset tips, health tips, and soul tips.”  Diesta Goldsmith, @vision.up.wellness


It Starts with Us: A Novel by Colleen Hoover

Starting at $9.99

“My favorite pastime is curling up with a good book. This is usually how I de-stress and how I end every day. Selecting one book is difficult, but this was my latest enjoyable read.” – Shannon Mann, @oysterstopearls


Readers by CADDIS

Starting at $99.00

“If you were a fly on the wall during a Womaness team Zoom call, you’d notice Caddis readers on every other staffer! They’re a great gift for anyone who needs reading glasses (even if they’re not ready to admit it) and wants to look chic at the same time.” – Michelle Jacobs, Co-Founder


Menopocalypse by Amanda Thebe

Starting at $9.99

"Amanda Thebe’s Menopocalypse is like sitting down with a (hilarious!) friend to hear all about what’s happening with your body in peri/menopause. Every woman should read this (preferably before they hit peri so they know what to expect)." – Kim Schlag, Fitness Expert


Gifts for a foodie in midlife


CRUMBL cookies

Prices vary

“Once you try them, you'll never forget them. They ship to just about any place in the U.S.”  Diesta Goldsmith, @vision.up.wellness


Sweet Paris by Frank Adrian Barron

Starting at $14.99

“If she's a buttercream fan (or a lover of the City of Light), she'll love whipping up decadent treats from this cookbook by an American baker in Paris. Don't miss the Lemon Meringue Cake recipe!– Sally Mueller, Co-Founder


Good Grips Salad Chopper & Bowl by OXO


“We all know a salad tastes better when someone else makes it for us. If you, like me, usually have to fend for yourself, using the OXO salad chopper is the next best thing. It helps you quickly make the perfect chopped salad, evenly distributing the dressing and *bonus* you can sneak in so many more veggies when they’re diced small like this!” – Kim Schlag, Fitness Expert


Always Pan by Our Place


“The PERFECT gift for the cook. This was the most-sold item on my blog last year—a pan that will last for years to come.” – Lisa Cooper, @evolving.50


Pro II Air Fryer by COSORI


“A fantastic way to enjoy fried foods without the fat!”  Diesta Goldsmith, @vision.up.wellness


Gifts for the traveler in midlife



AGI Travel Packs

Starting at $89 for single subscriptions

“Who isn’t tempted to overindulge when you’re traveling? With these individual servings of AG1 stashed in my carry-on, I am at least assured that I’m getting the basic vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and phytonutrients my body needs while I’m away from my normal routine.” – Michelle Jacobs, Co-Founder


Knee-High Compression Socks by Comrad


“Compression socks are FINALLY cute. These are a pitch-perfect gift for any girlfriend (or yourself!) planning a holiday escape that includes a long-haul flight.” – Sally Mueller, Co-Founder


BA Packing Organizers & Travel Set by Bag-All


“There’s nothing better than being organized when you travel. Having these packing cubes help you keep all your essentials compartmentalized and easy to access on your journey.” – Shannon Mann, @oysterstopearls


Essential Holiday Set by Womaness


“I’m LOVING the Essential Holiday Set, which includes all of my Womaness favorites and would make the perfect gift.” – Tracy Harris, @tracyleeharris




“This genius tote cover is a must-have—the perfect gift for the traveler. Created by female founder to secure your tote to your rolling suitcase, it’s a game changer for travel!” – Lisa Cooper, @evolving.50


Home gifts for women in midlife



Washable Silk Separates Kit by Lunya


“What’s more luxurious than washable silk? These dreamy pieces are guaranteed to keep her cool and comfy all night long.” – Sally Mueller, Co-Founder


CozyChic® Checkered Blanket by Barefoot Dreams


“I knew the creator of Barefoot Dreams, who passed away from cancer, so this blanket holds a special place for me. It’s my favorite go-to gift pretty much every year!” – Kym Douglas, Beauty Expert & Chief Menopositivity Officer


The Five Minute Journal by Intelligent Change


“This is the perfect journal to start journaling with. It’s super easy, the prompts make you think, and I love the positive messages throughout the journal. I actually received my first one as a gift and loved it.” – Tracy Harris, @tracyleeharris


Overnight Magic by Womaness


“If I had to choose only one Womaness product to gift, I’d go for the extra luxurious Overnight Magic night cream.”  Diesta Goldsmith, @vision.up.wellness


Percale Venice Set by Parachute

Starting at $279.00

“Upgrade her bedding—and soothe any night sweats with cool, crisp percale fabric—by gifting her this gorgeous, high-quality sheet set from Parachute. (Pro tip: DEFINITELY snag one for yourself, too!)” – Michelle Jacobs, Co-Founder


Stocking Stuffers for midlife



Sleepbuds II by Bose


“Here’s how high-tech can help her get some shuteye. These comfy sleepbuds play relaxing sounds and are clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster. Pair these with our Let Me Sleep supplements…and give her the happiest holiday she’s had in years.” – Sally Mueller, Co-Founder


Gold Vibes Vibrator by Womaness


“I love giving this as a gift (ha!). At first, you’ll get an embarrassed giggle. Then you’ll get a giant THANK YOU via text!” – Michelle Jacobs, Co-Founder


The Works Travel-Size by Womaness

$9.99 for one; $26.97 for a three-pack

“Can you say ‘perfect stocking stuffer’? We shrunk our bestselling body cream down to a TSA-approved size, just in time for holiday travel. Throw it in your carry-on to keep testy skin hydrated on cold, dry winter flights” – Sally Mueller, Co-Founder


The HOPE Candle by Family Tree Candle Company


“I developed the HOPE candle with Family Tree Candle Company to bring a touch of hope and light into your space. A portion of the proceeds from this candle will go to St. John's Hospital for those in need. My hope is that this candle will light up your life and give you a little spark when you need it.” Kym Douglas, Beauty Expert & Chief Menopositivity Officer


Flower Lip Balm by Winky Lux


“This lip balm turns the perfect shade of pink for you based on your body’s pH level. And it’s gorgeous to boot with a teeny real chrysanthemum inside!” – Kim Schlag, Fitness Expert


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