- A LARGE reusable water bottle. Hot flashes may come
fast and furious. Those of us in this phase of life get thirsty! A pretty, easy-to-clean water
bottle is a practical, thoughtful gift that doesn't scream, “Hey,
Honey! I see you're going through The Change.” Everyone drinks
water these days and this gift is just plain thoughtful. I
These re-usable water bottles are pretty & practical!
- Green Tea With Gingko & Ginseng. This phase of
life can make a woman a bit forgetful. Various studies have
indicated that green tea is one of the healthiest beverages you can
drink and Salada's Brain Boost tea contains ginkgo (which is
supposed to be good for memory) and ginseng (which allegedly boosts
energy). I buy it at my local grocery store but Amazon also sells a
- Fitness Equipment. Exercise is great for all
aspects of health, so give her a piece of equipment she'll like.
Just be sure
to emphasize that you're giving her the equipment for the health
benefits since she's already at the perfect weight.
Honestly, I'm asking for WiiFit this holiday season because I'm tired of the few pieces of equipment I have. It will also be be good for the whole family.
- Something With A Lavender Fragrance. Whether it's a
cologne spray, oil, or moisturizer, lavender has been proven to have
a calming effect on the nervous system. Try getting her a small
bottle of moisturizer and if she likes it, buy her more – stat!
- A Small, Portable Fan. As I said, hot flashes can
come at any time. Having a small, hand-held fan at the ready is mighty nice. When giving it to the lady, explain that some environments, even in the
winter, can be warmer than others and you want her to be
comfortable, no matter where she is.
- Food. Unfortunately, the same foods one craves during
menopause (like caffeine, alcohol, and sugary and spicy foods) can
trigger hot flashes. You do not, however, want to get between a
female and her craving! Buy her an “emergency” basket of coffee
and/or chocolate that she can munch on at will.
- Clothes made from moisture wicking material. When
your temperature varies, having clothes that you can wear in layers
that also carry moisture away from your skin help. To learn more
about fabrics that wick moisture, visit www.wisegeek.com/what-is-wicking-material.htm.
You can find clothes with this material at stores like Dick's
Sporting Goods, Sports Authority, and even Sears.com which carries some
office-worthy pieces. For moisture wicking night gowns, visit www.onestopmenopauseshop.com/product-category/gifts-fro-menopausal-women.
- Tickets to Menopause The Musical. There's a reason this “celebration of women and the change” is a worldwide hit. Whether it's a professional or amateur production, buy her tickets and give her the option of going with friends or with you. Learn more at www.menopausethemusical.com.
There are also sites that list various “remedies” for menopause; one of them is www.wellbaskets.com/mehe.html. Amazon sells a similar basket at www.amazon.com/Deluxe-Menopause-Gift-Basket-Women/dp/B00147R2MM.
Again, if you're choosing a gift to address this phase of a woman's life, present while you let her know you're honestly trying to help. Be gentle and loving. Happy gifting!
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