*Please note that all these products were gifted to me for the purpose of sharing in my Christmas Gift Guide for Women Over 40. This post also contains affiliate links which, if clicked on and a purchase made, will provide me with a small commission – which goes towards supporting my family. Thank you*
I turned 50 this year and, as a result, my needs have changed. I would much rather wear flat and comfy shoes over heels, I would prefer to drink decent filtered water over tap and I would like to sleep in luxury and comfort over anything else! With all this in mind, I have put together a Christmas Gift Guide for Women Over 40 and who may feel very similar to me.
El Camino Bracelets
For Mother’s Day this year, I received an El Camino bracelet. I have worn it ever since and I love it! It is a gift which keeps on giving as, once you have the bracelet or necklace element, you can continue adding what the company call ‘steps’ to it.
Steps provide the wearer with a representation of the path you have travelled around the world, whether it be local, national or even further afield. These are then added to the bracelet or necklace – a bit like a charm.
I have steps which include home and the region of Africa (where I would like to go on safari one day) and have just received one for Spain which was where we had our IVF treatment and The Giants Causeway where we made a wish to have our son.
Fifth Origins Cape
This brilliantly versatile cape can be worn an incredible 15 ways! Choose from long and flowing, short and simple, tucked-in and cosy or as a full poncho cover-up. It looks stylish enough for an evening out or to wear to work or you could consider relaxing at home and snuggling up in it.
As well as the fact that it is a one size fits all, it is made by 15 rural artisans using locally sourced organic Himalayan wool. It is then designed in a studio in Amsterdam, meaning it’s a fusion of ethical fashion and artisanal heritage contributing sensibly and sustainably.
There are plenty of designs to choose from too!
Colour Me Beautiful Palette
Colour Me Beautiful offer a full colour analysis, image advice and personal styling service for both women and men.
There are video guides and the ability to find a local consultant, plus they also have an online shop where you can purchase refillable colour palettes for make-up, including these gorgeous festive Christmas sets designed to compliment your natural colouring.
A great way to help you feel better about yourself.
I decided this year that life is now too short for poor wine. So, I have decided to try Novantaceppi Primitivo Indicazione Geografica Protetta (IGT) Puglia this Christmas as it is one of the most popular wine brands in Europe.
They offer a full-bodied Primitivo which would pair brilliantly with red meat. Alternatively, for lighter nibbles and fish dishes, their crisp citrus Pinot Grigio Friuli and elegant Primitivo Rosé would be perfect.
Echor Pillow Mist
I am a huge Pillow Mist fan. I have found that it really helps enable me to sleep better and calmer – particularly important for me at my time of life!
This longer lasting spray from Echor is a 100% pure essential oil blend with Lavender, Geranium, Eucalyptus and Sweet Orange. It is cruelty free & vegan and comes in a re-usable glass bottle.
Reed diffusers have become my favourite way to bring a lovely smell into the house over the years. I have also got the beautiful fragrance from Arran ‘After the Rain’ so, to see that they have combined them together is great news!
They have plenty more scents to choose from including Bergamot and Geranium and Jasmine & Philadelphus.
This is Silk Range
‘SILK SNOOD’ FACE MASK – SOFT BLUE
This is Silk have combined the need for warmth and comfort together with convenience and come up with a fantastic face covering, using the incredible natural properties of silk.
SILK CLEANSING CLOTHS (undyed)
Presented in a pack of three, these 100% Silk Face Cloths are the texture of the muslin cloths but have not only the added benefits of Silk amino acids but the weave means they exfoliate gently too.
HALF SILK TIE PILLOWCASE
This is Silk have produced an award winning silk pillowcase which helps to soften skin and smooth hair as well as reducing fine lines sleep creases on your face. Not only that, but they are machine washable too!
ZeroWater Filter Jug
As well as life being too short for bad wine, it is also too short for poor quality water!
Zerowater removes as much as 99.6% of all toxins, solids, and contaminants, such as lead, chlorine, mercury, aluminium, and plastic particle. It is so good it makes tap water the closest thing to pure H20.
Would you like to see a list of what nasties it removes from our water?
House of Ginger Zero Waste Soap
Natural really is where it is at these days. Alongside sustainable, I believe that brands who promote this really do need to be recognised
Using purifying clays, flowers, milk, honey, essential oils, and natural pigments, the House of Ginger have strong consideration for their customers. Their soaps have many benefits including gentle cleansing, exfoliation, and smells to encourage aromatherapy.
Their products include a detoxifying charcoal soap and a soothing hibiscus & calamine soap.
FYX Collagen Drink
Have I said that life is too short for poor water?! Well, these can be added to my list of great ideas!
FYX is a new ready to drink collagen infused spring water and available in two great flavours; one designed as a beauty boost, and the other specifically for your body.
Each 400ml bottle contains 2500mg of premium Naticol® marine collagen which is known to help repair damaged ligaments, joints and muscles with its powerful proteins, as well as enhancing your skin, nails and hair.
Trinny of London BFF Eye Serum
I cannot tell you how much I love the Trinny range of make-up since discovering it this year. This BFF eye serum has to be one of my favourites.
They have mixed an eye serum with a concealer to create a powerful, clever coverage in 12 stretchable shades: once applied, BFF Eye looks like skin. Brilliant idea for older women seeking the perfect concealer!
PLUS, if you go over to the Trinny website and purchase over £30 worth of items using the link below then you will receive a FREE Lip Treat worth £20 with your first purchase.