10 Holiday Gifts Perfect for Women in Their 50s
By Carolyn Hsu |
Finding the right gift for a woman in her 50s can be tough. Forget about the latest Kylie lip kit or whatever's trending this moment on social media--and instead reach for a unique gift that combines quality, practically and luxury. Take your pick below.
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Laura Mercier's Leading Ladies lipstick vault is sure to delight the most classic, elegant woman in your world. Created to celebrate the brand's 20 year anniversary, the collection features five universally flattering shades of nude, rose, coral, pink and red, all named after a few of Hollywood's most famous leading ladies. The hues come in 3 formulations: matte, cream and gloss and packaged in a keepsake lockbox that looks beautiful on any vanity.
The gift of relaxation is something you can never go wrong with, and this super convenient app means your lucky recipient doesn't even have to leave the house to enjoy a quality massage. Users can choose from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sport or even Pre-natal or a couple massage with a tap of a finger. Even better, for the ultimate in convenience, therapists can be booked in as little as an hour in advance.
For the health conscious woman, this new service allows her to customize her own nutrition packs to her specific needs and get them delivered right to home. Users start by answering an in-depth questionnaire which gets put through an algorithm that makes recommendations based on peer-reviewed scientific research and an advisory board featuring doctors and nutritionists.
For the woman whose home is her most precious domain, this scenting system is a must. Unlike candles or diffusers, Aera delivers consistent, even fragrance throughout the space and can be controlled remotely via an app. The collection currently features eight scent options and an online fragrance profile test to help her discover her perfect match.
A gift that's equal parts luxurious and utilitarian, this gorgeous blend of Sweet Almond, Jojoba, Neroli, Apricot and Rosemary oils helps to restore luminosity and health to all hair textures and colors. The limited-edition holiday packaging looks, and feels, especially beautiful.
For the woman who takes anti-aging seriously, this new innovation harnesses the technology from EndyMed's in-office 3DEEP radiofrequency technology and packages it into an easy-to-use, at-home tool. The tool delivers controlled energy into the deep layers of skin to stimulate the body's production of new collagen and elastin, leaving skin tighter, smoother and more lifted even after just one use.
Alaïa Eau de Parfum Blanche ($115)
Even if gifting an Alaia dress or bag is out of the budget (we don't blame you), you can still delight with the gift of the designer's newest fragrance. Featuring classic notes of while florals, powder, vanilla and musk, this perfume is as timeless and iconic. Bonus: the bottle features Alaia's signature punch-holes and is, in itself, a fashion statement.
A high-tech electric toothbrush in a cute color for under $50? You bet! Although this may not be the world's most glamorous gift, it sure is practical and sometimes that's even better. The sonic toothbrush delivers over 31,000 brush strokes per minute to remove up to 6x more plaque for a brighter and whiter smile.
If firing up the smart phone into selfie mode to touch up makeup throughout the day isn't the "mirror" of choice for the more mature lady in your life, this sparkly compact will get the job done. Featuring a double sided mirror (one standard and one double magnification) and a full glitter case, this product is both useful and delightful.