The Ultimate Gift List for the 40-Something Woman


Turning 40 means a lot more than just saying you’ve hit the big 4-0. It’s a time to really focus on yourself and indulge in what you need. Stuck on what to get your girl friends hitting this milestone decade? We’ve got the ultimate shopping list right here.

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Fabletics leggings ($85)

For the workout obsessed friend that always has to look good both in and out of the gym, consider these leggings from Fabletics, made from breathable fabrics, so she can look amazing as she sweats her way to skinny.

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Rituals Magic Touch Cream ($29)

Super rich and ultra velvety, this whipped cream not only smells good and feels good, it’s also loaded with good-for-your-body ingredients like vitamin E and antioxidants to work double duty. 

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Kimberly Parry Organics The Perfect Bath Set ($84)

We all have those days where a much needed stress relieving bath is in order. This DIY kit contains all the essentials to create a calming bath or a soak. 

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Cargo Cosmetics Limited Edition Gel Lip Colors ($25)

For the friend that loves to change up her lipstick as much as she changes her hair, you can’t go wrong with these gel textured lip colors. The four shades are perfect for the winter months and they feature a bevy of antioxidants for an anti-aging benefit, too.

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Jean Patou Joy Limited Collector’s Edition ($350)

To celebrate their 100th year anniversary, fragrance house Jean Patou released their iconic fragrance is a sexy black bottle. Each one features a red stopper and if filled by hand before it is sealed and wrapped with a gold thread. 

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Balmain Paris Hair Couture Nail Couture Gift Set ($110)

For the fashionable friend that obsesses over Oliver Roustig’s one-of-a-kind creations, this may be the next best thing. The trio of fun nail colors, which comes in a pretty display box, don’t steak and deliver mega-watt gloss and shine.

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3.1 Philip Lim 31 Minute Cosmetic Zip Bag ($350)

No beauty maven can be caught without a must-have cosmetic bag to stash her most prized possessions in. We like this super chic one, which double as a nighttime clutch, too. 

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ARTISANSkin Clay Blender Kit ($52)

Buying skin care for a friend can be tricky. But, when you give a gift that’s totally customizable, like this one, it takes all the guesswork out of the equation. With four bases and four blend-in ingredients to choose from, you can create endless different formulas to tackle every type of skin, face, body and hair concern possible. 

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The FullyRaw Diet book ($25)

With more than one million combined social media followers, celebrity vegan chef Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram knows a thing or two about eating clean. In her debut book, she shared more than 75 superfresh smoothies, juices, salads, dishes and desserts plus exercise plans, menu ideas and encouraging tips to get on the track to healthy.

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